Amy Bond — serving in and out of uniform

Amy Bond — serving in and out of uniform

19-year old Amy Bond receives her Navy Achievement Medal during an advancement ceremony in 1994. — Courtesy photo ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Murray Middle School special day class teacher Amy Bond was honored last week among Sierra Sands Unified School District’s . . . Read Full Story >>

‘We fight our country’s battles ...’

‘We fight our country’s battles ...’

Bud Eyre, as pictured in his high school year book. ------ By DIANA REGIER News Review Correspondent This Armed Forces Day we remember the service of the men and women who fought for and protected our country, as well as those who continue to carry . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Women on Target’ event is Saturday

The Women of the National Rifle Association will host a “Women on Target” instructional clinic for ladies 13 and older Saturday, May 19, at the Sage Shooting Facility. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., followed by instruction at 9 a.m. “If you’ve only had limited experience . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Museum Fundraiser is May 19

China Lake Museum Fundraiser is May 19

Supporters of the China Lake Museum Foundation will once again gather this weekend to continue fundraising for improvements at the new Ridgecrest-located site. The dinner and auction will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Center. “We are anticipating good attendance, we’ve . . . Read Full Story >>

Bundy Ranch doc to screen here

While it won’t quite be a red-carpet Hollywood premiere, residents of the Indian Wells Valley will be treated to the first-ever California screening of a new documentary about the Bundy Ranch standoff, which happened in Nevada in 2014. The documentary will be screened Monday, May . . . Read Full Story >>

WACOM donates $15K to Navy-Marine Corps Relief

WACOM donates $15K to Navy-Marine Corps Relief

Members of WACOM present $15,453 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Deputy Director Scott Beecher during WACOM’s semi-annual distribution of funds. NMCRS assists service members from all branches of the military with emergency financial aid, financial education and nursing services. WACOM also gave donations to . . . Read Full Story >>

Retiree updates sought for China Lake 75th anniv. reunion

China Lake’s Retired Activities Office is asking all civilian and military retirees and alumni to submit their information as soon as possible for a directory that will allow them to keep track of their friends and former co-workers. This information will be published in the . . . Read Full Story >>

Council recognizes EMS workers

Council recognizes EMS workers

Vice Mayor Eddie Thomas (right) provides Liberty Ambulance Operations Manager Mike Metcalf with an Emergency Medical Services Week proclamation during Wednesday night’s Ridgecrest City Council meeting. “Every year in May, we stop and honor the first responders, firefighters, police officers, nurses, doctors and dispatchers that . . . Read Full Story >>

Cinemas,  HSUMD  team up for  summer fun

Cinemas, HSUMD team up for summer fun

Kelly Walden and Nick Rogers team up to make movies more accessible than ever this summer. — Courtesy photo ------ For more than 30 years, the Ridgecrest Cinemas have been beaming the latest in cinematic sensations at the familiar Triangle location in our fair city . . . Read Full Story >>

Cancer survivors to meet Monday

The Prostate Cancer Survival Group will meet Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Mechtenberg Conference Center of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Dr. Everard Hughes, medical oncologist and director of the newly opened RRH Cancer Treatment Center, will be the guest speaker. The Cancer Center . . . Read Full Story >>

Mother’s Day spotlight on Dr. Wanda Abreu

Mother’s Day spotlight on Dr. Wanda Abreu

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Dr. Wanda and James Abreu and their sons, Sebastian, Lucas and Julian. — Courtesy photo ------ “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” — Robert Browning Being a mother is a common enough occurrence, with billions populating the globe. While every mother has a history, . . . Read Full Story >>

Parks Dept.  joins PD  on Nixle

Parks Dept. joins PD on Nixle

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Ridgecrest Police Department launched its participation with notification service Nixle in March. Subscribers can get text and email notifications from the RPD about fires, road closures, accidents or other emergencies. The Parks and Recreation Department recently announced . . . Read Full Story >>

Community joins RRH Hospice for Butterfly Release

Community joins RRH Hospice for Butterfly Release

Joey Martin and his son, Luca, participate in Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s annual Butterfly Release Ceremony to help raise funds for the local hospice program. — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Cat saved from house fire

Cat saved from house fire

Ridgecrest Police Department Community Service Officer Kassie Parsons after administering oxygen to a cat pulled from a structure fire in the 300 block of North Oasis Drive on Sunday. Kern County Firefighters, with assistance from Ridgecrest Police Officers, were able to contain the fire. While . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros defeat Scorpions at Monday’s home game

Burros defeat Scorpions at Monday’s home game

Burroughs senior Jacob Kelley dives safely into third base during varsity baseball’s home game versus the Hesperia Scorpions on Monday. The Burros won 7-3, but Hesperia avenged the loss during Wednesday’s away game, bringing our league record to seven wins, eight losses. — Photo by . . . Read Full Story >>

Bands help bring memorial to IWV

Bands help bring memorial to IWV

Sheleighleys will perform May 19 at the fund-raising concert at Fury’s Bar. — Courtesy photo ------ Local bands will perform Saturday, May 19, at Furys Sports Bar from 6 p.m. to closing to help raise money to bring the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall to Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

HSUMD dinner mtg. features  history of  Hwy 395

HSUMD dinner mtg. features history of Hwy 395

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will hold its annual dinner meeting Tuesday, May 15, at the Historic USO Building. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. After a brief business meeting and election of board members, the society . . . Read Full Story >>

Tractor supply holds ‘Market Day’

Tractor Supply Co. will showcase the talent of local artisans, crafters and growers during its Spring Market Day event Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Crafters and growers will display their goods for sale in tented areas in front of the Tractor . . . Read Full Story >>

Inyokern 10-mile run is Saturday

The Over the Hill Track Club will hold its annual Inyokern 10-Mile Run Saturday, May 12. The point-to-point run starts west of the intersection of South China Lake Boulevard and Highway 395 and heads north along Old Highway 395 (Brown Road) to finish at Inyokern . . . Read Full Story >>

Tortoise club to meet Monday

The Ridgecrest Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club will meet Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at LeRoy Jackson Park. “We will register pet tortoises that anyone brings and help put the stickers on,” said Bob Parker. “We will provide information on adopting . . . Read Full Story >>