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.

VESD Spellers BEEcome Winners

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–It was a neck-in-neck contest at last Wednesday’s Adult Spelling Bee, as the contestants came close to spelling all the chosen words correctly. However, the team from VESD pulled off the win by correctly spelling ochlocracy (d.…

Operation Desert Heat To Target Gang Activity

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, County Sheriff Rod Hoops and District Attorney Mike Ramos recently announced the initiation of “Operation Desert Heat,” a summer-long series of sweeps and saturation patrols throughout the Victor Valley designed…

Comic Book Review: Grim Leaper #1

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Scholarships For Museum Summer Day Camp Programs

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Applications are now being accepted for scholarships that support free registration for Summer Day Camp at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. A grant from the Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties along…

Getting The Most Out Of Networking

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–“Networking is not about handing out business cards and telling everyone what you do. It’s about asking questions and seeing how you can help people,” so says Ingrid Kollmann, State Director of MainStreetChamber Greater CA. When people…