Category: Apple Valley

The Town of Apple Valley was incorporated on November 14, 1988, and is one of the twenty-two incorporated municipalities in California that uses “town” in its name instead of “city.” As of 2006, the population was estimated to be 67,507. The town is 10 miles (20 km) east of neighboring Victorville, 37 miles (60 km) south of Barstow and 46 miles (74 km) north of San Bernardino through the Cajon Pass.

Apple Valley is governed by a town council, whose current mayor is Peter Allan. The Mayor changes each December by a vote of the five-member Council.

Apple Valley was home to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, whose museum was first established in Apple Valley (in 1967) before the museum was relocated to Victorville in 1976. Since 2003, the museum has been in Branson, Missouri. The move was made in hopes of reaching more fans;[6] however, the museum closed for financial reasons on December 12, 2009.

Apple Valley is the final resting place for both Roy and Dale. There are reminders of the Rogers family everywhere including roads and highways. Roy and Dale created St. Hillary’s Episcopal Church, founded a home for boys, and took in some 20-40 children and raised them as their own.

Nominations Sought For Annual Exemplar Award

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is now accepting nominations for its 2018-2019 Exemplar Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions toward the prevention or control of air pollution in the Mojave Desert Air Basin. Eligible…

Graphic Novel Review: Little Mama

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Inland Empire Wage Gains Continue

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Wages in the Inland Empire have been increasing, although at a slower pace than in the state as a whole, according to the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. However, continued upward…

Food 4 Less Launches Home Delivery Service

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Food 4 Less shoppers can now have their groceries delivered to their doorsteps thanks to a new home delivery service being offered via Instacart at all 129 Food4Less/ FoodsCo. locations in California, Illinois and Indiana.…

Quake Toll to Top $10 Million

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that economic losses from the July 4 and 5 earthquakes will exceed $10 million, with a 30 percent chance that losses exceed $100 million. The July 5, 2019 magnitude 7.1…