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.

Veteran Mom Wins McConnell Scholarship

By Staff Reports (Victorville)– A Victorville mother and Navy veteran has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Capt. Joseph McConnell, Jr. Scholarship, in honor of America’s all-time top-scoring fighter jet ace. Kristin Chaffin already holds a degree in…

Apple Valley Offers Daily COVID Testing Site

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Starting June 29, the Town will host daily COVID testing at James Woody Community Center, Monday-Friday, through July 24, in partnership with the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health. Testing is free for all…

County Libraries are Reopening

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Hesperia Library, the Apple Valley Newton T. Bass Library and County libraries in Needles and Trona are among a select group of County libraries that began reopening last week. Hours are 11 a.m. to…

Report Illegal Fireworks

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Concerned residents in San Bernardino County continue to report the use of dangerous and illegal fireworks in many jurisdictions. While San Bernardino County Fire officials follow up on these reports, the lack of evidence of…