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.

See The Stars At The Victor Valley Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Family-friendly astronomy programs return to the Victor Valley Museum in StarLab, the San Bernardino County Museum’s portable planetarium, on Sunday, May 6. Programs will begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. and last about one-half…

Job Fair Brings 1,500 Hopefuls

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victorville)–Around 1,500 job seekers were out in full effect this week. Wednesday brought out High Desert residents by the hundreds to Victor Valley College for this year’s Victor Valley Regional Job Fair, where…