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CBD files lawsuit to protect frog’s habitat

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the U.S Department of the Interior Wednesday, Feb. 12, for failing to develop a recovery plan for Southern California’s mountain yellow-legged frogs. Although the frogs have been protected under the Endangered Species Act for more than a decade, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has yet […]

Snakes arrive early at local animal sanctuary

Snakes arrive early at local animal sanctuary

Rudy Nuñez with a gopher snake he caught unseasonably early.

Rain relief may come this week

Rain relief may come this week

Politicians promise money for disaster relief

New fire abatement funds available

Earlier this month, the Natural Resources Conservation Service announced a multi-year partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to improve forest health and reduce fire threats to communities and landowners on and near several national forests. The San Bernardino National Forest is one of two California projects to receive funding. The other is the Middle Klamath […]

News of Record: Feb. 20, 2014

News of Record: Feb. 20, 2014

Fire log Editor’s note: The logs will now be categorized by area. The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 17:   Idyllwild Feb. 11 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Feb. 12 —  Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Feb. 13 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Feb. 13 — False alarm/false […]

Off the Leash: The cost of protection is the loss of privacy …

Like many of you, I’ve often seen signs and bumper stickers with the slogan, “Freedom is not Free.” The slogan is usually accompanied by a silhouette of a kneeling soldier, implying that freedom is only defended by military action. Though I believe that at times our freedoms have to be defended by military actions, I […]

Idyllwild Fire commission rejects grand jury report

At last week’s meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission rejected all four recommendations in a recent Riverside County Grand Jury report. The first recommendation was to share Administrative Capt. Mark Lamont’s duties in order to reduce the cost of paid overtime, which exceeded $50,000 in 2012. Fire Chief Patrick Reitz drafted the proposed response, […]

Selena Rose Esparza, Idyllwild’s first 2014 baby

Selena Rose Esparza, Idyllwild’s first 2014 baby

Joe and Janet Esparza welcomed baby Selena Rose to their family Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:32 a.m. Selena weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. The Esparzas have two sons, Dominic, 6, and Darius, 4, who are excited about the arrival of baby Selena. “They love her and always want […]

Garcia comments on Pinyon homicides

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, two events occurred relating to the 2006 triple homicide in Pinyon Pines. The more dramatic event was a press release from Bonnie Garcia, former Assemblywoman and candidate for State Senate District 28. Her son, Javier, was a friend of Becky Friedli, one of the three victims and he allegedly called a […]

Parcel fee may increase in future

Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s Finance Committee held its first meeting Monday, Feb. 17. Fire Chief Patrick Reitz introduced the citizen’s committee members to the IFPD budget format, source of revenues and a general description of expenses. They also talked about specific issues for this fiscal year (2013-14) and likely budget questions for the 2014-15 budget […]

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