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

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 […]

Suicide following CHP stop

A California Highway Patrol officer attempted a traffic-related enforcement stop on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 3, in the unincorporated community of Anza. The driver, described as a 43-year-old Caucasian male, fled to a residence on Red Shank Road. At 4:17 p.m. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the CHP requesting assistance at […]

Aircraft trails’ impact on climate

For many years, scientists have suspected that the white trails that follow behind jets as they slice through the sky — known as contrails — had an impact on climate, but until Sept. 11, 2001, when all aircraft were grounded for a period of three days after the terrorist attacks, the opportunity to study this […]

HELP Center Health Fair a success

HELP Center Health Fair a success

The Idyllwild Health Fair held Saturday at the Fern Creek Medical Center presented by the Idyllwild HELP Center and Dr. Ken Browning was a success, according to Dr. Richard Goldberg who has been involved with the Health Fair since its inception in 2009. “We gave 108 flu vaccinations of the 150 provided by the county,” […]

Veterans Day at Post 800

As is the tradition since World War I in 1918, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, veterans and observers across the U.S. will celebrate Veterans Day. At 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, Idyllwild’s American Legion Post 800 observes the event with speaker Rob Almanza followed by a […]

Local target of Medicare scam

Long-time resident and local businesswoman Marge Muir received a call last Wednesday morning informing her that in accordance with the Affordable Care Act she would be receiving a new Medicare card. The caller wanted to confirm some information first. “He asked to confirm my address; the one he recited was not correct. Next he asked […]

Idyllwild’s nature girl Shelley Kibby retiring

Shelley Kibby will retire from the Idyllwild Nature Center this Thursday after 13 years as its interpreter. Kibby came to the Nature Center in 2000 after working for a historic park in Banning, the Gilman Ranch. When the interpreter position became available at the Nature Center, Peggy Parker, an Idyllwild resident (and a big supporter […]

Business openings, closings and moves

Business openings, closings and moves

Shiloh Christian Ministries is in the process of relocating to the former Town Crier building located at 54295 Village Center Dr. Pastor Kristeen Bandelin is excited about the move. “Being in the center of town we’re hoping to have a better outreach,” she said. “The new location puts us in the hub of the community.” […]

Locals target of grandparent scam

The caller said, “Hi Grandma, this is your grandson Tom. I’m in Florida and I was in an accident and arrested for drunk driving. I need $2,500 for bail. Please don’t tell my parents.” But the grandmother did call Tom’s mother who related that Tom could not possibly be in Florida since he was currently […]

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