The Idyllwild Town Crier was a finalist in two categories of the 2017 California Journalism Awards, sponsored by the California News Publishers Association.

J.P. Crumrine’s story “San Jacinto Fault very active” was a finalist in the Enterprise News Story or Series category.

Staff members Halie Wilson, Lisa Streeter, Becky Clark and Mandy Johnson were finalists in the Special Publication category for the “Explore Idyllwild Directory.” The judge’s comment was, “Nice graphic design work and layout, which earned this entry placement in the Top 4.”