Good morning county watchers! Kern Quirks is back on the job after a couple months off to hang out with a new face in our family.

A lot of things are new these days around the county of Kern as well.

We've got three new board members - causing the most change in the county's highest policy structure in decades.

And today's meeting is expected to be the new board's first tough meeting with a major wind energy project and the future relationship between the oil and agriculture industries on the plate.

But that's this afternoon at 2 p.m.

Today's morning meeting looks pretty tame with a lot of one-shot consent calendar items on the agenda.

I'm glad to be back! Keep watching.