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.

Illegal Firework Reporting System

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County Fire held a press conference on Thursday to announce the new Illegal Firework Reporting System. The dangers associated with the usage of illegal fireworks is enormous, as recently seen in the City…

Land Use Services Launches ‘Virtual Counter’ Service

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Submitting plans, permit applications, conducting zoning and development project research just got easier with the launch of the new online “Virtual Counter” customer service portal created by the County’s Land Use Services Department. Customers and potential applicants…

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month! The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Apple Valley Station is encouraging drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the road. Throughout the month of April, the…