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Commission and public discuss short-term rentals

Editor’s note: Spoiler alert: The first paragraph in this story about last week’s Riverside County Planning Commission hearing on the latest draft of Ordinance 927, “Regulating Short Term Rentals,” reveals the commission’s decision at the end of the hearing. If you wish to read about the public comments and commission deliberation chronologically, start with the Introduction of...

Former Town Crier owner, Sir Ray Tindle, dies at 95

Sir Ray TindlePHOTO COURTESY OF TINDLE NEWSPAPERS Sir Ray Tindle, 95, of Farnham, England, died Monday, April 16, 2022. He was chair of Tindle Newspapers until he turned 90 and became president, stepping down to allow his only offspring, Owen Tindle, to chair the newspaper group that had, at one time, included 200...

Art Alliance announces show winners

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild (AAI) held its annual Here and Now judged art show Saturday at the AAI Gallery and Visitor’s Center. Artists and Art Lovers enjoyed the Strawberry Creek band’s live music, food, wine and other refreshments. The band’s duo are Paula King and Mo Mullins. Chis Groth, Idyllwild...

Academy’s visual art show headed to the desert

Alice Park’s sculpture “Hands.”PHOTO COURTESY OF IAA Adiya Nabiyeva’s sculpture.PHOTO COURTESY OF IAA Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) presents its spring 2022 off-site student exhibition reception, catering to IAA’s family of supporters in the desert cities. Following a hiatus during COVID, the IAA Visual Arts students return to the desert...

New revisions to short-term rental ordinance before Wednesday meeting

By JP CrumrineCorrespondent On Wednesday, April 20, the Riverside County Planning Commission will discuss major changes to Ordinance 927, “Regulating Short Term Rentals” (STRs). draft-927.1-Apr-20Download Since a new draft Ordinance 927 was release at the end of February, significant modifications have been proposed...

Dedication of ‘Futuro’ home this Saturday

This Saturday, a dedication ceremony will be held to celebrate Idyllwild’s first California Registered Historical Landmark, the “Donaldson Futuro.” Located in Pine Cove, residents may have heard of or caught a glimpse of this “flying saucer house” that arrived on the Hill in 2004. It has since been lovingly restored to a Technicolor glory that celebrates the...

Winners announced in ARF contest

Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) of Idyllwild’s Pets of the Year contest returned this year after about a one-year absence. This year’s contest raised $8,965, all of which is put into a fund to help with veterinary costs financially challenged local pet owners need. Some of the monies raised also will be used to help...

Like the look of a paper newspaper? Please give the TC’s weekly PDF version a try.

Many of our readers — particularly older readers — tell us they want to read a “real” ink-on-paper newspaper they can hold in their hands rather than an online version. Well, we have to tell you, the luxury of a continued ink-on-paper issue is costing the Town Crier an estimated more than...

State funding of local newspapers moving forward

California Senate Bill 911, “California Public Interest Media Act of 2022,” was introduced in February and the Senate Governmental Organizations Committee held a hearing on the bill last week.By an 8-4 vote, the bill was approved and referred to the Senate’s Appropriation Committee for assessment of its fiscal commitments. Sen. Melissa Melendez who represents Idyllwild was one...

News of Record: April 14, 2022

Idyllwild FireThe Idyllwild Fire Protection District responded to these calls from Monday to Sunday, April 4 to 10. • April 4 — Public service assist, 1:40 a.m. Maranatha Dr.• April 4 — EMS call, provide advanced life support, 11:53 a.m. Hwy. 243.• April 4 — EMS call, provide ALS, 6:07 p.m. N. Circle Dr.•...
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