The Hesperia Star celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a reception at the newspaper's office on Tuesday.


The Star, a subsidiary of the Victorville Daily Press, published its first edition on April 11, 2000. Current staff, columnists, representatives of the Daily Press and members of the local community gathered in the Star's Main Street office Tuesday to celebrate the paper's birthday with cake and refreshments.


Proclamations from both the city of Hesperia -- "congratulates ... past and present staff members on providing 10 years of quality reporting and service to the residents of Hesperia" -- and Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt -- the Star "consistently reported local news with a personal touch and has become a staple of the community" -- were read during the event.


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 760-956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Hesperia.Star