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.

Celebrating Black History Month

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–LAMAR Outdoor Advertising supports the Celebration of Black History Month.  If you are driving North on the 1-15 you’ll notice the beautiful digital billboard right before the Bear Valley Road exit. This year in recognition of…

Graphic Novel Review: The Sigh

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Museum Trip to the Salton Sea

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–A few spaces are still available for a day trip to the Salton Sea led by San Bernardino County Museum Director Robert McKernan on Saturday, January 28, 2011. The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 25. The…

California’s Other “Big One”

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Landslides and debris flows. Coastal inundation and flooding. Infrastructure damage. Pollution. Dr. Lucy Jones will give a guest lecture about the ARkStorm Scenario at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands on Wednesday, January 25 at…