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Auf Wiedersehen, Lowmans

Auf Wiedersehen, Lowmans

Bill and Carolyn to leave for Salzburg posting … Former Idyllwild Arts CEO and headmaster Bill Lowman is the new director of the University of Redlands (Redlands), Salzburg (Austria) Program. Lowman and his wife Carolyn leave in May for a month in Berlin for intensive German study at the Goethe Institute, and for a 2-year […]

Todd cites personal, family reasons for leaving Chamber presidency

Nick Todd, Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce president since October 2010, submitted his resignation both as president and director to the board. His resignation was effective Feb. 1. Todd cited personal and family reasons, but noted he would remain involved in an advisory capacity. Under Todd’s presidency, and under previous President Mimi Lamp, the Chamber executed […]

Nick Todd resigns as Chamber president

On February 1, Nick Todd, president of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce, sent the Crier and his board of directors his resignation letter, citing personal and family reasons. He has appointed Vice President Richmond Blake interim president until a new election can be held. Todd took over from previous president Mimi Lamp. Todd’s letter below: […]

News of Record: Feb. 2, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, Jan. 23 to Jan. 29, 2012: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Jan. 22 — False alarm, Ridgeview Drive and Park Lane, Idyllwild. Jan. 23 — Walk-in medical aid. Jan. 24 — Medical aid, highways 243 and 74, Mountain Center. Jan. 25 — […]

Get free tickets to Indio Date Fair

Starting this week, the first 25 people to purchase a 2012 calendar at the Town Crier office will receive a pair of tickets, worth $16, to the 66th Annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in Indio running from Friday, Feb.17 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Featured entertainment includes American Music Awards Best New Artist, […]

IFPD’s future cash flow still low

After listening to several residents oppose, object and question the departure of former Fire Chief Norm Walker, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission began the tedious and long process of investigating many options which might contribute to fiscal solvency. Interim Chief Mike Sherman several times referred to actions that would “stop the bleeding.” The commission is trying to apply triage and stabilize the organization before attempting any major surgery or miracle remedy.

RMRU completes 24-hour rescue

Last week, Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) volunteers rescued two hikers lost at the 6,200-foot level east of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The hikers from the Vancouver, Canada area, both in their 40s, had set out from the desert floor on the Skyline Trail. Even with snow visible on the mountain’s upper reaches, the […]

Hit-and-run driver still sought

California Highway Patrol is seeking information on a hit-and-run collision that occurred in Idyllwild on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Ian Schoenleber, Idyllwild resident and Annual Fund Director at Idyllwild Arts, was westbound on Tollgate Road when a red Dodge Durango that had been stopped at a stop sign on Meadow Glen, pulled out directly in front […]

Mt. San Jacinto State Park receives award

Mt. San Jacinto State Park receives award

The Mount San Jacinto State Park received the Sponsor of the Year award from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) during a ceremony held on Jan. 26. Sector Superintendent Garratt Aitchison and District Superintendent Ron Krueper accepted the award on behalf of the park staff. “I was pleased to hear that during the nomination and voting […]

Fuel plant may be in Hill's future

Fuel plant may be in Hill’s future

On the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council’s list of 2012 goals and objectives is the construction of a biomass fuel facility …

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