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RMRU rescues hikers in Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness

Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit reached two Orange County hikers, lost in the San Jacinto wilderness early in the morning of Wednesday, May 9. A Riverside County Sheriff’s Department aviation unit was unable to retrieve them because of high winds. Hikers Michael Blanc, 63, of Anaheim, and Malgurzata Domagala, 39, of Mission Viejo, had become disoriented […]

DA sites lack of evidence in Kimmerle’s release

Ron Kimmerle, twice arrested and twice jailed within the last three weeks, was again released, this time on May 9. The reason given for the release by the clerk at Southwest Detention Center, at which Kimmerle had been incarcerated since May 7, was “the district attorney would not file charges.” John Hall, district attorney’s office […]

Idyllwild community garden still without site

The Idyllwild Community Garden, proposed by the Forest Folk and supported by the county Economic Development Agency that runs Idyllwild recreation, may be on hold for a year because of lack of agreement upon an appropriate site. The leading candidate for the garden had been a parcel at the Nature Center on Highway 243. The […]

Six Idyllwild School teachers retiring

Six Idyllwild School teachers retiring

Botton, Carratello, D’Arcy, Gray, Guntermann and Scavarda take with them a combined 125 years experience in schools …

Tahquitz Rock rescue: climbers assist public safety crews

Tahquitz Rock rescue: climbers assist public safety crews

Saturday afternoon, CAL FIRE, Station 23 and Helicopter 301 from Hemet-Ryan Air base, Idyllwild Fire Department and the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit were rescued rock climbers off of Tahquitz Rock. One had minor injuries and the other minor to moderate. Mercy Air ambulance transported this climber to a local hospital. Graham Shelton from Raleigh, North […]

Ron Kimmerle released - again

Ron Kimmerle released – again

Ron Kimmerle, twice arrested and twice jailed within the last two weeks, was again released, this time on May 9. The reason given for the release by the clerk at Southwest Detention Center, at which Kimmerle had been incarcerated since May 7, was “the District Attorney would not file charges.” Kimmerle was first arrested on […]

Weekend hiker rescued near Snow Creek

Daniel Mackie, 31, of Palm Springs began a day hike on Saturday, May 5. from the mountain station of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. While hiking above the community of Snow Creek, Mackie fell and became disoriented. Unsure of his location and how to return to the trail, Mackie used his cell phone to call […]

New virtual Idyllwild community watch launched

New virtual Idyllwild community watch launched

The Idyllwild Watch Network is now available for community comments, ideas and suggestions relating to the recent spate of crime incidents on the Hill. At Capt. Scott Collins’, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station commander, community meeting in March, Don Raridon heard some comments that suggested the community wanted a virtual site where it could […]

News of Record: May 10, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, April 30 to May 6, 2012: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance April 30 — Medical aid, Pine Crest Avenue, Idyllwild. April 30 — Medical aid, Deer Springs Trail at Highway 243. April 30 — Medical aid, Highway 371, Anza. May 1 — […]

Yellow-legged frog restoration slows, but positive signs show

Yellow-legged frog restoration slows, but positive signs show

The restoration of the Hill’s mountain yellow-legged frog population is continuing although no new releases of eggs are planned for 2012, according to Adam R. Backlin, ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Ecological Research Center in Irvine. “It looks like our captive breeding program this year did not produce as many new frogs as […]

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