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Idyllwild Community Recreation Council faces challenges

The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council began the fall with great hopes for a number of new and resurrected recreation projects. As described at its Feb. 13 board meeting, the winter has been one of challenges and disappointments in which projects did not materialize as the board had hoped, A privately operated ice rink, which was […]

Pine Cove hears tank maintenance presentation

The Pine Cove Water District Board of Directors and General Manager Jerry Holldber heard a presentation about a comprehensive tank maintenance program available from Utility Service, a Perry, Ga., division of the French company Suez Environment. The presentation occupied much of the Wednesday, Feb. 8 board meeting. Mark Wash, Utility Service’s water system consultant, and […]

County initiatives dominate Memscomm meeting

County initiatives dominate Memscomm meeting

The county is busy with a number of disaster response plans, initiatives and trainings. Mountain Emergency Services Coordinator Gina Moran-McGough highlighted them at the monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9. First, McGough recapped the county’s and local agencies’ interest in designating an alternate local emergency operations center where emergency responders could coordinate communication and disaster […]

Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council plans second muster

Edwina Scott, executive director of the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council, outlined the second FSC Firemen’s Muster. The tentative date is April 28 and its goal is to bring the community’s attention to fire season and, particularly, the impending inspections, which will start in May. This year’s program has expanded upon the 2011 event. Participating […]

Frigid rescue of injured hiker

On Saturday, a female hiker, who had injured her ankle in the area of Wellman’s Divide Trail, near Idyllwild, needed a helicopter to get off the mountain. About noon on Saturday, Feb. 11, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was advised that the hiker required medical assistance and could not continue hiking. Two state park rangers from […]

Safety taskforce reviews goals, prepares for 2012 fire season

Safety taskforce reviews goals, prepares for 2012 fire season

While the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce is reviewing its goals and objectives, the group is preparing for the 2012 fire season, which may be longer and drier than recent years. The members began revising the organization’s objectives at its November meeting. The current set was developed in 2003 in response to the bark beetle infestation. […]

County snips CSA 38 boundary: 2012-13 budget under review

County Service Area 38 Advisory Committee members learned that the county doesn’t appear to know the CSA’s boundaries. Committee chair Jerry Holldber distributed two maps. One depicted the boundaries as Riverside County portrays them and the other is based on the original boundaries from the Pine Cove CSA’s creation in December1965. The county map omits […]

Idyllwild's wildlife

Idyllwild’s wildlife

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Snow coming?

The National Weather Service has issued the following: Winter Weather Advisory 4:10 a.m. pst mon Feb 13 2012 a pair of cold low pressure systems from the north will bring periods of snow showers to the mountains through wednesday night… a cold low pressure system from the north will move through southwest california through early […]

Mountain Area Safety Taskforce revising goals and preparing for 2012 fire season

While the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce is reviewing its goals and objectives, the group is preparing for the 2012 fire season, which may be longer and drier than recent years. Revising Goals and Objectives The members began revising the objectives at the November meeting. The current set was developed in 2003 in response to the […]

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