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Category: Idyllwild News

MEMSCOMM considers alternate emergency centers

In a standing-room-only meeting, the Mountain Emergency Services Committee (MEMSCOMM) considered alternate Emergency Operations Centers (EOC)’s for the Hill. Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) Chief Norm Walker has advocated designating an alternate center given the fire department could be badly damaged in a major earthquake. The EOC serves as the locus for emergency responders if […]

Warming center available this winter

Last year, after extensive inquiries and negotiation, an agreement was concluded between the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Riverside County and Idyllwild’s American Legion Post 800 to have the Legion facility serve as an Idyllwild warming center during the winter months. Although the agreement was in place last year, the center was never activated. Legion […]

CSA 36 loses several resources

County Service Area (CSA) 36 is losing several valuable resources, including current chair Carol McClintic. McClintic, who has served as chair for less than a year, tendered her resignation, effective immediately, citing conflicts with increasing work demands. That leaves three members and two open seats on the committee whose duty it is to oversee operation […]

Anza man gets 25 years for arson

Joseph A. Heredia, 35, of Anza received a 25-year sentence for arson and two counts of criminal threats. Judge F. Paul Dickerson pronounced the sentence on Dec. 2. The arson conviction resulted in a 16-year state prison sentence. The additional years were attributed to the other two charges as well as Heredia’s five prior convictions. […]

Lemon Lily Festival planning luncheon Dec. 15

There will be a luncheon at noon Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Idyllwild Nature Center to begin organizing a planning committee and brainstorming for next year’s Lemon Lily Festival. Organizers this year say the group is missing some of its leaders from the last event, so those interested in leadership roles are especially welcome. For […]

Idyllwild's Sanborn leads Hemet Unified

Idyllwild’s Sanborn leads Hemet Unified

Bill Sanborn was elected the new president of the Hemet Unified School District (HUSD). This will be Sanborn’s fifth term as president. Presiding at his first meeting, as president, Sanborn heard a budget presentation that hinted a further reduction in the future unless the state’s educational funding is changed.HUSD has the capability to handle the […]

Heat crisis at Idyllwild School Monday

Heat crisis at Idyllwild School Monday

Monday was a cold day at Idyllwild School. Without propane, the school’s heaters weren’t operating until afternoon. The distinctive propane odor, nevertheless, escaped into rooms and hallways. Principal Matt Kraemer had the students evacuated from the building until the heat could be restored. Teachers stayed with students and helped them through the morning until returning […]

Local man serves time for inflicting corporal injury

Job John Rieli, 37, of Mountain Center, pleaded guilty to inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or companion. On Nov. 28, Judge Kelly Hansen sentenced Rieli to 270 days in county jail, assessed numerous fines and fees and ordered him to enroll and complete a 52-week domestic violence program. The latter must be accomplished by […]

ICRC members give presentation on Idyllwild playground

ICRC members give presentation on Idyllwild playground

At its Nov. 30 meeting, Idyllwild Rotary President Chuck Streeter (right) thanks the Idyllwild Community Recreation council acting President Dawn Sonnier (left) and Directors Claudia Posey and Emily White for their presentation on Idyllwild’s future community playground.

Friemoth puts out house fire

A small house fire occurred on Deerfoot Lane Sunday evening. Fortunately, the resident lived across the street from one of the Idyllwild Fire Department’s paid-call firefighters — Steve Friemoth. Answering the knock on his door, Friemoth encountered his neighbor who asked if her children could stay with the Friemoth’s while the resident attended to the […]

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