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Idyllwild fire extinguishes chimney fire

Idyllwild fire extinguishes chimney fire

Idyllwild Fire Protection Department crews responded to a structure fire Thursday around 12:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of North Circle Drive. The house belongs to Lloyd Wood, former Idyllwild Postmaster. His daughter, Linda Richardson, started a fire in the wood burning stove to “take the chill off the house.” The Woods were not home […]

News of Record: Jan. 19, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, Jan. 9 to Jan. 15, 2012: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Jan. 9 — Medical aid, Idyllmont Drive, Idyllwild. Jan. 11 — Flammable gas or liquid, Cedar Drive, Idyllwild. Jan. 12 — Smoke or odor removal, Pine Crest Avenue, Idyllwild. Jan. 12 […]

Forest Folk senior group defines objectives

In a strategic plan dated Oct. 2011, Reba Coulter, Doris Telles, and Sandra Wilkes, spokespersons for the nascent senior group Forest Folk, debuted a five-year plan that seeks to serve Idyllwild’s older population. The annotated plan examines the changing population demographic not only in Idyllwild, but in the U.S., with an expanded aging population living […]

HUSD Board defers decision on three-week winter break

HUSD Board defers decision on three-week winter break

The Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) Board of Trustees sent back for administrative consideration a proposal to revise the 2012-2013 school calendar to include a three-week winter break. The motion to revise the school calendar from the existing two-week winter break failed for lack of a motion to approve. Prior to the board’s action, Idyllwild […]

Idyllwild Fire selects Sherman as interim fire chief

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission signed a contract with Mike Sherman to be the interim Idyllwild fire chief. Sherman, the former Crest Forest Fire Chief, agreed to the details during the Jan. 10 meeting and signed the 180-day contract before leaving the station that night. Driving to Idyllwild, Sherman planned to say “No” […]

Red Cross trailer vandalized then removed

Veronica Alt, president of Mountain Disaster Preparedness, reported that the local Red Cross trailer on the Idyllwild Pines property was vandalized sometime after the first of the year. The trailer is stocked with supplies designed to help the community’s medical and survival needs in times of emergency. Because of the vandalism, Red Cross officials moved […]

RMRU assists in cyclist rescue

Four local Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) volunteers assisted in the rescue of an injured bicyclist in the area of Fuel Break Road in Idyllwild. RMRU member Lee Arnson said his unit was called out around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 and reported to the area behind Idyllwild Arts. “He crashed and went over […]

Pine Cove water helps fight fire

Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) General Manager Jerry Holldber reported that the district supplied more than 150,000 gallons to help fight the Lawler Fire. The district bills the Forest Service for water used. Holldber made the report at the district’s Jan. 11 board meeting. Also at the meeting, the board voted for its 2012 officers […]

McCaughin leaves ICRC board

Longtime Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) board member Linda McCaughin submitted a resignation letter dated Dec. 27 that became effective Jan.1. Vice President and Acting Chair Dawn Sonnier informed the board of McCaughin’s resignation at it’s Tuesday, Jan. 12 meeting. With McCaughin’s departure, ICRC is back to a board of five out of seven, with […]

Farmers will renew Hill policies with inspection

National home insurance rates to rise Putting to rest a rumor, Jerry Davies, Farmers Insurance assistant vice president for media and public relations for North America, confirmed that his company would continue to renew policies for Hill homeowners. Davies said renewal would be contingent upon each property passing an inspection by a Farmers field inspector. […]

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