60 years ago - 1951
Thanksgiving was followed by a beautiful snow fall that left 3 inches in Idyllwild and 8 inches in Tahquitz Valley.

55 years ago - 1956
The newly organized Pine Cove County Water District planned to ask voters to approve a $110,000 bond issue to purchase facilities and make improvements.

50 years ago - 1961
Town Crier interviewed Victoria Brooke, daughter of Charles and Genoveva Thomas, the first white settlers in the mountains. Mrs. Brooke recalled that her father acquired his Garner Valley ranch property for 200 head of cattle.

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A microwave reflector was being installed on South Ridge to expand telephone facilities between Hemet and Idyllwild. The project was part of a nationwide “passive repeater” system to provide long-distance transmission without the use of lines or power.

40 years ago - 1971
Ed Emmel was appointed to the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners. He replaced Milo Hefferlin who did not seek another term on the board.

35 years ago - 1976
Word was received that Martin Aguire had celebrated his 90th birthday at his San Jacinto residence. A former Idyllwilder, Mr. Aguire held the distinction of being the first subscriber to the Town Crier.

30 years ago - 1981
A hearing was set for consideration of a public use permit application for Mile High Recovery Inc., a halfway house for teenage alcoholics and drug addicts, on Country Club Drive.

25 years ago - 1986
Nearly 2,000 people attended the three-day 20th-annual Harvest Festival sponsored by the Idyllwild Rotary Club at Town Hall during Thanksgiving weekend.

15 years ago - 1996
An Aguanga woman was convicted of second degree murder of her three toddlers. The children died when a methamphetamine lab in her home exploded.

10 years ago - 2001
Idyllwild Fire Chief Tim Gustafson was reminding residents to dial 911 for emergencies and not to call the fire station directly.

5 years ago - 2006
A new line of fence posts marked the start of construction of the Idyllwild Dog Park at Idyllwild Pines Camp. The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) project was expected to be completed by Christmas for the enjoyment of Hill dogs and their people.

1 year ago - 2010
A Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) investigator visited Idyllwild to interview employees at both Fairway Market and the Shell Station, locations that a number of local credit card fraud victims had used.