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 […]
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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 […]
Share/BookmarkIn August 2011, the U.S. Congress passed legislation to reduce federal expenditures and begin a road toward a balanced budget. Although many believed Congress and President Barack Obama would find an acceptable compromise to these across-the-board cuts, no other solution was mutually agreed upon. The reduced funding began March 1. Eighteen months after passage of […]
Share/BookmarkHemet Unified School District trustees had some good news and bad news about the district’s financial condition at last week’s board meeting. Vince Christakos, Assistant Superintendent for business services, reported the projected deficit for this fiscal year (ending June 30) is $2 million. The district’s reserves will easily cover this amount. “We’re fine the rest […]
Share/BookmarkIdyllwild Fire Protection District commissioners unanimously accepted the 2012 audit (fiscal year ending June 30, 2012). The San Bernardino accounting firm of Rogers, Anderson, Malody and Scott completed the audit and Scott Manno, a firm partner, presented the results to the commission during its Feb. 26 meeting. Manno stated the district’s financial statements present fairly, […]
Share/BookmarkWhen we woke up this morning, there was about 4 inches of snow. since then another two have fallen. The main roads are cleared and many of the secondary are already plowed too. The National Weather Service’s short forecast for today was posted about “through 1130 am…light rain and snow showers will continue moving east […]
Share/BookmarkWith the return of Daylight Saving Time, I want to highlight the value of Sunshine Week, which begins Sunday, March 10, and continues through Saturday, March 16. Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, […]
On March 8, John MacLean will discuss his book “The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57” at the Rustic Theatre. MacLean spoke to the Town Crier, Sunday, Feb. 24, about the book and his writing on wildland fires. This is the second part of that interview.
Share/BookmarkRiverside County has begun working on a new ambulance services contract. The county’s current contract with American Medical Response expires in June 2015. The board of supervisors has given its Emergency Medical Services Agency strong direction to develop a new contract, put it out to bid and make a selection in time for a smooth […]
Share/BookmarkIdyllwild Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 54000 block of Pine Crest Ave. about 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Smoke engulfed the residents, however the fire threat was quickly located and extinguished before serious damage occurred.