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 Sends Aid Workers to Hurricane Victims

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County is sending up to 18 mental health professionals to communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, under an action by the Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors’ approval ratifies an action taken by Chairman…

Foster Parents Needed at VVAPL

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– “It’s so exciting to raise them up and send them to good homes,” said long-time VVAPL Humane Society dog foster Christine Meyers about the many puppies and their moms she’s cared for over the past…

County Launches New EZ Online Permitting System

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The County of San Bernardino is making it more convenient for homeowners and professional builders to submit, track, and monitor projects through the new EZ Online Permitting system, a web-based portal that can be accessed…

Ontario Airport Posts August 2017 Statistics

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 By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Airline passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport (ONT) increased 8.2 percent in August 2017 compared with the same month in 2016. In August 2017, the airport served a total of 387,351 passengers compared with 357,854…

Mojave Flick Review: It

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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.…

Board Appoints New Director of Regional Parks

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Beahta Davis, an experienced parks and recreation professional, was appointed director of San Bernardino County Regional Parks by the Board of Supervisors. Davis comes to the County of San Bernardino from Baltimore County, Maryland where…

The Art of Rick and Morty Review

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  By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– One of the most popular animated series on the planet has to be the absurd, sometimes frightfully realistic Rick and Morty. The misadventures of a genius grandfather and his not so…