Deep Creek Road closed for signal installation

APPLE VALLEY • Deep Creek Road will be closed at Bear Valley Road now through Oct. 28 while a new signal is installed at that intersection, town officials announced.

During the closure, cars will be unable to enter or exit Deep Creek at Bear Valley Road. A detour will route traffic to Apple Valley and Del Oro roads.

Tour de Apple Valley hits the streets Saturday

APPLE VALLEY • Bike enthusiasts will take to the roads around town on Saturday to help raise funds for the Police Activities League at the fourth annual Chuck Hanson Tour de Apple Valley.

Check in begins at 6 a.m. at Civic Center Park and the ride begins at 7 a.m. Riders can choose the 31-mile tour or the 62 mile tour.

The cost is $60 for individual riders and $70 for tandem riders. Proceeds will benefit the Apple Valley Police Activities League.

Around Town: Great weekend to get involved

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

There is a full calendar Saturday to get you up out of that chair and participating. The Tour de Apple Valley Bike Ride raises funds for the Apple Valley Police Activities League and their great youth programs. You can select a 62 or 31 mile ride. The fee is $60 and the ride kicks off at 7 a.m. at Civic Center Park. Get there early as there’s paperwork to fill out if you haven’t pre-registered.

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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.

Achievement with high honors

Granite Hills holds first academic banquet, awards 41 students with academic letters

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Despite a mountain of obstacles that included family and economic hardships, senior Yejadai Dunn climbed her way to a 5.0 grade point average and now has her eyes set on attending UC Berkley or Princeton after graduation.

“We lost our house and it’s been hard, but my mother has been a major source of inspiration and she told me not to let anything hold me back,” Dunn, 17, said.

Ben Quiroz: Doing whatever it takes to succeed

Ben Quiroz, 17, is starting quarterback for the Apple Valley high School Sun Devil football team. He grew up in Rowland Heights and is the third oldest among three sisters and two brothers. He is a senior and wants to go to school to become a chiropractor.

Q: Describe a special memory you have of Apple Valley.
A: A special memory of Apple Valley would definitely be my first game as a starting quarterback for my high school.

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Roy's goddaughter remembers the 'King of the Cowboys'

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

In an age where the average movie-goer survives on an appetite of special effects and bad language, there are still those who long for the days where cowboys and horses ruled the silver screen.

“There are still people out there that love Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and good western movies,” said Lucinda Crosby, author, journalist and goddaughter of Rogers.

“My godfather was one of the sweetest and kindest men you’ll ever know,” said Crosby, who lives in Ridgecrest.

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Town to proclaim Nov. 5 'Roy Rogers Day'

Council will discuss $1M budget shortfall

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

APPLE VALLEY • The town’s most notable name will now have a day named after him.

The Town Council at tonight’s meeting will make a proclamation declaring Nov. 5 as Roy Rogers Day. Rogers, who passed away in 1998, would have been 100 years old on Nov. 5.

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A.V. woman stuffs her bra on TV for cancer

Julie Gilmer helps raise $2,500 for foundation

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

With a hot pink bra dangling from her neck, Julie Gilmer frantically grabbed handfuls of cash as it swirled in the air and stuffed it in the bra and other parts of her clothing.

Moments earlier, TV host Ellen DeGeneres had selected Gilmer out of her studio audience to play “Stuff Your Cups” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Around Town: Wanna horse around?

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Have your heard of the Apple Valley Equine Festival? Well it has nothing to do with alcohol on the Internet — that’s the “e-wine festival.”

This is all about horses. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, get yourself over to the Horsemen’s Center just off Highway 18 on the way out to Lucerne Valley and you’ll be in horse heaven. There will be demonstrations, seminars about horse care, training and a whole lot more.

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