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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

Burglary victim takes protective steps

San Diego resident Wesley Baugh and wife have a second home in the 54000 block of Lower Pine Crest Avenue in Idyllwild. The weekend before the Fourth of July, a neighbor noticed a hole in the home’s lower level door. When the Baugh’s came up to investigate, they discovered the theft of valuable tools and […]

Red Carpet treatment at Patrons' Dinner

Red Carpet treatment at Patrons’ Dinner

If you want to feel special and have a little elegant red carpet treatment here on the mountain, the Associates of Idyllwild Arts have the perfect end of summer elixir — the Jazz in the Pines Patron’s Package highlighted by the Patrons’ Dinner Dance on Friday, Aug. 24.   “It is a VIP evening, elegant […]

‘Harmony’ dedication creates disharmony

‘Harmony’ dedication creates disharmony

The July 21 dedication of David Roy’s “Harmony” created some friction and disharmony between carver Roy, his lawyer and monument dedication organizer Ken Carlson, and the new board of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce.   The issue surfaced after the raffle of a bear carved by Roy for the monument dedication. The money raised was […]

Sherry Williams and Keith Droste wrap summer concerts

Sherry Williams and Keith Droste wrap summer concerts

Piano man and arranger Keith Droste and jazz chanteuse Sherry Williams wrap the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series’ 13th edition with some sounds sweet, stirring and swinging.   Chicago native Droste, Berklee School of Music graduate and Oscar Peterson student, covers all the musical bases from jazz to Dixieland to Broadway. With Williams fronting the group, […]

United Blues Band returns

United Blues Band returns

Back at Idyllwild Summer Concert Series with its winning formula of hard-hitting horns and pulsating power blues …

No historic district for Idyllwild without board

No historic district for Idyllwild without board

Although it was approved, the district cannot be implemented until there are approved design guidelines and a seated local review board …

Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce installs new officers

Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce installs new officers

New officers for fiscal year 2012-13 were announced at an installation dinner last week at the Fern Valley Inn …

Jazz brush master Clayton Cameron at jazz fest

Jazz brush master Clayton Cameron at jazz fest

Two weeks of backing Sammy Davis Jr. and four legendary tap dancers forever changed his brush technique …

Climber dies after Suicide Rock fall

Climber dies after Suicide Rock fall

Karen Gose, 27, of Chino died of injuries sustained while descending a sheer face of Suicide Rock in Idyllwild’s San Jacinto Wilderness.   Gose, a counselor with a group of Girl Scouts from Camp Scherman in Mountain Center, fell 30 feet onto a rock ledge during a rappelling demonstration for camp scouts, according to the […]

Idyllwild property crimes spike: Sheriff recommends forming Neighborhood Watch groups

Idyllwild property crimes spike: Sheriff recommends forming Neighborhood Watch groups

May 2012 set a record of 15 felony property crimes in Idyllwild and Pine Cove neighborhoods …

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