65 years ago - 1951
The Lions Club was making plans to construct a children’s playground adjacent to Town Hall.
60 years ago - 1956
It was Civil Defense Week on the Hill. Local stores were displaying emergency supplies and residents were asked to learn about being prepared for an emergency.
55 years ago - 1961
Rodney Welch revealed plans for a major development on the Banning-Idyllwild Highway. He owned about 1,000 acres in the Stone Creek area. The “town” was to be known as Alandale Pines (now called Stone Creek).
50 years ago - 1966
State game manager Bonnar Blong reported the local deer population was making a slow gain after the severe 1960-61 drought, which claimed about 75 percent of the animals.
45 years ago - 1971
David Hunt Sr. assumed management of the Rustic Theatre. Admission prices were $1.50 for adults, $1 for students and 75 cents for children.
40 years ago - 1976
Demolition of Idyll-wild’s landmark Carriage Inn began.
35 years ago - 1981
Hillcrest Market in Strawberry Creek Square was advertising avocados for 25 cents each, bananas for 29 cents a pound and frozen meat pies at four for $1.
30 years ago - 1986
Founded by part-time Pine Cove resident Judi Sheppard Missett, Jazzercise classes were started in Idyllwild.
25 years ago - 1991
About 100 Garner Valley residents attended a meeting with developer Jeff Dennis at the proposed construction site of a 156-room lodge and a 200-space recreational vehicle park at the southern end of Garner Valley.
20 years ago - 1996
It was announced that the Idyllwild Arts Academy was offering a filmmaking major through a new department called the Department of Moving Pictures.
15 years ago - 2001
A new grass-roots organization was created on the Hill — the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council.
10 years ago - 2006
At a packed Chamber meeting, community members voiced heated opinions about whether the Chamber should continue managing Town Hall recreation. The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council was vying for the opportunity.
5 years ago - 2011
The ICRC Playground was placed on hold due to lack of a Conditional Use Permit. Special permits requiring a certain distance from the highway and the use of the playground caused some difficulty for ICRC staff.
1 year ago - 2015
A spring snowstorm surprised residents of the Hill as 3 inches of snow covered the mountain near town, and more for those residents living at higher elevations. Pine Cove recieved 5 inches of snow, bringing on historic averages of rainfall and snow to the Hill for the first time in decades.