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.

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…

2011 Official Apple Pie Of Apple Valley

By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)–With a pinch of pecans and a coating of caramel, Cheryl Sease took the top honors at this year’s Apple Valley Fall Festival pie baking contest with her crunchy caramel single-crust concoction that was named the…

Foundation’s Reading Programs Kick-Off

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Victor Valley Chamber Foundation is excited to kick-off the 2011-12 Dr. Gerard Brown Read To Me and Reading Buddies Programs on Oct. 14. The kick-off begins at 9:00 am at Puesta Del Sol Elementary School…

Red Cross Community Blood Drive

Where: Town of Apple Valley Address: 14975 Dale Evans Parkway Date: Friday, October 7 Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. By Staff Reports (Apple Valley)–Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood.  (Those 15 and 16 years…

Museum Open On Columbus Day Holiday

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The San Bernardino County Museum, usually closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on the Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 10. Regular hours and admission fees apply. The museum’s current special exhibit, “Turn Turn…