Historic Newspaper Archives

May 29, 1983 featured image

Pioneertown race

Pioneertown hosts a 40K Biathlon race today, including a 10K run and 30K bicycle trip, starting and finishing at Pioneertown Palace. Men and women compete in age groups of 14-19, 20-29, 30-39 and 40-up, in relays as well as individuals and five-person teams.
residents uneasy about water featured image

Pioneertown: Residents uneasy about water

Four Pioneertown residence say they will contact a local attorney this week in the wake of plans by the San Bernardino County Office of Special Districts to create a new water agency at the former Western-themed movies set turned unincorporated community.
June 23, 1983 featured image

News from the… High Desert

The Pioneertown people don't want to get too excited yet, but the feeling is building. When the town's water district is actually formed and functioning, the problem that has held back phenomenal growth will be headed toward a final solution. They absolutely want to keep the Western motif of the town, and many want it to stay small, but with plenty of piped water available the growth will mushroom.
July 1, 1983 featured image

Pioneertown Barbecue

Country and bluegrass music, Dixieland jazz, Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, Threshold Sky Diving Team. Noon to 6p.m., July 3, Hayden ranch, Yucca Valley. Admission to grounds free. Steak dinner $6.50, hamburger dinner $3. I-10 west to Yucca Valley exit 62, north on SR 62 past Desert Hot Springs and Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley, left on Pioneertown Rd. Proceeds to benefit kidney disease victim John Cirio.
Sept. 26, 1983 featured image

‘A Preserve for Eccentricity’

It lies in a tranquil valley of more than 13,000 acres, ringed by sawtooth mountains, some 22 miles from Big Bear Lake. The surroundings are shrouded in both fact and fantasy, with names like Deadman’s Dry Lake, Old Woman Springs, Duncan Flats, Black Lava Butte and Devil’s Garden.
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