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IFPD to decide on Killingsworth replacement Tuesday

IFPD to decide on Killingsworth replacement Tuesday

Idyllwild Fire District Commission President Pete Capparelli has asked his colleagues to select him to replace former Commissioner Ben Killingsworth, who resigned in September. The commission will decide on Killingsworth’s replacement at its Nov. 8 meeting. In addition to Capparelli, three other men have submitted applications. Two have experience working as firefighters or with fire […]

Hill gets first snow

Hill gets first snow

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: The snow is definitely sticking in Idyllwild now. There is about a quarter- to a half-inch on the ground in town. Large snowflakes descended on the Hill today, starting around noon in Pine Cove and Fern Valley and 2:15 p.m. in Idyllwild. The snow in town is still soggy with rain and […]

Vehicle smashes Village Hardware merchandise in hit-and-run

Vehicle smashes Village Hardware merchandise in hit-and-run

Sometime between 11:45 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. today, a vehicle smashed into the side of Village Hardware, where merchandise is displayed in a covered area. Village Hardware owner Larry Donahoo said the hit-and-run was discovered just after noon when an employee went out the side of the building. No one inside heard the crash, as […]

Idyllwild Town Crier marks 65th anniversary

Idyllwild Town Crier marks 65th anniversary

The Idyllwild Town Crier marked its 65th anniversary with a Chamber of Commerce party at the TC office Thursday, Nov. 3.

Dr. Katherine Siva Saubel passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1

Dr. Katherine Siva Saubel passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1

Dr. Katherine Siva Saubel, while at home with her family, passed away this Tuesday. She was 91 years old. The family is finalizing plans and ask that he public respect their privacy. Saubel was a renowned native American scholar and educator. An enrolled member of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians, Saubel […]

Idyllwild Community Center committee seeks local input

Idyllwild Community Center committee seeks local input

The Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) committee took questions from residents and presented plans and drawings of the center as it is presently envisioned during two meetings last week. Headed by longtime resident and Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) Trustee Bill Sanborn, the ICC committee is composed of members with many years of business expertise and […]

County OKs Idyllwild Playground

County OKs Idyllwild Playground

With a minimum of discussion, and with a small contingent of Idyllwild supporters in the audience, the Riverside County Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for construction of a 7,980-square-foot playground on the Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) site. The vote, at the Wednesday, Oct. 26 meeting, was unanimous and approval was subject to […]

Limited local support in ShakeOut

According to the website, www.shakeout.org, over eight-and-a-half million Californians — families and individuals, schools, local, state and federal government agencies, tribes, businesses, non-profits, churches, preparedness organizations, and communities and neighborhood groups — participated in the fourth annual Great California ShakeOut which occurred at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Idyllwild participation was light, limited primarily to […]

Remembering our fallen firefighters

Remembering our fallen firefighters

San Jacinto District Ranger Laurie Rosenthal’s speech for the baseball tournament in observance of the Esperanza fifth anniversary ..

Idyllwild prostate cancer survivors favor the PSA test

A group of local men, all prostate cancer survivors who meet regularly in an information-sharing and support group, reacted to a panel of experts’ recent recommendation against a test that screens for prostate cancer (prostate specific antigen, PSA test). Collectively, they were incredulous about the panel’s recommendation. “The test is non-invasive and costs little to […]

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