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Category: Idyllwild News

The redesign: Updated with a nod to the past

This week’s paper reflects a redesign of the Town Crier that has been months in the making and many years coming. Our aim in reimagining the look of the Town Crier was to maintain our proud heritage as a news-heavy local source, while celebrating our artistic culture with a weekly “On the Town” section that […]

Power outage planned for Idyllwild

On Friday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m., Southern California Edison plans to complete maintenance work in the Idyllwild area. SCE expects this work will take about three hours. And to complete the work safely, SCE will need to create an electrical outage during the period from 9 a.m. to noon, according to Jeremy Goldman, […]

County park department to replace EDA at Town Hall

On July 1, a new agency will be responsible for the local recreation program. As part of a long-announced reorganization of functions at the county level, the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District will take responsibility for County Service Area 36 (Idyllwild) recreation functions. “We’re planning on keeping it consistent with the past. No […]

Idyllwild Pines Camp announces new executive director

Idyllwild Pines Camp announces new executive director

Idyllwild Pines Camp and Conference Center has selected Kevin Relyea as its next executive director. A former Forbes 500 CEO and past IPCC board president, Relyea began his role on Jan. 1. “We chose Kevin because of his love of God through Christ, his passion for youth and his executive experience, coupled with his leadership […]

Clubs: Books, gardens, astronomy and friends

Clubs: Books, gardens, astronomy and friends

Idyllwild Contemporary Book Club For its inaugural reading, this new book club will launch into Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior.” The first meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Nature’s Wisdom. For more information, call Gina Genis at 659-6256 …   Idyllwild Garden Club Christine Lampe will talk on bee-friendly gardening at the next […]

Fern Valley considers expanded leak detection program

Leak detection was discussed thoroughly during last week’s Fern Valley Water District meeting. Following up on President Robert Krieger’s suggestion during the February meeting, General Manager Steve Erler said he had contacted American Leak Detection about the possibility of surveying the district’s entire pipeline system. A decision was not made during the meeting, but Erler […]

IWD requesting disadvantaged status from state

Idyllwild Water District’s quest for greater funding and cost sharing from the state for the district’s proposed recycled water facility is inching forward, according to General Manager Tom Lynch at the board’s meeting last week. The state water agencies rely on the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for calculating the community’s median household income. […]

Revised Community Wildfire Protection Plan being prepared

Revised Community Wildfire Protection Plan being prepared

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council hosted the second meeting to plan the 2014 Community Wildfire Protection Plan last week. The group’s goal is to have the new CWPP completed by early fall. Before it is finished, President Mike Esnard plans at least one community meeting to discuss and garner public thoughts and recommendations. All […]

Bagpipers plan another summer concert

Bagpipers plan another summer concert

Organizers met Saturday at Gary Parton’s Alpen Glow Lilac Gardens to discuss the return of the University of California, Riverside’s Bag Pipe Band to Idyllwild …

News of Record: March 27, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, March 18 to Monday, March 24:   Idyllwild March 19 — Medical aid. March 22 — System malfunction. March 23 — Three medical aids. March 24 — Public service assistance. March 24 — False alarm or false call.   Sheriff’s log The Riverside […]

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