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
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
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 • 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 • 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
BARSTOW • USA Today has named Barstow Station the busiest rest stop in the West for Thanksgiving travel.
USA Today’s Nov. 20 report used data from the mobile application Foursquare to compile a list of the busiest rest stops in the country based on the volume of check-ins last year from Nov. 20 through 25.
Jill Bursell remembers being in class at Thornridge High School in Dolton, Ill., when the news of John. F. Kennedy’s death was announced over the intercom.
Friday marks 50 years since Kennedy was assassinated, and it’s a moment remembered vividly by many in Barstow and across America.
Bursell, now an employee at Hende
BARSTOW • Two men have been arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation of a gang-related drug operation, following the arrest of a woman as part of the same investigation the previous day, according to a news release from the Barstow Police Department.
According to the release, Ruben Romero and Alexander Gamez were arrested on
BARSTOW • Lou Pizarro is best known for his role on the reality television show “Operation Repo,” but to Barstow residents he is known as the voice of “Repo Radio” on Thursday mornings.
Pizarro, a San Fernando Valley resident, calls Barstow his second home because he fell in love with the High Desert over the
Sam Hunter shows a spear and other weapons used by the ancient Uto-Aztecan and Hokan tribes to Sgt. 1st Class Marcus Jackson and Spc. Duain White as The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted a celebration to commemorate the yearly observance of National American Indian Heritage Month on Nov. 13. The celebration provided Soldiers and com
BARSTOW • Close to 80 people packed the Harvey House for the Business Leadership Summit, sponsored by the city of Barstow, the Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce and Barstow Community College.
Thursday’s event gave business owners, community leaders and prospective developers an opportunity to speak with representatives from the
BARSTOW • The annual “Operation Gobble” orchestrated by Golden State Water will help feed families and individuals in need this Thanksgiving season.
On Wednesday, Golden State Water representatives dropped off 228 frozen turkeys at Morgan Meat Co., to be split between local charitable organizations including The Barstow
BARSTOW • Rep. Paul Cook and 3rd District Supervisor James Ramos were among the estimated 100 in attendance at the 17th annual Veterans Day Celebration hosted by the Veterans Home of California-Barstow and the American Veterans Post 311 on Monday afternoon.
“This is a very special day that we can never forget,” said Cook
BARSTOW • Local band Amnesty for the Martyr are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to showcase their talent.
The band of five is releasing their first album, a 6-track EP called Reveal the Mask. The album will be released on Saturday as the band in playing their first show at Pit Stop Bar and Grill, located at 560 Victor Avenue, a
By Jose Quintero
BARSTOW • Barstow’s historic McDonald’s at Barstow Station is undergoing redesign construction, but remains open for business.
Barstow Station co-owner Ben Rosenberg said the construction is part of the site’s continuing renovations to better modernize Barstow
BARSTOW • An elderly man was arrested Wednesday morning after barricading himself in his home for nearly six hours following a violent argument with his neighbor, authorities said.
Barstow police say Oren Stracner, 70, reportedly threatened to kill a neighbor over money, as well as additional people near his residence on the 600 blo
BARSTOW • The city of Barstow unveiled banners honoring local military in front of nearly 80 people on Monday evening.
The 2013 Military Banner Program was kicked off with the unveiling ceremony, that included a speech from Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre on the steps of City Hall.
“We as a city are honored by t
BARSTOW • California’s first public-accessible Dunkin’ Donuts opened at Barstow Station on Monday.
The coffee-and-donut chain has been popular on the East Coast for decades and is about to make a major run at the California consumer. Since January, the company has made 70 franchise agreements to open free-standing restau
BARSTOW • When Barstow resident Charles Warren began doing stand-up comedy nearly two years ago, he made headlining the Ontario Improv his comedic goal.
Warren is about a week shy of accomplishing that goal.
After months of producing shows at the Ontario Improv, Warren, best known by his stage name, Chuck Diesel, will now be
BARSTOW • Pastor Abel Rodriguez and the Victory Outreach Church of Barstow are sharing their love for Barstow on Thursday and Friday night as part of a two-day event called “I Love Barstow.”
The event will kick off on Halloween at 6 p.m. with a Family Fun-Fest that will include free food, game booths, bounce houses, an o
From left to right, the Barstow Discovery Robotics Team’s Emmanuel Pacheco, Madison Nichols, Garreth Schultz, team coach Sharlotte Cordova, Bryan Teal, David Moor and Rylan Hagala are pictured around a robotic field table. The team participated at the Lancaster First Lego League scrimmage tournament on Sunday in preparation for nationwide
KRAMER JUNCTION • A man shot two people Friday morning, killing one, before putting two more people into the trunk of his car and leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended with his death in a shootout with police near Kramer Junction.
The gunman was identified late Friday as 39-year-old Sergio Munoz, and a sister of
HINKLEY • Jerry Crain’s Chihuahua, Puppy Dog, wont be going on any more off-road trips any time soon.
Puppy Dog was rescued by the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue team on Thursday after she fell down a 25-foot mine shaft in Hinkley.
The dog fell down the shaft sometime Wednesday ni
BARSTOW • The body of missing Barstow woman Priscilla Delzell has been found near her home and positively identified by dental records, authorities said Wednesday.
Delzell, 44, disappeared following a walk into the desert July 18 near her residence on the 29000 block of Exeter Street.
On Sunday, her body was found in the des
The Kiwanis Club of Barstow has announced the king and queen of the 2013 Mardi Gras Parade. Chase Rodriguez and Mercedes Dominguez will represent Lenwood Elementary School on Saturday at the parade.
Rodriguez, 6, and Dominguez, 10, were selected by their teachers for good citizenship and attendance. The king and queen said they are both