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Halloween family activity

The Idyllwild Library and the James San Jacinto Mountain Reserve (James Reserve) are teaming up for “Where the Wild Things Are,” a virtual, outdoors, family Halloween activity. This is the first of future collaborations between the library and the James Reserve. What does this Halloween activity entail? Take a...

MSJC holds virtual candidate forum

The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Political Science Club hosted a virtual Board of Trustees Forum Oct.15. The forum was moderated by James Crawford of the political science club. The candidates included Edison Gomez-Krauss, Brian Sylva and Joseph Williams. Questions were provided to the candidates ahead of time so they could prepare responses. The elected candidate will...

Community expresses concern over lack of information

Since the beginning of June, the Town Crier has contacted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) media information bureau every week in an attempt to receive updates about the following missing people in and around the Idyllwild area: Roy Prifogle, Lydia “Dia” Abrams, Melissa Lane and Rosario Garcia.The community is confused by the lack of information being...

Idyllwild Arts students to show their ‘Lost Works’

By Idyllwild Arts AcademyContributed Join Idyllwild Arts Academy students as they present works they were unable to show last spring in the ‘Lost Works’ Saturday, Oct. 31.PHOTO COURTESY OF IDYLLWILD ARTS ACADEMY Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) students will present works they were unable to show last spring — the “Lost...

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Mayor Max for president?

Despite COVID-19, Mayor Max has still been busy. While he’s not out greeting visitors in the center of town as he did pre-COVID, he has had visitors to his home. A group of ladies visit Mayor Max at his home.PHOTO BY PHYLLIS MUELLER Chief of Staff Phyllis Mueller said, “We...

Idyllwild’s Richelle Gribble heads to Mars

Artist Richelle Gribble spent her childhood in Idyllwild. She attended Idyllwild School from kindergarten through eighth grade, then went to Idyllwild Arts Academy for high school. The arts have paved her way through her career so far, expanding her understanding of how she can share it with the masses. Hawaii Space Exploration Analog...

One fateful moment turns paramedic into an artistic carver

Idyllwild local Cory Lavy wasn’t always the artistic type. While he was born and raised in Idyllwild, Lavy was more interested in the fire and medical world than he ever was with the arts. Cory Lavy with his most intricately carved piece to date.PHOTO BY HALEIGH LAVY While in high...

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...

Life Tribute: Evelyn Ann Retamal 1934-2020

Evelyn Ann Retamal, 85, passed away peacefully on the morning of April 6, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She will forever be remembered as a beloved matriarch with a gravity that drew many into her loving orbit and as a woman of incredible depth and goodness.After passing the California Bar in 1978,...

No relief from high drug prices in the near future

By Trudy LiebermanCommunity Health News Service If you were hoping that this was going to be the year of government action to lower prescription drug prices, I’m here to say that is not going to happen – even though the House of Representatives passed far-reaching legislation almost a year ago that would allow Medicare...

Scams that start on social media

By Bridget SmallDivision of Consumer & Business Education Scammers are hiding out on social media, using ads and offers to market their scams, according to people’s reports to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a new Data Spotlight (www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/data-spotlight/2020/10/scams-starting-social-media-proliferate-early-2020). In the first six months of 2020, people reported losing a record high of almost...

Members, Readers, Businesses and Organizations keep the TClive

Throughout our country, community newspapers have closed down because of serious losses in advertising revenue.The Town Crier needs help from our Readers to continue serving our Hill community and they are responding.Each week, our Members are renewing generously, and new Members are joining them. So, the Town Crier can continue to do its task of monitoring our...

COVID-19 Local Update: Residents and business owners express frustration over shutdown

Riverside County returned to the purple tier last week after it was allowed one extra week in the red tier. According to the state’s tier system, purple means the virus is widespread and that many nonessential indoor business operations are closed.“Right now, there is no legal action anticipated,” wrote a county representative Monday in response to the...

PCWD talks improvements

The Pine Cove Water District Board of Directors received a presentation of the annual audit by Scott Manno from Rogers, Anderson, Malody & Scott, LLP at its October meeting. General Manager Jerry Holldber presented a list of enhancements and a 10-20-50-plus year plan.The newspaper will cover the audits of the local districts in a separate story as...

News of Record: October 29, 2020

Calls from Cal Fire by station. Station 23 is Pine Cove. Station 30 is Pinyon Pines. Station 53 is Garner Valley. Station 63 is Poppet Flats. Chart courtesy of Cal Fire Idyllwild FireIdyllwild Fire Protection District recently responded to the following calls.•...

Creature Corner: October 29, 2020

Boomer Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats welcomed Holly and her litter of newborn kittens.Boomer: (entering the ARF office) Hey cats! Remember me?Pepper: Boomer! How are you? Are you loving life in your new forever home?Boomer: You know, I never thought life could be so good. My forever parents...

Steele T70 at The ZOZO

Brendan Steele posted a 2-under-par 72-70-68-76 — 286 at The ZOZO Championship @ Sherwood in Thousand Oaks last week which placed him in a tie for 70th place.His drives, averaging 281 yards, found fairways 73% of the time and he hit two-thirds of the greens in regulation. However, his putter cost him three strokes against the field...

Past Tense: October 29, 2020

In 2010, Beth Nottley helped children select prizes in exchange for winning game tickets on Sunday night at the end of Idyllwild’s annual Great Pumpkin Parade and Carnival. Town Crier Archives 70 years ago - 1950The Idyllwild Lions Club pledged to buy an extra U.S. Defense Bond in tribute to...
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