How deep is the lake?

In the interest of finding a solution to the water dilemma this valley currently faces, the News Review will publish a series of editorials telling the other side of the story. The currently stated position of the IWV Groundwater Authority is that we are a . . . Read Full Story >>

Kurdeka brings Southeast Asia to IWV

Kurdeka brings Southeast Asia to IWV

By LAURA LEIGH MONTEREY David Kurdeka’s photography exhibit, “Faces of Southeast Asia,” now running at the Maturango Museum through Oct. 9, brings the richness of color, expression and way of life of the people of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam to Ridgecrest. The display of about . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: What is city trying to hide?

That is the question local residents should be asking regarding the city’s wastewater treatment plant negotiations with the Navy. At the Aug. 22 Infrastructure Committee meeting, the city manager announced that the tentative easement agreement between the local Navy and the city was on its . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: ‘I stand with science’

Any person who told meteorologists to back President Trump’s false “forecast” that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian should resign. These include Interior Secretary Wilbur Ross, acting NOAA administrator Neil Jacobs, Julie Kay Roberts acting NOAA public affairs director, and any other persons . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy reflects on 9-11

By KEVIN MCCARTHY Eighteen years ago, our nation experienced unimaginable terror. Evil extremists were expecting America to respond in chaos. They were poorly mistaken. Instead, the American spirit, which has defined our nation for generations, was emboldened and strengthened. Our bravest patriots volunteered to take . . . Read Full Story >>

Get ready for fall adventures

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL September offers so much that you wish you had another 40 days to fit it all in. Find some new favorite outings in this month’s roundup of tips for short hops and longer trips around California, and one beyond. Way up . . . Read Full Story >>

Editorial: A counterproposal

Mayor Peggy Breeden closed the Aug. 21 meeting of the Ridgecrest City Council with a request for a future agenda item outlining staff salary increases. She said that members of city staff have not gotten a raise since 2008 (although Ridgecrest city salaries posted at . . . Read Full Story >>

Local composer  creates something new

Local composer creates something new

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer There’s something uniquely joyous about finding surprises in an environment you feel intimately familiar with — discovering a new favorite dish at a restaurant you’ve frequented for years, driving through your small, tired town and finding yourself on . . . Read Full Story >>

Determining home value

By CLINT FREEMAN There is ongoing discussion among buyers, sellers, realtors, appraisers and real estate webmasters about the value of a home and how true value is derived. Value, in some cases, can end up being a mere opinion according to who is leading the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Support Ridgecrest Cinemas

Regarding the proposed movie theater at China Lake Boulevard and Rader, I think it’s important that the new theater add to the selection of movies, not drive the Ridgecrest Cinemas out of business. The Ridgecrest Cinemas have served Ridgecrest for 35 years. During that time, . . . Read Full Story >>

Are you prepared for when disaster hits?

Almost a year before the historic earthquakes hit Ridgecrest, disaster preparedness expert Robert OBergfell posted the following scenario in September 2018 for hundreds of social media followers. In the first two parts of the series, we saw disaster hit from Joe’s and Jane’s perspectives. In . . . Read Full Story >>

Movies to cool summer heat

By NICK ROGERS The long, hot and in our case, rockin’ summer is slowly beginning to wind down to an end, and we can look forward, eventually, to some cooler temps and a brisk preview of those wonderful end-of-year holiday events at our beloved Historic . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Abandoned Randsburg’

Cynthia Ackley Nunn, 144 pages, more than 100 color photos, trade paperback, Arcadia Publishing, 2019, $24.99 —————— By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL Subtitled “The Mojave Desert’s Liveliest Ghost Town” and just released three weeks ago, “Abandoned Randsburg” delivers on many levels. A bustling burg a century . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Responds to O’Neil editorial

This letter is in response to, and was inspired by, the guest editorial authored by Scott O’Neil and published in the Aug. 9 edition of The News Review. In his editorial, Scott challenges us to identify our city’s vision for the future as a means . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: YES seeks sponsors

The Young Engineers and Scientists (YES!) of Ridgecrest are sponsoring their ninth annual YES! Conference Saturday, Sept. 28. The YES! Conference is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workshop geared toward sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys, but the conference accepts all middle school students . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: School year start delayed for Richmond, Gateway

To the Editor: School year start delayed for Richmond, Gateway

The following letter has been circulated to the staff and families of Gateway and Richmond elementary schools in the Sierra Sands Unified School District. Ever since the two major quakes of July 4 and 5, all available resources have been focused on the district’s recovery . . . Read Full Story >>

What is the city’s vision?

What is the city’s vision?

By SCOTT O’NEIL, IWV Economic Development Corp. I am a morning person and usually wake up at 4 a.m. On a recent morning, I found myself lying there reflecting on the earthquakes and the damage we have incurred. The city has identified $100-million-plus in needed . . . Read Full Story >>

Are you prepared for when disaster hits?

Almost a year before the historic earthquakes hit Ridgecrest, disaster preparedness expert Robert OBergfell posted the following scenario in September 2018 for hundreds of social media followers. In this second part of the series, we see Jane’s perspective. Keep reading the News Review for the . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Gem-O-Rama canceled

On Aug. 6, Searles Valley Minerals notified the Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society that the strong earthquakes on July 4-5 damaged facilities to such an extent that SVM will not be able to host any Gem-O-Rama gem show activities on its properties during this . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Tribe v. Ridgecrest litigation

We recently attended this month’s Ridgecrest City Council meeting. It can be plainly seen that the city is going to fight the litigation brought on by the Timbisha Tribe, which is all “hush-hush.” I suspect it’s a lawsuit brought by the tribe to have the . . . Read Full Story >>