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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

County initiatives dominate Memscomm meeting

County initiatives dominate Memscomm meeting

The county is busy with a number of disaster response plans, initiatives and trainings. Mountain Emergency Services Coordinator Gina Moran-McGough highlighted them at the monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9. First, McGough recapped the county’s and local agencies’ interest in designating an alternate local emergency operations center where emergency responders could coordinate communication and disaster […]

Investigation underway in Anza murder

About 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7, deputies from the Hemet Station of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred near the intersection of Gassner Road and Roger Lane in Anza, not far from the Anza RV Resort. When deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers arrived […]

Frigid rescue of injured hiker

On Saturday, a female hiker, who had injured her ankle in the area of Wellman’s Divide Trail, near Idyllwild, needed a helicopter to get off the mountain. About noon on Saturday, Feb. 11, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was advised that the hiker required medical assistance and could not continue hiking. Two state park rangers from […]

Idyllwild Arts streams concerts and events

Idyllwild Arts now streams concerts and events on a website www.ustream.tv/channel/idyllwild-arts-live. A calendar of events that will be streamed through the end of the academic year, is also available at www.idyllwildarts.org/calendar-q10523-c10048-Live_Performances.aspx. Darren Schilling, Idyllwild Arts marketing director, said the project was launched in October with donor funding to show off-Hill audiences the vibrancy of artistic […]

SCE offers customers smart meter opt-out option

SCE offers customers smart meter opt-out option

After the California Public Utilities Commission approved an opt-out plan for Pacific Gas & Electric, the state’s other utilities, including Southern California Edison, submitted cost proposals for providing their own opt-out plans ..

Idyllwild and the world celebrate Dickens’ 200th birthday

Idyllwild and the world celebrate Dickens’ 200th birthday

At Idyllwild School, however, it was just another day in another year of annual celebrations of Dickens and his life …

Shepard Fairey speaks at Idyllwild Arts

Shepard Fairey speaks at Idyllwild Arts

A 1988 Idyllwild Arts graduate credited early teen skateboard and punk rock influences as the bases for his development into an iconoclastic, guerrilla street artist …

County Fair coming; set the date

The Riverside County Fair and Date Festival will be held Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 26 in Indio. Although it’s a county fair, it is also a celebration of the Indio area’s history and prominence as a major international producer of dates. As part of that celebration, some of the entertainment is unique to […]

Governor proposes revising animal shelter law

California Governor Jerry Brown, as a cost saving measure, is recommending deleting parts of the Hayden Animal Shelter Law that had increased stray animal holding times in public and private animal shelters. Specifically, Brown is seeking to repeal provisions of the law that are “reimbursable state mandates.” The animal rights legislation, passed in 1998, required […]

County to present Idyllwild historic district design guidelines

Keith Herron, Riverside County chief preservation officer, Park and Open Space District, is now the intermediary between the Idyllwild Historic Preservation District and the county. Herron was instrumental in guiding Ordinance 578.5, which created the Idyllwild district, through the process until it was adopted by the County Board of Supervisors. Herron stated that design guidelines, […]

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