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Idyllwild  Skate Park now open most days

Idyllwild Skate Park now open most days

Staffed by volunteers, the Idyllwild Skate Park currently open most days, except on Fridays, from noon until dusk.

San Jacinto fault shakes again

The Coyote Creek segment of the San Jacinto Fault network, the most active fault network in Southern California, erupted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 and was felt throughout much of the county. The epicenter of the 3.9 magnitude quake was 5.9 miles east of Borrego Springs. Scientists closely monitor this fault because of its […]

IFPD schedules special meeting Nov. 30

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. The meeting will be at the Fire Station. The agenda lists two items: 1. Interim Election of officers and 2. An annual evaluation of the fire chief. The commission will recess into closed session to conduct the performance […]

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 […]

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