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The Town Crier is for sale —to the right bidder

As prospective retirees, we are now looking for an appropriate purchaser for Idyllwild House Publishing Co. Ltd. (IHP) — and its flagship publication, the Idyllwild Town Crier, which is in its 75th year of continuous publication.• Someone who will continue the Town Crier’s tradition of serving our Hill community as a real newspaper.• Someone, preferably with newspaper...

Non-injuries in two traffic crashes

California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Matt Napier gave one formerly incomplete traffic collision report and a completed report recently.At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, a hit-and-run collision occurred in Garner Valley. An unknown suspect was driving a gray Toyota 4Runner westbound on Hop Patch Springs Road approaching the intersection of Pyramid Peak Road at 15 to...

Highway 243 closed due to shooting

Highway 243 was closed at about 12:24 a.m. Thursday after an officer-involved shooting occurred during a traffic stop off the highway in Banning. The highway from Twin Pines Road to Smith Creek in Banning was closed for many hours.The unidentified suspect shot at a Banning Police officer after the stop, striking and disabling the vehicle, according to...

National Weather Service advises of La Niña year

Last week, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a La Niña advisory for the U.S. from December 2021 through February 2022. NWS estimates chances of a La Niña weather pattern are greater than 85 percent and it is likely to be moderate in strength.As a result of the advisory, NWS currently projects...

COVID-19 Local Update: CDC weekly review and RivCo reports

As of Monday, Hemet Unified School District’s Dashboard reports recently (last two weeks) confirmed cases of COVID at Idyllwild School as being seven students and two staff members, which is 2.93% of its combined student/staff population — while at Hemet High, 25 students and one staff member are reported as confirmed cases, which is 1.00% of its...

Life Tribute: Joan “JoAnn” Johnson 1940 – 2021

Joan “JoAnn” Johnson, 80 of Pearland, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021.She was born Oct. 6, 1940, in Ashtabula, Ohio to her parents, Mabel and Edwin.In 1968, she left Ohio headed to California on Route 66 in her 1955 Thunderbird.She worked for Rockwell Federal Credit Union as a loan officer for...

Fern Valley Water directors appointed

At its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors officially appointed the Fern Valley Water District directors for 2022.All four individuals — Robert Krieger, Gary Erb, R. Jonathon Brown and Walter “Walt” Bonneau, Jr. — are currently incumbents. FVWD had scheduled a mail-in ballot election for directors Aug. 31.Since no other candidates filed for...

Rain barrel rebate program coming to Fern Valley

Fern Valley Water District directors are considering a rebate program on rain capture barrels and formed an ad hoc committee of directors Walt Bonneau and Jon Brown to refine a proposal Bonneau submitted to the board at Friday’s meeting into a policy.The directors’ primary concern on the program is reducing the district’s potential for liability. They do...

Creature Corner: October 21, 2021

Pepper Last week in Days of Our Nine Lives, the ARF cats learned about the adoption of Cinnamon and Toto, as well as learning about the new litter of puppies.Stevie: Brrr! It’s getting kind of cold up here on the mountain.Whiskers: True, but it’s all good with me. I really like curling up...

Steele plays this week in ZOZO

Brendan Steele will play this week in the $9.95 million ZOZO Championship on the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club course in Chiba, Japan. The Idylwild native finished in a tie for 70th place last year in this tournament.Brendan will tee off on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. PT and on Thursday at 5:36 p.m. PT, playing with Doc...
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