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Idyllwild Fire seeks community members for committee

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District is soliciting community members to join its Finance Committee. Fire Chief Patrick Reitz says interested citizens will be considered at the fire commission’s Jan. 14 meeting. An application and the resolution establishing the committee’s function and compostion can be found at the district’s website, The application asks for name, […]

Burglaries slow, petty thefts, vandalism on rise

The last reported burglary on the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) press website occurred on Dec. 23 on Saunders Meadow in Idyllwild. And while the rash of burglaries (15 in a one month span) in Idyllwild in October and November has slowed, reports of petty thefts and vandalism have risen significantly throughout the month of […]

Keeping up with Jacob

Keeping up with Jacob

Jacob T. Johnston was Idyllwild’s first baby born in New Year 2013 to parents Charles and Stephenie Johnston. Jacob arrived on Jan. 27 at 4:35 a.m. weighing in at seven pounds, three ounces and 19 inches in length. Today, almost one year later, baby Jacob is weighing in at 25 pounds and according to Mom […]

Krieger takes over at Fern Valley Water

Krieger takes over at Fern Valley Water

The Fern Valley Water District Board of Directors chose new officers for 2014. The next president is Robert Krieger, vice president this year. The 2014 vice president is James Rees, who was secretary in 2013. Director Trisha Clark is the next secretary. Both Krieger and Rees were re-elected to the board without opposition this year. […]

Idyllwild Water supply unfavorable

Chief Finance Officer Hosny Shouman announced that the Idyllwild Water District is now debt-free. The final payment ($125,000) for notes issued in 1997 was made earlier this month. Total payments were $1.5 million and helped to re- finance the district’s sewage treatment facility. The district’s finances are positive through the first five months of the […]

Revisiting Idyllwild’s top stories of 2013

Revisiting Idyllwild’s top stories of 2013

Editor’s note: This week, the Town Crier revisits just six of the top stories of 2013.   Idyllwild evacuated for Mountain Fire Monday afternoon, July 15, the Mountain Fire began burning near Highway 243 in Mountain Center. The fire began on the west side of Highway 243 but quickly jumped the road and began blazing […]

Richard Mozeleski new recreation coordinator

Richard Mozeleski new recreation coordinator

Richard Mozeleski is the new Town Hall sports coordinator. He began last week after passing the final background checks. Mozeleski and his wife moved to Fern Valley several years ago from Murietta where he had a landscaping business. Before becoming full-time neighbors, they were commuting from Murrieta part-time for five years before. The traditional menu […]

Free health clinic at Town Hall

A free mobile health care clinic van serve people and families with no insurance will come to Idyllwild Wednesday Jan. 8, and it will return on the second Wednesday of each month. The clinic will be hosted at Town Hall at 25925 Cedar St. and will offer general medical exams, sick child visits and a […]

Forest Service to receive Coast Guard air tankers

Late last week, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014 (H.R. 3304), which included language that Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) submitted transferring 22 military aircraft to the Forest Service to battle major wildfires. Under the defense bill passed Thursday night, seven surplus HC-130H Hercules aircraft […]

So you think you know the Hill? - December 26, 2013

So you think you know the Hill? – December 26, 2013

This week you are again challenged to identify the particular spot depicted in this Hill photograph. It might be the exterior of a building or surrounding grounds of a commercial, governmental or nonprofit premises, or a public place in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley or Mountain Center. The prize is tickets to the Rustic Theatre, […]

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