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Jay Pentrack is a staff reporter for the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper.

New scam targets Spanish-speaking women

The Federal Trade Commission is alerting the public to a telemarketing scam targeting Spanish-speaking women. The women are offered the opportunity to purchase brand-name clothing, purses and perfumes at below-market prices for resale. Once the order is placed, the items are shipped C.O.D. to the purchaser who is unable to verify the contents of the […]

Successful artist learned from TV art instructor

Successful artist learned from TV art instructor

Mike Bennett has fond memories of long-time Idyllwild resident Jon Gnagy, the man known as “Mr. Learn-to-Draw” …

Nature Center names new park interpreter

Nature Center names new park interpreter

Jyoti Kintz has been named park interpreter at the Nature Center following the retirement of Shelley Kibby on Nov. 7, 2013. The Kintz family moved to Idyllwild when Jyoti was only 6 months old. “My name comes from India. It’s Sanskrit and it means, ‘The light within,’” Kintz explained. She attended Idyllwild School from kindergarten […]

Artist creates beauty from recyclables

Artist creates beauty from recyclables

Art lovers will find artist Judith Schoenbaum’s work at locations throughout Idyllwild …

A sad goodbye to an abused dog

A sad goodbye to an abused dog

Seager, the abused, but rescued German shepherd loved by so many, was euthanized on Dec. 30 after a lengthy bout with intestinal problems and numerous surgeries for injuries sustained at the hand of an abusive owner. In July 2013, Marcia Wheeler Marcus rescued Seager while driving through Double Check Retreat in Valle Vista. On July […]

Cycling race may return  despite trail closures

Cycling race may return despite trail closures

Katie Hedrich, Idyllwild Cycling Club’s former president and current vice president and Idyllwild Spring Challenge race director, is looking forward to 2015 when the ISC hopes to return …

Crime declines in 2013

New crime data released on Dec. 24 by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) shows a drop in overall crime from Jan. to Oct. 2013 compared to 2012 data for the same period. The preliminary FBI Part I crime statistics for all sheriff’s areas indicate a drop in overall violent crime, down 15.7 percent from […]

Shanna Robb to kick-off 2014 Speaker Series

Shanna Robb to kick-off 2014 Speaker Series

The Idyllwild Community Center will kick off its 2014 Speaker Series with “Idyllwild — A Secret Worth Sharing” …

Don’t be scammed

The holidays may be over, but thieves are as active as ever in planning their next scam. McAfee, one of the leading computer security software companies globally, recently released its annual “12 scams of Christmas,” which lists popular scams along with advice on how to spot them that is helpful and relevant any time of […]

Deadly virus affecting dogs

It kills within days. There is no easy way to diagnose it. There is no vaccine to stop it. Only three states have reported cases of circovirus – California, Michigan and Ohio. Until 2012, the circovirus had only been detected in pigs, chickens and some pet bird species (parakeets, parrots, and cockatoos) when it suddenly […]

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