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.

Skateboarding Etiquette: Yes, There Are Rules!

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire)– If you happen to believe that skateboarders are lawless scoundrels with no manners or rules, you’ve never met a real skateboarder and have never really observed the awesome organized chaos of a skate park. Whether you skateboard, wish…

VVTA Awarded CalACT Outstanding Coordination Award

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Victor Valley Transit Authority was awarded Outstanding Coordination Effort Award of the Year by the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT), the largest state transit association in the United States. The award was presented at…

Supervisors Honor the Year’s Top County Employees

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Forty-one outstanding County employees were recognized by the Board of Supervisors today during the County’s 28th annual observance of national Public Service Recognition Week. Employees are selected based on nominations from fellow employees and supervisors.…

Coyotes Celebrate Hall of Fame Class of 2017

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Cal State San Bernardino athletic department celebrated its Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The inductees, Laura Beeman (women’s basketball), John Major (baseball), Jackie Powers (women’s soccer) and Larry Reynolds (coach, men’s basketball), were formally inducted…

A New Era for Flame-Retardant Apparel

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – From the mid-1970s until recently, America’s main law governing chemical safety was the Toxic Substances Control Act—criticized by many as fatally flawed, as it allowed tens of thousands of potentially dangerous chemicals to remain on the…