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Flowers of the forest for 2013

Throughout their lives, all of the people in this annual tribute were connected to Idyllwild. And because these are such small communities, many of the names that appear in Town Crier obituaries have appeared in past pages of the Town Crier when those people were alive. In that sense, they live on in the written […]

Creature Corner: Jan. 16, 2014

Creature Corner: Jan. 16, 2014

Found on the Ernie Maxwell Trail: an adult neutered male German shepherd with no chip, collar or tag. Well groomed. Yep, I’m Scrappy Doo. And it’s a good thing because a human abandoned me in the ARF yard one chilly day. So I had to learn really fast how to be a scrapper. I am […]

Reader’s Write: Realtors’ letter offends off-Hiller

I support the Town Crier’s efforts and placement within the paper to keep all of us informed about the facts and realities in Idyllwild — the good stories as well as the bad. Keep up the good work, and keep things as they are. It is not just for the tourists to know what is […]

Past Tense: Jan. 9, 2014

Past Tense: Jan. 9, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 A cold snap brought a high of 30 degrees and a low of 7 degrees one day, freezing pipes and Mrs. Eric Holm’s breath on her coat. Emax reported that even the squirrels were shivering 60 years ago – 1954 The California Public Utilities Commission approved Idyllwild Water Company’s request […]

Reader’s Write: Rose Parade draws tourists to Hill

One of the reasons we come to Idyllwild over New Year’s is perhaps the strangest you may have ever heard. Besides for the fresh air, quiet, fun stores, restaurants and shops, it is to watch the Rose Parade. All San Diego-area cable companies eliminated KTLA Channel 5 from their cable line-up years ago. (Too much […]

News of Record: Jan. 9, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 to Monday, Jan. 6, 2014: Dec. 30 — Smoke scare, odor of smoke, Idyllwild. Dec. 30 — Smoke or odor removal, Idyllwild. Dec. 30 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 2 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 4 — Two medical aids, […]

Stone is new chair of board

Stone is new chair of board

Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone was chosen as the new chair of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors this week. At its first meeting of 2014 on Tuesday, the board unanimously elected Stone chair and Supervisor Marion Ashley (5th District) vice chair. “I consider it a tremendous honor,” Stone said to his colleagues after the […]

Obituary: Donald J. Harrison

Donald J. Harrison died in December 2013 at home in Idyllwild. Dr. Harrison graduated from Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte High School in 1948. He received his associate degree from Pasadena City College in 1950, and transferred to the University of Southern California, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1957. He received his education doctorate in […]

Obituary: Joseph Rodriguez

Obituary: Joseph Rodriguez

Joseph Rodriguez, devoted father, brother and uncle, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Joe was born March 19, 1948 in Los Angeles into a family of nine children. He lived in Mountain Center. He worked in construction, loved fishing and was always helping others with translations. He was a member of Shiloh Christian Ministries. […]

Reader’s Write: Grand jury report is a stretch

Well, you have to give them credit for one thing — they don’t give up. But although their previous “investigations” have been a stretch, this one takes the cake. This time they’re going to decide in all of their wisdom whether one member of an organization the county has nothing to do with has too […]

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