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.

Runner Responds To Budget Passage

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– George Runner today issued the following statement in response to the Legislature’s approval of a budget: “The Legislature should be commended for approving an on-time budget and exercising some measure of restraint. “However, the success…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Smoking can mean suffering and dying. Dr. Tim McAfee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention backs it up…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat. Myth – smoking hookah is a safe alternative to cigarettes. Smoking hookah may in some waysactually be worse. A study…

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