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.

I-15 Detour in Fontana this Weekend

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes this weekend as Caltrans closed the northbound Interstate 15 at Duncan Canyon Road in Fontana. The full closure on northbound I-15 at Duncan Canyon started Friday, April 21…

Jump on the Peace Train!

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Museumgoers in San Bernardino County love to dance. Once again, the San Bernardino County Museum will celebrate the opening of Train Days on Saturday, April 22, with a Soul Train dance – and may break…

Lovingood Blocks Steep Rate Hikes

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors opposed a series of proposed water and sewer rate hikes, some more than 80 percent, saying the increases were not justified and would cause unnecessary hardships on many…