60 years ago - 1956
Tahquitz Pines dedicated the new stone entrance archway at a ceremony attended by more than 100 people.
55 years ago - 1961
The county started a house numbering system for Idyllwild, Pine Cove and Mountain Center. Even numbers would be on the north and east sides of the street; odd on the south and west. Because of the sweeping pattern of Circle Drive, it was decided to divide it as north and south by Strawberry Creek.
45 years ago - 1966
Two nights a week, Welch’s Carriage Inn Restaurant was serving dinner, including coffee, for $1. On Wednesday, diners got spaghetti with bread and a salad. On Friday, it was the fish-and-chips plate.
45 years ago - 1971
New construction in the community climbed to its highest point in over a year when 86 permits were issued in July.
40 years ago - 1976
Queen of Angels Catholic Church replaced its plain windows with stained glass windows the Mountain Tiffany Shop created.
35 years ago - 1981
According to Bureau of Census preliminary figures, the population of the mountain area, including Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Mountain Center, Garner Valley, Anza, Aguanga and Terwilliger, was 5,953 — a 95-percent increase from 1970.
30 years ago - 1986
For the first time since it opened in 1950, ISOMATA (now Idyllwild Arts Academy) announced it would become a year-round school in September, with nearly 80 students enrolled in grades eight through 12.
25 years ago - 1991
Idyllwild has always liked to host music festivals. In 1991, it was the Mountain Acoustics Music Festival, which more than 250 people attended.
20 years ago - 1996
A third venue, the French Quarter, debuted at the third-annual Jazz in the Pines festival.
10 years ago - 2006
The Idyllwild Pharmacy, which opened in 1977, filled its 500,000th prescription.
5 years ago - 2011
The $150 state Fire Prevention Fee was trimmed. The State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection met and set the 2011-12 level at $90, but also approved conditions that could lower the fee, especially in areas such as Idyllwild.
1 year ago - 2015
The Mountain Disaster Preparedness group urged Hill residents to prepare for a significantly wet fall and winter. The National Weather Service forecast that a major El Niño was to arrive in fall 2015 and continue to affect local weather through spring 2016.