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Sports Roundup: June 30, 2011

Idyllwild’s Palms to Pines Golf Association held its regular monthly tournament on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Golf Club at Rancho California in Murrieta (the old Southern California Golf Association Member’s Course). The day was clear, bright and beautiful and the course was in excellent shape.

Idyllwild talks tolerance at community dialogue

On Thursday, June 23, about 40 people gathered at the Idyllwild School multi-purpose room to discuss tolerance and diversity in Idyllwild in the wake of graffiti hate crimes that began in March 2010 and a subsequent and ongoing wave of graffiti incidents. This “Community Dialogue,” using a discussion template developed by the Department of Justice (DOJ), was the followup...

Riverside County enforces fireworks restrictions

Riverside County Fire, Law and Code Enforcement officials would like to remind residents and visitors that fireworks are illegal in Riverside County, meaning that you may not sell, purchase, transport, store or use fireworks in the county. The cities of Blythe, Coachella, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Indio are the only cities that allow the sale and use...

Santana tribute band, Bohemio, opens Summer Concert Series

Bohemio, a sizzling Latin jazz and Santana tribute band from the Coachella Valley jump-starts Ken Dahleen’s popular community event, the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series. Opening night, Thursday, July 7, in addition to launching what has come to be a highly anticipated summer entertainment event, also honors the 100th birthday of noted Idyllwild artist, environmentalist and journalist, Ernie Maxwell. Bohemio plays...

Past Tense: June 30, 2011

60 years ago - 1951 Inie Wilson, now probably Idyllwild’s oldest resident, was in charge of Town Hall maintenance. 55 years ago - 1956 Pine Cove residents voted to form the Pine Cove County Water District. 50 years ago - 1961 Ernie Maxwell presented a program called “Some Fun in the Outdoors,” as part of the Izaak Walton League’s Outdoor Series. 45 years ago...

Creature Corner: June 30, 2011

A red, white and blue celebration to Melissa, the chiweenie who found her dream home this week. Rescued from the streets, scared, hungry and needing medical attention, she will now be pampered, loved, and sharing a home with Baxter, ARF’s movie star rescue. Paws up to you Melissa.

Idyllwild’s Fourth of July

Parade blossomed from small-town patriotism ...

Opinion: State fire protection fees

Shortly after being appointed to the Idylwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) Board of Commissioners in July 2008, I ran across California Public Resources Code 4125, which deals with the establishment of “State Responsibility Areas”(SRAs) by the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection in wildland areas such as ours. Section 4125(a) reads, “The board shall classify all lands...

Lowman leaves Idyllwild Arts

Bill Lowman explained that building excellence in each of the academy’s arts discipline required spending more money. “If I bring in an oboe player to better the orchestra, I need to spend more to ensure that player’s growth and development for that instrument,” he explained. “We would not have become who we are if we had not lived beyond our means [in the early years].”

Nature Center’s Junior Naturalist programs in full swing

The Idyllwild Nature Center has announced the topics for its summer Junior Naturalist Programs. Children, ages 7 to 11 years, can engage in a number of educational and fun nature programs for a cost of $3 per child. Each session will be limited to 20 participants on a first-come basis. All programs are held on Saturdays from 10 a.m....
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