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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
Firefighter takes his toolbox of life with him on the jobni
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories profiling full-time firefighters recently hired or promoted at the Barstow Fire Protection District. BARSTOW • The decision to become a firefighter was an easy one for Matt Eddy. Th... Full story
Barstow tax preparer says clients like convenience
BARSTOW • With the tax filing deadline looming next week, a majority of Americans say completing a federal tax return is easy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The findings defy conventional wisdom in Washington, where politicians ... Full story
Some local businesses upset with new sign ordinance
BARSTOW • The Barstow City Council’s decision Monday night to modify the city’s sign ordinance may force some sign handlers out of work, according to two businesses. “He will probably lose his job,” Little Ceasars store ... Full story
Fort Irwin, UCLA Health Services partner to battle brain injuries
FORT IRWIN • Fort Irwin and the UCLA Health System have formed a partnership to help soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Fort Irwin’s commander of the United States Army medical Department Activity Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whit... Full story
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