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.

Veteran Mom Wins McConnell Scholarship

By Staff Reports (Victorville)– A Victorville mother and Navy veteran has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Capt. Joseph McConnell, Jr. Scholarship, in honor of America’s all-time top-scoring fighter jet ace. Kristin Chaffin already holds a degree in…

Apple Valley Offers Daily COVID Testing Site

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Starting June 29, the Town will host daily COVID testing at James Woody Community Center, Monday-Friday, through July 24, in partnership with the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health. Testing is free for all…

County Libraries are Reopening

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Hesperia Library, the Apple Valley Newton T. Bass Library and County libraries in Needles and Trona are among a select group of County libraries that began reopening last week. Hours are 11 a.m. to…

Report Illegal Fireworks

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Concerned residents in San Bernardino County continue to report the use of dangerous and illegal fireworks in many jurisdictions. While San Bernardino County Fire officials follow up on these reports, the lack of evidence of…