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.

National Fossil Day at the County Museum


By Staff Reports The San Bernardino County Museum will participate in National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 15 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Activities scheduled inside the Hall of Geological Wonders are included with paid museum admission. National Fossil…

Have a Virus?


By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A researcher says healthy people can carry viruses that could make them sick without it affecting their health – at…

A Better Way Domestic Violence Annual Candlelight Vigil


By Staff Reports (Victorville)– On Friday, October 10, 2014 at 6pm “A Better Way” Domestic Violence Shelter and Outreach Program in partnership with the City of Victorville will host their Annual Candlelight Vigil.  The Vigil will take place in the Victorville City Hall parking lot outside of…

Lovingood: Monument May Exclude County


By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Following recent meetings with federal officials on a proposed National Monument in the San Gabriel Mountains, First District Robert Lovingood said Tuesday he is hopeful that recent talks will convince the administration to exclude San…