65 years ago - 1948

Idyllwild was deciding if it should join the Hemet School District.

60 years ago - 1953

Martin Aguirre was in charge of the Lions Club project to raise funds for recreation equipment at Town Hall. Plans called for developing a playground adjacent to the building.

55 years ago - 1958

The Town Crier began publishing the newspaper weekly. Since its start in 1946, the newspaper had maintained an every-other-week schedule during the winter season.

45 years ago - 1968

A federal grant of $71,400 for Idyllwild’s sewer disposal project was approved by the Water Pollution Control Administration.

40 years ago - 1973

The realty office building, first owned by Mary Nelson, later by Bob Johnson, was undergoing a metamorphosis. Peter Rogers and Paul Pound were transforming it into a restaurant to be called Gastrognome.

25 years ago - 1988

Two Idyllwild men and a Pine Cove man and woman were in Riverside County jail after being arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession for sale of methamphetamine.

20 years ago - 1993

The Hill was cut off from the rest of the world when highways 74, 243 and 371 were closed due to boulders, mud and trees on the roads caused by heavy rainstorms that had pummelled the Hill for 12 consecutive days.

10 years ago - 2003

Astrocamp, an educational camp teaching science and astronomy to thousands of children each year, got the good news that it would benefit from a $4.1 million bond issued by Gov. Gray Davis.

5 years ago - 2008

Statewide budget cuts were requiring the possible closure of state parks, including Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

1 year ago - 2012

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission signed a contract with Mike Sherman to be interim Idyllwild fire chief.

Rick Lynsky manuevers his way down Strawberry Creek on Jan. 18, 1993. The water was abnormally high after recent storms had turned the normally sedate Strawberry Creek into the perfect water level to kayak. File photo