Category: Barstow

Barstow’s population was 21,119 at the 2000 census. Barstow is located 55 miles (89 km) north of San Bernardino.

Barstow is a major transportation center for the Inland Empire Metropolitan Area. Several major highways including Interstate 15 and Interstate 40 converge in the city. It is the site of a large rail classification yard, belonging to the BNSF Railway. The Union Pacific Railroad also runs through town on trackage rights on BNSF’s main line to Daggett 10 miles (16 km) east, where it heads to Salt Lake City, then the BNSF heads to Chicago. It is about 62 miles (100 km) to Baker, California and 111 miles (179 km) to Primm, Nevada.

Barstow is home to Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow and is the closest city to Fort Irwin Military Reservation.

County OK’s Health Care Internship Program

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As part of its effort to expand internship opportunities, the County Board of Supervisors recently approved an agreement for Grand Canyon University students to train at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. “Expanding career and technical training…

Point-In-Time Count Volunteers Needed

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Volunteers are needed for the Jan. 24 countywide count of homeless individuals.This effort will help promote government and private grant funding to help people exit life on the streets and prevent homelessness. The 2019 count…

3 Questions to Ask About Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints. It occurs when the immune system, which normally helps protect the body from infection and disease,…

Homeless Warming Shelter Gears Up

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Folks helping with the Victor Valley Warming Shelter project had a very productive coordinating meeting recently. One building is open, and two military tents are expected to be operational soon. Thank you to Southern California Edison,…

Barnes & Noble Announces the Best Books of 2018

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the Best Books of 2018 as chosen by the Company’s expert booksellers. The curated lists highlight books of interest to a wide range…