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Supervisors to consider 45-day moratorium on STR certificates

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will consider a 45-day moratorium on issue new Short-term Rental (STR) Certificates in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Mountain Center and the Temecula Valley Wine Country Policy Area. The moratorium specifically will not prohibit using existing approved STRs in these areas or renewing certificates for properties that already have an...

Mountain communities survive Fairview Fire

nificant events other than the usual weekly meetings, book clubs and spiritual events followed by Labor Day weekend barbecues, music and art shows. But before the three-day weekend was completely over, at 3:37 p.m. Monday, Labor Day, a wildfire was reported in Valle Vista, an unincorporated area outside of Hemet just below the mountains...

Idyllwild Master Chorale seeking members for upcoming season

The Idyllwild Master Chorale (IMC) will begin its fall season this October at Idyllwild Arts. The current plan is to begin evening rehearsals from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evenings in October, November and December. The Idyllwild Master Chorale the last time it was in concert at Lowman Hall on the Idyllwild Arts...

Mountain Folk

John Graham of Idyllwild received the 2022 California Teachers Association (CTA)/National Education Association (NEA)-Retired Ellen Logue We Honor Ours Award in June. Graham was a member of the Hemet Teachers Association for many years, holding various positions. He served on CTA State Council, was an alternate NEA director and...

Steele opens 13th season on PGA Tour

Brendan Steele opens his 13th consecutive season on the PGA Tour Thursday of this week in the $8 million Fortinet Championship on the Silverado Resort and Spa North Course in Napa. The Idyllwild native has won this tournament two years consecutively, in 2016 and 2017, when it was named the Safeway Open.

Supervisors to consider 45-day moratorium on STR certificates

By JP Crumrine Correspondent             The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will consider a 45-day moratorium on issue new Short-term Rental (STR) Certificates in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Mountain Center and the Temecula Valley Wine Country Policy Area.             The moratorium specifically will not prohibit using existing approved STRs in these...

Local book author produces ‘Rasmoose the Christmas Moose’

Helle Books LLC (www.HelleBooks.com), founded by Idyllwild inspirational speaker and book author Helle Brisson, and animation industry artist and children’s book illustrator Helle Urban, released its first book featuring Rasmoose the MooseTM in a new book for the holiday season entitled “Rasmoose the Christmas Moose.”The book is crafted for children ages 5 to 8, and addresses experiences...

IWD considers $5.7 million project for Wastewater Treatment Plant replacement

Editor’s note: This story ran in the Aug. 26, 2021 Idyllwild Town Crier. Since it is such an important issue and many new residents have moved to town, I thought it would be important to the community to revisit the issue. As of Aug. 5, Idyllwild Water District has spent 55% on the two studies and was...

Like the ‘look’ of a paper newspaper?

Many of our readers — particularly older readers like me — tell us they want to read a “real” ink-on-paper newspaper they can turn the pages of 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 more than $60,000 a year producing just...

Readers Write: September 8, 2022

Final push for local STR control Dear Editor:Every week the TC publishes the logs from the sheriff and fire departments. It’s called “News of Record” but I’ve always found it sadly lacking in detail. Well, if you’ve found those reports to be somewhat minimal, then here’s one report you can sink your teeth into.Sept....
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