The award-winning Idylllwild Town Crier was again honored for the high quality of its work this year. The National Newspaper Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest recognized the Town Crier for two community-oriented stories. News Editor J.P. Crumrine’s 10th-anniversary story about the Idyllwild School smARTS program, “Smart art: who can ask the value,” earned first place […]
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On July 10, the Pine Cove Water District Board of Directors elected Diana “De” Eskew to fill the remainder of former President Tom McCullough’s term through December 2015. The following is an interview with Eskew on her views about the District and water issues. TC: Why join the water board? DE: “I’ve lived and worked […]
The Mountain Fire’s blackening of a large portion of the wilderness caused many animals to lose their habitats last month. Small burrowing animals can sometimes escape the flames by going underground, said Dr. Jennifer Gee, director of the University of California’s James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve. When they emerge after the fire, those who survive […]
Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Tuesday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 4: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance July 31 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Aug. 1 — Three medical aids, Idyllwild. Aug. 3 — Dispatched and canceled en route. Aug. 3 — Medical aid, Pine Cove. Aug. 4 — Medical aid, […]
According to California Hwy. Patrol Officer Mike Murawski, at about 1 p.m. Sunday, Charles Marquis, 69, and Bertha Marquis, 68 (on backboard), of Hemet were riding their 1998 Honda Valkyrie northbound on Hwy. 243 near South Circle when the back tire began to fishtail causing the them to lose control and T-bone a 2005 Dodge Ram driven by Jackie Louise Nichols, 58 of Spring Valley, as she was pulling to the side of the road. Idyllwild Fire transported Bertha Marquis to Hemet Valley Medical Center with facial swelling. No other injuries were reported. Oil from a leaking vehicle may have contributed to the crash. Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company 621 and Cal Trans mopped up the excess oil and the Riverside County Sheriff conducted traffic control during the incident.
Town Crier readers chose local building designer Robert Priefer as the 2013 Ernie Maxwell Community Spirit Award recipient last month. Emcee Doug Austin made the announcement at last week’s Idyllwild Summer Concert at the Community Center site. Priefer has been instrumental in volunteering his time with plans for the new Community Center, and been involved […]
Above, winners of this weekend’s American Legion Post 800 horseshoe tournament …
Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone delivers a proclamation the five supervisors signed to Jack and Becky Clark in recognition of their new ownership of the Idyllwild Town Crier. Stone said he supports newspapers and the local ownership of the Town Crier when he gave the proclamation on July 26 at the Idyllwild Library.
The Mountain Fire is still burning and smoldering in places, said both Dan Felix, San Jacinto Ranger District fire chief, and Battalion Chief Chris Fogle, who assumed the role of incident commander following the departure last week of the Type 1 Incident Management Team. “There is still a potential for the fire to spot,” Felix […]