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Past Tense: November 21, 2019

Boy Scout Troop 251 of San Gabriel pitched tents in Sculptress Lora Steere’s Idyllwild front yard in December 1966, and worked for their Scout Merit Badges by repairing benches and tables, raking leaves and doing odd jobs. The 12 boys in turn received instruction in sculpture from Steere, as well as benefiting from her rich experience...

New IWD general manager resigns

The Idyllwild Water District’s General Manager Darren Milner resigned by email Sunday night effective immediately. Photo by Halie Wilson The Idyllwild Water District has lost another general manager, according to a source inside the water department. This source told the newspaper that Darren Milner resigned by email Sunday night effective immediately. Some...

Veterans speak at War Horse Creek Town Hall

The audience at the Veterans Day Town Hall event        Photos by Jenny Kirchner About 70 people came out to Town Hall on Veterans Day to attend a special veterans presentation. Veterans, who have participated in the War Horse Creek program at Living Free Animal Sanctuary, came out to share...

PCWD destroys documents without board knowledge

Documents are being destroyed at Pine Cove Water District (PCWD). The district’s board found out at its Nov. 13 meeting that the document destruction had been going on for three weeks with more documents left to be destroyed.  The document destruction was never listed as an agenda item....

Idyllwild has a new automotive business

Integrity Tire is located at 54170 Pine Crest Ave. Photo by Jenny Kirchner Integrity Tire moved into town Sept. 15. While the name may be a bit misleading, Integrity Tire actually offers full automotive repairs. Anything from oil changes to heavy-duty repairs, as well as anything tire-related including rotations, fixing a flat...

Business increases with Highway 243 reopening

On Sunday afternoon, Michael Berryman, manager of the Pine Cove and Mountain Center markets, spoke to the newspaper about how the Nov. 1 reopening of Highway 243 impacted business. Berryman has been managing both locations since May of 2011. Currently, there are four employees at Pine Cove and five at Mountain Center.  Having to...

2019 Idyllwild tree lighting will be extra merry and bright

This year’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at IdyPark, promises to be extra special.     File photo By Stephanie YostIdyllwild Community Center Board President This year’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at IdyPark, promises...

Holiday activities and a visit from Santa

By Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  Contributed Santa will visit the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free candy canes and photo opportunities for the kids bring another dose of yuletide merriment to all who visit the tramway’s mountain station.   Then, on...

Life Tribute: Karen Ann Metz 1943-2019

Karen Ann Metz passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Tallahassee, Florida where she lived for the last two years with her husband Les Suderman. Karen was born on April 27, 1943. Karen and Les lived in Idyllwild from summer 2012 to 2016. They bought their cabin in 2003...

IFPD looks for new legal counsel

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission put out a request for proposal (RFP) for legal counsel. The commission held a meeting to interview the two responding firms — Cole Huber and Varner & Brandt — on Oct. 29. Unfortunately, the item will be revisited at the Nov. 26 commission board meeting because only three of the...
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