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Creature Corner: April 8, 2021

Miss Kitty Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the cats welcomed two new cats to the cattery.Pepper: Woo hoo! We have another new feline joining us!Whiskers: In addition to Stevie and Shorty?Pepper: Right. Oh, and here she is now.Miss Kitty: (Sashaying into the room) Well, hello ladies and gentlemen. I’m Miss...

Steele 77th at Texas Open

Brendan Steele had a rough time at the Texas Open in San Antonio last week posting a 7-over-par 70-76-76-73 — 295 to finish in 77th place.The Idyllwild native’s stats were atypical for him. His drives averaged nearly 300 yards but into only 36% of the fairways, and playing from the rough resulted in hitting only 39% of...

Past Tense: April 8, 2021

70 years ago - 1951Ranchers and property owners in the Anza Valley organized an electric cooperative to bring electricity to 300,000 agricultural acres. 65 years ago - 1956Max and Bee Krone, together with Meredith Willson, wrote a new Smokey Bear song that was approved by the U.S. Congress. The Krones also finished another tune...

Rotary supports ICC’s Distance Learning Camp

By Stephanie YostIdyllwild Community Center board president Rotary Club of Idyllwild donated $3,900 to support Idyllwild Community Center’s (ICC) distance learning camp at Town Hall. The program, which began last fall and will last until school lets out, provides a very low-cost, socially-distanced location with adult support and supervision for about...

Longtime Idyllwild resident, film and TV actor Chris Pennock died at age 77

By Lynn PennockContributed Chris Pennock first came to Idyllwild 40 years ago to rock climb with his stunt man. It was then that he fell in love with the beautiful surroundings of the Idyllwild mountains. Chris often came up on weekends to hike with friends. In 1988, he moved here to...

Search for Roy Prifogle moved to April 18

As of April 1, the planned search for Roy Prifogle has been changed from Saturday, April 17 to Sunday, April 18. Prifogle’s daughter Kendra Johnson posted the change on her Facebook account April 1, asking for people’s help in the search effort. Roy PrifoglePHOTO COURTESY OF KENDRA JOHNSON “The detective...

Spotlight on Leadership: Ellen Rosa-Taylor

By Associates of the Idyllwild Arts FoundationContributed The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation continues its monthly series, Spotlight on Leadership. The Spotlight series introduces a member of the Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) leadership team, department chair, or a faculty member to our community. This is an ideal opportunity to learn...

IAA speaks with award-winning musician

Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) created its own podcast — “One World. One Idyllwild. The Series.” The podcast premiered March 30 and was aired on IAA’s YouTube channel. This podcast series will spotlight artists from all backgrounds, showcasing how they have been shaped by the transformative power of art. In the first...

Community Calendar: April 1, 2021

Submit listings and changes to [email protected] All events are subject to last-minute changes. Note: Some events, meetings and office hours may be canceled or modified due to precautions being taken to limit the spread of COVID-19. Wednesday, Mar. 31• Coed Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Idyllwild Pines Camp, 26375 Highway 243.• Alcoholics Anonymous, noon....

Life Tribute: Ronald Gene Wilson 1941-2021

Ronald Gene Wilson passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his home in Idyllwild. Ron was born on Jan. 23, 1941 to John Arthur Wilson and Inez Marie Wilson of Idyllwild.After graduating valedictorian of Hemet High School Class of 1958, he went to the University of Colorado at Boulder, then attended George...
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