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.

Mom’s Heaven-Sent Song

By Holli Bridges, As appeared on Guideposts.com (Victor Valley)–I wandered the aisles of the music store, combing through stacks of CDs and cassettes. My nine-year-old daughter, Hatti, loved to sing and I was searching for the perfect song for her…

Supervisors Oppose Fire Tax Imposed by Legislature

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the state Legislature to rescind the fire fee it imposed on residents who live in areas served by Cal Fire, the state’s fire protection…

FIRE ALERT I-15 CAJON PASS

To view live traffic cams, please click here. (Victor Valley)–Cal-Fire assisted the US Forest Service on the Ken Fire in the Cajon Pass. The fire is now estimated at 200 acres.  Structures were threatened at Matthews Ranch east of I-15…

MWA Approved For $8 Million Grant

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–It’s official! MWA is one of 25 applicants approved for funds from the SAFE DRINKING WATER, WATER QUALITY AND SUPPLY, FLOOD CONTROL, RIVER AND COSTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2006–otherwise known as Proposition 84. MWA will…

4:25 PM Fire Shuts Down I-15

Nikki Garrett Metzger High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)– Two brush fires have the 3 right lanes of the northbound 15 closed at Kenwood in the Cajon Pass. The southbound lanes are open at this time, but could close at any…

Matrix Website Brings Job Seekers And Employers Together

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County has created a central online tool that brings together job seekers, employers and training programs that support the fastest- growing industries in the region. The Workforce Access Matrix (WAM) at http://matrix.sbcalliance.org/ provides detailed…