The dump, the Town Crier learned, was a popular after-dark rendezvous during the summer. Residents were taking guests there to watch the deer feeding.
60 years ago – 1953
A sudden cold snap hit the mountain; the thermometer dropped to 18 degrees at Kenworthy Station in Garner Valley.
55 years ago – 1958
The Pine Cove Water District moved to a building on Marion Ridge Road.
50 years ago – 1963
The County Board of Supervisors accepted a deed from the Idyllwild Mountain Park Co. for a 19-acre site in the Pine Cove area to be used for a public park known as Pine Cove Park.
45 years ago – 1968
Petitions for a leash law in the Idyllwild area were circulated by the Property Owners Association.
40 years ago – 1973
Sheriff’s deputies arrested 30 young people from out of town, mostly juveniles involved in using narcotics at a local lodge. The youths were released to their parents’ custody.
35 years ago – 1978
The Idyllwild Bluegrass Invitational, featuring mandolin, banjo and fiddle performances, was held at Idyllwild County Park.
30 years ago – 1983
A new operational agreement between the Idyllwild Fire Department and the Hemet Valley Ambulance Service that redefined service area boundaries was signed by the two agencies.
25 years ago – 1988
Local water officials began the process of seeking forgiveness of the $500,000 state loan made six years previously for the ill-fated Idyllwild-area sewer expansion project.
20 years ago – 1993
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to spend $2.2 million for a state-of-the-art computer system to improve law enforcement in the county, including its unincorporated areas.
15 years ago – 1998
The second-annual Idyllwild International Film Festival planned to show 15 shorts, selected by the Idyllwild Film Institute.
10 years ago – 2003
The Rotary Club initiated the refurbishment of Town Hall’s kitchen, with costs estimated at $10,000. Rotarians and other service club members would donate the labor.
5 years ago – 2008
Plans were being finalized for “Obamarama,” a fund-raiser for the Obama/Biden campaign being held at Café Aroma.
1 year ago – 2012
General Manager Jerry Holldber told the Pine Cove Water District board during a workshop the district would receive more than $330,000 in federal money.
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