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.

Flame Retardants: Why Are They So Important?

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Flame retardants (FRs) are a key component in reducing the devastating impact of fires on people, property and the environment. A variety of different chemicals, with different properties and structures, act as FRs and are often…

Mojave Flick Review: Logan

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  Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local…

March Microchip Madness at VVAPL

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– According to research, microchipped cats and dogs entering shelters as strays are returned at a higher rate than non-microchipped pets. Unfortunately, it’s estimated only 5 to 8 percent of pets have microchips, so VVAPL…

Smartphones and Store Visits: The Beacon Connection

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Are we becoming a nation of smartphone-only shoppers, with brick-and-mortar stores doomed to fade into oblivion? Not so fast. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. consumers venture into brick-and-mortar locations to supplement product research undertaken on smartphones, according…

How to Recognize and Help Someone With PTSD

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Recognizing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a friend or family member is the first step toward getting them the treatment they need. Knowing about the range of available options for care is the…