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Snakes! Watch Your Step!

Now that it’s snake season, it’s time to review some facts for residentswho may encounter these creatures close to home or on the trails. Wereached out to Idyllwild Nature Center Ranger Sonny Waldron. Waldronconfirmed that the only local snakes that pose a danger to humans arerattlers. “The only venomous snakes here in riverside county arerattlesnakes. We have...

New Honest Pricing Law SB 478 to Take Effect July 1

On July 1, Senate Bill 478, the “Honest Pricing Law” or “Hidden FeesStatute,” law goes into effect. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill inOctober. The law applies to the sale or lease of most goods and services that arefor a consumer’s personal use. The law does not apply to...

Byron Brings Beauty to Idyllwild

Byron Mejia is the proprietor of Halcyon Beauty and Design, upstairs inthe Courtyard. Halcyon has several definitions that Byron found resonated with what he likes to create for himself and his clients. “It means calm, just chill, it also means nostalgia, the word came out inthe late 1800s.” Halcyon days are also prosperous and carefree.“Everyone who knows...

Soroptimists Welcome New President

The Idyllwild Soroptimists are having a new-member reception andinstalling their new president on Wednesday, June 19. SoroptimistInternational’s website tells us that the group “is a global volunteermovement with a network of just under 65,000 club members in 118countries. Advocating for human rights and gender equality…” We spokewith outgoing Idyllwild president Diana Kurr, and incoming presidentAlex Cameron, about...

IWD discusses budget, capital improvement

The directors of the Idyllwild Water District met on June 5 for their Budget and Capital Improvement Plan Workshop for financial year 2024-25. The budget predicts, if all the CIP items are completed, a deficit of over $807,000 on the water side, and a surplus on the sewer side of $157,000, for a net deficit of $649,794....

Tahquitz Pines reopens as Idyllwild’s Premiere Resort

The Crier sat down with Shane Stewart to talk about his latest project,Tahquitz Pines. Stewart served as general contractor during theproperty’s extensive and thorough renovation and is now Managing Partnerof Idyllwild’s newest resort and event venue. First opened in the 1930s, Tahquitz Pines was, until now, always achurch camp....

Raven Hill Bagels & Deli Market Brings Fresh Bagels to Idyllwild

The Crier sat down with Kristi Wright of Raven Hill Bagels & DeliMarket, in the Collective. They’ve been open for almost a year, but arereally getting up to speed now with the completion of their kitchen, andplans for a deli menu. Kristi Wright & Travis Spencer. Photo by David Jerome

Friends of the Idyllwild Library talks to Riverside Sheriff’s Department

On Tuesday May 28 the Friends of the Idyllwild Library hosted the 2024Community Safety Meeting with members of local law enforcement agencies.The featured speaker was Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s OfficerNewton, who lives on the hill and is our resident deputy, working out ofthe Lake Hemet Substation. The event . planned by Idy Elders, wasattended by locals of all...

Two prescribed burns planned for early June

During the first two weeks of June, both the U.S. Forest Service and CALFIRE Riverside County Fire Department will be conducting prescribedburns. The Forest Service will be burning on Thomas Mountain, the site of thefirst prescribed burn in the San Jacinto Ranger District this year. Theburning will begin June...
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