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.

High Speed Over-Spending

By Steve Knight, Assemblyman 36th Assembly District Just prior to the legislature breaking for the month of July, both houses voted in favor of Senate Bill 1029 that appropriates $8 billion for the first phase of construction for the High…

Chance Of Thunderstorms This Week

By Nikki Garrett Metzger (Victor Valley) – There will be a chance of thunderstorms over the mountains and deserts today through Wednesday due to a moist, southeast flow over the area. Thunderstorms that develop may consist of brief, heavy downpours,…