The annual Benz Bad Bulls Rodeo is shaping up to be bigger, rougher and more exciting then ever. These cowboy bull riders will pit their skills and muscles against the muscles of a 2,000-pound bull whose only job in life is to throw off that cowboy trying for eight seconds to sit on his back…

The Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club will celebrate democracy at its annual picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Phillip Marx Central Park. Everyone is welcome; bring lawn chairs.

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Hunter Nikoley, a 2021 graduate at Mojave River Academy, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. This accomplishment represents six years of adventure, fun, work and dedication to the Boy Scout program for Hunter, a member of Tehachapi Troop 136.

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Grover Nicodemus Street worked as a traveling nurse for Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley for just six months — but because his service was during the second surge of the COVID-19 virus, the experience left a lasting mark on this caregiver.

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"Why on earth do we need more writers?” asks Brendan Constantine, a Los Angeles-based poet. Those attending the Writers of Kern monthly meeting scheduled for Saturday, June 19 will have the chance to find an answer to that question. Constantine will be the featured guest speaker, delivering …

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Tangleweed Farm was the setting for the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association's 58th season combined Kick Off and Sponsors Dinner. Guests arrived in boots and Stetsons, shorts and sandals, but all with one common denominator: the rodeo.

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The 2021 Take Your Best Shot photo contest is back and Tehachapi Valley Arts Association is challenging amateur photographers of all ages to submit their favorite photos from July 24 through Aug. 2 at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts for a chance to win the $100 Best of Show prize, or one of six $25 first …

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The Tehachapi Library is continuing to work toward getting back to normal. The library is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. And the Summer Reading Challenge has started up. But there’s still time to sign up. After signing up, participants are given a “craft bag.”

Laurie Rott took these photos of Desert Bird of Paradise flowers that are growing on a shrub in her yard. Also known as Yellow Bird of Paradise, these are drought tolerant shrubs that are native to South America.

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The Class of 1964 will host a reunion July 31, the Saturday night before the Old Timers Picnic.

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Its with pride the Friends of the Tehachapi Depot can now announce that construction on the Loop Viewing Platform is scheduled to start June 21, according to FOTD Vice President Keith Sackewitz.

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The thing about doing what you love is that you can share what you do with the world. That’s exactly what Suzi Mc Reynolds has done her whole life. Sometimes we’re not aware of how much we touch others just by living the life we love.

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The city has scaled down the 4th of July activities this year and the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra won't be able to give our usual concert in the stadium. However, we will livestream a new 4th of July concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27. It will be available on our Facebook page starting June …

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Have A Heart Humane Society presented a $1,000 scholarship on May 27 to Emma Barrett, a very deserving senior from Tehachapi High School.

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Scott Bugé began his high school career in 2017 after culminating from Jacobson Middle School. At the end of eighth grade, he applied to be accepted into the Tehachapi High School Engineering and Manufacturing Academy). He was accepted and was in the Academy for all four years of high school…

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The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby, and the Symphonic Chorus with director Angela Rodriguez, performed May 16 via livestream on the Tehachapi Symphony Facebook page. This and previous concerts from this year can be found and enjoyed through the website. …

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Ariana Nolan is a true Renaissance woman. From the very beginning, she has lived her life with honor and faith in her authenticity.

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AAUW Tehachapi Mountain Branch is proud to participate in the city’s display of United States flags. American Association of University Women promotes education, and this begins in the community so the branch often supports local projects.

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Taps Across America has become a new tradition. I think it's wonderful. Jim Coward and I bought kazoos and performed taps in front of the Beekay Theatre at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day.

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The American Legion Auxiliary Tehachapi Unit 221, along with Legion Post 221, The American Legion Riders, and the Sons of the Legion, will again host the Wall of Valor at the gazebo in Central Park on Independence Day.

Toshimi Kristof took this photo at her home in Bear Valley Springs of a Bobcat on its way to get a drink at one of the water sources that Toshimi and her husband, Les, keep available for wildlife.

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We’re back! The Tehachapi Community Theatre returns to live-audience theatrical presentations at the famed BeeKay Theater.

Manuel Avila took this photo in Golden Hills of cow elk in the vicinity of Meadows Road. American Elk, also known as Rocky Mountains Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsonii) have long been seen in Stallion Springs and Bear Valley Springs, but in recent years have been spotted in more westerly areas …

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Tehachapi Rotary Club held its annual Wine Pairing Dinner Saturday night on the patio of Jennifer’s Terrace. Despite cool weather and a persistent breeze, spirits were high and the approximately 80 guests enjoyed an evening of fine wines paired with an outstanding multicourse dinner menu.

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A Community Night will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday June 5, at the Slice of Life, 48771 W. Valley Blvd.