Cerro Coso to host Open House

Cerro Coso to host Open House

Cerro Coso Community College will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 14, from 3-7 p.m. in its newly remodeled Main Building on the second floor at the Student One Stop. “This is a great opportunity for students, potential students and community members to tour the . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso honors local businesses at President’s Circle luncheon

Cerro Coso honors local businesses at President’s Circle luncheon

From left, Cerro Coso Community College student Brynn Turpin, CCCC President Jill Board, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital CEO Jim Suver, CCCC Foundation member Jan Bennett and students Cameron Reese and Abigail Voigt attend the Oct. 24 President’s Circle luncheon. RRH, Mather Bros. Inc. and Desert Valleys . . . Read Full Story >>

After-school program seeks community support

Rebecca Neipp

A teacher at High Desert Leapin’ Lizards’ after-school program addressed Ridgecrest City Council at its Oct. 16 meeting, asking for support for the service to students and families in our local district. Manuel Fierro noted that California voters approved a proposition for after-school education and . . . Read Full Story >>

YES! gives middle schoolers hands-on experience

YES! gives middle schoolers hands-on experience

By AARON CRUTCHFIELD NAWCWD Public Affairs One hundred twenty-seven local middle school students got to experience science and engineering first hand at the ninth annual Young Engineers and Scientists! of Ridgecrest conference on Sept. 28 at China Lake. The students, who came from Murray and . . . Read Full Story >>

Saalex, CCCC form partnership

Saalex, CCCC form partnership

Saalex Solutions, China Lake’s largest defense contractor and the third largest employer in Ridgecrest, has formed an internship partnership with Cerro Coso Community College, in order to drive local workforce development. “I am proud to offer local area college students the opportunity to gain valuable . . . Read Full Story >>

Blanton crowned BHS Homecoming Queen

Blanton crowned BHS Homecoming Queen

Newly-crowned 2019 Homecoming Queen Jocelyn Blanton receives a congratulatory hug from last year’s winner Enyssa Armendariz as Jocelyn’s fellow cheerleaders and proud father Joseph Blanton look on. The Burros lost their game to the Oak Hill Bulldogs. Tonight they play against undefeated Serrano. Their final . . . Read Full Story >>

College to participate in ShakeOut

College to participate in ShakeOut

Cerro Coso Community College will participate in the Great California ShakeOut on Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. “Following the recent earthquakes in Ridgecrest, now more than ever it is important that we be prepared,” said a spokesperson. “The college uses this opportunity to practice how . . . Read Full Story >>

NAFIS honors  Sierra Sands trustee

NAFIS honors Sierra Sands trustee

Sierra Sands Unified School District Board Trustee Amy Castillo-Covert brought home an award from the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, which honored her recently for her contributions to the program. Castillo-Covert recently returned from the NAFIS Fall Conference, where impact aid reimbursements were allocated . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra Sands students hear from ‘Anchored4Life’ founder

Sierra Sands students hear from ‘Anchored4Life’ founder

Rebecca Neipp

Author-illustrator-motivational speaker Trevor Romain came to Ridgecrest last week to present a program for local students involved in the “Anchored4Life Club” — an organization that helps develop leadership skills, enhance life skills, build confidence and offers support to eligible youth. Romain is a popular author . . . Read Full Story >>

SSUSD EZ info comes to market

SSUSD EZ info comes to market

The Sierra Sands Unified School District, in an effort to make themselves more accessible to the public, will establish an EZ-up at the next Ridgecrest Farmers Market, held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. “We are calling the event ‘SSUSD EZ Info’” said . . . Read Full Story >>

Ostash gives Sierra Sands update

Ostash gives Sierra Sands update

Rebecca Neipp

Dr. David Ostash started his first day as superintendent of Sierra Sands Unified School District, on July 1, with a cabinet meeting to outline goals, vision and ideas with leaders of the district. “We had an incredibly productive and energetic meeting,” he said. Then, on . . . Read Full Story >>

Trustee gives history of school funding

Trustee gives history of school funding

Rebecca Neipp

While earthquake recovery efforts play out in the background, the steady growth of Sierra Sands Unified School District has leadership planning for a facilities plan that will meet the needs of the future as well as those of the present. After a gradual decline in . . . Read Full Story >>

Community turns out for ’Ultimate Gaming Tournament’

Community turns out for ’Ultimate Gaming Tournament’

Bringing home the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation Gaming Tournament trophy in the sponsorship competition for Ridgecrest Regional Hospital are Eddie Conde (left) and Armando Contreras, with CCCC President Jill Board at center. More than 83 gamers showed up for the inaugural Super Smash Bros. . . . Read Full Story >>

Board announces retirement

Board announces retirement

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — CCCC President Jill Board announced Aug. 22 that she will retire from her position in June 2020. The announcement marks a milestone in her more-than-30-year career in higher education in California. When Board became the seventh president of the college . . . Read Full Story >>

Scholastic chess tourney is Monday

Scholastic chess tourney is Monday

Rebecca Neipp

The Scholastic Chess Tournament season will kick off Monday, Sept. 2, at Las Flores Elementary School. The free tournaments are held throughout the school year to offer students, kindergarten through high school, an opportunity to compete in a fun and challenging environment. Trophies are awarded . . . Read Full Story >>

Classes kick off for Coyotes

Classes kick off for Coyotes

Coyotes welcome Jacob Lusher, Antonio Ramirez and Mya Morales to the first day of school at Cerro Coso Community College on Monday, Aug. 26. A spokesperson termed that day as “always an exciting time at the college, and a great time for students to set . . . Read Full Story >>

Dr. Lucy Jones briefs SSUSD

Dr. Lucy Jones briefs SSUSD

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Popular seismologist and science communicator Dr. Lucy Jones made a surprise local appearance when she videoconferenced in during Sierra Sands Unified School District’s all-hands meeting Monday morning at the Kerr McGee Center. Jones patiently stood by in her . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso to host welcome

Cerro Coso to host welcome

Cerro Coso Community College will host its “CCCC Rocks Your Orientation” event Thursday, Aug. 22, from 3-7 p.m. in the courtyard between the main building and the west wing. The event is open to the public and will feature food, counseling assistance, student IDs, games, . . . Read Full Story >>

School meal prices increase

School meal prices increase

Rebecca Neipp

Students buying meals at school this term will see a 25-cent increase in prices. According to Kristen Groves, director of the Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent nutrition program, student prices for breakfast will be $2 each for elementary schoolers and $2.25 for middle- and . . . Read Full Story >>

Teachers factor quakes into planning

Teachers factor quakes into planning

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer As hundreds of teachers across the community turn their attention to the impending return to school, many are giving more weight to a new factor this year — earthquake preparedness. While the mental and emotional fragility of residents . . . Read Full Story >>