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Archive for October 26th, 2012

Caltrans working in Idyllwild Tuesday, Oct. 30

Caltrans plans maintenance work on Highway 243 on Tuesday, Oct. 30. There maybe lane closures and one-way traffic from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The work will be near Saunders Meadow, according to its press release.

Grinding facility announces winter hours

The Idyllwild Grinding Facility will be closed Saturdays from Dec. 1, 2012, through April 30, 2013. Saturday operations will resume May 4, 2013. Monday through Friday operations will continue uninterrupted and green waste will be accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, contact Riverside County Waste Management Department at […]

MDP notifies community of emergency notification website

MDP notifies community of emergency notification website

During the “Shakeout” on Thursday, Oct. 18, Francoise Frigola (left) and Susan Weisbart inform the community about the Mountain Disaster Preparedness’s website,, in case of a natural disaster on the Hill.

Opinion: Ignorant or arrogant?

One of the appealing things about Idyllwild has been the small-town, slower-paced feeling. Not any more. Observant folks will notice the proliferation of front-lawn signs urging “slow down.” The more frantic driving style seems to have arrived. Just for the record, for the ignorant, the default speed limit is 25 miles per hour. A few […]

Science and Reality Today: Death is a portal …

We all wish we could stop the hands of time and look the way we did when we were high school seniors. Nationwide the cosmetic, beauty supply and perfume store industry has a combined annual revenue of about $11 billion. The plastic surgery industry had a revenue of $10 billion in 2011 with 9.2 million […]

Fire Safe Council nears funding for roofing grants      Mary Bono Mack attends session

Fire Safe Council nears funding for roofing grants Mary Bono Mack attends session

Yesterday the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council met with special guests from the federal, state and county levels. Linda Ortiz, Emergency Services Coordinator with the California Emergency Management Agency, came to Idyllwild to discuss the implementation details of the FSC grant to help residents replace cedar shake roofing. Eligible properties must have compliant defensible space, […]

New home for eagles' nest at Lake Hemet

New home for eagles’ nest at Lake Hemet

  Early Sunday morning, U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist Anne Poopatanapong and a group of volunteers met to construct a new bald eagle nesting platform at Lake Hemet. Forest Service volunteer John Ehrenfeld, from Hermosa Beach, who coordinated the project, has been monitoring the nesting eagles since February. In June, he discovered that high winds […]


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