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Sheriff Sniff visits Idyllwild

Sheriff Sniff visits Idyllwild

In a visit to Idyllwild on Wednesday, May 2, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff talked about budget constraints and the need to return staffing in Riverside County’s unincorporated areas to a minimum of 1 deputy per 1,000 residents. “The strain marks [of current staffing at .9 deputies per 1,000 residents, on the way to .75] […]

Sheriff's Department arrests Ron Kimmerle - again

Sheriff’s Department arrests Ron Kimmerle – again

Riverside Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station deputies arrested Pine Cove resident Ron Kimmerle, 49, on suspicion of making criminal threats, a felony under California Penal Code 422. Hemet Station Special Investigations Supervisor Sgt. Wallace Clear confirmed the charges for which Kimmerle was arrested. The arrest occurred around noon on Monday, May 7 at Kimmerle’s Pine Cove […]

VIDEO: Solo crash on Hwy. 74 near Cranston Station

VIDEO: Solo crash on Hwy. 74 near Cranston Station

UPDATED Monday, 12 p.m. May 7, 2012. The California Highway Patrol reported a solo non-injury collision of an SUV and a boulder on Highway 74 east of Wilson Way near the U.S. Forest Service’s Cranston Station. CHP Officer Jeffrey Osteen said the incident occurred at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. The CHP press release […]

Final community meeting set for Idyllwild historic district

County officials plan to present design guidelines and recruit board members for the Idyllwild Historic Preservation District at an Idyllwild community meeting. County Preservation Officer Keith Herron will lead the meeting planned for 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16 at the Nature Center on Highway 243. The county board of supervisors authorized the district in July […]

Long Valley plan approved

After several years of preparation, the California Department of State Parks and Recreation has approved the management plan for Long Valley, in the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness. This plan is the result of the overall Mount San Jacinto State Park General Plan adopted in 2002. At that time, State Parks felt a […]

County releases latest reports on leaking fuel tanks

The Annual Reports regarding activity at the underground fuel tanks in Idyllwild and Pine Cove were submitted to the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health last month. Monitoring at both sites indicates gradual improvement of contaminant concentrations. Idyllwild — Shell Station Since March 2002, Sandlin and Sons, has been conducting quarterly groundwater monitoring on behalf […]

News of Record: May 3, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, April 23 to 29, 2012: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance April 25 — Walk-in medical aid. April 27 — Medical aid, Crestview Drive, Idyllwild. April 27 — System malfunction, Tahquitz View Drive, Idyllwild. April 28 — Smoke scare, Temecula Drive, Idyllwild. April […]

Lost hiker airlifted out of San Jacintos

On Saturday, April 28, a hiker without gear or a sleeping bag required rescue near Wellman Divide and the Pacific Crest Trail in the Idyllwild area. He had apparently gotten off the trail. The hiker used his cell phone to contact 911. Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 6:15 p.m. and an aviation unit was […]

Pine Cove search reveals stolen property

Pine Cove search reveals stolen property

On Friday, April 27, Pine Cove resident Ronald Kimmerle, 49, was arrested at his residence in the 25000 block of Laurel Drive on suspicion of receiving stolen goods. A day later, he was released after posting bail ($500 on $5,000 bail). The penal code section under which Kimmerle was charged can be either a felony […]

Higher speed DSL now available

A number of sources, including Verizon West Coast Media Relations Manager Jarryd Gonzales and Verizon technical support, confirmed that Verizon could now provide higher speed DSL (digital data transfer over telephone lines) to Idyllwild customers with existing Verizon DSL accounts. Gonzales acknowledged that Verizon recently doubled processing capacity at the Idyllwild central office. Verizon has […]

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