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Rifle-toting woman campaign sign sparks interest
Assembly candidate Michelle Ambrozic on Tuesday said she’s received a mostly positive response to her campaign signs depicting the silhouette of a woman aiming a rifle equipped with a scope, but she also revealed that her staff was forced to fi... Full story
Costs rising for off-road poker run
BARSTOW • Winning a off-road poker run, according Mel Wessel, is all in the cards. But Wessel is facing the reality that officials in Washington don’t see that way. Reacting to the 2010 California 200 racing disaster that killed eight spe... Full story
EPA penalizes Molycorp Minerals
Agency cites improper management of hazardous waste
LOS ANGELES • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday ordered Molycorp Minerals LLC, to pay a $27,300 penalty for improper management of hazardous waste at its Mountain Pass mine and mineral processing facility. The violations were disc... Full story
Sheriff’s Department to host Drug Take Back Day
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will host the eighth Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday at various sites throughout the High Desert. The event, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, aims to... Full story
Renewable energy workshop set for Wednesday at City Hall
San Bernardino County is creating a plan for renewable energy and is looking for comments from Barstow residents. The San Bernardino County Partnership for Renewable Energy and Conservation will be holding a workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Barstow C... Full story
Man accepts plea deal in brawl stabbing case
BARSTOW • The Barstow man accused of stabbing a man during a large brawl in February has entered into a plea deal. Andrew Perez withdrew his not guilty plea in a Victorville courtroom Friday and pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, c... 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
Lady Gaga’s stage unicorn to inspire Doss, others in Creature Shop
Lady Gaga’s stage unicorn takes a break from touring the world to visit the Creature Shop and serve as inspiration for this week’s Creature Brief. And Fort Irwin’s Melissa Doss will be among the contestants challenged to design and ... Full story
New guy learns about Barstow
I’m the new kid on the block. I started three weeks ago as the city editor/senior reporter at the Desert Dispatch. I spent the past 20 years at the Daily Press in Victorville — designing pages for most of that time. I supervised the copy... Full story
Mayor: Plant on China tour not ready for visit
BARSTOW • The decision to postpone a trip to China by city officials was made after it was discovered one of the aluminum plants the group was to visit is not online yet, according to Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre. City spokesman Anthony Riley... Full story
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