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Obituary: Janice Oates Krueger 1925-2017

Janice Oates Krueger, 91, former long-time Idyllwild resident, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Auburn, from complications of aging and Alzheimers disease. She was born...

Past Tense: March 16, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Dr. M.M. Null announced that he had hundreds of small sequoias to be given to residents and property owners free...

Talent on display at Blast to the Past

The annual Blast to the Past show was Friday night at Idyllwild School. While Vicky Lovett is singing, McKenna Lovett and Sophia Dillion are performing in the background

Creature Corner: March 16, 2017

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF dogs and cats were discussing methods for finding forever homes. Veronica: And then there...

Soboba Tribe breaks ground for replacement casino-resort

In 1983, the Soboba Tribe of San Jacinto cautiously ventured into Indian gaming with humble beginnings, a simple bingo hall in a temporary sprung...

Sports Roundup: Hockey

Idyllwild’s proud hockey Dad Brian Smith submitted this account of last week’s Wildcats game: Last weekend, the Wildcats started their playoff bid for the 2016-2017...

Mountain Folk: Lehman reapppointed to Athletic Commission

Mary Lehman, 53, of Idyllwild, has been reappointed to the California State Athletic Commission, where she has served since 2013. Lehman has been a civil...

Black History Month celebrated with Idyllwild Arts concert

Idyllwild Arts Academy held its annual Black History Month Concert Saturday night in the William M. Lowman Concert Hall on campus. The hall was filled to capacity with jazz fans, as well as students, faculty and staff. “Afro-American Symphony” by William Grant Still and special performances by Seahawk MoJO (Modern Jazz Orchestra) featuring music from Duke Ellington, Thelonious Sphere Monk and Daniel Jackson rounded out the evening. At left: Black History Month Concert Founder, Conductor, Arranger and Composer Marshall Hawkins (right) watches with the orchestra as the percussionists and traditional dancing take to the stage before intermission. Above: Idyllwild Arts Academy music major Sumi Onoe performed as the piano soloist with the Idyllwild Arts Orchestra, opening the Black History Month Concert with “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. Sumi and the orchestra received a standing ovation for the performance.