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Garner Valley traffic stalled

Caltrans has resumed the resurfacing of Highway 74 in Garner Valley and is expected to be completed by the end of November, according to Joy Sepulveda, Caltrans public information officer. A $2.1 million contract was awarded to Granite Construction Inc. to do the work that includes overlaying the roadway with asphalt and repairing designated turn-out […]

Out Loud: Don’t be scammed …

Several years ago, my stepson’s elderly grandparents in Michigan received a phone call from him saying he was in Australia in jail and needed money for bail. He begged them not to tell his parents. He is their only grandchild. They were shocked and overwhelmed with concern. He told them how to send him the […]

Animal search and rescue is strained

Animal search and rescue is strained

Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friend’s search and rescue program started about a year and a half ago and during that time, the service has returned more than 40 dogs to their heartbroken owners. “Over a six-day period, we had calls about 11 missing dogs. We were able to return all 11 to their owners,” said Janice […]

Ruiz submits wildfire bill

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-36), along with three other congressmen, introduced legislation to authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency to proactively coordinate with states and localities on wildfire mitigation projects. The Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013 (H.R. 3333) places wildfires on par with other natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes. The […]

Blast from the past — Sportland 1962

Blast from the past — Sportland 1962

The front entrance of Sportland Park in 1962. File photo               Newcomers to Idyllwild have likely heard many stories from long-time residents about the “good old days” in Idyllwild and the evolution of this small mountain community from a veritable wilderness town with 450 residents to the community it […]

Vacations with the Town Crier

Vacations with the Town Crier

  Cultural exchange occurs in a beer tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, where Larissa Moss (holding the Town Crier) is telling the locals about beautiful Idyllwild. Photo courtesy of Larissa Moss                       Jeff and Chanel Friesen browse the Town Crier classifieds on the […]

Garner Valley witches

Garner Valley witches

    Members of the Garner Valley Women’s Group dressed as witches and flew to Idyllwild’s Restaurant Gastrognome Tuesday, Oct. 15, for lunch. From left, Lisa Sawyers, Julie Nolden, Beverly Bartlett, Timmie Martens, Alice Wall, Katie Yoon, Nancy Jones and Athena Geges. Up front is Iris Yoon, 3. Photo by David Yoon      

Nestande vies for Ruiz’s seat: Ruiz campaign balance dwarfs Nestande’s

Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande announced his campaign last week for California’s 36th Congressional District which includes the Hill. Democrat Dr. Raul Ruiz is the Hill’s current congressman, having defeated incumbent Mary Bono Mack in the 2012 election. “My focus is small businesses, which produce 90 percent of the new jobs,” Nestande said. Four out of […]

Students of the Week: Oct. 24, 2013

Students of the Week: Oct. 24, 2013

Idyllwild School sixth-graders Wilton Zuniga (left) and Jake Mabery were chosen by teacher George Companiott as students of the week for making huge efforts to be mature, on task and helpful historians in their social studies class as they study ancient Egypt. Their leap in maturity the past couple of weeks is to be celebrated. […]

Steele starts new PGA Tour season

Brendan Steele has opened this 2013-14 PGA Tour season with a bit of a rocky start. After missing the cut two weeks ago in the Frys.com Open in San Martin, he tied for 57th last week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. The Idyllwild native was 4-under-par in Las Vegas, posting […]

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