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Morphett re-elected Idyllwild Water President

Last night, the Idyllwild Water District directors again chose Allan Morphett as president and Warren Monroe as vice-president. This duo has overseen the district since their election as officers in 2005.Both joined the IWD board in December 2003.

County advances Idyllwild Fire Department $450,000

Riverside County advanced Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) $450,000 on its December and January property tax receipts, but otherwise there was no discussion of the district’s current or future financial condition. The commission had no financial statement to review (as of Monday, Nov. 14, it was still not available). However, Commissioner Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly […]

Semi truck loses brakes on Hwy. 243

Semi truck loses brakes on Hwy. 243

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Murawski, Freddie Meza, 30, of Murrieta was driving north on Highway 243 near mile marker 19 at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, when he lost the brakes in his semi truck carrying concrete from a demolished building in Pine Cove. Meza plowed the truck into an embankment to stop the vehicle. Neither Meza nor his passenger, Hernan Orozco, 26, of San Bernardino, were injured in the solo traffic collision.

Forest Service Volunteer Association board, coordinators named

Forest Service Volunteer Association board, coordinators named

Dnner at Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5 was to introduce the Forest Service Volunteer Association new board and celebrate the contribution of more than 6,000 hours of service in fiscal year 2011 (which ended Sept. 30, 2011).

Fall tips for Idyllwild gardens

Thanksgiving week or a bit afterward is usually the last of the weather that allows for being able to comfortably garden here in Idyllwild or Pine Cove. We have already gone through a good early winter snowstorm, and a wake-up call of frost.

Faces of Idyllwild businesses continue to change

Faces of Idyllwild businesses continue to change

B’s Mountain of Books, Idyllwild’s independent bookstore, has a new owner and name. Julie Johnson, friends with previous owner Lauren Devore, has renamed her store INK and plans to continue Devore’s book trading policy and will honor trading credit built up during Devore’s ownership. She also has added a complete children’s room and plans to […]

Ron Korman retires from Fern Valley Water District

Ron Korman retires from Fern Valley Water District

Ron Korman, president of the Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) Board of Directors, is retiring from the board after 13 years of service. His term ends Dec. 4, but unless a special meeting is called, his last formal duty as president of the water district board will be closing the Nov. 18 meeting. His future […]

Pine Cove to test in-house approach

Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) General Manager Jerry Holldber often compliments his crew on its ability to complete most of the necessary district building and maintenance projects without needing to resort to an outside contractor. Holldber, who was approached by a vendor when inquiring about exterior paint coating prices for several of PCWD’s tanks, asked […]

Long Valley draft management plan available

The California Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the availability of the draft Long Valley management Plan. The public review period began Monday, Nov. 14 and continues through Friday, Dec. 16. Comments or questions should be sent to Luke Serna, Parks and Recreation Specialist, 8885 Rio San Diego Dr., Suite 270, San Diego, CA […]

Idyllwild HELP Center expands sales locations

Idyllwild HELP Center expands sales locations

The center now has retail space, a large corner, at the Fern Valley Emporium …

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