Lewis Center: Calling all High Desert artists

July 31, 2012

The Lewis Center’s Foundation is requesting all High Desert artists to enter its annual “Festival of the Arts” Show and Sale Sept. 15 at the Mojave River Campus.

There is no entry fee for artists or visitors on Sept. 15. Artists may enter in the professional, amateur or student categories. Residents from all communities and ages are welcome to attend the show.

For more information, or to download an artist entry form, visit the web at www.lewiscenter.org and click on the LCER/Art Show, or call (760) 946-5414,ext. 202 or 201.

The Silverados turn to rock at Sunset Concert Series

July 31, 2012

The country group, The Silverados, will take the stage as the sixth season of the Desert Valley Hospital Sunset Concert Series continues Thursday.

The pop/variety band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Apple Valley Civic Center Park adjacent to Apple Valley Town Hall and across from Super Target.

The concert will also feature an array of food choices, a beer garden, and a sampling of farmers market vendors. The park has inclined lawn seating for more than 1,500 people, so concert goers should bring blankets or portable chairs.

Arrest logs for July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

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.

July 25
Robert Sergel was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Shanna Velasquez was arrested on suspicion of forgery including checks and/or access cards.

Timothy Bentley was arrested on suspicion of driving offenses.

Thurman Edmonds was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Samantha Thurmond was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Coleman steps down from Town Council

July 24, 2012

Only second council resignation in town's history


In a move that sent shock waves through Town Hall, Mayor Pro Tem Ginger Coleman announced her plan to step down from her council seat effective July 26.

“I personally want to publicly thank the many citizens whom have I worked with for the benefit of the Town,” said Coleman, in her resignation letter sent June 17. “It has been an honor to serve with my fellow council members, and I wish them and the Town continued success.”

Q&A with Sid Hultquist: Hail to the new chief

July 24, 2012

Apple Valley Fire Protection District’s brand-new chief, Sid Hultquist, has deep roots in Apple Valley. His father’s family moved to Apple Valley in about 1948; his grandfather worked for the Apple Valley Dairy and his father worked at the Jess Ranch Turkey Farm.

Hultquist was born in Fort Hood Texas while his father was in the Army. The family moved back to the Victorville area in 1962 and has been in the High Desert ever since.


Fate of Village district draws near

July 24, 2012


With ballots in hand, Village property owners are now deciding whether to renew the special Property Business Improvement District created to improve the area five years ago, or pass and take on the burden themselves.

The PBID, which mailed out ballots on June 28, will need 50 percent “weighted yes votes” to continue the district through 2017, according to a PBID report.

On the road to economic recovery?

July 24, 2012


Jason Lamoreaux brought a bit of economic good news to the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce during Wednesday’s luncheon.

“The commercial real estate market is back,” said Lamoreaux, president of Coldwell Bank Commercial. “Can I get an amen?

“Jess Ranch Market Place is almost at 99 percent occupancy,” Lamoreaux said. “We have a need for retail in Apple Valley and across the High Desert.”


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