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Mountain Folk: American Legion members help family

Fred Mullholland of Idyllwild and three other unidentified American Legionnaires, along with Danny and Terry Richardson, were angels this week for a family who lost their home in the Mountain Fire. After Terry’s aunt in Orange County passed away recently, the family had extra furniture from her house and chose to donate it to Marty […]

Helping restock the HELP Center

A fund to help Idyllwild residents by restocking the Idyllwild HELP Center’s pantry is underway at

Friday furloughs canceled in Riverside County

Riverside County offices previously closed one day a week as a result of county furloughs have resumed Friday operations as of last week. Many employees had shifted to a four-day, 10-hour work week as part of a 10 percent cut in compensation that most employees took for a year in order for the county to […]

Highway 243 repairs from fire

Griffith Construction has been awarded a $300,000 contract to repair the damage that occurred on Highway 243 during the Mountain Fire last month. Crews began light repair work Saturday at Mountain Center. Motorists are advised to anticipate one-way traffic control and minimal delays (if required by the contractor). Drivers are urged to slow down as […]

Creature Corner: Aug. 15, 2013

Creature Corner: Aug. 15, 2013

What a busy weekend. Reunited are the very well behaved shepherd mix, and Grizzly, the pom-poo. We are so happy that you are both safe and home. Adopted is our very special and so loved little Bruce, the Chihuahua that was dumped at the Transfer Station with Dozer and Ladybug. Paws up to you, little […]

Past Tense: Aug. 15, 2013

Past Tense: Aug. 15, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 More than 100 people attended the town’s Old Time Dance. 60 years ago – 1953 An electrical storm roared through the night, starting eight fires and depositing .84 inches of rain that raised Strawberry Creek 2 feet. 55 years ago – 1958 Max and Bea Krone were collaborators on “The […]

Opinion: IFPD forum was a fiasco

The forum held in Town Hall for the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioner candidates was a gross disservice to our community. Town Crier graciously hosted this forum but the moderator and the candidates sabotaged every attempt to give the community honest answers. According to the IFPD commissioner candidates, everything is wonderful. IFPD has no problems […]

District attorney revamps website

Last week, the Riverside County District Attorney’s office announced the launch of its new, revamped website at The re-design has been in the works for more than a year. “A website can be one of the best ways for this office to communicate with the public,” said District Attorney Paul Zellerbach in a press […]

Opinion: Grateful for MDP’s fire help

After the recent Idyllwild-area fire, Idyllwild residents, community venues and the Town Crier were profuse in gratitude to firefighters, a much needed expression of our relief. We were so fortunate to have so many Idyllwild area, state and national firefighters and helicopter crews, and patrolling county sheriffs on the job. We were also fortunate to […]

News of Record: Aug. 15, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls Monday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 11: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Aug. 6 — Motor vehicle collision, Idyllwild. Aug. 7 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Aug. 8 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Aug. 9 — Brush or brush and grass fire mixture, Idyllwild. Aug. 9 […]

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