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.

MWA: Going Behind The Scenes

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– In an aggressive quest to “open” the Agency to anyone who wants to see it, MWA has pioneered its Community Ride-Along program. Thus far, five individuals have participated in this program.  Showing more than what one…

The Desert Carpet Blooms Now

By Al Morrissette (Victor Valley)– With a good rainy season coming to an end, it doesn’t take much for latent desert flowers to carpet the desert with beauty and color. Each year nature’s pallet produces a fragrant canvas that leaves…

VFW Host Veteran Assistance April 18

By  Al Morrissette (Victor Valley)– This Coming Monday,  April 18, the Tri-Community VFW Post 9415 will host their first Veteran VA  Claims Event between the hours of 10am-noon. The purpose of the event is to work with local veterans through…