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Capt. Ray Wood new head of Sheriff’s Hemet Station

Capt. Ray Wood new head of Sheriff’s Hemet Station

Capt. Lyndon “Ray” Wood returned in December 2013 as the new head of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station, the station where he started his law enforcement career in 1990. “In the short term, I want to assess our resources,” Wood said. “I want to better utilize the resources I have and continue to do […]

Bald eagle counters see two at Lake Hemet

Bald eagle counters see two at Lake Hemet

During the U.S. Forest Service’s second bald eagle count of the 2013-14 season, a pair of adult eagles was observed adding to their nest at Lake Hemet …

Local photographer victim of theft

Local photographer victim of theft

Award-winning freelance photographer and Idyllwild resident Jenny Kirchner has worked with the Town Crier and other news outlets for more than 12 years creating a body of work that has garnered awards and captivated readers. Her coverage of the Mountain Fire in July 2013 was awe-inspiring. Kirchner was working in Palm Springs recently on assignment […]

Idyllwild Fire Commission meeting postponed

Tonight’s (Tuesday, Jan. 7) regular meeting of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission has been postponed, according to Fire Chief Patrick Reitz. A new date has not yet been set.

Strawberry Creek Buddha brings more blessings

Strawberry Creek Buddha brings more blessings

News of the theft and eventual return of the Strawberry Creek Inn Buddha covered by the Town Crier in the Dec. 19 and Dec. 26 issues made newspapers and online outlets across the country. Inn owners Ian Scott and Rodney Williams are amazed by the response the story has received. As reported previously, the Buddha […]

Joint powers water agency fades

The new year brought one barely noticeable change to the Hill. Officially, the San Jacinto Mountain Area Water Study Agency terminated. It passed quietly and without fanfare, a contrast with its notoriety and presence during its infancy in the 1980s and more recently in the early 2000s. The Agency, as it was initially called, was […]

Rainfall sparse, third dry year approaching

Rainfall sparse, third dry year approaching

While the daytime temperatures seem to hide winter’s presence, forecasters assure us that colder weather is coming …

Flowers of the forest for 2013

Throughout their lives, all of the people in this annual tribute were connected to Idyllwild. And because these are such small communities, many of the names that appear in Town Crier obituaries have appeared in past pages of the Town Crier when those people were alive. In that sense, they live on in the written […]

Nature Center names new park interpreter

Nature Center names new park interpreter

Jyoti Kintz has been named park interpreter at the Nature Center following the retirement of Shelley Kibby on Nov. 7, 2013. The Kintz family moved to Idyllwild when Jyoti was only 6 months old. “My name comes from India. It’s Sanskrit and it means, ‘The light within,’” Kintz explained. She attended Idyllwild School from kindergarten […]

News of Record: Jan. 9, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 to Monday, Jan. 6, 2014: Dec. 30 — Smoke scare, odor of smoke, Idyllwild. Dec. 30 — Smoke or odor removal, Idyllwild. Dec. 30 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 2 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 4 — Two medical aids, […]

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