Experience Calico Ghost Town Civil War Days Event Feb. 16 – 17

Imagine living under martial law in a town occupied by the Confederate army. Suddenly a cannon blasts, smoke fills the air, and a hundred Union soldiers come rushing in. Before anyone can turn to run, a battle is raging.

Calico Ghost Town will come alive with Civil War battles, the sounds of bugles, and the thunder of cannon and musket fire on Feb. 16 and 17. Calico, in partnership with the Union Army of the West, Inc., invite visitors to come and witness historic presentations, troop inspections,

VVC Graduates First Construction-Apprenticeship Readiness Program

VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE – Eleven individuals in the High Desert recently became the first graduating cohort of Victor Valley College’s Construction-Apprenticeship Readiness Program, a grant-funded initiative aimed at helping students become competitive for trade careers.

The students were presented with certificates during a luncheon ceremony in VVC’s Student Activities Center on Thursday (Feb. 7), joined by representatives from the Riverside-San Bernardino Building and Construction Trades Councils. “We are proud of all of you — not only for

Arthropolooza At SB County And Victor Valley Museums Starting Saturday

Simone Graham – Editor: There are back to back weekends to enjoy this event; the weekend in Redlands and next weekend at our own Victor Valley Museum. VV Museum invites you to experience live bug encounters, hands-on activities for families to bug out, and more are planned for the museum’s second annual ARTHROPOLOOZA: The Ultimate Bugfest on Saturday, Feb.23, 12:00 -3:00 p.m. (admission: Victor Valley Museum).

HD Area Flash Flood Watch

Simone Graham – Editor: For those new to the area and as a reminder to those who have been here several years, there was a flash flood by the Victorville Green Tree Golf Course two seasons ago mid- February. The water had risen so high and the current so strong that it swept two cars off the road. One man lost his life in that incident.

Assemblyman Obernolte Responds to Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement in in response to the Governor’s State of the State:

“In Governor Newsom’s first State of the State address, he outlined some ambitious goals for our state, including tackling affordable housing, homelessness, education, and rising healthcare costs. I agree that we need to work together to solve these significant

AV Offers Lifeguard Training Deadline 2/27 – Swim Lesson Registration Starts 5/4

APPLE VALLEY RECREATION: Every summer the Town of Apple Valley hires a crew of lifeguards to supervise swimmers, teach lessons and more. Become eligible for one of these valuable positions this spring at one of two Lifeguard Training sessions. The knowledge and skills taught in this course will teach participants everything they need to keep themselves and others safe in and around any aquatic environment. The course covers

Assemblyman Obernolte: Bill to Fast-Track Fire Safety Escape Routes

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced introducing a bill that will streamline urgent safety projects in high-risk fire areas that have insufficient egress (exit) routes.

“During a time when our state is experiencing unprecedented wildfires, it’s paramount that we provide our local agencies with the

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar At Victor Valley College Feb. 8 – 10

Beware the Ides of March!

The VVC Off Broadway Performing Arts Club proudly presents William Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition and tragedy set against the backdrop of ancient Rome. Rome teeters on the brink of civil war as Caesar’s ambition for a crown threatens the stability of the Republic. Part ghost story, part political thriller, ancient Rome comes to vivid life in this mounting of one of the greatest hits of the Elizabethan stage.

U.S. Forest Service – SBNF/Advice On Road and Snowplay Safety and Trespassing

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST: So you may have heard it snowed this week! And more is on the way. Before you head up, some logistical notes to make your visit much more enjoyable:

1. Traffic becomes extremely congested after snowfall. Everyone wants to play, be that skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, etc. If you can, consider arriving early or visiting on a weekday or be prepared for sometimes hours-long delays.

Hesperia Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Courses/Registration Feb. 22


Hesperia Recreation and Park District will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course at Spring Valley Lake Country Club Pool, 13229 Spring Valley Lake Pwky., Victorville. Candidates must be 15 years of age or older by the last day of class. Candidates will be admitted into the class after a pre-course assessment on Saturday, March 16th. Participants must be pre-