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Category: Idyllwild News

Two die in Hill vehicle crashes

Traffic collisions in the Idyllwild area claimed two lives in separate incidents on Friday, Oct. 21, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Public Information Officer Darren Meyer. The first occurred at 6:05 p.m., when 78-year-old Indio resident Jackie McDonald lost control of his 2010 Toyota coupe while traveling east on Highway 74, east of the […]

Woodies help ARF

Woodies help ARF

Woodies and ARF volunteers worked together to abate ARF’s new location on Highway 243. The crews had a great time getting the abatement work done.

Garden Club hosts 'Discovering Mountain Gardening'

Garden Club hosts ‘Discovering Mountain Gardening’

The second of two speakers featured at the Idyllwild Garden Club’s “Discover Mountain Gardening” event, Joe Walker (above) of Obra Verde Growers, speaks about Australian perennials that grow well in our local mountains. The first speaker was UCSD professor Dr. James Nieh (not shown), who spoke about “The Dangers of Being a Honey Bee: Predators, Pesticides and Colony Collapse.”

Idyllwild Arts, water district discuss future supply

Officials from Idyllwild Arts (IA) attended the Idyllwild Water District (IWD) meeting to discuss the school’s future construction plans. While IA has not completed the county’s planning process, Jon Newman, IA’s dean of students, told the board that a “will serve” letter for the new health center should be submitted in early 2012. The president’s […]

Idyllwild Chamber welcomes Fern Valley Inn

Idyllwild Chamber welcomes Fern Valley Inn

The Fern Valley Inn became the latest member of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the occasion. Holding the ceremonial ribbon at left is Chamber of Commerce 2nd Vice President JoAnne Slater and Chamber President Nick Todd at far right. Others at the festive event, from left are Robin Roodebush, co-owner Gary Taylor with the ceremonial scissors and Mim Andrews. Fern Valley Inn co-owner Perry Emery is not pictured.

Idyllwild Arts adds sustainability goal

Idyllwild Arts adds sustainability goal

At its monthly meeting, the Idyllwild Arts Sustainability Committee discussed water conservation, energy usage, security, turning off lights and turning down thermostats. This summer, shortly after assuming his role as school president, Brian Cohen suggested the school formalize a group to explore and implement conservation and sustainability ideas. The result is a committee comprised of […]

Fern Valley Water settles customer problem, faces another

The Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) has resolved one customer problem concerning a sewer line shared with the district office, but will face a different problem at a December small claims court date. The sewer line issue came to the district’s attention in March, when a new owner purchased the property directly north of the […]

Idyllwild Community Center meetings scheduled

This week, the Idyllwild community is invited to meet with the current Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) committee to express its wishes for the use of the site and to ask questions about its status and future. The first opportunity will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. For those who miss or can’t attend this session, […]

Idyllwild students help Honduran school

Idyllwild students help Honduran school

Idyllwild Arts (IA) National Honor Society members are staging a fundraising drive, replete with performances by IA students, to obtain school supplies for an elementary school in Honduras. From noon to 3 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, IA students will be in front of Mountain Harvest Market in Strawberry Creek Plaza to entertain and entreat. Part of the Honor Society’s mission is to perform service. The beneficiary of this year’s IA’s honor service project is a 630-student school in Punta Gorda, Honduras.

Injured Tahquitz Peak climber rescued by helicopter

Injured Tahquitz Peak climber rescued by helicopter

The 21-year-old climber had fallen 60 feet and sustained an ankle injury.

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