55 years ago – 1957
The Christian Science Society moved into a new location at Cedar and River drives, opposite Town Hall.
50 years ago – 1962
Under the weight of the heavy snow load, Town Hall’s roofed front porch collapsed.
45 years ago – 1967
Five students from Idyllwild were among Hemet High School students who were able to maintain a grade point average of B or better during their first semester.
40 years ago – 1972
Maria del Rosario Enriquez and Francisco Javier Diaz, both of Idyllwild, were married in Mexico.
35 years ago – 1977
Blood donated by Idyllwild residents went toward saving the life of a little girl who once lived here.
30 years ago – 1982
A Neighborhood Watch Program was started by Idyllwild deputy Jim Ciccone, in an effort to, as he phrased it, “stop crime before it happens”.
25 years ago – 1987
The Moosehead Sled Dog Classic was run in Long Valley, beginning at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The recent heavy snow provided the cover needed for the race that could not be run earlier that year.
20 years ago – 1992
A dozen protesters gathered at Strawberry Creek Bridge on Highway 243 in the pouring rain. They were picketing the planned removal of three trees in a bridge project by the California Department of Transportation.
15 years ago – 1997
The Idyllwild Community Fund — a nonprofit charity — was started with a $10,000 donation from an anonymous couple. The initial gift became seed money for a growing endowment.
10 years ago - 2002
More than 40 Idyllwild business people signed up to express their concern about a street vendor who they felt might be providing unfair competition to them.
5 years ago- 2007
The Idyllwild Water District announced it would be reactivating Fern Valley well 1A. Concern over natural radiation in this water resulted in a special meeting and the district installed a specific facility to remove the chemical before pumping the water to Foster Lake.