70 years ago - 1950

Trout season opened and eager anglers stood shoulder to shoulder at Lake Fulmor.

65 years ago - 1955

A two-man snowshoe party from the U.S. Forest Service hiked to Tahquitz Valley on Tuesday to measure the pack on the course.  They found an average 6-inch depth, containing 39.1 % moisture, all of it fresh snow.

60 years ago - 1960

Kindergarten and first-grade students from Idyllwild School journeyed to the Hemet ranch of Dr. Clinton C. Emmerson to discover what goes on in a barnyard. 

55 years ago - 1965

The Town Crier reported that the county’s administrative officer was asked to attempt to provide “no shooting” signs that would not get shot at.

50 years ago - 1970

The winner of the Chamber of Commerce’s slogan contest for Idyllwild was Tom Adamson. He suggested, “Idyllwild — Hi in the sky but just nearby.”

45 years ago - 1975

Sensitive seismic measuring devices were installed below ground at Hamilton School to record movement along the San Jacinto earthquake fault.

40 years ago - 1980

USC-Idyllwild (which evolved into Idyllwild Arts Academy) was participating in the National Elderhostel Program for the first time. More than 100 hostelers — individuals ages 60 and older who traveled college campuses and took classes — participated in the sessions.

35 years ago - 1985

A glider fell 150 feet and landed in Lake Hemet.  The pilot was uninjured.

30 years ago - 1990

Fern Valley Water District declared a Stage 2 water-shortage emergency and Pine Cove and Idyllwild water districts were expected to shortly follow.

25 years ago - 1995

Nearly 100 people attended a meeting in Anza regarding Hill ambulance service. Hemet Valley Ambulance planned to cease service and Riverside County was seeking a new provider for the Mountain Plateau areas.

20 years ago - 2000

Professional actor Conor O’Farrell played the character Fagin in the Idyllwild School production of “Oliver.” It was the first time an adult was cast in a play put on by the school.

15 years ago - 2005

A retirement party was thrown for Nancy Sarvela. She and husband Jack were founders of the Idyllwild HELP Center in 1992.

10 years ago - 2010

On April 29, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed S. 1684, the Senate’s version of “The Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act.”

5 years ago - 2015

The Idyllwild Christmas tree got some much-needed nurturing from Phyllis Mueller. A soil analysis showed that the soil surrounding the iconic sequioa was in need of a healthy dose of magnesium. Mueller organized a project to aid in the tree’s growth.

1 year ago - 2019

Ken Dahleen, founder and producer of the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series (ISCS), announced the performers for the 2019 — the 20th-annual.