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.

Lecture On Mesoamerican Symbols At County Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Andrew Turner will present a guest lecture at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands entitled “Reptilian Symbolism and Cosmology in Ancient Mesoamerica” on Wednesday evening, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture, open to the…

Cash-for-Grass Funding Available Once Again

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Now that $2 million dollars in the Proposition 84 grant has been approved by the State of California Department of Water Resources-more than doubling last year’s program funding availability-up to 4 million square feet of turf through…

Spreading The Spirit Of Halloween

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victor Valley) The pumpkins, the costumes, the face paint and all the fun that comes with Halloween is almost here. Yet, for some, the fun of Halloween may not visit their family due…

Update: SB I-15 Cajon Pass Traffic Delays

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Please be advised that Maintenance bridge inspections are taking place on southbound I-15 in the Cajon Pass at SR 138.  As a result a traffic cue of 4.5 miles now exists. |——–+————————–+—————————-+———————| |Wed     |I-15 southbound at…

Mojave Flick Review: Real Steel

Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

Museum Will Lead Trip To Desert Oasis

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Museum Director and ornithologist Robert McKernan will lead a trip to explore the natural history of a desert oasis on Saturday, October 22. The day-long excursion, organized by the San Bernardino County Museum Association, will visit…