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Town Hall families enjoy potluck

Town Hall families enjoy potluck

Town Hall invited students, family and contributors to its end-of-year potluck Friday afternoon, Aug 9, to celebrate a summer full of fun and learning …

Stage 2 Water Shortage terms

Idyllwild Water District General Manager Terry Lyons has ordered that the district advance to Water Conservation Stage 2, effective Sept. 1. Water conservation in Idyllwild is no longer optional. Specifically, IWD’s Ordinance No. 62 requires users of district water to: Limit irrigation of outdoor plants and gardens to the period between 6 p.m. and 8 […]

Author to speak at library

Idyllwild resident Robert Ferguson, author of “The Knights Templar and Scotland,” will give a talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Idyllwild Library. He will describe how the Knights Templar became not only the world’s most feared warriors but also the first international bankers, the first multinational conglomerate and the only […]

Daughter needs service dog

Melissa Wilson, a teacher at Idyllwild Arts Academy for the past 12 years, has a daughter, Amara, 14, with Type 1 diabetes. Amara has had the disease since age 2-1/2. Mother and daughter, who live on campus, are raising funds to for a diabetes alert service dog to help keep Amara safe and healthier overall. […]

Town Crier earns national honors

The award-winning Idylllwild Town Crier was again honored for the high quality of its work this year. The National Newspaper Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest recognized the Town Crier for two community-oriented stories. News Editor J.P. Crumrine’s 10th-anniversary story about the Idyllwild School smARTS program, “Smart art: who can ask the value,” earned first place […]

Creature Corner: Aug. 8, 2013

Creature Corner: Aug. 8, 2013

Buddy the cat and Samson the dog had been lost since the Mountain Fire. Imagine the stories they could both tell now that they have returned. Such a relief. Monte, the little guy, has returned home, also. Tippycanoe seems to be a bit shy for the camera this week, so Tyler II decided to give […]

Past Tense: August 8, 2013

Past Tense: August 8, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The district school board accepted a bid of $80,272 for a new Idyllwild School building. Work was to be completed in six months. 60 years ago – 1953 The first production of a Shakespearean play in the history of Idyllwild occurred when “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was presented at the […]

News of Record: August 8, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Tuesday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 4: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance July 31 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Aug. 1 — Three medical aids, Idyllwild. Aug. 3 — Dispatched and canceled en route. Aug. 3 — Medical aid, Pine Cove. Aug. 4 — Medical aid, […]

One injured in motorcycle-truck collision

One injured in motorcycle-truck collision

According to California Hwy. Patrol Officer Mike Murawski, at about 1 p.m. Sunday, Charles Marquis, 69, and Bertha Marquis, 68 (on backboard), of Hemet were riding their 1998 Honda Valkyrie northbound on Hwy. 243 near South Circle when the back tire began to fishtail causing the them to lose control and T-bone a 2005 Dodge Ram driven by Jackie Louise Nichols, 58 of Spring Valley, as she was pulling to the side of the road. Idyllwild Fire transported Bertha Marquis to Hemet Valley Medical Center with facial swelling. No other injuries were reported. Oil from a leaking vehicle may have contributed to the crash. Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company 621 and Cal Trans mopped up the excess oil and the Riverside County Sheriff conducted traffic control during the incident.

Priefer chosen as volunteer of the year

Priefer chosen as volunteer of the year

Town Crier readers chose local building designer Robert Priefer as the 2013 Ernie Maxwell Community Spirit Award recipient last month. Emcee Doug Austin made the announcement at last week’s Idyllwild Summer Concert at the Community Center site. Priefer has been instrumental in volunteering his time with plans for the new Community Center, and been involved […]

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