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.

History Division Seeks Handy Volunteers

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The History Division is currently seeking volunteers to help with the preservation and maintenance of the San Bernardino County Museum historic sites. There are 6 historic sites throughout the county Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery in Colton,…

Lecture “Processes That Affect Genetic Diversity”

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Dr. Anthony Metcalf will present a guest lecture, “Genetic diversity across southern California watersheds: DNA patterns in fish and amphibians give insight into population level and larger scale historical events,” at the San Bernardino County Museum…

Positive Community: A New Class Of Leaders…

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victorville)—On June 13th, 2011, twenty-two of the High Desert’s most devoted citizens took the next step in being the best leaders they can be. The Leadership Victor Valley Program 2011 held its graduation ceremony Monday…