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.

Holiday Boat Parade Returns To Lake Gregory

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The 3rd annual Home for the Holidays boat parade at Lake Gregory will have participants showing off their holiday spirit in elaborately decorated row boat “floats.” The event kicks off at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 24,…

Firefighters Donate $10,000 To Breast Cancer Research

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– firefighters representing the San Bernardino County Firefighters Association proudly presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Loma Linda University Cancer Research Center. Throughout the month of October, personnel from County Fire showed…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. The actual IRS e-Services page offers web-based products for tax preparers,…

MWA: ABC’s Of Water Event Coming This Month

Your Local Water Supply How PPHCSD And Its Partners Keep Your Tap Flowing Tuesday November 27 530-7:00 PM Speakers: Jill Bays, President Transition Habitat Conservancy Larry Attebery, Maintenance II Phelan Piñon Hills CSD (Victor Valley)–Join us to hear about the…

Excelsior Eagles Eager For Their Next Move

By Staff Reports (Victorville)- –  A brand new era of Eagles football will begin with the 2013 season as Excelsior Charter High School joins the Desert Mountain League for football only.  The Athletic Directors in the DML voted unanimously last…