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Mountain fire agencies train at Hurkey Creek

Battalion Chief Jesse Park of Cal Fire addressing the firefighters after lunch. Photos by Melissa Diaz Hernandez

‘We found the ancient warrior in each of them’

“And so, since this is my last moment with this wonderful Idyllwild world … we play a little encore now, and...

Idyllwild Strong Benefit Music Festival is back 

Carlos Reynosa (right) performed at Idyology with a full band during the 2017 Idyllwild Strong Music Festival. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Mark LaMont is new IFPD chief, or is he?

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) Commission unanimously approved the Acting Fire Chief Mark LaMont’s contract officially making him fire chief at...

Safer, stronger and sustainable

Rep. Raul Ruiz updated on progress of highways 74 and 243 Congressman Raul Ruiz (CA-36) discussing the...

Sought-after entertainment journalist to speak at Idyllwild Storytellers one-year celebration

Bruce Fessier interviewing Tom Hanks back stage at the McCallum Theatre in 1993. Photo courtesy of bruce fessier

Fire chief appointment still under consideration

Mark LaMont, current assistant chief of Idyllwild Fire Department, has been offered the chief’s position, subject to negotiating a contract with...

Flames ignite at Gastrognome

This story was updated on 7/18/19 at 4:38 p.m. At approximately 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, July...

Businesses benefit from extended highway hours

The volume of cars and tourists has increased since expanding the pilot car weekend hours. ...

Out Loud: July 11, 2019

I fell into local journalism. I am the accidental journalist. Why? I was filling a void at local city council meetings. No...