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.

SANBAG:Pedestrian/Bicycle, Transit Stop Funding Offered

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–SANBAG released a “Call for Projects” per the Transportation Development Act (TDA). A total of $3.8 million will be available in the areas of: Pedestrian/Bicycle Facility Projects (80%); and Transit Stop Access Improvement Projects (20%). Project applications…

Runner Says Fire Fee Lawsuit Received by State

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–– According to George Runner, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association todayformally served the California State Board of Equalization, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Department of Justice with a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the…

Senator Knight Proclaims March As Aerospace Month

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– ­– Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution this week.  This measure would recognize the contributions of the aerospace industry to the history, economy, security, and educational system of California, its communities, and…

Guest Lecture On Tsunami Basics At County Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Professor Lori Dengler will present a special guest lecture, “Tsunami basics for the Inland Empire: Life-saving tips for anyone who visits the coast,” at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands on Monday evening, March 11.…

Its Time To Spring Clean

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–It’s time once again for spring cleaning and Victorville and Apple Valley  are organizing and looking for volunteers. Community service organizations, schools, churches, clubs and individual volunteers are invited to participate in these free events. Clean…