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Local couple still ‘celebrating’ married life 66 years later

VICTORVILLE — After being married for nearly seven decades, Richard and Marie Maxfield said their love for each other has been as strong as ever.The couple renewed their vows, along with 12 other couples, during a special “Celebration of Love” event put on by Inter Valley Health Plan and St. Mary High Desert Medical Group at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Victorville on Thursday. […]

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Cal State students try to shed light on issue

VICTORVILLE — A group of five students from California State University, San Bernardino are working together to try to brighten Mountain View Acres area streets — and bring some empowerment to the community in the process.Mountain View Acres, an area located east of Amethyst Road, west of Interstate 15, south of Palmdale Road and north of La Mesa Road and overseen by San Bernardino County, has no street lights along its roads. That’s something Maria Ceja, 31, of Fontana, […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Time for a little trash talk

It’s been about 18 months since I first recounted the story of my neighbor leaving an old sofa out on his dirt front yard, just a few feet from his front door.It stayed there for weeks, along with a set of wooden chairs.Now I’ve seen other sofas in front yards scattered throughout the High Desert, as well as broken-down cars, old toilets, discarded mattresses and all manner of other trash. I’ve had plenty to say about the dismal state of our region, too.But when you see […]

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Shots fired at Calico’s Civil War Days reenactment

CALICO — Men in uniform stood tall and proud while they marched along the grounds of Calico Ghost Town as the 20th annual American Civil War Society battle reenactments kicked off Saturday afternoon.The old silver mining town town came to life with the sounds of cannons and musket fire as armies of men, and a few women, dressed up as Union and Confederate soldiers showing visitors what life was like in 1861. […]

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Crash results in three injuries with one person airlifted

APPLE VALLEY — Firefighters and deputies responded to a two vehicle crash Saturday night that caused three injuries with one person airlifted to a local hospital, officials told the Daily Press.According to Apple Valley Fire Protection District Chief Sid Hultquist, a two vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of Dale Evans Parkway and Stoddard Wells Road in Apple Valley at 5:23 p.m.Upon arrival, AVFPD firefighters and California Highway Patrol officials […]

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Nearly 150 students compete at SkillsUSA

Approximately 150 students represented Apple Valley Unified School District at the Region Six SkillsUSA Regional Conference, of which 83 will advance to the state competition this spring. The regional leadership events took place Jan. 23 at Granite Hills High School and the regional skills events took place on Jan. 30 at and around San Bernardino Valley College. The regional competition attracted an estimated 1,200 students from nearly 60 schools.AVUSD’s Brad Williams and Ryan […]

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Firefighters battle flames, save two dogs

VICTORVILLE — Firefighters battled a house fire and managed to save two small dogs from the residence on Friday evening, San Bernardino County Fire Department officials said.According to Public Information Officer Eric Spies, reports of a structure fire were reported at 5:27 p.m. at a home on the 12000 block of Hickory Avenue in Victorville.Spies said while he and other fire personnel were on route to the scene, they received reports of residents possibly still inside […]

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Horse brought for healing to store’s ‘prayer couch’

HESPERIA — Do you believe in the power of prayer? Apple Valley’s Debbie Turner most certainly does. She exercised her faith when she loaded her nearly 1,200 pound horse, Scout, into his trailer to pay a visit to the “prayer couch” located at the Desert Chapel Thrift Store at 10182 I Ave., Suite B, in Hesperia.According to the store’s owners, Andy Anderson and Mary Crothers-Anderson, an old couch has been blessed with miracle-making […]

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Missing Purple Heart returned to Hesperia man

HESPERIA — The case of the missing High Desert Purple Heart medal has been solved, thanks to a collaborative effort by agencies in San Bernardino County, Vermont and Wisconsin.Army veteran Craig E. Hampton, who served the U.S. in Vietnam in the 1960s, was presented with his Purple Heart, along with several other awards, during a special ceremony in his Hesperia home on Friday.“I didn’t even know that it was missing,” Hampton, 69, told the Daily Press. […]

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Highway 395 widening set to begin in 2018

ADELANTO — The first phase of construction on the $483 million Highway 395 widening project is expected to break ground in 2018, Caltrans officials said.Caltrans Project Manager Jim Robinson answered questions and concerns in the Conference Room at Mavericks Stadium on Thursday night during an open house to discuss elements of Phase One of the project. The event was hosted by the San Bernardino Associated Governments and Caltrans.The total price of construction on the […]

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