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.

March Microchip Madness at VVAPL

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– According to research, microchipped cats and dogs entering shelters as strays are returned at a higher rate than non-microchipped pets. Unfortunately, it’s estimated only 5 to 8 percent of pets have microchips, so VVAPL…

Smartphones and Store Visits: The Beacon Connection


By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Are we becoming a nation of smartphone-only shoppers, with brick-and-mortar stores doomed to fade into oblivion? Not so fast. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. consumers venture into brick-and-mortar locations to supplement product research undertaken on smartphones, according…

Homebuyer Workshops Scheduled


  By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)– The Town of Apple Valley and the City of Victorville will host free homebuyer workshops to help make the dream of home ownership a reality. Attendees will learn the details about financing, how the…

How to Recognize and Help Someone With PTSD


By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – Recognizing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a friend or family member is the first step toward getting them the treatment they need. Knowing about the range of available options for care is the…

Dispose of Old Tires for Free…Legally


By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)– Doing a little spring cleaning? Don’t forget to load up your old tires and drop them off at Lion’s park on Saturday, April 15. Residents of Apple Valley can avoid disposal charges and keep tires…

VVWRA’s Endeavor for More Energy Savings

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– VVWRA embarked on a new Endeavor in 2016 by joining ISO 50001, a nationally recognized Energy Management System certification program. The effort is continuing in 2017. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the…