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Creature Corner: May 19, 2022

Carmel By Janice MuraskoLast week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats talked about adoptions.Phil: Wow! More big news!Harley: OK, who was adopted now?Phil: The puppy Willie has a new home, and there sort of were two adoptions, and sort of five new kittens.Whiskers: Huh? I don’t get it.Phil: So ARF...

Past Tense: May 19, 2022

70 years ago - 1952A meeting was announced to consider school unification. Under the proposal, Idyllwild’s school would be combined with the Hemet-San Jacinto District. 60 years ago - 1962Logging trucks started rolling into May Valley, where the Big Bear Timber Company began salvage operations on pines damaged by severe insect attack. About 4.5...

Second revision of short-term rental ordinance goes back to planning commission

On Wednesday, May 18, the Riverside County Planning Commission will again discuss major changes to Ordinance 927, “Regulating Short Term Rentals” (STRs). The commission reviewed changes to the ordinance at its April 20 meeting, and asked its staff to make changes and bring the new revision to the commission for the May 18 meeting.

Supervisors approve funding for public restrooms for Idyllwild

At its May 10 meeting, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved funding for constructing public restrooms in Idyllwild. Funds will come from a federal grant to help communities recover from economic consequences of the COVID pandemic. Behind these signs is the prospective location of the new public restrooms.PHOTO COURTESY OF IDYLLWILD...

New PEO officers

Idyllwild’s Chapter UE recently held its Installation of officers for the coming year. From left, are President Jeanne Buchanan, Vice President Pat Schwartz, Recording Secretary Peggy Roberts, Corresponding Secretary Molly Cozens, Guard Joy Allgeier, Chaplain Julie Roy and Treasurer Toni Berthelotte. Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) is an international organization providing scholarships, educational...

A stop at War Horse Creek for veterans in a covered wagon

A group of veterans on the last leg of a cross-continent ride in a covered wagon spent this last weekend at Living Free’s War Horse Creek camp. The vets are drawing attention to a number of causes that help veterans deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and successfully reenter civilian life. Their mission dovetails with that...

Second revision of short-term rental ordinance goes back to planning commission

By JP Crumrine Correspondent             On Wednesday, May 18, the Riverside County Planning Commission will again discuss major changes to Ordinance 927, “Regulating Short Term Rentals” (STRs).              The commission reviewed changes to the ordinance at its April 20 meeting, and asked...

Zambranas in need after serious collision

Idyllwild Help Center (IHC) Client Services Administrator Skye Zambrana and her husband Mike are recovering from serious injuries they both suffered in a traffic collision Monday night, May 2. Skye and Mike Zambrana are recovering from a Monday, May 2, traffic collision.PHOTOS COURTESY OF ZAMBRANAS

Humber Park closed from May 16 to 20

The Humber Park trailhead and parking lot, which includes the Devil’s Slide Trail (3E05) and Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail (3E07), will be inaccessible from the afternoon of Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20 due to contractors mitigating an infestation of Goldspotted oak borer beetles (GSOB). Goldspotted oak borer. With...

Theater company presents ‘Chapatti’

With “Chapatti,” Idyllwild Actors Theatre (IAT) brings a heartwarming Irish tale of older animal lovers finding each other to the Rustic Theatre. The title refers not to the delicious Indian flat bread, but to a man’s best friend, an adopted stray dog. The play, set in Dublin, has been described as a “deft mix...
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