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News of Record: Jan. 5, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, Dec. 26, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2011: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Dec. 26 — Walk-in medical aid. Dec. 26 — Medical aid, Coulter Drive. Dec. 27 — Medical aid, Scenic Drive, Idyllwild. Dec. 28 — Medical aid, Roble Drive, Idyllwild. Dec. […]

Vandals target cars in Idyllwild after New Year

Vandals damaged and pilfered two cars at separate residences in the 54000 block of Jameson on Monday evening, Jan. 2. Both cars were parked in their owner’s home driveway, with a fair amount of ambient lighting in the area. Both cars were unlocked. At one house, vandals took items from an emergency response backpack and […]

Average rainfall for Idyllwild area so far

The first half of the 2011/2012 rain year ended Saturday, Dec. 31. Idyllwild Fire Department (IFPD) reported 9.85 inches fell in town between July 1, 2011 and Dec. 31. The Forest Service’s Keenwild Ranger Station recorded 8.43 inches during the same period. The long-term average rainfall from July through December is 9.22 inches. Thus IFPD […]

Chief Walker resigns from Idyllwild fire

Chief Walker resigns from Idyllwild fire

Editor’s note: The IFPD commission announced a special meeting for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan 4 to consider an appointment of an interim fire chief. Idyllwild Fire Chief Norm Walker submitted his resignation Dec. 28 and left his position on Dec. 31, only 17 months after being sworn in as chief. In his letter, Walker clearly […]

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 …

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