RRH celebrates National Rural Health

RRH celebrates National Rural Health

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Jayde Glenn – Americans gather on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks. But on the third Thursday, a lesser-known national observance celebrated the selfless service and community-minded spirit of providers and employees in rural healthcare. In the following series, Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

IWVGA questions Water District leadership

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer After a contentious year of IWV Groundwater Authority (GA) – IWV Water District relations, GA board members and staff discussed the upcoming position of board chair and are considering skipping over the district and rotating back to Kern . . . Read Full Story >>

Two killed in plane crash near Garlock on Friday

Two killed in plane crash near Garlock on Friday

By LAURA Austin News Review Staff Writer A plane crashed Friday afternoon, killing two people. Kern County Sheriff and Fire Departments responded to the scene upon reports of a aircraft crash at 2:45pm. On arrival, the first responders found the remains of a crashed aircraft . . . Read Full Story >>

Type 1 Diabetes: Warning signs to watch for in children

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Jayde Glenn –There is no way to prevent or cure Type 1 Diabetes, which affects about 200,000 American children. But knowing the warning signs can result in managing the disease and allowing individuals who carry the diagnosis to live full and happy . . . Read Full Story >>

Physician addresses diseases of despair in COVID fallout

Physician addresses diseases of despair in COVID fallout

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Jayde Glenn –Among the many serious impacts of the long COVID pandemic are the mental and emotional issues — sometimes called ‘Diseases of Despair’ — that came in its wake. With this week’s observance of Stress Awareness Day (the third Wednesday of . . . Read Full Story >>

DOD Employees publicly demonstrate opposition to COVID-19 mandates

DOD Employees publicly demonstrate opposition to COVID-19 mandates

By Patricia Farris, News Review Publisher A number of Department of Defense employees have been demonstrating their opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the last several weeks, every weekday near the China Lake gate. A spokesman for the group, Reid Stevens, stated clearly that . . . Read Full Story >>

Valley’s first winter storm brings high winds followed by rain

Valley’s first winter storm brings high winds followed by rain

This week’s weather roared in like a lion on Monday and it appears that it will go out like a lamb. According to China Lake Flight Weather Forecaster, Davin Lacuesta, the maximum winds at China Lake on Monday were 44 mph with gusts up to . . . Read Full Story >>

COVID booster eligibility expanded

COVID booster eligibility expanded

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Jayde Glenn – Since the CDC has expanded eligibility, anyone with the Comirnaty/Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen (J&J) vaccines are now eligible for boosters. For the third consecutive two-week reporting period in a row, case numbers and positivity rates from RRH tests have . . . Read Full Story >>

Fatal movie-set accident in New Mexico – bitter memories in Ridgecrest

Fatal movie-set accident in New Mexico – bitter memories in Ridgecrest

By ELIZABETH BABCOCK, Local Historian SPECIAL TO THE NEWS REVIEW “I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about the shooting on the set of “Rust” and how similar it was to the Wayne Carpenter death we experienced 50 years ago.” – Liz . . . Read Full Story >>

IWVGA to consider financing augmented water rights

IWVGA to consider financing augmented water rights

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Correspondent The IWV Groundwater Authority began collecting its groundwater replenishment fee this year in an effort to collect $50 million to purchase State Water Project rights. As of August, the GA has collected roughly $2.2 million and is now considering . . . Read Full Story >>

How to stay COVID safe on Halloween

How to stay safe on Halloween While it is possible to celebrate Halloween safely, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital officials are reminding residents of the ongoing risk of COVID infection and the best ways to prevent transmission. “We do need to get back to some sort of . . . Read Full Story >>

Council allocates $649,000 to RACVB for new California Welcome Center

Council allocates $649,000 to RACVB for new California Welcome Center

Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) Kari Crutcher – The Ridgecrest City Council voted recently 5-0 to allocate a portion of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the RACVB for the new California Welcome Center - Ridgecrest, which has been in development . . . Read Full Story >>

City invites RC residents to join in conversation

The City of Ridgecrest Megan Mckenzie – invites you to join the Ridgecrest Community Conversation as a chance to hear from residents about their thoughts regarding City services. Go to www.ridgecrest-ca.gov/conversation to get involved! Providing your input only takes a few minutes via an active . . . Read Full Story >>

COVID trends still high in Ridgecrest

COVID trends still high in Ridgecrest

Ridecrest Regional Hospital – With COVID positivity rates continuing to rise in our community, despite declines county- and state-wide, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) officials have cautioned residents not to get complacent about protecting themselves and their neighbors from infection. More than a year and a . . . Read Full Story >>

District wants accountability from GA

District wants accountability from GA

By Patricia Farris News Review Publisher The thrust of the October 12 Indian Wells Valley Water District Board meeting related to the lack of transparency of the Groundwater Authority (GA). The question continually arose, “How are the Replenishment Fees being spent?” According to Stan Rajtora, . . . Read Full Story >>

Devastating winds overturn multiple semi-trucks on HWY 14/395

Devastating winds overturn multiple semi-trucks on HWY 14/395

By Laura Austin, The News Review The Indian Wells Valley (IWV) no doubt resembled the Dust Bowl of the 1920’s on Monday as unusually high winds with gusts of upwards of 80 mph wreaked havoc here. The winds caused the overturning of approximately nine high-profile . . . Read Full Story >>

Super Hornet crashed in Death Valley Nat’l Park

Super Hornet crashed in Death Valley Nat’l Park

San Diego - An F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed in Death Valley National Park, California at approximately 3 p.m. (PDT), October 4. The pilot received minor injuries and was treated at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was later released that night. . . . Read Full Story >>

CDC expands booster eligibility

CDC expands booster eligibility

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital– The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has expanded its recommendations for the COVID booster, just days after receiving Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization for use in senior citizens and certain high-risk groups. The original approval to those 65 and older, residents . . . Read Full Story >>

Bank of America temporarily closed

Bank of America temporarily closed

Laura Austin photo: A Bank of America customer was surprised to find the bank’s door locked, Tuesday morning. Consequently, she was unable to do her banking. A sign on the door reads. “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are temporarily closed. We apologize for . . . Read Full Story >>

District discusses Adjudication law suit

District discusses Adjudication law suit

Publishers Note: In last weeks edition of The News Review, we published the portion of the September 13 District meeting that discussed their refusal of the City’s request to finance their portion of the Replenishment Fee. The last part of the meeting related to the . . . Read Full Story >>