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.

Skateboarding Etiquette: Yes, There Are Rules!

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire)– If you happen to believe that skateboarders are lawless scoundrels with no manners or rules, you’ve never met a real skateboarder and have never really observed the awesome organized chaos of a skate park. Whether you skateboard, wish…

VVTA Awarded CalACT Outstanding Coordination Award

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Victor Valley Transit Authority was awarded Outstanding Coordination Effort Award of the Year by the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT), the largest state transit association in the United States. The award was presented at…

Supervisors Honor the Year’s Top County Employees

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Forty-one outstanding County employees were recognized by the Board of Supervisors today during the County’s 28th annual observance of national Public Service Recognition Week. Employees are selected based on nominations from fellow employees and supervisors.…

Coyotes Celebrate Hall of Fame Class of 2017

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Cal State San Bernardino athletic department celebrated its Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The inductees, Laura Beeman (women’s basketball), John Major (baseball), Jackie Powers (women’s soccer) and Larry Reynolds (coach, men’s basketball), were formally inducted…

A New Era for Flame-Retardant Apparel

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – From the mid-1970s until recently, America’s main law governing chemical safety was the Toxic Substances Control Act—criticized by many as fatally flawed, as it allowed tens of thousands of potentially dangerous chemicals to remain on the…

VVAPL Recognizes Top Volunteers for 2017

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– VVAPL Humane Society recognizes Susanne Roy, Joshua Dysart and Emily Caruth as their top Volunteers for 2017. They were recently honored at the City of Hesperia Volunteer Network’s 6th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. This…