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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

Customers understand, says Pine Cove Water GM

Although all Hill water districts have been plagued by leaks from this year’s unseasonably cold winter, Pine Cove suffered the fewest water losses of the three. General Manager Jerry Holldber credited district customers’ cold weather preparations. In the first two months of 2013, PCWD water production was up 17 percent, Fern Valley had a 24-percent […]

Eat, sleep and create art as a family at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Family Camp

Eat, sleep and create art as a family at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Family Camp

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, which began in 1950, returns June 16 for its annual eight-week session …

Roy dismisses lawsuit against Chamber

The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce is apparently free of the restraints on its time and finances from the two lawsuits that local tree carver David Roy and creator of “Harmony,” the town monument, filed. Chamber President Chris Titus confirmed Roy signed the release of the second suit on Monday, March 11. The first suit was […]

Fern Valley customer leaks increase water consumption and sales

An unseasonably cold January and February froze customer pipes in Fern Valley driving the water district’s water consumption and sales up dramatically. Consumption increased more than one million gallons over last year’s January and February billing period, which in turn drove water sales up nearly 80 percent — from $21,994 to $39,133. Since the leaks […]

Master Chorale sings Mozart, Lerner and Loewe

Master Chorale sings Mozart, Lerner and Loewe

It’s spring, Hill daffodils are beginning to emerge and dance in the warmth of the sun, and the Idyllwild Master Chorale is presenting a spring musical confection designed to inspire and entertain. IMC Director Dwight “Buzz” Holmes reprises the successful pairing from last spring of classical and Broadway that played to standing room only audiences. […]

Emergency group hears Goldspotted oak borer update

Emergency group hears Goldspotted oak borer update

CAL FIRE Unit Forester Chief Gregg Bratcher delivered some good news — federal grant extensions — and some bad news — more Goldspotted oak borer infested oak tree …

Doug Austin honors Dickens contest winners

Doug Austin honors Dickens contest winners

In 2005 Doug and Mary Austin launched their literacy promotion project at Idyllwild Middle School, the Charles Dickens Essay and Poster Contest …

Early morning fire destroys Anza mobile home

An early morning fire on Tuesday, March 12, destroyed a 1500-square-foot residence in the 43700 block of Chapman Road in Anza. The fire was reported at 4:18 a.m. CAL FIRE spokesperson Jody Hagemann confirmed four engine companies and 20 firefighters arrived on scene to find the mobile home heavily engulfed in flames. Paramedics evacuated a […]

Fostering community through musical ensembles

Fostering community through musical ensembles

Local musician Anna Ancheta builds a bridge …

ARF speaker Nee talks about pet nutrition

ARF speaker Nee talks about pet nutrition

Margarat Nee will speak about nutrition and feeding options for pets as the next speaker in the ARF series. But she touts a resume filled with many other pet treatments and health options in which she is trained as part of her lifelong interest in animals. Nee states her objective in her work as a […]

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