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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.

Past Tense: Feb. 23, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 Townsfolk were invited to a premiere showing of “Ballad of Idyllwild,” a movie made on the campus of ISOMATA (now...

Idyllwild Invidivisible part of nationwide movement

Nearly 140 people attended the Idyllwild Indivisible meeting at St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church Monday night. This group of concerned locals is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable economic, environmental and social justice. The group, at its first meeting two weeks ago, divided into three subgroups to address and create plans for action in each of the three areas (economic, environmental, and social justice). The budding group has already outgrown the church and the Rainbow Inn.

Past Tense: Feb. 16, 2017

60 years ago – 1957 Police called off the search for Stephen D. Gallagher, who was reported missing while hiking in Tahquitz Canyon. All...