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.

Anime Comes To Life At Industry Expo

By Nolan Patrick Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)- When most people hear of anime, they see the big eyes, the blue hair, the crazy costumes and crazier stories. Now imagine these characters walking right…

2011 Property Assessment Roll

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Dennis Draeger signed the annual property assessment roll today.  The assessment roll contained 819,128 parcels and is valued at $161,426,849,786.  This is a net decrease in value as compared to the 2010 assessment roll…