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Pollutant levels drop in Pine Cove

In early August, Frey Environmental conducted another vapor extraction project at the Pine Cove Market. The extraction, called an “over purge,” was limited to monitoring well no. 2 and lasted six hours. The total petroleum hydrocarbon level was undetectable both before and after the over purge event, according to Oct. 10 results submitted to the […]

Opinion: St. Petersburg Quartet concert at Idyllwild Arts

Being an ISOMATA [Idyllwild School of Music and Theater Arts, now Idyllwild Arts] alumnus of the 1960s, I can say audiences knew better than to clap between movements of a single work. The administration and teachers should immediately impart this knowledge to their students and at the very least note on future programs, “Please refrain […]

Opinion: Health insurance barriers

In the Oct. 20 issue of the Town Crier, [the author of one of the] letters to the editor asserts there is no excuse why anyone whose annual income is equal or greater than $50,000 would lack health insurance. I must conclude he is not acquainted with pre-existing condition clauses. Allow me to elucidate. These […]

Opinion: Who is community center for?

Property tax dollars belong to this town, not the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC), Bill Sanborn or Marge Muir. ICRC must be a property owner elected group. It’s not a school, Bill or Marge, mandated by the State constitution. It certainly should not be for a bank account with Bob Lewis, Dawn Sonnier, or Chris […]

Creature Corner: Nov. 3, 2011

Creature Corner: Nov. 3, 2011

Ciao Bella! Our newest addition to ARF is Jack, an Italian greyhound/Chihuahua mix. Young and full of love, his eyes will melt your heart. Warning: once you have him in your arms, you’ll never let go.

Past Tense: Nov. 3, 2011

Past Tense: Nov. 3, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 Indians from the valley were gathering acorns in Strawberry Valley where the crop was tremendous. 55 years ago – 1956 Max and Bee Krone were featured in “The Instructor,” a teacher’s magazine. A section of their song arrangements appeared in several issues. 50 years ago – 1961 Movie studio technicians […]

Over-the-side crash causes fire

A single vehicle went 100 feet over the side on Highway 243 north of Twin Pines sometime after 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The crash ignited a fire in the same area as the 2006 Esperanza Fire. According to the CAL FIRE incident report, 11 engines and 53 firefighters responded and quickly extinguished the blaze […]

River Drive house burns

River Drive house burns

A house on River Road burned Saturday night, Oct. 30, but Idyllwild Fire (IFPD), with help from Riverside County Fire (RCFD), prevented it from spreading from trees to other nearby structures. None of the residents, a mother and two children, were home when the fire was discovered. “It was accidental,” said Idyllwild Capt. James Reyes, […]

Raven cause of brief power interruption

Raven cause of brief power interruption

Idyllwild suffered brief interruption of electric power on Monday morning when a raven landed on the Southern California Edison (SCE) Lower Pine Crest power substation.

"Occupy Idyllwild" continues

“Occupy Idyllwild” continues

Idyllwild was the site of another “Occupy” event this weekend.

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