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Updated at 3:57 PM

BARSTOW — Double-digit temperatures and clouds may have come as a surprise to local residents on Sunday and Monday, but a High Desert weather spotter says it’s normal for this time of year."We hit a high of 93 degrees in Phelan (on Sunday)," said Tom Fracasso, a weather spotter for the National Weather Service. "The only reason it was 93 and not 103 is because of the cloud cover. The sun never broke through and heated the ground."This...

Updated at 11:35 AM

BARSTOW — It started out as a small off-road race called the Firecracker 250 put on by an Apple Valley based group called American Recreational Vehicle Association in July of 1972. The home check point and pit area were...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 9:05 AM

BARSTOW — Trustees approved a resolution for the Barstow Unified School Dis­trict to participate in Califor­nia’s Cash Reserve Program, but not before harshly criti­cizing the state."It’s...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM

BARSTOW — Earl Bascom’s legacy lives on 19 years after his death.Earlier this month, the for­mer art teacher at Barstow High School and John F. Kennedy High School and Victor Valley College art student was...

Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Since the 1973 Arab oil embargo, the United States has fitfully moved toward energy independence based on national security and economic concerns.But today the emphasis on renewable-energy development is driven as much by concerns...

Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 5:26 PM

HINKLEY — There is a lot of bottled water in this tiny community 14 miles northwest of Barstow made famous by the "Erin Brockovich" movie in 2000 and made infamous by the toxic chemical that leaked into its groundwater...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 5:58 PM

BARSTOW — Close to 100 Barstow Community College students were recipients of scholarships Thursday at the annual Honors Day scholarships awards event. Students, parents, businesses and organizations packed the James R. Parks...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 5:43 PM

HINKLEY — Twenty-one years after Erin Brockovich discovered the city’s water contained high levels of hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Hinkley residents their...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 4:31 PM

BARSTOW — The City Council on Monday approved final acceptance of a bus stop/shelters project that cost the city $147,160.In a project awarded on Feb. 3, James DeArmond Construction, Inc. installed 24 new pieces of bus stop...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

VICTORVILLE — A former Nevada Assemblyman who led Barstow Police and California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase last year was sentenced at the Victorville courthouse on Friday and may soon be extradited to Nevada to face...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:58 PM

HINKLEY — More than 50 residents showed up at the former Hinkley School on Thursday night to eat pizza and share their concerns with the Community Advisory Committee and PG&E officials.Concerns ranged from the progress...

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