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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

Santana tribute band, Bohemio, opens Summer Concert Series

Bohemio, a sizzling Latin jazz and Santana tribute band from the Coachella Valley jump-starts Ken Dahleen’s popular community event, the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series. Opening night, Thursday, July 7, in addition to launching what has come to be a highly anticipated summer entertainment event, also honors the 100th birthday of noted Idyllwild artist, environmentalist and […]

Lowman leaves Idyllwild Arts

Lowman leaves Idyllwild Arts

Bill Lowman explained that building excellence in each of the academy’s arts discipline required spending more money. “If I bring in an oboe player to better the orchestra, I need to spend more to ensure that player’s growth and development for that instrument,” he explained. “We would not have become who we are if we had not lived beyond our means [in the early years].”

Evidence points to suicide in Outland death

Evidence points to suicide in Outland death

Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department Investigator Brad Farwell, lead investigator in the death of Isaac Outland, confirmed on Wednesday, June 29 that evidence to date supports suicide. “Initial forensic evidence supports death by self-inflicted gunshot,” said Farwell. Farwell also noted he had compared the signature on the suicide note left by Outland with his Department […]

Idyllwild businessman Isaac Outland found dead

Idyllwild businessman Isaac Outland found dead

Isaac Outland, owner of the recently expanded Wildwood – IGO7 Gallery in the Village Centre, was found dead by an employee of the Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space District at Lawler Lodge on Wednesday, June 22, just after 10 a.m. Lawler Lodge is a Riverside County recreational facility and campground eight miles north […]

Idyllwild businessman Isaac Outland confirmed dead in suspected suicide

Idyllwild businessman Isaac Outland confirmed dead in suspected suicide

On Friday, June 24, the Riverside County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death of Isaac Outland, 68, as likely a suicide. In May Outland, owner of Wildwood — IGO7 Gallery in the Village Centre, was elected to the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce. Outland’s body was discovered on Wednesday, June 22, just after 10 a.m. at Lawler […]

Idyllwild lilacs begin to bloom

Blooms and art combine for Idyllwild lilac walk

The Garden Club’s Lilac Walk and Tea, on Saturday May 14, adds a new element this year — artists working in their media and exhibiting their work.

Campbell dies unexpectedly

James Ivor Campbell, 46, Idyllwild recreation director, died Thursday, March 19, at his home in Idyllwild reportedly of complications from a blood clot in his lungs associated with a hereditary blood disease called Factor V Leiden. Discovered by a friend shortly after 1 p.m., Campbell had apparently been dead for several hours by the time […]

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