Sky viewing, star party is Saturday

Sky viewing, star party is Saturday

“Come see the craters of the Moon – plus Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and much more in our Milky Way and beyond!” The China Lake Astronomical Society is hosting a sky viewing and star party on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Maturango Museum. The event will be . . . Read Full Story >>

CCCC drive-in features ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’

CCCC drive-in features ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’

Pack the family up in the car, or bring a date, and head on up to the college on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 for a free showing of the “Nightmare Before Christmas” at 6:45 p.m. Cerro Coso Community College students are hosting the contact-free viewing . . . Read Full Story >>

East Kern Resource Conservation District seeking boardmembers

EAST KERN COUNTY RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT — In November the Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District will have five vacancies on its board and is seeking directors. If you are interested in conserving natural resources, improving the environment, and are ready to give back to . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH offers new payment options

RRH offers new payment options

RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL — Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has partnered with CarePayment, a leading patient financial engagement company, to reduce the toll of rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs on its patients. CarePayment offers flexible and easy to understand, 0-percent APR payment programs that have low monthly payments . . . Read Full Story >>

Scotty’s Castle renovations make headway

Scotty’s Castle renovations make headway

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK — It has been five years since a flash flood devastated historic structures and utilities at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service has completed several projects, but reopening is still about two years away. Scotty’s Castle . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Walk to end Alzheimer’s’ is Oct. 24

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Ridgecrest residents to join in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 24. The Ridgecrest Walk to End Alzheimer’s continues, but instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals . . . Read Full Story >>

Death Valley campgrounds opening

Death Valley campgrounds opening

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK — Fall temperatures signal the start of camping season in Death Valley National Park. Texas Spring, Sunset and Stovepipe Wells Campgrounds opened on Thursday, Oct. 15. All individual campsites in the park are open. The park’s 762 individual campsites are limited . . . Read Full Story >>

Edwards air show includes IWV flyover

Edwards air show includes IWV flyover

Rebecca Neipp

With the cancelation of the air show originally planned for Columbus Day weekend — the first to be staged at Edwards Air Force Base since 2006 — event planners are modifying the aerial demonstrations so that those living in and around the aerospace corridor can . . . Read Full Story >>

Public urged to get flu shot

With flu season upon us, Kern County Public Health is urging residents to get a flu shot in order to prepare for the potential effects of a “twindemic” of influenza and COVID-19 during the fall and winter months. A free clinic will be held in . . . Read Full Story >>

EKCRCD to meet Tuesday

The Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, Oct. 113, at 9:15 a.m. in the conference room of the local Bureau of Land Management office, located at 300 S. Richmond Rd. For more information call Nancy Gooch, administrative assistant of . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH Hospice honors Milam

RRH Hospice honors Milam

Michelle Milam, a personal care assistant with RRH Hospice and Home Health Department, was honored with an “Angel Wing” for her outstanding service, compassion and care. A donation was made in her name to the RRH Foundation to benefit hospice and home health. “Michelle is . . . Read Full Story >>

Tortoise club meet Monday

The Ridgecrest Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club will meet Monday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. “so it won’t get dark on us,” said Bob Parker. “It’s still hot out, especially for October, but our desert tortoises will eventually be going under for . . . Read Full Story >>

Relay for Life perseveres through pandemic

Relay for Life perseveres through pandemic

Relay for Life participants attend the drive-thru luminaria on Friday, Oct. 2, in the Ridgecrest Cinemas parking lot. Many more attended the virtual “Relay” on Saturday via Zoom and Facebook. The local event has raised some $32,000 toward its $50,000 goal for the American Cancer . . . Read Full Story >>

A day she will never forget

A day she will never forget

Sept. 11, 2020, is a day that Delilah Padgett (pictured center with two paramedics) will never forget. That morning several blockages in her coronary arteries reduced the blood flow to her heart, creating a life-threatening arrhythmia. When she became dizzy, her family dialed 9-1-1. Within . . . Read Full Story >>

"Gala to Go" raises $32,000 for RRH Foundation

"Gala to Go" raises $32,000 for RRH Foundation

The fourth annual Evening Under the Stars Gala managed to raise $32,000, despite COVID restrictions on large public gatherings. Pictured from left are Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Foundation boardmembers Todd McKinney, Gayle Pietrangelo, Celia Mills, Jo Stauffer, Rita Read, Kim Metcalf (director), Leslie O’Neill (chair) and . . . Read Full Story >>

DAL meet Monday for ‘quick draw’

The Desert Artists’ League will meet Monday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. on the outdoor patio of Crossroads Community Church. “We will get your creative juices going with quick-drawing program,” said a spokesperson. “There will be some beautiful mat boards for a small donation. “Please . . . Read Full Story >>

Equinox comes, but heat persists

Equinox comes, but heat persists

Rebecca Neipp

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” — John Donne ———————— Autumn Equinox came and went on Wednesday, Sept. 22. But in the Indian Wells Valley, leaves still appear to be clinging to their boughs, and . . . Read Full Story >>

"The fight against cancer won’t be postponed"

"The fight against cancer won’t be postponed"

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer As everybody finds ways to adjust to the “new normal,” organizers of the Ridgecrest Relay for Life have found a way forward and will still hold the annual fundraising event on the first weekend of October. Traditionally a . . . Read Full Story >>

Salvation Army strives to meet continuing needs

Salvation Army strives to meet continuing needs

Rebecca Neipp

Six weeks into closures and restrictions in association with attempts to drive down community transmission of COVID-19, officials of support programs have noted that the need for assistance remains high in the Indian Wells Valley. “We still serve a lot of people, a lot of . . . Read Full Story >>

Valley snapshots ...

Valley snapshots ...

A male tortoise tries to entice a female tortoise to come out and “play.” However, noted the photographer observing the autumn ritual, “he was not successful this day and he returned two more days before he wandered off to a different hole.” - Photo by . . . Read Full Story >>