Repaving work delays traffic, improves roadway

February 20, 2013

By Martial Haprov and Kris Reilly

Motorists traveling Dale Evans Parkway or Joshua Road last week had to deal with brief delays as crews worked to repave portions of the streets, according to town officials.

The repaving work was underway Wednesday and Thursday on Dale Evans Parkway from Interstate 15 to Johnson Road, and Friday on Joshua Road from Highway 18 to Standing Rock Road.

Crews will perform shoulder grading and striping over the next two weeks and are expected to complete the work by the first week of March.

Kids keep busy at pet keeper’s camps

February 20, 2013

By Martial Haprov

Kids who need something to do during spring break can learn about taking care of pets at a week-long course, according to a town news release.

The town will host its Junior Pet Keeper program in March. The spring session will focus on reptile and small animal care. Courses include live animal encounters, basic animal responsibility, pet health care, arts, crafts and games, according to the news release.

Students who wish to participate can choose from two spring break sessions: March 11 to 15, or March 18 to 22.

Around Town: Why is poo important to our future?

February 20, 2013

By Pat Orr

Of all the things we might consider important to the future of our town, one might be puzzled to know that poo is one of them. But why? To find out the answer to that probing question, come by the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Luncheon tomorrow and hear Victor Valley Wastewater Authority head honcho Logan Olds describe the plans for the Apple Valley wastewater plant and how that impacts our town and our region.


Arrest logs for Feb. 19, 2013

February 20, 2013

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.

Feb. 13
Johnathan Lopez was arrested on unspecified charges.

Donald Hunter was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Martin Noguez was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Willie Cassity was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

Rochelle Hall was arrested on unspecified charges.

Dawayne Crawford was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Busy intersection gets makeover

February 12, 2013


With daily traffic counts nearing 45,000, crews spent the last several weeks giving the intersection of Kasota Road and Highway 18 a much needed upgrade, according to Kathie Martin, spokeswoman for the town of Apple Valley.

Funded by Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax in San Bernardino County, the project allowed the town to widen the road and dedicate a left turn lane in each direction on Kasota Road, Martin said.

Q&A with Dan Harley: Technologically inclined

February 12, 2013

Dan Harley Jr. says his story sounds more like one of someone who lives in the Silicone Valley rather than Apple Valley. His roots were planted in Apple Valley by his dad when Dan Harley Sr. transferred to George Air Force Base and bought a house in Apple Valley. Dan Harley Sr. served his tour of duty in Vietnam and returned in late 1965 with a new wife. Dan Harley Jr. was born around nine months later at St. Mary Medical Center.


Town looks to collect unpaid fees

February 12, 2013

By Rene De La Cruz

It will be a short agenda for the Apple Valley Town Council as they discuss a resolution to collect unpaid utility fees during Tuesday’s meeting.

The resolution will allow the town to bill property owners and other parties for delinquent utility fees until Feb. 21. before the town executes a property lien.

According to a staff report, all billing parties and property owners have been given adequate notice and the opportunity to apply the delinquency to their property tax bill.

Apple Valley prepares to play 'Heart Games'

February 12, 2013

By Martial Haprov

Friends, neighbors and coworkers will converge on Feb. 23 to support a common cause: their own health.

Teams of three to five will participate in the “Heart Games,” an event under the Healthy Apple Valley banner, according to a town news release. The event features a race where the teams work to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges as they race to the finish line.


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