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Fire burns 2,000 acres north of Banning

Fire burns 2,000 acres north of Banning

The Hathaway Fire, which started Sunday, June 9, could be seen from the San Jacinto Mountains. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the fire north of Banning had burned nearly 2,000 acres and was 25 percent contained. It was expected to be fully contained late Tuesday, June 25. Suppression costs have exceeded $800,000.

Obituary: Thomas McCullough

Obituary: Thomas McCullough

Thomas Anthony McCullough, beloved brother, husband and father, died Monday, May 27, 2013, from an unexpected complication from an elective surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. Tom was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Tom graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, Calif., and attended UCLA where he […]

Opinion: Could Schelly be that wrong?

Me thinks the ladies and gentlemen of the IFPD doth protest too much. Perhaps there was much truth in what Dr. Schelly wrote in the May 23 “Letter to the editor,” since there was such a strong reaction from the [Idyllwild Fire Protection District] firefighters’ commission. Dr. Schelly felt strongly about what he saw and […]

Chicks hatching

Chicks hatching

As another Idyllwild summer begins, a Steller’s Jay feeds four babies nearly ready to take flight and leave the nest …

PHOTOS: Idyllwild celebrates playground’s first birthday

PHOTOS: Idyllwild celebrates playground’s first birthday

Saturday, June 8, was the first anniversary of the building of the Idyllwild playground …

Idyllwild Garden Club’s 2013 Mountain Garden Tour

Idyllwild Garden Club’s 2013 Mountain Garden Tour

Discover Idyllwild’s botanical wonderlands, a treasure of delightful gardens normally hidden from view. They are all yours during this year’s Idyllwild Mountain Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. On this self-guided tour, learn how mountain gardeners planted attractive native plants with popular garden varieties for year-round flowering and gorgeous foliage. […]

Sports Roundup: Town Hall Youth Baseball

Sports Roundup: Town Hall Youth Baseball

Town Hall Sports Coordinator Danny Richardson reported on Town Hall Youth Baseball for the week of June 3 …

A devil of a beer

Duvel is one of the benchmark beers of Belgium. Essentially, the beer spawned the style now known as Strong Belgian Golden Ale. Duvel’s appearance lends itself to a lager more so than it does a strong ale. The color is a pale gold and the beer has an exuberant amount of carbonation visible in the beer’s lofty head when first poured.

Esther Kennedy retires from Spirit Mountain Retreat

Esther Kennedy retires from Spirit Mountain Retreat

Trisha Clark (left), president, and Kathy Halkin (center), secretary, thank Ester Kennedy for her stewardship as director of Spirit Mountain Retreat at a retirement party honoring her Sunday, June 2.

Semi stuck attempting to make u-turn

Semi stuck attempting to make u-turn

A large semi-truck attempted to make a U-turn around 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Forest Service Cranston Guard Station in Valle Vista. When the driver got stuck in the sand, blocking both lanes of Highway 74, traffic was diverted through the Cranston parking lot as a tow truck worked about an hour to free the large semi.

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