Share/Bookmark Idyllwild 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.
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Share/BookmarkA single vehicle traffic collision closed Highway 74 around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 near mile marker 53.25. Joshua Bauer, 30 of Idyllwild was traveling eastbound and exceeding the 55mph speed limit. When Bauer failed to make a curve, he over corrected, flipping his 2012 Blue Toyota Prius C and hit the side of […]
Share/BookmarkOn 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. MacLean has written three other books about wildland fires. The first was “Fire […]
Share/BookmarkThe Idyllwild Water District continues to monitor its water supplies and usage. Foster Lake, the district’s largest storage reservoir, showed a slight increase in January. General Manager Terry Lyons reported to the board that the lake’s water level was 6.5 feet, a half-foot improvement. The water level of the wells around the lake remained unchanged […]
Share/BookmarkRiverside County’s balanced budgets for 2012-13 and next fiscal year are in jeopardy, according to County Executive Jay Orr. In a mid-year budget report to the board of supervisors, Orr wrote, “Several issues burdened by multi-million deficits or unexpected costs threaten that delicate balance and make next year’s budget a challenge.” Among those issues are […]
Share/BookmarkCounty Service Area 38 is shut down until summer, according to 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s office. Riverside County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency is developing a new contract for delivering emergency medical and ambulance services. While the analysis and review is proceeding this spring, Stone has suspended the CSA 38 Advisory Committee meetings until at […]
Share/BookmarkMt. San Jacinto State Park Superintendent Garratt Aitchison is leaving for another assignment at the end of February. Aitchison has been the local park sector superintendent for nearly five years and has had to endure and implement some of the department’s budget reductions. Next month, he will become district superintendent at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular […]
Share/BookmarkThe Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission focused mostly on house-cleaning business during its latest session last week. At the request of Commissioner Jerry Buchanan, the commission added the issue of a standing committee for labor negotiations to the Feb. 12 agenda. For third time, the commission had to establish a committee for negotiations and labor […]
Despite warnings from flatlanders, the Hill is beautiful this morning. And the roads are fine. Unfortunately, last night there were problems, even before most of the snow fell. Jenny Krichner got this photo of an accident about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 …