Scotty’s gets $5.3m for recovery effort

Scotty’s gets $5.3m for recovery effort

Scotty’s Castle, a key attraction of Death Valley National Park, is being restored after devastating flood damage in 2015. — News Review file photo ------ DEATH VALLEY — The National Park Service has received funding and permits to move ahead with several major projects to . . . Read Full Story >>

Pinney Pool fundraiser is Saturday

Pinney Pool fundraiser is Saturday

Members of Zeddicus (from left) Jeff Welsh, Nichole O’Connor and Aaron Lee will be the headlining act at this weekend’s fund-raiser for Pinney Pool. — Courtesy photo ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer A fundraiser to restore Pinney Pool kicks off Saturday, July . . . Read Full Story >>

Knowles, Abernathy place in Firecracker 4000

Knowles, Abernathy place in Firecracker 4000

Brock Knowles and Elliotte Abernathy (shown above) were the first male and female runners to finish the Over the Hill Track Club’s Firecracker 4000, held July 4 in the Rademacher Hills. First male and female walkers to complete the course were Randy Klassen and Jenny . . . Read Full Story >>

Quilt Guild to meet Aug. 2

The Hi Desert Quilt Guild will meet Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Chapel. “This will be a ‘Welcome Back’ celebration with sweet things to eat for members and guests,” said a spokesperson. “You are welcome to come and see what . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Our Country ’Tis of Thee’ is July 4

‘Our Country ’Tis of Thee’ is July 4

Mark Winder, Maren Jensen and Grant MacGregor perform “Goin’ West” from “Our Country ’Tis of Thee,” the patriotic pageant presented on July 4. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ For those looking for a patriotic way to kick off the 4th of July, producers of . . . Read Full Story >>

Abbott  named Vet  of the Year

Abbott named Vet of the Year

Rebecca Neipp

Ridgecrest veteran and tireless volunteer John Abbott returned from the state capitol last week after being honored by Assemblyman Vince Fong as Veteran of the Year in the 34th District. “John Abbott’s service and sacrifice for our country, and to Kern County, is the gold . . . Read Full Story >>

Officials urge safety this July 4

Officials urge safety this July 4

Rebecca Neipp

Even fireworks deemed “safe and sane” by the California Fire Marshal can be a fire and safety hazard. IWV residents are urged to exercise caution during private use of fireworks this Fourth of July. — News Review file photo ------ Stewards of fire safety are . . . Read Full Story >>

Rusher departs for Salt Lake City mission

Rusher departs for Salt Lake City mission

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Contributor Nathaniel Rusher arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 19 to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He spent the month before that at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, where . . . Read Full Story >>

Catch classic movies this summer

Catch classic movies this summer

Fans of classic cinema have the chance to see blockbusters of yesteryear, from 1965’s “Sound of Music” to 1995’s “Jumanji” this summer at the Ridgecrest Cinemas. Our local theater is hosting these classic specials through mid August. There are movies for all ages and tickets . . . Read Full Story >>

Firecracker 4000 run is July 4

Firecracker 4000 run is July 4

The scenic Rademacher Hills (pictured at left, with a whimsically attired hiker in the foreground) will be the site of an early morning run on the Fourth of July. The Over the Hill Track Club will host the Firecracker 4000 at 7 a.m., starting from . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Alliance to welcome NAWCWD’s new commander

China Lake Alliance to welcome NAWCWD’s new commander

The China Lake Alliance will welcome the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division’s new commander, Rear Adm. Scott Dillon and his wife Susan, during its luncheon on Thursday, July 12, 11 a.m. at SpringHill Suites Conference Center (Maturango Room). Dillon, who assumed command on April . . . Read Full Story >>

Beautification project brings tress to IYK

Beautification project brings tress to IYK

Inyokern Airport Manager Scott Seymour (left) and Operations Manager Joe Foster plant 80 trees as part of a beautification project. Seymour said that Earth Landscaping sold the trees — including palo verde, mesquite, desert willow and flowering plum varieties — to the district at cost. . . . Read Full Story >>

Houchin offers plasma collection in the IWV

Houchin offers plasma collection in the IWV

Carlena Russom (left), collections charge nurse for Houchin Blood Bank, preps Claudia Reichers for a plasma donation during the monthly blood drive on June 20. Houchin recently began offering plasma collection as a part of its monthly visits to the Indian Wells Valley. Houchin comes . . . Read Full Story >>

Leadership Ridgecrest holds  first-ever graduation ceremony

Leadership Ridgecrest holds first-ever graduation ceremony

The inaugural graduating class of Leadership Ridgecrest is honored during a gala banquet Friday night. Kern County 1st District Supervisor Mick Gleason, one of the driving forces behind establishing the program to train the next generation of leaders in the Indian Wells Valley, delivered a . . . Read Full Story >>

Opening ceremonies set for Vietnam Moving Wall

A series of ceremonies to welcome the Vietnam Moving Wall, a half-scale replica of the national monument to casualties of the Vietnam War, will be held in Freedom Park. Master of Ceremonies Nick Coy of the Veterans Advisory Council will present special presentations on Thursday, . . . Read Full Story >>

IWVYB season comes to a close

IWVYB season comes to a close

First baseman Alan Winterly prepares to catch a pickoff throw as Connor Auld tries to get back to the base. The Red Sox ultimately beat the Rockies 7-0 to win the Pony-Colt Championship game on June 9. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By WILLIAM . . . Read Full Story >>

Optimist Club hosts "Big Horse Event"

Optimist Club hosts "Big Horse Event"

Five-year-old Asher Doss takes a ride in a horse-drawn cart pulled by Desert Rose (aka Dezi), and led by C&C Stables volunteer Kym Stallings. The Optimist Club hosted its “Big Horse Event” on Saturday, providing 70 eligible children with the opportunity to visit the stables . . . Read Full Story >>

Murphy demonstrates patriotism, volunteerism

Murphy demonstrates patriotism, volunteerism

American Legion Auxiliary Junior Member Brianna Murphy delivers 200 patriotic pillow cases to residents of the Barstow Veterans Home. Brianna, with the help of her adopted grandmas, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award by completing her project. During delivery she spent time with the veterans . . . Read Full Story >>

"Hawaiian Soiree" event designed to support Internat’l Day

A Hawaiian Soiree will be held Saturday, June 30, at 6 p.m. in the patio room of the Homestead Restaurant. The event is a fundraiser for the International Community Day celebration, planned for Sept. 14. “Everyone is invited to attend this fun experience,” said Matthew . . . Read Full Story >>

First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

First Baptist Church of Ridgecrest welcomed new pastor Mathew Pope and his wife, Victoria, to the church this month. A church spokesperson described Pope as a vibrant pastor who is completely committed to Jesus and who believes in providing Christian love and devotion to all . . . Read Full Story >>