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.

Lake Arrowhead Area Road Improvements

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The San Bernardino County Department of Public Works this week completed a road improvement project in the Lake Arrowhead area consisting of resurfacing various roads with asphalt concrete placed by Department of Public Works staff. The…

Interstate 15 Bridge Rehabilitation Project Begins

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – Construction of the $630,000 Interstate 15 Bridge Rehabilitation Project in San Bernardino County begins Monday, October 3. Penhall Company has been awarded the contract. The length of work is approximately 29 miles between Hack Wash Bridge…

Video Game Review: Dead Island

Developer: Techland Publisher: Deep Silver Release Date: September 6th, 2011 Platforms: X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, PC Genre: First Person Shooter, Horror, RPG Rating: M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol)…

The Science Behind The ShakeOut

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)Kathleen Springer, the senior curator of geological sciences at the San Bernardino County Museum, will give a lecture, “The Science Behind the Shakeout,” at the museum on Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture is…

Interstate 10 Emergency Slab Repair

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– – Caltrans will be conducting emergency roadwork on Interstate 10 Thursday, September 29. Work will be on the eastbound travel lanes between Ford Street and Wabash Avenue. The work will close the outside lanes along…

HWY 38 Fuel Spill Update

WHAT:           FUEL SPILL WHEN:           MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 WHERE:    STATE ROUTE 38 (POST MILE 23.75) By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Caltrans is pleased to announce that required repairs to State Route 38 were  in the final stages On Monday.  The…