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Monthly food distribution moving to Town Hall

By Stephanie Yost, president of the Idyllwild Community Center boardContributed  The Family History Center’s food distribution program that’s been held in the parking lot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Idyllwild for many years is moving to a new location.  The organization, which provides groceries to about...

Cal Fire’s Josh Bischof looks back at Camp Fire

Josh Bischof gives an updated report Nov. 23, 2018 on the Camp Fire incident. Photo courtesy of Cal Fire ‘Fire in Paradise’ film showing March 5 With the upcoming fire season approaching, the thought of a wildfire on the mountain is looming.  

Candidates answer TC’s questions

The Town Crier contacted the candidates running for Riverside County Supervisor, State Assembly, State Senate and Congress. Our questions and their responses are below. Not all candidates responded or met the deadline. Responses are printed in the order they were received. The only candidate we were unable to locate contact information for is Mike Juarez (county supervisor).

Farmers Market returning to Town Hall on March 1

By Stephanie Yost, president of the Idyllwild Community Center boardContributed  The Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) is delighted to report that the Idyllwild Farmers Market will be returning to Town Hall beginning Sunday, March 1 during its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Despite ongoing renovation work at Town Hall,...

Terry Jo Stratton releases first solo album

Terry Jo Stratton Photo courtesy of Terry Jo Stratton Terry Jo Stratton is unveiling her long-awaited first solo album, “BitterSweet,” at an album release party from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery.  Produced and recorded by her TimbreWoods partner, Jeff Hixon, the album...

IAA to showcase in Rancho Mirage

Image Courtesy Idyllwild Arts Idyllwild Arts Academy’s 2020 Student Showcase is happening on March 4 at Rancho Mirage Library, catering to the Idyllwild Arts family of supporters and their friends in the desert cities. The art school’s fashion-themed, hour-long event will showcase the works of more than 40 students across all...

Life Tribute: Bonnie Palmer 1927-2020

Bonnie Palmer, 92, a resident of Idyllwild and Hemet, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 6. Bonnie was born Yvonne Doris Gabelson Dec. 26, 1927 to Callie and George Gabelson. She grew up with her brother Donald and sister Gloria in Stevens Point, Wisconsin in a loving multigenerational household....

Idyllwild youth basketball roundup

Idyllwild youth came out strong in last week’s basketball games as Idyllwild Community Center’s youth basketball league brings out the talent. Photos by Jenny Kirchner By Will Steichen, Idyllwild Community Center DirectorContributed Division 1: 5- to 9-year-olds Last week started off with the Rockets...

County reimbursing Pine Cove for 10 new fire hydrants

A county reimbursement for fire hydrants, a federal grant for road repair and water leakage concerns were main topics at the Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12. Through County Service Area 38 Advisory Committee’s recommendation, the Riverside County Economic Development Agency has reimbursed PCWD for five of...

CHP offering free ‘Start Smart’ class

By California Highway PatrolContributed The California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Gorgonio Pass Area will be hosting a free Start Smart teen driving class at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents/guardians with an interactive, safe driving awareness class that highlights...
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