65 years ago - 1949
The snow survey team discovered about 6 feet of snow in Tahquitz Valley.
55 years ago - 1959
A new gateway marked the entrance to Idyllwild Pines Camp. Eighty tons of rock were used in the 19-foot-high supports. A 12-ton pine timber measuring 42 feet in length rested on top.
45 years ago - 1969
Mary Nelson, Doris Gee, Dorothy Lewis and Winifred Wood attended the 25th-reunion of the Women Airforce Service Pilots. The four veterans figured they had accumulated a total of 10,000 flying hours.
40 years ago - 1974
A fully furnished, 2-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath retreat — in “apple-pie order” — was listed for sale for $27,500.
30 years ago - 1984
Heated discussion about Thousand Trails (TT) took up much of the time at the monthly meeting of the Pine Cove Property Owners Association board. But the board agreed to continue supporting TT’s plans for building an alternate entrance to its Pine Cove preserve.
25 years ago - 1989
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors waived parking regulations that would have required the Rustic Theatre to build an 84-space parking lot.
20 years ago - 1994
The Idyllwild HELP Center and Town Hall were gearing up to put on the second-annual Easter Egg Hunt.
15 years ago - 1999
Sheila Finch, a part-time Pine Cove resident, was nominated for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Nebula Award for her novella, “Reading the Bones.”
10 years ago - 2004
Riverside County received approval of a grant application to the Forest Service for $2.85 million for tree removal.
5 years ago - 2009
Following a March 19 Town Crier article about a proposed shelter for women who are domestic violence victims and have addiction problems, Pine Cove community opposition to the project began to focus on Whitesands Medical CEO Noel T. Winter — his personal and professional background, whether and how that impacts shelter legitimacy, and his decision to locate the facility in a rural community’s residential neighborhood and to widely publicize its location.
1 year ago - 2013
Residential burglaries were reported to have decreased after Hemet Station Sheriff’s deputies conducted a weeklong Idyllwild crime sweep in August 2012, according to the Hemet Station. Arrests were made, drug houses were cleared out and, according to the Hemet Station, the raid seemed effective in reducing crime.