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.

Local Restaurant Grades On New Mobile Website.

By Nikki Garrett Metzger Managing Editor (Victor Valley)–County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Services is pleased to announce the simultaneous release of newly upgraded restaurant grades website and mobile website for smart phones (iPhone, Android, and…

The High Desert Remembers 9/11

To view a gallery of pictures of 9/11 ceremonies, click here. By Nikki Garrett Metzger Managing Editor (Victor Valley) – High Desert residents joined Americans all across the country in remembering the events that took place on September 11th, 2001. There were many ceremonies across…

United Way Needs 1,000 Volunteers to Help Kids

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–At Inland Empire United Way, we are committed to investing in the future self-sufficiency of disadvantaged youth in our community…and that’s why we’ve launched Mentor Connection. With 1 in 5 children living in poverty, over 8,000…

Angel At Ground Zero

By Genelle Guzman-McMillan As appeared in Guideposts.com (Victor Valley)–Today I still work for The Port Authority as I did when I clocked in at the World Trade Center at 8:05 that Tuesday morning 10 years ago. But now on September…

High Desert Leaders Unite To Oppose SB 469

Nikki Garrett Metzger High Desert Daily (Victor Valley) – Several local city leaders, council members, and representatives from local business organizations came together Friday to publicly oppose senate bill 469. The Assembly this week approved the bill that would require…

Caltrans Commuter Alert, Be Informed

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – Caltrans strives to keep the public informed about roadwork throughout the Inland Empire.  Below is a list of some road closures, emergency work, and scheduled routine maintenance on state highways. Caltrans advises motorists to…