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Category: Idyllwild News

HUSD superintendent talks — part 3

Editor’s note: On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Hemet Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Barry Kayrell and Trustee Vic Scavarda of Idyllwild met with the Town Crier to discuss the “State of the District” and trends in the next few years. This is the last of three parts of the interview. How will the “core curriculum” [Common […]

Stage 2: IWD looks for 10 percent water savings

Water Emergency Stage 2 began Sept. 1 for Idyllwild Water District customers. How they react to the restrictions will not be known for a month or longer. During the Sept. 19 board meeting, Director John Cook led a discussion on how the board might create incentives to achieve a 10-percent reduction in usage during Stage […]

FCC technician classes

Idyllwild’s Mile High Radio Club is in the planning stages of conducting an amateur radio operator’s licensing class. This class is aimed at beginners who would like to hold an FCC technician class radio license. The cost is $32 for the first 20 applicants to cover the examination process fee and study manual. The FCC […]

Helping restock the HELP Center

A fund to help Idyllwild residents by restocking the Idyllwild HELP Center’s pantry is underway at

Ruiz’s office helping fire victims

Residents of California’s 36th Congressional District who lost homes or businesses in the recent wildfires may be eligible for federal assistance. The office of Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) is available to assist those affected by damage to homes or businesses with claims to the Small Business Administration. Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has […]

New owners, businesses and changes in Idyllwild

A local business welcomes new owners, a hair salon is on the move and new business ventures highlight these business updates. Idyllwild Soda and Sweet Shop and Remember When Toys in The Fort has sold to the Fedrick Family (Dan, Linda and Allison). Peggy Petalos, Mountain Do’s owner, relocated over the weekend from Highway 243 […]

Mountain Fire investigation

The Mountain Fire’s cause is still under investigation. The only investigative information that has been released is that the cause was an electrical equipment failure on private property. The Town Crier will report when the investigation is complete.

News of Record: September 26, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Sept. 18, to Monday, Sept. 25:   Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Sept. 18 — Smoke or odor removal, Idyllwild. Sept. 19 — Smoke scare, odor of smoke, Idyllwild. Sept. 19 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Sept. 21 — Traffic collision with injuries, Pine Cove. […]

Forest Service offers fee-free day

The San Bernardino National Forest is offering a fee-free day on Saturday, Sept. 28, in conjunction with the 20th-annual National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. No Adventure Pass is required for using standard amenity fee sites that day, whose focus is to instill a sense of shared stewardship […]

Trail closures impact local businesses

For many visitors to Idyllwild, hiking is a favorite pastime. The closure of trails in the Idyllwild area following the Mountain and Silver fires has had a financial impact on local businesses. An added problem is the perception, despite media coverage and written reports to the contrary, that Idyllwild was damaged in the fire and […]

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