The Kretsinger boys — Charles and Gene — on the campfire stage in 1948.File photo
The Kretsinger boys — Charles and Gene — on the campfire stage in 1948. File photo

65 years ago - 1951

Residents reported ice one morning when the temperature dropped to the 30s.

60 years ago - 1956

About 300 people jammed Town Hall to vote on zoning for the Idyllwild area. After a stormy discussion, a zoning plan was adopted by a 5-to-1 majority.

55 years ago - 1961

Bids were being accepted for a rural contract branch post office in Pine Cove.


50 years ago - 1966

A Town Crier story reported that the sound of steel drums would be heard at ISOMATA’s Folk Music Workshop.

45 years ago - 1971

Heavy equipment was clearing a site on Lower Pine Crest to make way for Forest Lumber’s new quarters.

40 years ago - 1976

It was hot, too hot. Temperatures were in the 90s for seven straight days.

35 years ago - 1981

The Town Crier’s front page featured a story about Idyllwild resident Barbara Hunt’s efforts to raise orphaned and injured baby squirrels. Hunt is still at it.

30 years ago - 1986

More than 500 people attended the fifth-annual Pops In the Park concert sponsored by the Idyllwild Property Owners Association at Town Hall.

25 years ago - 1991

The Hemet Unified School District board voted to charge for bus service for students.

20 years ago - 1996

Idyllwild business owners were lamenting the lack of tourists following the Bee Canyon Fire and subsequent  false rumors that the town had been heavily damaged by the fire.

15 years ago - 2001

A 100th anniversary celebration of the naming of Idyllwild in June 1901 was being planned by the Idyllwild Area Historical Society.

10 years ago - 2006

The Idyllwild Chamber board voted to begin transferring responsibility for recreation management to the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council.

5 years ago - 2011

Composer Brent Michael Davids, named one of the 29 pre-eminent Americal choral composers, was set to present his own compositions as part of the Native Arts Week Summer Program at Idyllwild Arts.

1 year ago - 2015

Depleting their treasury by nearly half, the Pine Cove Property Owners Association handed out more than $7,000 to nearly a dozen local organizations on Saturday.