Chemehuevi Indian Tribe re-initiates Casino Discussions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barstow, Ca. – On Monday July 19th, the Barstow City Council on a 4-1 Vote approved an update from the original November 2005 Municipal Services Agreement (MSA) with the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe which describes the operating relationship between the Tribe and the City. Staff had been negotiating with the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe…

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Council Approves Marriott Hotel Project in Lenwood

DATE: 5/27/2021TO: For Immediate ReleaseFROM: Dr. James Hart City ManagerSUBJECT: Council Approves Marriott Hotel Project in LenwoodFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barstow, Ca. – On Thursday May 27th, the Barstow City Council reversed an earlier decision in a special meeting to approve the Marriott Hotel project to be slated to begin construction this summer. The Hotel Investment…

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Caltrans Section 190 Funding – 1st Ave. Bridge

DATE: 5/30/2021TO: For Immediate ReleaseFROM: Dr. James Hart – City ManagerSUBJECT: Caltrans Section 190 Funding – 1st Ave. BridgeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barstow, Ca. – The City of Barstow was recently notified by Caltrans Section 190 Administrator Carlos Ruiz that it has been awarded $5,000,000 million dollars in funding for the Section 190 Grade Separation Program…

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Clean Streets, a Movement for Improvement

Cleaning up our town on Main Street! Recently some amazing volunteers including Mayor Courtney participated in a 13 day clean up project. Just imagine what Barstow could look like in 130 days! Who was a part of this clean up project? Citizens of Barstow! Why are we doing this? Fulfilling community service can be a…

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City Counsel Ready to Move Forward

As reported by the Victorville Daily Press, the newly elected city officials were sworn in via Zoom Dec. 7. A portion of the article is below… Hackbarth-McIntyre served on the City Council for 14 years, including the past eight as mayor. She was the second woman ever  mayor in Barstow. “It’s been an honor,” she said…

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Direct line to the Mayor

If you’ve been a business owner in Barstow for a few years you might know that it is very difficult to speak directly with your Mayor and Business Leaders. Mayor Courtney wants to change that. The Direct line to the Mayor is 760-256-3531. Every citizen has the opportunity to call and talk to Mayor Courtney,…

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Local, Current Covid-19 Updates

The County Update publishes each Wednesday and also as needed, to share important news and resources in our battle against COVID-19 and to keep our economy running. We remain here for you. #SBCountyTogether For latest COVID-19 statistics and important links, FAQs for pending vaccines now available Info on CARES Act funding Tips for handling stress…

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Swearing in Service – update

December 7, @ 7pm. City Hall, 220 E Mountain View St. We will be having the Official Swearing in Service for the new Barstow governing leaders. MAYOR Paul Anthony Courtney, Dst.#3 Council Barbara Rose, Dst#4 Council Marylyn Kruze, City Treasure, Michael Lewis, City Clerk, Andrea Flores. The public is invited to attend, however masks are…

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