Grubstake Days getting smaller

Grubstake Days getting smaller

There are 6 comments on the Hi-Desert Star story from Feb 1, 2006, titled Grubstake Days getting smaller. In it, Hi-Desert Star reports that:

Grubstake Days won't be breaking any broncs or demolitioning any cars this year, but chamber of commerce planners say the parade “will be the best one ever," and the new, reduced event size package will ...

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Jean Burkette


#1 Mar 22, 2006
Why bother with anything for Grubstakes? The majority of the people who attened the Grubstake Days went to see the rodeo,parade and the demolition derby. It will be a waste of Yucca Valleys time and money to what they have planned for this year. It will be a joke, so don't bother!
Barry Balboa

Coachella, CA

#2 Mar 28, 2006
Jean, I agree with you. Grubstakes Days will be a flop this year. No one cares enough about it.
Keith Board

Indio, CA

#3 Jul 14, 2006
Sorry to say that you are all right, it was a total joke,the atmosphere and hometown excitement is gone, the dedication of the many in the past have lost there spark and there is No ambition to concentrate on the parades and the entertainment that was so wonderfull in the past.
It used to be a year long item that many looked forward to each year and planned for it , many from all over southern california and beyond came to it like clock work,the locals looked forward to it and it did do our economy quite well over that holiday weekend.
many would stop on the way to the river and spend some time at our carnivals and streetfair type exibits,and the carnival was still the excitement for all.
but now the town has been too busy to care and the local burocrats seek other monitary excitement to line there pockets,and the local people that dedicated so much to the "GRUBSTAKE DAYS" are now gone and pushed to the back burners, and now the attitude that we saw since actions are stronger than words is "well we can get by with a slapped together parade that just clogs the highway anyway,attitude, and the cheapest carnival we could spare to stop by for a minute and have pitty on our town.
Alas GRUBSTAKE DAYS IS A THING OF THE PAST,it would take alot to bring it back.
Jennifer Kieffer

Indio, CA

#4 Jul 15, 2006
It's sad, growing up it was so exciting (Around 1980-1990)when Grubstakes Days came. As the years past, it became more like a Dirty Run Down Toothless Runnin Carnival. It's better known as Dirt Days instead of grubstakes days. I havent gone in years. Not since 1992.

Yucca Valley, CA

#5 Oct 17, 2008
This is the price of growth. I don't approve.

Thousand Palms, CA

#6 May 28, 2011
Is the school populace in Yucca valley really 50% gay?

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