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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 […]

Historic voter records available

Historians, researchers, and people exploring genealogy will have an new window to the past thanks to a new law Secretary of State Debra Bowen sponsored and the governor approved last Friday. California voter rolls will be available to the public after 100 years. Personal identifiers, such as Social Security and drivers license numbers, were not […]

Wedding: Redeker-Williams

Scott Redeker and Gregg Williams were married on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013, at their home in Idyllwild surrounded by friends and family The couple met at San Jose State University in early 1979 and then lived together in the Santa Cruz Mountains for 21 years before moving to Idyllwild in 2000. They celebrated their […]

Cal Fire?

Editor: Thoughts on JP’s “Many refused to vote …” article: I was intrigued by two back-to-back full-page ads on the back page of the Town Crier asking folks to write in “Cal Fire” in the recent election. What puzzled me was reading the election returns and seeing that 100 percent of the votes were dispersed […]

TC can’t let go

Editor: “Many refused to vote for candidates,” read the damning headline. Refused? How about, “Didn’t vote for three candidates, only voted for two, or only voted for one?” Well, 37.10 percent of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District registered voters at least voted, which is pretty much in line with the turnout in both 2001 and […]

Getting to Idyllwild: Trains, Buses and Automobiles

Meanwhile, there’s a college kid behind me with a slack look on his face and ear buds dangling from his supposedly getting-educated face. He props his Vans against the back of my seat, already cramped with 6 feet, 3 inches of height and about that much girth, and regularly pushes to the beat of a silent alternative rock song. His shirt reads “Atomic Shrimp Peelings” with a picture of a tasty crustacean whaling on a lemon-and-butter keyboard.

Fire And Fauna

Fire And Fauna

Photos by Doris Jean Lombard

Soroptimists announce scholarships

Soroptimist International of Idyllwild has scholarship money for women furthering their education or vocational skills. Applicants must be residents of the mountain communities between Twin Pines/Poppet Flats and Anza. The scholarships can be used for expenses at any accredited institution of higher learning when pursuing an associates, bachelors, masters or doctoral degree, or for a […]

Ruiz’s office helping fire victims

Residents of California’s 36th Congressional District who lost homes or businesses in the recent wildfires may be eligible for federal assistance. The office of Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) is available to assist those affected by damage to homes or businesses with claims to the Small Business Administration. Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has […]

Mountain Folk: Free subscription winner

Nautilus Entertainment Design Inc. of San Diego is the August winner of a free, one-year subscription to the Town Crier. The company’s business card was picked from the fish bowl at the Town Crier office. To enter the monthly drawing, just stop by and drop a business card into the bowl … Photographer Gina Genis […]

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