BHS football advances in CIF

BHS football advances in CIF

By CHASE CRACRAFT News Review Correspondent Last Friday night, the Burroughs Burros took on the Falcons of Rubidoux High School, out of Riverside, in a do-or-die matchup to advance to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 9 football bracket. The then-5-5 Falcons . . . Read Full Story >>

Desert Classic bicycle race is Saturday

Desert Classic bicycle race is Saturday

By REBECCA KUNKEL High Sierra Cyclists President The Ridgecrest Desert Classic bicycle race is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 18, with the Classic Loop and Beginner racers leaving the Cerro Coso Community College parking lot at 9:30 a.m., and the Sport and Expert-Pro classes taking . . . Read Full Story >>

Park removes graffiti from Ubehebe Crater

Park removes graffiti from Ubehebe Crater

A Death Valley Park Ranger helps eliminate graffiti left at the bottom of Ubehebe Crater. — Courtesy photo ***** DEATH VALLEY — Death Valley National Park rangers recently erased graffiti from the bottom of Ubehebe Crater. A few weeks earlier, unknown vandals scratched large symbols . . . Read Full Story >>

Help during the holiday season

Help during the holiday season

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent Food drives are happening all over town this weekend in hopes of creating hundreds of Thanksgiving baskets to be handed out to Ridgecrest families in need. Close to 600 Thanksgiving baskets were requested of the Salvation Army, which is . . . Read Full Story >>

Lions to host diabetic screening

The Ridgecrest Lions Club will host free screenings for diabetes on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the office of Dr. George Perdikis, 1111 W. Inyokern Rd. Fatigue, dry mouth, excessive thirst or urination, hunger, weight loss, blurry vision, cloudy thinking, irritability . . . Read Full Story >>

Valley snapshots: pie-billed grebe takes a dip in local pool

Valley snapshots: pie-billed grebe takes a dip in local pool

A surprise visitor — uninvited but welcomed — lands in the swimming pool of longtime resident Shirley Dawson. She originally believed her visitor was a duck, but after significant research she found that it is a pie-billed grebe. The water bird is believed to have . . . Read Full Story >>

Story hour  features  folktale with  desert twist

Story hour features folktale with desert twist

Pictured: Caroline Crouse, Emmalynn Moore, Emily and Molly Slivka, Haydn Rodrigues, Sylvia Pruett and Theron Bayer enjoy last month’s program on spiders. -- Courtesy photo The Maturango Museum will host a program based on “The Gingerbread Cowboy” — a folktale with a desert twist — . . . Read Full Story >>

Santa’s Art Shop is coming to town

Santa’s Art Shop is coming to town

Shoppers browse the handmade merchandise offered by hundreds of local and visiting vendors at last year’s Santa’s Art Shop — the unofficial start of the local holiday shopping season. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH donates $2K for Cystic Fibrosis research

RRH donates $2K for Cystic Fibrosis research

Taylor and Isabella Frisbee thank Ridgecrest Regional Hospital CEO Jim Suver for the hospital’s $2,000 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Great Strides Walkathon.” This and many other local donations benefit the development of better medications for those with CF. “Taylor and Isabella have benefitted . . . Read Full Story >>

Auxiliary to hold annual bazaar

The American Legion Auxiliary is seeking vendors to participate in its annual bazaar, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion. Interested participants should contact LuAnn Capazzi by Nov. 12 at lkcapazzi@mchsi.com or 760-977-0240. “We also have an . . . Read Full Story >>

Pet photos with Santa

The Ridgecrest Animal Shelter, thanks to a sponsorship by the Ridgecrest Lions Club, will present pet photos with Santa, as well as a vaccination clinic, on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 411 County Line Rd. The event will include drawing . . . Read Full Story >>

Audubon to host field trip Saturday

Kerncrest Audubon Society will host a field trip to Wildrose Canyon and Warm Sulfer Spring on Saturday, Nov. 18. “The Wildrose Canyon road is open, and several springs are running,” said a spokesperson. “A trip up there a couple of weeks ago found several species . . . Read Full Story >>

Annual Turkey Trot is No. 23

Over the Hill Track Club officials issue their annual reminder to the public to start Thanksgiving Day with a calorie deficit by participating in the Turkey Trot 5K race — which typically attracts hundreds of runners and walkers each year. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

Anti-trafficking cause gets local boost

Anti-trafficking cause gets local boost

Rebecca Neipp

Hundreds of thousands of children are believed to be enslaved in the vast sex-trafficking network in the United States. An untold number of those are transported and exploited in California. But very few people know the extent of the problem in our very own region, . . . Read Full Story >>

For Stacie Fisher,  cancer is personal

For Stacie Fisher, cancer is personal

Rebecca Neipp

“All people experience cancer, whether through family, friends or your own experience.” For Stacie Fisher, that experience was personal. Fisher, a registered nurse, has been working at Ridgecrest Hospital for 26 years — filling positions ranging from medical-surgical floor nurse to clinical manager. About 16 . . . Read Full Story >>

Scotty’s Castle flood-recovery tours scheduled monthly

Scotty’s Castle flood-recovery tours scheduled monthly

DEATH VALLEY, CALIF.—Death Valley National Park is partnering with Death Valley Natural History Association in offering Scotty’s Castle Flood Recovery Tours this winter. Scotty’s Castle has been closed since a massive flood on October 18, 2015, caused extensive damage to utilities, buildings and Bonnie Clare . . . Read Full Story >>

RidgeProject keeps Ridgecrest clean

RidgeProject keeps Ridgecrest clean

RidgeProject volunteers help clean up College Heights Boulevard on Oct. 14. “Special thanks to Tina Warren and the cleanup crew, and the RidgeProject cooking team!” said a spokesperson. -- Courtesy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Residents and visitors stroll through rows of vendors during last weekend’s Petroglyph Festival. Although official numbers were not available, some speculated that unfavorable weather conditions led to a disappointingly low attendance. Maturango Museum Director Debbie Benson said that the weather prompted a few last-minute cancellations, . . . Read Full Story >>

4-1 Burros begin CIF playoffs

4-1 Burros begin CIF playoffs

Burroughs High School wide receiver Antonio Ramirez (No. 23) runs the ball down the field, evading a Sultana Sultan defender during last Friday’s game. The Burros defeated the Sultans 22-16, giving them a 4-1 league record and the opportunity to face the Rubidoux Falcons of . . . Read Full Story >>

Swiss cyclists pedal  through Ridgecrest on  grand continental journey

Swiss cyclists pedal through Ridgecrest on grand continental journey

Among the untold visitors during this weekend’s Petroglyph Festival were a couple from Switzerland who happened on the Maturango Museum while crowds were out en force. Our photographer, Laura Austin, encountered the pair as they were paused on their epic journey that has already taken . . . Read Full Story >>