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smARTS kids get creative

Students of all ages participated in smARTS Friday morning at Idyllwild School. Drawing, painting and other forms of art filled classrooms across the campus. Photos by Jenny Kirchner

Past Tense: January 23, 2020

Ernie Maxwell, founder of the Idyllwild Town Crier. Town Crier archives 70 years ago - 1950 Plans for the new Community Church were being drawn up. 65 years ago - 1955 The Rustic Theatre was playing “Cattle Queen of Montana,” starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald...

Steele T43 at La Quinta

Brendan Steele posted a 12-under-par 70-66-67-73 — 276 last week to finish tied for 43rd in the American Express tournament in La Quinta. After six holes on Sunday, the Idyllwild native had birdied four holes and was tied for fourth place. But on the 7th tee, he hit the first of three balls...

Creature Corner: January 23, 2020

Skeeter Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the cats met the four new ARF kittens. Bear: I heard we had some adoptions this last week. Zeus: As did I! Lady Bug and Cricket found their forever families! Sadie: I am so not surprised. ...

CHP enforcement up during snow play

From left, CHP Officer Mike Murawski and CHP Officer Graham Aanestad.  Photo by Jenny Kirchner California Highway Patrol (CHP) is on high alert as the agency works to keep our roadways safe when snow play visitors disobey traffic laws.  On New Year’s Day, visitors who made their way to...

Forest Service to continue pile burning

The San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) will continue with pile burning throughout the week of Jan. 20.  “Crews will evaluate the safest and most productive sites each morning to determine that day’s location(s),” according to the agency’s press release. “Burning may occur in multiple areas simultaneously. “Fire crews in all districts...

Red Hill pile burning

Cal Fire was pile burning last week near Marian View Drive.      Photo by Jenny Kirchner By Cal FireContributed Monday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Jan. 24 Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department will be conducting pile burning operations between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

A Miss America story

Jo-Carroll Dennison, 96, poses with her favorite photo, in a time she was the happiest as a production assistant.  Photo by Jenny Kirchner It’s not every day you get to talk to Miss America, but as I sat in her living room with the best view of the valley floor, I...

The ‘Pursuit of Happy’ opens at Middle Ridge

‘Honor Your Heart’ by Erin Dutton Photo courtesy of Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery By Middle Ridge Winery Tasting GalleryContributed Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery, located in the heart of the mountain arts community of Idyllwild, is once again introducing a new art exhibit in its 4,000-square-foot gallery. 

Past Tense: January 16, 2020

Jane Greer, Howrad Keel and Patricia Medina at Lake Hemet for the filming of ‘Desperate Search,’ in June of 1952. Town Crier Archives 70 years ago - 1950 One hundred cars were hung up on the icy Hurkey Creek grade. A spot check...
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