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.

VVCH Recognizes Exceptional Nurses

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Victor Valley Community Hospital (VVCH) recently awarded the first Daisy Award last week in honor of the program created in the memory of J. Patrick Barnes (story below and on daisyfoundation.org).  The award celebrates nurses that…

Ramos Adds Big Bear Valley Field Representative

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Supervisor James Ramos has added a Field Representative to his staff for the Big Bear Valley communities. The Board of Supervisors approved the contract for Elizabeth “Liz” Harris at today’s Board meeting. Harris, a longtime resident…

VVWRA Finance Team Wins Budget Award

By Staff Reports (Hesperia) – In another nod to transparency, the Finance Team for the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) has received the coveted Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada…

Who Should File A 2012 Tax Return?

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–If you received income during 2012, you may need to file a tax return in 2013. The amount of your income, your filing status, your age and the type of income you received will determine whether…

RSVP For February State Of The City

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Don’t miss the chance to hear Mayor Jim Cox speak on the state of Victorville at February’s Victorville Morning Insight Breakfast. Mayor Cox will be speaking about the positive things that are happening in Victorville in…