Fire tests new emergency management structure

April 14, 2015

Officials tout successful response, operation


When it became clear that a vegetation fire at Mojave Narrows Regional Park had gotten out of control last week, it didn’t take long for several local agencies to pull together to provide services and information to the region. The River Bottom Fire served as an initiation for the new emergency management structure in Apple Valley, and all indications point to success.

Preparing for potential disaster

April 7, 2015

Sixth annual 'Shake, Rattle and Roll Out' event planned Saturday

By Martial Haprov

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake strikes the Victor Valley.

What do you do?

Residents will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare for such an event and other major disasters at the sixth annual Shake, Rattle & Roll Out Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, according to a Town news release.

In the wake of last week's River Bottom Fire, officials say the timing of Saturday's fair is appropriate.

Ranchos hosting open house at Granite Hills

April 7, 2015

From Staff Reports

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. will hold its annual Informational Open House from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Granite Hills High School.

Staff from all of the Ranchos Water departments and areas will be on hand to talk one-on-one with the community and answer questions about water quality, water conservation, utility operations, the ongoing drought as well as an oversight of rates and operations.

Prices getting deeper?

April 2, 2015

Price for precious elixir goes up with contributing factors

Water prices are increasing, and it seems state policies contribute more and more to that rise. Mojave Water Agency General Manager Kirby Brill, based in Apple Valley, recently spoke with High Desert Media Group at the MWA's Deep Creek spillway, shown here, about the administration of the local water supply and offered details on the policies' effect on prices. For more on this local situation, visit to read the full story and view an special TOUT video.

Learning leadership with the legions

April 2, 2015

Apple Valley post of American Legion program heading to Sacramento


Equipping young men to become future leaders is something the nonprofit American Legion Boys State program is extremely passionate about, according to American Legion member Jim Brown.

Brown, who acts as chairperson for the Boys State program at Apple Valley Post 256, said American Legions from all across California will send four local high school juniors to leadership training in Sacramento for one week in June.

Singing group brings proof of victory

April 2, 2015

'Living Proof' singers beat cancer, bring music to the masses


Triumphing over tragedy is something all three members of the High Desert-based vocal trio Living Proof are very well-versed in. Carlotta Diggs, Candace Lindo and Paul Peterson are cancer survivors who credit their love of music and performing for helping them get through some of the darkest moments of their lives.


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