‘It’s going to be a rosy picture’

‘It’s going to be a rosy picture’

Rebecca Neipp

“We are just starting to paint the picture. We are putting on the background color now, and as we move forward and begin to exploit opportunities, we will begin to paint in the details. But it is going to be a rosy picture.” The hundreds . . . Read Full Story >>

Community to hear economic outlook

Members of the local business community, along with community leaders, will gather Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Kerr McGee Center for the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce’s annual IWV Economic Outlook Conference. Speakers will give updates on challenges and opportunities in health care, real estate and . . . Read Full Story >>

Harbor Freight open for business

Harbor Freight open for business

The new Harbor Freight Tools, located on the corner of Balsam Street and Argus Avenue, has opened its doors to shoppers. The discount tools and equipment retailer had its soft opening on Tuesday and plans to have a grand opening on March 1. -- Photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Keynoter announced for Outlook  Conference

Keynoter announced for Outlook Conference

Rebecca Neipp

Details are emerging for this year’s Indian Wells Valley Economic Outlook Conference — historically the most significant IWV gathering of leaders from the community, county and base, who give an annual report on challenges and opportunities ahead. The Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce presents the event . . . Read Full Story >>

Alion could bring campus to IYK

Alion could bring campus to IYK

Rebecca Neipp

A defense contractor made a presentation this week to the Exchange Club of Ridgecrest that outlined a plan that could potentially bring a significant investment in new industry to the Indian Wells Valley by partnering with Inyokern Airport and China Lake. That vision includes the . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH partners  with Davis for  oncology services

RRH partners with Davis for oncology services

Rebecca Neipp

A search for ways to bring oncology services closer to patients living in the Indian Wells Valley and beyond led Ridgecrest Regional Hospital into a partnership with the University of California, Davis — a partnership made official during a Tuesday press conference. “We are delighted . . . Read Full Story >>

IYK board reviews air service contract

Rebecca Neipp

Members of the Indian Wells Valley Airport District Board of Directors received an update on the attempt to restore air service before retiring to closed session to review details of a proposed contract with a commuter service vendor during Wednesday night’s special meeting. According to . . . Read Full Story >>

O’Neil to bring future-focus to EDC

O’Neil to bring future-focus to EDC

Rebecca Neipp

“A long time ago I came into touch with who I am — and I’m a builder,” said Scott O’Neil, who started this week in his new position as executive director of the IWV Economic Development Corp. and the China Lake Alliance. “I finally realized it . . . Read Full Story >>

Hail and  farewell —  an overview  of the real  estate market

Hail and farewell — an overview of the real estate market

By BRENT CLARK PALMER News Review Correspondent As hundreds of new employees were welcomed to China Lake in 2015 and 2016, according to Susan Walker of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Public Affairs Office, those in the real estate industry — and the . . . Read Full Story >>

Crowd turns out for Super Walmart grand opening

Crowd turns out for Super Walmart grand opening

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer More than 100 people came out early on a blustery Wednesday morning for the grand opening of Ridgecrest’s Walmart Supercenter. The event featured Desert Christian Center’s live band, cheer squads from Burroughs and Trona high schools, Boy Scout . . . Read Full Story >>

Walmart Supercenter to open Nov. 16

After being in the works for more than a decade, the Walmart Supercenter will have its official opening next week, Nov. 16. Just across the street from the existing Walmart, the Eastern Sierra Marketplace will also be home to at least two other businesses – . . . Read Full Story >>

Super Walmart  set for  November opening

Super Walmart set for November opening

As the Walmart Supercenter and Eastern Sierra Marketplace near completion, roads will be reopening soon. While more precise details were not available at press time, developers plan to have the new store up and running sometime next month. According to City Economic Development Manager Gary . . . Read Full Story >>

IYK Chamber of Commerce Annual Mtg. is Oct. 25

The Inyokern Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s annual meeting on Tuesday evening, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Inyokern Town Hall. The chamber will elect new directors and hold signups for new members. The Town Hall is located at 1439 Broadway in Inyokern. . . . Read Full Story >>

Icons speak at Bakersfield Business Conference

Icons speak at Bakersfield Business Conference

Rebecca Neipp

On a relatively quiet day in the Indian Wells Valley, leaders in business and politics, along with world-renowned entertainers, were igniting the main stage of the Bakersfield Business Conference on Oct. 8 during a mecca for conservative leadership. Included in the estimated 7,000 in attendance . . . Read Full Story >>

IYK targets first-quarter start of air service

INYOKERN AIRPORT — Inyokern Airport is working toward a first-quarter start for reestablishing passenger flights out of IYK, where Mokulele Airlines will be offering three flights to LAX daily. “We had originally hoped to restart service this fall, but we are still working with the . . . Read Full Story >>

IYK moves forward in restoring air service

Rebecca Neipp

With the award of a $450,000 grant to assist the restoration of air service at Inyokern Airport, General Manager Scott Seymour outlined the timeline and scope of the long-awaited return of commercial flights out of IYK. Seymour noted that, since IYK lost service in 2013, . . . Read Full Story >>

Living Desert Wellness Center opens

Living Desert Wellness Center opens

The Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce and healthcare business owners celebrate the grand opening of the Living Desert Wellness Center at 135 Balsam St. The center offers group exercise classes, massage therapy, personal training, nutrition coaching, natural skincare and more. -- Courtesy Photo . . . Read Full Story >>

More concerns raised about casino

More concerns raised about casino

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer For the third week in a row, the City Council Chambers were filled to capacity Wednesday night with concerned citizens endeavoring to gather more details on the Ridgecrest City Council’s proposed plan to enter into an agreement that . . . Read Full Story >>

IYK files grant, sets goal for air service

Rebecca Neipp

Although Inyokern Airport officials will not know for an estimated 60 days whether their grant application to offset the costs of restoring air service is approved, leadership is working on a plan to bring commuter service back to local travelers no matter what by Oct. . . . Read Full Story >>

IYK grant update today

Indian Wells Valley Airport District President Paul Valovich will host a meeting today, April 29, at noon at Inyokern Airport to hear the final status of the local Department of Transportation grant that could help restore commuter air service. According to General Manager Scott Seymour, . . . Read Full Story >>