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.

Fireworks Alert 

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County.  In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use…

Job Satisfaction: 3 Points to Ponder

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Everyone wants job satisfaction but nobody is exactly sure how to secure it. In part, satisfaction on the job is dependent on factors that workers can’t control: the work/life balance at their organization; how their…

Charging Up the Future of Cell Phones

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Sick of sitting on the airport floor in the vicinity of an electrical outlet while that cell phone charges up? Those days might be coming to an end in the not-too-distant future. According to a…

Summer Camp Fun at the County Museum

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– This summer, your child can meet animals with superpowers, shake it up, dig up clues from the past, and investigate forensics—museum-style! Registration is now open for San Bernardino County Museum Summer Explorers day camps. Week-long…

Water Safety Saves Lives

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Drowning usually occurs quickly and silently. Childhood drowning and near-drowning occurrences happen in seconds, often because a child is left unattended or there is a brief lapse in supervision. According to the Centers for Disease…