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Some local trails closed for a year

The U.S. Forest Service has announced a one-year closure of portions of the San Jacinto Ranger District. The closed areas were severely damaged from the Mountain Fire this summer. [See map, page 3.] Trails originating at Saddle Junction and going to the eastern boundary of the district, such as Laws Camp and Caramba, are closed. […]

Book Fair

Book Fair

Horsin' around

Horsin’ around

The Idyllwild Community Center sponsored a horseshoe tournament Saturday for both men and women. Despite the cold and drizzly weather, Bob Baker (left) and Robert Priefer (right) were able to pitch and play two different games simultaneously. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Rash of burglaries and no answers

Rash of burglaries and no answers

In October and November a rash of breaking and entering crimes occurred in and around downtown Idyllwild. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department database, seven breaking and entering incidents occurred in or near the downtown area: They included the 54400 block of North Circle Drive on Oct. 22 and Oct. 25; the 54300 block […]

Holiday events in Idyllwild

The rich, natural beauty of fall in Idyllwild is always a great reason for a visit, but add a long Thanksgiving holiday weekend and you have the makings of a perfect family getaway. Idyllwild has a rich tradition of celebrating the holidays from the local restaurants and organizations offering traditional Thanksgiving dinners, to the 53rd-annual […]

Attempted burglary at Honey Bunns & Joe Bakery

An attempted burglary took place at Honey Bunns & Joe Bakery located at 54385 N. Circle Dr., the night of Wednesday, Nov. 13 or early Thursday morning, Nov. 14. “They [the burglars] weren’t able to get into the main part of the bakery because we have a huge deadbolt on the door. You’d have to […]

May Valley Trails Project back on track

The International Mountain Bicycling Association, Idyllwild Cycling and the U.S. Forest Service will work together to move the May Valley trails project forward after the Mountain Fire and a government shutdown stalled progress. “For the immediate future, the Emergency Closure Order that encompasses the May Valley area is being reviewed and evaluated for possible adjustments. […]

Senator Emmerson resigns

Senator Emmerson resigns

State Sen. Bill Emmerson (R-23) has tendered his resignation effective Dec. 1, admitting to losing passion for the job. Emmerson had previously represented the Hill in the state Senate until last November’s elections implemented the 2010 redistricting. Idyllwild and other Hill communities are now within the 28th Senate District, but elections for even-numbered districts will be November 2014. Nevertheless, since his election to represent the new 23rd district, Emmerson said he […]

Baby calf 1, Coyotes 0

Baby calf 1, Coyotes 0

Rudolph Nunez, senior groundskeeper at Living Free Animal Sanctuary, holds the calf he rescued on Nov. 6 at the sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Clay Helgren Wednesday, Nov. 6, was like any other day at work for Rudolph Nunez, the senior groundskeeper at Living Free Animal Sanctuary for the past seven years. Nunez oversees the approximately […]

Winning Lions

Winning Lions

The Idyllwild School boys cross-country varsity team took first place in the middle-school competition last week at Dartmouth Middle School.

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