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.

Mojave Water Agency Is Relocating

By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)–After waiting approximately 14 months, Mojave Water Agency’s staff will move into their newly constructed headquarters office beginning Wednesday, June 8. Between the dates of June 8 and June 17, emails and phones will be periodically…

St. Mary Medical Center Names New CEO

By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)–St. Mary Medical Center and St. Joseph Health System today announced that Mr. Alan H. Garrett has been named St. Mary Medical Center’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Mr. Garrett, who has been tapped…

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…