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COVID-19 local update: 5 confirmed cases; county pushes to reopen

Another case of COVID-19 was reported Monday in the Idyllwild-Pine Cove area by the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) website, bringing the total to five cases in the area since the initial case was reported on April 3. Riverside County gave the following response when asked how many of the five people infected with...

Let’s all buy local!

If there ever was a time to “Buy Local,” this is it!  It’s about saving our community now and for the future.  Many of our local businesses have been hit hard by the government’s decision to shut down what it considers nonessential businesses in an effort to contain the spread of...

Interview with Gold Star Mother Cyndy Jones

By Nicole ReisbergContributed “Gold Star” denotes the immediate family members of a service member who died in armed conflict. The term was coined by President Wilson in 1918 following World War I. It’s a title that no one would ever wish for. We’ve been lucky enough to get to know a...

Featured dishes at local restaurants

Local restaurants are still open and need your business. If you’re looking for meal ideas, check out some of these popular dishes.  Pesto Crepe at Mama Mia Crepes and Desserts.Photo by Jenny Kirchner Atomic Cow Creamery Turkey and Cheese Sub - $7.99 Nutter Butter Peanut Shake - $5.50

Creature Corner: May 21, 2020

Pepper Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats mused about the current challenges facing everyone.  Bear: You know it has been quiet here, but it seems even more quiet than usual.   Lulu: Most likely this is because the kittens have all gone to...

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program reimagined

Even though this year’s Summer Program is ‘Reimagined,’ students will not miss out on the magic of Idyllwild Arts Academy. Photo taken during the 2019 Summer Program. File photo By Idyllwild Arts AcademyContributed In response to the health pandemic, Idyllwild Arts announces that the 2020 Summer Program is moving online. While...

Past Tense: May 21, 2020

760760The Idyllwild Town Crier at Fern Valley Corners, its second location (the first was in the attic of founders Ernie and Betty Maxwell’s home). The current office is moving from the North Circle Drive location to Strawberry Creek Plaza. Town Crier archives 70 years ago - 1950 The Town...

COVID-19 local update: Area has one additional case

Riverside County COVID-19 data as of May 12. Data provided by Riverside University Health System. Image courtesy of Riverside University Health System t week in the Idyllwild-Pine Cove area by the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) website, bringing the total to four cases in the area since the initial case was reported on April...

IFPD completes initial abatement inspections

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) board conducted its last meeting by teleconference on April 28.  The district has completed initial abatement inspections on all parcels within its jurisdiction. The agency will work with getting those property owners who are out of compliance into compliance. Out of the 3,571 parcels in...

Requested IWD documents still not delivered

Former Idyllwild Water District General Manager Michael Creighton (far left) at the special board meeting held by the district’s board of directors to terminate Creighton’s contract. Photo by Melissa Diaz Hernandez Former Idyllwild Water District (IWD) General Manager Michael Creighton was fired from his role on Sept. 25, 2019 and filed (Jan. 31) then...
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