Flowering buds herald ’Indian Spring’

Flowering buds herald ’Indian Spring’

Are flowering buds and visiting bees a sign of early spring in the Indian Wells Valley? “I guess it depends on your definition of ‘spring,’ but I would say this is the typical ‘Indian Spring’ we see every year about this time,” said Tamera Walters, . . . Read Full Story >>

EKCRCD seeks to fill vacancy

EKCRCD seeks to fill vacancy

The Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District is seeking a director to fill a vacancy on the board. “If you are interested in conserving natural resources, improving the environment and giving back to your community, this might be your chance to get involved,” said a . . . Read Full Story >>

Local cancer patient shares journey at Cancer Center event

Local cancer patient shares journey at Cancer Center event

Amanda Diaz, a local patient of the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Cancer Center, shares her compelling journey at a recent event. The RRH Foundation recently launched its Cancer Center Campaign, where 100 people celebrated the expansion of cancer services in the community. The RRH Foundation, under . . . Read Full Story >>

Dozens participate in Rally Cross

Dozens participate in Rally Cross

Justin Goen races in the Rally Cross event held Sunday at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. He was one of 72 entrants into the event. Rally school the day before hosted 45 students — about 10 more than last year, according to Paula Gibeault. She noted . . . Read Full Story >>

Museum to host  Children’s Hour

Museum to host Children’s Hour

The Maturango Museum will host its next Children’s Hour program on Friday, Feb. 21, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Docents will read Alan Lind’s story “Black Bear Club,” which teaches children the real-life experience of bear cubs in their first year. “What are some of the skills . . . Read Full Story >>

HSUMD meeting to showcase new veterans publication

At the Tuesday, Feb. 18, meeting of the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert, members will learn about “Scenes From Lives of Service: High Desert Veterans of WWI through Desert Storm, a new book about local veterans. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in . . . Read Full Story >>

PC survivors to meet Feb. 17

The Prostate Cancer Survival Group will welcome Dr. Everard Hughes, head of hematology-oncology at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, at its Monday, Feb. 17 meeting at 7 p.m. in the RRH Metchtenberg Conference Center. Dr. Hughes will be speaking about a new medical imaging scanner (Explorer) that . . . Read Full Story >>

Earthquake lecture to be given in Trona on Feb. 20

The Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society will host geologist Glenn Harris, who will give a lecture on the July 4-5 earthquakes, on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the society’s Show Building. Harris will discuss the geologic setting for the region, as it . . . Read Full Story >>

Local Habitat for Humanity wraps operations after 20 years

Local Habitat for Humanity wraps operations after 20 years

Ridgecrest City Councilman Mike Mower, at the podium, presents a proclamation to David Mechtenberg, who receives it on behalf of Habitat for Humanity. The local chapter closed out operations after 20 years of helping eligible families renovate old homes into habitable dwellings. With the help . . . Read Full Story >>

Cinema brings back Academy Award series

Cinema brings back Academy Award series

n Ridgecrest Cinemas keeps the big screen alive for our small community By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Remember when the advent of television brought an end to the movie industry? Or when people stopped going to movies because of the home video market? . . . Read Full Story >>

Death Valley hosts Dark Sky Fest

Death Valley hosts Dark Sky Fest

Death Valley National Park will host the Death Valley Dark Sky and Science Festival, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23. Everyone is invited to attend this night sky extravaganza. During the day, rangers and scientists will lead guided hikes to explore the features of Death Valley . . . Read Full Story >>

Local churches host weekend of pizza and praise

Local churches host weekend of pizza and praise

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer If you’re struggling with addiction, depression or disappointment – or if you’re just intrigued by an offer of free pizza – you may be interested in the IWV Community Crusade’s family weekend event “God’s Love Unleashed,” beginning Friday, . . . Read Full Story >>

Love in Action aims for ‘neighborliness’

Love in Action aims for ‘neighborliness’

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Local volunteers gathered at a residence on West Robertson Road last week to help clean up the property. The project was coordinated by “Love in Action,” an effort by local churches and community members to better the community . . . Read Full Story >>

Scouting for Food is Sat.

Scouting for Food is Sat.

The Southern Sierra Council Desert District of the Boy Scouts of America will conduct its annual “Scouting for Food” drive on Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Ridgecrest area. Local Boy Scout troops and packs will collect nonperishable food items from 9 a.m. to noon at . . . Read Full Story >>

Dhar wins Lions Club speaker contest

Dhar wins Lions Club speaker contest

Zara Dhar, third from left, celebrates winning the Ridgecrest Lions Club’s student speaker contest. She earned a scholarship as well as an opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. She and Kylie Griffith, left, read their speeches on “Homelessness in Claifornia: What is . . . Read Full Story >>

Crossroads hosts marriage seminar for community

Crossroads hosts marriage seminar for community

Members of our community attend a “Habits of a Healthy Marriage” event at Crossroads Community Church on Saturday, Jan. 25. The video seminar came from Dr. Paul David Tripp, a pastor, counselor and best-selling author. For more of the church’s community events, see crossroads-ridgecrest.org/events. — . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso collects items for food drive

Cerro Coso collects items for food drive

Francis Yu, Audra Elroy and Marisol Fuentes (from left) collect donations for Cerro Coso Community College’s “Hunger Free” food drive, held last week in front of Stater Bros. “I want to personally thank everyone for their support and donations,” said Outreach Director Katie Bachman. “The . . . Read Full Story >>

Quilters to meet Feb. 6

The Hi Desert Quilt Guild will offer a virtual glimpse into the rooms of prominent local quilters at the Thursday, Feb. 6, meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army. According to a spokesperson, the quilting rooms of guild President Nancy Cheadle and First Vice . . . Read Full Story >>

Liberty partners with Kern River Valley

Liberty partners with Kern River Valley

Liberty Ambulance renews its partnership with the Kern Valley Search and Rescue Team with a donation of medical bags and other supplies. “Liberty Ambulance continues to improve its own service and take pride in being part o the Kern River Valley community,” said a spokesperson. . . . Read Full Story >>

Bella Sera celebrates CNA grads

Bella Sera celebrates CNA grads

Bella Sera, the skilled nursing facility at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, recently celebrated the first six graduates of its inaugural Certified Nursing Assistant training program. “Each student demonstrated commitment and dedication to enhance their education and chosen careers,” said Cheryl Pullen, MDS Coordinator at Bella Sera . . . Read Full Story >>