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Creature Corner: July 30, 2020

Zeus Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats learned of the new, safe procedures for Sadie’s Clinic and nail trim clinics. Zeus: (speaking to an empty office) Hello! Is anyone around?  Bear: (entering office) I am, but I’m thinking I might be the only...

Steele to play Barracuda

Photo courtesy Brendan Steele For the fifth time in his PGA Tour career, Idyllwild native Brendan Steele will compete in the Barracuda Championship. This year, however, it will be played on a different course: The Old Greenwood par-72 course at the Tahoe Mountain Club in Truckee, California. The Barracuda tournament...

Past Tense: July 30, 2020

Sherry Williams performed at the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Town Crier archives 70 years ago - 1950 Hill motorists, children and inexperienced horsemen “unaccustomed to city streets” were warned to be careful during the busy vacation time.  65 years ago - 1955

COVID-19 Local Update: School year to begin online

The 2020/21 school year will begin with online education. Both the Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) and Idyllwild Arts Academy have released preliminary plans.  As of press time, there are a total of 11 reported cases since the outbreak and no deaths reported for the area of Idyllwild-Pine Cove, according to the Riverside University...

Idyllwild Arts has new head of school

Marianne Kent-Stoll has been in education for decades, melding together academics and the arts as she teaches young minds. Kent-Stoll has had a passion for the arts ever since she was a child.  Marianne Kent-Stoll, the new head of school at Idyllwild Arts Academy Photo courtesy of Idyllwild Arts Academy

Possible fourth person missing

The Town Crier reached out to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) media information bureau over the weekend for updates on three missing people that were last seen in the Idyllwild or surrounding areas in recent months — Rosario Garcia, Lydia “Dia” Abrams and Roy Prifogle. RCSD Correctional Sergeant Deanna Pecoraro wrote in an...

Idyllwild School’s remodel update

The work at Idyllwild School, which began on April 27, has been very noticeable in recent months.  Tim McBride, superintendent of the project for Hamel Contracting Inc. out of Murrieta, gave the Town Crier a tour on Friday morning to explain the progress of the remodel. The entryway to Idyllwild...

Associates name Volunteer of the Year

By the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts FoundationContributed The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation has been recognizing a volunteer of the year since 1970. The honoree’s name is kept secret and is known only by the previous year’s recipient and the search committee. Suzie Bennett is the Associates of...

FVWD board pushes back on vehicle purchase

 Almost a month after the Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) board passed its FY 2020/21 budget — which included the up to $60,000 expenditure for a new vehicle equipped with safety lights and radio for newly appointed Assistant General Manager Jessica Priefer when out in the field — the board pushed back on the allocation.

IWD director calls out the TC and the TC pushes back

Since Idyllwild Water District (IWD) Director Dave Hunt is a public official, he surely is aware that his public utterances are of interest to the public he serves. He hardly could be more public with his utterances than to send them directly to the editor — or to the publishers — of his local newspaper, which he...
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