The Mladi Wind Quintent performed at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts (now Idyllwild Arts) on July 26, 1986. Back for another season, the popular wind ensemble performed classical and contemporary works.
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70 years ago - 1948

Pala Indians had predicted 11 days of rain in May, but none fell.

65 years ago - 1953

Volunteers were asked to report to the Town Hall campfire area to build a platform and seats for the community campfire programs.

60 years ago - 1958

It was estimated that 25,000 visitors were in town for Memorial Day.

55 years ago - 1963

Security First National Bank was granted a charter for a branch bank in Idyllwild.

50 years ago - 1968

The county Planning Commission supported its hearing board and denied a variance to allow a mobile home on a lot in Pine Cove. The board concluded that allowing trailers on private property would be detrimental to the community.

45 years ago - 1973

Star Mount School terminated its high school and preschool program. The property was sold to Camp Roosevelt for use as a summer camp.

40 years ago - 1978

The Idyllwild Garden Club held its annual Wildflower Show at Town Hall.

35 years ago - 1983

An Idyllwild fire truck led Hill residents on the first leg of the annual Bike-A-Thon the Soroptimist International of Idyllwild sponsored.

30 years ago - 1988

The largest framed building on the Hill, the 16,000-square-foot Husch Hall dormitory, was dedicated on the campus of Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts.

25 years ago - 1993

Youngsters on the Hill were looking forward to having a real kick at camp. The All-England Soccer Academy would have two camps to teach soccer technique, style and rules. Coach Andy Thomas had applied for the position in England.

20 years ago - 1998

Lake Fulmor got stocked with 400 pounds of trout and a ton of truck by Brad Willis, a California Fish and Game employee. When delivering the trout, he got out of his truck, engaged the parking brake and put a block behind the front tire. But the truck began to roll and ended up 15 feet below the surface of the lake. The truck was a total loss, but an angler said the fishing was great.

15 years ago - 2003

The county Board of Supervisors unanimously denied Paul Black’s application for a conditional use permit that would have allowed him to continue exporting water from his Pine Cove property to off-Hill bottling companies. Their report stated that he had illegally exported about 3.65 million gallons of water a year for six years.

10 years ago - 2008

In a dramatic reversal, the County Service Area  38 Advisory Council narrowly approved purchasing a new fire engine for Pine Cove Station 23.

5 years ago - 2013

Former Idyllwild School teacher Vic Scavarda was selected to replace retiring Hemet Unified School District Trustee Bill Sanborn on the governing board in July, representing the Idyllwild area.

1 year ago - 2017

Idyllwild Dog Park was dedicated in Rick Barker’s honor. He was a much-loved Idyllwild author and community volunteer.

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