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Idyllwild students shine at league track championships

Idyllwild students shine at league track championships

The Mountain Pass League track and field championships showcased many Hemet High School students, including several current and former Idyllwild residents. At the Friday, May 3, meet Hemet senior Danika Hitchcock won the girls long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 4 inches, which qualified her for the CIF meet. She also finished second […]

Sports Roundup: Town Hall Youth Volleyball

Sports Roundup: Town Hall Youth Volleyball

Town Hall Sports Coordinator Jeremy Teeguarden reported on Town Hall Youth Volleyball for the week of April 29. Second and third grades The playoff game was Tuesday night, April 30, between the Gummy Bears and the Sea Dragons. The winner of the match would move on to play the first place Blue Dragons in the […]

Climber reflects on rescue and cause

Climber reflects on rescue and cause

Last Saturday, April 27, around 1:30 p.m. I fell on Tahquitz Rock above Idyllwild in Southern California, on a route called Fingergrip, the 5.8 slab/dihedral pitch above the “Jungle Ledge,” a very easy climb for me. I was a hand’s reach from the bolted anchor when I slipped. I was injured in the fall and quite helpless after it. I had to be rescued.

PHOTOS: Idyllwild School Open House

PHOTOS: Idyllwild School Open House

During Idyllwild School’s Open House Wednesday May 1, Buzz Holmes (far right), music teacher, congratulates the beginning wind instruments group after their mini concert.

Wildland fire season is here

Wildland fire season is here

It’s time to prepare …

Chipmunks displace chickadees

Chipmunks displace chickadees

In Mountain Center, a couple of rodents, a.k.a. chipmunks, are taking over the bird nest box. They are making themselves at home, leaving the chickadees homeless …

Museum of Tolerance discussion forums

Former Idyllwild School students currently in 9th, 10th or 11th grades are invited to participate in one session of a discussion and reflection of their experiences at and after their visit to the Museum of Tolerance. Discussion sessions will be held on May 5, 11 or 15. Current connections to things they saw, heard and […]

How Idyllwild got its name

By John Robinson Legends often become so ingrained in the public mind that they become accepted as truth. Such is the case with the often repeated story that Laura Rutledge named Idyllwild. Real credit for Idyllwild’s origin should go to Michigan-born George B. Hannahs and his wife, Sarah, who arrived in Strawberry Valley in 1889 […]

Creature Corner: May 2, 2013

Creature Corner: May 2, 2013

Oreo is our special dog of the month. Just like April, he is blooming with new tricks. Only a couple years old, this bright Chihuahua mix attends Mt. Pawley Tech training school and has a report card that he is so proud of. Basic commands are a piece of cake, such as sit, down, and […]

Past Tense: May 2, 2013

Past Tense: May 2, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 A handful of energetic men, women and children scrambled up and down Strawberry Creek, building little dams. The purpose was to deepen the pools and provide quieter living conditions for fish. 60 years ago – 1953 The Chamber of Commerce published a 32-page pictorial magazine called “We Live in Idyllwild” […]

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