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ICC news: You're in good hands, Idyllwild

ICC news: You’re in good hands, Idyllwild

On Feb. 11, a new San Jacinto Mountain Community Center board was elected (see the Feb. 14 issue of the Town Crier). Officers were nominated and unanimously elected to take over the governance, management and adminstration of the SJMCC and its two standing committees: the building, fundraising and capital improvement committee and the programs and activities committee.

Creature Corner: Feb. 28, 2013

Creature Corner: Feb. 28, 2013

The diva, Miss Jezabelle purrs, “If you are a lover of the feline crowd, you simply have to walk through the ARF cattery door and you’re in cat heaven. You will either stay here forever, or you will not be able to resist gathering a couple of these fur babies into your arms forever.” For […]

Opinion: Regarding EMS costs

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District is a public agency that has regular publicly posted and open to the public board meetings at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the training room at the fire station. Additionally, the district maintains regular office hours for the public to attend to business […]

Opinion: Emergency medical services’ cost

I don’t pay much attention to what goes on at the [Idyllwild] Fire Department because it seems to be too complicated. From some stories I’ve heard, I’m trying to understand what our taxes are paying for. Is there something provided that tells us what the fire department is supposed to do for us? In the […]

Past Tense: Feb. 28, 2013

Past Tense: Feb. 28, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 With the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs about to visit the Hill, local folks were urged to look as “mountainy and picturesque” as possible. 60 years ago – 1953 Dan Slanker, founder of the local American Legion Post 800 in 1948, was honored at Hillbilly Lodge by fellow members. […]

Opinion: HELP Center

If there’s anything that gripes my soul, it’s to hear someone complain about those less fortunate than themselves, “just not trying hard enough,” or “taking advantage of the system.” Then there are those who say giving to the poor just enables them to stay poor, or to take advantage of those who would help them. […]

News of Record: Feb. 28, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Monday, Feb. 18 to 25, 2013: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Feb. 19 — Walk-in medical aid. Feb. 19 — Medical aid, Highway 243, Idyllwild. Feb. 21 — Smoke scare, Tollgate Road, Idyllwild. Feb. 21 — Medical aid, Pine Crest Avenue, Idyllwild. Feb. […]

Snow dragon rests on local deck

Snow dragon rests on local deck

Obituary: Richard Lewis “Wayne” Parker

Obituary: Richard Lewis “Wayne” Parker

A warm and open-hearted full-of-life person who found enjoyment in everyone he met. Building lasting friendships all over the world, Wayne loved to travel and hang out with the locals armed with a video camera and putting together his own travel log. After the Army and UCLA, Wayne did freelance work as a standup bass […]

Opinion: Proposed Harmony dismemberment

It is with sadness and dismay that I read of the latest proposal or “threat” by the [Idyllwild] Chamber [of Commerce] to cut up and auction “Harmony” in pieces. Is this really true or a ploy to raise public ire to force David Roy and his “shadow” to reconsider their demands and come to the […]

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