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Locals target of grandparent scam

The caller said, “Hi Grandma, this is your grandson Tom. I’m in Florida and I was in an accident and arrested for drunk driving. I need $2,500 for bail. Please don’t tell my parents.” But the grandmother did call Tom’s mother who related that Tom could not possibly be in Florida since he was currently […]

News of Record - 10.31.13

News of Record – 10.31.13

  Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Oct. 22, to Monday, Oct. 29:   Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Oct. 22 — Four medical aids, Idyllwild. Oct. 23 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Oct. 23 — Medical aid, Anza. Oct. 24 — Traffic collision with injuries, Idyllwild. Oct. 24 — Three […]

Students of the week -  Oct. 31, 2013

Students of the week – Oct. 31, 2013

Matter of fact – 10.31.13

In last week’s paper, Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone was reportedly to be be at the Idyllwild Library and at his Hemet office from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, to meet with constituents. Obviously, he can’t be at two places at once. The correct location is the Idyllwild Library. Town Crier […]

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 […]

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