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Clubs: Friends of the San Jacinto Valley, Idyllwild Contemporary Book Club, Friends of the Idyllwild Librar

Friends of the San Jacinto Valley Naturalists and bird nesting-box specialists Samantha Dempster and Dan Lace will take hikers to some of the 45 nesting boxes in the San Jacinto Wildlife Area and show how to inspect, clean and survey the boxes. Information will be provided on how to install and maintain nesting boxes and […]

Before our time: From Fern Valley Gardens to The Epicurian and now the sound of music …

One aspect of Idyllwild that helps maintain its small-village charm is the way commercial and residential activities get intermingled through both space and time. Upper North Circle Drive offers a good example. Just across the street from ever-busy Café Aroma, stands dense forest surrounding two obviously old buildings. As Idyllwild’s first construction boom gained momentum […]

Another Idyllwild sewer rate increase on horizon

At last week’s special meeting, Idyllwild Water District directors listened to new General Manager Tom Lynch and Chief Financial Officer Hosny Shouman discuss preliminary reasons for a potential rate increase, particularly for the sewer district. Lynch explained that the presentation was just an initial discussion, and more information and a recommendation would be ready when […]

Caltrans continuing work on Highway 74

Caltrans and its contractor, Skanska, of Los Angeles, Calif. will begin work today on an emergency project on Highwayt 74 near the Cranston Fire Station. This is the “bump” site. The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and continue through this weekend during the same hours and will continue next week. […]

VIDEO: Snow and 49 degrees

A light dusting of snow fell overhead on the Hill this afternoon, despite the unseasonably warm weather. Forecasters are scratching their heads. The National Weather Service did not see this coming. The snow only lasted for a few minutes and quickly melted after hitting streets and surfaces. NWS foresees sunshine tomorrow and temperatures in the […]

News of Record: March13, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, March 4 to Monday, March 10:   Idyllwild: March 4 — Malicious false alarm. March 4 —  Three medical aids. March 9 — Medical aid. March 10 — Medical aid.   Mountain Center: March 5 — Two cover assignments, standby, move-up. March 5 […]

Creature Corner: March 13, 2014

Creature Corner: March 13, 2014

The leprechauns have visited the ARF cattery and left behind the luck o’ the Irish. Monday, March 17 is St. Paddy’s Day and all of our felines can be adopted for the lucky #17. Come on in this weekend. Your Irish eyes will be smiling as you visit the cats in the shamrock room. Mr. […]

Past Tense: March 13, 2014

Past Tense: March 13, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Caretakers of the Bunker Ranch found themselves snowbound for seven weeks with dwindling provisions.   60 years ago – 1954 The Isaac Walton League built and installed 14 signs to warn motorists about deer on local highways.   55 years ago – 1959 More than 60 mountaineers attended a workshop, […]

Don’t be scammed: Text Messages

Scammers are now using text messages — millions of them — sent unsolicited, directly to cell phones announcing terrific prizes and/or gift cards just by replying to the text. Once a reply is made, the prize offer disappears but personal information may be solicited or responders may be solicited to sign up for offers that […]

Out Loud: Just one last bite …

The Ye family immigrated from mainland China, Shanghai, specifically, and took up residence in Idyllwild. In 1988, Freeman Ye took over the iconic Chinese restaurant on Cedar Street, Hidden Village. The award-winning chef created his own style of Chinese cooking — adapted for American tastes but more exceptional than most Chinese restaurants. Our children grew […]

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