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Category: Idyllwild News

MDP offers CERT class

Mountain Disaster Preparedness will offer the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) 20-hour certification class Oct. 14 to 16 at the Idyllwild Fire Station. The class is free and all are welcome to enroll. See for details.

Idyllwild Soroptimist offers scholarship

Soroptimist International of Idyllwild is once again offering local female students the opportunity to apply for the Women’s Opportunity Award. The $500 award is given to a woman who is enrolled in a vocational skills program or an undergraduate degree program and who is the primary financial support for her family. The goal is to […]

Joint operation snags Hill pot plants worth $21.8 million

Joint operation snags Hill pot plants worth $21.8 million

A joint Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), U.S. Forest Service and federal Drug Enforcement Agency marijuana eradication operation netted 10,017 mature plants on Thomas Mountain, southwest of Garner Valley, according to Captain John Pingel, RCSD. Sgt. Eric Hernandez, who headed the operation for the Sheriff’s Department, estimated last week’s operation netted plants with a street […]

Idyllwild Fire asks county for $450K advance

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) has asked Riverside County for a $450,000 loan. Technically, it might be considered an advance of $450,000 from the agency’s 2011-12 property taxes. It may take the county four to six weeks to review the request, according to Verne Lauritzen, 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s chief of staff. “The […]

IFPD adopts balanced 2011-12 budget

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission approved its final 2011-12 budget this week. The overall budget balances revenues and expenditures are set at $1,687,400 each. The final budget forecast increased revenue of $20,000 with a proposed ambulance rate increase, which Fire Chief Norm Walker will bring to the commission next month. Walker also reduced expenditures […]

ICRC regroups with new events: Expands board eligibility

The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) directors previewed new and familiar recreational offerings that promise some fall and winter excitement for Hill residents. They also voted to amend their bylaws, expanding eligibility for sitting on the board to include “residents of the Hill,” with “the Hill” being defined as Idyllwild, Fern Valley, Pine Cove, Stone […]

PCWD brings water donation to Idyllwild organizations

PCWD brings water donation to Idyllwild organizations

Last Friday, Jerry Holldber, Pine Cove Water District general manager, and Jerry Johnson, field foreman, delivered and unloaded several cases of Arrowhead bottled water for Idyllwild School. Holldber contacted Arrowhead and received nearly 430 cases of water. Holldber distributed them to Hill organizations such as the Idyllwild and Fern Valley water districts, Idyllwild Fire Department, MDP, RMRU and the Fire Safe Council. Helping Holldber and Johnson, but not shown, was Jeremy Potter.

IFPD Commissioner Ben Killingsworth resigns

IFPD Commissioner Ben Killingsworth resigns

(STORY UPDATED Sept. 27, 2011) Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) Commissioner Ben Killingswoth has resigned. In a terse note to his commission colleagues and the Town Crier, Killingsworth wrote, “I hereby resign from my position as a member of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners, effective immediately.” The email notification was sent Thursday, […]

Pine Cove water use declining

Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) produced 3.5 million gallons of water during August, which was nearly 1.1 million gallons or 23 percent less than August 2010. This represents the smallest use during August since before 2002. For the first eight months of the year, PCWD production was 3 percent (650,000 gallons) less than the same […]

Idyllwild Fire’s cash less than $2 6 0,000.

Idyllwild Fire’s cash less than $2 6 0,000.

Updated 7 a.m. Sept. 21 IFPD’s bank balance is now $20,000, according to Commissioner Ben Killingsworth. At last night’s (Sept 20) special meeting, the Commission agreed to cash its $125,000 certificate of deposit. They discussed requesting a $350,000 loan from Riverside county. This will be decided at a continuation of last night’s meeting, today, Sept. […]

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