Past Tense: December 28, 2017

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70 years ago - 1947

Village Market had just been sold in this October 1973 photo. file photo

A snowfall of 12 to 24 inches was believed attributable to dry ice dropped from a plane sent by Hemet Valley Flying Service and Cal Tech observers.

65 years ago - 1952

C. Selden Belden, pioneer resident and furniture maker, died in Hemet.

60 years ago - 1957

Fern Valley Mutual Water District stockholders voted approvals of transitioning to a state water district.

55 years ago - 1962

A second tramway from Long Valley to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto was under consideration by the Winter Park Authority.

50 years ago - 1967

The Koffee Kup was purhased by Welch Industries from the Idyllwild All-Year Resort Company.

45 years ago - 1972

Only 17 members attended the special meeting of the Pine Cove Property Owners Association. Because the meeting lacked a quorum for conduct of business, President Don Ray changed the meeting to a board meeting.

40 years ago - 1977

Riverside County Flood Control District allotted $5,000 to curb beetles in the mountain area’s private and public forest lands.

35 years ago - 1982

Principal Lew Leih indroduced the event at the Hamilton Elementary School Christmas Program.

30 years ago - 1987

American Legion Post 800 hosted the Big Sleep Inn on New Year’s Eve. It included dinner, dancing and prizes. It encourged sleeping bags and served breakfast at 3 a.m. The bar opened at 6 a.m.

25 years ago - 1992

Local resident Josh Bischof, 15, returned from a month-long trip to Latvia and Austria for his first international luge competition.

20 years ago - 1997

An 11-year-old boy who unwittingly brought an unloaded .45 caliber handgun to Idyllwild School was one of three boys involved in the burglary of an Idyllwild cabin.

15 years ago - 2002

Gas Food & Lodging featuring Lenny Hansell, guitar, Scott Fulton, drums, and Bill Plummer, bass, produced a New Years Eve Dance Concert at the Creek House in Fern Valley.

10 years ago - 2007

“Cosmic Radio,” a full-length movie that prominently featured Idyllwild, premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. It was written and directed by local Steven Savage.

5 years ago - 2012

The Hemet Unified School District’s principal of the year was Idyllwild School’s Matt Kraemer.

1 year ago - 2016

Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington, at an all-agency meeting convened in Riverside to address potential snow visitor issues, counseled “no confrontation” if visitors park illegally on private property and refuse to leave.

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