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.

We Must Still Be Careful With Our Water

By Staff  Reports (Victor Valley)–This year’s record-level snow pack and rainy weather has lifted California’s state of emergency on drought conditions. This doesn’t mean our worries about water availability are over. As recent experience teaches us, the tipping point from…

Perspective On The Current Economic Environment

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Citizens Business Bank’s Bruce Branstine, Vice-President /Private Client Advisor, spoke to the Rotary Club of Victorville this week on the state of world economics. His Power Point presentation began with the four phases of the business…

History Division Seeks Handy Volunteers

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The History Division is currently seeking volunteers to help with the preservation and maintenance of the San Bernardino County Museum historic sites. There are 6 historic sites throughout the county Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery in Colton,…

Lecture “Processes That Affect Genetic Diversity”

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Dr. Anthony Metcalf will present a guest lecture, “Genetic diversity across southern California watersheds: DNA patterns in fish and amphibians give insight into population level and larger scale historical events,” at the San Bernardino County Museum…