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Occupy Idyllwild protest begins today

Residents of Idyllwild have organized the first official “Occupy Idyllwild” event today in the center of town. The gathering will be at the Idyllwild Tree Monument and begins at 4:30 p.m. A news release from organizers explained, “Just as the rest of Riverside County California has been hit hard by foreclosures, plummeting real estate values, […]

Esperanza Fire fatality first-responders honored

Esperanza Fire fatality first-responders honored

As part of the remembrance of the five fallen firefighters, the San Jacinto Ranger District honored the firefighters who took part in the immediate rescue and recovery effort on that day.

Two die in Hill vehicle crashes

Traffic collisions in the Idyllwild area claimed two lives in separate incidents on Friday, Oct. 21, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Public Information Officer Darren Meyer. The first occurred at 6:05 p.m., when 78-year-old Indio resident Jackie McDonald lost control of his 2010 Toyota coupe while traveling east on Highway 74, east of the […]

Woodies help ARF

Woodies help ARF

Woodies and ARF volunteers worked together to abate ARF’s new location on Highway 243. The crews had a great time getting the abatement work done.

Outside Idyllwild: Lake Fulmor photo safari …

In all the years I have known Les Walker, I have never seen him take a photograph. Les is a professional photographer and photo editor but he has never brought a camera when we went out hiking or took our trips out to Lake Hemet. Lake Hemet has always been one of my favorite spots […]

Garden Club hosts 'Discovering Mountain Gardening'

Garden Club hosts ‘Discovering Mountain Gardening’

The second of two speakers featured at the Idyllwild Garden Club’s “Discover Mountain Gardening” event, Joe Walker (above) of Obra Verde Growers, speaks about Australian perennials that grow well in our local mountains. The first speaker was UCSD professor Dr. James Nieh (not shown), who spoke about “The Dangers of Being a Honey Bee: Predators, Pesticides and Colony Collapse.”

Birth Announcement: Opal Leigh Larkin

Birth Announcement: Opal Leigh Larkin

Idyllwild residents James Walter Larkin II and Rachel Corinne Welch are the proud new parents of Opal Leigh Larkin, born at 8:39 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta. Opal weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and was 19 inches long. Her father, James, is employed at the Idyllwild […]

Only in Idyllwild

I was at the Transfer Station emptying bags of pine needles when my neighbor, Geno, came looking for his cell phone that he had just lost. He asked if I had a cell phone and would I dial his number. I said, “Sure,” and proceeded to do so. His cell phone rang and he found […]

Idyllwild Arts, water district discuss future supply

Officials from Idyllwild Arts (IA) attended the Idyllwild Water District (IWD) meeting to discuss the school’s future construction plans. While IA has not completed the county’s planning process, Jon Newman, IA’s dean of students, told the board that a “will serve” letter for the new health center should be submitted in early 2012. The president’s […]

Idyllwild Chamber welcomes Fern Valley Inn

Idyllwild Chamber welcomes Fern Valley Inn

The Fern Valley Inn became the latest member of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the occasion. Holding the ceremonial ribbon at left is Chamber of Commerce 2nd Vice President JoAnne Slater and Chamber President Nick Todd at far right. Others at the festive event, from left are Robin Roodebush, co-owner Gary Taylor with the ceremonial scissors and Mim Andrews. Fern Valley Inn co-owner Perry Emery is not pictured.

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