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PCWD passes FY 2020/21 budget

Resolution #551, which implements a new rebate program, incentivizing water conservation. Document courtesy Pine Cove Water District The Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) held a board meeting June 10. The board passed the FY 2020/21 budget, adopted Resolution #551 implementing a rebate program providing “incentive rebates for water conservation, for district...

County library system to offer express service

By Riverside CountyContributed The Riverside County Library System (RCLS) opened up many of the county libraries, including Idyllwild Library, with express service on Monday, June 22. The express service will allow patrons to continue to reserve their books and materials online as well as by calling their respective library. Patrons can...

Steele to play this week in the Travelers

Brendan Steele is set to tee it up this week in the $7.4-million Travelers Championship on the TPC River Highlands course in Cromwell, Connecticut.  The Idyllwild native has previously played the Travelers nine times — every year since he joined the PGA tour — collecting five top-20 finishes, including a top-5 in 2014.

Creature Corner: June 25, 2020

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats discussed the new litter of kittens. Zeus: Hey everyone! This is too good!  Bear: Why are you laughing?   Lulu:  I didn’t see anything funny. Whiskers: He finds the kittens’...

Past Tense: June 25, 2020

Patty Carratello’s eighth-grade class is one of many at Idyllwild School taking part in the Town Crier’s Design an Ad Contest. Mrs. Carratello gave Celena Hogan some tips on creating a winning ad. Photo ran Feb. 16, 1995. Town Crier Archives 70 years ago - 1950 Census counted 604  permanent...

COVID-19 local update County cases surge

The first reported COVID-19 case for the area of Idyllwild-Pine Cove was on April 3. According to the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) website, the area has seven cases of COVID-19 as of press time. No deaths have been reported for the area since the outbreak.  Riverside County is unable to provide recovery data...

Local Dia Abrams still missing

Local resident Lydia “Dia” Abrams has been missing since Sunday, June 7.  She was last seen around 2 p.m. on June 6. According to the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU), a team of volunteers were dispatched on June 9 to Abrams’ 160-acre ranch. They conducted a search from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. with...

Idyllwild’s postmaster retired June 1

Idyllwild Postmaster Ray Wilson retired on June 1 after becoming Idyllwild’s new postmaster on Sept. 29, 2019.  John Hyatt, communications specialist for the San Diego region of the U.S. Postal Service said, “Prior to being installed in the position in 2019, he served in the position as the acting postmaster. Ray was committed...

Team Rubicon assists in fire mitigation

The members of Team Rubicon enjoy some laughs after their first day volunteering by assisting the community with fire mitigation.     Photo by Jenny Kirchner The nonprofit group Team Rubicon and the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council (MCFSC) teamed up to help Idyllwild stay a bit safer this fire season. 

Jazz in the Pines returns … reimagined

Jazz in the Pines (JITP) has been a popular event in Idyllwild for over two decades. Until last year, many came to the mountains to enjoy the amazing world of jazz while perusing the many vendors and dancing areas that were available for all attendees on the scenic Idyllwild Arts Academy (IAA) campus.  However,...
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