The board of the Hemet Unified School District announced volunteers of the year for each of its district schools on Tuesday, April 23. The board named Kathy Wilson as 2012-2013 Idyllwild School honoree for her work in raising money to fund special programs at the school. For six years Wilson has worked with the local […]
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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: email@example.com
Since 1989 the nonprofit Mile High Radio Club has connected the Hill. First formed as a social club for individuals interested in amateur radio, Mile High Radio Club very soon recognized the role it could play in communication during disasters, especially given the isolation of Idyllwild and the San Jacinto mountain communities. The club also […]
The Summit Fire in Banning is burning north of Interstate 10 in the hills above the 8th street exit. As of Wednesday morning, about 3,000 acres had burned, some evacuations have already been ordered at the top of 8th Street and on Indian School Lane. Some outbuildings and a structure have been destroyed. The fire […]
“This year they should be perfect,” said Gary Parton, owner of Alpenglow Lilac Gardens, referring to the vagaries of nature and how they affect when his lilacs bloom. Each year it is a worry because the Idyllwild Garden Club, in partnership with Parton and the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, hope, Parton’s lilacs are in perfect bloom just when the annual Lilac Walk, Tea and Art Show takes place in mid May. This year, the beautifully choreographed event takes place Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, and if Parton is right, it will be perfect.
DNA analysis of larvae from a tree in Pine Cove confirmed the presence of Goldspotted oak borer. CAL FIRE Forester Gregg Bratcher made the announcement at the April 24 Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting. Confirmation of Goldspotted oak borer in the tree on Pine Needles Lane brings the total of confirmed Idyllwild area infested trees to 11, according to Bratcher. “We’re seeing new GSOB trees at the rate of about one per week and that’s in the winter,” he noted.
With a resounding show of member indifference, only seven of 57 members of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce cared enough about the Chamber’s future to attend a meeting called to decide its future. In a little over an hour, those seven voted to dissolve the long-standing Idyllwild institution. Secretary and last remaining director, David Jerome […]
Longtime Fern Valley Water District Director Diana Johnson has said she will not continue as a director after selling her home in the district. Although Johnson has not submitted a formal letter of resignation, she indicated in a phone call to Office Manager Jessica Priefer she would not be returning for board meetings. First elected […]
Amgen cycling race comes through Mountain Center: Highway 74 ‘rolling closure’ both directions during race
Professional road cycling teams from the U.S., the Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Luxembourg and Colombia, competing in the 8th annual Amgen Tour of California, pass through Mountain Center and Garner Valley on Monday, May 13, in the second stage of the eight-day event. The Amgen event is the biggest stage race in the United […]