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Past Tense: December 9, 2021

65 years ago - 1956The newly organized Pine Cove County Water District planned to ask voters to approve a $110,000 bond issue to purchase facilities and make improvements. 60 years ago - 1961Town Crier interviewed Victoria Brooke, daughter of Charles and Genoveva Thomas, the first white settlers in the mountains. Mrs. Brooke recalled that...

Creature Corner: December 9, 2021

Mouse By Janice MuraskoLast week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats had to endure Phil’s rendition of a holiday song.Phil: Hey, Whiskers. Have you seen Stevie? I can’t find him anywhere.Whiskers: Nope. Haven’t seen him since last weekend.Don: I don’t think you’ll ever find him. He was adopted!Whiskers: Aw, that’s...

Hill to move into District 4

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt Map F as the basis for the new supervisorial districts beginning with next spring’s primary election and the November general election. The vote was 4-1 with Supervisor Manuel Perez (District 4) the opposing vote. This vote followed Perez’s motion to...

Code Enforcement staff increased for evenings/weekends

In September, supervisors Chuck Washington (3rd District) and Kevin Jeffries (1st District) asked the Riverside County’s Executive Office to develop a strategy and then budget for increased Code Enforcement staffing on evenings and weekends. They requested a response within 60 days. As part of the first quarter review of the county’s 2021-22 budget, Executive...

Long-time county aide Opal Hellweg to retire

Opal Hellweg, legislative assistant for Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington, will retire at the end of December. She has served district residents for nearly 20 years. While she and husband, Dean, will travel and devote more time to their gardening, Opal also plans to continue to serve even with the advent of...

Supervisors vote 4-1 to put Hill in District 4

Update: Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to put the Hill in District 4, just before the Town Crier was set to go to print. Story in next week’s paper. The Advisory Redistricting Commission (ARC) as well as the Riverside County Planning Commission met Wednesday, Dec. 1. The commission reviewed the three maps for which the...

Freedom Writers founder spoke at Idyllwild School

David JeromeCorrespondent On Friday, Nov. 19, Idyllwild School faculty and students welcomed noted educator and activist Erin Gruwell to their classrooms. Gruwell is the founder of The Freedom Writers Foundation and the author of several books, the first of which became the inspiration for a major Hollywood film starring Hilary Swank.

Three seniors on their way to the Tiki Bowl

David JeromeCorrespondent Three Anza Hamilton High seniors were selected for this year’s Hawaiian Tiki Bowl. The invitation-only event selects young athletes with the potential to play in college or the National Football League (NFL). Zach Vollan in front with his Hamilton High School football team.PHOTO BY HEATHER SPIER

Local women’s group donates Idyllwild ornaments

Molly Cozens, president of the local Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) chapter, heard in August that the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was coming from Eureka. “… there was a suggestion to send handmade ornaments, with a suggestion they be made of natural resources from our state,” she said. From left, Denise Van Herpen and...

Kathy ‘Cissy’ Garver of ‘Family Affair’ at Rustic

The Rustic Theatre presents Kathy Garver at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in a staged reading of Truman Capote’s classic short story “A Christmas Memory.” Garver will then do a question-and-answer period with a meet-and-greet book signing with wine and cheese after the reading. This is the 55th anniversary of “Family Affair” in which...
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