Thunder bellowed for hours and the lightning resembled the strobe lights at a discotheque early Tuesday.
Category: Idyllwild News
For the first time in a drill conducted by Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP), the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) committed its resources to the simulated event.
On Sept. 10, 2011, at 4 p.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of the Marion Mountain Trail near Idyllwild. California State Parks staff had received information that a hiker had been injured on the trail and contacted the Sheriff’s Department to mobilize the Riverside County Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU). […]
Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 28, which would have significantly increased fines for using a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving or texting while driving. It also would have penalized bicyclists for using a cell phone while biking. In his Sept. 6 veto message, Brown wrote, “I certainly support discouraging cell phone […]
San Jacinto District Forester Hal Carey is leaving the Hill and the Forest Service to take up a new foreign mission with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in an infrastructure-building role he has long been preparing to undertake. Carey will be an agricultural development officer tasked to address food security issues by improving […]
Editor’s note: In the June 2011 Grand Jury report, item no. 5 stated, “A Board Member has an arrangement as a paid on call firefighter, EMT, or pump operator for the Fire District. This is a conflict as this Board Member is the Fire Chief’s superior as stated in AR IFPD #107 and when working […]
The Mountain Restaurant, after two sets of owners, is closing. New owners Jambey and Emily Dixon, who bought the business from Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Brian Ayers, will shutter the restaurant in mid October. The Mountain has been known for its dedication to “slow food,” a style of from-scratch preparation of high-end cuisine. “We may […]
The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) celebrates its 50 birthday on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, a goodly distance from the mountain rescue work in which this skilled and committed group of volunteers is usually engaged. And it would not be surprising if, during […]
Idyllwild School’s Annual Performance Index (API) soared 29 points, the largest gain in the district, to 873. Hemet Unified School District’s (HUSD) overall API is 755. The API is an index that combines the results of language and math achievement tests for the individual grades into one value for the whole school or district. Two […]