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.

5 Things a Wellness Coach Can Help You Do

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Are you looking to lose weight, stop smoking, or make another lifestyle change? Kaiser Permanente’s wellness coaches can help you close the gap between “thinking about change” and “taking action.” We offer wellness coaching phone…

The Silent Sleep Thief


By Staff Reports (DGIwire)– It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. And yet, you’re still awake, pacing the house. Again. And it only gets worse from there. When you do manage to get back to sleep, you’re still exhausted when the alarm goes…

Teens and Drugs


By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. The 2014 nationwide Monitoring the Future survey on teen drug use indicates cigarette and alcohol use, and prescription opioid pain…

Mojave Flick Review: The Wedding Ringer


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.…

High Desert Opportunity Awards Student Scholarships

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The High Desert Opportunity Board of Directors and Committee are pleased to announce the Victor Valley College scholarship winners for performance excellence during the 2014 High Desert Opportunity Conference.  Robyn Stewart, Kanasha Lattimer, Christopher Hernandez,…

Hagman Appoints Paul Vargas to First5


By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – Supervisor Curt Hagman announced, the appointment of Paul Vargas to the Children and Families Commission (First 5). The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to confirm the appointment, Tuesday morning, during their regularly scheduled meeting.…