To the Editor: Offers rebuttal to editorial

In the May 22, 2015, issue of the News Review, the editorial opinion actually says: “We have all heard the mantra that if your product is not growing, it is dying.” In an area where the resource of water is being used in a grossly unsustainable . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Thanks WACOM for donation

I am writing on behalf of the Indian Wells Valley Humane Society to thank the WACOM Thrift Shop for the May 12 donation of funds to support programs to help animals here in the Ridgecrest area. The Humane Society strives to educate the public about . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL John W. Robinson tells an amazing and rarely told story about Los Angeles in the years leading up to the Civil War. He explains that Northern California leaned toward Union interests while Southern California, whose white settlers hailed largely from Texas . . . Read Full Story >>

Star gazing

Star gazing

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will hold its monthly astronomy program on Monday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. The next star party will be held Friday, June 19. Signs will be out at 8:30 p.m., with viewing beginning . . . Read Full Story >>

Editorial: Time for solutions

With the passage of the Indian Wells Valley Land Management Plan, one can imagine the utterance of a collective sigh of relief from community stakeholders. Regardless of individual hopes for an outcome, the county mandate that pitted neighbor against neighbor is now a settled issue. . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Says plan does not reduce water

To start, even Kern County officials admit that the current IWV Land Use Plan does nothing to halt the current falling rate of the aquifer.  Indeed, it allows it to get worse.  The pistachio trees will require more water when the trees are mature.  The . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Contest winner says thanks

Thank you IROC, In-Shape Ridgecrest and Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas. My name was randomly selected, along with two others, to compete in a Journey trivia contest on May 2 in In-Shape in Ridgecrest. IROC-KRAJ 102.7 radio station set up and broadcast the contest live. . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘Back in Black’ a success

The Indian Wells Valley Humane Society would like to thank everyone who participated in the “Back in Black” adoption event at the Ridgecrest Animal Shelter during the month of April.  For unknown reasons, black shelter animals are often overlooked when potential adopters come looking for . . . Read Full Story >>

From our nation’s capitol

From our nation’s capitol

By House Majority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHY We all know the Gettysburg Address: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” But how often . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL A huge body of literature explores women’s studies in anthologies, treatises, narratives and more. These three books have unique approaches — one very factual (but not at all dry) and two by almost sneaking up on the subject. “The Routledge His-torical . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments on land-use meeting

Well, I had done some homework and with my “Hair on Fire” was ready to give the supervisors a discussion of the IWV overdraft. I had found a UC Davis discussion of pistachios that said the adult trees would require about 2.6 times as much . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments on land-use meeting

Well, I had done some homework and with my “Hair on Fire” was ready to give the supervisors a discussion of the IWV overdraft. I had found a UC Davis discussion of pistachios that said the adult trees would require about 2.6 times as much . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Thanks WACOM for support

Our sincere thanks to WACOM for its generous donation to the American Association of University Women Tech Trek program. With WACOM’s help, we are able continue our program of sending local 7th grade girls to a week of Tech Trek Camp at a university to . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Community makes a splash

The Burroughs High School Swim Team would like to thank the community for the support they have shown with the recycling fundraiser. The local media — the Daily Independent, the News Review, QLite Radio and Kickin’ Country Radio – have been instrumental in promoting this . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By Donna McCrohan Rosenthal Not every famous person deserves a museum or monument. In fact, most do not. But over the past two centuries plus, hundreds of Americans have tipped history’s scales so dramatically that we preserved their homes, their correspondence and their belongings with . . . Read Full Story >>

Guest editorial

Guest editorial

By DON ZDEBA IWV Water District General Manager With California facing a fourth consecutive year of drought conditions and a minuscule 5 percent of normal snowpack in the Sierra at the traditional April 1 measurement, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted mandatory restrictions at . . . Read Full Story >>

Historical Society happenings

Historical Society happenings

By NICK ROGERS, Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert It’s that time again! If it’s summer, and it’s Wednesday, it’s HSUMD Classic Movie Night at the Historic USO Building. Wow! A family-friendly movie every Wednesday evening, all summer long! This year’s “Summer of Movie . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Supports EIR for IWV

I do not want to see any more agriculture in the Indian Wells Valley. No matter open or closed basin, no matter our recharge, we are seeing drops in depth to water all over the valley, and this has been so for a considerable time. . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Reflects on pledge of allegiance

Centuries ago God created a vast continent that came to be known as America. It was first peopled by Asians who crossed over the Pacific Ocean and found a continent blessed with everything needed for life. The Asians, lived nomadic lives in the northern part . . . Read Full Story >>

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

REVIEW: Ridge Writers on Books

By Donna McCrohan Rosenthal Jack Tucker at 11 years old knows the back streets of 14th century London better than the rats. Crispin Guest, a former knight whose family had figured among England’s most elite for two centuries, reluctantly finds himself nearly as familiar with . . . Read Full Story >>