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INHALE to fill Rustic with ‘positive vibes’

INHALE to fill Rustic with ‘positive vibes’

The Rustic Theatre hosts INHALE, a reggae/rock/punk/ska band from Riverside, this Friday, March 28 at 10 p.m. The show is part of the Rustic’s effort to bring more live music to Idyllwild and establish the theater as a local music venue. INHALE already has a strong local following. The band was formed in 2005 and […]

Orchard Project cultivates ‘Transition Town’ movement

Orchard Project cultivates ‘Transition Town’ movement

Idyllwild’s fruit trees will be better cultivated starting this year with the help of a group of residents concerned with improving local food security …

Tour bus fire closes Highway 243

Tour bus fire closes Highway 243

Idyllwild Fire Protection Department and Cal Fire crews responded to a tour bus fire on Highway 243 at South Circle Drive across from Idyllwild Storage around 11 a.m. today. Captain Patrick Reitz said there were flames coming from the back sides of the bus when IFPD arrived. A large “boom” heard in town was the […]

Power restored after 15-minute system-wide outage: Copper theft blamed

Power is back in Idyllwild and the surrounding area after an outage that started around 11 a.m. Anza Electric Cooperative members received this email notification shortly after the outage began: “We are currently experiencing a system wide power outage due to Southern California Edison and the discovery of copper theft which has resulted in an […]

Past Tense: Jan. 17, 2013

Past Tense: Jan. 17, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Idyllwild was deciding if it should join the Hemet School District. 60 years ago – 1953 Martin Aguirre was in charge of the Lions Club project to raise funds for recreation equipment at Town Hall. Plans called for developing a playground adjacent to the building. 55 years ago – 1958 […]

Christmas church services

Offering an opportunity to pause for reflection and worship during the hustle of the holiday season, most of Idyllwild’s churches host special Christmas Eve and Christmas services.

WWII vet Dot Lewis is 97 and still flying

WWII vet Dot Lewis is 97 and still flying

The routine is the same as any other, except that on this day Garrett Wood’s student is a pioneer in aviation, a World War II veteran, the former member of a flying circus and a long-time flight instructor herself. She also has a special place in Idyllwild’s history …

3.1 earthquake shakes Idyllwild area

3.1 earthquake shakes Idyllwild area

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.1 magnitude earthquake about 3 miles southwest of Idyllwild, very close to Lake Hemet at 2:09 p.m. It was felt for about 3 to 5 seconds in the center of the village of Idyllwild. The quake was 19.5 kilometers deep. The quake was about 9 miles south east of […]

Motorcyclist injured in Hwy. 243 crash

Motorcyclist injured in Hwy. 243 crash

Rechelle Andrews, 40 of Hemet, lost control of her 2006 Yamaha motorcycle Sunday on Highway 243 near Marion View Drive and clipped the back of an oncoming car. Andrews complained of pain and was transported by the Idyllwild Fire Medic Unit to a Mercy Air ambulance and onto Desert Regional Medical Center.   No one […]

Driver loses control, hits 3 parked cars in Pine Cove

Driver loses control, hits 3 parked cars in Pine Cove

Three cars parked on the east side Highway 243, just south of Pine Cove Road, were struck Saturday morning around 8:30 a.m. when Soojin Woo, 32, of Buena Park lost control of her 2008 Toyota Camry.   Officer T. Kahill of the California Highway Patrol said Woo was traveling at between 50 and 60 miles […]

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