BARSTOW • The Barstow Police Department and other participating agencies wrapped up a two-day active shooter training exercise at the old Barstow Community Hospital on Friday.
According to BPD Lieutenant Mike Hunter, the training went well and was essential to help prepare for an unexpected active shooter-type scenario.
BARSTOW • Details about the crash that led to the death of an 87-year-old man earlier this week have been released by the Barstow Police Department, and the BPD is asking the public for details that may aid the investigation.
Calvin Bottum, a Coalinga resident, died of injuries at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, severa
HESPERIA • The Barstow girls basketball team continued play in the Oak Hills Tournament on Thursday, and lost to Lancaster, 46-44.
It was a much closer game than the previous tourney match, which the Lady Aztecs lost to the host team by 57 points on Wednesday. The Lady Eagles held a slight, 9-6, lead after the first quarter, b
BARSTOW • Barstow High School will serve as host of the High Desert Youth Football Conference Super Bowl on Saturday, and a local team will be one of those vying for the title.
The Barstow Juniors will take on Apple Valley in contention for the championship of the league. The fact that BHS is the site of the game was the resul
FORT IRWIN • The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is asking for the public’s help to solve the three-year-old murder case of a solider in Afghanistan and is offering a $25,000 reward to help nab the suspect.
Investigators believe someone in the Fort Irwin area may have information about the murder of Sgt. Anton R. P
BARSTOW • The California Highway Patrol said a goal of zero fatalities on Interstate 40 over the Thanksgiving holiday was met, as part of the traffic safety challenge.
But the Interstate 5 challenge suffered one fatality, a child that was not restrained in the back seat of a vehicle in Kern County, according to a news release by the
BARSTOW • A third man is in custody — his uncle ordered Wednesday to stand trial — for the 1995 murders of Barstow residents Mark Adamson and Joseph Riley.
Adamson and Riley were last seen 18 years ago getting into a maroon car in the Wal-Mart parking lot, according to previous reports. Authorities say information has si
BARSTOW • The Barstow wrestling team hosted its first match of the season on Wednesday, and got edged by a strong Sultana squad, 44-30.
“We did pretty well, we wrestled a good team,” said Aztecs coach Sam Barnhart. “Sultana is habitually competitive.”
The Aztecs got four victories by pin.
BARSTOW • The Barstow girls basketball team is another squad with a new coach this fall, and another that intends to make its mark.
The Lady Aztec hoopsters have been in the mix in the Desert Sky League the past couple of years, playing to a 12-12 record in both. The last winning season was in ‘09-10, when Barstow posted
Megyn Kelly recently was added to the Fox evening commentary lineup. A show last week made her case in spades. She invited a dozen college graduates ranging in age from 21 to 31 to discuss their family and career prospects as they are affected by current government economic policies.
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BARSTOW • An 87-year-old man succumbed to injuries Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle last week.
Calvin Bottum, a Coalinga resident, died of injuries he suffered after a car struck him on Friday in Barstow, according a the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner report.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. Nov. 29, Bottum w
The Barstow Police Department, Barstow Fire Protection District and Desert Ambulance participated in an active shooter training drill at the old Barstow Community Hospital building on Wednesday. The agencies set up various scenarios to prepare for a shooter-type scenario in the vacant hospital. The participating agencies will resume training on
BARSTOW • They’re a young team, but one their coach thinks will surprise some people this year.
The Barstow girls soccer team is on a mission to put the Desert Sky League on notice. The Lady Aztecs haven’t finished with a .500 record for several years, playing to a 5-10-2 record last year. There were five wins in t
BCH nurses ask for ‘respect’
By Jose Quintero
BARSTOW • Approximately 25 registered nurses employed by Barstow Community Hospital were holding picket signs and chanting in full force by 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
A demand for respect was the theme during Tuesday&r
BARSTOW • Barstow area California Highway Patrol officers arrested four people for driving under the influence and responded to 10 traffic collisions during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to Barstow CHP spokesman Don Spiker.
Although Spiker said 10 collisions is “pretty high,” he was happy to report there were not a
BARSTOW • Barstow residents should prepare for freezing conditions this week.
The National Weather Service has issued the first hard freeze watch of the season beginning Wednesday night through Saturday morning.
A cold low-pressure system from the Arctic brought a southwest belt of gusty winds to the area on Tuesday.
WOODLAND HILLS • The Barstow Community College women’s basketball team spent a very productive weekend playing in the Los Angeles Pierce Tournament. The Lady Vikings swept the tourney, and added three more wins to their record.
On Friday, Barstow got its fifth victory of the season, holding on to beat Los Angeles Trade-T
BARSTOW • Despite a one-day strike planned by the registered nurses at Barstow Community Hospital, the hospital’s services won’t be interrupted Tuesday, BCH spokesman John Rader said.
According to a news release sent out by BCH, the hospital received a written notice of the California Nurses Association’s intent to
BARSTOW • A Barstow man was fatally struck by a vehicle on Interstate 15 early Monday morning, minutes after his birthday, California Highway Patrol spokesman Don Spiker said.
At approximately 12:01 a.m. Monday, Robert Ruiz, who turned 26-years-old on Sunday, was walking on southbound I-15 for unknown reasons when he was struck just
BARSTOW • The Barstow Fall League baseball team coached by Daniel Figueroa, Matt Pino and B.J. Hernandez, went 13-1 overall and won the league championship.
The team finished with a 9-1 league record and was a perfect 4-0 in postseason tournament play.
The winning players, ages 7-9 years-old, are Gabe Hernandez,
PASADENA • The Barstow Community College men’s basketball team dropped its opening game of the Pasadena College Tournament, falling to Ventura, 87-66, on Friday.
Though the Vikings are still looking for their first win of the young season, the team is making progress, according to head coach Gerry Wright.
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Every fourth Thursday in November we Americans give thanks for our many blessings, and there are indeed many. From President George Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789 (the first year of the national government under the Constitution) to Abraham Lincoln’s in 1863 in the midst of a bloody Civil War, to the presidential proc
BARSTOW • Faced with a roster full of freshmen with just one returning player from last year, Barstow Community College men’s basketball coach Gerry Wright knew there would be some growing pains this season. Most of those revolve around working out roles and figuring out who plays where.
On Tuesday, the Vikings got out o
BARSTOW • To prepare for the heavy flow of Thanksgiving traffic, California Highway Patrol has joined the traffic safety campaign “Buckle up America — Every trip. Every time,” according to a news release sent out Tuesday.
CHP has joined the campaign along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the