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.

Board Proclaims Emergency For Hill Fire

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Board of Supervisors today proclaimed a local emergency as a result of the Hill Fire, which burned 1,158 acres in Oak Hills and Hesperia, destroyed two homes, and damaged two others. The proclamation qualifies the…

I-10 Emergency Work In Fontana

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Google+ for Business

By Art Zemon, special to HighDesertDaily.com (Victor Valley)-Google+ burst onto the internet scene in early July with the next must-have set of tools from Google. Though the initial release is targeted at individuals, businesses can already make good use of…

Prayer For Senior Moments

By Rick Hamlin, As Printed by Guideposts.com (Victor Valley)–Here’s some prayer relief for Baby Boomer forgetfulness. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, good for you. If you ever have those moments when you reach for a name or word…

Labor Day Pet Safety Tips

Nikki Garrett Metzger HighDesertDaily.com (Victor Valley) – Labor Day is a time to relax, have fun, and enjoy the last weekend of summer with maybe a BBQ and get-together with family and friends. Although summer is coming to an end,…