In the Audience: Location, location location!

In the Audience: Location, location location!

This time of year always has me longing for the beautiful autumn colors of my Hoosier home, and I get nostalgic with holiday memories. So it should come as no surprise that I am going to show two lovely Hoosier-based films during December as part . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By DONNA?MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Three handsomely color-illustrated and indexed Armchair Adventures transport readers to real places and feels-like-real planets worth knowing better. In “All Aboard! for Glacier: The Great North-ern Railway and Glacier National Park” (C.W. Guthrie, 95 pgs., Farcountry Press, trade paperback, 2004, $15.95), original . . . Read Full Story >>

A review: ‘The Folk Collection’ takes the audience back

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer An impressive crowd turned out at the Parker Performing Arts Center at Burroughs High School Monday night for acoustic trio “The Folk Collection.” “Are you ready to go back?” the performers asked as the concert began. Armed with . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Thanks community for support

Altrusa International of Indian Wells Valley just completed another very successful KidSpree. We were able to give more than 70 children warm winter clothing. We couldn’t have done this without the help of some very generous organizations and individuals. First, we would like to thank . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Five new books look at daytime dilemmas and nighttime adventures, each in approximately 32 pages. Robin Newman writes for children ages 4-8 in “Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep” (illus. Chris Ewald, Creston Book, hardcover, 2016, $16.99). Told humorously and accompanied by . . . Read Full Story >>

Review: ‘Galaxies Collide’ is entertaining treat

Review: ‘Galaxies Collide’ is entertaining treat

By STEVEN LUU, News Review Correspondent “Galaxies Collide” is the latest production from the Burroughs High School Drama Department. From its many puns to its not so subtle innuendos, “Galaxies Collide” is a humorous play that is very entertaining to watch. The premise of the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Adds clarification to statement

I have been asked to provide clarification regarding my statement in the Nov. 3, 2016, Daily Independent regarding the error I found in the 2009 rate study. During 2009 it became apparent that the Water District’s customers were conserving water at a rate far greater . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Upset about sidewalk weeds

Attention city maintenance and property owners: As I was taking my daily walk along the city streets in the morning, I noticed the weeds consuming the areas of the sidewalk. In some places the free width of sidewalk width has been reduced to less than . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments on council race

The people have spoken: Ridgecrest wants a city council that supports the casino. During the many city council and town hall meetings about the casino, casino opponents asked the city council repeatedly to let the community vote on the casino. Then over the past several . . . Read Full Story >>

Challenges call for leadership

Our community is facing new and critical challenges that require leadership. We need leaders who are dedicated and fair-minded, who show a willingness to listen to the people. “A government of the people, for the people, by the people” — that’s the grand experiment set . . . Read Full Story >>

Vote on policy, not personality

During a visit this week from our congressman, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy commented on the political landscape — particularly on the national scene — observing that the contest has come down to personality, rather than politics. At every level of government, the last two . . . Read Full Story >>

Don’t forget to vote ‘Yes’ on Measure V!

The Committee for Ridgecrest Yes on Measure V would like to remind the citizens of Ridgecrest to vote Yes on Measure V. Measure V is a self-help tax that benefits our community. Measure V can only be used locally and cannot be taken by the . . . Read Full Story >>

In the Loop: November kicks off holiday travel season

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL November means theatre season, holidays, and opportunities galore to learn and eat. Find new favorites in this month’s roundup of tips for short hops and longer trips around California. To the northwest on San Francisco’s Pier 15, The Exploratorium’s “Curious Contraptions” . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: St. Jude fund-raiser a success

I would like to thank all of the participants and sponsors for making St. Jude Trail Ride for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital another success. Thanks to Valley Riders for the use of their facilities, as usual. Our weather for this event . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Skipworth seeking support

My name is Michael Skipworth. I am on the Burroughs High School Cheer team. In July, I attended the USA Cheer Camp in UC Irvine, where I was selected and honored to partake in the 2017 USA Cheer Tour in London. During this tour, I . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Supports Neel for mayor

I would like to make a recommendation to the citizens of Ridgecrest regarding our next mayor. The people could not find a better person than Mike Neel if they want a representative who understands that their government’s primary job is to protect the individual’s liberty, . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Supports Breeden, Cox

The next few years there will be many infrastructure improvements and developments to our city. Peggy Breeden and Warren Cox have the experience and knowledge about our local community to make sure the city is efficient and effective in our path forward. They both have . . . Read Full Story >>

Vote ‘yes’ on Measure V

As a 78-year resident and a consistent supporter of the Ridgecrest- China Lake community, and having four generations of our Howard and Barbara Auld family living in Ridgecrest, I support a “yes” vote on Measure V on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. I urge . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘It’s different this time’

I don’t know if you can sense it, but I can feel, and “know” in my heart , that this presidential election is different than all that came before. I am tired of “dynastic family bloodlines” occupying the White House. I don’t want either the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Supports Corlett’s candidacy

I am pleased to be writing to express support of Leroy Corlett’s candidacy for director of the Indian Wells Valley Water District. I have known Mr. Corlett for about eight years primarily as an involved party with the Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program . . . Read Full Story >>