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Category: Idyllwild News

Bark beetles returning

Warnings were the highlight of the December Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting. With help from the diminishing rain in the past several years, bark beetle populations are resurging and beginning to kill more pines on the Hill. As more lumber needs to be ground, the grinding station is seeking a larger and more secure water […]

Local inn experiences theft

Local inn experiences theft

  After a rash of break-in burglaries, 15 reported, over the period Oct. 22 to Nov. 22, no new incidents have been reported through Dec. 8, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department log. No updates or press releases have been forthcoming by the RCSD. While the burglaries appear to have slowed or stopped, an […]

Open for business on Christmas day

The holidays are demanding of time and energy. Preparing a day of meals for family and friends can be a bit overwhelming. To avoid the fuss and muss, here are some local restaurants, delis and markets open Christmas day.   Restaurants Arribas, 25980 Highway 243, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 659-4960. The Country Club at […]

Casey Abrams at Idyllwild School

Casey Abrams at Idyllwild School

Idyllwild’s own American Idol (season 10 contestant) Casey Abrams entertains students at Idyllwild School on Monday, Dec. 16.

Bald eagle count volunteers needed

The U.S. Forest Service needs help counting bald eagles in the San Bernardino National Forest. For the 36th season, the annual winter bald eagle counts in and near the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains will be on several Saturdays. This season the dates are Dec. 21, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 8. Migrating […]

News of Record - December 12, 2013

News of Record – December 12, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls Tuesday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 8:   Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Dec. 3 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Dec. 4 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Dec. 5 — Medical aid call, no incident, Idyllwild. Dec. 5 — Medical aid, Pine Cove. Dec. 6 — Two […]

Protecting a home from burglary

With the recent rash of burglaries in Idyllwild, increased home security is a concern among many residents. Cost concerns prevent many families from installing a monitored, home-security system or video surveillance. There are many common-sense, low cost ways to protect a home and family from intruders without breaking the bank. Lock doors. Sounds simple enough, […]

Readers write: Make ceremony more kid-friendly

Editor: I have one suggestion that those of you in charge of the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony might consider. Many of us with small children/grandchildren would greatly appreciate a more condensed version of the program. For example: 1) see Santa arrive, 2) sing a few uplifting Christmas/Hanukkah songs (such as “Jingle Bells,” Rudolph, Dreidel), and […]

Fire personnel committee negotiates with career staff

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District Personnel Committee met with negotiators from the Idyllwild Career Firefighters Association last week. Before entering a closed session during the Dec. 5 committee meeting, Commissioner Jerry Buchanan announced that the subjects were the new California Public Employees Retirement System rules and overtime. The CalPERS issue was a continuation of the […]

Burglary victims dismayed at sheriff’s response

No additional burglaries have been reported in Idyllwild since Nov. 22, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, but some victims of the recent string of robberies have expressed dismay at the RCSD’s response to the recent rash of burglaries. A seemingly lack of follow-up from the first report and insufficient communication about progress have […]

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