Standard’s passing marks loss of valley pioneer

Standard’s passing marks loss of valley pioneer

When William A. “Bill” Standard died on April 9 at the age of 78, our valley lost one of its last survivors to grow up in Brown, a mining and aqueduct construction boomtown north of Inyokern where now only a few patches of cement show . . . Read Full Story >>

Job fair is April 27

The Kern County Department of Human Services will host a series of job fairs throughout the county this month, including one in Ridgecrest on Thursday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ker McGee Center. “With Kern County’s overall unemployment rate at . . . Read Full Story >>

Reed to address Democrats

The Democratic Club of the High Desert will host Wendy Reed, who is seeking the 23rd District congressional seat in 2018, on Saturday, April 22, at noon in Charlie’s restaurant at the Clarion Inn. Reed has spent 30 years addressing government processes ranging from voting . . . Read Full Story >>

Independent Bookstore Day is April 29

Independent Bookstore Day is April 29

Rebecca Neipp

Red Rock Books will join other booksellers across the U.S. in the third observance of Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29, with activities, special deals and more. “I think independent bookstores are important because they offer an experience, not just a retail transaction,” said . . . Read Full Story >>

Blackjack Night to help preserve history

Rebecca Neipp

A Blackjack Night fund-raiser, scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at the Randsburg Opera House, will offer guests a night of fun while raising money to help preserve a piece of local history The Rand Desert Museum, the beneficiary of the cause, has been preserving documents, . . . Read Full Story >>

Poker Run to benefit memorial wall

Poker Run to benefit memorial wall

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer The American Legion Riders will once again escort the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit to Ridgecrest for the annual 9-11 Memorial and Parade of 1,000 Flags. And the community is invited to the American Legion Chapter 684’s annual Poker . . . Read Full Story >>

Parkinson’s awareness observed during the month of April

Parkinson’s awareness observed during the month of April

By DIANA REGIER News Review Correspondent As 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Parkinson’s disease, according to a statement from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, locals impacted by the disease are joining the national observance in April for Parkinson’s disease awareness. Among those at the . . . Read Full Story >>

Tribute to Pastor Glen Paden

It was with great shock and sadness that we heard of Dr. Glen Paden’s death on Friday, April 7, 2017. A Christian’s departure from this life is truly the greatest blessing one can imagine, and we are exceedingly happy for his ultimate victory. Yet his . . . Read Full Story >>

Mayor’s prayer breakfast to be held May 4

Mayor’s prayer breakfast to be held May 4

Ridgecrest Kiwanis will host the Ridgecrest Mayor’s and Leadership Prayer Breakfast Thursday, May 4, at 6:10 a.m. at Desert Christian Center. The keynote address will be delivered by Gil Mertz, assistant to the president of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. FRC is the . . . Read Full Story >>

Annual Friends of NRA fund- raising banquet & auction is May 6

The Southern Sierra Friends of NRA Committee coridally invites the community to it’s annual fund-raising banquet and acution Saturday, May 6 at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with a 6 p.m. dinner and a live auction, a silent auction and special . . . Read Full Story >>

Community easter egg hunts this weekend

Community easter egg hunts this weekend

Hundreds of children hunt for thousands of eggs at last year’s Community Easter Egg Hunt. This year, RCA Church will host its sixth annual event Saturday, April 15, at Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Gates open at 9 a.m. for food, activities, games, prizes and more. Hunts, . . . Read Full Story >>

Many prime viewing locations for lingering wildflowers

Many prime viewing locations for lingering wildflowers

Apricot mallow and desert sunflowers line Highway 14 in a lingering display in the IWV. Those in search of prime viewing locations can still find some in the Rademachers and local canyons. See other stories for local wildflower activities. -- Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

’Mountain Men’ winners announced.

’Mountain Men’ winners announced.

Members of the Ridgecrest Police Department are honored for their “Mountain Man” fund-raiser for the Women’s Center-High Desert. Flanked by Carol Beecroft (left) and Karin Stone of the Women’s Center are Kyle Cushman (second from left), who won “Worst Beard” and Mike Atkins, who won . . . Read Full Story >>

County to hold job fair in IWV April 27

The Kern County Department of Human Services will bring a series of job fairs throughout the county this month, including one in Ridgecrest on April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ker McGee Center. “With Kern County’s overall unemployment rate at 10.9 . . . Read Full Story >>

McKernan honored for conservation service

McKernan honored for conservation service

Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District Chair Donna Thomas honors longtime member Don Joe McKernan for his distinguished service. He also received acknowledgement from Kern?County 1st District Supervisor Mick Gleason. -- Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Chamber’s Follies celebrate 25 years

Chamber’s Follies celebrate 25 years

The Ridgecrest Star Follies will hold its 25th anniversary show this Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. “If you have never attended a Follies show, it is something you should experience,” said Janis Bottorff, chair of the sponsoring Ridgecrest Chamber of . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest Autism Awareness auction raises more than $80K

Ridgecrest Autism Awareness auction raises more than $80K

More than 350 crowd Kerr McGee Center for the annual Ridgecrest Autism Awareness fund-raising auction, which raised a total of $88,000 last Friday. RAA supporters turned around the following Monday for the #RAAblue promotion through social media, with more than 1,200 participating. “We were hoping . . . Read Full Story >>

RCA to host community celebration of Easter

RIDGECREST CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY CHURCH — Who doesn’t remember the excitement of hunting for Easter eggs as a kid? What parent doesn’t treasure the memory of seeing their child scampering across the grass in search of the prized decorated egg? What could be a better way . . . Read Full Story >>

Odell Bizzell to visit Cerro Coso April 11

Odell Bizzell to visit Cerro Coso April 11

Cerro Coso Community College will welcome noted author-blogger-entrepreneur Odell Bizzell, who will share his story of success and passion on Tuesday, April 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. “Through his powerful interactive presentation, attendees will learn ways to overcome negativity and unfairness in society . . . Read Full Story >>

Local author packs Red Rock Books during signing

Local author packs Red Rock Books during signing

Local children’s author Terry Pierce reads one of her most recently published books during a signing last weekend at Red Rock Books. “The event went really, really well,” said RRB owner Ann Rizzardini. “It was packed in here, and we sold a lot of Terry’s . . . Read Full Story >>