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Marshall Smith has been a general assignment reporter for Idyllwild Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: "Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." Email: marshall@towncrier.com

Idyllwild Ghost Town slithers back

Idyllwild Ghost Town slithers back

The ninth edition creeps and slithers back into its dank den at the Idyllwild Community Center property ..

Country star Leann Rimes headlines Living Free event

Country star Leann Rimes headlines Living Free event

Country music star Leann Rimes appears at Living Free’s Oct. 6 fundraising event …

Death in Pine Cove believed to be suicide

Death in Pine Cove believed to be suicide

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 25000 block of Hotei Lane in Pine Cove on Monday Sept. 24 to assist CAL FIRE first responders with what was initially described as a request for medical aid. A neighbor made the call to 911. Deputies responded at approximately 11:24 a.m.   According to Hemet Station’s Special […]

Another Point of View: Americans still dream

Editor’s note: Marshall Smith is a reporter for the Town Crier. He is writing from Spain. I have been coming to Spain since December 1981. I made my first trip here for the law office for which I worked. I came as many as three or four times a year for an eight-year period. Then […]

Proposition 35 increases penalties for human traffickers

Little opposition has coalesced around Proposition 35, an initiative statute that increases penalties for human trafficking in California. From the middle of July through Sept. 13, support for Proposition 35 has hovered above 80 percent, according to survey conducted by the California Business Roundtable. Proposition 35 defines more crimes related to the creation and distribution […]

Wales is new Idyllwild School resource specialist

Wales is new Idyllwild School resource specialist

Sarah Wales was born and raised and is still living in Temecula. But she is now Idyllwild School’s new Resource Specialist. With an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and teaching certification from Cal State University San Bernardino, Wales has always taught within the Hemet Unified School District system.   […]

Christy Tilley new  language arts teacher at Idyllwild School

Christy Tilley new language arts teacher at Idyllwild School

California native Christy Tilley has taught for the last 16 years within the Hemet Unified School District. She spent the first 14 years at Dartmouth Middle School and then taught at Rancho Viejo Middle School the past two years.   At Idyllwild School, she is the new 6th- and 7th-grade English and language arts teacher. […]

Idyllwild School welcomes back Mrs. Adler

Idyllwild School welcomes back Mrs. Adler

After a two-year absence, Michelle Adler returns to Idyllwild School as kindergarten teacher and she’s very happy to be back.   A Wisconsin native, who, along with new Athletic Director Darren McKay, is a big sports fan and participant, Adler was furloughed for a year after her first stint at Idyllwild School. Then she taught […]

Proposition 40, redistricting, when ‘No’ means ‘Yes’

Propositions on California ballots are often confusing. With misleading titles and convoluted wording, Proposition 40 does nothing to alleviate that confusion. Proposition 40 is an attempt to use California’s referendum process to redraw the new state Senate boundaries. The Citizens Redistricting Commission is the body now responsible for drawing those boundaries. California Senate and Assembly […]

A creek runs through it: Strawberry Creek and right of public access

A creek runs through it: Strawberry Creek and right of public access

Strawberry Creek, running through the center of Idyllwild, is a reminder of why many choose to live here …

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