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Unions, employees needle school board over tattoo policy
BARSTOW • To cover or not to cover? Tattoos, that is. That debate took center stage during Tuesday meeting of the Barstow Unified School District. The Board of Trustees took comments during the meeting from representatives of two unions, teache... Full story
STEM Academy to prepare students for 21st century jobs
BARSTOW • As the Barstow Unified School District prepares to open its Barstow STEM Academy, Principal Mark Hassell said he feels it’s an exciting time to work for the district. Hassell said he is honored to be the academy’s inaugura... Full story
Officials: Rimrock Road project finished
BARSTOW • A long overdue Rimrock Road project was officially declared finished by city of Barstow officials on Friday. “City staff is glad it’s over,” consulting city engineer Brad Merrell said. “We are thankful to the c... Full story
Keeping track of time
Brunner’s Tiny Time Shop
Walking in to Brunner’s Tiny Time Shop is like walking into a time machine. Well, sort of. Time does keep ticking away inside this shop, and Robert Brunner is the timekeeper. I walked into the downtown Main Street shop Thursday afternoon. Bu... Full story
GOP still dominant regionally
County voter stats provide hyper-local glimpse
VICTORVILLE • In a state of mostly Democrats, this region has historically been a rare pocket of majority Republicans. Data released this week by the San Bernardino County Elections Office — specific to local-level districts and cities &md... Full story
Newly hired firefighter relishes dream job
BARSTOW • Graham LaBarge said he narrowed his career choices to two professions after high school: Professional soccer player or firefighter. On Monday, LaBarge began his first shift as a recently hired limited-term firefighter with the Barstow... Full story
Protesters send a message on tax day
BARSTOW • “I’m scared.” That’s why retired Barstow resident Gil Burke was sitting on the corner of Barstow Road and Virginia way in front of the Barstow Fire District fire station on Tuesday — the final day to file... Full story
World’s tallest thermometer to make comeback
Former Bun Boy icon back in hands of creator’s family
BAKER • Prepare for the “Great Turn On” No. 2. The world’s largest thermometer will once again shine upon travelers on Interstate 15. That’s the mission of the late Willis Herron’s family. Herron was responsible f... Full story
College wellness center halfway finished; ballfields upgraded
Athletics and fitness are getting a boost at Barstow Community College. George Walters, vice president of administration services, reports that improvements to the baseball and softball fields are done and construction of the two-story wellness cent... Full story
"A Long Journey" ends happily for new Miss Barstow
BARSTOW • The fourth time was a charm for Candace Nicole Rose. As Nicole Gladys Gutierrez’ name was being announced as first princess, Rose covered her mouth with her hands. And as she rubbed both her tearful eyes, Rose was announced as ... Full story
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