What kind of a world will we leave to our children?

Last week the News Review published the 2020 Baby Parade Special Section. As I viewed the several pages of baby photos, I had to ask myself, “What kind of a world are we going to offer this generation?” Happy, innocent faces without a care in . . . Read Full Story >>

What fools!

What fools we mortals be Allowing a nasty bug so wee To overwhelm our dumb us Hear us whine, shout and cuss Such pigheaded resistance To keeping our distance Refusing such a little task Of wearing a little mask Creating such a giant fuss Asking . . . Read Full Story >>

Celebrate their greatness

As we celebrate Presidents Day this week, we need to take a look back in the history of this country remembering our great presidents. We need to honor them, celebrate them, and be reminded of what they have contributed to our freedom to help preserve . . . Read Full Story >>

Celebrate their greatness

As we celebrate Presidents Day this week, we need to take a look back in the history of this country remembering our great presidents. We need to honor them, celebrate them, and be reminded of what they have contributed to our freedom to help preserve . . . Read Full Story >>

Enough: One-man rules needs to end

Enough: One-man rules needs to end

By ASSEMBLYMAN VINCE FONG California is nearing the one-year mark of the proclaimed state of emergency by Governor Gavin Newsom. The resilient people of California have endured absolute upheaval of their lives and means of earning a living in order to combat this pandemic. However, . . . Read Full Story >>

Greetings to my old home town

The pandemic with all its loss and sorrow has raised the need to do much better in controlling the terrible pestilence. In this vein, I think we would do well to heed my friend Pat Farris in her appeal to our better selves: “These difficult . . . Read Full Story >>

Updated photo record of Ridgecrest sure to be a classic

Updated photo record of Ridgecrest sure to be a classic

By Donna Rosenthal Special to the News Review “High Desert Double Exposures,” photography Mark Pahuta, text Elizabeth Babcock and Donald W. Moore, large-format paperback, 212 pages, 327 photos, 8 maps, Maturango Press (Maturango Museum), $29.95, 2020. Back in 1989, Mark Pahuta and Donald Moore collaborated . . . Read Full Story >>

Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial

******** Opinions stated in this editorial are those of one member of the Indian Wells Valley Water District (IWVWD or District) Board of Directors and are not necessarily that of the Board. ******** The IWVWD is facing two major challenges in the upcoming years, 1) . . . Read Full Story >>

Water District should push for elected GA members

The three plus year history of the IWVGA has been fraught with overspending, lack of thoroughness in gathering facts, and unfair distribution of the costs of poorly conceived but vastly expensive imported water projects. The People of this Valley are in a state of alarm . . . Read Full Story >>

Emergency Vet Needed

After dark, at about 6:00 p.m. on November 3rd, my husband, myself, and our passenger were headed south on Richmond Rd. and making a turn onto Upjohn. As my husband made the righthand turn onto Upjohn, our passenger said, “Wow, did you see that woman . . . Read Full Story >>

Qualified, responsible, fair leadership - a must

I take seriously the endorsement of candidates. And I feel accountable to share my views. Our responsibility as journalists is to study the issues and follow closely the developments and keep our readers informed. In so doing, we have a broader knowledge regarding the accomplishments . . . Read Full Story >>

November empyrean events

November empyrean events

By ROGER BROWER The next club meeting Nov. 2. We are set up for a zoom meeting. Info in the China Lake Astronomical Society news letter. Star parties for the future have been cancelled until further notice. NOVEMBER CELESTIAL CALENDAR 1. Venus rises in the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Responds to O’Neil challenge

I read Mr Scott O’Neil’s letter to the editor: Rebuts Bruen’s Accusations in the October 23 The News Review. Yes, our community has been working to fund a new community pool. Yes, I wrote in support of the Indian Wells Valley Economic Development Corporation (IWVEDC) . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘Vote your conscience, but vote to protect all of us’

Still pretty sharp at age 96 and daily observing the highly intensive political and pandemic news, I think back on my mother, Madeline Snelen. Born in 1887 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and after losing her first husband, she and her second husband, a veteran of World . . . Read Full Story >>

Patricia Carboni

Patricia Carboni, 76, passed away on Oct. 21, 2020, with her loving husband of 56 years, Louis Carboni, by her side. Patricia was born in 1944 to Robert and Esma O’Neill in New Hampshire. She moved to Ridgecrest, Calif. when she was just a young . . . Read Full Story >>

Rethinking ‘home’ during COVID-19

By CLINT FREEMAN As Ridgecrest and Kern County move toward re-opening business in the red tier home sales continue to glide in record numbers. 63 site-built homes sold last month which is a new high record for our valley. During the home buying spree both . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Rebuts Bruen’s accusations

I hope you all read Eric Bruen’s diatribe on the Ridgecrest Political Forum Facebook page. It is full of inaccuracies and conjecture. We don’t need this kind of BS. Lindsey Stephens has been involved in trying to get a swim facility in Ridgecrest since Pinney . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘Shame on’ Mojave Pistachios, defends water importation

I used to attend all Indian Wells Valley Water District Committee, and Monthly Board Meetings, on a regular basis. I was known as the guy, “that never says anything.” I would always respond to that: “I will only say something, when something needs to be . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Bruen for Mayor

The past six months have been trying for all of us, and we are all watching the economic fallout of these unprecedented times. For many of us, seeing businesses we value so much struggle and close is just another hit, when we were already frustrated . . . Read Full Story >>

Road trips with Chris Epting

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL COVID-19 days, when we can’t go to places we once enjoyed, have given us new reason to immerse ourselves in armchair travel. But thanks to Chris Epting, we can explore a further option. In his many books about hundreds and hundreds . . . Read Full Story >>