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.

San Bernardino Regional Vanpool Program Approved

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Board of Directors approved a contract between the County Transportation Commission and Victor Valley Transit Authority for the Victor Valley Phase of the San Bernardino Regional Vanpool Program. Given the high number of existing vanpools…

Mojave Flick Review: Dredd

Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

Driving Down Vehicle Theft In California

Continued efforts result in reduction of the state’s vehicle theft rate for the sixth year By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–California is making progress in its ongoing battle with auto thieves. According to recently released statistics from the California Highway Patrol…

New JCPenney Ribbon Cutting Friday

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–Come see the new spacious, modernized jcpenney at their Ribbon Cutting on Friday, October 5 at 9:30 am. With a huge Sephora shop, and some of the hippest brand names in clothing, it will make you smile.…

Calico Ghost Town Comes Alive In October

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–For nearly a half-century, the glory days of one of the largest silver mining towns in California have been revisited annually during the CALICO DAYS celebration. October 5 – 7 will bring live entertainment, a grand…