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Hardy joins Idyllwild Chamber board

Continuing its upward trend, the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce voted to add Creek House co-owner Lanny Hardy to its board of directors. Hardy and wife Lorraine have owned the iconic restaurant since July and have expanded both the menu and hours of operation, adding a lunch hour. Lanny’s background is in nonprofit business management, a […]

Volunteers helm skate park reopening

The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) reopened the Idyllwild Skate Park (ISP) with volunteers at the helm. Insurance on the park has been paid, but lacking funds to hire a park manager, a number of volunteers have agreed to help assure its continuation for local boarders, according to Claudia Posey, skate park volunteer coordinator. Currently, […]

CERT trainees complete course

CERT trainees complete course

Fifteen residents graduated this weekend from the Mountain Disaster Preparedness CERT class. Welcoming the group is Idyllwild Fire Department Chief Norm Walker. The course was certified by the U.S. Office of Emergency Services and totaled 20 hours of instruction. Instructors were Rick Foster, Nancy Layton and EMT Greg Minor.

Pine Cove Water District reports good well levels

The Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) board held a brief meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12. The board had no major action on its agenda and listened to General Manager Jerry Holldber report on well levels, budget status and the Arrowhead Water donations. Well levels remain strong, with measuring well No. 10 up 2 feet from last […]

Of mice and bats

Above average rainfall and moderate temperatures have created a bountiful crop of grass this year. Vegetation has also helped enhance the local rodent and bat populations. Pest control specialist Tracy Philippi, owner of Better Wildlife Control, and Village Hardware owner, Larry Donahoo, both have an abundance of customers combating the local rodents. “Who invited the […]

Suspected Idyllwild burglar identified, incarcerated

On Monday night, Oct. 10, local Tracy Philippi stopped a burglary in progress on Scenic Drive in Idyllwild. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect as Mathew James Subish, 38, of Idyllwild. Subish is charged with felony burglary, purchase or receipt of a stolen vehicle (one of the vehicles allegedly used by Subish at […]

Volunteers plant 50 lilac trees at Idyllwild Inn

Volunteers plant 50 lilac trees at Idyllwild Inn

Members of the 2015 Lilac Festival Committee take a break after planting 50 lilacs at the Idyllwild Inn on Saturday.

More local business changes

FAME comes to Idyllwild in December — no, not the movie, but a new business of desert resident and musician Frank Orlando. FAME, acronym for Fine Arts, Music and Education, will be housed in Oakwood Village in the old Sadie’s Clinic site. Orlando, a professional private music teacher and musician, will teach piano, bass, guitar […]

Idylliwld School hosts book fair

Idylliwld School hosts book fair

The Idyllwild School cafeteria became a veritable library as a Book Fair was held Oct. 10-14 to benefit the school’s PTA.

Ground broken for new Camp Ronald McDonald cafeteria

Ground broken for new Camp Ronald McDonald cafeteria

Shovels dug into mountain dirt as groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Ronald McDonald, located in nearby Hurkey Creek area, starting construction of a dining hall and cabins to house any child, from infancy through age 18, who has cancer or a similar condition at no cost to the families.

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