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Category: Idyllwild News

Protecting a home from burglary

With the recent rash of burglaries in Idyllwild, increased home security is a concern among many residents. Cost concerns prevent many families from installing a monitored, home-security system or video surveillance. There are many common-sense, low cost ways to protect a home and family from intruders without breaking the bank. Lock doors. Sounds simple enough, […]

Readers write: Make ceremony more kid-friendly

Editor: I have one suggestion that those of you in charge of the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony might consider. Many of us with small children/grandchildren would greatly appreciate a more condensed version of the program. For example: 1) see Santa arrive, 2) sing a few uplifting Christmas/Hanukkah songs (such as “Jingle Bells,” Rudolph, Dreidel), and […]

Fire personnel committee negotiates with career staff

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District Personnel Committee met with negotiators from the Idyllwild Career Firefighters Association last week. Before entering a closed session during the Dec. 5 committee meeting, Commissioner Jerry Buchanan announced that the subjects were the new California Public Employees Retirement System rules and overtime. The CalPERS issue was a continuation of the […]

Burglary victims dismayed at sheriff’s response

No additional burglaries have been reported in Idyllwild since Nov. 22, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, but some victims of the recent string of robberies have expressed dismay at the RCSD’s response to the recent rash of burglaries. A seemingly lack of follow-up from the first report and insufficient communication about progress have […]

Major injury in over-the-side crash

Friday afternoon, December 6th, a vehicle and its driver ended up 50 feet over the side of Highway 74 near Palm Canyon Drive in Anza, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. Mercy Air transported the individual to a nearby hospital. J.P. Crumrine can be reached […]

Two tuberculosis cases do not make an outbreak

The Riverside County Department of Public Health has announced the detection of two cases of active tuberculosis in nearby high schools. In late October, one case was diagnosed in Vista Murrieta High School. A second case was diagnosed in an Indio High School student in November. While unusual, the two cases are unrelated, said Barbara […]

Local indie film seeks locals as volunteer movie extras

The low‐budget, independent feature film “The Cabin,” currently filming in Idyllwild, is seeking extras to volunteer at select times during the upcoming week. Directed by Will Dickerson (Detour), “The Cabin” is a psychological thriller that follows a children’s book author on her return to her hometown upon inheriting the house she grew up in. Extras […]

USFS to drop rec fees at Black/Thomas mountains

San Bernardino National Forest officials are seeking public comments on proposed changes to two standard amenity recreation fee areas — Black Mountain and Thomas Mountain — within the San Jacinto Ranger District, and six other areas within the SBNF — the Arrowhead, Barton Flats, Big Bear North, Big Bear South, Falls and Lytle Creek. Within […]

Idyllwild film festival coming January 2014

Idyllwild film festival coming January 2014

The Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema returns for the fifth time next month. From Jan. 7 to 11, festival participants will once again be offered a panoply of dozens of films — from features to documentaries to shorts. “We really focused on quality this year,” said Idyllwild Director Steve Savage. “Our standards are through the […]

Snow storm expected Saturday

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow for the San Jacinto Mountains. It is likely to begin late tonight (Friday, Dec. 6) and mostly fall during the day on Saturday. The latest estimate is between 5 to 9 inches in Idyllwild and more at higher elevations. Snowfall should end Saturday evening and clearing begin later […]

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