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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

Hawkins’ Town Jazz is a hit

Local jazz icon Marshall Hawkins brought in a band of brothers, and a sister or two, to the first ever, post Jazz in the Pines

Climbers stranded on Tahquitz rescued

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported the rescue of two climbers stranded on Tahquitz. The climbers, newlyweds from the San Diego area, used a...

Fern Valley Water district reviews state inspection costs

At its Friday, Aug. 19 meeting, the Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) board and general manager struggled with the difficulty of accurately forecasting an...

Stiff fines for “distracted drivers” implemented

If you drive and text, talk (without a hands-free device) or tweet, you’re in trouble. And, that trouble now extends to riding a bicycle,...

Idyllwild School STAR scores stellar

Idyllwild School (IS) students scored impressively in the annual California Standardized Testing and Reporting Program exams in language arts, mathematics, algebra, science, and history-social science.

Idyllwild Pines gives to skate park

Beyond the end of August, the future of the Idyllwild Skate Park is uncertain, but it will be open each weekend this month, thanks to a donation from Idyllwild Pines Camp (IPC). While Idyllwild Community Recreation Council Acting Chair (ICRC) Dawn Sonnier was hoping to get financial support from Riverside County to keep the park open, that door seems closed for now.

Groups forming to promote tolerance

After nearly a year of small group meetings, and several months of Community Dialogue meetings, Idyllwild community members are forming three groups to promote...

Recreation program seeks classes and revenues

In an effort to generate revenue for the County Service Area (CSA) 36 recreation district, the county wants to work with local experts and...

Armed deputy responds to post office alarm

A Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputy, responding to a silent alarm at the Idyllwild Post Office in Strawberry Plaza around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday,...

Big Bad Vooddoo Daddy returns to Idyllwild

BBVD returns to Jazz in the Pines ...