Local schools observe Patriot’s Day

Local schools observe Patriot’s Day

Inyokern Elementary School staff and students look on while the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Color Guard raise a flag on Patriot’s Day, Sept. 11. The remembrance ceremony also included recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the National Anthem, reading of the . . . Read Full Story >>

EMT recalls fateful accident

Rebecca Neipp

An article published in last week’s News Review, detailing the story of a woman who survived a tragic accident as an infant and later discovered her rescuers, has continued to develop as one of the first responders reflected on his own perspective of the harrowing . . . Read Full Story >>

Saline Valley’s ‘Chicken  Strip’ airfield authorized

Saline Valley’s ‘Chicken Strip’ airfield authorized

DEATH VALLEY – Death Valley National Park has announced that Saline Valley’s “Chicken Strip” Airfield is now officially authorized. This authorization legally sanctions the long-established use of this backcountry airstrip. The Saline Valley Warm Springs Airfield, commonly known as the Chicken Strip, is an unpaved . . . Read Full Story >>

Walk-A-Thon helps school recovery

Walk-A-Thon helps school recovery

“There is special urgency to this year’s 32nd annual Kiwanis Walk-A-Thon, because of the earthquake damage done to our schools and the loss of many teacher books, supplies and materials,” said a spokesperson for the event. “Particularly hard hit was Richmond Elementary School, which had . . . Read Full Story >>

College hosts star party, barbecue Sept. 27

College hosts star party, barbecue Sept. 27

Cerro Coso Community College will host its annual Astronomical Barbecue and Star Part on Friday, Sept. 27. “The community loves this family-friendly fundraising event, where they enjoy great food, children’s activities, outdoor games and music and are exposed to the beauty and wonders of the . . . Read Full Story >>

Ogas receives third Life-Saving Award

Ogas receives third Life-Saving Award

Ridgecrest Police Officer Mike Ogas received his third Life-Saving Award from the Ridgecrest City Council last week. According to RPD Chief Jed McLaughlin, officers responded to an Aug. 7 call on East Church Avenue, where a subject was reportedly unconscious in a driveway. “When they . . . Read Full Story >>

International Community Day celebration is Sept. 14

The fourth annual International Community Day celebration will be on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Center. The event celebrates Ridgecrest’s diverse population with a Parade of Nations, entertainment and cuisine from all over the world. This year’s parade will include . . . Read Full Story >>

Prostate cancer survivors to meet Sept. 16

The Prostate Cancer Survival Group will meet Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Mechtenberg Conference Center of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. The program will feature several local residents who will share information about their experience with radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer. “They will . . . Read Full Story >>

Children’s story hour returns

The Maturango Museum will kick off this year’s Children’s Hour program on Friday, Sept. 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Docent Story Group will present stories about barn owls, a bat and a pack rat to young children in their families. The program will also feature . . . Read Full Story >>

WACOM to host tea Sept. 17

WACOM will hold its annual Welcome Tea on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the SpringHill Suites. The event is designed to allow anyone interested in WACOM to come enjoy refreshments, get to know members and learn about the mission, according to coordinator Marilyn . . . Read Full Story >>

Toastmasters open house Wed.

The Ridgecrest “Possibilitarians” Toastmasters Club will hold an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Resource Center (north entrance of Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union). The local Toastmasters Club provides “a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity . . . Read Full Story >>

St. Ann’s to hold carnival

St. Ann’s will hold its inaugural Fall Carnival Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature food, entertainment, car show, inflatables, games for the children, drawings and auctions. The Animal Shelter will also be on hand for pet adoptions. “A . . . Read Full Story >>

Lightning storm heralds fall’s approach

Lightning storm heralds fall’s approach

Early risers on Thursday awoke to a vivid thunder-and-lightning storm, captured near the intersection of Rader and Sunset around 6 a.m. by Edward Czajka. His custom-made lightning triggers activities when his camera detects radio frequency interference from nearby bolts. “Shortly after this capture, the storm . . . Read Full Story >>

Community bleeds red, white, blue

Community bleeds red, white, blue

Rebecca Neipp

The community’s patriotic spirit will display its colors — red, white and blue — as the annual Parade of 1000 Flags flows through our arterial streets on Saturday morning. Since 2005, the Ridgecrest Exchange Club has brought to Freedom Park the “Remembrance Field” as a . . . Read Full Story >>

Community mourns Ted Lemon’s passing

Community mourns Ted Lemon’s passing

Rebecca Neipp

A man remembered by his loved ones for his generous heart, passion for music and love of community passed away Aug. 28, 2019. He was 58. “My dad had an unparalleled sense of kindness,” said his son, 30-year-old Adrian. “I have not met a single . . . Read Full Story >>

Rescued baby grows up, finds her saviors

Rescued baby grows up, finds her saviors

Rebecca Neipp

In 1993, two good samaritans helped save the life of a baby trapped in a burning car. A scrap of the News Review, telling the first part of the story, was one of the only possessions she had tying her to the accident that claimed . . . Read Full Story >>

Tickets still on sale for wine gala

Tickets still on sale for wine gala

Rebecca Neipp

A few tickets are left for the medieval-themed “Evening Under the Stars,” set for Saturday, Sept. 14, as the last major fund-raising push for the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s Hospice House drive. Eachy year the RRH Foundation hosts a wine gala — that marries upscale dining . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros fall to Falcons, defeat Knight

Burros fall to Falcons, defeat Knight

A determined Brian Schwaiger (No. 9, Burroughs High School) picks his way through the Palmdale Falcons’ defense during a varsity football home game on Aug. 30. After conceding three touchdowns in the first half, the Burros came back strong scoring three of their own in . . . Read Full Story >>

Relay teams to meet Sept. 10

Relay teams to meet Sept. 10

The Ridgecrest Relay for Life is hosting a “survivors’ social” and informational meeting Sept. 10 at Starbucks and is inviting anyone and everyone interested in combating cancer to “be there or be square.” The event begins at 6 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to RSVP . . . Read Full Story >>

NARFE to address preparedness

NARFE to address preparedness

The Wednesday, Sept. 11, meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will focus on disaster preparedness. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. (preceded by a social gathering at 1:30 p.m.) in Coso Conference Rooms on the east side of the . . . Read Full Story >>