RRH breaks   ground for  new crisis  stabilization center

RRH breaks ground for new crisis stabilization center

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, in partnership with the Kern County Mental Health Department, began site preparation this week on the future home of the Ridgecrest Crisis Stabilization Unit. The new clinic will be built near the existing hospital campus. The partnership will enable KCMH and RRH . . . Read Full Story >>

Air show brings economic infusion

Air show brings economic infusion

Rebecca Neipp

While the Blue Angels raised spirits among the massive audiences that turned out for the China Lake Air Show, the hundreds of performers and crew members, and thousands of visitors, left a positive impact on our local economy by spending an estimated $750,000 during the . . . Read Full Story >>

IYK ramps up filming, military ops

IYK ramps up filming, military ops

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer While Inyokern Airport officials continue to leverage a half-million in grant funds into reestablishing commuter air service out of IYK, General Manager Scott Seymour said that he and his staff have had one of the busiest years on . . . Read Full Story >>

Suver reports on expanding  hospital services

Suver reports on expanding hospital services

Rebecca Neipp

While the primary role of a hospital is the provision of vital health careservices, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital — as the second largest employer in the valley and a resource to the rural communities along the Eastern Sierra — has also emerged as an important economic . . . Read Full Story >>

New Golden Age of China Lake is here

New Golden Age of China Lake is here

Rebecca Neipp

When historians look back at the Golden Age of China Lake, they will be talking about 2017-2020. That was the message Rear Adm. Brian Corey, commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, delivered to the attendees of the Indian Wells Valley Economic Outlook . . . Read Full Story >>

Conference brightens outlook of attendees

Conference brightens outlook of attendees

Reporting on the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce’s annual IWV Economic Outlook Conference continues this week with a report on keynote speaker Scott O’Neil and the valley’s locally elected officials. Watch next week’s edition for updates in health care, real estate and the Navy’s mission at . . . Read Full Story >>

O’Neil: IWV poised to  capture opportunity

O’Neil: IWV poised to capture opportunity

Rebecca Neipp

Scott O’Neil delivered a keynote address that outlined potential for growth in both Navy and community ventures in the Indian Wells Valley, acknowledged challenges in the landscape, and urged stakeholders to work together to ensure a bright future. O’Neil recently closed out a 40-plus year . . . Read Full Story >>

‘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 >>