Gregory leaves lasting legacy on community he loved

Gregory leaves lasting legacy on community he loved

Rebecca Neipp

After Jim Gregory spent months coping with treatment for his advanced melanoma in Phoenix, Ariz., Jim Fallgatter asked Gregory’s long-time friend and flying companion Paul Farris to bring him home to Ridgecrest last week. After being granted “Angel Flight” status, and special permission for an . . . Read Full Story >>

Historical Society salutes Armed  Forces — all year round

Historical Society salutes Armed Forces — all year round

By DIANA REGIER, News Review Staff Writer As the eyes of the nation turn toward the uniformed men and women who serve our country during tomorrow’s observance of Armed Forces Day, the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert offers residents a way to honor . . . Read Full Story >>

Jim Gregory dies en route to Ridgecrest

Jim Gregory dies en route to Ridgecrest

As he was being flown back to the home and the friends he loved, pioneering entrepreneur Jim Gregory died Tuesday morning, May 16, in a private plane piloted by longtime flying buddy Paul Farris and his son, Tim. Gregory was being transferred from hospice care . . . Read Full Story >>

Peterson to stress arts in education

The Democratic Club of the High Desert will host guest speaker Daniel Peterson at its monthly luncheon on Saturday, May 20, at noon at Charlie’s restaurant at the Clarion Inn. Peterson, who is retiring this year as the band and choir director of Murray Middle . . . Read Full Story >>

Community Spotlight: Jacob Haw

Community Spotlight: Jacob Haw

By JAYME KINARD, News Review Correspondent Jacob Haw graduated from Burroughs High School with honors in 2016. From a young age, he was interested in a career in law enforcement and joined the U.S. Coast Guard after graduating. Now 19, Jacob currently attends the U.S. . . . Read Full Story >>

Family Discovery Day – a ‘great way to preserve and share memories

By MEGAN HALL News Review Contributor Family Discovery Day is May 20 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1031 S. Norma St. This year’s free event also includes a Friday evening class, “Accessing Mexico Records,” at . . . Read Full Story >>

Exchange Club finds local talent

Exchange Club finds local talent

Winners of the Ridgecrest Exchange Club Search for Talent (not in order) display their trophies after Saturday’s competition. Senior Division winners included Britney Brown in first, Samuel Karakas in second and Alana Nagy in third; Junior winners were Geoffrey Brown in first, Megan Anderson in . . . Read Full Story >>

Fund-raising fashion show schedule

The International Community Day Committee will host a fund-raising High Tea Fashion Show Saturday, May 27, at 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn. “You will not want to miss a spectacular fashion show combined with flowers and plants inspired by nature,” said Yolanda Alexander, who . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Museum auction raises $80,000

China Lake Museum auction raises $80,000

Guests of the China Lake Museum Foundation’s annual fundraiser place bids on scores of items in the silent auction. More than 200 guests helped raise $80,000, which will help the museum bring its historical displays honoring local contributions to the Navy and national defense to . . . Read Full Story >>

Memorial soccer tournament returns

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The community lamented the loss of an annual tradition last year when the Armstrong family stepped down after the 20th Matt Armstrong Memorial Tournament. But soccer fans can once again dust off their cleats and shin guards for . . . Read Full Story >>

Adoption option is a blessing for the Hocker family

Adoption option is a blessing for the Hocker family

Rebecca Neipp

“You hear about this unconditional love that parents have for their children. That’s really difficult to imagine if you haven’t experienced it. “When I finally did, I didn’t expect it to be so immediate, and so powerful.” Donna Hocker recalls how after years of longing . . . Read Full Story >>

Butterfly Release honors and remembers loved ones

Butterfly Release honors and remembers loved ones

Two-year-old Jack Luckey, pictured with his father, John, releases a butterfly during Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s annual ritual in honor and memory of local loved ones served by the Hospice program. -- Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH observes National Hospital Week

RRH observes National Hospital Week

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Administrative Assistant Tamara Kalifah helps set up games and activities on the hospital’s east lawn, where the staff celebrated the national observance of Hospital Week. -- Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

St. Michael’s seeks food donations

St. Michael’s Food Pantry will hold a canned-goods drive on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Albertson’s on North Norma Street. In January 2016 the seldom-used parish hall chapel at the church’s location at 200 W. Drummond . . . Read Full Story >>

RPD employees honored

RPD employees honored

The Ridgecrest Police Department honors employees of the year, certificates of merit and meritorious awards at the annual department barbecue. Other special awards included the Life-Saving Award to Sgt. Nathan Lloyd and special thank-yous to the Optimists Club and the Pizza Factory. -- Photo by . . . Read Full Story >>

PCC to host boutique fund-raiser

The Pregnancy Care Center will host a boutique fund-raiser Saturday, May 13, from 2-4 p.m. at Cornerstone Bible Church. On the day before Mother’s Day, guests are invited to take tea and refreshments in support of the services offered locally by PCC. Tickets are available . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Evening with Bryan Bowers’

The Maturango Museum will host “An Evening with Bryan Bowers” on Saturday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Room. Bowers, an American folk musician, will perform with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Geoff Goodhue and violinist Anna Schaad Montgomery. “From his humble beginning as a . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Anonymous’ auditions

Master Mystery Productions and Red Rock Books are joining forces to present a new interactive mystery, one that melds together scavenger hunt and theater — and open auditions will be held this weekend. “The show, titled ‘Anony-mous,’ will allow guests to play agents in an after-hours . . . Read Full Story >>

Literacy Council meets Saturday

The Literacy Council of the Indian Wells Valley will hold its general meeting, which is open to the public, on Saturday, May 13, from 1-4 p.m. at Crossroads Church. The group will meet in the He-Brews Room. “The meeting will include discussions regarding the history . . . Read Full Story >>

Hilly Willy run

Over the Hill Track Club will hold the “Hilly Willy 10K fun run” on Saturday, May 13, starting at 7 a.m. Start and finish will be at the lower Lone Ridge Trailhead on South Downs Street. The race will have water at the start/finish line, . . . Read Full Story >>