Ostash looks to K–5 in classrooms by month’s end

Ostash looks to K–5 in classrooms by month’s end

BY LAURA QUEZADA Staff Writer The News Review In last week’s edition. The News Review published public comments from the Feburary 18 Sierra Sands School District’s (SSUSD) Board Meeting. The sometimes harsh criticism implored the board to get children back into the classroom. Earlier this . . . Read Full Story >>

$11M runway project begins at IYK Airport

$11M runway project begins at IYK Airport

A massive runway improvement project more than 10 years in the making is now in full swing at Inyokern Airport. While IYK General Manager Scott Seymour said that he anticipates some disruptions in operations for the duration, he pointed to massive benefits to the airport . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH revamps vaccine clinic scheduling

RRH revamps vaccine clinic scheduling

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer While the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be in short supply, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has managed to vaccinate more than 4,000 residents to date. The hospital also announced a new way of scheduling vaccinations. According to a release from . . . Read Full Story >>

City Council finalizes Pinney Pool grant Wednesday

City Council finalizes Pinney Pool grant Wednesday

BY BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Since the Sgt. John Pinney Memorial Pool was forced to close in 2017, the Ridgecrest City Council has been investigating financially viable options to restore or replace the pool. The council heard it’s final report on the State . . . Read Full Story >>

Outlook for the Ridgecrest and IWV economy in 2021

Outlook for the Ridgecrest and IWV economy in 2021

Highlights of the presentation given at the recent Outlook Conference by keynote speaker Mark Schniepp, will be published in several segments. To the reader who is interested in who we are, where we are, where we have been and where we are going, we believe . . . Read Full Story >>

Parents address student meltdowns at SSUSD board meeting

Parents address student meltdowns at SSUSD board meeting

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Tammy Jones a grandmother with children attending Seirra Sands Unified School District addressed the school board at the February 18 meeting. “I felt I must do this when my grandson had a major meltdown over the online teaching . . . Read Full Story >>

$2 million marijuana bust

$2 million marijuana bust

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Ridgecrest Police Department seized more than 600 mature marijuana plants with a street value exceeding $2 million and made one arrest on Tuesday, Feb. 23. According to an RPD release, detectives were surveilling the residence of a . . . Read Full Story >>

Council appoints Breeden as new board member

Council appoints Breeden as new board member

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer After stepping down from her third term as Ridgecrest Mayor, Peggy Breeden was appointed to the Ridgecrest City Council during Wednesday’s special meeting. Councilmember Mike Mower resigned late last month, announcing that he and his wife were moving . . . Read Full Story >>

GA hires general manager

GA hires general manager

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority approved a $200,000 contract with Regional Government Services – a firm that will act as the GA’s general manager going forward. While stakeholders are hesitant to embrace further expenditures from the Agency, . . . Read Full Story >>

IWV Economic Dev. Corp., director speaks to a vision for the future of RC

IWV Economic Dev. Corp., director speaks to a vision for the future of RC

Last year I suggested we start thinking about who we are and what want to be when we grow up. I had you conduct a quick survey at this conference. You identified a few things that were important. Most had to do with quality of . . . Read Full Story >>

RACVB to meet Feb. 26

Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau directors will be having an “In-Person” Closed Session Meeting Friday February 26, at Springhill by Marriot 9:00 am in the China Lake Room. Public attendance is available prior to “Closed Session”.   For further information E-Mail:  enalagan@visitdeserts.com . . . Read Full Story >>

EKCRCD to meet March 4

“Thursday, March 4, 4:00-5:00 PM -The Inyo-Mono Regional Water Management Group is sponsoring “Water Efficiency and Landscaping,” a free Zoom class led by Lia Webb of the High Sierra Energy Foundation. Learn about water-saving landscaping principles and how to garden beautifully while reducing your water . . . Read Full Story >>

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

A headline in a recent AP news article reads, “Half a million dead in US, confirming virus’s tragic reach.” The stark reality that this pandemic has reached into the further most corners of the earth still leaves us in a mind fog. The gravity of . . . Read Full Story >>

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

A headline in a recent AP news article reads, “Half a million dead in US, confirming virus’s tragic reach.” The stark reality that this pandemic has reached into the further most corners of the earth still leaves us in a mind fog. The gravity of . . . Read Full Story >>

Fishing season opens March 1

All rivers and streams in Inyo and Mono countys will be open to catch and release trout fishing March 1. See website at https://wildlife.co.gov/Fishing/Inland/Trout-Plan/Regulation-Simplification. . . . Read Full Story >>

Economic Outlook Conference goes virtual

Economic Outlook Conference goes virtual

In keeping with our “new normal,” the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce is moving the Twenty21 Economic Outlook Conference online. The signature event will include updates on economic trends in our state and nation, as well as reports from key community leaders, in a virtual interface. . . . Read Full Story >>

RC Hospital again awaits resupply of COVID vaccine

RC Hospital again awaits resupply of COVID vaccine

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “Act quickly … take the vaccine with the calculated risk so that we can relieve our young and healthy from the restrictions they have accepted to protect us.” Ridgecrest Regional Hospital shared this message from long-time resident Bill . . . Read Full Story >>

Candidates vie for open city council seat, again

Candidates vie for open city council seat, again

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer When former Councilmember Mike Mower resigned from the Ridgecrest City Council earlier this month, Mayor Eric Bruen called interested members of the community to submit applications to fill the seat. City Clerk Ricca Charlon announced the applicants during . . . Read Full Story >>

City Serve brings food for local churches

City Serve brings food for local churches

Submitted by TARA PACKER Exclusive to The News Review Several months ago, the Lighthouse was able to partner with a Bakersfield organization called City Serve. Their primary purpose is to provide donated items to churches which then allow churches to reach out to people in . . . Read Full Story >>

RPD reservist dies Saturday, Feb. 13

RPD reservist dies Saturday, Feb. 13

Word came at press time that Michael James Rogers, Ridgecrest Police Department Reservist died Saturday, February 13. He was sworn in on July 23, 2018. Reportedly, Rogers lost a hard fought battle with cancer. The community will grieve the loss of one of our heroic . . . Read Full Story >>