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And the snow begins

And the snow begins

The rain and snow has begun to fall here in Idyllwild. Accumulation of snow has begun yet. The Forest Service’s Keenwild Ranger Station has recorded .34 inches of precipitation today, through 4:19 p.m. In the past week, Keenwild has recorded 1.05 inches of rain. An urgent winter weather message from the National Weather Service. This […]

A lot of snow coming today and tonight

Although a major spring snow storm is predicted to arrive this afternoon and tonight, as of 11:30 a.m., only the rain as fallen on the Hill. but it’s cold outside. An urgent winter weather message from the National Weather Service. This was posted at 2:17 a.m., Friday, April 13. This winter storm warning remains in […]

Day after the fire

Day after the fire

Shortly after noon, the night after the Wednesday, April 11 fire destroyed Shane Stewart’s home on Howland Road, a relief crew from Idyllwild Fire Protection District was on scene. IFPD Captain Mike Mulhull was directing crews that were hosing down the still smoldering wreckage. Within the house, firefighters were being careful of the potential for […]

Fern Valley Water changes retiree benefits

Fern Valley Water changes retiree benefits

In a special meeting last week, a quorum of three Fern Valley Water District directors unanimously voted to change retiree health benefit policy. At the March 28 special meeting, directors adopted a new vesting requirement. Resolution 525 requires employees have 10 total years of paying into the California Public Employee Retirement System, CalPERS, before they […]

No “Native plants and Pollinater Walk” Saturday, FS cancels due to weather

The U.S. Forest Service has had to cancel its planned “Native Plants and Pollinator Walk” scheduled for this Saturday. The anticipation of bad — snowy and icy — weather is the culprit. Anne Poopatanapong, Forest Service District wildlife biologist, says “I hope to reschedule at a different time.” Stay close to find out when the […]

Fire commission works on policies

Operating procedures and policies were the topic of last week’s fire commission special meeting and workshop. Commissioner Jerry Buchanan and Interim Fire Chief Mike Sherman presented draft policies, which Buchanan had received from the California Special District Association. “Purchasing Policy” was the first policy, which the commission reviewed. In all, the commission went over 16 […]

Howland home burns

Howland home burns

A major fire burned the home of Idyllwild businessman Shane Stewart …

Fire destroys Fern Valley home

Fire destroys Fern Valley home

By 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, the Shane Stewart home on Howland Road in Idyllwild’s Fern Valley was completely engulfed. Flames shot 20 feet above the roof line. Area fire companies were on scene, but the dead-end narrow street made access difficult. A bystander who lived nearby said the fire started sometime around 8 […]

Chamber signs Town Hall lease

On Monday, April 9, according to Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce Director Lanny Hardy, chamber directors signed a lease with the Riverside County Economic Development Agency for use of Town Hall. The rental terms are similar to those under which ICRC had previously operated County Service Area 36 recreation, with the addition of insurance and liability […]

News of Record: April 12, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, April 2 to 8, 2012: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance April 1 ­­— Medical aid, Highway 243, Idyllwild. April 1 — Medical aid, Highway 243 and Marian View Drive, Idyllwild. April 3 — Cover assignment, highways 243 and 74, Mountain Center. April […]

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