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Woman arrested after Border Patrol finds 12.5 lbs. of meth
A suspected narcotics smuggler was arrested Saturday  after Border Patrol agents with the Indio Station found several bundles of methamphetamine hidden in her SUV.
28 Jul 2014 at 1:09pm






Palm Springs man arrested for parking lot shooting
A man allegedly fired a gun towards others in a Jack in the Box parking lot and was arrested as he ran from the scene, a sergeant said Sunday.
28 Jul 2014 at 12:45pm






Hearing pushed back for Cathedral City councilman accused of embezzlement
On Monday a judge postponed a hearing on a defense request to overturn a grand jury indictment against a Cathedral City councilman accused of embezzling funds from an employee computer loan program.
28 Jul 2014 at 12:35pm






Businesses wanted for Valley Wide Employment Expo
The 19th Valley Wide Employment Expo takes place September 10 in Indio. Coordinators are looking for business owners who are interested in an opportunity to network and recruit qualified people for their hiring needs.
28 Jul 2014 at 12:00pm






Median work starting in Cathedral City may cause delays for drivers
A city contractor will begin eight weeks of median landscaping work in Cathedral City Monday.
28 Jul 2014 at 10:01am






Industrial fire reported in Mecca on Sunday
A vat of cooking oil caught fire Sunday at a soil recycling plant in Mecca.
28 Jul 2014 at 9:49am






Missing girls rescued from Mt. San Jacinto State Park
Two girls were rescued over the weekend after they became lost while hiking near the Palm Springs Aerial Tramways.
28 Jul 2014 at 9:40am






Flash Flood Watch in effect for the high desert
Deep monsoonal moisture will bring the potential for thunderstorms this afternoon with moderate to heavy rainfall. Storms could create 1-2 inches of rainfall in a short period of time.
28 Jul 2014 at 7:13am






California lightning hits 14, leaves two critically injured
Authorities say 14 people were struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms in Southern California.
28 Jul 2014 at 7:00am






Lightning kills one hurts others at Venice Beach, Catalina Island
Lightning strikes in Los Angeles County killed a 20-year-old man in Venice Beach Sunday and injured nine other people, one critically, authorities said.
27 Jul 2014 at 7:03pm






Africanized killer bee hive found in La Quinta
Africanized killer bee hive found in La Quinta. Natalie Brunell reports.
27 Jul 2014 at 6:07pm






More stores affected by listeria fruit recall
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.
27 Jul 2014 at 5:05pm






Fire damages two home in Banning
Fire damaged two houses in Banning Sunday and forced the closure of a street.
27 Jul 2014 at 3:54pm






Festival raises money for 5-year-old Indio girl battling cancer
Festival raises money for 5-year-old Indio girl battling cancer. Natalie Brunell reports.
26 Jul 2014 at 6:13pm






Flash Flood Warning in effect for parts of high desert
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 5:30 pm Saturday for Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree. 
26 Jul 2014 at 6:02pm




Victorville Daily Press


School board critical of state
BARSTOW — Trustees approved a resolution for the Barstow Unified School Dis­trict to participate in Califor­nia’s Cash Reserve Program, but not before harshly criti­cizing the state."It’s deplorable," presi­dent Ben Rosenberg said before the board of trust­ees on Tuesday approved a resolution aut...
28 Jul 2014 at 2:05am




Former teacher honored with Cowboy Keeper Award
BARSTOW — Earl Bascom’s legacy lives on 19 years after his death.Earlier this month, the for­mer art teacher at Barstow High School and John F. Kennedy High School and Victor Valley College art student was posthumously awarded the 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award. He is the first San Bernardino County re...
28 Jul 2014 at 1:34am



On the edge of the New Energy Frontier
Since the 1973 Arab oil embargo, the United States has fitfully moved toward energy independence based on national security and economic concerns.But today the emphasis on renewable-energy development is driven as much by concerns over global warming as by self-sufficiency."Most importantly, I be...
26 Jul 2014 at 12:56pm



Mistrust still flows through Hinkley
HINKLEY — There is a lot of bottled water in this tiny community 14 miles northwest of Barstow made famous by the "Erin Brockovich" movie in 2000 and made infamous by the toxic chemical that leaked into its groundwater years earlier.Wherever you go, you see cases of bottled water. What you don’t ...
26 Jul 2014 at 10:26am



Barstow college awards scholarships
BARSTOW — Close to 100 Barstow Community College students were recipients of scholarships Thursday at the annual Honors Day scholarships awards event. Students, parents, businesses and organizations packed the James R. Parks gymnasium Thursday as $46,275 in scholarships were awarded, BCC spokeswo...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:58am



Water board: Hinkley water safe to drink
HINKLEY — Twenty-one years after Erin Brockovich discovered the city’s water contained high levels of hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Hinkley residents their once-toxic water is now safe to drink.Just don’t expect them to believe it.In ...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:43am




Barstow Desert Dispatch


School board critical of state
BARSTOW — Trustees approved a resolution for the Barstow Unified School Dis­trict to participate in Califor­nia’s Cash Reserve Program, but not before harshly criti­cizing the state."It’s deplorable," presi­dent Ben Rosenberg said before the board of trust­ees on Tuesday approved a resolution aut...
28 Jul 2014 at 2:05am




Former teacher honored with Cowboy Keeper Award
BARSTOW — Earl Bascom’s legacy lives on 19 years after his death.Earlier this month, the for­mer art teacher at Barstow High School and John F. Kennedy High School and Victor Valley College art student was posthumously awarded the 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award. He is the first San Bernardino County re...
28 Jul 2014 at 1:34am



On the edge of the New Energy Frontier
Since the 1973 Arab oil embargo, the United States has fitfully moved toward energy independence based on national security and economic concerns.But today the emphasis on renewable-energy development is driven as much by concerns over global warming as by self-sufficiency."Most importantly, I be...
26 Jul 2014 at 12:56pm



Mistrust still flows through Hinkley
HINKLEY — There is a lot of bottled water in this tiny community 14 miles northwest of Barstow made famous by the "Erin Brockovich" movie in 2000 and made infamous by the toxic chemical that leaked into its groundwater years earlier.Wherever you go, you see cases of bottled water. What you don’t ...
26 Jul 2014 at 10:26am



Barstow college awards scholarships
BARSTOW — Close to 100 Barstow Community College students were recipients of scholarships Thursday at the annual Honors Day scholarships awards event. Students, parents, businesses and organizations packed the James R. Parks gymnasium Thursday as $46,275 in scholarships were awarded, BCC spokeswo...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:58am



Water board: Hinkley water safe to drink
HINKLEY — Twenty-one years after Erin Brockovich discovered the city’s water contained high levels of hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Hinkley residents their once-toxic water is now safe to drink.Just don’t expect them to believe it.In ...
25 Jul 2014 at 10:43am



Bus stop/shelter project finished under budget
BARSTOW — The City Council on Monday approved final acceptance of a bus stop/shelters project that cost the city $147,160.In a project awarded on Feb. 3, James DeArmond Construction, Inc. installed 24 new pieces of bus stop furniture along Rimrock Road, Montara Road, Armory Road and Broadway Aven...
25 Jul 2014 at 9:31am



Brooks sentenced for freeway chase
VICTORVILLE — A former Nevada Assemblyman who led Barstow Police and California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase last year was sentenced at the Victorville courthouse on Friday and may soon be extradited to Nevada to face charges there.Steven Brooks, 42, pleaded no contest in March t...
25 Jul 2014 at 8:19am



Hinkley residents meet with PG&E officials
HINKLEY — More than 50 residents showed up at the former Hinkley School on Thursday night to eat pizza and share their concerns with the Community Advisory Committee and PG&E officials.Concerns ranged from the progress made in cleaning the chromium plume that still exists in the community’s groun...
24 Jul 2014 at 2:58pm



Rimrock Road project slightly over budget
BARSTOW — The $7.8 million Rimrock Road project is officially completed, but not without concerns about a small cost overrun and a delay in finishing the work.The Barstow City Council on Monday voted 5-0 to approve the final acceptance for the reconstruction initiative."My concern is C.S. Legacy,...
24 Jul 2014 at 12:22pm




Hi Desert Star




One-time ?Rayette? stars in film
YUCCA VALLEY ? John Huff has directed and had a hand in many film productions, but his next project takes the cake.
25 Jul 2014 at 8:57pm




?I want to die ?with my cleats on?
YUCCA VALLEY ? Monday afternoon the Yucca Valley Lobos football program will start its conditioning program for their fifth season, and one of the constants of that program over the last five years ha
25 Jul 2014 at 8:50pm




Bumpy road to national park gets ?Band-Aid?
YUCCA VALLEY ? The town government will pay about $100,000 to widen and patch Black Rock Canyon Road thanks to a decision made by the Town Council July 15.
25 Jul 2014 at 8:05pm




Erich von Daniken to headline UFO ?Woodstock?
JOSHUA TREE ? Contact in the Desert, a four-day extravaganza of all things extr-terrestrial, is back for its second year Aug. 8 through 11 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, 59700 Twentynine Palms Hig
25 Jul 2014 at 4:52pm




Early intervention is goal for new mental health center
MORONGO BASIN ? Prevention and early intervention for people with mental illness are the twin priorities of the new Family Resource Center.
22 Jul 2014 at 5:09pm




Man returns to roots to advocate for blind
YUCCA VALLEY ? Karl Mundstock, 47, of Yucca Valley, wasn?t always blind.
22 Jul 2014 at 3:55pm




Detectives seek evidence of foul play in Corwin disappearance
FLAMINGO HEIGHTS ? Investigators looking into the disappearance of Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms suspect foul play and served search warrants at the White Rock Horse Rescue ranch and a house across
22 Jul 2014 at 3:35pm




Spry guy reaches 104
YUCCA VALLEY ? Jack Taylor, one of Yucca Valley Evangelical Free Church?s eldest parishioners, celebrated his 104th birthday Sunday,.
22 Jul 2014 at 3:05pm




You can look and touch in this Dinosaur Exhibit
YUCCA VALLEY ? Take a trip back to prehistoric times with the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at the latest exhibit. ?Hatching the Past? shows a dinosaur?s life cycle using dinosaur paintings and fossilized d
22 Jul 2014 at 3:01pm




Former school custodian pleads guilty to child pornography charges
YUCCA VALLEY ? A former school custodian pleaded guilty Monday, July 21, to federal charges that he filmed himself molesting a child and distributed the video online.
21 Jul 2014 at 7:38pm



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