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 >>

To the Editor: Responds to Gleason comments

Mr. Gleason – we are writing on behalf of Western Growers Association and the California Farm Bureau Federation regarding the draft groundwater sustainability plan that was submitted by the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority to the Department of Water Resources on June 3, 2020. Founded . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Support movie night sponsors

Dear members, friends, neighbors and Classic Movie Night lovers! It has been many months since we have been able to unroll our Giant movie screen. We all sure miss those friendly Wednesday evenings watching classic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Not to worry . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Supports Bruen for mayor

Since coming to Ridgecrest in 1959 have labored over many decisions, especially when it comes to politics. There is one decision however that has been very obvious to me: Eric Bruen clearly is the best choice to be our next Mayor! I have believed for . . . Read Full Story >>

Drive-in offers a magical experience

Drive-in offers a magical experience

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer What do you do when there’s a global pandemic but you run an indoor movie theater? Well you grab a projector, open up your parking lot, and turn it into a drive-in! Our increasingly on-demand world, with a . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘Vote for Mallory Boyd!’

Water! I first met Dr. Pierre St.-Amand in 1960. He was the first person to tell me that the water table was in decline and had been since the Navy arrived here in 1943. He was correct then and it remains true since: the water . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Lindsey Stephens for Mayor

Ridgecrest citizens should support Lindsey Stephens for mayor, unless you think the candidate that collects the most out of town donations should become our mayor? What we must consider in the selection of a new mayor for our community? Should we make our selection based . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments on Searles lawsuit

Searles Valley Minerals filed a lawsuit against the IWV Groundwater Authority this week to avoid its reasonable share of the necessary costs to balance the water supply in the IWV Groundwater Basin. In sum, Searles is asking the court to grant their commercial industrial use . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor:Endorsements for city seats

The upcoming election for Ridgecrest Mayor and City Council will influence greatly the quality of your life, for good or bad. Consider carefully who best to select. For the good people of Ridgecrest, I offer my carefully considered opinion as to the best candidates. The . . . Read Full Story >>

Disasters don’t wait — make plans today!

Disasters don’t wait — make plans today!

By STEPHANIE MEEKS, Emergency Management-Regulatory Compliance, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there’s no better time to be involved in the observance of National Preparedness Month. The 2020 theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” This is a . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Historic USO turns 75

To the Editor: Historic USO turns 75

On Oct. 13, 2020, we – and the whole Indian Wells community – will celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the Historic USO Building! On Oct. 13, 1945, the venerable building was opened as the USO Club of Ridgecrest. For those of you who may be . . . Read Full Story >>