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.

Hundreds Turn Out for Vets Resource Fair

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Service providers and prospective employers assisted more than 200 former members of the military during the second annual Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday. Veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam as well as Operations in…

The Sobering Truth About Drunk Driving


By Staff Reports (DGIwire)– As the weather grows warmer and days grow longer, people look forward to spending summer holidays with their family and friends, often accompanied by alcoholic beverages. After all, what’s more American than a Budweiser on the Fourth…

Mojave Flick Review: Mad Max- Fury Road


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.…

Free Paint Disposal Opportunity


By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– “PaintCare” is sponsoring a FREE one-day Paint Drop-Off Event for communities in the Victor Valley. The event will take place THIS Saturday, May 30 from 9 :00 am – 1:00 pm at Mavericks’ Stadium located…

Do You Really Want To Lose Weight?


By Staff Reports (DGIwire)– If you are reading this, then the answer is most likely yes.  Most people take a look in the mirror or step on the bathroom scale and know the answer.  Perhaps even your doctor or some other…