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.

Special Planetarium Shows At Victor Valley Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Victor Valley Museum will offer family-friendly astronomy programs in the San Bernardino County Museum’s portable planetarium, StarLab, this Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8. Twenty-minute shows will begin on the half hour on Friday…

Mojave Flick Review: 50/50

Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

First 5 At The Victor Valley Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Join First 5 and the San Bernardino County Museum Association on Saturday, October 15 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to get aboard the Reading Railroad at the Victor Valley Museum, a branch of the San…

Foundation’s Reading Programs Kick-Off

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Victor Valley Chamber Foundation is excited to kick-off the 2011-12 Dr. Gerard Brown Read To Me and Reading Buddies Programs on Oct. 14. The kick-off begins at 9:00 am at Puesta Del Sol Elementary School…

Museum Open On Columbus Day Holiday

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The San Bernardino County Museum, usually closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on the Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 10. Regular hours and admission fees apply. The museum’s current special exhibit, “Turn Turn…

Moon Party At The Asistencia CANCELLED

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The forecast of inclement weather has forced the cancellation of the Moon Party at the Asistencia, originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 5. The San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers and the San Bernardino County Museum’s education division…

Life, Death, Discovery At County Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Find out where fossils come from when Curator of Paleontology Eric Scott presents “Life, Death, and Discovery: a fossil journey” at the San Bernardino County Museum on Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. The illustrated lecture…