To the Editor: Open letter to voters

This letter is to all who are voting. From my perspective and from what I have heard and seen for the past 30 years, both parties (GOP, DNC) have been co-opted by the elite progressives. From listening to the recent debates and wanting to vote . . . Read Full Story >>

Terrie Daley Owens

Terrie Daley Owens, 61, died at home of complications from leukemia on Jan. 25, 2016. A funeral mass will be Friday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m., at St. Anne’s Church with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks . . . Read Full Story >>

Fidel G. Ruiz

Fidel G. Ruiz

Fidel Ruiz passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2016, with his family by his side. A memorial service will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. Fidel was born April 19, 1934, in Cajon, Calif. He lived in . . . Read Full Story >>

Marie Lakey

Marie Lakey

Ridgecrest resident Marie Lakey passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Avalon Home Care. She was 88. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m, at the HK Holland Mortuary Chapel. Father James Dowds of the All Faith Chapel will officiate. . . . Read Full Story >>

Brian Neil Eckhardt

Brian Neil Eckhardt

Brian Neil Eckhardt lost a long battle with heart disease Jan. 23, 2016, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital with his loved ones present. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 11 am. at the Trona Elks Lodge on Trona Road. Born Jan. . . . Read Full Story >>

David A. Scott

David A. Scott

David Allen Scott, born Aug. 22, 1948, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at his home in El Paso, Texas. David was born in Denver, Colo. He graduated from Paradise Valley High School and went on to obtain a bachelor of . . . Read Full Story >>

Ralph J. Langsjoen

Ralph J. Langsjoen

Ralph J. Langsjoen, M.D. passed away peacefully on Jan. 21, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 88. Dr. Langsjoen, known to his close friends and family as “Tonk,” was born in Fergus Falls, Minn. He served in the Navy from 1945-46 before attaining his undergraduate . . . Read Full Story >>

Georgia Berniece LaDassor

Georgia Berniece “Nese” LaDassor passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. in Palmdale. Her memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 30, at Ridgecrest Cavalry Assembly in Ridgecrest. Nese was born in Hawthorne, Nev., and moved to Ridgecrest in 1954. After graduating from Burroughs High School, she . . . Read Full Story >>

David Sinclair Flanagan

David Sinclair Flanagan died at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital on Dec. 18, 2015, at the age of 77. A memorial service was held at Ridgecrest United Methodist Church, 639 N. Norma, on Wednesday, Feb. 3. David was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Dec. 12, 1938. He . . . Read Full Story >>

Alfred Kennedy

Alfred Kennedy

Alfred Kennedy passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 24, 2016. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Jan. 31, at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Hospice Care. Born Feb. 4, 1936, . . . Read Full Story >>

Alexander Aguon Quintanilla

Alexander Aguon Quintanilla

Alexander Aguon Quintanilla died Friday, Jan. 22, at Desert Valley Hospital in San Bernardino, Calif. He was 72. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 30, at St. Ann Catholic Church. A visitation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 29 at H.K. . . . Read Full Story >>

Donna Rose Leech

A memorial service for Donna Rose Leech, 70, of Ridgecrest will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. She passed away Jan. 10, 2016, in Ridgecrest. She was born Oct. 3, 1945, in LaSalle, Ill., to Carl . . . Read Full Story >>

Ellen Louise Allen Brown

Ellen Louise Allen Brown passed away at her home on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the age of 68. Services were held Jan. 23 at the RCA Church. A public viewing was held Jan. 22 at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. She was born at the . . . Read Full Story >>

Samuel James Coy Knopf

Ridgecrest resident Samuel James Coy Knopf died Jan. 10, 2016, in Ridgecrest as a result of an accident. He was 25. Services were held Jan. 23 at Crossroads Church, with Bill Corley officiating. Burial was at Desert Memorial Park in Ridgecrest. Sam was born Oct. . . . Read Full Story >>

Dorris Garton

Dorris Garton

Dorris Garton of Ridgecrest passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 12, 2016, with her family by her side. She was 72. Dorris moved to Ridgecrest with her family in 1966. She was a registered nurse and worked for many years at Ridgecrest Community Hospital. She enjoyed . . . Read Full Story >>

Mark Allan Williams

Mark Allan Williams passed away Jan. 13, 2016, after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension. Born May 13, 1956, in Muleshoe, Texas, to Edward Glenn Williams (father) and Jacquelyn Rue Burleson (mother), Mark and his family spent most of his early years moving between various . . . Read Full Story >>

William ‘Michael’ Frank

William “Michael” Frank passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Services for Michael were Jan. 16 at Calvary Chapel. He was an amazing man with a heart of gold, and everywhere he went, he always greeted everyone with a smile. . . . Read Full Story >>

Bettye H. Haley

Longtime Trona resident Bettye H. Haley died Jan. 11, 2016, of natural causes at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. She was 90. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at Trona Community Church. She was buried at Trona Cemetary. Holland & Lyons Mortuary handled the arrangements. Bettye . . . Read Full Story >>

Scott C. Paule

Scott C. Paule, age 56, of Trona passed on Dec. 16, 2015. after a long battle with Stage 4 metastatic bone cancer. Services were held Jan. 16 at Christian Fellowship of Trona. Scott was born July 11, 1959, in Sacramento, Calif. He spent the last . . . Read Full Story >>

Lynn M. Olver

Longtime Ridgecrest resident Lynn M. Olver died Jan. 2, 2016, in Ridgecrest. She was 63. A memorial service was held Jan. 9 at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Greg Rickets officiated. Lynn was born May 19, 1952, in Tracy, Calif., and had been a resident of . . . Read Full Story >>