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

Don’t be scammed

Don’t be scammed

Bob Smith from the Idyllwild Area Historical Society spoke at the Idyllwild Community Center Speaker Series Thursday at the Rainbow Inn. Smith showed photos and a map of what the ICC site used to be like from the late 1800s through the 21st century. Photo by Jenny Kirchner Sheriff’s departments across the country are issuing […]

Burglaries continue in Idyllwild

Since the last report on the burglaries in Idyllwild in the Nov. 21 issue covering burglaries through Nov. 8, six more burglaries have been reported, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. • Nov. 12, 26000 block of Highway 243. • Nov. 12, 17000 block of Highway 243. • Nov. 14, burglary 54000 block of […]

Forest Folk moves venue

Forest Folk, a local organization committed to enhancing life’s journey for Idyllwild-area seniors, has moved its weekly Friday movie and potluck to the Mountain Resource Center located at 25380 Franklin Drive. The new location offers movie-goers a 60-inch, flat-screen TV. The potluck and informal planning meeting begin at 5 p.m. followed by the movie at […]

Tis’ the season to light up Idyllwild

Tis’ the season to light up Idyllwild

Tis’ the season for sharing good cheer and lighting up this mile-high mountain community.

Rash of burglaries and no answers

Rash of burglaries and no answers

In October and November a rash of breaking and entering crimes occurred in and around downtown Idyllwild. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department database, seven breaking and entering incidents occurred in or near the downtown area: They included the 54400 block of North Circle Drive on Oct. 22 and Oct. 25; the 54300 block […]

Holiday events in Idyllwild

The rich, natural beauty of fall in Idyllwild is always a great reason for a visit, but add a long Thanksgiving holiday weekend and you have the makings of a perfect family getaway. Idyllwild has a rich tradition of celebrating the holidays from the local restaurants and organizations offering traditional Thanksgiving dinners, to the 53rd-annual […]

Attempted burglary at Honey Bunns & Joe Bakery

An attempted burglary took place at Honey Bunns & Joe Bakery located at 54385 N. Circle Dr., the night of Wednesday, Nov. 13 or early Thursday morning, Nov. 14. “They [the burglars] weren’t able to get into the main part of the bakery because we have a huge deadbolt on the door. You’d have to […]

May Valley Trails Project back on track

The International Mountain Bicycling Association, Idyllwild Cycling and the U.S. Forest Service will work together to move the May Valley trails project forward after the Mountain Fire and a government shutdown stalled progress. “For the immediate future, the Emergency Closure Order that encompasses the May Valley area is being reviewed and evaluated for possible adjustments. […]

Community Center is first Speaker Series topic

The Idyllwild Community Center is presenting the Speaker Series premiere at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Rainbow Inn at 54420 N. Circle Dr., with “ICC …Past, Present and Future.” Speakers Bob Smith of the Idyllwild Area Historical Society will present the past with a historical overview of the ICC property; Robert Priefer, ICC […]

Baby calf 1, Coyotes 0

Baby calf 1, Coyotes 0

Rudolph Nunez, senior groundskeeper at Living Free Animal Sanctuary, holds the calf he rescued on Nov. 6 at the sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Clay Helgren Wednesday, Nov. 6, was like any other day at work for Rudolph Nunez, the senior groundskeeper at Living Free Animal Sanctuary for the past seven years. Nunez oversees the approximately […]

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