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Necessary upgrades completed … thank you for your patience

Our website running on new web servers now gets a performance grade of B, a similar grade to Google.IMAGE COURTESY OF IDYLLWILD TOWN CRIER Great news! The Idyllwild Town Crier has completed some major upgrades to our web servers. After a recent hack attempt, we took steps to more proactively protect ourselves from...

Fire sprinklers: a topic of contention

The big point of contention leading up to, at and since the last Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) board of commissioners meeting is an ordinance proposal. Resolution 513, requiring automatic sprinklers, would replace Resolution 480. The item was tabled to the Sept. 22 IFPD board of commissioners meeting. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m.

COVID-19 Local Update: Recovered numbers rising, confirmed numbers slowing

As of press time, there are still a total of 22 reported COVID-19 cases since the outbreak and one death reported for the area of Idyllwild-Pine Cove, according to the Riverside University Health System – Public Health (RUHS) website. Totals for Riverside County as of Tuesday, Sep. 15. For updated numbers click here.Image Courtesy...

Four people still officially missing

Four people are still officially listed as missing through the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD). The Town Crier contacted RCSD Friday morning for any updates on the cases of missing people Roy Prifogle, Melissa Lane, Dia Abrams and Rosario Garcia. In addition, the newspaper asked why there was a deputy in a RCSD SUV...

Local restaurant helping those in need

Gabbi Rose, owner of The Sugarloaf Cafe & Market, recently spoke to the Town Crier about the efforts she’s making to keep her restaurant afloat during these unprecedented times while serving her community that she holds so dear. The Sugarloaf Cafe is in Pinyon Pines and has been a destination over the years as...

Not all musicians are in the public eye

Idyllwild local Peter Davison has always had an interest in music. He began playing the flute when he was six years old. Starting at such a young age, Davison was ahead of the music game early on in life. Peter Davison in his studio in Idyllwild.PHOTO BY JENNY KIRCHNER Playing...

News of Record: September 17, 2020

Idyllwild FireIdyllwild Fire Protection District recently responded to the following calls.• Sept. 8 — Unauthorized burning, 8 p.m. Riverside County Playground Rd.• Sept. 9 — Smoke scare, 2:40 p.m. Double View Dr.• Sept. 10 — Medical aid, 11:18 p.m. N. Circle Dr.• Sept. 11 — Walk-in person in distress, 10 a.m.• Sept. 11 — Smoke scare, 11:35...

Former IWD intern reveals new information

Former Idyllwild Water Department (IWD) intern Natalie Vidales wrote a letter to the district dated Sept. 17, 2019 addressing an incident that occurred in the office on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.In her letter she writes, “On Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m. there was an incident in the front office of IWD. Someone aggressively knocked...

How to prepare and cook pumpkin seeds

By Metro Editorial ServiceContributed Nutrition and Halloween do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. While many parents may go to great lengths to ensure their youngsters’ Halloween treats offer at least a little nutritional value, the bulk of costumed childrens’ hauls still tends to be candy.Pumpkin seeds are one delicious yet often overlooked Halloween treat. According...

Readers Write: Fire Sprinkler Resolution

Dear editor:I strongly disagree with the Resolution 513-01. The unexpected consequences of the poorly thought out resolution would have such a severe impact on local property owners of both home and business owners on the Hill.I have been a part timer on the Hill for over 50 years and can see that the financial impact would be...

Members, readers, businesses and organizations …

The message is out that community newspapers — throughout our state and all over our country — have been closing down because of serious decreases in advertising revenue.But we remain convinced that advertising in a local newspaper — both ink-on-paper and online — is the most focused means for local businesses and organizations to connect with the...

A Healthy Idyllwild: Effective communication

We are continuing our exploration of effective communication by looking deeper into the effect of contempt in personal and social relationships along with a few ideas about how to escape the habit of contempt for others.Last month, the focus was on John Gottman’s research on contempt as an avenue to destructive negativity in relationships (See link below).By...

Three collisions on local roads

Three traffic collisions occurred on local roads over the last month, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Matt Napier.On Aug. 28 at 4:25 a.m., Sirinapa Ralph Phouphayry, 31 of Yucca Valley, was driving a white 2005 Nissan Titan northbound on Highway 243 south of Twin Pines Road at an unknown speed, and for unknown reasons,...

Steele T29 in Safeway Open

Brendan Steele fired a 13-under-par 65-70-69-71 — 275 this week in the first tournament of the new 2020-2021 PGA Tour season to tie for 29th place in the Safeway Open on the Silverado Resort and Spa North Course in Napa.His drives averaged 305.9 yards and found 53.57% of the fairways, while he hit 81.94% of the greens...

Past Tense: September 17, 2020

70 years ago - 1950Because of the increasing mountain population and the heavier downstream needs, it was estimated that the community would soon need an another 7 billion gallons of water. 65 years ago - 1955After receiving a $4,000 appropriation for campground improvement, District Ranger John Gilman, U.S. Forest...
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