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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

Santiago presents year two of author series

Santiago presents year two of author series

“It’s really important to me for some romantic reason to keep an independent bookstore in Idyllwild” …

Pine Cove search reveals stolen property

Pine Cove search reveals stolen property

On Friday, April 27, Pine Cove resident Ronald Kimmerle, 49, was arrested at his residence in the 25000 block of Laurel Drive on suspicion of receiving stolen goods. A day later, he was released after posting bail ($500 on $5,000 bail). The penal code section under which Kimmerle was charged can be either a felony […]

Higher speed DSL now available

A number of sources, including Verizon West Coast Media Relations Manager Jarryd Gonzales and Verizon technical support, confirmed that Verizon could now provide higher speed DSL (digital data transfer over telephone lines) to Idyllwild customers with existing Verizon DSL accounts. Gonzales acknowledged that Verizon recently doubled processing capacity at the Idyllwild central office. Verizon has […]

Trail closures affect 2012 Idyllwild Spring Challenge

Trail closures affect 2012 Idyllwild Spring Challenge

This year, Forest Service closure of parts of the May Valley trail system, has forced race organizers to make course alterations …

Stone, friends get a peek at new library

Stone, friends get a peek at new library

Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone and members of Friends of Idyllwild Library got to walk through the new Idyllwild library …

Sheriff's Department conducts Pine Cove warrant search: Kimmerle arrested

Sheriff’s Department conducts Pine Cove warrant search: Kimmerle arrested

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Friday, April 27 Sheriff’s Department Hemet deputies arrested suspect Ron Kimmerle on suspicion of felony burglary.Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station deputies conducted a warrant search of several cabins in the 25000 block of Laurel Drive in Pine Cove. A team of deputies in two marked and two unmarked cars […]

Water pressure problematic in Howland fire response

At the Fern Valley Water District board meeting, General Manager Steve Erler noted that decreased water pressure cited by some firefighters responding to the Howland fire may have been the result of an older 4-inch line feeding Howland. “Firefighters took water from the hydrants at the dead end at the top of Howland and from […]

CPUC approves SCE smart meter opt-out

As expected, on Thursday, April 19, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a smart meter opt-out provision for customers of both Southern California Edison, which services Idyllwild, as well as for customers of the San Diego Gas & Electric Company. The approval mirrors one given earlier to Pacific Gas & Electric and provides an avenue […]

Four Idyllwild singers land Hemet Voice semifinals

Four Idyllwild singers land Hemet Voice semifinals

Two town locals and two Idyllwild Arts Academy music students landed spots in the semifinals of the Voice of the Valley singing competition, VOV Artistic Director Alexander Yepremian said. Isabella Magonna and Rhonda Legate, of Idyllwild, and Idyllwild Arts students Nicholas “Nicky” Martin and Alex Keller are semifinalists. VOV, renamed from “Hemet’s Got Talent,” is […]

Idyllwild Arts Orchestra set to shake things up

Idyllwild Arts Orchestra set to shake things up

Under music director Peter Askim, the annual spring New Music Concert is very often just that — new, very new.

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