YUCCA VALLEY— The former Blue Skies Country Club property was purchased Tuesday afternoon by publishing company owner Bill Brehm Sr.
Brehm, chairman of the board of Brehm Communications Inc., bought the former golf course at a trustee sale auction in Chino.
Brehm Communications is the parent company to Hi-Desert Publishing Co., publishers of the Hi-Desert Star and The Desert Trail.
Purchase of the property was a long-awaited move after the site sat dormant and deteriorating for years.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we are excited to move forward and restore the golf course into one that Yucca Valley can be proud of,” Brehm Sr. said Tuesday.
He was represented at the auction by his son, Bill Brehm Jr., and Jeff Johnson, controller for Brehm Communications Inc.
Brehm Sr. has been a supporter of Morongo Basin projects since the 1970s. He is the primary donor of the under-construction Brehm Youth Sports Complex.
For more information on the golf course property and plans, see Wednesday's Hi-Desert Star.