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.

Remembering The Titanic, 99 Years Later

By Ashka Patel High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)– This Friday April 15 but 99 years ago, the “unsinkable” luxury liner was pulled into the Atlantic Ocean after it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New…

Teens Required to Get a Tdap Shot

By Ashka Patel High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)–Teens in California must get a Tdap or whooping cough booster vaccine before they can attend school next August. That’s what it indicates a new law passed by the legislature in September requiring…

Showing Fiscal Prudence In A Tough Economy

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Agency’s board and staff have been working in earnest developing the Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which isn’t scheduled to be finalized until June 10th. Property taxes-the largest revenue source for the Agency-are expected to…

Should You File An Extension?

By Ashka Patel High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)–An extension is your way of asking the Internal Revenue Service for additional time to file your tax return. The IRS will automatically grant you an additional six months to file your return.…

Continuing To Plan For The Future

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– It’s that time of year–well, every fifth year for water agencies whose service area includes at least 3,000 connections, or water deliveries are equal to or greater than 3,000 acre-feet per year, to submit their Urban…