Tom Dillon, new fifth grade teacher at Idyllwild School, has a few sleight-of-hand magic tricks up his sleeve that he uses to help students pay attention, improve their observational and cognitive skills and reward them for those little leaps forward that he says makes teaching so rewarding. “I enjoy giving knowledge to kids,” said the […]
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The 2nd-annual Lemon Lily Festival (LLF) drew a larger audience and organizers learned some lessons they will use to improve the festival for next year. Key organizer Doug Yagaloff reported that based on site surveys, shuttle transport and merchant queries, he believes the festival drew about 5,000 attendees, most of whom were from out of […]
Around 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, an alert teacher on her lunch break at Idyllwild School heard a domestic argument in progress at a residence on Saunders Meadow Road, opposite a wing of school classrooms. She then spotted a man with a rifle getting into a truck and driving away from the residence. Despite […]
Saturday, Sept. 10, Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP) will mount a “boots on the ground” simulation of the aftermath of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, with an epicenter 2.2 miles east of Banning, in the Pass area. At 9 a.m., MDP will announce over its radio and email systems and through the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services […]
Jeral Steven Cooley, 30, of Anza, has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography (Penal code 311.11(B)). Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 7. Cooley was arrested on Aug. 15. Investigators and officers with Riverside County’s multi-agency Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force found more than 75 images of child pornography in Cooley’s possession. Cooley […]
Despite a summer cloudburst, the 18th Annual Jazz in the PInes barely missed a beat. Raindrops fell, but jazz fans hovered under cover, tents, easy-ups or other shelter. the inclement weather merely built a stronger bond among the thousands of Jazz fanatics in Idyllwild today.
The lovely gardens at the Rustic Cabin (54380 N Circle Dr) have been selected as Idyllwild’s Garden of the Season. The Idyllwild Garden Club bestows this honor once a quarter to s business that goes that extra mile to beautify Idyllwild. Owners, Ken and Eva Gioeli, of Idyllwild Landscape Co. (951-961-4428) have created a lovely […]
The Idyllwild Water District (IWD) board began a process that may take many meetings to ultimately resolve. General Manager Terry Lyons reported that Idyllwild Arts staff has approached IWD for a “will serve” letters in anticipation of new construction at the school beginning this fall. IWD can provide sufficient water for a new health center, […]
Riverside County has provided Station 23 (Pine Cove) with a new engine. This engine is 5 years old and was originally assigned to a desert station. With a tight turning radius, it will be an added benefit to the Hill’s firefighting force.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported the rescue of two climbers stranded on Tahquitz. The climbers, newlyweds from the San Diego area, used a cell phone to reach authorities about 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. According to Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) volunteer Lee Arnson, the climbers called for help when their headlamps failed and […]