Chamber Luncheon is Nov. 10

Chamber Luncheon is Nov. 10

RIDGECREST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE — Join us for this month’s “Virtual Chamber Luncheon” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, with Brenda Diel of the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Brenda Diel has been in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years and is currently the Administrator for . . . Read Full Story >>

Rotary hosts ‘Gifts That Give Hope’

Rotary hosts ‘Gifts That Give Hope’

ROTARY CLUB OF CHINA LAKE – During this season of giving, consider giving the gift of hope to others. The Gifts That Give Hope alternative gift fair will be online this year from Nov. 21-Dec. 1 at gifts thatgivehope.org/ridgecrest. The participating non-profits offering services range . . . Read Full Story >>

The Military Veteran

The Military Veteran

By George “Andy” Anderson, News Review Contributor I have been asked to write what it is to be a veteran. First I guess it would be helpful to have a definition of a veteran. Google defines the term as “a person who served in the . . . Read Full Story >>

Now ... back to the show!

Now ... back to the show!

RIDGECREST CINEMAS — After much anticipation, and what feels like a replay of the film “Groundhog Day,” Ridgecrest Cinemas will be welcoming the community back to its big screens beginning Friday. Nov. 6 – with heightened sanitization guidelines, limited movie schedules and new features. The . . . Read Full Story >>

Grief counseling available

“The death experience changes people, and creates some difficult challenges for those left behind,” said a local bereavement counselor. This volunteer group is offering help, as a free community service, through a multi-week class. Volunteers have been trained and certified under the mentorship of Dr. . . . Read Full Story >>

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

Local students who picked up Sierra Sands Unified School District grab-and-go lunches received a special trick-or-treat (well, just a treat) Wednesday. — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest walk raises $26,000 for Alzheimer’s Association

Ridgecrest walk raises $26,000 for Alzheimer’s Association

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION — Ridgecrest residents walked throughout the city’s neighborhoods, parks and trails, waving flags and sporting purple outfits to raise awareness and more than $26,000 in funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s through the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s last weekend. Due to . . . Read Full Story >>

Virtual coyote Children’s Hour available

Virtual coyote Children’s Hour available

MATURANGO MUSEUM — Coyotes will be the stars in our next Children’s Hour video. Mark Pahuta is filming the docents reading a couple of stories on coyotes and a poem by Dan Burnett. Also featured is Judy Breitenstein giving the natural history presentation about coyotes. . . . Read Full Story >>

Sky viewing, star party is Saturday

Sky viewing, star party is Saturday

“Come see the craters of the Moon – plus Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and much more in our Milky Way and beyond!” The China Lake Astronomical Society is hosting a sky viewing and star party on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Maturango Museum. The event will be . . . Read Full Story >>

CCCC drive-in features ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’

CCCC drive-in features ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’

Pack the family up in the car, or bring a date, and head on up to the college on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 for a free showing of the “Nightmare Before Christmas” at 6:45 p.m. Cerro Coso Community College students are hosting the contact-free viewing . . . Read Full Story >>

East Kern Resource Conservation District seeking boardmembers

EAST KERN COUNTY RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT — In November the Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District will have five vacancies on its board and is seeking directors. If you are interested in conserving natural resources, improving the environment, and are ready to give back to . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH offers new payment options

RRH offers new payment options

RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL — Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has partnered with CarePayment, a leading patient financial engagement company, to reduce the toll of rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs on its patients. CarePayment offers flexible and easy to understand, 0-percent APR payment programs that have low monthly payments . . . Read Full Story >>

Scotty’s Castle renovations make headway

Scotty’s Castle renovations make headway

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK — It has been five years since a flash flood devastated historic structures and utilities at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service has completed several projects, but reopening is still about two years away. Scotty’s Castle . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Walk to end Alzheimer’s’ is Oct. 24

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Ridgecrest residents to join in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 24. The Ridgecrest Walk to End Alzheimer’s continues, but instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals . . . Read Full Story >>

Death Valley campgrounds opening

Death Valley campgrounds opening

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK — Fall temperatures signal the start of camping season in Death Valley National Park. Texas Spring, Sunset and Stovepipe Wells Campgrounds opened on Thursday, Oct. 15. All individual campsites in the park are open. The park’s 762 individual campsites are limited . . . Read Full Story >>

Edwards air show includes IWV flyover

Edwards air show includes IWV flyover

Rebecca Neipp

With the cancelation of the air show originally planned for Columbus Day weekend — the first to be staged at Edwards Air Force Base since 2006 — event planners are modifying the aerial demonstrations so that those living in and around the aerospace corridor can . . . Read Full Story >>

Public urged to get flu shot

With flu season upon us, Kern County Public Health is urging residents to get a flu shot in order to prepare for the potential effects of a “twindemic” of influenza and COVID-19 during the fall and winter months. A free clinic will be held in . . . Read Full Story >>

EKCRCD to meet Tuesday

The Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, Oct. 113, at 9:15 a.m. in the conference room of the local Bureau of Land Management office, located at 300 S. Richmond Rd. For more information call Nancy Gooch, administrative assistant of . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH Hospice honors Milam

RRH Hospice honors Milam

Michelle Milam, a personal care assistant with RRH Hospice and Home Health Department, was honored with an “Angel Wing” for her outstanding service, compassion and care. A donation was made in her name to the RRH Foundation to benefit hospice and home health. “Michelle is . . . Read Full Story >>

Tortoise club meet Monday

The Ridgecrest Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club will meet Monday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. “so it won’t get dark on us,” said Bob Parker. “It’s still hot out, especially for October, but our desert tortoises will eventually be going under for . . . Read Full Story >>