Spotlight on the Candidates: Ridgecrest City Council

Rebecca Neipp

Matthew Baudhuin “I think Ridgecrest is a great place. It has great potential, it is located in the middle of everything — I think we have the opportunity to make this community anything we want,” said Matthew Baudhuin. The defense contractor came to the IWV . . . Read Full Story >>

Corrections

The News Review had two errors in the Oct. 8, 2014, edition that we would like to correct for the record. The photos of the Viewfinders Grand Prix published on page 1 erroneously cited the Desert Empire Fairgrounds as the site of the event. The . . . Read Full Story >>

RidgePAC to host receptions for city council, mayor candidates

RidgePAC, a political action committee that promotes local candidates, will host a series of Meet and Greet events at the Community Resource Center at Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union. “These Meet and Greeg events are an opportunity for each candidate to field questions from the . . . Read Full Story >>

School board, water board, assessor candidate forum is Friday

The Ridgecrest Republican Women will host candidates of the IWV Water District Board of Directors, Sierra Sands Unified School District Board of Education and Kern County Assessor-Re-corder races at its Friday, Oct. 17, luncheon at noon at the Clarion Inn. The candidates for water board . . . Read Full Story >>

School Board meets tomorrow

The Sierra Sands Unified School District School Board has their monthly meeting this Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall. Among the consent calendar items are resolutions to extend the existing contracts with Mather Bros., . . . Read Full Story >>

Mojave marks anniversary of historic trek into space

Mojave marks anniversary of historic trek into space

By REBECCA NEIPP, News Review Staff Writer Last week, a coalition of international visionaries, pioneers and entrepreneurs gathered at Mojave Air and Space Port to celebrate the 10th anniversary of SpaceShipOne’s historic trek into space — the first time a privately built, funded and piloted . . . Read Full Story >>

IYK gets $1.4m for fuel farm, passed over for DOT grant

INYOKERN AIRPORT — The good news outweighed the bad by neary one million dollars at last week’s board of directors meeting for Inyokern Airport. According to General Manager Scott Seymour, the board approved the highest responsible bidder to put in a $1.38-million fuel farm at . . . Read Full Story >>

Lars ‘Longrider’ Nielsen visits IWV

Lars ‘Longrider’ Nielsen visits IWV

By FREDRICK GARY HARELAND News Review Correspondent Ridgecrest was recently visited by Danish touring cyclist Lars Nielsen, who was my guest for the third time in as many years. His most recent visit was to speak to the members and guests of the Los Angeles . . . Read Full Story >>

More road construction ahead for city

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Construction on Ridgecrest Boulevard is in its final stages, but that massive task has paved the way for more street reconstruction throughout Ridgecrest. Tonight, the Ridgecrest City Council will address an agenda item to approve a contract to . . . Read Full Story >>

WACOM to meet Tuesday

The WACOM October monthly meeting, luncheon and program will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Wreck Center on base. Social time will start at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon cost is $15. Annual membership dues are $35 This month’s . . . Read Full Story >>

American citizens sworn in at Chávez National Monument

American citizens sworn in at Chávez National Monument

By THERESA GOLDSTRAND News Review Correspondent A national monument honoring the life and achievements of César Chávez, located just outside of Keene in the Tehachapi Mountains, serves today as the site of a the swearing-in of 21 new American citizens living in and around Kern . . . Read Full Story >>

"Chain of Life" protest

"Chain of Life" protest

Protesters form a “Chain of Life” from Ridgecrest Regional Hospital to the China Lake Surgery Center on North China Lake Boulevard Sunday afternoon in protest of surgical abortions. Dozens of residents turn out for the annual event. - Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Meet the candidates

RidgePAC, a political action committee that promotes local candidates, will host a series of Meet and Greet events at the Community Resource Center, Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union. “These Meet and Greeg events are an opportunity for each candidate to field questions from the public . . . Read Full Story >>

Council candidates up for Thursday’s KZGN forum

The series of live forums for local candidates will continue tomorrow night, when KZGN TV spotlights candidates seeking election to the Ridgecrest City Council. Candidates include Planning Commissioner Matthew Baudhuin, Incumbent Chip Holloway, former Councilman Mike Mower, Measure L Citizens Oversight Boardmember Eddie Thomas and . . . Read Full Story >>

Spotlight on the Candidates: Indian Wells Valley Water District

By BRIAN COSNER,?News Review Staff Writer Chuck Griffin Chick Griffin is a long-time Ridgecrest resident and has degrees in water treatment and distribution. “I have installed miles of mainline water lines in this valley and have a thorough understanding of the district’s operating system,” said . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Adopt a Shelter Dog’ month

Ridgecrest Animal Care and Control is pleased to announce that all dogs adopted from the shelter during October only will have their spay or neuter fees paid for by the IWV Humane Society. The only fees the new owner will have to pay are the . . . Read Full Story >>

Forum to host school board, water board, assessor candidates

The Ridgecrest Republican Women will host candidates of the Indian Wells?Valley Water District Board of Directors, Sierra Sands Unified School District Board of Education and Kern County Assessor-Recorder’s Office at a Friday, Oct. 17, luncheon at noon at the Clarion Inn. The candidates for water . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Rock the vote’ event is tomorrow

Cerro Coso Community College will host a voter registration drive tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the IWV?campus. “This year especially, every vote counts,” said an organizer. “Our local elections will be determined by mere hundreds, not thousands. If you haven’t registered to . . . Read Full Story >>

City Council approves social media proposal

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Ridgecrest City Council approved two proposals from Justin O’Neill, their new special projects and social media consultant. O’Neill pitched the proposals to the council during last week’s meeting. The first proposal was to expand the council’s social . . . Read Full Story >>

Blessing of the Animals is Oct. 3

A Blessing of the Animals will take place Friday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The blessing will be outdoors on the grassy area behind the church building. Pastor Ralph Mueller will conduct the service, assisted by Father Townsend Waddill of . . . Read Full Story >>