Looking for an escape? Try Game Vault

Looking for an escape? Try Game Vault

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Are you ready to see how deep the rabbit hole goes? While the escape room at The Game Vault on Balsam Street may not be as mind-bending a journey as Alice’s to Wonderland, it’s probably the next best . . . Read Full Story >>

Kislenko’s piano is exhilarating!

By LAURA LEIGH MONTEREY Welcomed in concert halls around the world, Natasha Kislenko returned to Ridgecrest to play at First Presbyterian Church last Sunday. Making a demure entrance in concert black, Natasha brought us into her world and the music of the evening with introductory . . . Read Full Story >>

USMCA a win for U.S. workers

By KEVIN MCCARTHY House Republican Leader More than a year ago, President Trump sat on the world stage and signed an agreement with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to revolutionize the way we do business with our top trading partners. Today, the United States-Mexico-Canada . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: GA will bankrupt valley

The IWV Groundwater Agency exists to meet the requirements of the State Groundwater Management Act, and should be funded by the state, according to the California Constitution. The agency seems to miss that fact, however, and wants us to pay its bills. It has so . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Martin addresses resignation

Today, I am writing as Wallace Martin, private citizen, since I was unfortunately forced to vacate my position as vice mayor of Ridgecrest, due to what I consider to be a politically motivated lawsuit. In short, Scott Leahy ran against me for council in 2016, . . . Read Full Story >>

Dec. brings Yuletide cheer

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL December brings Yuletide cheer both near and far. Find festive fun and frolic in this month’s roundup of tips for short hops and longer trips around California Down below in Los Angeles at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, . . . Read Full Story >>

Happy Holiday family films

By NICK ROGERS Hello, good neighbors! The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert is proud to present two wonderful family film classics in December. Please read on ... You won’t want to miss our very special film presentation on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Comments on impeachment hearings

It appears the impeachment hearings are in recess, if not ended. There is extensive false information swirling around this topic. Since I realize people have a life and can’t afford to sit in front of the television or radio for days, I want to share . . . Read Full Story >>

Stars ... in your multitudes ...

By ROGER BROWER The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum for its monthly astronomy program. Calendars and handbooks for 2020 will be available. There will be no more star parties until March. DECEMBER CELESTIAL CALENDAR . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy asks ABC News to account for Epstein story

KEVIN MCCARTHY House Republican Leader I am deeply concerned that ABC News chose to bury the truth about Jeffrey Epstein’s role in human trafficking. I sent a letter to President James Goldston of ABC News requesting more information about their enabling of Mr. Epstein: Dear . . . Read Full Story >>

Ways to take title ownership

By CLINT FREEMAN Title is a word often heard among realtors and escrow officers. Buyers will need to answer an important question when purchasing a home: how do you want to take title? Title confirms evidence of ownership and how the owner is to receive . . . Read Full Story >>

Books that showcase the Old West

By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL We have learned about the Old West over years, some of it from school and authentic historical studies, possibly more from TV, movies and popular fiction, and perhaps a little from visiting actual sites. As it turns out, much has happened . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Encourages public to weigh in on water costs

Water, water all around under us — but not a gallon affordable. Sound strange. Maybe not if the Groundwater Agency puts its proposed plan in place and charges users in the Indian Wells Valley Water District to pay for it all. A quick look at . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Suggests Leahy for council

My comments below are in reference to Wallace Martin’s council resignation. I have posted my comments on Facebook too. Appoint Scott Leahy, as he should have been elected in 2016. As there continues to be doubt about where Martin resides, as the agreement stipulated Martin . . . Read Full Story >>

Locals witness crossing of the Messenger

Locals witness crossing of the Messenger

Rebecca Neipp

“Last chance to see Mercury’s transit for 30 years!” After this alert popped up on my phone, I did two things — looked for a local opportunity to view the spectacle and researched the veracity of this claim. The first was pretty easy. The generous . . . Read Full Story >>

Queen of Arts

By LAURA LEIGH MONTEREY Music from the ancient Celts’ bardic tradition jostled pleasantly with classical compositions and contemporary arrangements in Saturday’s concert at the Maturango Museum. Long revered for their uncanny power to reach our deepest consciousness, to evoke moods and emotions, conjure up images . . . Read Full Story >>

Time to get to back to work

By REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY Nov. 30, 2019, marks one year since leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico came together to sign the initial USMCA trade deal. However, Democrats have failed to ratify this important agreement, despite Speaker Pelosi promising for months to make . . . Read Full Story >>

Heartwarming Holidays

Heartwarming Holidays

By NICK ROGERS This time of the year brings a bounty of warm and loving family film entertainments to the Historic USO Building’s big screen. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., Cary Grant plays Dudley, the handsome, helpful all-knowing angel assigned the duty of . . . Read Full Story >>

To the Editor: Alzheimer’s fight continues

The past week has been historic for the fight to end Alzheimer’s in our community. On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Alzheimer’s Association kicked off its inaugural Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Ridgecrest. As a member of the volunteer committee, I joined nearly 200 participants who . . . Read Full Story >>

Chernobyl story — welcome shock for one viewer

Chernobyl story — welcome shock for one viewer

Elizabeth Babcock

Ridgecrestians do pop up in the most unexpected places! On Wednesday evening I was watching the PBS Newshour when I experienced a welcome shock of recognition — a familiar thousand-watt smile. I sudenly realized that my own stepson, Edwin Kumferman, was being interviewed in an . . . Read Full Story >>