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.

Don’t Let The Parade Pass You By!

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–You don’t want to miss the fun of being part of the City of Victorville and Daily Press’ Annual Christmas Parade. The time to get your applications in is drawing to a close, the entry deadline is…

Adobe Day At Museum Historic Site In Yucaipa

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Families can literally make history at the Yucaipa Adobe in Yucaipa on Saturday, November 5, during “Adobe Day” from 11am to 2pm. Organized by the San Bernardino County Museum’s education and history divisions, this living history…

Video Game Review: Dead Rising 2: Off The Record

Developer: Capcom/Blue Castle Publisher: Capcom Release Date: October 11th, 2011 Platforms: X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, Genre: Action/Adventure, Survival Horror Rating: M for Mature By Nolan Patrick Smith (Victor Valley)–The Dead Rising franchise has enjoyed much success since its debut in…

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, October 30. Programs will begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. and last about one-half…

Video Game Review: Spider-Man: Edge of Time

Developer: Beenox Publisher: Activision Release Date: October 4th, 2011 Platforms: X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Genre: Action/Adventure, Platformer Rating: T for Teen By Nolan Patrick Smith (Victor Valley)–The Amazing Spider-Man: he is one of the flagship characters for Marvel Comics.…

Graphic Novel Review: Chew Omnivore Edition Volume 1

Writer: John Layman Artwork: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Website: www.imagecomics.com By Nolan Patrick Smith (Victor Valley)–Comic books are full of heroes: superheroes, detectives, gods, goddesses, regular human beings, monsters, aliens, and more. But I think this is a first…

Wrightwood CERT Volunteers Honored By State CESA

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – The California Emergency Services Association (CESA) recently honored residents Ed and Bonnie Ross with the CESA Southern Chapter’s Silver Award which recognizes “exceptional efforts in the field of emergency preparedness, emergency services or emergency…

Lecture On Mesoamerican Symbols At County Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Andrew Turner will present a guest lecture at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands entitled “Reptilian Symbolism and Cosmology in Ancient Mesoamerica” on Wednesday evening, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture, open to the…

Cash-for-Grass Funding Available Once Again

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Now that $2 million dollars in the Proposition 84 grant has been approved by the State of California Department of Water Resources-more than doubling last year’s program funding availability-up to 4 million square feet of turf through…