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Recreational target shooting restrictions in effect July 22

Recreational target shooting restriction will go into effect starting Saturday, July 22 throughout the San Bernardino National Forest. Fire managers expressed several reasons...

County waste department offering free composting class Saturday in Idyllwild

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting class and demonstration in Idyllwild on Saturday, July 15. The free...

Smoke is from central valley, central coast fires

Smoke wafting through the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains Wednesday morning is coming from fires in the Sequoia and Los Padres National Forests,...

String players invited to join local group

Idyllwild harpist Christian Chalifour is hosting an ongoing small orchestra rehearsal group from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Idyllwild Center for Spiritual Living...

Paws for Rhythm and Brews and Pet Parade benefit ARF

Katie Jones and Barb Reese compete in the Ladies Stein Holding Contest at the Animal Rescue Friends’ Paws for Rhythm and Brews fundraiser at the Nature Center on Saturday. Jones held it the longest and even beat the men by a few minutes.

Coexisting with a bear

The black bear featured on last week’s cover continues to roam the Idyllwild area. It showed up at the Tisos’ Mountain Center ranch around Wednesday, May 10, but they didn’t see it for several days.

Post 800 honors the fallen

Ret. Navy Capt. Ned Roberts, a long-time resident, was the featured speaker at Memorial Day at American Legion Post 800 Monday. Roberts recounted some of the many friends he lost during his 30-year naval career and the need to bring back the remains of fallen servicemen from other countries.

IWD directors’ learning curves and growing pains

With the exception of Steve Kunkle, members of the Idyllwild Water District Board of Directors are all new to their positions. They are learning the ropes as they go, and in some areas there is a steep learning curve. During the special meeting of the board on Wednesday, May 24, there was lengthy discussion regarding the pipeline project scheduled for an area including Bicknell, South Circle, and Marian View and a segment of Cedar Street.

Readers Write: Reminiscing on newspapering

We enjoy out trips to Idyllwild and usually spend a few days at the Idyllwild Inn during the summer months to escape the August...

Readers Write: An appeal to the raven feeder

To whoever is feeding the ravens in the vicinity of Double View, Middle Ridge and West Ridge, please leave a water bowl for them...