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Kern County officials release IDs on two killed southwest of Delano

Kern County Coroner's officials released the name of two people who died over the weekend near Lost Hills southwest of Delano. READ MORE HERE

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Delano's Rudolfo "Rudy" Rivera passed away, services on Friday

Rudolfo "Rudy" Rivera was born in Fabens, Texas on Feb. 28, 1931. He passed away on Sept. 19, 2011 in Visalia at the age of 80. READ MORE HERE

Delano JV Stallions keep the streak, drop Tulare Indians 28-6

The Delano Junior Varsity Stallions kept their 2011 winning streak alive, scoring their fifth consecutive victory, and more importantly 2-0 in Sequoia Youth League play. READ MORE HERE

Deputies arrest Delano man and woman, seize 15 pounds of pot

Kern County Sheriff's deputies from the Delano substation arrested two residents after finding more than 15 pounds of processed marijuana in their mobile home early Sunday morning. READ MORE HERE

Delano High beats Tulare Western Saturday after lightning storm

The game between East Yosemite League rivals Delano High and Tulare Western actually began Friday night.
But multiple lightning strikes, finally prompting game officials to postpone the game, just seconds after Delano's kicker, Eleasar Robles, connected on a 40-yard field goal with 8 minutes left in the first quarter. READ MORE HERE

UPDATED: Delano man killed in Saturday morning home-invasion robbery

Authorities have released additional information regarding the Delano man killed during a home-invasion robbery early Saturday morning including the victim's age and where his body was found. READ MORE HERE

2011 DelanoNow football players: Week #2 for CCHS, DHS and RFK is teaming with SPD Printing & Accurate Signs in Delano to present the 2011 Players of the Week series, which will last throughout the high school football regular season.
These are the players of the week from Sept. 16. READ MORE HERE

Cesar Chavez plays Granite Hills tight early, but lose 46-14

The Cesar Chavez High Titans played the Granite Hills Grizzlies tough for the first quarter in this East Yosemite League contest. READ MORE HERE

Christian Commentary By Brandon Evans for Sept. 24

The Teenagers Guide to Getting Respect
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
For you teenagers who don't think the adults in your life treat you with the respect that you deserve, this column is for you. READ MORE HERE

Delano's junior varsity defense stellar, beat Tulare Western 20-13

Delano High's junior varsity defense made key plays throughout their home opener on Friday night.
But the biggest hit came with just over a minute left in their game against the Tulare Western Mustangs, who had it fourth down and seven yards to go near midfield. READ MORE HERE

Gary Girard's Delano Ramblings for Sept. 15

Because I am helping to chaperone and chauffeur Delano High cheerleaders, I attend most of the athletic contests at Delano High. Thus, most coaches are relieved of the task of reporting about those events. READ MORE HERE

RFK volleyball Lady Thunderbirds do well in loss to Delano Lady Tigers

Robert F. Kennedy High's Lady Thunderbirds volleyball teams were competitive at all levels on Wednesday night against the Delano High Lady Tigers. READ MORE HERE

Delano man arrested in Richgrove farm theft early Friday morning

Tulare County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Delano man early Friday morning for stealing packing material from a Richgrove farm. READ MORE HERE

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Daures Stephens, deputy/business owner, runs for 1st District Supervisor


Contact: Anne Stephens, (760) 417-1559

Daures Stephens, who is a senior deputy sheriff and a private business operator, announced his official intent to run for Kern County 1st District Supervisor.
Stephens is the "hometown" candidate who was raised in Ridgecrest. Stephens believes a thriving private business sector equals a strong national defense. Stephens also believes there is a lot that can be done to make government more efficient and wants to work with job creators to enhance the private sector work force.
Stephens strongly believes that a county supervisor should also act as the "voice of the people" to enhance communication to higher levels of government.
After working for the Kern County Sheriff's Office for 25 years, Stephens understands that public safety is very important. Stephens will apply his knowledge in this area to enhance the lives of the citizens of Kern County.
Stephens moved to the Indian Wells Valley in 1973 at the age of 10. He attended Las Flores Grade School, Murray Jr. High School and graduated from Burroughs High School in 1981. He has been a resident of the 1st District for 34 years.
After graduating from Burroughs High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton. In 1986, Stephens was recognized as his unit's Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. He was honorably discharged in 1986, and during the same year, Stephens was hired by the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
During his 25-year career with the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Stephens has been assigned to both the Ridgecrest and Kernville Substations. While working at the Ridgecrest Substation, Stephens received the Deputy of the Year Award and was also recognized as Deputy of the Year by VFW Ship 4084. Stephens was also given the Award of Valor, by Sheriff Carl Sparks.
While assigned at the Kernville Substation, he was once again recognized as Deputy of the Year by the American Legion.
Daures is married to Lisa Lefebvre-Stephens, who was born and raised in Ridgecrest. Stephens assists his wife with their private business in Lake Isabella.
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