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 at County Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–“Old School Games” is the theme of a Family Fun Day at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities, which are designed for children ages 3 to…

Special Planetarium Shows At Victor Valley Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Victor Valley Museum will offer family-friendly astronomy programs in the San Bernardino County Museum’s portable planetarium, StarLab, this Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8. Twenty-minute shows will begin on the half hour on Friday…

Mojave Flick Review: 50/50

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 local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

First 5 At The Victor Valley Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Join First 5 and the San Bernardino County Museum Association on Saturday, October 15 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to get aboard the Reading Railroad at the Victor Valley Museum, a branch of the San…