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A hope-filled approach to dementia

The Rev. Anne Cox Bailey will give a free Ponder Anew Seminar at 11:30 a.m. Sunday Sept. 26, at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church, 25525 Tahquitz Drive (on the corner of Tahquitz and South Circle drives.)Bailey’s first career was as a ballet and concert modern dancer, teacher and director; she and husband Henry met as the...

Past Tense: September 23, 2021

65 years ago - 1956Nearly 400 county educators, administrators and groups concerned with education held an all-day meeting on the campus of the Arts Foundation (now Idyllwild Arts). 60 years ago - 1961Idyllwild’s reputation as a creative center got a boost from a new art factory. Idyllwild resident and artist Jon Gnagy, with the...

County voters reject Newsom

The effort to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom was easily defeated last week. Statewide, California voters favored retaining the governor by a nearly 2-1 ratio, but as more votes were counted, Riverside County became the only southern county to support Newsom’s ouster. As of Tuesday, morning, Sept. 21, a week after the election, Riverside County...

Short-term rental issue may not affect water usage

The expanding short-term rental market has posed a central and critical question. Is there potential for increasing demand on local water resources? In the Idyllwild area, three water districts — Fern Valley, Idyllwild and Pine Cove — are responsible for providing water to their customers for drinking, cooking, bathing, gardening, car washing and other...

Fern Valley jumps from Stage 1 to Stage 3

Based on well levels and a higher level of contaminants in the creek water, Fern Valley Water District General Manager Victor Jimenez made the decision to go into Stage 3 mandatory water restrictions effective Monday, Sept. 20. In August 2020, FVWD relied on just 35.5% of groundwater as a source. In August 2021, that...

Memoir by the oldest living Miss America holds early echos of the Me Too movement

By Evan Mills“Finding My Little Red Hat” Editor At 97, former Miss America Jo-Carroll Dennison of Pine Cove on Sept. 13 published her memoir, “Finding My Little Red Hat.” At the invitation of the Miss America Organization, Evan Mills has been working with his dear friend Jo-Carroll Dennison, 97, of...

Local composer releases ‘Rockaxeon’

Do It Records/Sony will release Darien Martus of Idyllwild’s rock epic poem “Rockaxeon” Friday, Oct. 1. It will be available on all streaming platforms. Martus said, “A whole new experience in rock recording, Rockaxeon is a 70-minute rock epic poem, spanning the life of our solar system. The poem centers around...

PCPOA and PCWD sponsor community clean up

The Pine Cove Property Owners Association and Pine Cove Water District have teamed up to create an opportunity for Pine Cove residents to get rid of trash and unsightly clutter. A large trash bin will be located at the water district’s Dutch Flat Facility at 25384 Franklin Dr., just off Highway 243. The event...

Steele T42 at the Fortinet

Brendan Steele posted a 6-under-par 70-71-72-69 — 282 at the Fortinet Championship in Truckee, California, on the PGA Tour last week to finish tied for 42nd place. The Idyllwild native posted 15 birdies against seven bogeys and a double while belting drives averaging 313 yards into 44% of the fairways. He hit 72% of...

New Idyllwild Post Office hours

Idyllwild Post Office, after receiving a few recent break-ins, has changed its hours again. Full service is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The will call door is open from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. Lobby hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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