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Idyllwild Arts, water district discuss future supply

Officials from Idyllwild Arts (IA) attended the Idyllwild Water District (IWD) meeting to discuss the school’s future construction plans. While IA has not completed the county’s planning process, Jon Newman, IA’s dean of students, told the board that a “will serve” letter for the new health center should be submitted in early 2012. The president’s […]

Idyllwild Chamber welcomes Fern Valley Inn

Idyllwild Chamber welcomes Fern Valley Inn

The Fern Valley Inn became the latest member of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the occasion. Holding the ceremonial ribbon at left is Chamber of Commerce 2nd Vice President JoAnne Slater and Chamber President Nick Todd at far right. Others at the festive event, from left are Robin Roodebush, co-owner Gary Taylor with the ceremonial scissors and Mim Andrews. Fern Valley Inn co-owner Perry Emery is not pictured.

Idyllwild Arts adds sustainability goal

Idyllwild Arts adds sustainability goal

At its monthly meeting, the Idyllwild Arts Sustainability Committee discussed water conservation, energy usage, security, turning off lights and turning down thermostats. This summer, shortly after assuming his role as school president, Brian Cohen suggested the school formalize a group to explore and implement conservation and sustainability ideas. The result is a committee comprised of […]

Fern Valley Water settles customer problem, faces another

The Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) has resolved one customer problem concerning a sewer line shared with the district office, but will face a different problem at a December small claims court date. The sewer line issue came to the district’s attention in March, when a new owner purchased the property directly north of the […]

Idyllwild Community Center meetings scheduled

This week, the Idyllwild community is invited to meet with the current Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) committee to express its wishes for the use of the site and to ask questions about its status and future. The first opportunity will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. For those who miss or can’t attend this session, […]

Idyllwild students help Honduran school

Idyllwild students help Honduran school

Idyllwild Arts (IA) National Honor Society members are staging a fundraising drive, replete with performances by IA students, to obtain school supplies for an elementary school in Honduras. From noon to 3 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, IA students will be in front of Mountain Harvest Market in Strawberry Creek Plaza to entertain and entreat. Part of the Honor Society’s mission is to perform service. The beneficiary of this year’s IA’s honor service project is a 630-student school in Punta Gorda, Honduras.

Injured Tahquitz Peak climber rescued by helicopter

Injured Tahquitz Peak climber rescued by helicopter

The 21-year-old climber had fallen 60 feet and sustained an ankle injury.

Underground fuel constituents dissipating

The third quarter groundwater monitoring report of the underground plume of hydrocarbons along Highway 243 southwest of the Shell and Chevron gasoline stations indicates continued declining levels. The October 2011 monitoring of ground water of the Village Market (Shell station) site of a former leaking underground fuel tank (LUFT) again detected virtually no contaminants. In […]

County advances $450,000 to Idyllwild fire department

Insolvency for the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) has been postponed. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a loan or advance of $450,000 to IFPD. The funds will be repaid to the county from the district’s December and January property tax and special assessment payments. On Friday, 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone said he […]

Verizon expands bandwidth in Idyllwild area

Verizon, local telephone and Internet provider, plans to expand bandwidth in the Idyllwild area but will not bring its FiOs (bundled high definition TV, upgraded Internet speed, and digital voice calling) service to the area, according to Jarryd Gonzales, California media relations manager. “From a FiOs standpoint, it would require a significant upgrade to the […]

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