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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

Hemet High School teacher arrested on suspicion of sex with minor

Hemet High School teacher arrested on suspicion of sex with minor

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported that Hemet High School teacher Janel Ramirez, 31, was arrested on Thursday, March 1 on suspicion of having had sex with a student. According to the report, the alleged offenses took place on campus during the month of December. Ramirez is a ninth grade English teacher, employed with the […]

Dr. Raul Ruiz, Congressional candidate, speaks in Idyllwild

Dr. Raul Ruiz, Congressional candidate, speaks in Idyllwild

Dr. Raul Ruiz, Democrat from Coachella, spoke to around 40 people at Town Hall in Idyllwild as part of his district-wide “Listening Tour.” Ruiz was preceded by an advance team that quickly hung banners and set up registration tables prior to the candidate’s arrival just before 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 1. Ruiz, a triple […]

Ruiz in Idyllwild on ‘Listening Tour’

Ruiz in Idyllwild on ‘Listening Tour’

Dr. Raul Ruiz, Democrat challenger for Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack’s seat for the new 36th Congressional District that includes Idyllwild, will be in town on Thursday, March 1. Part of Ruiz’s district-wide “Listening Tour,” the Idyllwild visit gives the doctor an opportunity to hear what issues are important to Hill residents. The first, in what […]

Colliers organize 400-mile bike ride through southwest

Colliers organize 400-mile bike ride through southwest

Brendan and Mary Collier, inveterate cyclists and owners of Idyllwild Hub Cyclery, are planning and GPS mapping a 400-mile mountain to desert bicycle course for an end of April event. “It’s a ride, not a race,” Brendan stressed. “No prizes, no fees, just a group of friends getting together for a ride.” Both Mary and […]

Forest Folk explore community garden sites

Forest Folk explore community garden sites

Group makes field trip to two sites that could host a greater-Idyllwild community garden in the future …

Liquor store robbed at gunpoint Sunday night

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that a man carrying a weapon robbed the Mountain Top Liquor store, at 26005 Highway 243 in Idyllwild, around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. The robber, described as 6 ft., 180 pounds, wearing a long tan coat, brown t-shirt, blue jeans with a red scarf and red bandana covering his […]

Burglaries surpass prior years

Burglaries surpass prior years

More property crime incidents in Idyllwild area last week …

Dr. Raul Ruiz, Bono Mack opponent, in Idyllwild March 1

Dr. Raul Ruiz, Democrat, challenger for Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack’s seat for the new Congressional district 36 that includes Idyllwild, will be in town on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Part of Ruiz’s district-wide “Listening Tour,” the doctor hopes to learn what issues are of most importance to Hill residents. The event, what Ruiz […]

Body found at Lake Hemet

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported a body was found at Lake Hemet Campground. Daniel Raridon, 48 of Hemet, was found at 7:57 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in a tent at the campsite. Authorities do not suspect foul play at this time.

Idyllwild HELP Center receives grant

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors, acting on 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s recommendation, approved a $3,000 grant to the Idyllwild HELP Center. The funds will be used for center clients’ children who want to participate in Town Hall Recreation sports. The grant will fund sports shoes, registration fees for sports activities and any needed […]

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