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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, […]

Tremors shake the mountain

In the past week, a series of six earthquakes shook the Idyllwild area along the San Jacinto Fault. The first was at about 3:45 Monday afternoon, Dec. 30, and was the largest and closest. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake could be felt throughout Idyllwild. The epicenter was about 2 miles south-southwest of Idyllwild and 9 miles east-southeast […]

Volunteers needed for bald eagle counts

Volunteers are needed to help count bald eagles for the annual winter bald eagle counts in and near the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains on Saturday, Jan. 11. These counts have been conducted since 1978. Concurrent bald eagle counts are held at Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Silverwood, Lake Perris and Lake Hemet. […]

A sad goodbye to an abused dog

A sad goodbye to an abused dog

Seager, the abused, but rescued German shepherd loved by so many, was euthanized on Dec. 30 after a lengthy bout with intestinal problems and numerous surgeries for injuries sustained at the hand of an abusive owner. In July 2013, Marcia Wheeler Marcus rescued Seager while driving through Double Check Retreat in Valle Vista. On July […]

Cycling race may return  despite trail closures

Cycling race may return despite trail closures

Katie Hedrich, Idyllwild Cycling Club’s former president and current vice president and Idyllwild Spring Challenge race director, is looking forward to 2015 when the ISC hopes to return …

Flu activity slowly spreading

Last week, state officials again urged residents to get a flu shot. While influenza activity has been low so far this flu season, it began to rise at the end of December. While not widespread in California, the number of cases has been growing. “Many California counties, and other states, are reporting patients who are […]

Grand Jury looking at fire district again

The 2013-14 Riverside County Grand Jury has issued a report concerning the Idyllwild Fire Protection District. The Grand Jury investigated three issues: the responsibilities of the administrative captain, political activities of uniformed firefighters and the district’s overtime expenses. IFPD has not officially responded to the report, according to Fire Chief Patrick Reitz. In a Dec. […]

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