65 years ago - 1950
Plans were set for a reforestation project along the highway near the dump. Idyllwild School children were going to assist in planting.
60 years ago - 1955
Throughout the holidays, carolers were traveling around the Hill in a horse-drawn wagon with tinkling sleigh bells.
55 years ago - 1960
Clearing and excavation started for the elaborate tourist and vacation spot of the Tahquitz Lake Motor Lodge and Golf Club facilities, adjacent to the nine-hole course northwest of Idyllwild.
50 years ago - 1965
The Tahquettes girls’ club scheduled a joint meeting with the Idyllers car club to discuss future policy and supervision for teen dances held at the community building.
45 years ago - 1970
In a Town Hall meeting, a Forest Service plant pathologist explained what was being done to measure the extent of air pollution damage to Southern California forests, including the San Jacinto Mountains.
40 years ago - 1975
The California Highway Patrol was considering taking legal action against the Hemet Unified School District because of incidents of alleged school bus overcrowding on mountain runs.
35 years ago - 1980
The Pine Cove Volunteer Fire Department arranged for Santa to visit Pine Cove children in their homes. Interested parents were asked to call the fire department and schedule a time.
30 years ago - 1985
The body of a hiker lost for more than a month was found in the San Jacinto Wilderness. He apparently froze to death.
25 years ago - 1990
The Property Rights Organization filed a complaint in California Superior Court in response to a Riverside County Board of Supervisors’ vote to enact an interim-zoning ordinance for the Hill.
20 years ago - 1995
Funding for the purchase of a Gordon Plaza building as the new location for the library was approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.
15 years ago - 2000
The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains were dedicated as a national monument in a celebration that dignitaries, including Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, attended.
10 years ago - 2005
Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone awarded the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council $12,000 to construct a storage building.
5 years ago - 2010
The San Gorgonio Pass Area California Highway Patrol once again gave toys to local children from low-income families as part of its 12th-annual CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive.
1 year ago - 2014
Joel White won the Idyllwild Elementary School’s 2014-15 Spelling Championship by correctly spelling “wicked.”