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Past Tense: April 10, 2014

Past Tense: April 10, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 More tracks of the mountain lion previously sighted around Ernie Maxwell’s cabin were spotted. The visitor seemed to be more curious than hungry.   60 years ago – 1954 Oscar Lawler, prominent Los Angeles attorney, donated his 80-acre estate in the Dark Canyon area to the county. The donation was […]

Planned outage hit Friday

Planned outage hit Friday

Matter of fact: April 10, 2014

In the March 27 issue on page 13 regarding Chris Trout, she was mistakenly reported to have a doctorate in technology and strategic planning. Trout said she completed the studies but did not do the dissertation to earn the degree. In last week’s story about the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s community social potluck on page […]

Idyllwild Scholarship Fund application deadline

Local high school seniors need to submit applications for the Idyllwild Scholarship Fund to the Idyllwild School office by the end of the school day Tuesday, April 15. The criteria are: 1) parent or legal guardian and student have lived in the attendance area served by Idyllwild School for three or more years of their […]

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 […]

Before our time: Libraries in Idyllwild: past and present …

Like a growing number of Hill residents, I’ve been spending more time lately at our public library. Its move to Strawberry Plaza in 2012 was truly a return to its roots at the heart of the community. In 1920, Claudius Lee Emerson made a library an integral part of his plan to develop a family-friendly […]

Stone ramps up fundraising

Three Republicans have announced their intentions to fill the vacant state Senate District 28 seat, representing Idyllwild. Locals will recognize 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone. Some will remember Bonnie Garcia. From 2002 through 2008, she represented Assembly District 80 (eastern Riverside County and all of Imperial County). The third candidate is Glenn Miller, a current […]

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