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.

La Mesa/Nisqualli Interchange Contract Awarded

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)-– San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the county’s regional transportation agency, today awarded a contract to build the long-awaited La Mesa/Nisqualli Interchange on Interstate 15 in Victorville. “After two decades of planning and waiting, this is…

Prime Healthcare Services Recognized For Health Care Technology

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–- HIMSS Analytics in February will be honoring Prime Healthcare hospitals for their accomplishments in implementing technology solutions that have the ability to improve patient safety and quality of care. Eleven Prime Healthcare Services hospitals and both of the hospitals from the…

Children’s Holiday Parade Award Winners Announced

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–89 entries in the 2011 City of Victorville Holiday Parade marched their way to special honor for their portrayal of “A Children’s Christmas”. The parade, which drew thousands of spectators, demonstrated the creative efforts and hard work of thousands…

Mojave Flick Review: Hugo

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.…