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.

Mojave Flick Review: Iron Man 3


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.…

Mother’s Day Lecture At County Museum

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–On Sunday, May 12, 2013, San Bernardino County Museum Curator of Paleontology Eric Scott will discusses Ice Age fossils from caves in the deserts of the American southwest in his Mothers’ Day presentation, “Cradles in the…

Countywide Gun Buy Back Program

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–On Saturday, June 1, 2013, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with Barstow, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino and Upland Police…

Staying Snake Safe


By Staff Reports (Hesperia)–– As our community is beginning to enjoy the warm desert weather, residents are noticing that snakes are also making their presence known. This time of year it is common to see a wide variety of wildlife,…

Business Profile: Reach Me Local

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By Janice Eck High Desert Daily Location: Inland Empire and High Desert Website: and Telephone: (888) 491-2770 E-mail: Date Established: April 1, 2012 (.net) Owner: Sal Torres (Victor Valley)– With 7 out of 10 businesses failing within…