65 years ago - 1949
Work was progressing on the first building of the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, with Clarence Bischof as contractor.
60 years ago - 1954
The first rain of the season finally arrived on Nov. 11.
55 years ago - 1959
The mysterious X Disease, which attacked ponderosa pines, was spreading rapidly in the San Bernardino Mountains but had not been spotted in local pines.
50 years ago - 1964
A major snow storm dumped 20 inches on Idyllwild.
45 years ago - 1969
The County Planning Department voiced opposition to a 2,200-acre housing development in Garner Valley proposed by the J.P. Edmondson Co. of Fort Lauderdale.
40 years ago - 1974
Jack Garner announced his proposal to build a 200-acre recreational vehicle park with 200 campsites on Baldy Mountain.
35 years ago - 1979
Idyllwild local Theresa (McCaughey) Teel was born at home in Fern Valley. Her father, Jerry, delivered her, overseen by Idyllwild Fire Department personnel, including Jim Manietta.
30 years ago - 1984
The Idyllwild Precision Shopping Cart Drill Team was busy practicing for its upcoming appearance in the 8th Occasional Doodah Parade inPasadena.
25 years ago - 1989
The U.S. Forest Service bought 398 acres of property at the top of Baldy Mountain.
20 years ago - 1994
The San Jacinto fault line was shaking up Hill residents as two earthquakes hit in two days, both centered a few miles southwest of Idyllwild.
15 years ago - 1999
Two Idyllwild Arts students, Svetlana Tsoneva and Simeon Simeonov, flew to Boston to tape shows for a new Public Radio International show entitled “From the Top.” Svetlana and Simeon, both violinists, were chosen from a national talent search and were two of only three musicians from California selected.
10 years ago - 2004
The American Legion Post 800 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony.
5 years ago - 2009
Festival Director Steve Savage was casting Idyllwild as a leading player in the upcoming Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2010, debuting Jan. 11, 2010 in Idyllwild at the Rustic Theatre.
1 year ago - 2013
The U.S. Forest Service announced a one-year closure of portions of the San Jacinto Ranger District. The closed areas were severely damaged from the Mountain Fire that summer.