Can the valley grow under SGMA?

Can the valley grow under SGMA?

Pictured: Members of the IWV Groundwater Authority hear the public’s input during last week’s GSA meeting. Breeden currently serves as chair of the IWV Groundwater Authority board. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Can the Indian Wells Valley . . . Read Full Story >>

City Council honors RPD employees

City Council honors RPD employees

Pictured: From left are Mayor Pro Tem Mike Mower, City Manager Ron Strand, Mayor Peggy Breeden, Capt. Ryan Marrone, Councilmembers Martin Wallace and Lindsey Stephens and Vice Mayor Eddie Thomas, lifesavers Officers Hector Gomez and Santiago Estrada, Dispatcher Karleen Moran, Officers Jose Barragan and Eric . . . Read Full Story >>

’We are growing, and we are going to continue to grow’

’We are growing, and we are going to continue to grow’

Hundreds of leaders and stakeholders in government, industry and the community turn out to hear updates on regional economic health at yesterday’s IWV Economic Outlook Conference. “We are growing, and we are going to continue to grow … what we need to do is posture . . . Read Full Story >>

Local robotics teams continue to shine

Local robotics teams continue to shine

Rebecca Neipp

Pictured: Murray students Gabriel Neipp, Sammy Nay, Lars Bartels and Wade Cushing celebrate their awards at the leagues championship in Hesperia earlier this month. — Photo by Timothy Neipp ------ With the regional contests now at an end, three local robotics teams will advance to . . . Read Full Story >>

Witt candidate for Space Council

Witt candidate for Space Council

Rebecca Neipp

The audience at yesterday’s IWV Economic Outlook Conference applauded an announcement by Mojave Air and Space Port CEO Karina Drees that her predecessor, Ridgecrest’s own Stu Witt, is among the illustrious pioneers of the final frontier chosen as a candidate to serve the recently reinstated . . . Read Full Story >>

Financial Aid Night at BHS

Burroughs High School invites senior parents to learn more about financing college education at a Financial Aid Application Night on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 5-8 p.m. in the BHS library. Site and district personnel will be on hand to present information about the Free Application . . . Read Full Story >>

County still investigating infant death

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital officials notified the Kern County Sheriff’s Office last Friday, Feb. 16, after a 16-month-old child who was brought in that morning was pronounced deceased. At press time, details were not available. Law-enforcement officials are still awaiting autopsy results and the investigation is . . . Read Full Story >>

State approves groundwater grant

State approves groundwater grant

Pictured: From left, IWV Water District General Manager Don Zdeba and Legal Counsel Jim Worth. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority board chair, Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden, announced last week that the . . . Read Full Story >>

Election season 2018 open

Election season 2018 open

Rebecca Neipp

With the filing period for candidates to file an intent to campaign going live on Monday, Election Season 2018 is officially open — with several races for federal, state and county offices already starting to get crowded. At press time, an official from the Kern . . . Read Full Story >>

Owens dust cloud occludes IWV skies, stirs up trouble

Owens dust cloud occludes IWV skies, stirs up trouble

Rebecca Neipp

Pictured: The massive dust cloud looming over the Indian Wells Valley over the weekend. — Photo by Raymond Kelso ------ Health problems, and old controversies, flared up over the weekend when a giant cloud of particulate matter — apparently originating from Owens Valley’s dry lake . . . Read Full Story >>

Democrats meet Feb. 17

The Democratic Club of the High Desert will meet Saturday, Feb. 17, at noon at the China Lake Buffet. “We will not feature a guest speaker this month,” said a spokesperson. “Rather, it is proposed that we devote our entire time by soliciting input related . . . Read Full Story >>

Leaders unite for annual confab

Leaders unite for annual confab

Rebecca Neipp

Pictured: IWV Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Scott O’Neil chats with Councilmember Lindsay Stephens at a previous conference. — News Review file photo ------ “What can we do as a community to move forward for the benefit of everyone?” Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzette . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy cites China Lake’s importance to defense in passage of Budget Act

McCarthy cites China Lake’s importance to defense in passage of Budget Act

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: “Our community’s contribution to national security and military readiness is second to none. The research, development, testing and evaluation conducted at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake pushes the boundaries of innovation to give our men and women in . . . Read Full Story >>

Gholson responds to accusations

Gholson responds to accusations

Pictured: Timbisha Shoshone Tribal Chair George Gholson speaking at a prior meeting at City Hall. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer At the well-attended meeting of the Ridgecrest City Council on Wednesday night, many in the audience were . . . Read Full Story >>

Groundwater committees discuss data management, public outreach

Groundwater committees discuss data management, public outreach

UPDATE: After the News Review went to press, we learned that the state had approved the IWVGA's request for $2.1 million in grant funds. See future editions for more information. ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Groundwater committees met earlier this month to . . . Read Full Story >>

Walters moves into new role as WD director of Corporate Ops

Walters moves into new role as WD director of Corporate Ops

By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs A pair of pink boxing gloves hangs outside of Jacqui Walters’ door, a gift given to her by previous employees to say, “Thank you for always fighting for us.” Walters will carry those gloves and that same spirit as . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros defeat Sultana, take on Hesperia tonight

Burros defeat Sultana, take on Hesperia tonight

Burroughs High School senior Zechariah Tracey (No. 2) goes in for a layup during last night’s varsity basketball game against the Sultana Sultans. The 6-3 Burros beat the Sultans 74 to 60 and will face the Hesperia Scorpions tonight at BHS. — Photo by Laura . . . Read Full Story >>

Dillon to replace Corey as NAWCWD commander

Dillon to replace Corey as NAWCWD commander

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION – Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Feb. 7 that Rear Adm. William S. Dillon will replace Rear Adm. Brian Corey as commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons . . . Read Full Story >>

Water district reports conservation figures, trend

Water district reports conservation figures, trend

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Indian Wells Valley Water District General Manager Don Zdeba has reported that water district customers are continuing the trend of reduced water consumption compared to several years ago. In summer 2016 the IWVWD Board of Directors approved a . . . Read Full Story >>

Maurice & Charlotte — Valentines for 65 years strong

Maurice & Charlotte — Valentines for 65 years strong

By DIANA REGIER News Review Correspondent On Feb. 14, as many couples celebrate their special someone, local couple Maurice and Charlotte Hamm will be celebrating their 65th Valentine’s Day together since their wedding day Dec. 31, 1952. However, Maurice and Charlotte’s story of friendship and . . . Read Full Story >>