Share/Bookmark According to some in Washington, the Forest Service’s inability to share with the public the potential consequences of the sequestration law is the lack of an operating plan, which must first be shared and approved by an Appropriations Committee. But it is likely the initially sequestration reductions will result in 500 fewer firefighters nationwide. […]
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Share/BookmarkAppeals of the state’s fire prevention fee have been overwhelming. Nearly 10 percent of the bills mailed this fall have been appealed, according to Daniel Berlant, CAL FIRE’s information officer. Consequently, the bills for the 2012-13 fee have been delayed indefinitely, he said. The bills were scheduled to begin mailing April 2. More than 87,000 […]
Share/BookmarkDuring its evaluation of Idyllwild Water’s District’s application for grant funds to construct a proposed water recycling plant, the State’s Water Resources Control Board determined that Idyllwild’s population is too wealthy for a significant grant. Instead, the board is proposing a $973,000 loan coupled with about half the grant money. Funding for the facility will […]
Share/BookmarkFirst, I want to remind you to look at Careena Chase’s page one photo. Daffodils are blooming only a week after our latest winter snow storm. They are a true harbinger of the arrival of longer and warmer days. Today, March 20 is the Spring equinox — daylight and night are equal. And with the […]
Share/BookmarkLast weekend, in Lake Placid, N.Y., Idyllwild’s Lauren Salter claimed third place in the U.S. National Skeleton Championships. Salter had an extraordinary finish in the second day of sliding to earn the bronze medal. “I’m really happy with how everything went. I came off of kind of a rough performance at the North American Cup, […]
Share/BookmarkMembers of Idyllwild Arts Academy staff discussed the plans for a new campus health center at last week’s Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission meeting. “The new health center will be an extraordinary resource for us,” John Newman, Dean of Students and Director of Operations, told the fire commission. He said the new facility would be […]
Share/BookmarkThe Pinyon Fire was fully controlled Saturday, March 16. However investigators reported that the charred remains of person was found in a burned vehicle near the fire site. The California Highway Patrol, with investigators from the Hemet station, the coroner’s office, and the Cal-Fire Arson Unit responded to the scene. Based on the condition of […]
Share/BookmarkThe Pinyon Fire was fully contained this morning. CAL FIRE, Riversidee County Fire Depatment has stationed an engine and crew at the scene today. The fire, which started Friday, before 2:30 p.m., eventually burned seven acres, but no structures were damaged or threatened.
Share/Bookmark At 4:15 p.m., the Pinyon Fire’s spread has stopped at seven acres, according to Riverside County Fire Department information officer Jody Hagemann. Originally, the when firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire was reported at six acres. It is located near the Santa Rosa Reservation. Currently, the burning area has been halted and no […]
Share/BookmarkThe 2013 Boston Marathon is only a month away, on April 15. Pine Cove’s Mark Dean has nearly completed his preparation for the premier marathon. He ran the San Diego Half Marathon (13 miles) Sunday, March 10, and plans one more long run before boarding his plane to Boston. In two weeks, he’ll run for […]