Local churches remain flexible during pandemic Easter Services

Local churches remain flexible during pandemic Easter Services

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer “Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a recognition and celebration of that event and it is also the continued celebration of the New Day--the eighth day of creation,” says Reverend Wesley Elmore, . . . Read Full Story >>

DKG surprises member on 96th birthday

DKG surprises member on 96th birthday

Marge Anderson on her 96th birthday, with her neighbors dog Moxa who came over to wish her a happy birthday. Members of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary teachers’ society, surprised fellow member Marge Anderson on March 23rd. Officers created a . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest branch library adds makers space for public use

Ridgecrest branch library adds makers space for public use

By LAURA QUEZADA Staff Writer The News Review If you are looking for the silver-lining from the pandemic, there is some good news from the Ridgecrest Branch Library. According to Charissa Wagner, Library Associate, “While the pandemic did have us close for quite a while, . . . Read Full Story >>

Church had month long Easter Egg Hunt

By Christina MacGregor News Review Staff Writer COVID has made it difficult to do many events over the past year, and as a result many celebrations and festivals- from trick-or-treating to town Christmas celebrations- were cancelled. Cancelling so many different things considered to be community . . . Read Full Story >>

Crossroads Church serves community

On April 3, 9am – 11am Ridgecrest Challenge hosts “the EGGstravaganza, a 5K Egg Hunt Run/Walk that goes through Leroy Jackson Park.” Using a map you try to find people who have eggs. “You collect eggs from them and in them you will have prize . . . Read Full Story >>

’April’ showers come early

’April’ showers come early

March came in like a lamb, going out like a lion. Stormy weather brought some rainfall to the valley on Tuesday morning. — Photo By Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Crossroads Church serves the community during the worst of times

Crossroads Church serves the community during the worst of times

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Crossroads Community Church continued to serve the community throughout the worst of the pandemic restrictions. While in-person Sunday services were closed they offered services online. “We were online long before COVID started. We were ready in that context,” . . . Read Full Story >>

Spring is here!

Spring is here!

Flowering trees announce springtime in the desert. The first day of spring is Saturday, March 20. — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango Museum marks new era in history of survival

Maturango Museum marks new era in history of survival

By LAURA QUEZADA Staff Writer The News Review Debbie Benson, Executive Director of the Maturango Museum, reacts to the effects of the pandemic by focusing on the human cost, “All the people who work here are people people. We all had to adjust. When you . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Museum plans to expand, despite pandemic restraints

China Lake Museum plans to expand, despite pandemic restraints

By LAURA QUEZADA Staff Writer The News Review “When the pandemic first started last year in March it hit us very hard. We were closed for 85 days,” says Jenn Cobbel, Museum Store Manager, at the China Lake Museum. Nevertheless, the China Lake Museum Foundation . . . Read Full Story >>

 Celestial calendar for March

1. Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury are all in the morning sky this month. Look for them all in the east before sunrise. 2. Mars can be seen in the west soon after sunset. This month it passes through Taurus the bull where it will be . . . Read Full Story >>

Friends and family pay tribute to Michael Rogers

Friends and family pay tribute to Michael Rogers

Scores of friends join the family of the late RPD Reservist Michael Rogers, at the Indian Wells Valley Brewery Saturday, February 26, in a celebration of his life. Included in the gathering were representatives from the Ridgecrest Police Department, and The Patriotic Legion Riders. The . . . Read Full Story >>

Church offers community wide Easter Egg Hunt

Church offers community wide Easter Egg Hunt

The Grace Connection Foursquare Church is looking to bring some fun to our community by having a 4-week Easter egg hunt, hiding 250 eggs/week all around our city in March. Be on the watch for bright colored eggs filled with emoji keychains and tiny toys. . . . Read Full Story >>

New Priest comes to Christ the King Anglican Church

New Priest comes to Christ the King Anglican Church

BY LAURA QUEZADA Staff Writer The News Review “We love it,” says Father Fabian Pering, Rector at Christ the King Anglican Church, about living in Ridgecrest. “My wife, Charity, and I both love to run. We found that there are plenty of places to run . . . Read Full Story >>

Fishing season opens March 1

All rivers and streams in Inyo and Mono countys will be open to catch and release trout fishing March 1. See website at https://wildlife.co.gov/Fishing/Inland/Trout-Plan/Regulation-Simplification. . . . Read Full Story >>

City Serve brings food for local churches

City Serve brings food for local churches

Submitted by TARA PACKER Exclusive to The News Review Several months ago, the Lighthouse was able to partner with a Bakersfield organization called City Serve. Their primary purpose is to provide donated items to churches which then allow churches to reach out to people in . . . Read Full Story >>

The China Lake Golf Course loses two legends

The China Lake Golf Course loses two legends

Submitted by BRUCE AULD, Exclusive to The News Review The year was 1964 and the China Lake Rocketeer, in two consecutive editions chronicled the achievements two multi-talented athletes, consummate professionals, great personalities and genuinely fine individuals. In the early summer of 1964, Jane Bracken (Brooks) . . . Read Full Story >>

’That’s our story – a simple, blessed life’

’That’s our story – a simple, blessed life’

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent Gary and Cindy Allred are nearing their 50th Wedding Anniversary this year in October, but to them their story is nothing out of the ordinary. To them, it is normal. “We have had our ups and downs, but we . . . Read Full Story >>

Geese still making themselves at home in the valley

Geese still making themselves at home in the valley

Flocks of snow geese are making their annual visit to their desert winter home. The graceful white geese are often seen in flight or in grassy areas in search for food. This photo was taken at Pearson park. — Photo By Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Baby Edition extended one week

Baby Edition extended one week

The publication of the 2020 Baby Keepsake edition will be extended for one week. Publication date is February 12. Photos and information must be submitted by noon Tuesday, February 9. . . . Read Full Story >>