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Garden Club joins oak borer fight with roadside signs

Garden Club joins oak borer fight with roadside signs

The Idyllwild Garden Club takes a major step in trying to stop further Goldspotted oak borer infestation in Idyllwild. It has commissioned and will install roadside signs advising against importation of oak onto the Hill. “Our budget allowed for 10 signs,” said Mike Feyder, Garden Club instigator of the sign project. At present the club […]

Esther Kennedy, Spirit Mountain Retreat director, leaving

Esther Kennedy, Spirit Mountain Retreat director, leaving

Esther Kennedy, director of Idyllwild’s Spirit Mountain Retreat Center, is returning to Adrian, Mich., the motherhouse of her Dominican order of Catholic sisters. A new director, Jill Breslau, arrives in June. “It’s been an extraordinary 11 years of my life and I have loved every minute of it,” Kennedy said. “I feel welcomed and loved […]

Idyllwild Middle School students learn philanthropy

Idyllwild Middle School students learn philanthropy

Fifteen Idyllwild Middle School students are learning and practicing philanthropy as part of a Youth Grantmakers program …

Bald eagles count continues March 9: Volunteers needed

Bald eagles count continues March 9: Volunteers needed

The Forest Service needs volunteers to help count bald eagles for the annual winter bald eagle counts in and near the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. Saturday, March 9 is the final count of the 35th season of bald eagle counts. The first two days, in December and January, successfully spotted local eagles. The […]

County reviews emergency medical services

Riverside County has begun working on a new ambulance services contract. The county’s current contract with American Medical Response expires in June 2015. The board of supervisors has given its Emergency Medical Services Agency strong direction to develop a new contract, put it out to bid and make a selection in time for a smooth […]

House Fire

House Fire

Idyllwild Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 54000 block of Pine Crest Ave. about 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Smoke engulfed the residents, however the fire threat was quickly located and extinguished before serious damage occurred.

Idyllwild’s garden season beginning

Kicking off Idyllwild’s gardening season (Yes! … It is time to think tomatoes) the Idyllwild Garden Club invites everyone to their annual March Soup-er meeting, noon, Tuesday, March 5 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 54400 N. Circle Dr., door on lower level. A hot buffet of soups, breads and desserts will be followed by our […]

Traffic collision Feb 28

Traffic collision Feb 28

A single vehicle traffic collision closed Highway 74 around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 near mile marker 53.25. Joshua Bauer, 30 of Idyllwild was traveling eastbound and exceeding the 55mph speed limit. When Bauer failed to make a curve, he over corrected, flipping his 2012 Blue Toyota Prius C and hit the side of […]

Author to discuss Esperanza Fire book

Author to discuss Esperanza Fire book

On March 8, John MacLean will discuss his book “The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57” at the Rustic Theatre. MacLean spoke to the Town Crier, Sunday, Feb. 24, about the book and his writing on wildland fires. MacLean has written three other books about wildland fires. The first was “Fire […]

January leaks bleeding Idyllwild Water’s supply

The Idyllwild Water District continues to monitor its water supplies and usage. Foster Lake, the district’s largest storage reservoir, showed a slight increase in January. General Manager Terry Lyons reported to the board that the lake’s water level was 6.5 feet, a half-foot improvement. The water level of the wells around the lake remained unchanged […]

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