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Past Tense: July 16, 2020

An illustration by Idyllwild Town Crier Founder Ernie Maxwell. Town Crier Archives 70 years ago - 1950 Realtors were advertising cabins with fireplaces for $3,750 and acre-sized lots for $1,250. 65 years ago - 1955 C.L. Emerson died in Hemet at the age...

Steele T52 at Workday Charity

The course got progressively tougher for Brendan Steele last week in the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio. He posted a 2-under-par 69-70-71-76 — 286 to finish tied for 52nd place. Driving distance and greens in regulation were good stats for him last week, but driving accuracy and the putter cost him strokes. The...

COVID-19 Local Update: More businesses have to move operations outdoors or close

With an increase in cases and hospitalizations, the county was ordered by the state to close more businesses if those businesses could not operate outdoors.  The area of Idyllwild-Pine Cove has a total of 10 cases since the outbreak of COVID-19, the same number reported when the newspaper went to print last week, according...

Three people now missing

Unfortunately, a third person has been added to the list of missing persons linked to Idyllwild or the surrounding areas since the beginning of the year.  Missing person Rosario GarciaPhoto courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), Rosario Garcia was last seen July...

Local mobile COVID-19 testing July 21

Riverside County Public Health is hosting a one-day COVID-19 mobile testing site at the Mountain Resource Center, 25380 Franklin Dr., on Tuesday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The county will be able to test about 150 people like it did at the Idyllwild Library last month.  To make an appointment, call...

New business opens in The Fort boasting locally handmade items

Idyllwild is full of amazingly talented individuals. Three of these talented artists have come together to share a space, opening a new store. The Kilted Craftsman and Credere Organics is the newest business in town located in The Fort between Mountain Footwear and Robin Oates Real Estate. They opened the store on July 4.

Art Alliance cancels the 2020 Art Walk & Wine Tasting

By Art Alliance of IdyllwildContributed The Art Alliance of Idyllwild (AAI) has successfully staged 22 annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting events. This event is key to raising funds for the AAI as well as bringing over a thousand visitors to town, thus benefitting local inns, restaurants and shops.  Like many...

One collision on Highway 74

On June 30 at 6:35 p.m., Barbara Ann Zutter Hynes, 82 of Idyllwild, was driving her white 2013 Lincoln MKT eastbound on Highway 74 west of McGaugh Road at an unknown speed, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Matt Napier. For unknown reasons, she made an unsafe turn, overturned and collided with the rock embankment. 

Life Tribute: Kelly Rood 1966 – 2020

As the former owner of the Idyllwild Cafe and the chef/manager at Camp Ronald McDonald, Kelly Rood was a long-time member of the Idyllwild community.  She touched many lives and built countless lasting friendships over the years.  Throughout her life, people gravitated toward her, as she...

Life Tribute: James Wilson Tanner 1937-2020

James Wilson Tanner passed away Monday, June 29, 2020.  Jim/Jimbo was born Sept. 5, 1937 to Lucile Hower and Jack Tanner. His father passed away when Jim was seven years old. His mother then married Rev. Herb Cies, who raised Jim and his siblings with much love. 
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