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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

Creek House has new owners; and other Idyllwild business changes

Lanny and Lorraine Hardy are the new owners ...

Tables turn on Idyllwild Authors Series host

Eduardo Santiago brought an impressive cadre of Los Angeles authors to Idyllwild to inaugurate his first Idyllwild Authors Series. Santiago’s success caused regulars at the series to ask Santiago, himself an author, to speak.

Droste and quintet play it smooth

When it comes to covering the musical spectrum, Keith Droste has “played it all.” This year, Chicago native Droste plans to cover it all ...

Supervisors and Sheriff respond to grand jury

On Tuesday, July 26, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors (Board) voted on staff recommendations in response to a May 11 grand jury report on the administration of prison health care. On May 24, the Board directed staff to prepare the Board’s response to the grand jury’s recommendations regarding Riverside County Mental Health Detention. The Sheriff’s Department filed a separate, but largely concurring, response. Both the Board’s and Sheriff’s responses found many points of agreement with the findings. Differences were generally the result of funding and intra-departmental organizational issues.

Idyllwild seeks answers on recreation control

A capacity crowd seeking answers on the county’s assumption of recreation management in Idyllwild confronted the County Service Area (CSA) 36 Advisory Committee at...

ICRC focuses on community center

Recreation contract ends The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) held its last meeting as administrator for community recreation on Wednesday, July 13. On Aug. 1,...

New Idyllwild library construction slated for fall

After 12 years, work on the new Idyllwild Library — 4,000 square feet of open, light-filled space in which to read, research and relax...

Three-day leak reported in Fern Valley Water District

At its July 15 board meeting, Fern Valley Water District General Manager Steve Erler reported a large three-day leak that a customer had discovered...

Master Chorale showcases ecumenical nunsense

“Nunsense,” the durable musical that has spawned either four or eight sequels, depending on your math, returns to Idyllwild as “Meshuggah-Nuns!”

Casey shows love for Idyllwild at Idol Ontario performance

Casey Abrams, in an “Idyllwild” sweatshirt, performs on the American Idol tour in Ontario