IWVGA receives $7.6 Million Sustainable Groundwater Grant

INDIAN WELLS VALLEY GROUNDWATER AUTHORITY(IWVGA) – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has approved the award of $7.6 million in grant funds to the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority (IWVGA) for implementation of projects to help achieve a sustainable groundwater supply for the region. . . . Read Full Story >>

Highway 395 Fatal collision claims Motorcyclist

Highway 395 Fatal collision claims Motorcyclist

Laura Austin Photo On Friday May 6, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers out of the Mojave area office were dispatched to a collision on Highway 395 just north of the Garlock Road turnoff. A 2008 Freightliner, driven by Nestor Camp, 24 of Wasco, CA, was . . . Read Full Story >>

District promotes public participation in local water issues

By Patricia Farris News Review Publisher With the announcement of the upcoming visit of the state agency Department of Water Resources and the Groundwater Authority’s (GA) receipt of $7.6 million grant, the tone was set for lively discussions at the Monday Indian Wells Valley Water . . . Read Full Story >>

“Top Gun Maverick” World Premiere at RC Cinemas May 26

“Top Gun Maverick” World Premiere at RC Cinemas May 26

Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission Kari Crutcher– Ridgecrest, CA, April 27, 2022 -- The highly anticipated release of “Top Gun Maverick” has a local connection that will play a key role in remembering fallen military service members over the Memorial Day weekend. The film’s special Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

Engineering students benefit from Educational Partnership

Engineering students benefit from Educational Partnership

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Damien Jacotin, Burroughs High School (BHS) teacher of AP Calculus, AP Physics, and Digital Electronics tells us the Educational Partnership Agreement between Naval Air Weapons Center Warfare Division and BHS will benefit engineering students by giving them “access . . . Read Full Story >>

Mothers, “Enjoy each stage and don’t wish it away”

Mothers, “Enjoy each stage and don’t wish it away”

Christina MacGregor News Review Staff Writer In her 62 years, Penny Belt has learned many important life lessons. When it comes to her family, she feels that quality family time is the key to success. For her children growing up that included reading scriptures together, . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS senior, teacher honored with Congressional Award

BHS senior, teacher honored with Congressional Award

SIERRA SANDS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy presented the Congressional Merit Awards to students in the 23rd District, including Burroughs High School (BHS) senior Megan Small and teacher Laura Larson. According to BHS Principal Carrie Cope, Megan was chosen by staff . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWCWD, SSUSD sign Educational Partnership

NAWCWD, SSUSD sign Educational Partnership

Sierra Sands Unified School District (SSUSD) – Tuesday morning Dan Carreno, executive director of Naval Air Weapons Center Warfare Division (NAWCWD), and Dr. David Ostash, superintendent of SSUSD, signed a new Educational Partnership Agreement today during a ceremony at Burroughs High School. Leadership from the . . . Read Full Story >>

Two locals help motorist escape from fiery vehicle

Two locals help motorist escape from fiery vehicle

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer On the evening of Monday April 25, emergency responders were alerted to reports of a vehicle accident that occurred under the Highway 395 overpass on N. Brown Road. California Highway Patrole (CHP), Kern County Fire Departments Stations 73 . . . Read Full Story >>

Ukrainian enroute to pick up fleeing his refugee family

Ukrainian enroute to pick up fleeing his refugee family

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Ukrainian refugee, Denys Kobzan, is in Ridgecrest temporarily as he awaits the go ahead to pick up his in-laws from the Mexican border. He is staying as a guest of Dr. Daniel Mallory whom he met through the . . . Read Full Story >>

College lifts mask mandates for Child Development Center

College lifts mask mandates for Child Development Center

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer Monday, April 18, Parents and Guardians whose children are enrolled in Cerro Coso Community College Child Development Center (CDC), received notice that Cerro Coso Community College had announced that in response to the change in state and local . . . Read Full Story >>

Intra-district Open Enrollment, May 1-15

Sierra Sands Unified School District (SSUSD) SSUSD Board Policy 5116.1, Intradistrict Open Enrollment, provides a window of opportunity May 1-15 each year for parents to request attendance at a school of their choice for the following school year. Open enrollment requests will be honored at . . . Read Full Story >>

New affordable housing under construction on N. Norma St.

New affordable housing under construction on N. Norma St.

By Patricia Farris News Review Publisher The Mojave View Apartments, now under construction on North Norma Street just North of Grace Lutheran Church, will provide 74 new housing units. Affordable apartments will not be available for at least two years. The City partnered with the . . . Read Full Story >>

Women’s Center observes Sexual Assault Awareness

Women’s Center observes Sexual Assault Awareness

During the month of April, the Women’s Center High Desert, Inc. observed Sexual Assault Month. The kickoff event for the month was a Sexual Assault Awareness Walk that was held last Thursday at 5:30. Participants met at the Ridgecrest Police Department. The march proceeded to . . . Read Full Story >>

Homestead historical landmark destroyed by fire

Homestead historical landmark destroyed by fire

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer Sunday night the charming facade of the historic Homestead Restaurant that overlooked over the Indian Wells Valley for over eight decades, burned to the ground. A call came in at approximately 10:30pm on Sunday night and Kern County . . . Read Full Story >>

District presses GA to get it right

By Patricia Farris News Review Publisher At the April 11 Indian Wells Valley Water District (IWVWD) Board Meeting the main focus again was on the report from Stan Rajtora who represents the IWVWD on the Groundwater Authority (GA) Board. Rajtora reported that it was very . . . Read Full Story >>

Windstorm brings 110 MPH gusts to IWV

Windstorm brings 110 MPH gusts to IWV

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer Extremely high winds roared through the Indian Wells Valley and Sierra Nevada Canyons Monday. The winds caused property damage that included huge limbs torn form many local trees. On Highway 14, between the 178 West turnoff and Pearsonville, . . . Read Full Story >>

School District struggles to find TK teachers

By Patricia Farris News Review Publisher Since students now qualify for transitional kindergarten if their birthdays occur between September 2nd and December 2nd, school districts in California are pressed to find kindergarten teachers. California wants to lure all four-year-olds to public schools within the next . . . Read Full Story >>

Rescuers recover boy lost in Kern River

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer The juvenile who was swept away in the Kern River Saturday April 2 was found Friday April 8 at approximately 12:30 p.m., about 200-300 yards downstream from where he fell in the Kern. KCSO Air Support Unit was . . . Read Full Story >>

140 participants joined in the annual burro race Saturday

140 participants joined in the annual burro race Saturday

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer Nearly 150 runners turned out early on Saturday morning, April 9 for the Annual California Breakfast Burrito’s Run With The Burros charity race. The event was held in Indian Wells Canyon and surrounding areas off of Highway 14 . . . Read Full Story >>