THE PRICE OF WATER FOR PIONEERTOWN AND PART OF MORONGO VALLEY IS GOING UP

Water rates for residents of Pioneertown and the Hacienda Heights section of Morongo Valley are about to go up, way up. It’s just one of the topics up for discussion when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … Among the many items on the

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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE STARTS PIONEERTOWN PERFORMANCE SEASON SUNDAY

Gunfighters for Hire will be back on Mane Street in Pioneertown, starting this Sunday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m. The award-winning Gunfighters for Hire is a local western reenactment group watched by visitors from around the world and locals in Pioneertown here for years. The shows provide great entertainment for

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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE STARTS PIONEERTOWN PERFORMANCE SEASON SUNDAY

Gunfighters for Hire will be back on Mane Street in Pioneertown, starting this Sunday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m. The award-winning Gunfighters for Hire is a local western reenactment group watched by visitors from around the world and locals in Pioneertown here for years. The shows provide great entertainment for

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SIXTH ANNUAL WOOF WALK SATURDAY WILL BENEFIT NO-KILL SHELTER

The sixth annual “Woof Walk,” to support the Humane Society no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is set for Saturday, March 25, in Pioneertown. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… The sixth annual Woof Walk in the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event features raffles, door

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PIONEERTOWN WESTERN RE-ENACTORS LOOKING FOR COWBOYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West show, the volunteers that do the fun Western re-enactment shows at Pioneertown, is putting out a casting call for Western enthusiasts who want to join their fun, family-oriented group of actors. No experience is necessary. Shows begin in April. Contact Paden for details at

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VENDORS SOUGH FOR 6TH ANNUAL “WOOF WALK” IN PIONEERTOWN MARCH 25

The 6th Annual “Woof Walk” to support the Humane Society no-kill animal shelter is set for March 25. Reporter Rebecca Havely says vendors are now being sought for the event…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree is seeking vendors for its sixth annual Woof Walk

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE LOOKING FOR PIONEERTOWN COWBOYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West show, the volunteers that do the fun Western re-enactment shows at Pioneertown, is putting out a casting call for Western enthusiasts who want to join their fun, family-oriented group of actors. No experience is necessary. Shows begin in April. Contact Paden for details at

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING PAPPY AND HARRIET’S OWNERS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of making terrorist threats against his former employers. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owners of Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown contacted deputies about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday to report that Devon Murphy, 25, posted on Facebook that he was going to

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A LOOK BACK AT 2016 MORONGO BASIN NEWS, PART 4 OF 4

As 2016 comes to a close, we continue to look back on some of the top stories of the year. Here’s the last of a four-part series.

Several visitors—famous and infamous—made surprise appearances to the Morongo Basin earlier this year.

In September, a stolen big rig was driven from

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TWO FAMILIES HOMELESS AFTER FIRES IN PIONEERTOWN, YUCCA MESA SATURDAY NIGHT

Two families are homeless following fires in Pioneertown and Yucca Mesa Saturday night. About 9 p.m. a home caught fire in the 300 block of Gilrock Lane, near Gamma Gulch Road and Parson Ranch Road in Pioneertown, believed to have been sparked by embers from a chimney. Water tenders from

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COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS: PIONEERTOWN, MORONGO VALLEY, AND LANDERS AREA

San Bernardino County is updating the Community Plans for several areas in Morongo Basin. Part of the larger “Countywide Plan,” the Community Plans serve the unincorporated areas much like the planning commissions serve Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where those living in the unincorporated

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SPECIAL HALLOWEEN WILD WEST SHOW TOMORROW IN PIONEERTOWN

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West show will have a Rootin’ Tootin’ Halloween cowboy show 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29, especially designed for the kids. Come to the show wearing your Halloween costumes. The western re-enactors will give away Halloween goodies in front of the Pioneer Bowl in Pioneertown. This

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PAUL MCCARTNEY PLAYED PAPPY AND HARRIET’S LAST NIGHT

Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown Thursday night. The local honky-tonk and performance venue posted on Facebook Thursday morning that lines would form at 3 p.m. Thursday for people to buy the $50 tickets, which wouldn’t even go on sale until 6:30 p.m. for

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LAST FEW WEEKS FOR MANE STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is looking for actors. No experience is needed; Shows run on Saturdays, April through the end of October at 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bowl on Mane Street in Pioneertown. For more information, call Paden at 760-366-3333.

WOMAN DIES AFTER FALLING FROM CLIFF IN PIONEERTOWN

A woman visiting Pioneertown fell off a cliff and died late Friday night. According to the county coroner’s office, Daena Kirk, 35, of Tehachapi, was with another man and woman on top of a hill about midnight when Kirk didn’t see a cliff and fell down the shale-covered slope. Her

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CHP INVESTIGATING ROLL-OVER CRASH IN PIONEERTOWN

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a roll-over crash in Pioneertown Thursday afternoon. County firefighters from Yucca Mesa who were called to the crash about 5:10 p.m. near Pipes Canyon Road and Rim Rock Road found a white Nissan truck on its passenger side in a home’s front yard, but

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WILD WEST STAMPEDE WESTERN REENACTMENTS IN PIONEERTOWN SATURDAYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, the cowboy-clad re-enactment volunteers, performs Saturdays in historic Pioneertown. Shows start at 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bowl on Mane Street. For more information about becoming part of the troupe, call Paden at 760-366-3333. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is 100 percent

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE LOOKING FOR WESTERN REENACTORS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, the cowboy-clad volunteers that perform Saturday in Pioneertown, are looking for volunteer gunfight reenactor’s. No acting experience is needed; they can train you in the art of comedy western performing. Shows re-start this Saturday, September 3, and run through the end of October

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CHILI COOK-OFF AND STICK HORSE RODEO IN PIONEERTOWN TODAY

Today is the Pi-Town chili cook-off and stick horse rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Mane Street in Pioneertown. The stick horse rodeo parade starts at 5:30, the chili cook off starts at 6, with the award ceremony at 8 p.m. There will be three categories in the chili

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TAKE UP UNSAFE WATER IN PIONEERTOWN AND LITTLE MORONGO

At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county board of supervisors in San Bernardino, the board will consider a temporary solution for properties in Little Morongo and Pioneertown where the piped water is unsafe to drink. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … On tomorrow’s consent agenda, county supervisors will likely

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