65 years ago - 1949
Directors of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce voted to “reforest” the San Jacinto Mountains with Sequoia Giganteas.
60 years ago - 1954
Idyllwild Beauty Shop advertised, “Fall tints for your tresses,” offering tint colors “maple red,” “oakleaf russet” and “alder grey.”
55 years ago - 1959
Dr. Max Krone was in Germany acting as director of music for the U.S. Army schools in Germany, France and Italy.
50 years ago - 1964
Chamber of Commerce membership stood at 446, of which 82 were business memberships.
40 years ago - 1974
Seventeen people were running for eight water board vacancies. A Town Crier editorial commended the “public-spirited citizens” for running for positions which were “unpaid, time-consuming, often thankless jobs.”
35 years ago - 1979
After a six-month search, another physician was found for the mountain area. Dr. David H. Reid of Weston, Massachusetts, a family practitioner for more than 30 years, declared his intention to move to the Hill as soon as possible.
30 years ago - 1984
The Hemet Unified School District governing board announced it would hold meetings in the Idyllwild and Anza communities in an effort to solicit more public input on the location of a proposed mountain-area school.
20 years ago - 1994
The Pine Cove Water District Board of Directors voted to form a lease agreement with the Idyllwild Lions Club for refurbishing the ballfields located at Dutch Flat, which were jointly owned by the Pine Cove Water District and the Idyllwild Water District. The fields had been closed down eight years previously.
15 years ago - 1999
Local fisherman “Grandpa Duncan” caught a 21-pound catfish from the shore of Lake Hemet. He was on a roll, having recently caught a 23-pounder and a 20-pounder.
10 years ago - 2004
As firestorms and high winds intensified across Southern California, Southern California Edison cut off electricity to the mountain communities for more than 24 hours.
5 years ago - 2009
Gary Busher, local volunteer coordinator for the Second Harvest Food Bank, distributing the first Tuesday of every month at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, said the number of residents using the program had grown by nearly 50 percent in recent months.
1 year ago - 2013
Hemet High School girl athletes, of which several were from Idyllwild, took top honors, earning 15 points for winning three championship trophies in the California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section. The Hemet High girls won the CIF titles in volleyball, softball and water polo.