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Updated at 10:49 AM

BARSTOW — The City of Barstow has redesigned its web page without changing its "classic red, white and blue Americana appeal."Public Information Officer Anthony Riley reported at a recent City Council meeting that the redesigned website was launched on June 18. During his power point pre­sentation to the City Council, Riley said the site was rede­signed to increase functional­ity and user friendliness. It was also redesigned to "help market...

Updated at 10:42 AM

One Hinkley resident suggested I must have been paid off by Pacific Gas and Electric.A PG&E offi­cial complained that he found "the lack of balance disappointing."Welcome to Hinkley, where chromium-6 in...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 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...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 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...

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