More rains expected next week, potential for snow

More rains expected next week, potential for snow

Rain, accompanied by thunder and lighting, descends on the Indian Wells Valley Wednesday morning. According to China Lake Weather Officer Tamera Walters, the airfield logged only about .06 inch of precipitation, but weather stations around town reported as much as .2 inches. “In terms of . . . Read Full Story >>

Thompson’s death prompts look at history

Thompson’s death prompts look at history

By PATRICIA FARRIS News Review Publisher Memorial services for Robert Hoskins Thompson will be held today, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Inyokern Methodist Church. He was last of the third generation of the pioneering family who founded Inyokern. His grandfather, Robert Richardson Thompson, and . . . Read Full Story >>

Community observes Veterans Day

Community observes Veterans Day

The Rev. James Dowd, chaplain of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, addresses scores of attendees at the Monday Veterans Day program at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ship 4084. Dowd, during his keynote address, discussed the debt of gratitude owed by U.S. countrymen to . . . Read Full Story >>

Auxiliary seeks names of overseas troops for holiday packages

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary is seeking names of servicemen and -women in service overseas who will not be home for the holidays. Auxiliary members will fill boxes with treats and comfort items. Anyone who would like to suggest recipients can send names to lkcapazzi@mchsi.com . . . Read Full Story >>

Death Valley announces fee-free days

Death Valley announces fee-free days

Death Valley National Park officials announced that visitors have five opportunities to see the natural attractions without paying the typical fee. “We are excited to see park visitors enjoy Death Valley National Park with reduced costs for their trip,” said Death Valley National Park Superintendent . . . Read Full Story >>

Desert Classic is Saturday

Desert Classic is Saturday

The Ridgecrest Desert Classic — a popular cycling competition that draws riders of all ages from near and far — will once again be staged Saturday, Nov. 16, starting in the Cerro Coso Community College parking lot. The High Sierra Cyclists, with the support of . . . Read Full Story >>

CF survivor spreads hope

CF survivor spreads hope

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent “Keep the faith and never stop. Never, ever give up.” Breeann Jaramillo’s words are heartfelt and unwavering — and she speaks from experience that encompasses both the tough times and the beautiful moments in life. Jaramillo moved to Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

’HOG’s contribute to Toys for Tots

’HOG’s contribute to Toys for Tots

CWO3 Victor Jenson of the U.S. Marine Reserves stands front and center with Bill Thayer, director of the Eastern Sierra Chapter of the Ridgecrest Harley Owners Group. Members of the local HOG chapter gathered a truckbed full of new gifts to be donated to the . . . Read Full Story >>

Audubon to present KRP update

Audubon to present KRP update

The Kerncrest Audubon Society will host Reed Tollefson of Audubon California at the Thursday, Nov. 21, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Maturango Museum. “Reed works tirelessly to preserve and improve the survival rate of plants and animals in Kern County,” said a spokesperson. Tollefson . . . Read Full Story >>

Aviation history is topic at HSUMD

Aviation history is topic at HSUMD

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host aviation historian and author Barbara Schultz at its Tuesday, Nov. 19, meeting at 7 p.m. in the Historic USO Building. According to a spokesperson, Meadows Field in Bakersfield was the first county-owned airport in the . . . Read Full Story >>

A day for remembering ...

A day for remembering ...

Veterans and their supporters stand at attention during a previous Veterans Day Ceremony, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. VFW Ship 4084 will once again host an observance on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at 117 N. Alvord St. The Rev. James Dowd . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy: "May we all be as brave as our country’s heroes"

McCarthy: "May we all be as brave as our country’s heroes"

Every year on Veterans Day, our communities come together to recognize those who have valiantly served our country. Throughout America’s very existence thousands of our service members have sacrificed their own safety, not just on the battlefield, but here at home and across the globe, . . . Read Full Story >>

Schaniel recalls China Lake in the 1960s

Schaniel recalls China Lake in the 1960s

Rebecca Neipp

The Cuban Missile Crisis. President John F. Kennedy. Vietnam War. Moon landing. As the China Lake Museum Foundation prepares to celebrate local contributions to some of the historic events that defined the 1960s, one former resident recalls his childhood during that era in the unique . . . Read Full Story >>

Erlandson: a veteran of many  wars, Operation Crosswords

Erlandson: a veteran of many wars, Operation Crosswords

By JOHN E. ANDERSON, Ridge Writers Helge W. Erlandson Jr. entered the Navy on March 1939 in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was deployed on the USS Maryland after boot camp and was aboard her on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. She took . . . Read Full Story >>

Grove: ’Our American heroes represent strength, unity, and protection’

Grove: ’Our American heroes represent strength, unity, and protection’

As we commemorate another Veterans Day, I am reminded of the incredible men and women in uniform who have risked their lives for our freedom. It is important to take a moment today to recognize our veterans who served in all branches of the United . . . Read Full Story >>

Schneider — gunner’s mate to officer in three decades

Schneider — gunner’s mate to officer in three decades

By GENE SCHNEIDER, Ridge Writers George Schneider enlisted in the Navy in May 1910. He wasn’t quite 18, so he lied about his birth date (but that’s another story). The recruiter said George’s father had to sign the enlistment papers because he was “only” 18. . . . Read Full Story >>

Fong: ’They are our neighbors, family, and friends.’

Fong: ’They are our neighbors, family, and friends.’

In 1918, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the First World War, “the war to end all wars,” was over. The following year, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day, to recognize the soldiers who fought during World . . . Read Full Story >>

Florida rider wins endurance race

Florida rider wins endurance race

By KELLY COSNER, News Review Correspondent This year’s American Endurance Ride Championship at 20 Mule Team, known as the destination ride for our country’s most dedicated riders, was host to hundreds of competitive riders and their mounts from all over the United States and Canada. . . . Read Full Story >>

Deadline nears for food baskets

Deadline nears for food baskets

Rebecca Neipp

Families and individuals seeking assistance from the Salvation Army’s Holiday Food Basket program have until next Thursday to complete the application process. Each holiday season, the Salvation Army leads a drive to package up Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for local families in need. Historically, families . . . Read Full Story >>

Mule Team reenactment comes to Death Valley

Mule Team reenactment comes to Death Valley

Twenty mules will pull replica borax wagons through Death Valley National Park in a rare public reenactment on Nov. 8-9. Several partners are working together to create this event, which culminates two weeks of special events in the park. The 20 Mule Team will lead . . . Read Full Story >>