How to get ready for next four years

June 23, 2016

From StatePoint

Many college-bound students and their families underestimate the cost of college. Indeed, 31 percent of students who left school without completing a degree reported they did so due to financial reasons, according to recent National Center for Education statistics.

Beyond rising tuition rates, there are many expenses to consider — among them, books, class materials, room and board, cell phone plans and incidentals.

Be a Phat Cat for free

June 23, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley kicks off the Sunset Concert Series at Civic Center Park at 6 p.m. Thursday for another summer of free outdoor concerts suitable for the whole family.

The price is right — zero — and the opening act is a favorite local group that swings like the old big bands used to boogie.

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Salas named assistant town manager

June 16, 2016

Promotion comes with nearly $15,500 monthly salary

Matthew Cabe
Apple Valley Review

APPLE VALLEY — After nearly seven years as director of human resources and risk management, Nikki Salas was promoted to assistant town manager last week, according to a town statement.

Salas, who received the Capstone Award in 2015 from the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority for exemplifying best practices in risk management, joins Marc Puckett and Lori Lamson as the town’s third assistant town manager.

Success from self-discipline

June 16, 2016

AAE's Junior ROTC program in top 5 percent of units worldwide

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Self-discipline is truly an art and something that when learned will help an individual succeed in every area of their lives.

Recognizing the value of instilling this quality in young people, Apple Valley’s Academy for Academic Excellence (AAE) charter school founded its Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training (AFJRROTC) in 2007.

AV boxers rising to the top

June 16, 2016

Cueva, 19, Gerger, 17, actively competing

From Staff Reports

The Apple Valley Police Activities League is touting a couple of its members who are reaching for golden gloves.

The league currently has two kids in the program who are actively competing. They've participated in several local events such as the Friday Night Fights. These events are held at the Hesperia and Victorville PAL gyms.

Surfing the sound waves

June 16, 2016

Beach Boys tribute group to perform next month

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Temps are rising in the High Desert and it’s about to get even hotter on July 8 with an electrifying concert by the nationally renowned Beach Boys tribute band, Surfin’. The fun-filled evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living (HDCSL), 18575 Corwin Road in Apple Valley.

Steak Fry returning to historic Inn

June 16, 2016

Apple Valley Legacy Museum hosts second annual event

Marcella Taylor
For the Apple Valley Review

Longtime Victor Valley residents have fond memories of the weekly steak fry events hosted at the Apple Valley Inn.

The Apple Valley Legacy Museum's second annual Steakfry will definitely bring back some of those memories.

The delicious tri-tip dinner with all the fixin's will be served by Roy Rogers' very own great nephew, David Odell, and family. Other Rogers family members will be in attendance as well.

Happy birthday, old girl

June 16, 2016

By Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Stars and Stripes motif as our national flag. Coincidentally, today is also the birthday of the United States Army which was named and given a mission on that same date by the same group of colonial legislators.

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