The cast of “Firebird” was one part of the Spring Dance Concert at Idyllwild Arts last week. The three-day event featured seven routines, which Dance Chair Ellen Rosa-Taylor directed and numerous talented students choreographed and danced. “Firebird,” a famous ballet by Maurice Béjart and scored by Igor Stravinsky, features themes of revolution, idealism and rebirth, presenting a strong finish to the evening. Photo by Tom Kluzak


A very big crowd came to the Idyllwild Library for Mark Jorgenson’s Bighorn sheep presentation last week. 
Photo by Amy Righetti


Clothes hangers and red strips of fabric were placed on crosses on the property of the Queen of Angels Catholic Church on North Circle Drive. The white crosses are an annual silent protest to the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe V. Wade decision, which gave women the right to terminate a pregnancy. The clothes hangers and fabric strips were seen on about half the crosses on Monday, presumably in counter-protest.
Photo by Halie Wilson


Dominic Surina (left) shared how he survived the Pacific Crest Trail at last week’s Rotary Club meeting. Rotary President Roland Gaebert thanks him for his talk with a Rotary mug.
Photo by Thom Wallace


Steve Savage presents a check to the Rotary Club last week for helping with the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema ticket sales.
Photo by Thom Wallace


Leonard Purvis introduced himself last week to Rotarians at the American Legion as the new captain of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station.
Photo by Thom Wallace


Beginning Thursday night, March 16, into early Friday morning, Southern California Edison conducted maintenance work on its transformer equipment on Lower Pine Crest, creating a power outage throughout the Hill.
Photo by Holly Owens