BHS football advances in CIF

BHS football advances in CIF

By CHASE CRACRAFT News Review Correspondent Last Friday night, the Burroughs Burros took on the Falcons of Rubidoux High School, out of Riverside, in a do-or-die matchup to advance to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 9 football bracket. The then-5-5 Falcons . . . Read Full Story >>

SkyTEM completes aerial survey

SkyTEM completes aerial survey

Rebecca Neipp

After SkyTEM flew a route of nearly 800 kilometers over the Indian Wells Valley to collect data on our groundwater table, IWV Water District General Manager Don Zdeba is cautiously optimistic that the survey collected the input necessary to build a more comprehensive understanding of . . . Read Full Story >>

FPPC complaint names Mayor  Breeden, Councilman Mower

FPPC complaint names Mayor Breeden, Councilman Mower

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Mayor Peggy Breeden has been named in a California Fair Political Practices Commission complaint following the Ridgecrest City Council’s decision last month to block access to loans offered by the Property Assessed Clean Energy program. The Checks & . . . Read Full Story >>

Council passes cannabis ban in Ridgecrest

Council passes cannabis ban in Ridgecrest

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer After the second reading of an ordinance amending the Ridgecrest Municipal Code to outlaw commercial or medical cultivation or distribution of cannabis within the city, the Ridgecrest City Council unanimously approved the amendment during its regular Wednesday meeting. . . . Read Full Story >>

Desert Classic bicycle race is Saturday

Desert Classic bicycle race is Saturday

By REBECCA KUNKEL High Sierra Cyclists President The Ridgecrest Desert Classic bicycle race is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 18, with the Classic Loop and Beginner racers leaving the Cerro Coso Community College parking lot at 9:30 a.m., and the Sport and Expert-Pro classes taking . . . Read Full Story >>

Yates returns  to IYK to  develop  Silent Arrow  contract

Yates returns to IYK to develop Silent Arrow contract

Rebecca Neipp

The entrepreneur who made headlines in 2012-13 at Inyokern Airport for his groundbreaking records for speed and altitude in an electric airplane is back at IYK to develop his unmanned aerial system. Chip Yates, CEO of Yates Electrospace Corp., announced earlier this week that Marine . . . Read Full Story >>

RPD officers  to address  Republican  Women

RPD officers to address Republican Women

The Ridgecrest Republican Women, Federated, will hold its monthly luncheon Friday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the banquet room of the Clarion Inn. Officers Kyle Cushman and Eric Clinton from the Ridgecrest Police Department will be speaking about safety in the home . . . Read Full Story >>

Spielman  to address  Democratic  Club

Spielman to address Democratic Club

The Democratic Club of the High Desert will host Kern County District Attorney Candidate Scott Spielman at the Saturday, Nov. 18, luncheon at noon at Charlie’s in the Clarion. The public is invited to attend. There is no admission fee, but attendees are responsible for . . . Read Full Story >>

What marijuana ban  means for Kern County

What marijuana ban means for Kern County

By MICK GLEASON, Kern County 1st District Supervisor On Nov. 9, 2016, California voters passed the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act”, better known as AUMA or Prop 64. This new legislation, which allowed for the commercial cultivation, sale and recreational use of marijuana, was passed . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH, Davis open Cancer Center

RRH, Davis open Cancer Center

Rebecca Neipp

After months of planning, and years of mounting community need, the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, in affiliation with the University of California Davis Health Cancer Care Network, celebrated the opening of its Cancer Center this week. Dignitaries from health care and the community were joined by . . . Read Full Story >>

Little movement from GA committees

Little movement from GA committees

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer After meeting regularly for months, members of the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority’s advisory committees continue to express confusion and frustration as to what exactly they’re supposed to be doing. “I think it needs to be spelled out . . . Read Full Story >>

For Stacie Fisher,  cancer is personal

For Stacie Fisher, cancer is personal

Rebecca Neipp

“All people experience cancer, whether through family, friends or your own experience.” For Stacie Fisher, that experience was personal. Fisher, a registered nurse, has been working at Ridgecrest Hospital for 26 years — filling positions ranging from medical-surgical floor nurse to clinical manager. About 16 . . . Read Full Story >>

District pursues $500K STEAM grant, with revisions

District pursues $500K STEAM grant, with revisions

Rebecca Neipp

Following an outpouring of community input into a grant that would enhance science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education at the middle-school level, the Sierra Sands Unified School District will present a revised version of its grant application to the Department of Defense Education Activities . . . Read Full Story >>

Rindt to debut original music this weekend

Rindt to debut original music this weekend

Rebecca Neipp

“There’s a reason we all ended up as musicians,” said Darcy Rindt, one of three siblings in an extended family of beloved local musicians. “They say that your siblings have more of an impact on you than anyone else in your life,” she said. So . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy rep to visit Nov. 14

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will hold mobile office hours in Ridgecrest on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 10-11 a.m. at Ridgecrest City Hall. A field representative will be on hand, in the City Clerk’s Office, to provide constituents opportunities to share their concerns on issues . . . Read Full Story >>

NAWS public scoping mtg. is Tuesday

NAWS public scoping mtg. is Tuesday

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE — The Navy will hold a public scoping meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, to provide information and an opportunity for the public to comment on the environmental assessment for testing, evaluation and training activities at the Cuddeback Range. The meeting . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Other Desert Cities’ brings relevant message to our desert city

‘Other Desert Cities’ brings relevant message to our desert city

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “I may be a ‘true believer’ but at least I’m not a hypocrite. You moralize, whine and moan, but when push came to shove, you weren’t there...” So speaks Polly, the Wyeth family matriarch from “Other Desert Cities,” . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS football honored for patriotism

BHS football honored for patriotism

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer After the Burroughs High School football team’s patriotic homecoming display went viral and reached millions around the world, the community came together not only to offer its thanks, but also to contribute $17,000 to the BHS football program. . . . Read Full Story >>

IWVWD: watch for SkyTEM helo

IWVWD: watch for SkyTEM helo

Rebecca Neipp

Indian Wells Valley Water District issued an advisory this week about a low-flying helicopter scheduled to hover of the valley in order to collect data that could help inform better management of our groundwater. According to IWVWD Manager Don Zdeba, the district has partnered with . . . Read Full Story >>

Council meeting: cannabis, aquatic complex, Walmart

Council meeting: cannabis, aquatic complex, Walmart

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Ridgecrest City Council met Wednesday to discuss the latest cannabis ordinance, restricting medical and nonmedical marijuana. Council voted to waive the ordinance reading and introduce it by title only. Approval of the ordinance will be discussed at . . . Read Full Story >>