Local Korean War veteran recounts his road to Ridgecrest

Local Korean War veteran recounts his road to Ridgecrest

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Korean War is often referred to in the West as “The Forgotten War.” Being prefaced by the deadliest conflict in human history, World War II, and segueing into the generation-shaping and intensely controversial Vietnam Conflict – it . . . Read Full Story >>

Local family wins $250,000 ADT home makeover

Local family wins $250,000 ADT home makeover

By CHRISTINA MACGREGOR News Review Correspondent Ridgecrest residents Jeff and Amber Moffitt received the news of a lifetime when they were told that they and their six children were the winners of the ADT Inc.’s “Pass the Protection” $250,000 home-makeover contest. “We decided to enter . . . Read Full Story >>

Ep. 1 of Ridgecres Opera Worksthop’s "Magic Flute" now streaming

Ep. 1 of Ridgecres Opera Worksthop’s "Magic Flute" now streaming

The first episode of Ridgecrest Opera Workshop’s “Magic Flute” is now available online. After COVID-19 restrictions made a live public performance of Mozart’s opera impossible, the organization decided to create their own filmed production from scratch. See Ridgecrest Opera Workshop on Facebook (facebook.com/ridgecrestopera) for details . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists League hosts watercolor artist

Artists League hosts watercolor artist

DESERT ARTISTS LEAGUE — On Nov. 2, at the general meeting of the Desert Artists League, Kathleen Murray (Forest Kat Studio, Inyokern) will be discussing and demonstrating the techniques involved in painting lace fabric. The discussion will pertain to principles important to all media. Emphasis . . . Read Full Story >>

Chamber Music announces 2021 schedule

RIDGECREST CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY — The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society is excited and pleased to once again be able to offer wonderful concerts this season. RCMS has been offering an annual series of concerts for almost 15 years. In planning this year’s concert series, the . . . Read Full Story >>

IWV hosts ‘Run with the Burros, Calif.’

IWV hosts ‘Run with the Burros, Calif.’

By KELLY COSNER News Review Correspondent On Saturday, Oct. 17, the first annual “Run With the Burros, California” was held in Indian Wells Canyon and the adjacent Short Canyon. More than 110 participants turned out for the event with over 35 pack burro competitors from . . . Read Full Story >>

Annual CLOTA spookhouse opens today

Annual CLOTA spookhouse opens today

COMMUNITY LIGHT OPERA AND THEATRE ASSOCIATION — CLOTA will continue its annual tradition of providing a frightful place for your enjoyment – The Spookhouse! This year, the theme will be “The Ruins – Surviving the Apocalypse.” The story is based around a horrible accident near . . . Read Full Story >>

Haseltine autobiography hits shelves

Haseltine autobiography hits shelves

By BRUCE AULD News Review Contributor Dr. William A. Haseltine, a scientist, businessman, author, philanthropist and 1962 graduate of Burroughs High School, published his autobiography, “My Lifelong Fight Against Disease,” on Oct. 15. One might assume, now in his mid 70s, he would be enjoying . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Intersteller’ drive-in slated

‘Intersteller’ drive-in slated

The Student Government of Cerro Coso Community College will host a drive-in movie screening of “Interstellar” on Friday, Oct. 16, at 6:45 p.m. in the main parking lot. The 2014 science-fiction film, directed, co-written and produced by Christopher Nolan, stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica . . . Read Full Story >>

Open Studio Tour is Oct. 17-18

Open Studio Tour is Oct. 17-18

Maturango Museum will once again present its popular “Open Studio Tour” on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18, which allows members of our community an inside look at local creative workspaces between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. “See the amazing array of talent that . . . Read Full Story >>

College clubs host ‘Lotería’

College clubs host ‘Lotería’

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Three Cerro Coso Community College clubs are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a virtual “Lotería Game Night” Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. “Lotería” is Spanish for “lottery,” a traditional game that resembles Bingo. The event is open to . . . Read Full Story >>

Core  Ensemble  performs  ‘Tres Vidas’

Core Ensemble performs ‘Tres Vidas’

Cerro Coso Community College announced that, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Core Ensemble will present a virtual performance of “Tres Vidas,” a chamber music theater work, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. Core Ensemble developed the chamber music theatre is a performance format, . . . Read Full Story >>

"...then earth will be a paradise, and mortals resemble gods"

"...then earth will be a paradise, and mortals resemble gods"

Members of Ridgecrest Opera Workshop’s youth cast rehearse and film in the Cerro Coso Sculpture Garden in preparation for ROG’s online release of Mozart’s “Magic Flute.” Clockwise from left are Ladies Lauren Rindt, Emily Ommen and Julia Rindt, The Queen of the Night (Britney Brown), . . . Read Full Story >>

Community Garden promotes healthy living

Community Garden promotes healthy living

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Ridgecrest Community Garden will open next weekend after months of grueling work by members of Holistic Divine Innovations and dozens of community volunteers. The grand opening and fall planting day will be September 19, 9 a.m.-noon, and . . . Read Full Story >>

Community culture perseveres through shut-down

Community culture perseveres through shut-down

Ridgecrest Branch Librarian Charissa Wagner checks out a book to a youngster during curbside hours, offered Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. “We do not have any direction yet on when we might reopen to let the public in,” said Wagner. “We would . . . Read Full Story >>

Red Rock Books celebrates Independent Bookstore Day

Red Rock Books celebrates Independent Bookstore Day

Ann Rizzardini serves a customer during Independent Book Store Day last Saturday. “It was an amazingly good day — and honestly, quite unexpected!” said the owner of Red Rock Books. “I don’t know how much this had to do with Independent Bookstore day, but it . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra Academy reopening with new safety measures

Sierra Academy reopening with new safety measures

After closing for several months in adherence with COVID-19 restrictions, Sierra Academy of Dance is reopening with a space designed to provide social distancing, as well as heightened safety and sanitation protocols. Beginning Sept. 7, SAD will renew ballet, jazz and tap classes for dancers . . . Read Full Story >>

Eateries continue to adapt amid changing rules

Eateries continue to adapt amid changing rules

Rebecca Neipp

While the reopening of indoor dining appears to have been pushed even further into the distance, based on the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” released last week (see related story, Page 1), local restauranteurs have continued to find innovative ways to alter their business models . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest Community Garden grand opening is Sept. 19

Ridgecrest Community Garden grand opening is Sept. 19

A volunteer paints Tolkien-inspired scenery on a raised garden bed in preparation for fall planting day and the grand opening of the Ridgecrest Community Garden on Sept. 19. The community garden will offer organic produce, as well as education and resources for self-sustainability and healthy . . . Read Full Story >>

Music lovers collaborate to present virtual concert

Music lovers collaborate to present virtual concert

Homegrown singer-songwriter Alas de Liona delivered a live-streamed concert from Moe’s Music last Sunday – her first performance upon returning to the states from her time in Scotland. Alas, along with accompanist Brian Cosner, performed fan favorites and covers – along with some brand-new originals . . . Read Full Story >>