Historic Newspaper Archives

Sept. 19, 1975 featured image

Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge

The common hazards on the 10-hole course includes: ravines, sagebrush, rocks, snakes and lost balls. Each golfer has a spotter to keep track of the ball. Some holes are a few hundred yards along, others more than a mile.
Rocks and snakes featured image

Rocks, Snakes in Golf Challenge

In the early days of the Pioneer Pass Challenge, players walked or rode horseback the entire 27 miles, but today there us transportation from hole to hole by truck. The "cup" on the 10 Pioneer Pass holes is a 20-foot circle, but to reach it players must shoot over and around sagebrush, Joshua trees, rocks and even a snake or two. Play runs past Rimrock, through Pioneertown and the Russ Hayden Western Museum en route to the final hole at the Blue Shies course.
Apr. 17, 1977 featured image

Here’s welcome to Pioneertown

"Yep, things are generally pretty lively around here," says Red Dog Saloon manager Bill Anderson. "But it wasn't always this way. In fact, back in the late 60's and early 70's the town almost died. You see, both the Red Dog and the Golden Stallion saloons burned down. It was ca-ta-strophic," he sighed, remembering that dull period in the town's history.
Aug. 29, 1979 featured image

Pioneertown Hearing set on water

The county's Special District Department is recommending formation of an improvement zone for the small community north of Yucca Valley but is suggesting an advisory election prior to a proposed one-year $122 fee on the 300 properties in the area to finance design of a system.
Dec. 11, 1979 featured image

Pioneertown plan delayed

Concerned that there may not be an adequate source of supply, county supervisors Monday postpone action for at least a month on a proposal to start design of a new water system for Pioneertown, near Yucca Valley.
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