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Past Tense: April 25, 2013

Past Tense: April 25, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 All major streams in the mountains had been stocked for the May 1 trout opener. Among the volunteers were a couple of young boys, Jimmy Johnson and Don Brolin. 60 years ago – 1953 The Chamber of Commerce took action to see how the disturbance caused by bugles and loudspeakers […]

Obituary: Elaine Baty Weisheit

Obituary: Elaine Baty Weisheit

Elaine Baty Weisheit, a resident of Idyllwild, Calif., died at home with her beloved pets March 25, 2013. Elaine was born in New Gulf, Texas, to parents Rubye and Russell Baty on Dec. 18, 1934. She was the younger of two children, growing up in south Texas with her sister Elizabeth. Elaine attended elementary and […]

Spirit Mountain Retreat pays tribute to Viv Larson

Spirit Mountain Retreat pays tribute to Viv Larson

Esther Kennedy welcomes people to Spirit Mountain Retreat where a dogwood tree was planted Sunday, April 21. “This gathering of friends is paying tribute to the life of Viv Larson, a woman of many talents who touched many of lives.

Foundation seeking grant proposals from nonprofits for Idyllwild teen needs

The Community Foundation serving the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino is currently accepting proposals for grants from the Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Fund through April 30. The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Fund provides grants to nonprofits in the Idyllwild community for projects, programs or activities that address issues facing youth such as alcohol and drug use, […]

Opinion: Will miss Mayor Max

I have been a part-time resident of Idyllwild since 1969, and I can think of no other town that had a dog as mayor. It was wonderful! And although I never met Max, I followed him in the Town Crier. We need more four-legged friends in public office. My sincere condolences to his family and […]

Sports Roundup: Golf

Sports Roundup: Golf

Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the Friday, April 19, golf tournament at the Diamond Valley Golf Club. Idyllwild’s Gary Brown shot a hole-in-one on the par 3 17th hole during Palms to Pines Golf Association’s regular monthly tournament. Brown is the first member to ever hole-in-one in […]

RMRU rescues hiker

On Sunday, April 21, Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit members participated in the rescue of dehydrated hiker on the Skyline Trail. The lone hiker, identified as John Cardenas of Indio, used his cell phone to call the Sheriff’s department and request assistance because he was out of water, dehydrated and cramping. California State Park rangers were […]

PHOTOS: High Tea and Fashion Show

PHOTOS: High Tea and Fashion Show

The annual High Tea and Fashion Show was well attended and very classy. All proceeds went to the Spiritual Living Center.

Soroptimist event raises $2,500 for Operation Safe House

Soroptimist event raises $2,500 for Operation Safe House

Isis presents ‘The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later – an Epilogue’

“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later – an Epilogue” will be Isis’s next 2013 production. Idyllwild’s Howard Shangraw directs this provocative and insightful piece that reverberates beyond Laramie. On Nov. 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered […]

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