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‘Birds of Prey’ event set for Feb. 22

Wildlife Biologist Tom Paulek and avid birder Rosedith Marx will lead the public on a search of the San Jacinto Wildlife Area for “Birds of Prey,” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22. The Friends of the San Jacinto Valley are sponsoring the free event that hopes to spot some of the 22 species […]

Bald eagle counters see two at Lake Hemet

Saturday morning, during the U.S. Forest Service’s third bald eagle count of the 2013-14 season, the pair of adult bald eagles was again seen at Lake Hemet. During this count, a grand total of 15 eagles (nine adults and six juveniles) were counted at the lake areas in and near the San Bernardino National Forest. […]

Idyllwild Conversations continue with Orchard Project

As part of the ongoing Idyllwild Orchard Project, the next Idyllwild Conversation will focus on how the drought is affecting the Hill’s water supply, and how residents can help make up for the shortfall (gray water, rainbarrels, etc.). Representatives from the three local water districts have been invited to share their views. Tuesday Feb 18, […]

Fire Safe Council to revise wildfire plan

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council is beginning to revise the 2006 Community Wildfire Protection Plan. More than 25 firefighters and land managers met at the FSC’s offices on Franklin Drive Wednesday to begin work on updating the eight-year-old plan. CWPPs were originally authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003. One of the […]

Mountain Fire report ongoing

The report on the cause of last year’s destructive Mountain Fire is progressing, according to Cal Fire Information Officer Daniel Berlant. In an email last week, he said the investigation has not yet been completed. Ten days after the fire’s start in Mountain Center, on July 25, 2013, Cal Fire Investigators determined the Mountain Fire […]

Investigation continues into deer theft

The investigation continues into the theft of one of the 22 deer from the public art display, “Deer Sightings,” taken on Feb. 3 from its location in front of the La Casita Restaurant located at 54650 N. Circle Dr. The deer taken was painted by artists Donna Elliot and Neil Jenkins and has a mountain […]

News of Record: Feb. 13, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Thursday, Feb. 6 to Monday, Feb. 10: Feb. 6 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Feb. 6 — Rescue, Idyllwild. Feb. 7 — Carbon dioxide detector activation due to malfunction, Idyllwild. Feb. 7 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Feb. 8 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Feb. […]

Library book sale Saturday

The Friends of the Idyllwild Library has received an abundance of book donations in the past few weeks, so a book sale of paperback fiction books, at 10 cents each or a buck a bag, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Feb, 15, at the library in the Strawberry Creek […]

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 […]

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