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Police arrested two men who allegedly threatened a smoke shop clerk with a gun Friday morning.Keith Lamont Smith, 19, of Moreno Valley, and Tarrance Pearie Raullerson,... [Read More]
Barstow High School plans to host its first benefit concert Wednesday night, raising money for the American Red Cross as well as the Humane Society of the United States.The... [Read More]
Kudos to Rep. Paul Cook and his staff for taking up the cause of Barstow resident Cathy Williams, who found herself without any income when... [Read More]
Editor's note: this is the first in an occasional series.VICTORVILLE — The sixth-plate daguerreotype, presumably from the 19th Century, seemed inconsequential at first.At center, a... [Read More]
Columbia Sportswear recently opened its newest retail location at the Outlets at Barstow where discounts and free tote bags were offered to shoppers in celebration of their grand opening.The popular... [Read More]
As the school district here embarks on "phase two" of its plans for the Barstow Fine Arts Academy, administrators are warning that the intended August... [Read More]
Dear Rusty:My wife is 66 and not collecting S.S. She wants to wait until age 70 to collect the larger benefit, but I know she... [Read More]
Pull out the ole cowboy garb and travel on down to United States Marine Corps Yermo Annex Stables for MCLB's annual rodeo.Marine Community Services will be taking the reigns... [Read More]
The United States Marine Corps' last remaining mounted color guard celebrates their 50th year in service this year — attending rodeos, parades and other events across... [Read More]
Hello fellow campers. How about these recent temperatures? These hot temperatures have gotten Russ and Lori email with some questions and concerns from our readers.... [Read More]
Supervisor Robert Lovingood wants us, the voters of San Bernardino County, to impose a crime tax on ourselves. Passage of this tax will require a... [Read More]
Thanking the communityWords cannot express how thankful we are. A couple months have passed since we lost our daughter Ava Sue Reyes-Halsey, a mother, sister,... [Read More]
Jim Conkle has a vision for downtown Barstow: a bustling commercial area, filled with tourists along a historic roadway boasting murals, pocket parks and other... [Read More]
Barstow Community College is looking to drum up some excitement in the community when it hosts rePercussions on Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center.The high-energy... [Read More]
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As you might recall, former President Obama unilaterally designated two monuments in our area despite significant local opposition, doing so through misuse of the Antiquities... [Read More]
Dear Rusty,Two years ago, after 34 years of marriage, my wife divorced me. She was a full-time homemaker most of those years. Is she entitled... [Read More]
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Kern County has a fine city with Bakersfield. The County Seat of Kern County, Bakersfield covers over 140 square miles. Huge for the economy of... [Read More]
Veteran entertainer Tom Stevens says he can't remember a time when he wasn't dreaming of one day having a career as illustrious as his musical... [Read More]
The recent dispute over two swamp coolers between Desert Manna and a neighboring business has been settled before a judge, according to Desert Manna President... [Read More]
Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook that will allow veterans unlimited access to college assistance and assist with student veteran housing payments has been signed into law by President Donald... [Read More]
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