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.

July Is Smart Irrigation Month

By Nikki Garrett Metzger (Victor Valley)- – Since July is one of the warmest months of the year, it makes sense that it would be designated as Smart Irrigation Month: used to raise awareness of the value of water-use efficiency,…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Seven percent of all smartphone users were victim of identity theft, a one-third higher incidence than the general public. With banks and merchants heightening their security, hackers are looking for easier targets. The hackers’ response has…

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By Nikki Garrett Metzger (Victor Valley) – It is that “magical” time of year once again…the time that parents look forward to all summer long.  That’s right! It is time for back to school!  That means shopping!  However many High…

I-15 work At La Mesa/Nisqualli Update

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Thanks to the excellent and expedient work of the construction team, work on the northbound side of I-15 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday was finished Monday night.  As a result, no closures of I-15 were necessary…