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Since Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, Tehachapi can look forward to a few more weeks of winter. The Salvation Army has teamed up with local businesses and will offer free coats of all sizes as well as blankets, socks and food in a huge giveaway.

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Tehachapi Rotary was happy to recognize 61 Jacobsen Middle School students with their SOAR award on Feb. 18. Student Outstanding Achievement Recognition was created in late 2019 to recognize those JMS students who had improved on their first quarter grade point average by at least .5 with no…

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It's that time of the year again when Girl Scouts everywhere hit the pavement selling their delicious cookies.

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March has been designated by American Association of University Women as Women's History Month.

Erika Hoenisch Elliott took these photos of Western Bluebirds at her house. She and her family put up a bluebird box that a pair of adult bluebirds used to raise a brood of babies.

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Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors is excited to announce a Restaurant BINGO contest called TASTE TEHACHAPI with more than $1,700 worth of gift cards to be won!

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Anthony Sanchez of Tehachapi graduated Jan. 28, 2021, as an Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuels Airman Recruit.

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Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Westchester in Bakersfield drove up the hill on a foggy Presidents Day, Feb. 15, to help deliver and install American flags to subscribers of the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi Stars and Stripes Display the Flag Project.

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The Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi welcomes Lucky’s Barber Shop to our growing family of subscribers to the Kiwanis Stars and Stripes Display the Flag Project.

Humans have been trying to predict and understand weather for a long, long time. Meteorologists using science have now gotten amazingly good at it. But there is still truth to a lot of the old weather lore, which oldtimers used in the Tehachapi Mountains long before the National Weather Serv…

Vikki Worrell took this photo in the city of Tehachapi of what appears to be an immature Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) perched on a fence.

Planted deep within each human heart is the desire to believe in something. Christians worship the god of the universe and seek to know and understand their relationship with him through the written word of the Bible. In ancient days when the children of Israel asked, “What is God’s name?” t…

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A primary goal of American Association of University Women is advancing gender equity through research, education and advocacy. The AAUW Board of Directors has adopted a strategic plan to accomplish this. At the February meeting of AAUW Tehachapi Mountain Branch, Dr. Connie Brehm explained s…

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If you are a writer, you may want to consider acquiring the services of a literary agent. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, these professionals can help you to get your writing into the hands of book publishers or theater and film producers. An agent can also provide invaluable assist…

Toshimi Kristof took this June photo in Bear Valley Springs of a Variable Checkerspot butterfly as it was nectar-feeding on California Buckwheat flowers.

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It was a little over two years ago that Keith Sackawitz of Friends of the Depot appeared before a Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting and presented the idea of building a viewing platform at the Loop Overlook on Woodford Tehachapi Road.

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Josh Pierce, manager of training and development at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, was the featured speaker at the Jan. 28 telephonic meeting of Tehachapi Rotary Club.

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Amanda Gordon was the lead-off speaker for the February meeting of Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club. She is the young poet laureate who spoke at President Biden’s inauguration. Amanda’s speech was actually a video of her reciting a poem called “Earthrise,” which stressed the need to conser…

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Tehachapi Valley Arts Association and Gallery ‘N’ Gifts hosted its 16th biannual Photo Contest. This contest is held every year in February and August with entries being accepted the last week of January and July.

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Technology touches every aspect of our lives today. From downloading music, playing games, and banking to communication and driving a vehicle, technology drives it all. As information technology continues its rapid change, businesses and organizations need professionals with the right skills…

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Scottish fiddle and cello duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas will perform in a live, online streaming concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. The event is being produced by the Mandolin Concert Livestreaming Platform with Tehachapi’s acoustic music venue Fiddlers Crossing acting as a local affi…

The late Heather Liebman took this July photo of two juvenile Turkey Vultures that she spotted near her home in Stallion Springs. Heather was a registered nurse, a talented wildlife photographer and an amazing person in general, and she is still missed by her loving family and many friends.

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The Bear Valley Springs herd wanders around the lower elevations in the winter and spring. It appears that someone is in season and that these boys are thinking about future rutting. On Saturday, it appears it's just mock battle. The herd overall is in two different bands, each about six or …

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Together Vincent and Ronnah Pazo with Eric and Katie Averett are honored to announce the engagement of their children, Emma Lee Pazo to Ethan Kendall Averett.

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Teams from the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi, Scouts BSA and the Kiwanis Club of Westchester will deliver American flags to subscribers in Tehachapi on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15, the first day of the 2021 Kiwanis Stars and Stripes Display the Flag Project.

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The Kern Community College District App for Campus Pass is one of many virus mitigation tools Cerro Coso Community College will use to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Toshimi Kristof took this photo in Bear Valley Springs of what appears to be a young male Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). These striking game birds are not native to the Tehachapi Mountains, of course — in fact, they are not even native to North America. Ring-necked Pheasants ori…

Tehachapi residents awoke on Monday morning to find the landscape transformed by snow. It wasn't a total surprise, though, since the storm had been forecast and in the windy night you could hear the small icy snow pellets tapping the windows like a thrown pinch of sand.

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The Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors is sponsoring an adult coat (new or gently used), blanket (new or gently used) and new sock drive for the local Salvation Army.

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Send your images of life in the community to editorial@tehachapinews.com with a caption and your name. They will appear in a photo gallery online, and we will do our best to publish them in print.

The third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrate the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others.

Cheryl Sigler took this photo of a bird that appears to be an immature male or female Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) perched on a sprinkler head. Cheryl took the photo during an autumn visit to her parents, Dan and Cynthia Baer, at their home in Bear Valley Springs.

Since the first ranchers and homesteaders arrived in the Tehachapi Mountains in the 1850s, the most common livestock raised here has been cattle. In addition there have been large bands of sheep coming through seasonally to graze, and of course the earliest settlers arrived on horseback or i…

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Perhaps one of the surefire ways to remain in business post-COVID-19 is your ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of state-mandated guidelines for restaurant operation.

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Have you ever watched a movie and wondered what happens to the set furnishings after the film production crew calls it a wrap? A new home furnishing business, DECO du JOUR, recently opened its doors in Tehachapi, bringing a piece of the Hollywood pie with it.