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 Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health announced plans to commemorate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19th-25th, with a week-long information campaign about childhood lead poisoning.  Sara Hernandez-Singh, of the Childhood Lead…

Two Paths to Teen Binge Drinking

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Researchers at Yale University and Oberlin College in Ohio have identified two pathways leading teens toward heavy drinking. These pathways…

SBCoFD Implements Red Flag Warning Program

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As Santa Ana winds and the possibility of wildfires loom on the horizon, your local San Bernardino County Fire Department (SBCoFire) has implemented some important programs to keep this county safe and the fire chiefs…

Who Should Go No-Gluten

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. We see more foods advertised as gluten-free, and that’s good news for people with celiac disease because it gives them…

The Well-Restrained Child

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Kids should have fun – but in vehicles, they should be properly restrained. This doesn’t mean the same as being…

S.H.O.C.K Program Offered Regionally

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By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)– Understanding the positive impact the program has made on Apple Valley youth, San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has helped sponsor the expansion of the S.H.O.C.K. Program, a paramilitary intervention program for at risk…