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.

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…

VVAPL Recognizes Top Volunteers for 2017

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– VVAPL Humane Society recognizes Susanne Roy, Joshua Dysart and Emily Caruth as their top Volunteers for 2017. They were recently honored at the City of Hesperia Volunteer Network’s 6th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. This…

Cordless Drills: 4 Features to Know

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Cordless drills come in handy for almost every DIY and home improvement project, but users ought to know beforehand how to maximize their effectiveness. After all, to properly use a drill takes more than just…

Water Safety Saves Lives

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Drowning usually occurs quickly and silently. Childhood drowning and near-drowning occurrences happen in seconds, often because a child is left unattended or there is a brief lapse in supervision. According to the Centers for Disease…

Coyote Connect – Welcoming Future Coyotes

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Coyote Connect is an opportunity for newly admitted students and their families to visit Cal State San Bernardino to learn more about the Coyote experience including financial aid, their next step for enrollment and living…