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Edison planned outages continue

Another power outage affecting the town business area and many residential neighborhoods is planned between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Several smaller and limited outages have also occurred since the April outage, which affected much of the local area, including Pine Cove. “We are putting in equipment to make the substation more […]

Morning shake

About 7:40 a.m., this morning, April 14, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Hill. It was located about 7 miles south southwest of Idyllwild and 10 miles southeast of Valle Vista.

Guidelines for local food distribution

By Merrie VonSeggern and Gay Reeves Special to the Town Crier   Over time, the Idyllwild Food distribution program has evolved. Here is a current description of the program. Idyllwild monthly food distribution serves low-income and senior households. Currently, more than 200 Idyllwild households receive a box of food each month, and more than 25 […]

Arsonist undergoes medical exam

A Riverside County Superior Court judge has ordered a battery of medical assessments for Steven Taylor Rutherford, 48, of Banning. The doctor’s report is expected back for a May 1 hearing. In February, Rutherford was charged with 13 felony counts of arson with enhancements, including use of a delayed ignition device and having a prior […]

Wild cubs killed near sanctuary

Wild cubs killed near sanctuary

A bobcat cub was killed on Highway 74 recently at the entrance to Living Free Animal Sanctuary

Highway 74  temporarily closed Monday

Highway 74 temporarily closed Monday

Highway 74 was temporarily closed in both directions Monday morning, April 7. A landslide was detected in the area where Caltrans has been working for the past several weeks just east of the Cranston Forest Service Station near Valle Vista. As of Monday afternoon, no further closures of the highway were planned, said Chief Terri […]

News of record: April 10, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, April 1, to Monday, April 7.   Idyllwild: • April 2 — Two medical aids. • April 7 —  Medical aid.   Pine Cove: • April 2 — Two medical aids. • April 7 — Medical aid.   Sheriff’s log The Riverside County […]

Several earthquakes on and near the HIll

In the past week, several earthquakes occurred on the Hill and in nearby areas. All were less than 3.0 magnitude. On Monday, April 7 about 7 p.m., a 2.6 magnitude tremor occurred about 11 miles south of Aguanga. On Wednesday, April 9, two more quakes shook the Hill softly. About 7:50 a.m., a 2.5 magnitude […]

Baseball sign-ups given reprieve

Baseball sign-ups given reprieve

The Town Hall Coed baseball signups have been extended through April 25, according to Bill Brown, Riverside County’s County Service Area administrator. The Town Hall advertisement in the April 10 issue of the Town Crier indicated that “… the season had been canceled due to lack of enough players …” That decision has been reversed […]

Ghost Town needs townspeople

Ghost Town needs townspeople

After 10 years and lots of scary nights, Idyllwild’s Halloween Ghost Town may truly become a ghost town.

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