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Local arrested on robbery charge

Local arrested on robbery charge

Michael Darrenger Kellner, 20, of Idyllwild, was arrested on charges of robbery, terrorist threats and receiving stolen property and two charges of violating probation. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would not release the identity of the victim or target of the terrorist threats. The arrest was made at the corner of Ridgeview and Village Center […]

Dean returns to Boston race

Dean returns to Boston race

Mark Dean is nearly finished preparing for his second Boston Marathon, but the 51 weeks since his first Boston run have been depressing, discouraging and deceiving. As many remember, the 2013 Boston Marathon was disrupted and damaged when bombs ignited near the finish line. Three people, including an 8-year-old boy, were killed and more than […]

Highway 74 open

Highway 74 open

Highway 74 is open from Idyllwild to Hemet. Earlier this morning, Monday, April 7, the road was temporarily closed in both directions. According Terri Kasinga, Chief, Public and Legislative Affairs, for Caltrans District 8, provided the following information,the abutments constructed in recent weeks at the site, “… held up most of the slide.” Caltrans was […]

Disappearance of ‘Rocky’ the deer still a mystery

According to Capt. Ray Wood, the Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station has exhausted all leads and the likelihood of finding Rocky the deer is remote. He said the deer might have been dismantled and scrapped. The mountain climbing-themed deer painted by local artists Donna Elliot and Neil Jenkins as a part of the public art display […]

Judge orders Smith to trial for Pinyon homicides

Last week, Riverside County Judge James Hawkins ordered Cristin Smith, 25, to stand trial for the murder of three Pinyon Pines residents in 2006. A Riverside County grand jury has already indicted Smith’s friend, Robert Pape. The grand jury did indict Smith, but because he was under age 18 at the time of the crimes […]

Deputies arrest Idyllwild man

On Thursday, March 27, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station arrested Wayne Sleme, 39, of Idyllwild, on multiple charges. He currently is being held in the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility until his arraignment Tuesday, April 1, at the court in Banning. Five charges were filed, three of which were felonies — burglary, […]

News of Record: April 3, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Wednesday, March 26, to Sunday, March 30. Idyllwild: • March 26 — Two medical aids. • March 26 — Building fire. • March 28 — Rescue. • March 29 — Dispatched and canceled en route. • March 30 — Medical aid. Sheriff’s log The […]

For most 2014 health insurance, sign-up is over

For most 2014 health insurance, sign-up is over

Covered California™ confirmed that last Monday was its deadline for open enrollment in an exchange health insurance plan and announced its policies for completing an application for health care coverage. “Covered California is not extending its deadline for applying for a health plan,” CC Executive Director Peter V. Lee said. “However, we’re committed to helping […]

The redesign: Updated with a nod to the past

This week’s paper reflects a redesign of the Town Crier that has been months in the making and many years coming. Our aim in reimagining the look of the Town Crier was to maintain our proud heritage as a news-heavy local source, while celebrating our artistic culture with a weekly “On the Town” section that […]

Power outage planned for Idyllwild

On Friday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m., Southern California Edison plans to complete maintenance work in the Idyllwild area. SCE expects this work will take about three hours. And to complete the work safely, SCE will need to create an electrical outage during the period from 9 a.m. to noon, according to Jeremy Goldman, […]

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