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IFPD investigating personnel matter

During its Jan. 28 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Commission unanimously authorized Fire Chief Patrick Reitz to hire an outside investigator to look into a personnel matter. When asked if the investigator would look into a departmental policy or specific issue, or how many individuals are involved, Reitz had no response. In making the request to […]

Historic review board to raise community awareness

Historic review board to raise community awareness

The Idyllwild Historic Preservation District’s Local Review Board is now ready to review projects. At its Jan. 30 meeting, Riverside County Historic Preservation Officer Keith Herron told the board that the county’s Planning Department is prepared to accept applications for permits to alter resources with the local historic district. (See accompanying map.) “Good news,” Herron […]

Fourth investigation hits Idyllwild Fire

Another Riverside County Grand Jury investigation of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District was reported in the Jan. 2 issue of the Town Crier. The IFPD commission on Tuesday, Jan. 28, discussed its concerns with the report’s preparation without addressing its own recommendations. This is the fourth Grand Jury report involving IFPD since 2008. Commissioners Rhonda […]

Stolen deer sparks community outrage

Stolen deer sparks community outrage

Monday, Robert Garcia, owner of La Casita discovered that one of the deer that is part of the “Deer Sightings” project had been stolen …

Fundraising goal met for local photographer

Fundraising goal met for local photographer

Idyllwild rallied and contributed $12,000 to pay for replacing camera equipment stolen from Idyllwild photographer Jenny Kirchner’s car on Jan. 7 while in the desert. An anonymous donor gave $180 on Feb. 4, bringing the contributions to $12,000, the value Kirchner estimates she lost. Kirchner has worked with the Town Crier and other area news […]

Art for Jenny sold!

Art for Jenny sold!

Artist Dore Capitani (shown) donated this beautiful metal sculpture, featuring his newest color process, to raise  money to replace Idyllwild Photographer Jenny Kirchner’s photographic equipment stolen from her car in the desert while she was on assignment. A couple bought the sculpture this past weekend so now Idyllwild has raised all but $210 of the […]

News of Record: Jan. 30, 2013

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Monday, Jan. 20 to Monday, Jan. 27: Jan. 20 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 21 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 22 — Rescue, medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 24 — Rescue, medical aid, Pine Cove. Jan. 26 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Jan. 26 — […]

Orchard Project cultivates ‘Transition Town’ movement

Orchard Project cultivates ‘Transition Town’ movement

Idyllwild’s fruit trees will be better cultivated starting this year with the help of a group of residents concerned with improving local food security …

What so proudly we hail

What so proudly we hail

Idyllwild’s town flag has a history only a few people know, and the town nearly lost this tradition but for Daniel Crabtree II, an employee of the Idyllwild Chevron Station on Highway 243 in town. For several years, the Idyllwild Fire Department staff would raise and lower the American flag at the flagpole on the […]

2014 Idyllwild school spelling bee winners

2014 Idyllwild school spelling bee winners

 

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