Star Gazing: Long days make for late-night viewings

Star Gazing: Long days make for late-night viewings

By ROGER BROWER, China Lake Astronomica Society The China Lake Astronomical Society will hold its next meeting Monday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Please note the date change, caused by the Fourth of July holiday. The next star party will beon . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Disheartened about Measure F

It’s disheartening to me that Measure F, a minimal (one eighth of a cent) and dedicated sales tax to be used only for Kern County libraries, didn’t pass. I can’t remember meeting anyone in Ridgecrest who opposed it. Rather, people I met were very positive . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: City deficit must be addressed

The $819,000 deficit projected by the draft Ridgecrest budget may be the tip of the iceberg. The real number may be closer to $1.5 million, and that’s with reduced road funding. Non-Measure-L-related general fund expenses have increased by almost a million dollars in recent years. . . . Read Full Story >>

A Review: CLOTA’s ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ is fun for all ages

A Review: CLOTA’s ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ is fun for all ages

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer The Community Light Opera and Theatre Association’s latest production, “Rumpelstiltskin Is My Name,” opened last weekend when it was received with warm laughter by an audience of all ages. The fun take on the familiar Brothers Grimm fairy . . . Read Full Story >>

Water Wisdom: State board agrees to leave conservation to local agencies

By DON ZDEBA, IWV?Water District General Manager The “Godzilla” El Niño that had been predicted for California this past winter did not treat the state equitably. While reservoirs in Northern California filled to the point where water has been released due to concerns about flooding, . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘Do you want to be next?’

How would you like to get an e-mail like this: “Hello Mr. Howard, As you remember, the deadline for all occupants of your house to relocate is one week from today: June 21. After that date, we will inspect the properties to ensure compliance and . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments about guns, socialism

Without guns you would probably have a British accent. How soon we forgot Concord Bridge. Freedom is never free. Liberals seem to think U.S. citizens are all stupid and need supervision. You have decided that every aspect of our lives will be controlled by your . . . Read Full Story >>

The Natural World: What to do if you find a baby bird?

The Natural World: What to do if you find a baby bird?

By DAN BURNETT, Kerncrest Audubon Society This time of year we at Kerncrest Audubon receive lots of calls from people who have found baby birds on the ground and wonder what to do about them. It is wonderful that people are concerned about these wild . . . Read Full Story >>

In the Audience: Hot summer days, cool classic movies!

In the Audience: Hot summer days, cool classic movies!

By NICK ROGERS, Historic USO Movie Host Hello, classic movie lovers. You know it is summer in the valley! First of all, the minute we hit June 1, the temps shot up into the triple digits. Yes, summer is officially here in the Indian Wells . . . Read Full Story >>

Casino will ruin our town

To the Editor, Mayor and Ridgecrest City Council: Regarding the proposed casino gambling industry: my parents moved here to Ridgecrest in 1945, right after World War II. Our family has been here ever since. A billboard on Hwy. 395 at the outskirts of Ridgecrest reads: . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Thanks Biker Blessing supporters

On behalf of our Senior Pastor Glenn Hill, and our church board, we would like to thank the following for participating and volunteering at our 11th Annual Biker Blessing outreach held on May 14: To the 400 bikers who came, rode, ate and enjoyed live . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Museum thanks WACOM

On behalf of the Maturango Museum members, staff and volunteers I would like to thank WACOM for its very generous donation. We will use the money to make improvements in the Discovery Zone of the museum. The funds will help us to purchase a new . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Pregnancy Care Center says thanks

On May 10 WACOM gave an unprecedented $30,000 in donations, not only in a lion’s share to our military but also in gracious community contributions. On behalf of the Ridgecrest Pregnancy Care Center, I would like to thank WACOM for choosing us to be among . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Thanks WACOM for donation

Our sincere thanks to WACOM for its generous donation to the American Association of University Women Tech Trek program. Our goal is to continue to send six local 7th-grade girls to a week of Tech Trek Camp at a California university to study STEM (Science, . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: NAMI thanks WACOM

On behalf of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kern County, I want to thank WACOM for its generous donation. This contribution will help us continue to provide free weekly support groups and yearly education courses for individuals living with mental illness and their family . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Senior Center says ‘thank you’

Thank you to everyone who attended our Mother’s Day Tea at the Ridgecrest Senior Center on Saturday, May 7. The turnout was more than what we had expected. For a first-time event, you made it a huge success! Thank you to the following: Mayor Peggy . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Fire victims thank helpers

Good neighbors are a blessing. We had a fire – a waking nightmare made more bearable by our generous neighbors reaching out, offering practical and emotional support. The Ridgecrest Fire and Police Departments could adopt the motto, “You can count on us.” We could and . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Armstrong family says thanks

The Armstrong family would like to thank the community for the support of the 20th and final Matt Armstrong Soccer Tournament over Memorial Day weekend. It’s been an incredible journey; we will have lots of memories. A very special thanks to Burroughs High School for . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: DAR says thanks

On behalf of the Panamint Springs Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a Vietnam War 50th Commemorative Partner, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who supported the Vietnam War Commemoration Event on Friday, . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Humane Society thanks WACOM

The IWV Humane Society wishes to thank the WACOM Thrift Shop for its May 10 donation of funds to support our activities to help the animals here in the Ridgecrest area. The Humane Society strives to educate the public about proper care of our pets, . . . Read Full Story >>