Local author’s latest book, ‘Eat Up Bear!’

Local author’s latest book, ‘Eat Up Bear!’

Yosemite Conservancy — A book every outdoorsy family needs! Long-time Ridgecrest resident and author of 25 books, Terry Pierce, has a new children’s board book publishing in April called EAT UP, BEAR! which seeks to educate children and families about how to recreate responsibly in . . . Read Full Story >>

Liam’s Day Virtual 5K: You are not alone

Liam’s Day Virtual 5K: You are not alone

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Staff Writer Sharon Canfield has had tough times in her life, but some of her toughest were when she lost her two boys during pregnancy. “Your life changes forever when you hold and see your child that has passed,” explained . . . Read Full Story >>

Burroughs High School swimming history traced back to 1951

Burroughs High School swimming history traced back to 1951

Bruce Auld, a former Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent, is writing the history of Burroughs High School. The articles that are being published are excerpts form his upcoming book, exclusive to The News Review. -------- The roots of Burroughs swimming can be traced back . . . Read Full Story >>

Big Band X-Press offers scholarships to benefit high school students

Big Band X-Press offers scholarships to benefit high school students

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer As a non-profit organization and all-volunteer band, Big Band X-Press donates all profits to scholarships to help cover the costs for jazz band camp and one or two scholarships for high school graduates who are going into a . . . Read Full Story >>

Red Rock Books now offering a vital cultural service

Red Rock Books now offering a vital cultural service

By LAURA QUEZADA News Review Staff Writer Red Rock Books Provides a Vital Cultural Service During the Pandemic Oliver, the Official Greeter Bookstore Cat at Red Rock Books, is more content since the bookstore went back to their regular hours, Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm and . . . Read Full Story >>

A Look Back at Burroughs High Athletics - Part 1: Boys Basketball

A Look Back at Burroughs High Athletics - Part 1: Boys Basketball

By BRUCE AULD News Review Correspondent Last week, I was returning to Ridgecrest on the dreaded 395 and was intrigued to see a school bus heading south. I thought it must be on its way for some serious diesel engine maintenance in Hesperia. At a . . . Read Full Story >>

Ensemble celebrates Women’s History Month

Ensemble celebrates Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, March 16th the Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work Ain’t I a Woman! Virtually at 6 p.m. Chamber Music Theatre is unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance. Shinnerrie . . . Read Full Story >>

Performing Arts Center to be restored

Performing Arts Center to be restored

The Parker Performing Arts building has been shut down for education and community use since the 2019 earthquakes, President of the Sierra Sands United School District School Board, Bill Farris, reports on its status, “It is in the works right now, being repaired from the . . . Read Full Story >>

DCOA hopeful for a 2021-22 concert season

DCOA hopeful for a 2021-22 concert season

By LAURA QUEZADA, News Review Staff Writer The performing arts have not been immune to the effects of COVID restrictions. According to Lisa Austin, President of the Board of Directors of the Desert Community Orchestra Association (DCOA), “We, like just about every other orchestra, LA . . . Read Full Story >>

High Desert Film Club features local creatives

High Desert Film Club features local creatives

BY LAURA QUEZADA A casting call went out recently looking for actors and extras of all ages for a horror comedy short film. This was the first open call for the High Desert Film Club, a new non-profit organization made of artists using their talents . . . Read Full Story >>

CLOTA goes on: Despite COVID shutdown, a 50-year history of shows

CLOTA goes on: Despite COVID shutdown, a 50-year history of shows

BY LAURA QUEZADA “The show must go on” doesn’t work during a pandemic shutdown. Nevertheless, local theater group, CLOTA (Community Light Opera and Theatre Association) is still here and ready to hit the boards with The Diary of Anne Frank once restrictions lift. On February . . . Read Full Story >>

Local Korean War veteran recounts his road to Ridgecrest

Local Korean War veteran recounts his road to Ridgecrest

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Korean War is often referred to in the West as “The Forgotten War.” Being prefaced by the deadliest conflict in human history, World War II, and segueing into the generation-shaping and intensely controversial Vietnam Conflict – it . . . Read Full Story >>

Local family wins $250,000 ADT home makeover

Local family wins $250,000 ADT home makeover

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent Ridgecrest residents Jeff and Amber Moffitt received the news of a lifetime when they were told that they and their six children were the winners of the ADT Inc.’s “Pass the Protection” $250,000 home-makeover contest. “We decided to enter . . . Read Full Story >>

Ep. 1 of Ridgecres Opera Worksthop’s "Magic Flute" now streaming

Ep. 1 of Ridgecres Opera Worksthop’s "Magic Flute" now streaming

The first episode of Ridgecrest Opera Workshop’s “Magic Flute” is now available online. After COVID-19 restrictions made a live public performance of Mozart’s opera impossible, the organization decided to create their own filmed production from scratch. See Ridgecrest Opera Workshop on Facebook (facebook.com/ridgecrestopera) for details . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists League hosts watercolor artist

Artists League hosts watercolor artist

DESERT ARTISTS LEAGUE — On Nov. 2, at the general meeting of the Desert Artists League, Kathleen Murray (Forest Kat Studio, Inyokern) will be discussing and demonstrating the techniques involved in painting lace fabric. The discussion will pertain to principles important to all media. Emphasis . . . Read Full Story >>

Chamber Music announces 2021 schedule

RIDGECREST CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY — The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society is excited and pleased to once again be able to offer wonderful concerts this season. RCMS has been offering an annual series of concerts for almost 15 years. In planning this year’s concert series, the . . . Read Full Story >>

IWV hosts ‘Run with the Burros, Calif.’

IWV hosts ‘Run with the Burros, Calif.’

By KELLY COSNER News Review Correspondent On Saturday, Oct. 17, the first annual “Run With the Burros, California” was held in Indian Wells Canyon and the adjacent Short Canyon. More than 110 participants turned out for the event with over 35 pack burro competitors from . . . Read Full Story >>

Annual CLOTA spookhouse opens today

Annual CLOTA spookhouse opens today

COMMUNITY LIGHT OPERA AND THEATRE ASSOCIATION — CLOTA will continue its annual tradition of providing a frightful place for your enjoyment – The Spookhouse! This year, the theme will be “The Ruins – Surviving the Apocalypse.” The story is based around a horrible accident near . . . Read Full Story >>

Haseltine autobiography hits shelves

Haseltine autobiography hits shelves

By BRUCE AULD News Review Contributor Dr. William A. Haseltine, a scientist, businessman, author, philanthropist and 1962 graduate of Burroughs High School, published his autobiography, “My Lifelong Fight Against Disease,” on Oct. 15. One might assume, now in his mid 70s, he would be enjoying . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Intersteller’ drive-in slated

‘Intersteller’ drive-in slated

The Student Government of Cerro Coso Community College will host a drive-in movie screening of “Interstellar” on Friday, Oct. 16, at 6:45 p.m. in the main parking lot. The 2014 science-fiction film, directed, co-written and produced by Christopher Nolan, stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica . . . Read Full Story >>