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Marshall Smith

Marshall Smith has been writing for the Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: '"Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not." Robert Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw

Big Bad Vooddoo Daddy returns to Idyllwild

BBVD returns to Jazz in the Pines ...

Women rescued on Skyline Trail

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies, aided by state park rangers, rescued seven female hikers around 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, about one mile below the...

Dustup at the Pine Cove Water District

At the Wednesday, Aug. 10 meeting of the Pine Cove Water District board of directors, local real estate broker and entrepreneur Shane Stewart questioned the board over “numerous complaints on The Market Place at Pine Cove [to Code Enforcement],” which PCWD General Manger Jerry Holldber filed with the county.

Are the local water agencies prepared for big one?

Peter Lent, deputy director of Riverside County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), has long warned Hill residents to be prepared for a long overdue giant quake (magnitude 8 or more) on the San Andreas Fault network, or a lesser one on the San Jacinto (between 6 or 7M). OES advises local residents to be prepared for no outside assistance for a minimum of 10 days and possibly longer, depending on the severity of the devastation on the valley floor.

County previews recreation plans at CSA 36 meeting

Committee says $20,000 loan a dead issue At the Thursday, Aug. 11 meeting of the County Service Area (CSA) 36 Advisory Committee, its first meeting...

ICRC plans membership criteria changes

In an attempt to become a more inclusive and broader-based organization, the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) discussed revising its existing bylaws to allow...

Kid Galahad showing in Idyllwild 50 years later

Locals will gather Aug. 20 for a potluck social and an outdoor screening of Elvis Presley’s boxing ring romantic musical ...

Last 29 Palms Marine Band concert

"They’ve played seven of our 12 seasons,” said Idyllwild Summer Concert Series promoter Ken Dahleen

Riverside County purchases disaster trailers

At the Thursday, Aug. 11 Mountain Emergency Services Committee (MEMSCOMM) meeting, Office of Emergency Services Coordinator Gina Moran-McGough reported that the county had purchased...

Idyllwild Chamber shuttle mobile again

The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce board of directors met one short of a quorum (five directors present out of 11) on Monday, Aug. 15....