‘Where  do you  stand?’

‘Where do you stand?’

Rebecca Neipp

From left, Melissa Constant, Eddie Edwards and Allen Robins address the crowd at last year’s MLK observance — News Review file photo by Laura Austin ------ More than half a century after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., advocates for equality still fight . . . Read Full Story >>

More snow, rain for IWV

More snow, rain for IWV

Snow falls on the Sierra Nevada during an unseasonably rainy week in the IWV. According to the China Lake Weather Office, about an inch and a half of rain fell during the last week. “That’s a little above average for the month of January,” said . . . Read Full Story >>

Shotwell advances with Public Servant of the Year recognition

Shotwell advances with Public Servant of the Year recognition

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ship 4084 Capt. Randy Brenneman presents Kern County Sheriff Deputy Joshua Shotwell with an award from VFW District 5. Last fall KCSO Sgt. Edward O’Brien announced that Shotwell had been honored with the Public Servant of the Year award from the . . . Read Full Story >>

Super blood moon to appear Sunday evening

Super blood moon to appear Sunday evening

Sky watchers will have a chance to view a super blood moon (super referring to a full moon near its perigee, and blood referring to the penumbral shadow during an eclipse) starting Sunday, Jan. 20. The astronomical event will be fully visible to the naked . . . Read Full Story >>

RC parkour athletes shine in Murietta

RC parkour athletes shine in Murietta

Parkour enthusiasts and competitors from left are (front) Rhys Nutter and Lex Whitfield, (middle) Derek Fitchett, Steven Kleeger, Ezekiel Mulkey and Danielle Fitchette and (back) Ethan Havig — Courtesy photo ------ Athletes from Ridgecrest’s Infinite Movement Academy earned distinction earlier this month during the West . . . Read Full Story >>

Community mourns  loss of 9-year-old  Kaden Gregory

Community mourns loss of 9-year-old Kaden Gregory

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Friends, family and the community are mustering support for the Gregory family after the unexpected loss of their nine-year-old son Kaden Gregory. According to reports, the family originally took Kaden to the hospital for symptoms of the flu. . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH Cancer  Center to  host event

RRH Cancer Center to host event

Dr. Hughes (center) and the staff of the RRH Cancer Center staff — Courtesy photo ---- The Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Cancer Center will host the next Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the new state-of-the-art . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango  display honors  WACOM

Maturango display honors WACOM

Shown receiving a farewell gift in 1945, Kay Burroughs, wife of the Naval Ordnance Test Station’s first commanding officer, suggested the formation of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Commissioned Officers’ Mess — U.S. Navy photo ------ The Maturango Museum has opened a new display in . . . Read Full Story >>

Corley to speak at MLK  observance Jan. 21

Corley to speak at MLK  observance Jan. 21

Pastor Bill Corley gives the invocation at last year’s MLK observance. Also pictured in the background are Pastor Eddie Thomas and Melissa Constant — Photo by Laura Austin ------ “What is at the heart of Dr. King’s message? Personally, for me, it is to gain . . . Read Full Story >>

Children’s  Hour puts  Western twist on a classic tale

Children’s Hour puts Western twist on a classic tale

Young Silas Jacobs completes a craft project that ties into the theme of a previous Children’s Hour program — Courtesy photo ------ The Maturango Museum will present a folktale with a Western twist at the next Children’s Hour, held Friday, Jan. 18, at 10:30 a.m., . . . Read Full Story >>

Rock art expert to address HSUMD

Rock art expert to address HSUMD

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host rock-art researcher David Lee on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. His program, “Ancient Images of the Owens Valley: 20 years of Documentation and Research,” will highlight Native American art, . . . Read Full Story >>

Local son gets aviator wings

Local son gets aviator wings

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Alex Johnson receives his gold aviator wings during a winging ceremony recently at Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas. Johnson, joined by his parents Joan and Stu, was born and raised in Ridgecrest, and follows in the footsteps of his . . . Read Full Story >>

Tortoise club meets Monday

The Ridgecrest chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club will begin the new year with a program on the reptiles of the desert Monday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maturango Museum. According to Bob Parker, the program will be similar the one . . . Read Full Story >>

Xeriscape presentation is Jan. 26

The Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District will host two Xeriscape presentations by Norm Schilling on Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Coso Room of the Maturango Museum. The workshops will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m. Schilling is a . . . Read Full Story >>

Kerncrest to hear wilderness protection update

The Kerncrest Audubon Society will host a presentation Thursday, Jan. 17, by Linda Castro on efforts by the California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild) to protect wild places in the West Mojave. The program will be held at 7 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Castro, based in . . . Read Full Story >>

Neild family welcomes Ridgecrest’s first baby of 2019!

Neild family welcomes Ridgecrest’s first baby of 2019!

Katherine Neild Fox and David Neild welcome Everly Rose Neild into the world at 5:12 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2019. Everly was due to make her appearance on Jan. 1, but delayed her entrance with a 30-hour labor — although she still managed to be . . . Read Full Story >>

Musicians give  back to their roots

Musicians give back to their roots

Rebecca Neipp

“Education in music is most sovereign because more than anything else, rhythm and harmony find their way to the innermost soul and take strongest hold upon it.” — Plato ------ The value of teaching music to children is one of the most difficult aspects of . . . Read Full Story >>

Rock art researcher to address HSUMD

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host rock-art researcher David Lee on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. His program, “Ancient Images of the Owens Valley: 20 years of Documentation and Research,” will highlight Native American rock . . . Read Full Story >>

MLK ‘Day of Unity’ celebration is Jan. 21

MLK ‘Day of Unity’ celebration is Jan. 21

This year’s “Day of Unity” observance, in celebration of the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be held Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at Crossroads Community Church. “In this world, in our country and in our community, there are all . . . Read Full Story >>

Knights open their arms at Christmas

Knights open their arms at Christmas

Knights of Columbus volunteers serve up a free holiday meal at last year’s annual event. Once again, on Christmas Day, the Knights will prepare and serve a free Christmas Day dinner to those who are alone, in need, or just want to spend the holiday . . . Read Full Story >>