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Boulder Creek Ranch; All Good Things Must Come to an End

HESPERIA-(  From yearly pumpkin patches to beautiful weddings, Boulder Creek Ranch provided a plethora of fond memories for Victor Valley residents. As with most good things, this too can be coming to an end with the recent $1.9 million sale of the ranch that several Victor Valley residence have created memories at.

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From the Harvest Festival, to the “Battle of the Bands” and even beautiful weddings for locals, Boulder Creek was not just a part of residents lives, but a place that helped to create long-lasting memories for many families. The ranch, located at 19099 Lemon Street includes a petting zoo, a large equestrian center, sports facilities, and barbecues just to name a few of the many ranch amenities. 

In 2006, the vision of buyers Jim and Gail Hasty came to life bringing events that were open to the public. “On June 25th, 2011 Jimmy and I got married there!  It was absolutely beautiful!  It was an amazing experience and I am very heartbroken it’s gone  One of the best and most important days of my life, marrying my best friend Jimmy. Gail and her staff made it even more memorable for us,” said Shannon Waldron.

It is unconfirmed, but some say the land will be used for similar use by the new owner.  The dream of Jim Hasty, who died in 2012 at the age of 58-years-old became difficult for the family to maintain after his death. The death of the family patriarch likely started the slow wilting of the once lively ranch and the passion to fight despite the city’s demands.

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In a Facebook message to fans of the Boulder Creek Ranch page, a family member said,

“As many of you know the ranch was built by my father, who was truly unique in making dreams come true. I have to admit I am very sad to see it all end. The truth is that after loosing my Dad, who was the driving force of the facility, it became hard to maintain for the rest of the family.”

Stringent city requirements placed on the facility left a financial burden on the family ultimately leading to the sale of the property.

“Additionally, we still had to fight the city over permit issues and their desired improvements that added up to over $500,000. Unfortunately, our family simply couldn’t afford to maintain the facility and complete the City improvements, especially without the help of my Dad,” the post continued to explain.

The Facebook post ended by thanking those who shared the dream of Jim Hasty.

“I thank you all for sharing in our dream and for being a part of my Dad’s dream. I suppose all good things must come to an end. I know many of you will be as saddened by this as we all are. We wish you all the best.”

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