Local businesses host free Thanksgiving dinner

Local businesses host free Thanksgiving dinner

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer If you are looking for a Thanksgiving meal head to Leroy Jackson Park at 2pm on Thanksgiving Day. All you need to bring is your plate. Turkey and all the fixings will be served but folks are welcome . . . Read Full Story >>

Local Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides “Walk” begins November 26

Local Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides “Walk” begins November 26

Ridgecrest Cystic Fibrosis Tina Frisbee – We must continue to fight to find a CURE for cystic fibrosis (CF), a hereditary disease that affects several Ridgecrest families. One person out of 30 people reading this article is a genetic carrier for the disease. For fourteen . . . Read Full Story >>

CLMF auction successful in raising funds for operations, new construction

CLMF auction successful in raising funds for operations, new construction

China Lake Museum Alice Campbell – After taking time off during COVID 19 restrictions, the traditional China Lake Museum Foundation Dinner Auction was held again for the 20th year at the Kerr McGee Center. The number of attendees was down, to about 260, but the . . . Read Full Story >>

Mammoth Mountain now open

A record breaking storm brought epic rainfall to the Eastern Sierra recently. Tuesday morning of last week, Mammoth and much of the region awoke to a world transformed with almost a foot of new snow. The snow reached down to the Long Valley floor and . . . Read Full Story >>

Family fun at the Desert Empire Fair

Family fun at the Desert Empire Fair

“The best event and the highest attendance we have had since I have been here,” said Chip Holloway, Executive Director for the Desert Empire Fair. Holloway said, we invested $55,000 on free entertainment. Getting food vendors was a challenge with us as it was across . . . Read Full Story >>

Burroughs All Class Reunion November 6

Burroughs All Class Reunion November 6

Burroughs All School Alumni Reunion is coming soon and it is free. Save the date for November 6, 6pm at Joshua Hall in the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. The Alumni Reunion Committee is working hard to provide this wonderful opportunity to rekindle memories and make some . . . Read Full Story >>

Vet’s Day Ceremony 11am on the 11th day, 11th month

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ship 4084 presents a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11am on November 11 at 117 N Alvord Street. This year’s speaker is Mark Storch, former Commander at NAWCWD & NAWS. The ceremony will be . . . Read Full Story >>

Airport Park renamed in honor of George Bertrand

Airport Park renamed in honor of George Bertrand

By Patricia Farris, News Review Publisher More than 200 family members and friends of the late George Bertrand joined at the Inyokern Airport Park, Saturday to memorialize his life and dedication to the community The board of directors of the Indian Wells Valley Airport District . . . Read Full Story >>

Fair Time, DEF: Family, fun, food and farm animals

Fair Time, DEF: Family, fun, food and farm animals

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Live music, comedians, racing pigs, a demolition derby, barrel racing, wandering entertainers, fair food and vendors are just a few of the ways to be entertained at the Desert Empire Fair from October 22 to 24. “Five dollars . . . Read Full Story >>

1960 Burroughs Baseball Teammates

1960 Burroughs Baseball Teammates

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts from his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. In last week’s article, I cited Dave Martin’s decision to . . . Read Full Story >>

Community members protest vaccine mandates

Community members protest vaccine mandates

Laura Austin photo: Approximately 20 community members including home school teachers, government contractors and civil service employees staged a protest at the corner of China Lake Blvd. and Ward Street Friday, October 15. The group under the unofficial name, Freedom Of Choice, is taking a . . . Read Full Story >>

Smiths donate to RRH Foundation

Smiths donate to RRH Foundation

Laura Austin photo: Lloyd and Bea Smith, members of the RRH Foundation Board, RRH CEO James Suver, RRH Corporate Board Chair Bud Haslam, members of the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce, and Liberty staff, including director Erin Cocciolone. Thanks to the generous donation of a retired . . . Read Full Story >>

Christmas gifts for foster children by Dept. of Human Services

Kern County Department of Human Services JANA SLAGLE – On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, The Kern County Department of Human Services will officially launch our 34th Holiday Cottage through the Kern Partnership for Children and Families. The holidays are nearly here and we are excited . . . Read Full Story >>

China Lake Museum 20th Annual Dinner Auction November 13

China Lake Museum 20th Annual Dinner Auction November 13

The China Lake Museum – is having their 20th Annual Dinner Auction November 13, having missed last year because of Covid-19, and due to special requests to get back together and have some fun. Most importantly, the Dinner Auction raises funds to keep the Museum . . . Read Full Story >>

Salvation Army continues to thrive under new leadership

Salvation Army continues to thrive under new leadership

By LAURA QUEZADA, News Review Staff Writer “It’s all about the love of God, and the love of His people. We simply are heart to God, hand to man, we are here to give hope,” says Leiutenant Gina Noble, Corps Officer of the Ridgecrest Salvation . . . Read Full Story >>

American Legion bazaar to be held October 29

American Legion Auxiliary unit 684 – is announcing a parking lot sale and bazaar on October 29, from 8 AM to 2 PM. The event will be held in the parking lot area behind the legion post. Six tables are $10 each or two for . . . Read Full Story >>

Rocket Sundial is located at the China Lake Museum

Rocket Sundial is located at the China Lake Museum

Rocket Sundial Designer and fabricator: John P. “Skip” Gorman – It was ZJ Hoffmann (Eagle Scout candidate) who contacted me in early April, 2021, with the idea of making a sundial using a 2.75-inch rocket as his Eagle Scout project. The novelty of this combination . . . Read Full Story >>

Residents enjoy visit from ’Doc’

Residents enjoy visit from ’Doc’

Laura Austin photo: Alyse Dannonberg and her family joined 100’s of other visitors this weekend while B-29 DOC was stationed at the Inyokern Airport. Tours of DOC were provided by “Friends of DOC.” Standing in the cockpit of this historic aircraft was an experience not . . . Read Full Story >>

Local horse trainers lead team to championship

Local horse trainers lead team to championship

For the past year, three specialized horse trainers from Ridgecrest have been traveling to Fort Irwin near Barstow to prepare the 11th Horse Detachment from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment for a national competition in El Reno, Oklahoma. The regiment won the National Championship Award . . . Read Full Story >>

Fun for all ages at Uncle Virgil’s Hamburger Shack and Arcade

Fun for all ages at Uncle Virgil’s Hamburger Shack and Arcade

When a customer thanks you by saying, “We had the time of our lives. We haven’t had that much fun as a family in a very long time,” you might think you are on to something good. Once a popular dinner house, The Indian Wells . . . Read Full Story >>