Joy, love, peace, and season's greetings.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Reporting from Barstow - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says she plans to introduce legislation today to establish two national monuments on roughly 1 million acres of Mojave Desert outback that is home to bighorn sheep and desert tortoises, extinct volcanoes, sand dunes and ancient petroglyphs.
Its centerpiece, Mojave Trails National Monument, would prohibit development on 941,000 acres of federal land and former railroad company property along a 105-mile stretch of old Route 66, between Ludlow and Needles.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
During the late 60's, Barstow experienced a population growth. Previous to this, there was only one high school with the mascot being the Riffians. A second high school was built and opened in 1967, John F Kennedy High. They were the Spartans. A great cross town rivalry existed between the schools. In 1978, JFK was closed and the schools re-merged. The decision was made to retire the Riffian mascot and chose a new one for the merged Barstow High. The BHS Aztecs were born. Several years ago, a large amount of Riffian items were found at a nearby dump. Much was saved by locals and given to the Mojave River Valley Museum. They have set up a wonderful display of these items, plus some donated things. BTW, if you ever visit Barstow, go to the museum. It is packed with wonderful items in great displays. Barstow Steve just might be there to give you a tour. The staff are very well informed also. I had a great time visiting with Steve and Margaret.
Click on the picture to see an interesting discussion about the merger of the high schools and the naming of mascots.
Photo courtesy of Mojave Girl / Candis
February 25, 2005
Yesterday, instead of my usual routine, which is dropping my kids off at the back of the high school in the morning, I drove to the front of the school where I could
see the new buildings. They've been freshly painted and look nearly finished on the outside. The electrical crew will be starting the installation of lighting and wiring devices (switches, receptacles, etc...) in the Classroom building next week. Here are some pictures I took yesterday to bring you up-to-date on the construction.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
We appreciate your service to our country year round, but it's Christmas, and we'd like to say thanks. We're thinking of you and wishing you peace and good cheer.
C Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Photo courtesy of Barstow Steve
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I took this photo from the top of the Mitchell-Skyline trail which is in the hills directly north of Old Hwy 58.
(Click on the picture to see the landmark tags on the Flickr upload.)
Photo courtesy of MojaveRiverFantasy / Eric
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
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Friday, November 13, 2009
via flickr.com Photo by Louise Docker
"If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart,
If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part,
If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away,
If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray,
Then your day was well spent."
~ author unknown