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 >>

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 >>

Bulky waste collection Sat. May 21

Kern County Public Works – Tired of holding onto unwanted household bulky waste items? Kern County Public Works will be hosting a Bulky Waste Collection Event in Ridgecrest on Saturday, May 21 offering Kern County residents the opportunity to get rid of their residential bulky . . . 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 >>

Davis study shows nutrient decline in garden crops

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. “Study Suggests Nutrient Decline in Garden Crops over Past 50 . . . Read Full Story >>

Clean Cal Tire Amnesty Day – April 23

Kern County Public Works Alicia A. Gutierrez– To coincide with Earth Day, Kern County Public Works, in partnership with Caltrans’ District 9, will be hosting a Clean California Tire Amnesty Day on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until capacity . . . 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 >>

Ukraine looking for experienced combat medics

Ukraine looking for experienced combat medics

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer They don’t want anybody that will get in the way, this is not some romanticized European vacation. Commander Bill Manofsky, U.S Navy, Retired, speaks from experience and current involvement as he addresses the notion of volunteering in Ukraine. . . . Read Full Story >>

Patin receives key to city

Patin receives key to city

Laura Austin Photo: During the April 6th city council meeting, City Manager Ron Strand presented Deidre Patin, wife of the late Jason Patin, a Key to the City. The Key was in honor and memorial of Jason Patin, former councilmen, pillar of the community and . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest Chamber luncheon April 12

Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce– will hold luncheon at 12 noon on April 12, at the Historic USO. There will be a in-person presentation regarding the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program and other available options. Concerns will be addressed reguarding the millions of Americans who don’t have . . . Read Full Story >>

Rajtora: we can’t control overdraft until we understand it

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Correspondent The IWV Groundwater Authority (GA)heard the annual report on its Groundwater Sustainability Plan earlier this month. The plan was approved by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) in January of this year, but requires annual reports during its decades-long . . . Read Full Story >>

Alta One officially acquires Mission Bank

Alta One officially acquires Mission Bank

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer There are still regulators to please and ironing out converting data into the same software platform, but it looks like Mission Bank will officially become a part of Alta One Credit Union on May 2. The timing was . . . Read Full Story >>

District concern: no GA groundwater storage update

By Patricia Farris News Review Publisher The major portion of the last regular Indian Wells Valley Water District (IWVWD) board meeting on March 14 was taken up with the report from Board Member Stan Rajtora, the district representative who sits on the board of the . . . Read Full Story >>

Now is the time to check on your overall health

RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL (RRH)— “Now that the COVID crisis seems to be subsiding, it is time to check in on your overall health,” reminded Brenda Diel, quality administrator of RRH. With COVID transmission continuing to trend downward, RRH shifted from a weekly to a bi-weekly . . . Read Full Story >>

“From record snow to extended drought: impact on groundwater”

Indian Wells Valley Water District General Manager Don Zdeba March 14, 2022– The week of March 6-12 was National Groundwater Awareness Week, an annual observance established in 1999 to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. Over 44% of our nation’s population depends . . . Read Full Story >>

Public Health Announces Latest COVID Facts

Kern County Public Health Michelle Corson March 8, 2022– There are 162 newly reported confirmed cases in Kern County bringing our total confirmed cases to date to 240,461. There are 9 new deaths being reported today and a total of 2,167 COVID-19 deaths since the . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH CEO “It’s time to heal”

RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL — With relaxing state mandates for COVID safety announced earlier this week, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital CEO James Suver addressed what those changes will look like for RRH, and the need to balance caution with a return to normalcy in our community. Last . . . Read Full Story >>

County states latest COVID facts

Kern County Public Health Michelle Corson – Tues. Mar. 1 There are 687 newly reported confirmed cases in Kern County bringing our total confirmed cases to date to 237,530. There are 5 new deaths being reported today and a total of 2,122 COVID-19 deaths since . . . Read Full Story >>