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Agents remove 12,000 to 15,000 marijuana plants from three Lake Hemet areas

Agents remove 12,000 to 15,000 marijuana plants from three Lake Hemet areas

  Marijuana plants were eradicated from three separate growing operations near Lake Hemet this morning in a joint effort between the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Forest Service.   Riverside County Sheriff Sergeant Joe Pemberton estimated between 12,000 to 15,000 plants were removed, a street value of $36 million to […]

Small marijuana grow eradicated near Lake Hemet

Small marijuana grow eradicated near Lake Hemet

  Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigators with the Narcotics Task Force eradicated about 1,800 marijuana plants Sgt. Joe Pemberton said Friday morning. The plants were discovered growing west of Lake Hemet, near the dam.   Investigator Ken Thrum led the eradication. He said it was a small grow, compared to most, and that it was […]

Emergency MDP site launched

Following the Jan. 10, 2010, devastating earthquake in Haiti, Francoise Frigola spent three days attempting to find information about the well-being of a friend’s relatives. This search led Frigola to realize that she had the technical expertise to establish an emergency Internet plan for Idyllwild. …

PHOTOS: Day 2 of Idyllwild playground build

PHOTOS: Day 2 of Idyllwild playground build

Volunteers made good progress on Thursday, but more workers are needed to keep the build on schedule …

PHOTOS: Day 1 of playground build

PHOTOS: Day 1 of playground build

Volunteers were roused to the call and jumped in to help build at the Idyllwild Community Center site on Wednesday, June 13 …

Idyllwild: One festive little town

Idyllwild: One festive little town

Over the years, a variety of festivals have come and gone. Here’s a look at the many festivals Idyllwild has hosted …

Rain and hail slush-up roadways

Rain and hail slush-up roadways

Idyllwild residents woke to heavy rain, while those at the higher elevations (Fern Valley and Pine Cove) found a dusting of snow …

Rollover causes traffic backup on Hwy. 243

Rollover causes traffic backup on Hwy. 243

Vehicles driving Hwy. 243 between South Circle Drive and County Park Road had to wait or go around the scene of a rollover crash today, in which no one was injured. The crash happened when Maria Loutzenhiser lost control of her SUV and it rolled on the Highway around 3:15 this afternoon. The road was […]

Surveillance video shows liquor store robber

Surveillance video shows liquor store robber

Mountain Top Liquor’s surveillance video, given to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, shows the gunman who robbed the store Sunday night. But few identifying features are visible, because the man’s body, face and hands were covered. He wore a tan and cream colored jacket, a black bandana on his face, black gloves and black pants. […]

Idyllwild Arts opens alumni show

Idyllwild Arts opens alumni show

The Idyllwild Arts Alumni Show opened Friday at the Parks Exhibition Center. The exhibit runs through March 2 …

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