Between Thursday evening and Friday morning, Idyllwild Water District President Allan Morphett passed away in his home. Morphett, born March 1944, was 69. He had been an Idyllwild resident for many years. In May 2012, his wife, Maggie, passed away after a long bout with cancer. In 2003, he was elected to the IWD board […]
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Longtime Idyllwild resident Grace Moore is this year’s Fourth of July Parade grand marshal. Idyllwild Rotary Club, parade organizer, made the announcement which came as a surprise to Moore who said she didn’t know why they would pick her. “It’s fantastic,” she said when reached by telephone in Oregon. “I was quite surprised.” Her long […]
On June 28, Becky and Jack Clark become the new owners of the Idyllwild Town Crier. Following in the footsteps of the Town Crier’s founder, Ernie Maxwell, the Clarks are bringing a local, family-owned paper back to Idyllwild. For the past 19 years, Tindle Newspapers Ltd., a private British company, has owned the Town Crier. […]
In a surprising turn to those who attended the June 11 Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s commission meeting, President Jeannine Charles-Stigall withdrew from its agenda the items requesting Commissioner Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly’s resignation and the censure resolution. Without explanation, Stigall said those and the vote on whether Schelly should remain vice-president would not be addressed […]
The Idyllwild Water District is constructing a new 200,000-gallon water storage tank for its Golden Rod well. The new tank ring foundation pad (shown) required 40 yards of poured concrete. Steel construction will begin next Wednesday to allow the foundation to cure.
It was a celebration in Pine Cove Saturday. The water district held its annual open house where customers feasted on tri-tip, salads and ice cream. On display were the district’s three new trucks, courtesy of a grant and loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and nearly 2 miles of pipeline. But the highlight was […]
Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls Monday, June 3, to Tuesday, June 11, 2013: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance June 4 — Canceled en route, Mountain Center. June 4 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. June 4 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. June 4 — Service call, Idyllwild. June 5 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. […]
At left, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Ron Esparza, a solo-vehicle traffic collision occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Amber Leigh Whitney-Krongaard, 23, of Idyllwild was driving her Ford Explorer on Highway 243 about a half mile north of Forest Service Vista Grande Guard Station at about 45 to 50 mph. As Krongaard approached a left-hand curve, her vehicle’s right wheels hit the dirt on the right side of the highway causing her to over correct the Explorer which crossed both lanes, hitting an embankment and flipping onto the passenger’s side. Krongaard was uninjured. Highway 243 was down to one lane of traffic for about one-and-a-half hours as Riverside County Fire Station 63, Forest Service, CHP and Idyllwild Garage cleared the scene.