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.

Calico Ghost Town Waives Fee For Military Spouses

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt and the board of supervisors approved a recommendation to allow the spouses of military personnel based at the U.S. Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics…

Get Recognition For Your Recycling

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–As generators of more than half the state’s waste, businesses play a major role in helping local governments cut the amount of garbage going to landfills. The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) likes to…