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Local gym offers self-defense classes

Local gym offers self-defense classes

Reps Training Center is offering adult classes for men and women of all ages interested in learning a variety of self-defense techniques …

Kirchner thanks community for help

On Feb. 4, members of the Idyllwild community helped the Town Crier raise the $12,000 needed to replace the camera equipment stolen from local photographer Jenny Kirchner’s car while on a freelance assignment in Palm Springs. The equipment stolen, in addition to being financially devastating, was also an emotional blow to Kirchner. Kirchner wrote this […]

Triple homicide still unsolved

The father of one of the victims in a 2006 triple homicide in Pinyon Pines remains unsatisfied with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation of the crime. The night of Sept. 17, 2006, Becky Friedli, 18; her mother, Vickie Friedli, 53; and Vickie’s boyfriend, Jon Hayward, 55, were found dead. Becky’s body was found burning […]

ACA confusing to medical providers, consumers

The Affordable Care Act that took effect on Jan. 1, 2014, continues to be a source of confusion and consternation to local medical providers and consumers. The website, with on-again, off-again features — a doctor list is there one day, gone the next — and ever-changing deadlines, have the public confused and medical providers scratching […]

Rain falls, but drought continues

Rainfall during the past two weeks was not sufficient to rescind Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought declaration. Less than an inch of rain fell on the Hill since Jan. 31. The Keenwild Ranger Station recorded just 0.28 inches on Friday, Jan. 31, and another 0.6 inches from Thursday night, Feb. 6, through Friday morning, Feb. 7. […]

Lemon Lily Festival planning underway

Planning for the fifth-annual Lemon Lily Festival is underway. Shelley Kibby, new festival chair, is organizing the two-day festival for the weekend of July 12 and 13; but the whole event will kick off Friday night with the traditional Lemon Lily Launch. The 2014 festival’s mission is to educate the public of the plight of […]

Two chosen for IFPD finance committee

The citizen members of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Finance Committee are Chris Davis and Susan Weisbart. David Gogerty was chosen as an alternate citizen member. The commission established the Finance Committee in November. Besides two citizen members, two commissioners and the fire chief will compose the committee. Its function is to assist the chief […]

Jeff Dvorak is new  Idyllwild Arts Foundation chair

Jeff Dvorak is new Idyllwild Arts Foundation chair

Last Saturday, Jeff Dvorak of Palm Springs, assumed the chair of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation. He was the vice-chair and succeeds Faith Raiguel, who was IAF chair since 2008. Similar to Raiguel, Dvorak brings a financial background to the foundation. After a 32-year career, including 20 as a partner in the Los Angeles Lead Tax […]

IFPD pursuing new dispatch contract

During its Jan. 28 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission unanimously authorized Fire Chief Patrick Reitz to distribute a request for proposals to provide fire and emergency medical dispatch to the district. The RFP requests responses will be based on IFPD’s estimated future workload. For example, the RFP estimates that medical responses, the largest […]

News of Record: Feb. 6, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Wednesday, Jan. 29 to Sunday, Feb. 2: Jan. 29 — Three medical aids, Idyllwild. Jan. 29 — Medical aid, cancelled en route, Idyllwild. Jan. 30 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 30 — Medical aid, canceled en route, Idyllwild. Feb. 2 — Building fire, Idyllwild. […]

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