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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

The mysteries of the cosmos revealed at Idyllwild speakers series

The mysteries of the cosmos revealed at Idyllwild speakers series

Larry Kawano will unlock and update popular myths and misconceptions about the universe, or to be more specific, our universe as presenter for the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council’s very popular Idyllwild Speakers Series. Many know Larry, or more properly, Dr. Kawano — doctorate in cosmology from the University of Chicago, bachelor of science in physics […]

Quinn Cummings leads second Idyllwild author series

Quinn Cummings leads second Idyllwild author series

Quinn Cummings, author of “Notes from the Underwire: Adventures from my Awkward and Lovely Life” (Harper Collins Hyperion Books, 2009), leads off the second Idyllwild Authors Series. Once again, presenter Eduardo Sanitago has booked 10 A-list Los Angeles authors for his weekly series that begins with Cummings at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the […]

Idyllwild Historic District guidelines available online

Design guidelines for the Idyllwild Historic Preservation District are available online at www.rivcoparks.org/2012/05/01/idyllwild-historic-preservation-district-design-guidelines-drafts. This is the final draft of design guidelines that will govern maintenance, additions and remodels of historic district structures within the Idyllwild North Circle business core that forms the major part of the district. A meeting to present those guidelines and explain […]

April in Idyllwild is for lilacs

April in Idyllwild is for lilacs

The weather is cooperating. No late spring snows are in the forecast …

Sheriff Sniff visits Idyllwild

Sheriff Sniff visits Idyllwild

In a visit to Idyllwild on Wednesday, May 2, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff talked about budget constraints and the need to return staffing in Riverside County’s unincorporated areas to a minimum of 1 deputy per 1,000 residents. “The strain marks [of current staffing at .9 deputies per 1,000 residents, on the way to .75] […]

Sheriff's Department arrests Ron Kimmerle - again

Sheriff’s Department arrests Ron Kimmerle – again

Riverside Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station deputies arrested Pine Cove resident Ron Kimmerle, 49, on suspicion of making criminal threats, a felony under California Penal Code 422. Hemet Station Special Investigations Supervisor Sgt. Wallace Clear confirmed the charges for which Kimmerle was arrested. The arrest occurred around noon on Monday, May 7 at Kimmerle’s Pine Cove […]

VIDEO: Solo crash on Hwy. 74 near Cranston Station

VIDEO: Solo crash on Hwy. 74 near Cranston Station

UPDATED Monday, 12 p.m. May 7, 2012. The California Highway Patrol reported a solo non-injury collision of an SUV and a boulder on Highway 74 east of Wilson Way near the U.S. Forest Service’s Cranston Station. CHP Officer Jeffrey Osteen said the incident occurred at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. The CHP press release […]

Hemet High teacher Janel Ramirez pleads guilty to sex with a minor student

Hemet High teacher Janel Ramirez pleads guilty to sex with a minor student

Janel Ramirez, 31, former Idyllwild School student and Hemet High School teacher, waived her right to a jury trial and pled guilty in Riverside County Superior Court to sex with a minor student on May 3, 2012. The court imposed immediate sentencing. The charges against Ramirez, unlawful intercourse with a minor more than three years […]

Final community meeting set for Idyllwild historic district

County officials plan to present design guidelines and recruit board members for the Idyllwild Historic Preservation District at an Idyllwild community meeting. County Preservation Officer Keith Herron will lead the meeting planned for 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16 at the Nature Center on Highway 243. The county board of supervisors authorized the district in July […]

Lost hiker airlifted out of San Jacintos

On Saturday, April 28, a hiker without gear or a sleeping bag required rescue near Wellman Divide and the Pacific Crest Trail in the Idyllwild area. He had apparently gotten off the trail. The hiker used his cell phone to contact 911. Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 6:15 p.m. and an aviation unit was […]

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