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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 […]

Past Tense: Sept 26, 2013

Past Tense: Sept 26, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 “Ma’s New Husband” was chosen as the first play to be produced by the newly organized Mountain Players.   60 years ago – 1953 More than 150 people pledged $10 each for benches  to be placed at the Town Hall campfire area.   55 years ago – 1958 Temperatures dropped […]

Ready, set, prepare Oct. 19

On Sept. 10, Marie Elaine Davis, associate director, Emergency Services for the Red Cross, and Jody Haynes, RN, Disaster Health Services Regional leader, spoke to a group of about 40 concerned Idyllwild residents about “all hazards” preparedness. “From the Red Cross perspective, what we teach communities is to be prepared for any disaster because it […]

OFF THE LEASH: The Candy Cupboard …

When I was a kid we’d hop on a Greyhound bus and take a trip back to my mother’s home town, Winterset, Iowa, and spend the summer. Winterset is a quintessential Iowa farm town that is also home to the famous covered bridges of Madison County. While in Winterset, I’d work the register at my […]

Tree down at Village Hardware

Tree down at Village Hardware

At 7:00 a.m. this morning employees of Village Hardware discovered a downed oak tree on the roof of the store.  The tree knocked power out and by 2:00 p.m., power had not been restored.  Crews are working to remove the tree.  There were no injuries.  The oak tree appeared to come from Village Lane and […]

NEWS OF RECORD: September 19, 2013

NEWS OF RECORD: September 19, 2013

A two-vehicle traffic collision with minor injuries just north of Saunders Meadow Road on Highway 243 created one-lane traffic Monday afternoon. Gabriel Michelle Roberts, 52, of Hemet, was traveling northbound in a Subaru Outback, according to CHP Officer Ron Esparza, when she veered into the southbound lane. Michael Curtis Loften, 18, of Mountain Center, was […]

Capparelli resigns from IFPD

Idyllwild Fire Commissioner Pete Capparelli resigned his position at the conclusion of the Sept. 10 commission meeting. “As of tomorrow [Sept. 11], I tender my resignation to step down from the commission,” he said. Capparelli’s term would have ended the first week of December since he had chosen not to seek re-election. Commissioner Dr. Charles […]

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