CERT trainees complete course

Fifteen residents graduated this weekend from the Mountain Disaster Preparedness CERT class. Welcoming the group is Idyllwild Fire Department Chief Norm Walker. The course was certified by the U.S. Office of Emergency Services and totaled 20 hours of instruction. Instructors were Rick Foster, Nancy Layton and EMT Greg Minor.

Pine Cove Water District reports good well levels

The Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) board held a brief meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12. The board had no major action on its agenda and...

Of mice and bats

Above average rainfall and moderate temperatures have created a bountiful crop of grass this year. Vegetation has also helped enhance the local rodent and...

Suspected Idyllwild burglar identified, incarcerated

On Monday night, Oct. 10, local Tracy Philippi stopped a burglary in progress on Scenic Drive in Idyllwild. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department identified...

Volunteers plant 50 lilac trees at Idyllwild Inn

Members of the 2015 Lilac Festival Committee take a break after planting 50 lilacs at the Idyllwild Inn on Saturday.

More local business changes

FAME comes to Idyllwild in December — no, not the movie, but a new business of desert resident and musician Frank Orlando. FAME,...

Idylliwld School hosts book fair

The Idyllwild School cafeteria became a veritable library as a Book Fair was held Oct. 10-14 to benefit the school’s PTA.

Ground broken for new Camp Ronald McDonald cafeteria

Shovels dug into mountain dirt as groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Ronald McDonald, located in nearby Hurkey Creek area, starting construction of a dining hall and cabins to house any child, from infancy through age 18, who has cancer or a similar condition at no cost to the families.

Idyllwild Francophonie club celebrates seven years

Idyllwild’s French-speaking club, Francophonie, celebrated its seventh anniversary at the Restaurant Gastrognome on Thursday, Oct. 13. Shown seated from left are Francoise Frigola and Monique Zander. Standing from left, Bronwyn Jones, Summer Brown, Scott Douglas and Claudine Barrett.

San Bernardino Diocese visits Idyllwild

On Sunday, Oct. 9, the auxiliary bishop of the San Bernardino Diocese visited Idyllwild’s Queen of Angels Church. Bishop Rutilio del Riego (right) celebrated the 8 and 10 a.m. masses. Afterward, he joined the parishioners’ potluck after they held a town hall meeting. During the potluck, the bishop joined Father Charles Miller and one of the youngest parishioners, Orion Colinson.