Trona societies to meet

The Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society and the Searles Valley Historical Society will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the SLGM Show Building. Bill Gossett will speak on “Growing up in Borosolvay.” Gossett was born in Trona Hospital in 1950 and attended . . . Read Full Story >>

High Desert Classic

High Desert Classic

More than 100 cyclists — most of whom came from out of town to participate — rode in the High Desert Classic on Saturday. This popular fall cycling tradition returned to the area after a brief hiatus. Bicyclists started at Cerro Coso?Community College and trekked . . . Read Full Story >>

Auxiliary to hold holiday bazaar

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 684 will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar and Rummage Sale Friday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served inside the post from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will be on hand to show their . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Breathe’ coming to BHS

Burroughs High School Performing Arts Department will present “Breathe,” a musical by Gary Griffitts the first weekend in December. Griffitts, playwright and theater teacher from San Bernardino, has been commuting to personally work with the students on a weekly basis. Griffits and Tristan Kratz, BHS’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving

The Over the Hill Track Club invites friends and family to the annual Turkey Trot 5K run-walk on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. “Come and join this fun family event,” invited a spokesperson. “Work up an appetite for that wonderful Thanksgiving feast!” Signups begin at 7:30 . . . Read Full Story >>

Children’s Hour to feature  Native American program

Children’s Hour to feature Native American program

The Maturango Museum will present a Native American-themed program at its next Children’s Hour, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. “The Children’s Hour docents are looking forward to sharing with preschoolers our collection of many items used in the past in daily living . . . Read Full Story >>

Thousands flock to Petroglyph Festival

Thousands flock to Petroglyph Festival

The Balsam Street Fair (above) sees a huge turnout Saturday with estimated attendance of more than 8,000 over the course of the day, according to event coordinator Justin O’Neill. The street fair was a big part of the city’s Petroglyph Festival which also included the . . . Read Full Story >>

Native American program scheduled

The Maturango Museum will present a Native American-themed program at its next Children’s Hour, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. “The Children’s Hour docents are looking forward to sharing with look forward to sharing with preschoolers our collection of many items used in . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Land of Little Rain’ program is Nov. 18

The Historical Society will host Christopher Langley speaking on “High & Dry: Dispatches from the Land of Little Rain” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Historic USO Building. Langley is a lifelong educator who lives in and studies in the Owens Valley . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph Park to open during festival

Rebecca Neipp

Amid the many Native American culture-inspired activities going on this weekend during the first-ever Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival (see related story, page 1) will be the grand opening of Ridgecrest Petroglyph Park, the county’s recent extension of LeRoy Jackson Park, more than two-years in the making. . . . Read Full Story >>

Photo contest winners on display

Photo contest winners on display

An exhibit of wilderness photographs will be featured at the Historic USO Building this weekend as an activity of the Ridgecrest Petroglyph and Heritage Festival. The hours are Nov. 13-15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov 16, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pictured here . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph Festival is this weekend

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Ridgecrest is gearing up for its first Petroglyph and Heritage Festival from Thursday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 15. The weekend will feature concerts, a street fair, a wine walk, educational expos and more. The festivities begin tomorrow . . . Read Full Story >>

Steampunk ‘Pan’ opens Friday — proceeds go to children’s hospital

Steampunk ‘Pan’ opens Friday — proceeds go to children’s hospital

Captain Hook’s cut-throat pirates (from left, Mikayla Haynes, Dessire Vasquez, Chyene Bowen, Autumn Peach, Andromeda Barron, Dominque Veliz and Kamyrn Jordan) sneak up on Wendy Darling (Payton Tuthill) and Peter Pan’s Lost Boys (Samantha Mower, Katianna Roberts, Shelby Sinton and Bella Fredette). Burroughs High School’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Desert Classic returns to Ridgecrest

Desert Classic returns to Ridgecrest

Cyclist Doug Philbrick (as well as Matt Johnson, in the background) prepare for the Ridgecrest Desert Classic, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, starting at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Cerro Coso Community College. The event, presented by High Sierra Cyclists and . . . Read Full Story >>

Photo Club program to feature safari pictures

Photo Club program to feature safari pictures

The China Lake Photographic Society will present a program from Diane Foucher and Raymond Kelso, who recently returned from a photo safari in Kenya and Tanzania. The program, “Photo Shoot-out in East Africa — Digital Single Lens Reflex vs. the Bridge Camera,” will be presented . . . Read Full Story >>

Photo contest results announced

Photo contest results announced

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE UPPER MOJAVE DESERT — A panel of three expert judges have selected the winners of the Historical Society and Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Photo Contest. Contest oganizers say they can hardly wait for Ridgecrest and its visitors to see the results . . . Read Full Story >>

Veterans Day Salute: Local father remembered for service to his country

Veterans Day Salute: Local father remembered for service to his country

By THERESA GOLDSTRAND News Review Correspondent In 1929 Frigyes Karinthy, a Hungarian journalist, theorized that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. Since then the world has gotten smaller. Instead of six . . . Read Full Story >>

Veterans day Salute: Encounters dad’s story on USS Midway

Veterans day Salute: Encounters dad’s story on USS Midway

By THERESA GOLDSTRAND News Review Staff Writer “They called my father, ‘Pappy,’” said Dr. William “Bill” Hogan, son of the late Roy A. Hogan who was a pilot in World War II. “He joined the Navy in 1938 and was one of the ‘old men’ . . . Read Full Story >>

Petroglyph Festival makes national list

RIDGECREST PETROGLYPH FESTIVAL — Groupon, a site known for offering deals on destination vacations, has named Ridgecrest’s Petroglyph Festival as one of the most unusual autumn festivals in the country. Joining the list of nine other “must-visit” destinations, the festival offers a distinctly different experience . . . Read Full Story >>

Burroughs wraps Homecoming Week

Burroughs wraps Homecoming Week

Burroughs High School’s eventful Homecoming week met a happy end last Friday with the football team eking out a 31-24 overtime victory against the Apple Valley Sun Devils. This is the Burros’ first league win following two heartbreaking 11th hour losses against Sultana and Hesperia. . . . Read Full Story >>