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.

Family Fun Day With Beading

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Visitors are invited to make their own beaded ring or bracelet at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, June 11 from 11am to 4pm. This program is included with paid museum admission. “Beading takes a…

Mojave Flick Review: Kung Fu Panda 2

Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective. Enjoy.…

Freedom Festival Celebrates The USA

By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)–Why go out of town to celebrate Independence Day? The Town of Apple Valley will offer the best celebration close to home at the Lenny Brewster Sports Center on July 4. Celebrating its fourteenth year, the…

Volunteers Needed At County Museums

By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)–The San Bernardino County Museum is currently recruiting volunteers, age 14 and over, to help facilitate fun family programs during the summer. The museum seeks volunteers for both the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands and…

Free Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

By Staff Reports Keep your house, protect your investment (Apple Valley)–Whether you are in foreclosure now or if you see foreclosure issues in the near future, get information that can help, Friday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.…