Valley gets more rain, but no new record

Valley gets more rain, but no new record

Rebecca Neipp

Storms brought plenty of rain to the Indian Wells Valley last weekend — just not enough to break records. The National Weather Service published its precipitation-collection data Saturday afternoon, which showed a valley-high of 1.94 inches of rain in southwest Inyokern and low of .47 . . . Read Full Story >>

Treasures of the Mojave Desert

Treasures of the Mojave Desert

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer The California Gold Rush, construction of the L.A. Aqueduct, migration of homesteaders, refugees from the Dust Bowl and the architects of the Navy base at China Lake have all left their fingerprints on the shaping of the Indian . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH presents dodgeball tourney

RRH presents dodgeball tourney

Rebecca Neipp

Along with the health screenings, physician introductions and wellness resources that are traditionally offered at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s annual Health Fair, teen and adult teams are invited to sign up for the inaugural Dodgeball Tournament, to be held Saturday, March 11, in conjunction with . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Love in Action’ helps the homeless in our community

‘Love in Action’ helps the homeless in our community

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Thanks to cooperation between local churches, businesses and the Ridgecrest Police Department, “Love in Action” has been able to reach out to dozens of homeless individuals and families who have passed through the community. Crossroads Community Church Pastor . . . Read Full Story >>

Record-breaking rain this weekend?

Record-breaking rain this weekend?

Huge raindrops, and even hail, shower the Indian Wells Valley during last week’s storm. But that’s nothing compared to what could be in store for us this weekend, according to China Lake Weather Officer Tamera Walters. “We are shaping up to see the kind of . . . Read Full Story >>

MOMS Club to host Education Fair

MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) Club of Ridgecrest will host its first-annual Education Fair Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. “Parents are interested in the various school options in Ridgecrest and their prices,” said Sarah . . . Read Full Story >>

Sizemore to speak to Historical Society

Sizemore to speak to Historical Society

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host Cholla Sizemore, who will discuss the Trona Pride Program on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. In 2015 Sizemore and the Searles Valley Historical Society started this program with the . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Meet the Author’ returns March 2

The popular Ridge Writers spring series “Read the Book, Meet the Author” returns on first Thursday afternoons this March, April, and May, with three highly acclaimed authors. For each event, participants buy and read the featured title in advance so that they can discuss it . . . Read Full Story >>

Cancer survivors to meet Feb. 20

The Prostate Cancer Survival Group will meet Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Mechtenberg Conference Room of the Ridge-crest Regional Hospital Annex. The program will feature a video presentation by Dr. Gary Leach on “Fixing Incontinence After PC Treatment.” Leach describes the types . . . Read Full Story >>

Safely Surrendered month recognized

Kern County joins the state in observing the passage of the Safely Surrendered Baby Law during the month of February. “For most people, the birth of a child is a happy occasion celebrated with family and friends,” said a county spokesperson. “But for some women, . . . Read Full Story >>

First person perspective: A love story to aspire to

First person perspective: A love story to aspire to

Rebecca Neipp

Each year we at the News Review sit down for an editorial brainstorming session to identify an inspirational couple to write about for Valentine’s Day. And while each of these gracious couples have shared their touching and funny and bittersweet stories of love, every year . . . Read Full Story >>

Scouts gather canned goods for Salvation Army

Scouts gather canned goods for Salvation Army

Local Boy Scouts collected more than 2,200 pounds of food Saturday, thanks to local residents who supported the annual “Scouting for Food” drive. Boy Scouts gather donations each year to help replenish the food pantry of the local Salvation Army. -- Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Nazarene to host ladies Bible study

The Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene invites ladies of all ages to participate in a Wednesday night Bible study beginning Feb. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. The group will read and discuss “The Best Yes” by Lysa Terkeurst. “In the midst of endless demands, ‘The Best . . . Read Full Story >>

Senior Services return to IWV

Senior Services return to IWV

Rebecca Neipp

While the care of a child is widely recognized as a responsibility of the village, the needs of those on the opposite end of the age spectrum can often be overlooked when time and circumstance leave seniors without a support system. “That is one thing . . . Read Full Story >>

Oasis Garden Club tea is Feb. 11

Oasis Garden Club tea is Feb. 11

Marilyn Woodard (left) and Janice Wagner prepare for the Oasis Garden Club’s annual Garden Party Tea and membership drive. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church. Tickets are available for $15 each at the Maturango Musuem . . . Read Full Story >>

Local track club to host Prediction Run Feb. 11

The Over the Hill Track Club will host a Prediction Run on Saturday, Feb. 11, starting and finishing from the dirt lot south of Cerro Coso Community College. Signups start at 7:30 a.m., with the start of the race at 8 a.m. There is no . . . Read Full Story >>

’Tabernacle Experience’ draws hundreds

’Tabernacle Experience’ draws hundreds

The "Tabernacle Experience," set up last week at the Ridgecrest Seventh-Day Adventist Church, brought in some 500 residents and out-of-towners according to Jeanne Whittaker. Whittaker founded the ministry to allow modern-day believers to experience the tent of the Arc of the Covenant carried through the . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH staffer demonstrates safety protocol

RRH staffer demonstrates safety protocol

Mikayla Farris of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital helps fit masks on students in Sadie Nutter’s Health Careers class at Burroughs High School. Students were learning protocol for protection against airborne microbes as part of the hospital’s orientation process. -- Courtesy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Winter storms a mixed blessing

Winter storms a mixed blessing

Rebecca Neipp

Amid celebrations of rain and snow that came with an epic storm that raged over the Sierra Nevada, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in 40 counties across the state — including Kern — to mitigate damage and destruction resulting from the severe . . . Read Full Story >>

Nearly 200 turn out for local Women’s March

Nearly 200 turn out for local Women’s March

Rebecca Neipp

While hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C. for the inaugural Women’s March, nearly 200 residents of the Indian Wells Valley sent a statement of support in one of many grassroots events held around the country. “I felt the need to bring women’s rights awareness . . . Read Full Story >>