70 years ago - 1952
Dr. M.M. Null announced that he had hundreds of small sequoias to be given to residents and property owners free of charge. The little redwoods were grown for planting in the community.
65 years ago - 1957
Clarence Bischof purchased the San Jacinto Lumber Yard.
60 years ago - 1962
Paramount Picture’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” starring Audrey Hepburn, was showing at the Rustic Theatre.
55 years ago - 1967
A weekend storm brought 4 inches of snow — the first moisture in more than a month.
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Pine Cove’s fire company was proud of its newly acquired Seagrave pumper, capacity 180 gallons per minute.
50 years ago - 1972
In a meeting of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners, a citizens’ group concerned with rising costs and high taxes raised the question of transferring local fire protection to the county.
45 years ago – 1977
Ward Johnson made the trip from Idyllwild to San Jacinto and back to Idyllwild all on a bicycle.
40 years ago - 1982
Volunteers from the California Conservation Corps and the Idyllwild Izaak Walton League planted about 750 oak seedlings in the Mountain Center burn area. Under the direction of Tom Roberts of the U.S. Forest Service, the volunteers planted several groves of canyon and black oaks.
35 years ago – 1987
Idyllwild resident Glen “Mac” McWilliams, a 25-year veteran with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, was promoted to a new position in the Youth Evaluation Service.
30 years ago – 1992
Members of the Hill’s water districts faced the possibility of traveling to Sacramento to fight a proposal by Gov. Pete Wilson. The proposal might cost the districts more than $100,000 each in property tax revenue per year. The bill, if passed, would divert $347 million in property taxes from about 1,500 special districts to education.
25 years ago – 1997
At a Coordinated Resource Management and Planning meeting, members voiced their opinions about how they thought the U.S. Forest Service parking pass would affect Hill areas.
20 years ago - 2002
Construction at Idyll-wild School came to a stand still after the Hemet Unified School District Governing Board of Trustees fired the project’s general contractor, Old Hickory Construction, accusing the firm of inadequate progress and failing to pay its subcontractors.
15 years ago – 2007
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated at the American Legion Post 800 with a corned beef and cabbage dinner.
10 years ago – 2012
An escalation of local crime led the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to schedule a community meeting.
5 years ago – 2017
The Idyllwild Nature Center was named one of the top 10 nature centers in California by Best of California.
1 year ago – 2021
A 7-year-old boy from Beaumont was sledding on Sylvan Way in Pine Cove while he and his family were visiting friends in the area. He tragically slid under a Ford Transit 350 FedEx truck driving past. Unfortunately, despite all life-saving efforts, before the child could be airlifted from the helipad, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.