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.

Interstate 15 Ramp Closures in Victorville

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues work on the Interstate 15 (I-15) Interchange Project in Victorville. The work will require the D Street on and off ramps to close in both directions of I-15…

Rising Temps Pose Threat to Air Quality

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Summer’s official start is less than two weeks away but summertime weather is already in full-swing in the Mojave Desert Air Basin, and the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is reminding residents to remain…

Comic Book Review: Dead End Kids #1

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– Comic books aren’t all capes and epic battles. They can also be trips down memory lane, friendship and murder. Welcome to the world of Dead End Kids, from Source Point Press. The…