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Category: Idyllwild News

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 […]

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 […]

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