$8,500 fills up the boots

Photo submitted by Buddy Peratt

FILL ’ER UP: Teams of local firefighters from the Town of Apple Valley said they had a very successful Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign for children and adults with muscle-wasting diseases. Motorists dropped donations into the firefighters’ boots as a ‘voluntary toll’, helping the Muscular Dystrophy Assocation raise $8,500 in the process. Fill-The-Boot funds support MDA’s services locally and nationally, including medical clinics staffed with specialists in muscle disease and accessible summer camp for kids.

Around Town: Scary Sightings

By Pat Orr

On Halloween Monday it was downright scary to be wandering around town. At Town Hall, I ran into four people coming out of the planning department dressed as the band KISS. I guess that was the one day when a Planner could really stick their tongue out at an applicant and get away with it. One hopes it was a employee costume party and not “come as you are Mondays” at Town Hall.


Community Events

Town Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.

Intermediate Facebook course, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, 16010 Apple Valley Road. $20 per person. Call (760) 242-2753 to sign up.


Arrest Logs

All names listed are residents of Apple Valley, and all suspected crimes were committed in San Bernardino County unless otherwise stated, as reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Nov. 2
Anthony Delonnie was arrested on unknown charges.
Brandon Vess was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.
Angelica Avalo Valdovinos was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.
Charles Carr was arrested on a narcotics charge.
James Sears was arrested on misdemeanor charges.
David Early was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.

Roy Rogers: The legend lives

The enduring legacy of Roy Rogers

By Joel Dortch

Legendary western entertainer Roy Rogers, star of radio, film, records, television and personal appearances, was a hero to millions of fans from the Saturday matinee era throughout the television era.


Walking in Roy's footsteps

Local residents give insight to Roy's daily life around the Victor Valley

By Rene De La Cruz

As we near the Centennial Celebration of Roy Rogers’ birthday, a group of Apple Valley residents shared their memories of the places where Rogers left his footprints.

“I’ve been to a lot of places and when I tell them I’m from Apple Valley, people always bring up Roy Rogers,” said community leader Bob Tinsley. “Roy put Apple Valley on the map.”


Roy Rogers' enduring legacy: Other voices

"Roy Rogers represented an America that we all wanted to emulate – trustworthy, friendly and brave – a man who cared about his friends and neighbors and did his best to help them. He brought his reputation to the Victor Valley, and helped the world know that we shared his belief in the goodness of America and the value of respecting everyone for who they are."
— Congressman Jerry Lewis


Roy Rogers Centennial weekend events

Nov. 5
Prayer, Kiwanis pancake breakfast, Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 24000 Waalew Road
8 to 10 a.m. — Roy Rogers Dale Evans Sunset Chapel at Sunset Hills. $5 donation.

Roy Rogers exhibit, Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Road
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Special Roy Rogers exhibit open to the public. Admission is free for ‘Roy’s guests.’


When cowboys were king

The widow of Gene Autry remembers Roy Rogers, Dale Evans

Note: Without Gene Autry, “the Singing Cowboy,” Roy Rogers might never have become a star. The Apple Valley Review spoke with Jackie Autry about movies and two American legends.

Q: What were Gene's thoughts of Roy and Dale Evans?
A: Gene respected Roy and Dale and considered them good friends. It was a friendship that lasted from the time they met throughout their lives.


A proud son remembers Apple Valley

By Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr.

My very first visit to Apple Valley was in the ’50s. I was a young boy traveling with my father, Roy Rogers, to Big Bear, where he was filming “The Roy Rogers Show” for television. We would stop at the Apple Valley Inn for a grilled cheese and a Coke — that is, if I wasn’t car sick from riding the asphalt waves of Palmdale Road.



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