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.

Mining History In County Museum Guest Lecture

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–A guest lecture by Austin Marshall at the San Bernardino County Museum will review the history of mining in the San Bernardino Mountains, with a focus on Mitsubishi Cement Corporation’s Cushenberry Quarry in Lucerne Valley. The…

Raymundo Chosen As Public Health Director

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Trudy Raymundo, who has served as interim Public Health Director for more than two years, has been appointed Public Health Director effective this week. Ms. Raymundo will continue to serve as the department’s chief administrator while…

Desert Valley Hospital Opens New Heart Center

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victorville) –Desert Valley Hospital has officially opened their technologically advanced new Heart Center, which brings together both cardiac and vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, anesthesiologists, interventional radiologists as well as support staff. “Our cardiac-surgery…