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.

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Saturday, Dec. 7 marks 88 years since Japanese war planes launched a surprise attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor. Almost half of the casualties at Pearl Harbor occurred on the battleship USS Arizona, including…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce Darron Poulsen as the agency’s new General Manager. Poulsen brings 33 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry to VVWRA.…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Southern California gas prices continued their downward trend over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. The retail statewide average is $3.75 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is…