Category: Hesperia

Hesperia is a city located in the Mojave Desert 15 miles (24 km) north of San Bernardino. The locals refer to the surrounding area as the High Desert.[citation needed] As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,582 however the city’s Police Captain Lance Clark reported to the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce in May 2010 stated population was growing from 85,876 residents in 2007 to 88,184 in 2009.

Hesperia is a city situated within the Mojave Desert which is a Geomorphic Province on volcanic rock with upper soils characterized by light to dark brown silty sand. (Earth Metrics, 1989) The California Aqueduct traverses the Hesperia area. Much of the native flora of Hesperia is classified as California desert vegetation, dominated by junipers, joshua trees and sagebrush. The elevation rises from 3,200 in the north to about 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above sea level to the south. The San Andreas Fault, a major tectonic plate boundary of the Pacific and North American plates a few miles south of Hesperia in the Cajon Pass, has occasional seismic activity.

Caltrans: Winter Driving Tips

By Staff Repors (Victor Valley)-– Winter weather is upon us again and it is time to think about a few things before you take a drive to mountain areas.  Following are a few helpful tips that will make your trip…

Mojave Flick Review: Puss In Boots

Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

McEachron Set For Congress Run

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victorville)– Victorville Mayor Ryan McEachron is moving forward with a run for Congress in 2012. McEachron will be running for the newly created 8th Congressional District, which represents the High Desert. In the past, the Victorville Mayor has maintained that he would only run…

Local Schools Win Museum’s Tom Bennett Contest

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Every year, the San Bernardino County Museum Association organizes the Tom Bennett Art and Environmental Science Competition in conjunction with the Wildlife Art Festival. Students in grades kindergarten through 6th may enter a class scrapbook depicting…

Solutions Summit Points To Recovery For High Desert

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victorville)– Leaders from across the High Desert came together yesterday to address some of the major issues plaguing the community in the first ever Solutions Summit. Held at Victor Valley College’s Performing Arts Center, the…

Be A Part Of Our Exciting Affaire

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–The Chamber wants you to be a part of our signature event, An EveningAffaire.  We’re looking for committee members who want to be involved in the planning of this fundraising event.  It’s a great way to meet new people while joining…

Museum Trip: Wintering Birds Of Lake Perris

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Museum Director and ornithologist Robert McKernan will lead a trip to discover wintering birds at Lake Perris on Saturday, December 3, 2011. This excursion, organized by the San Bernardino County Museum Association, will be a leisurely…