Manzanar to host YCC summer program

Manzanar to host YCC summer program

Manzanar National Historic Site will sponsor an 8-week Youth Conservation Corps program this summer, and is seeking applicants age 15-18. Applicants must not reach their 19th birthday before Aug. 2 to be eligible. YCC team members will work June 10 through Aug. 2. Members will . . . Read Full Story >>

Concert to benefit ‘Erik’s Fight’

Concert to benefit ‘Erik’s Fight’

Erik Catlin and his wife Sabrina with children (clockwise, from top left) Dakoda, Connor, Everly and Brantley — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Erik Catlin, 33, is a life-long Ridgecrest resident, BMX enthusiast, father and is currently fighting . . . Read Full Story >>

CL Mountain Rescue Group volunteers renew skills

CL Mountain Rescue Group volunteers renew skills

Members of the China Lake Mountain Rescue Group travel to the snow-covered slopes near Lake Tahoe to participate in the annual re-accreditation, which renews maintain search and rescue qualifications required by the Mountain Rescue Association. The MRA is a national volunteer organization dedicated to saving . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum  to present Wildflower Exhibit April; tours start in March

Museum to present Wildflower Exhibit April; tours start in March

“In glorious pre-spring fashion, several wildflower varietals have begun their bloom. Yellow throats, phacelia and blue dicks are just a few of those already sprung, and a fraction of those to come. A month away from full bloom, several organizations are gearing up for wildflower-related . . . Read Full Story >>

Postmortem change of duty station

Postmortem change of duty station

Ashworth is pictured with his parents during his 1933 graduation — Courtesy photos ------ During his exemplary naval career Vice Adm. Frederick L. “Dick” Ashworth made history in multiple locations ranging from the skies over Japan, where he served as the weaponeer for the Nagasaki . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Atmospheric river’ drenches valley

‘Atmospheric river’ drenches valley

An oversaturated desertscape west of Jacks Ranch Road is waterlogged after constant rain earlier this week. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer “No need to panic! As you may have noticed, there is water falling from the sky. . . . Read Full Story >>

Health Fair is tomorrow at Kerr McGee

Health Fair is tomorrow at Kerr McGee

Rebecca Neipp

Hundreds of residents check out dozens of vendors at a previous Health Fair, hosted by Ridgecrest Regional Hospital — News Review file photo ------ One highlight of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s Health Fair, held tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kerr McGee Center, . . . Read Full Story >>

Motor Trend magazine features Southern Sierra backdrop

Motor Trend magazine features Southern Sierra backdrop

Our world-renowned view of the Southern Sierra Nevada got a little more famous this week as Motor Trend magazine unveiled its cover featuring Inyokern Airport runways with our beautiful mountain backdrop. (Oh, yeah, there was also something about the vehicles parked on the blacktop that . . . Read Full Story >>

Sterner honored for veterans’ services

Sterner honored for veterans’ services

Kern County 1st District Supervisor Mick Gleason (right) presents a certificate of appreciation to Michael Sterner, who retired this week from Kern County Veterans’ Services. Sterner was acknowledged for his dedicated service and the invaluable guidance he provided to local veterans. “Your care and concern . . . Read Full Story >>

Youth sports fundraiser next weekend

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Local businesses are partnering with the Parks and Recreation Department to sponsor a Youth Sports Scholarship, beginning with a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on March 14, 5:30 p.m. at the Kerr McGee Center. “It came up because it seems . . . Read Full Story >>

Schools all over IWV  celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Day

Schools all over IWV celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Day

Olivia Holm joins Burroughs High School Thespians in presenting a program to St. Ann students in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. BHS drama students traveled to local elementary schools last Friday to perform dramatic interpretations of Seuss’ classic stories. — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Quilt show is this weekend at DEF

Quilt show is this weekend at DEF

Carol Jeter displays “Avocato,” a wall hanging available at the auction — Courtesy photo ------ The Hi Desert Quilt Guild will present “Creations from the Heart,” the upcoming biennial Quilt Show Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, in Desert Valley’s Community Complex at the Desert Empire . . . Read Full Story >>

WACOM extends boutique hours, announces its spring programs

The WACOM Thrift Shop announced that it will be offering extended hours on select days during the spring months. “Can’t shop at the WACOM Thrift shop during our normal hours?” asked a spokesperson, noting that regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 . . . Read Full Story >>

Senior Center celebrates renovation completion

Senior Center celebrates renovation completion

Senior Center Vice President Dottie Erlandson (holding scissors) and President Donna Williams (at right of her) celebrate the long-awaited opening of the renovated Senior Center with members of the Ridgecrest Exchange Club, city staff, elected officials and other members of the community. — Photo by . . . Read Full Story >>

Holden takes viewers  ‘north to Alaska!’

Holden takes viewers ‘north to Alaska!’

The Maturango Museum will present “North to Alaska!” a slide-illustrated lecture scheduled for Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. “BJ Holden will give a delightful photographic presentation on her 2014 RV trip to Alaska,” said a spokesperson. “BJ spent two months exploring British Columbia, the . . . Read Full Story >>

‘From Earth to the Stars’ is March 28

‘From Earth to the Stars’ is March 28

The China Lake Museum Foundation will continue its lecture series, featuring Elsa Hennings, a Navy-NASA expert in parachute development, on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum Coso Room. Hennings will present the program “Parachutes From Earth to the Stars,” which will . . . Read Full Story >>

Lions report on next steps for Pinney Pool

Lions report on next steps for Pinney Pool

Rebecca Neipp

A mural donated by the family of the late artist Scott Sayer is sold to Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union for $700 at last weekend’s fundraising auction for Pinney Pool, hosted by the Ridgecrest Lions Club. Pictured at left is auctioneer Steven Morgan, along with . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH launches another first

RRH launches another first

Pictured: Patrick Hsieh, MD, and Christian Schwartz, PA-C ------ Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is launching the community’s first Nerosurgery Spine Clinic, in collaboration with USC Neurosurgery, part of Keck Medicine of USC. The clinic, specializing in spinal care, opened its doors Jan. 31. “The collaboration with . . . Read Full Story >>

Wellness outreach returns March 9

Wellness outreach returns March 9

Rebecca Neipp

Sandra Burrows?(right) of Botany’s Desire discusses some of the natural products her Balsam Street-based boutique offers to locals. Botany’s Desire is one of many local businesses that will be on hand at the upcoming Health Fair. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ Screenings, information, activities . . . Read Full Story >>

Local cheer team heads to Florida for all-star competition

Local cheer team heads to Florida for all-star competition

Members of the Ridgecrest Coyote Cheer team will head to Florida for the March 9 International All-Star Championship, the Universal Cheer Association-sanctioned competition held at the ESPN Sports Center in Orlando. The 12 members placed first in their division at a cheerleading competition last November. . . . Read Full Story >>