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.

Health Care Needs Medical Assistants

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– “Wherever there are patients, a medical assistant is needed,” says Four-D College Medical Assistant Program Director Cheryl Jerzak. Jerzak and a staff of five instructors prepare their students for work in the many health care…

Free Backyard Composting Workshop Offered

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–A free workshop on backyard composting is being offered to area residents on Tuesday, July 10th at  6:00 p.m. at Victorville City Hall in Conference Room D. The one hour workshop will provide information on how residents…