jenny thermometerIdyllwild rallied and contributed $12,000 to pay for replacing camera equipment stolen from Idyllwild photographer Jenny Kirchner's car on Jan. 7 while in the desert.

An anonymous donor gave $180 on Feb. 4, bringing the contributions to $12,000, the value Kirchner estimates she lost.

Kirchner has worked with the Town Crier and other area news outlets for some 12 years, documenting our stories in captivating images. Her work covering the Mountain Fire in July 2013 garnered national attention.