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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
Barstow police officers to sport body cameras in coming weeks
BARSTOW • Barstow Police Department patrol officers will soon sport body-worn cameras, becoming the third agency in San Bernardino County to do so. On Thursday, police officers began training, outfitted with the body cameras to prepare for the ... 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
Good food any day of the week at Los Domingos
I’ve been to Los Domingos quite a bit. The old Hesperia location, that is. In my younger and single days I would spend a Friday or Saturday night at Los Domingos to watch my brother-in-law’s Spanish rock band perform there. I never ate t... 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
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