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Idyllwild students help Honduran school

Idyllwild students help Honduran school

Idyllwild Arts (IA) National Honor Society members are staging a fundraising drive, replete with performances by IA students, to obtain school supplies for an elementary school in Honduras. From noon to 3 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, IA students will be in front of Mountain Harvest Market in Strawberry Creek Plaza to entertain and entreat. Part of the Honor Society’s mission is to perform service. The beneficiary of this year’s IA’s honor service project is a 630-student school in Punta Gorda, Honduras.

Idyllwild Botany: Travails of a lemon lily …

Idyllwild Botany: Travails of a lemon lily …

[Several days ago] Tom and I visited my favorite lemon lily. I am happy to report it is still standing tall and strong, and has produced an abundance of seeds. I have known this lily since 2007 and have recently begun to study it. I wish I could single out more individual lilies to study, […]

Creature Corner: Oct. 27, 2011

Creature Corner: Oct. 27, 2011

Found: Black and white female cat around Hemstreet area in Fern Valley. Call ARF to identify 659-1122. Six baby pit bull mix puppies and 2 black lab/golden retriever mix babies need a home. Pictures are available at ARF. Our new address is 26890 Hwy. 243. You’ll see our signs. Four paws up to Missy, our […]

Past Tense: Oct. 27, 2011

Past Tense: Oct. 27, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce endorsed county plans for a local building code. 55 years ago – 1956 The Town Crier threw a 10th-anniversary potluck celebration at Town Hall. Everyone was invited to come and “talk over old times and swap yarns about our beginnings on the Hill.” 50 years […]

Injured Tahquitz Peak climber rescued by helicopter

Injured Tahquitz Peak climber rescued by helicopter

The 21-year-old climber had fallen 60 feet and sustained an ankle injury.

Underground fuel constituents dissipating

The third quarter groundwater monitoring report of the underground plume of hydrocarbons along Highway 243 southwest of the Shell and Chevron gasoline stations indicates continued declining levels. The October 2011 monitoring of ground water of the Village Market (Shell station) site of a former leaking underground fuel tank (LUFT) again detected virtually no contaminants. In […]

Mountain Folk: Genis gets ‘Best Art Show’ award

The Town Crier congratulates photographer and part-time Idyllwild resident Gina Genis for the award she was given for the Best Art Show of 2011 from Orange County Weekly for “Economy Portraits.” Images of her work can be viewed at http://ginagenis.photoshelter.com/gallery/Economy-Portraits/G0000DPlc.RPPI.I/… Wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Idyllwild resident Frank Gorzny, who is recovering […]

Only in Idyllwild: Brave neighbors

Only in Idyllwild will your neighbor relocate your caught rattlesnakes and racoons that come through your doggie door.

Outside Idyllwild: Remembering Jimmy …

Outside Idyllwild: Remembering Jimmy …

I can’t recall the first time I met James Haney. He seemed to just materialize into my consciousness fully formed as a friend and buddy. Looking back, it was as if we were meant to be good friends from the start and there was no “getting to know you” phase like most friendships. One thing […]

County advances $450,000 to Idyllwild fire department

Insolvency for the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) has been postponed. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a loan or advance of $450,000 to IFPD. The funds will be repaid to the county from the district’s December and January property tax and special assessment payments. On Friday, 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone said he […]

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