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 Rescuer In the Company of Wolves

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By Janice Eck Photographs by Janice Eck (Apple Valley)– On most Sundays, Petsmart in Apple Valley hosts pet adoptions by In the Company of Wolves. A non profit organization, In the Company of Wolves saves domestic dogs placed on shelters’…

Work, Heart Disease and Stroke

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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. The stress of work can take a toll on the body. Researcher Sara Luckhaupt of the Centers for Disease Control…

Say What?

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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. Living where you have to figure out a foreign language – learning by immersion – can be hard. But one…

ARMC Recognizes Clinical Nurse Specialists

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) are advanced practice nurses who play a unique and important role in ensuring that patients receive high quality care based on the best and most recent research evidence. Arrowhead Regional…