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Upcoming July 4th Parade Details 

The Rotary Club of Idyllwild wants to remind everyone in our mountaincommunities of details relating to the upcoming Independence Day parade,which will be held on Thursday, July 4th, along North Circle Drivestarting at 10:00 am. This is a decades-long Idyllwild event proudlysponsored by Rotary Club of Idyllwild, one of our most active localnon-profit service organizations. 

Julia’s Trail Tales

Zero to 209 miles in 20 days… by Holly ParsonsContributor Julia is a 17-year-old from Seattle, Washington hiking the PCT duringthe summer prior to her senior year in high school. I was her driver onseveral occasions in Idyllwild and found her thoughts refreshinglyunvarnished, colorful and succinct. She is by...

IWD bids farewell to interim GM Curt Sauer, welcomes new leadership

Idyllwild Water District spread their regular meeting over two evenings,gaveling in briefly on Wednesday June 19, a holiday, then adjourning andreconvening Thursday. The sole item on the agenda was the theconsideration and approval of the employment agreement for a new GeneralManager, but the Thursday session was also.a standing room only send offfor...

A New Visitors Center comes to Idyllwild on July 4th

The Crier sat down with Chris Perreault to hear about the new VisitorsCenter in the center of town, next to the public restrooms and cappingthe Mile High Plaza shops. Shane Stewart built the space after therestrooms were installed by the county, demonstrating just how quicklyand inexpensively things can be done when locals do it themselves.Stewart is also...

Bella’s Mountain Poppy is a Blooming Success

The Crier spoke with Bella Gioeli, proprietor of Mountain Poppy Florals,as she approaches her one year anniversary at the Collective. “June 15thI opened. We are going to be having a special event for our one yearanniversary, I’m hoping to start an annual flower festival. This yearmight be the start of it.” Gioeli says there will be “lots...

Lara Releases Next Wildfire Insurance Steps

Last week, Insurance Commissioner Richardo Lara released his plan toexpand homeowner fire insurance to areas threatened by high or very highrisk of wildfires. “Californians in every corner of our state are frustrated with outdatedregulations and desperate for change,” said Lara in his June 12statement. “Whether you live in the...

IWD Board Reviews Budget and Capital Improvement Plans

The Board of Directors of Idyllwild Water District met on Wednesday,June 12. For a second week they discussed the budget and capitalimprovement plans for the coming financial year before approving them.They also revealed that they are very close to hiring a permanentGeneral Manager, one who seems “exceptionally qualified.” Last week the board was presented...

Snakes! Watch Your Step!

Now that it’s snake season, it’s time to review some facts for residentswho may encounter these creatures close to home or on the trails. Wereached out to Idyllwild Nature Center Ranger Sonny Waldron. Waldronconfirmed that the only local snakes that pose a danger to humans arerattlers. “The only venomous snakes here in riverside county arerattlesnakes. We have...

New Honest Pricing Law SB 478 to Take Effect July 1

On July 1, Senate Bill 478, the “Honest Pricing Law” or “Hidden FeesStatute,” law goes into effect. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill inOctober. The law applies to the sale or lease of most goods and services that arefor a consumer’s personal use. The law does not apply to...

Byron Brings Beauty to Idyllwild

Byron Mejia is the proprietor of Halcyon Beauty and Design, upstairs inthe Courtyard. Halcyon has several definitions that Byron found resonated with what he likes to create for himself and his clients. “It means calm, just chill, it also means nostalgia, the word came out inthe late 1800s.” Halcyon days are also prosperous and carefree.“Everyone who knows...
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