RRH foundation raises $32K at ’Roaring ’20s’ gala

RRH foundation raises $32K at ’Roaring ’20s’ gala

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital CEO Jim Suver, flanked by Peter and Debbie Brown, channel the style of the Roaring ’20s at the annual gala fundraiser for the RRH Development Foundation on Saturday evening. According to Development Foundation Director Kim Metcalf, who also served as the event . . . Read Full Story >>

Cross Country sees ‘best  week ever’ at Woodbridge

Cross Country sees ‘best week ever’ at Woodbridge

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writers The Burroughs High School Cross Country teams saw their “best week ever” at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic on Sept. 14. Burroughs came away with 16 personal and team medals with every team member coming away with a . . . Read Full Story >>

Hire returns from White House internship

Hire returns from White House internship

Kelsey Hire (center) at the White House with Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen — Courtesy photo ------ CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Many people dream of working in the White House someday, while others must be content with merely visiting. The center . . . Read Full Story >>

Scotty’s Castle offers recovery tours

Scotty’s Castle offers recovery tours

DEATH VALLEY, CA—Death Valley National Park and Death Valley Natural History Association are offering a limited number of opportunities to visit Scotty’s Castle to see the flood damage and learn about repairs. Scotty’s Castle has been closed since a massive flood on Oct. 18, 2015, . . . Read Full Story >>

Pizza Factory recognized during Small Business Month

Pizza Factory recognized during Small Business Month

Assemblyman Vince Fong (right) presents a certificate of appreciation from the California Legislature to Stan and Karen Dye, owners of Pizza Factory. The local establishment was selected as September’s Small Business of the Month for the 34th Assembly District. The restaurant is a popular dining . . . Read Full Story >>

Viewfinders to return to IWV

Viewfinders to return to IWV

Rebecca Neipp

Racers fly by in a portion of last year’s Viewfinders race. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ Thousands are expected to turn out Oct. 6 and 7 for the 16th annual Viewfinders Grand Prix, held adjacent to the Desert Empire Fairgrounds at Richmond and Bowman . . . Read Full Story >>

Cyclist reflects on finishing Silk Road Mountain Race

Cyclist reflects on finishing Silk Road Mountain Race

The Silk Road Mountain Race is a cycling race of more than 1000 miles through the Kyrgyzstan mountains attempted by thousands of cyclists each year. Alex Jacobson, a former Ridgecrest resident and 2007 Burroughs High School graduate, was one of fewer than 100 people who . . . Read Full Story >>

Cheselka shares Testimony at Revival Weekend

Cheselka shares Testimony at Revival Weekend

“Biker Pastor” Wayne Cheselka addresses the community and gives his testimony at Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene’s Revival Weekend. The church live-streamed the event on Facebook and videos are still available for viewing. — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

International Day offers global experience

“You might say the world will be coming to Ridgecrest,” said Matthew Alexander, one of the organizers for the third annual International Community Day celebration, scheduled for tonight, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Center. “You won’t even need a ticket to . . . Read Full Story >>

Stand Down offers vets more support than ever

Stand Down offers vets more support than ever

Rebecca Neipp

With a week left to finalize participation, organizers of the sixth annual Ridgecrest Veterans Stand Down will offer more support and services than ever to veterans living in and around the Indian Wells Valley. The annual event brings together employers, service agencies and other resources . . . Read Full Story >>

RRH hosts forum on child abuse

RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL — RRH recently held a community forum at the SpringHill Suites conference center to discuss the increase in reported child abuse — “a growing concern in the organization and the wider community that serious child abuse is on the rise in Ridgecrest,” . . . Read Full Story >>

Patients find a new way to fight back

Patients find a new way to fight back

Tera Moorehead (left) of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital and Sheena Temple (right) of High Desert Fitness show Mary Lise Trowsdale a new way to battle Parkinsons. Photo by Laura Austin ------ Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has devised a new way for people with Parkinson’s disease to “fight . . . Read Full Story >>

Hundreds attend Sept. 11 remembrance

Hundreds attend Sept. 11 remembrance

More than 1,000 flagbearers carrying the national colors to be planted at Freedom Park, where first responders and dignitaries (pictured) addressed a crowd of some 2,000. The week-long Remembrance Field, presented by Ridgecrest Exchange Club in partnership with NAWS?China Lake, culminated in a candlelight vigil . . . Read Full Story >>

Friends of Library to hold Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Ridgecrest Branch Library will hold its annual Fall Book Sale the next two Saturdays, Sept. 15 and Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1301 N. Norma (in the Sierra Vista Center next to China Lake Baptist Church). Members . . . Read Full Story >>

Blessing of the Animals held Oct. 4

The annual Blessing of the Animals will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. in the grassy area of Grace Lutheran Church. Pastor Ralph Mueller of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, Father Townsend Waddil of Christ the King Anglican Church and Pastor Kristopher Madsen of Grace . . . Read Full Story >>

Prostate cancer survivors meet Sept. 17

The Prostate Cancer Survival Group will meet Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Mechtenberg Conference Center of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. The meeting will feature a panel of survivors speaking about their treatment and recovery involving a radical prostatectomy. Each panelist will also address . . . Read Full Story >>

Kerncrest to host rivers director

The Kerncrest Audubon Society will host a program by Steve Evans on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Evans is the Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Director for CalWild, or the California Wilderness Coalition. In that capacity, he has been involved . . . Read Full Story >>

Desert Valleys to host biz after hours

Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union will host the next Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will offer community members a glimpse into its newest asset – the “Mobile Branch.” “A special reception will be held . . . Read Full Story >>

Children’s hour returns

The Children’s Hour returns to the Maturango Museum, with Docents presenting the next program Friday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. “Young children and their families can look forward to the monthly programs about our desert and mountain environments — the animals, plants, rocks, and perhaps . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Biker pastor’ to speak at revival

‘Biker pastor’ to speak at revival

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “What do you have to lose?” said Wayne Cheselka, the ex-atheist “biker pastor” who will speak at the Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene for its Revival Weekend beginning Friday, Sept. 14. Cheselka – a retired Sergeant of 20 . . . Read Full Story >>