‘There is a sea change ... I ask for your participation’

‘There is a sea change ... I ask for your participation’

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer Vice Adm. Mike Moran spoke at last week’s California Contracting-Acquisition-Procurement Industry Day Expo at the Kerr McGee Center to address the state of national security, China Lake’s role in the mission of defense and the ongoing recovery efforts . . . Read Full Story >>

Financial, legal concerns aired at GSP meeting

Financial, legal concerns aired at GSP meeting

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer When the draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan was presented to the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority committees last week, some said it raised more questions than it answered — specifically how the valley would pay for more than $200 . . . Read Full Story >>

Peters announces candidacy

Peters announces candidacy

Rebecca Neipp

At press time, Kern County Elections Division reported the one candidate has pulled papers for the seat of Kern County 1st District Supervisor. Phillip Peters, who held a launch party for his campaign in Bakersfield Tuesday evening, announced his intent to run at the Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

Thompson’s death prompts look at history

Thompson’s death prompts look at history

By PATRICIA FARRIS News Review Publisher Memorial services for Robert Hoskins Thompson will be held today, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Inyokern Methodist Church. He was last of the third generation of the pioneering family who founded Inyokern. His grandfather, Robert Richardson Thompson, and . . . Read Full Story >>

Medina encourages census participation

Louis Medina, director of community impact for the Kern Community Foundation, addressed the IWV Community Collaborative Wednesday to raise awareness among nonprofits and other civic partners about the importance of the 2020 census and to encourage everyone to be counted. Medina said that KCF is . . . Read Full Story >>

OBergfell to address RRWF

The Ridgecrest Republican Women, Federated, will host disaster preparedness expert Robert OBergfell at its Friday, Nov. 22, luncheon at noon in the Casey’s Steak and BBQ banquet room. “He has learned significant lessons to be shared with the general public, especially considering our local earthquake . . . Read Full Story >>

Locals witness crossing of the Messenger

Locals witness crossing of the Messenger

Rebecca Neipp

“Last chance to see Mercury’s transit for 30 years!” After this alert popped up on my phone, I did two things — looked for a local opportunity to view the spectacle and researched the veracity of this claim. The first was pretty easy. The generous . . . Read Full Story >>

Draft GSP projected at $200M+

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Members of the public are now able to view the valley’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan in draft form. The Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority uploaded the proposed plan prior to the Thursday meeting of the board’s Technical Advisory and . . . Read Full Story >>

A day for remembering ...

A day for remembering ...

Veterans and their supporters stand at attention during a previous Veterans Day Ceremony, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. VFW Ship 4084 will once again host an observance on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at 117 N. Alvord St. The Rev. James Dowd . . . Read Full Story >>

All-way stop signs coming to Bowman-Downs intersection

All-way stop signs coming to Bowman-Downs intersection

Crews place a temporary sign at the intersection of Bowman Road and Downs Street, where blinking, all-way stop signs will soon be posted. The intersection has been the seen of several traffic collisions, and members of the public have complained about poor visibility from some . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy: "May we all be as brave as our country’s heroes"

McCarthy: "May we all be as brave as our country’s heroes"

Every year on Veterans Day, our communities come together to recognize those who have valiantly served our country. Throughout America’s very existence thousands of our service members have sacrificed their own safety, not just on the battlefield, but here at home and across the globe, . . . Read Full Story >>

Public comment drives meeting

Public comment drives meeting

Rebecca Neipp

With a light agenda and a duration of only about 45 minutes, the Ridgecrest City Council focused the bulk of its discussion at Wednesday night’s meeting on citizens addressing ideas and concerns from the public microphone. Among those issues was the lack of city response . . . Read Full Story >>

Moran honored by SBA at Industry Days

Moran honored by SBA at Industry Days

Pete Estrada (left) of the Small Business Administration, an exhibitor at the California Industry Days Expo Wednesday and Thursday at Kerr McGee Center, presents an award to Vice Admiral Mike Moran, who was the keynote speaker at the two-day event. Moran was a previous commander . . . Read Full Story >>

Schaniel recalls China Lake in the 1960s

Schaniel recalls China Lake in the 1960s

Rebecca Neipp

The Cuban Missile Crisis. President John F. Kennedy. Vietnam War. Moon landing. As the China Lake Museum Foundation prepares to celebrate local contributions to some of the historic events that defined the 1960s, one former resident recalls his childhood during that era in the unique . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest man killed in rollover

Ridgecrest man killed in rollover

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer A single-vehicle rollover claimed the life of a Ridgecrest resident last week according to a release from the California Highway Patrol’s Mojave office. Allen C. Parker, 44, reportedly sustained fatal injuries when his car overturned into the desert . . . Read Full Story >>

Police arrest stabbing  suspect

Police arrest stabbing suspect

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer A Ridgecrest man was arrested Sunday, Nov. 3, for allegedly stabbing two victims, according to a press release from the Ridgecrest Police Department. Officers responded to reports of “a large fight in the street” on the 100 Block . . . Read Full Story >>

New EPA rules could help Kern County growers

Rebecca Neipp

New Environmental Protection Agency rules unveiled last week by the Trump administration may increase the availability of water to Central Valley farmers, including those in Kern County. The action is the latest in an ongoing battle over management of the federally operated Central Valley Project . . . Read Full Story >>

Crossroads pumpkin patch supports local missions

Crossroads pumpkin patch supports local missions

Little Peyton Moorehead and his mom peruse the pumpkins at Crossroad Community Church’s pumpkin patch. The annual pumpkin sale raises money for church missions and outreach. — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

GA still seeking way out of deficit

GA still seeking way out of deficit

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer The Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority spent a large portion of its October meeting discussing its projected shortfall of about $515,000 by the end of 2020. The authority plans to scale back the workload for its consulting water . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros beat Sultans in final home game

Burros beat Sultans in final home game

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer The Burroughs High School varsity football team defeated the Sultana High School Sultans of Hesparia for their first conference win of the season. The Burros dominated early and established a 13-0 lead by half time. The Sultans scored . . . Read Full Story >>