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The Idyllwild Water District is constructing a new 200,000-gallon water storage tank for its Golden Rod well. The new tank ring foundation pad (shown) required 40 yards of poured concrete. Steel construction will begin next Wednesday to allow the foundation to cure.
Pine Cove residents TJ Titus and Lindsey Day are proud to announce the birth of their son, August William Titus. August was born at 9:44 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. At birth, he weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19-1/4 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Chris […]
Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls Monday, June 3, to Tuesday, June 11, 2013: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance June 4 — Canceled en route, Mountain Center. June 4 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. June 4 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. June 4 — Service call, Idyllwild. June 5 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. […]
65 years ago – 1948 Pala Indians had predicted 11 days of rain in May, but none fell. 60 years ago – 1953 Volunteers were asked to report to the Town Hall campfire area to build a platform and seats for the community campfire programs. 55 years ago – 1958 It was estimated that 25,000 […]
Hurray, Amadeus. He was lost for just a bit, and is now home with his very worried human pack. Missing is Sophie, a Belgian Shepherd Malanois, near the State Park on Highway 243. Found Sunday: three dogs near the transfer station. Call ARF to claim, (951) 659-1122. Tippycanoe, Tyler II, Tutti Frutti, Teddy Bear and […]
Editor’s note: Following the story in last week’s edition and my column about the Idyllwild Fire Commission’s response to a Letter to the editor from Commissioner Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly, we have received two responses. One, below, very thoughtful and specific, is printed as “Another point of view.” The second letter, briefer, but also sharing […]
At left, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Ron Esparza, a solo-vehicle traffic collision occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Amber Leigh Whitney-Krongaard, 23, of Idyllwild was driving her Ford Explorer on Highway 243 about a half mile north of Forest Service Vista Grande Guard Station at about 45 to 50 mph. As Krongaard approached a left-hand curve, her vehicle’s right wheels hit the dirt on the right side of the highway causing her to over correct the Explorer which crossed both lanes, hitting an embankment and flipping onto the passenger’s side. Krongaard was uninjured. Highway 243 was down to one lane of traffic for about one-and-a-half hours as Riverside County Fire Station 63, Forest Service, CHP and Idyllwild Garage cleared the scene.
The Hathaway Fire, which started Sunday, June 9, could be seen from the San Jacinto Mountains. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the fire north of Banning had burned nearly 2,000 acres and was 25 percent contained. It was expected to be fully contained late Tuesday, June 25. Suppression costs have exceeded $800,000.