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Walker discusses his Idyllwild Fire Department tenure

Walker discusses his Idyllwild Fire Department tenure

“The [Idyllwild Fire] department needs to succeed,” said former Chief Norm Walker, only two days after his reluctant resignation. “I don’t know where [the fire district’s commission] is going. I have had no hint about the ‘new direction.’” After a closed session Dec. 20, to complete Walker’s performance evaluation, the commission asked Walker to resign […]

Idyllwild's top 2011 stories: Part 2

Idyllwild’s top 2011 stories: Part 2

Business changes, fire fee, new Idyllwild Arts headmaster, Idyllwild Library and community dialogue …

Ice rink faces more obstacles

Ice rink faces more obstacles

Opening of rink at Community Center site delayed again …

Reluctantly, Walker leaves Idyllwild Fire Department

Reluctantly, Walker leaves Idyllwild Fire Department

Idyllwild Fire Chief Norm Walker expects to leave the local fire department by end of the year. “All I know is that [the commission] wants to go in a different direction,” Walker said Tuesday night. “I don’t know what that is. They want somebody who can take them somewhere else.” The Fire District Commission has […]

Idyllwild Water District officials go to Sacramento

Idyllwild Water District officials go to Sacramento

Earlier this month, officials from the Idyllwild Water District (IWD) met with state water officials in their Sacramento offices. They were pursuing their effort to secure funding for a tertiary recycled water treatment plant, according to Board President Allan Morphett. The treated water would be delivered to customers for irrigation purposes. While the Water Resources […]

2011's top Idyllwild stories: Part 1

2011′s top Idyllwild stories: Part 1

The Town Crier looks back at the headlines that made the biggest local news …

New Idyllwild Fire commission faces same budget problems

New Idyllwild Fire commission faces same budget problems

“We’ll go broke before five years,” Idyllwild Fire Chief Norm Walker told the fire district’s commission, while discussing when to hold a workshop on its budget situation. “You need to come up with a vision and look five years out,” Walker urged the commission. While the commission was pondering its responsibility to Firefighter Greg Minor, […]

Fern Valley Water District elects officers and welcomes new director

Fern Valley Water District elects officers and welcomes new director

Trischa Clark took her seat as the newest director on the Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) board at the Friday, Dec. 16 meeting. “I’d just like to say that I’m happy to be on the board,” said Clark. At the same meeting, the board chose Charlie Wix as the next FVWD president, replacing the retired […]

Adequate water; fewer drinking it in Pine Cove

The Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) has solid infrastructure, according to General Manager Jerry Holldber. Unlike some major Midwestern and Eastern cities that are struggling to refurbish or replace dated equipment and lack the funds to do so, PCWD carries out regular maintenance every year and infrastructure replacement when needed. The district continues to proceed […]

No bald eagles seen in December

The annual bald eagle count began Saturday. Throughout San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, the U.S. Forest Service reported 9 eagles (5 adults and 4 juveniles) were observed at regional lakes. At Lake Hemet, three people came to help the count, but no eagles were observed Saturday morning. “Probably due [the absence] to the steady […]

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