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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

Earthquake scientist warns of risks to Idyllwild

Earthquake scientist warns of risks to Idyllwild

Idyllwild is situated between two faults: the San Andreas to the east, and the San Jacinto to the west. That is both good and bad news, according to Dr. Robert de Groot, Southern California Earthquake Center education program manager. De Groot was in Idyllwild to speak at the May 10 Mountain Emergency Services Committee meeting. […]

RMRU rescues hikers in Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness

Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit reached two Orange County hikers, lost in the San Jacinto wilderness early in the morning of Wednesday, May 9. A Riverside County Sheriff’s Department aviation unit was unable to retrieve them because of high winds. Hikers Michael Blanc, 63, of Anaheim, and Malgurzata Domagala, 39, of Mission Viejo, had become disoriented […]

DA sites lack of evidence in Kimmerle’s release

Ron Kimmerle, twice arrested and twice jailed within the last three weeks, was again released, this time on May 9. The reason given for the release by the clerk at Southwest Detention Center, at which Kimmerle had been incarcerated since May 7, was “the district attorney would not file charges.” John Hall, district attorney’s office […]

Idyllwild community garden still without site

The Idyllwild Community Garden, proposed by the Forest Folk and supported by the county Economic Development Agency that runs Idyllwild recreation, may be on hold for a year because of lack of agreement upon an appropriate site. The leading candidate for the garden had been a parcel at the Nature Center on Highway 243. The […]

Tahquitz Rock rescue: climbers assist public safety crews

Tahquitz Rock rescue: climbers assist public safety crews

Saturday afternoon, CAL FIRE, Station 23 and Helicopter 301 from Hemet-Ryan Air base, Idyllwild Fire Department and the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit were rescued rock climbers off of Tahquitz Rock. One had minor injuries and the other minor to moderate. Mercy Air ambulance transported this climber to a local hospital. Graham Shelton from Raleigh, North […]

Verizon to discontinue stand-alone Internet

In a nationwide move that took effect on Sunday, May 6, Verizon will discontinue stand-alone Internet DSL for new customers and existing customers who make changes to their accounts or move to a new location. From the effective date forward, all Verizon Internet must be coupled or bundled with a Verizon landline, except for current […]

Propositions 28 and 29 seem familiar: Term limits and tobacco tax

Once again California voters are being asked to use their collective wisdom to address what some see as problems in the terms California legislators serve and how to raise money through what is sometimes called a “sin” tax. Proposition 28 addresses term limits, which California embraced 22 years ago, and which voters had previously considered […]

Ron Kimmerle released - again

Ron Kimmerle released – again

Ron Kimmerle, twice arrested and twice jailed within the last two weeks, was again released, this time on May 9. The reason given for the release by the clerk at Southwest Detention Center, at which Kimmerle had been incarcerated since May 7, was “the District Attorney would not file charges.” Kimmerle was first arrested on […]

Dennis versus Gould for board of education

Dennis versus Gould for board of education

We begin our June primary election coverage with the race for the 4th trustee district for the Riverside County Board of Education, which includes the Idyllwild area. Contending for a full four-year term are Bruce Dennis, appointed last June to the board, and challenger Bill Gould. Dennis is postmaster for the city of Walnut and […]

Weekend hiker rescued near Snow Creek

Daniel Mackie, 31, of Palm Springs began a day hike on Saturday, May 5. from the mountain station of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. While hiking above the community of Snow Creek, Mackie fell and became disoriented. Unsure of his location and how to return to the trail, Mackie used his cell phone to call […]

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