75 years ago - 1946
Harold Sanborn, chair of the Chamber's building committee, announced that every Friday was to be Labor Day. Lemmy Poates was to have a crew on hand to add to the community building.

70 years ago - 1951
Guests at the Idyllwild Inn were Fleetwood Lawton and Clete Roberts of radio fame.

65 years ago - 1956
Volunteers gathered at Town Hall to make 200 Christmas sprays and 50 wreaths for veteran's hospitals throughout Southern California. Lois Abernathy, for the Red Cross, was in charge of the project.

60 years ago - 1961
A family of seven was rescued by helicopter from the slopes of Santa Rosa Mountain. They had spent a night huddled around a campfire in the snow.

55 years ago - 1966
The town was buzzing as folk peered above Marion Mountain at what looked like a giant Christmas message or a space ship. Actually, it was something shot off from a missile base in Tonopah, Nevada.

50 years ago - 1971
Wrote Dorothy Bryant, "The holiday season has been with us so long by now that I'm ready to welcome the Easter Bunny."

45 years ago - 1976
Luther Weare read about all the tantalizing baubles advertised in Palm Springs Life for Christmas giving — including a small bottle of scent for $5,000. Snorted he, "For $5,000 I'd certainly want something I could drink, not just splash on myself."

40 years ago - 1981
A Village Market's advertised holiday specials included avocados for $0.25 each, ribs for $1.69 a lb. and a 3 oz. package of sliced salami for $0.69 each.

35 years ago - 1986
Idyllwild Fire Department officials urged locals to dispose of their Christmas trees at the transfer station. The pine needles and branches are highly combustable and could cause a chimney fire or flash fire.

30 years ago - 1991
George Kretsinger was named call firefighter of the year at the Idyllwild Fire Protection District's annual Christmas dinner at the Chart House.

25 years ago - 1996
The fifth-annual Idyllwild Firefighters' Benefit New Years Eve Dance was from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Desert Sun Science Center on Saunders Meadow Rd.

20 years ago - 2001
An advertisement in the paper offered "Health Benefits for the entire family for only $70 per month."

15 years ago - 2006
Palm Springs Subaru was advertising a 2006 Impreza 2.5i for the low price of $16,995 during its end-of-year sales event.

10 years ago - 2011
Warm temperatures, generator break downs, Freon, wind, pine needles and stubborn rink surfaces refusing to ice sufficiently had conspired to prevent the timely opening of the ice rink at the Idyllwild Community Center property. But the rink was expected to open soon, according to Idyllwild Community Recreation Council directors Emily White and Dawn Sonnier.

5 years ago - 2016
The agreement for Idyllwild Fire Department to establish and manage the city of San Jacinto’s fire and emergency services was dissolved. It was about six months after the agency was created.

1 year ago - 2020
Five people in and around the Idyllwild area were still missing with no further information from the Riverside County Sheriffs’ Department.