High Desert News Digest

October 14, 2014

From Staff Reports

A local water provider said Friday that cleanup was continuing for the two homes damaged Tuesday when a water main broke.

The break occurred at the intersection of Pineridge and Jicarilla roads near Highway 18. Two homes and 10 yards were flooded, according to Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co.

“At this time we are in the cleaning phase, then a contractor will assess what needs to be done,” a spokesman for AVR said.

A company statement continued:

AV 17-year-old planning second shot at first solo flight after winds hamper initial planned attempt

October 7, 2014

By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review

On a wing and a prayer, Apple Valley teen Mariah Moller entered a drawing in 2012 at the Apple Valley Airshow to win a free, introductory flight. To her surprise, she won the contest and admits she had more fun than expected. In 2013, Moller went back to the airshow, where she won a free flight again.

Aviation spectacle to descend on Apple Valley skies

October 7, 2014

From Staff Reports

Aerobatic pilots, a wardog and a tumbling bear will provide big-time airshow action in the High Desert over Apple Valley Airport skies on Saturday.

This year’s airshow will feature several aerobatic pilots:
• John Collver in “Wardog” the T-6;
• Rob Harrison “The Tumbling Bear” in his Zlin;
• Tim Just flying the Extra;
• Jon Melby flying his Pitts “Muscle” bi-plane.

AV Marine recognized with promotion abroad Camp Leatherneck

October 7, 2014

Story and photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
United States Marines

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan — For those who have earned the title of “The Few and the Proud,” being a Marine is a way of life. For one Marine, Sgt. Dominic Sharpsteensurina, being an infantryman was a calling.

“I joined the Marine Corps when I was 25 years old,” said Sharpsteensurina, a native of Apple Valley. “Life is a journey, and the Marine Corps was one thing I wanted to experience. I feel it is very important to serve others and my country.”

ACS wants to help cancer-stricken ‘Look Good, Feel Better’

October 7, 2014

Workshop available for women at the St. Mary High Desert Medical Group Senior Select Resource Center

From Staff Reports

Women undergoing cancer treatment are invited to learn how to combat treatment’s appearance-related side effects at a free session of “Look Good...Feel Better” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at the St. Mary High Desert Medical Group Senior Select Resource Center.

‘16 Stones’ to feature AV’s Bascom; screening at Cinemark Jess Ranch

October 7, 2014

Film tells fictional story of friends in 1830s

By Martial Haprov
Apple Valley Review Editor

A local man known for his involvement with the Mohahve Historical Society and his connection to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will have a small role in an upcoming drama set in the 1830s.

John Bascom, of Apple Valley, said he’ll appear in “16 Stones,” which hit several theaters in Utah last week and will be screened at Cinemark Jess Ranch beginning on Oct. 24.

Local middle-school girls awarded 'Tech Trek' scholarships

October 7, 2014

Students honored by American Association of University Women

From Staff Reports

Nearing the end of their eighth-grade school year, eight local girls were selected, through an interview process, to be recipients of $800 scholarships, providing the opportunity to attend week-long science- and math-focused programs on either the Irvine or San Diego campuses of the University of California.

Roasting quality

September 30, 2014
John Tonyan, center, along with his wife, DeDe, left, and daughter, Rachel, owns and operates Tonyan Coffee Roasters on Nomwaket Road in the Village area of Apple Valley. The roastery's brews and others drinks and baked goods are made using fair-trade, organic ingredients. (Photo by David Pardo, Apple Valley Review)

Tonyan Coffee Roasters putting heart, soul into fair-trade, organic coffee

By Martial Haprov
EDITOR

Things are perking up in the Village area for one locally grown business.

Tonyan Coffee Roasters are about to throw their doors open quite a bit earlier in the morning and keep them opening a bit later into the evening in an effort to reach those residents who want an organic cup of joe but have an early clock-in or late clock-out time.

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