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Archive for September 5th, 2013

Opinion: Fingerprints

Editor: If you want to be a volunteer sheriff’s deputy you will be fingerprinted and background checked. If you want to volunteer for Riverside County Fire you will be fingerprinted and background checked. Volunteer for Mountain Community Patrol and you will be fingerprinted and background checked. Heck, volunteer in your child’s classroom and you will […]

Opinion: IFPD commission at fault

Editor: The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) is a wonderful asset to our community. I support IFPD. One reason is because locals elect the board and therefore we have resources here that do not exist in other small, rural towns. Regardless of what some may say, IFPD is better suited for this community than what […]

Many refused to vote for IFPD candidates

The turnout for the 2013 Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission election was 37 percent, the lowest since the 2001 election. Registered voters in the district have declined from 1,799 in 2001 to 1,593 this year, which was 44 more than 2011, the nadir. Besides the decline in registered voters, the actual number of votes cast […]

Opinion: Let’s take back our mountain

Editor: I was born and raised in Idyllwild with our family history going back to the 1800s. I have worked locally with several of our merchants and personally worked as a volunteer EMT for Pine Cove and Idyllwild for more than 14 years. The importance of local support could not be greater and the Town […]

Opinion: Keep local control of special districts

Editor: Riverside County has 61 independent California special districts — four California water districts, eight cemetery districts, one citrus pest control district, six community services districts, 10 county water districts, one fire protection district, four health care districts, two irrigation districts, three library districts, one metropolitan water district, two mosquito and vector control districts, five […]

Idyllwild School’s API exceeds 900 again

Idyllwild Elementary School students produced the highest Annual Performance Index 2013 growth scores of the 14 elementary schools in the Hemet Unified School District. Idyllwild School had an API of 908. The API is an index that captures the results of language and math achievement tests for the individual grades into one value for the […]

News of Record: Sept. 5, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday, Aug. 27, to Monday, Sept. 2: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Aug. 28 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Aug. 29 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Aug. 31 — Medical aid, Anza. Aug. 31 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Sept. 1 — Three medical aids, Pine Cove. Sept. […]

Before Our Time: Before Kwikset came

You can’t commute from Fern Valley or walk about town these mild summer mornings for very long without noticing the seemingly abandoned scatter of old buildings across from St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church at South Circle and Tahquitz drives. Only the Kwikset Lock logo on the largest structure reflects their function for the past 60 years […]

Flash Flood warning, Thursday, Sept. 5

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 341 PM THU SEP 5 2013 ..A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6:15 PM PDT FOR CENTRAL RIVERSIDE COUNTY… AT 336 PM PDT, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLOODING ON ROADWAYS IN THE WARNED AREA. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUES TO INDICATE FLASH […]

VIDEO: Flooding in Mountain Center

Idyllwild Town Crier video shot by Denise Selby on McCall Park Road in Mountain Center Thursday, Sept. 5. around 3 p.m.

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