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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

Mary Morse honored as 2016 Civil Rights Champion for Justice

Mary Morse, Idyllwild’s Spirit Mountain Retreat executive director and Hemet’s Human Relations Council president, is the 2016 Civil Rights Champion for Justice, an annual...

SCE recommends defense against ongoing utility scam: Customers lost over half-a-million...

A reader wrote to inform the Town Crier about being contacted by a purported Southern California Edison representative who demanded immediate payment for allegedly...

Storage containers in Fern Valley noticed by Code Enforcement

Riverside County Code Enforcement has issued an advisory notice to Idyllwild Property Management for two storage containers that have been placed in a lot...

An ‘Only on the Hill’ traffic incident

The California Highway Patrol Banning Pass station reported only one incident on Hill roads over the last week and this one had an “Only...

Art Fair has new name and venue

Scott and Kim Finnell’s Idyllwild 2nd Saturday Art Fair has a new name and venue for its third season. The new name, reflective of...

PCT Warrior Hikers to be hosted at American Legion

For the third year, U.S. military veterans return to Idyllwild as thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. They are part of “Warrior Hike: Walk...

Introducing the new CSA 36 Advisory Council members

Editor’s note: Each week we will introduce one of the five new appointees to the County Service Area 36 Advisory Council, appointed by the...

Waze, the user-fed traffic app, pairs with Caltrans

In a statewide move, Caltrans announced Tuesday, April 5. it would provide road condition, repair and potential closure information on state roads to Waze,...

Two fatalities reported during last week on Hill roads

Eutiquio Ramirez, 48, of Indio, a well-regarded and longtime employee of Griner Construction in Idyllwild, died in a single-vehicle crash reported at 5:42 p.m....

This year, lilacs will peak just at the right time

Planning a Lilac Festival in spite of the vicissitudes of climate and weather patterns is a perilous endeavor. Just ask Gary Parton, who has fathered...
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