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Spotlight: Mountain Disaster Preparedness

A map showing the locations of all nine Disaster Aid Stations (DAS) throughout Idyllwild, Fern Valley and Pine Cove.  Map courtesy of the Idyllwild Town Crier and Mountain Disaster Preparedness Since 1986, Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP), a nonprofit, has been helping the community during natural disasters like floods or earthquakes. Its goal...

Edison representative speaks at PCPOA meeting

Jeremy Goldman of Southern California Edison spoke at the Feb. 1 Pine Cove Property Owners Association meeting.     Photo by Annamarie Padula By Nancy BorchersContributed  Pine Cove Property Owners Association hosted Jeremy Goldman of Southern California Edison to speak at its Feb. 1 meeting. Goldman addressed Public Safety...

Mountain Community Patrol honors Volunteer of the Year

From left to right: Capt. Leonard Purvis, Jon Engel, Tom Evans and CSO Connie Duke. By Mountain Community PatrolContributed  The membership of the Mountain Community Patrol (MCP) voted Jon Engel, the organizations retiring president, as its 2019 Volunteer of the Year. Engel devoted more than 240 hours of...

A day for sustaining community and hope

Art in Society Coordinator Erica Nashan Photo courtesy of Idyllwild Arts Academy By Idyllwild Arts AcademyContributed  Idyllwild Arts proudly invites members of the Idyllwild community to an all-day Sustainability Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21.    At six different campus venues...

Basketball: February 6, 2020

Idyllwild School held onto the ball throughout the basketball game against Noli School Monday afternoon, Feb. 3, at Idyllwild School. They won 27-18. Photo by Jenny Kirchner Girl’s basketball on Monday afternoon, Jan. 27, brought a win to Idyllwild School against Morongo. The team won 24-17. ...

Steele cut in Phoenix

Brendan Steele (top row third from left) poses with his Hemet-San Jacinto AYSO soccer team, the Red Raiders, in 1990.Photo courtesy of the Idyllwild Town Crier Brendan Steele posted a 2-over-par 71-73 — 144 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last week, missing the cut by three strokes. ...

Palms to Pines Golf Association’s January tournament results

By Jim CrandallPalms to Pines Golf Association handicap chairman Idyllwild’s Palms to Pines Golf Association played a four-man scramble format tournament on Friday, Jan. 15 at Morongo Tukwet Canyon Champions Golf Course in Beaumont. Instead of each person playing to win the tournament individually, in a scramble format, each...

Past Tense: February 6, 2020

The front page of the Idyllwild Town Crier’s Dec. 7, 1956 issue. Drawing by Ernie Maxwell, the founder of the Idyllwild Town Crier. Town Crier archives 70 years ago - 1950 In order to share responsibility for Town Hall, various organizations were planning to put on benefits for upkeep...

Creature Corner: February 6, 2020

Olive Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the cats welcomed Sparky and Olive. Bear: Hey Sparky. Any adoptions last week? Sparky: Sadly, no. I was hoping to be in a forever home by now. Bear: In only one week? You are optimistic! Sparky: Maybe I am. I...

Caltrans update on Highway 74 delays

Caltrans maintenance crews were out prepping highways 74 and 243 on Nov. 23 for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day storms.   Photo courtesy of Caltrans District 8 Caltrans gave the following update Tuesday afternoon regarding delays on Highway 74 between Mountain Center and Hemet.   “The resident engineer advises that...
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