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.

“Christmas Gala” Celebration

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Red Sea Christian Center of the High Desert is hosting its Christmas Gala entitled Christmas Celebration.  The event will take place on Sunday, December 18th 2011 at 6:00pm, Hilton Garden Inn located at 12603 Mariposa Road…

Positive: Cal-Trans Hiring Again

By Nikki Garrett Metzger (Victor Valley) – Cal-Trans and the State of California want to notify the public that they no longer have a hiring freeze and there are several openings posted on their website, including openings for heavy equipment…

VVWRA Honored With Multiple Awards

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– – At its annual awards presentation, the regional section of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) honored the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) with a pile of awards, including Plant of the Year. The…