Crime, local reality TV celebrities, school district drama and new shopping and entertainment options accounted for the majority of most-read stories at for 2012.

The most viewed story of the year was "Middle schoolers plot mom's murder," which ran in May. Some 450 online views behind that was the "Hesperia's 'Barter Kings' brace for reality show fame," which came out in late June but picked up the heaviest traffic during July and into August.

Here are the three most viewed stories for each month. To read each of these stories along with new articles posted throughout the week visit and search the headlines below.


Owner of Boulder Creek Ranch dies

Movie theater, Walmart coming to Hesperia in 2012

HUSD settles gender discrimination suit


Father, son attack clerk after debit card is declined

More marijuana munchies: Elementary students eat pot Thursday

HUSD police chief Mike Graham fired


Booster funds scandal hits Hesperia High

School board meeting dissolves into shouts, name-calling

Hesperia home burns near closed fire station


Sexually violent predator released in Hesperia

Authorities investigate Hesperia shooting

Making the grade: 12 Hesperia restaurants get perfect score


Middle schoolers plot mom's murder

Senior prank goes too far

Marijuana on the Mesa


Death of classmate colors Hesperia Christian graduation ceremony

Abused Hesperia runaway flees to Pomona police

Man, young boy pulled from aqueduct die


Hesperia's 'Barter Kings' brace for reality show fame

Hesperia man dies in rollover after running over his wife

Hesperia couple linked to string of vehicle burglaries, other crimes


Largest Stater Bros. in IE opens in Hesperia

Walmart Supercen-ters' openings delayed slightly

Two Victorville men arrested in DJ's shooting


Hesperia Walmart opening pushed to late September

Student killed skateboarding to school

Woman killed pushing empty wheelchair on Bear Valley Road


Dismembered body burned in Hesperia

Body found in Hesperia

Kinky Palace may look to Victorville, Hesperia


One step closer for Ranchero interchange

Final gang suspect identified in home murder attempt

Bentley on track to be unseated from HUSD board

December (as of Dec. 26)

New theater almost ready for show time

Popular meat market ready to close

McKinney terminated without cause