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.

Free Composting Classes

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Mojave Desert & Mountain Recycling Authority, in cooperation with the City of Victorville, will be providing a free Master Composter training on Saturday, November 10, at Victorville City Hall. The training will run from 9…

Hester Named New Liaison Officer at MWA

By Miguel Gonzalez Editor (Apple Valley)–Long time community leader and public relations expert Yvonne Hester was selected this week as Mojave Water Agency’s new liaison officer. Hester, a longtime Victor Valley resident, is widely respected among Victor Valley leaders because…

Operations Center to be Constructed

By Staff Reports (Hesperia)– the City of Hesperia and the County of San Bernardino entered into an agreement for the construction of a High Desert Public Safety Operations Center. This state-of-the-art Operations Center will include Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator and County Fire…

How Will Your Drinking Water Fare This Winter?

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–Interested in our High Desert environment? Join the Mojave River Vatershed Group for a public information meeting to learn about the efforts made by local municipalities to prevent stormwater pollution in the Mojave River, the High Desert’s…