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Four people now confirmed missing in area, two found

UPDATE (1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7): As of Friday afternoon, two of the six people officially reported missing in our mountain area to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) have been located. According to RCSD Correctional Sergeant Deanna Pecoraro, “Venessa Vlasek has been located safely and removed from the missing persons database.” No...

COVID-19 Local Update: Local numbers increase

Riverside County announced Monday that there is a delay in reporting case numbers, giving the impression that the spread of COVID-19 is slowing.  Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari said “electronic laboratory reporting is not being submitted to CalREDIE’s system in a real-time manner. Riverside County’s positive cases in recent days may appear that the...

Reminder about Caltrans’ culvert work

The culvert work projects on highways 243 and 74 have a tentative completion date of mid-October 2020. If you experience delays beyond 30 minutes, contact Caltrans public affairs at 909-383-4631.

Barnaby Finch tells his story

Barnaby Finch is a well-known name in Idyllwild. A talented musician, Finch can be heard playing at Ferro with Paul Carman and Marshall Hawkins, or past Jazz in the Pines festivals. While Finch is known here for mostly playing jazz, his talents stretch well beyond that.         Finch grew up in...

News of Record: August 6, 2020

Idyllwild Fire Idyllwild Fire Protection District recently responded to the following calls.  • July 27 — Walk-in public service assist, 2 p.m.   • July 28 — Walk-in medical aid, 1:43 p.m.   • July 29 — Walk-in medical aid, 12:05 a.m.   

Seeking EMax award nominees

For the tenth consecutive year, the Idyllwild Town Crier is requesting nominations for the annual Ernie Maxwell Community Spirit Award. Bring your nomination to the Town Crier office at 54405 N. Circle Dr., mail it to P.O. Box 157, Idyllwild, CA 92549, or send by email to melissa@towncrier.com by Thursday, Aug. 27. The honor...

I-10 ‘Traffic Crossover’ in pass area

By Matt Napier CHP Public Information Officer As many of our local residents know, Interstate 10 (I-10) through the San Gorgonio Pass Area from Pennsylvania Avenue in Beaumont to State Route 111 toward Palm Springs is in the process of undergoing a massive overhaul to increase the usability, effectiveness and overall safety of the roadway...

Vehicle collides with unoccupied parked car

According to California Highway Patrol’s website, a male motorcyclist crashed on Highway 243 and Saunders Meadow Road on Friday at 6:34 p.m. The rider was transported by Idyllwild Fire Protection District ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment. The cause of the collision is unknown. Photo by Jenny Kirchner There were three collisions...

Creature Corner: August 6, 2020

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats discussed the services offered by ARF to pet guardians. Zeus: Kitten alert!     Bear: More kittens, again? Really? Zeus: Yes, sir. ARF took in three kittens and their mama, but the mama...

Past Tense: August 6, 2020

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats perform at the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series in 2010. Town Crier Archives 70 years ago - 1950 The director of ISOMATA (now Idyllwild Arts Academy) announced that a four-week workshop session was canceled because a number of the male students notified the school they could...
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