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.

Gas Prices Flatten Out

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Following a big jump in prices two weeks ago, gas prices have flattened over the past week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. The retail statewide average is $3.63 a gallon…

Interstate 15 Lane and Ramp Closures in Victorville

By Staff Reports (Victorville)– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues work on the Interstate 15 (I-15) interchange project in Victorville. The work will require north and south bound lane and ramp closures from Quarry Road (near Osborne Airport) to…

Voracious Mosquito Thriving in County

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– A tiny mosquito has become a big problem here in San Bernardino County and other parts of California. Aedes aegyptimosquitoes started popping up in California in 2013. They likely hitched a ride here on shipments…