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.

Breaking News: County Issues Extreme Heat Warning For High Desert

By Nikki Garret Metzger High Desert Daily (Victor Valley) – San Bernardino Public Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued an extreme heat advisory for San Bernardino County, due to high temperature forecasts for the inland and desert regions. Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. Those most…

Mom’s Heaven-Sent Song

By Holli Bridges, As appeared on Guideposts.com (Victor Valley)–I wandered the aisles of the music store, combing through stacks of CDs and cassettes. My nine-year-old daughter, Hatti, loved to sing and I was searching for the perfect song for her…

Supervisors Oppose Fire Tax Imposed by Legislature

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the state Legislature to rescind the fire fee it imposed on residents who live in areas served by Cal Fire, the state’s fire protection…

FIRE ALERT I-15 CAJON PASS

To view live traffic cams, please click here. (Victor Valley)–Cal-Fire assisted the US Forest Service on the Ken Fire in the Cajon Pass. The fire is now estimated at 200 acres.  Structures were threatened at Matthews Ranch east of I-15…

MWA Approved For $8 Million Grant

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–It’s official! MWA is one of 25 applicants approved for funds from the SAFE DRINKING WATER, WATER QUALITY AND SUPPLY, FLOOD CONTROL, RIVER AND COSTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2006–otherwise known as Proposition 84. MWA will…