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Sudden passing of jazz guitarist Bob Boss

The Crier notes with sadness the sudden passing of guitarist Bob Boss Sunday, February 18, in Idyllwild. Boss was a part of San Diego jazz life since 1983, but spent a lot of time, and made a lot of friends in Idyllwild, teaching at the Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) and being a part of many Jazz in...

Tesla ordered to pay $1 million-plus for waste

Riverside County District Attorney (DA) Mike Hestrin, along with 24 other DAs throughout California, announced that Feb. 1, a judge in San Joaquin County ordered Tesla Inc. to pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution alleging the electric car company mishandled hazardous waste at its car service centers, energy center and...

Leakage, smart meters, old park on PCWD agenda

The directors of Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) met Tuesday, Feb. 14. This was the first meeting for new Director Becky Smith, who retired as office manager late last year and was appointed to fill the seat Diana Luther vacated. General Manager (GM) Jeremy Potter was on other business and unable to attend, so...

Celebrating and listening to the art of David Pelham

On Feb. 27, a concert celebrating the guitar accomplishments of Idyllwild resident David Pelham will be performed at the Idyllwild Library. The concert starts at 5 p.m. and Pelham will be attending. Dave PelhamPHOTO BY BOB PELHAM Thirteen of his guitar compositions will be performed by four local outstanding guitarists...

Jeff Gonzalez wants to serve AD 36

Editor’s note: California will hold its 2024 Presidential Primary Tuesday, March 5. Besides the races for president and the U.S. Senate, to succeed Diane Feinstein, many local races need a primary to determine the November candidates. Jeff GonzalezPHOTO COURTESY OF GONZALEZ The Town Crier is writing about the races for...

No major issues arise at FVWD meeting

On Feb. 15, the Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) Board of Directors held its second meeting of 2024. While lasting more than hour, no action needed to be taken. The meeting began with a brief discussion of FVWD’s participation in the recent meeting, organized by the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD), to discuss the...

Calvert seeks reelection to Congress

Editor’s note: California will hold its 2024 Presidential Primary Tuesday, March 5. Besides the races for president and the U.S. Senate, to succeed Diane Feinstein, many local races need a primary to determine the November candidates. The Town Crier is writing about the races for the U.S. Congressional District (CD) 41, California Assembly districts...

Readers Write

Merger talks must be legal Dear editor: Regarding an article in last week’s Town crier, it was suggested that Idyllwild Fire, Fern Valley Water and Idyllwild Water were looking into a merger via talks with their legal counsels. In California, according to state statutes regarding independent special districts,...

California State Parks releases strategic plan

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) has developed a five-year strategic plan to help shape the future direction of the state park system and the many recreational and conservation programs that serve California’s communities. Named Path Forward, the strategic plan aligns with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Equity Executive Order N-16-22, 30X30 and...

Sports

Idyllwild Community Center Sports By Johnny WilsonICC Director of Programs & Recreation Adult BasketballMarch Madness came early this year at the Idyllwild School Gymnasium, as the five local teams in the ICC Adult Basketball League squared off in a single-elimination bracket tournament last Thursday night. Tristan Wettlaufer...

Creature Corner

By Janice MuraskoLast week in Days of Our Nine Lives, the ARF cats celebrated the adoption of all four puppies. Smokey: Oh my! We have lots of dogs now!Pepper: I’ve heard we have three boys and one girl.Harley: That’s right. They’re coming in now, so we may meet them.Henri:...

Past Tense

75 years ago - 1949 The U.S. Forest Service reported that 90 inches of snow had fallen in Idyllwild since Oct. 1. Sportsman/rancher Jim Wellman on his San Jacinto Mountain ranch in February 1964. Wellman lived here all his life but hunted around the world.FILE PHOTO 70...
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