BAKERSFIELD - Officials are warning people to be careful if they are headed to the mountains this Memorial Day weekend .
Kern County Search and Rescue held a ceremony on Friday to change the number on the sign at the mouth of the Kern Canyon to represent the two lives lost last year on the river.
The sign now reads 269 lives lost since 1968.
Search and rescue says anyone going in the water should be wearing a lifevest.
Fire officials are also warning campers this weekend.
They say if your campground does not have a fire ring or other approved place to start a fire you have to use a camp stove with a knob that controls the flame. Charcoal grills are not allowed.
More homicide cases going unsolved
Across the nation one in three murderers will not be caught, according to statistics from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program .
Neighbor speaks of saving arson, rape victim
More details are being released about a woman who was raped and what possible motivation her attacker had in mind.
BPD:Woman nearly drowned, doused with accelerant
Detectives have released more information in the Friday rape and arson case.
Expect traffic on SR-178 near Morning Drive
Motorists should expect short delays while traveling on State Route 178 near Morning Drive, Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3.