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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

No ice rink in Idyllwild this year

No ice rink in Idyllwild this year

The ice rink, proposed for the Idyllwild Community Center site, is being dismantled. Gary Steven, the operator, has given up. Yesterday, the Town Crier received the following note for the community. “Dear Friends and Neighbors, We wanted to let everyone know that the proposed Winter Ice Skating Rink the ICC Site will not be opening […]

Year of the dragon brings luck

Year of the dragon brings luck

The year of the dragon, Chinese Year 4710, began on Jan. 23 and is considered the luckiest year in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle. Red is the dragon’s color, and wearing red is said to ensure good fortune. Each day of the 15-day holiday comes with its recommended traditions, all designed to bring happiness, prosperity […]

Sewer connection dominates Fern Valley Water District meeting

In a 4-1 vote, with Director Trischa Clark dissenting, the Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) board of directors followed General Manager Steve Erler’s recommendation to bill customer and adjacent homeowner Gary Weber for a percentage (approximately one third) of total costs for installing a separate sewer lateral.

Garner Valley culvert project in progress

Garner Valley culvert project in progress

An $812,000 project to relocate headwalls on seven box culverts on both sides of Highway 74 is underway …

Hill business habitat grows healthier

Hill business habitat grows healthier

Four Corners is busy with the remodeling of the previous Idyllwild Health Center …

Forest Folk senior group defines objectives

In a strategic plan dated Oct. 2011, Reba Coulter, Doris Telles, and Sandra Wilkes, spokespersons for the nascent senior group Forest Folk, debuted a five-year plan that seeks to serve Idyllwild’s older population. The annotated plan examines the changing population demographic not only in Idyllwild, but in the U.S., with an expanded aging population living […]

HUSD Board defers decision on three-week winter break

HUSD Board defers decision on three-week winter break

The Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) Board of Trustees sent back for administrative consideration a proposal to revise the 2012-2013 school calendar to include a three-week winter break. The motion to revise the school calendar from the existing two-week winter break failed for lack of a motion to approve. Prior to the board’s action, Idyllwild […]

Red Cross trailer vandalized then removed

Veronica Alt, president of Mountain Disaster Preparedness, reported that the local Red Cross trailer on the Idyllwild Pines property was vandalized sometime after the first of the year. The trailer is stocked with supplies designed to help the community’s medical and survival needs in times of emergency. Because of the vandalism, Red Cross officials moved […]

RMRU assists in cyclist rescue

Four local Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) volunteers assisted in the rescue of an injured bicyclist in the area of Fuel Break Road in Idyllwild. RMRU member Lee Arnson said his unit was called out around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 and reported to the area behind Idyllwild Arts. “He crashed and went over […]

Pine Cove water helps fight fire

Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) General Manager Jerry Holldber reported that the district supplied more than 150,000 gallons to help fight the Lawler Fire. The district bills the Forest Service for water used. Holldber made the report at the district’s Jan. 11 board meeting. Also at the meeting, the board voted for its 2012 officers […]

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