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Anza quake felt in Idyllwild

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake shook Idyllwild about 7:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29. The epicenter was approximately 6 miles northwest of Anza and 13 miles southeast of Valle Vista. While considered a weak quake, it was clearly heard in Idyllwild and structures shook momentarily.

Past Tense: October 3, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 When the landing gear of a crop-dusting plane snapped off a chunk of line in Valle Vista, all of Idyllwild was without electricity. The pilot landed the plane safely.   60 years ago – 1953 The Chamber of Commerce voted to remove the public phone outside of Town Hall because […]

Idyllwild Water board meetings

Idyllwild Water District plans a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, to adopt the new personnel manual. At the 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 board meeting, the board will hold a public hearing on whether to increase directors’ compensation. Both meetings are at the office’s meeting room.

Anza league holds general meeting

The Anza Civic Improvement League is holding its annual General Membership meeting at noon on Friday, Oct 4, inside the Little Red Schoolhouse, Minor Park located at the corner of Conteras Road and Highway 371, Anza, CA 92539. For more information, call 951-330-4411 for information or visit

Daughter needs service dog

Melissa Wilson, a teacher at Idyllwild Arts Academy for the past 12 years, has a daughter, Amara, 14, with Type 1 diabetes. Amara has had the disease since age 2-1/2. Mother and daughter, who live on campus, are raising funds for a diabetes alert service dog to help keep Amara safe and healthier overall. These […]

Infested oaks number 21 now

“We’ve found four more trees positive with goldspotted oak borer infestation,” said Greg Bratcher, unit forester for Cal Fire on the Hill. The newest trees confirmed with GSOB are in the Saunders Meadows, High Castle and Marion View areas. “I’m pleased that so far we’ve only found four additional trees,” said Kevin Turner, GSOB coordinator […]

MDP hosts community preparedness meeting

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mountain Disaster Preparedness held a community meeting for camp managers, innkeepers and restaurateurs at the Idyllwild Pines Amphitheater. The meeting was the first step in developing a comprehensive plan with the camps and inns for a “shelter in place” situation for up to 14 days in the event […]

County ready to help fire victims

Victims of recent wildfires whose property was damaged or destroyed may be eligible for property tax relief in Riverside County. In response to the disasters, Assessor-Clerk-Recorder Larry Ward and Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent have teamed up to assist victims countywide. Taxpayers may be eligible to have their property reassessed and their Dec. 10 property tax […]

Soroptimists announce scholarships

Soroptimist International of Idyllwild has scholarship money for women furthering their education or vocational skills. Applicants must be residents of the mountain communities between Twin Pines/Poppet Flats and Anza. The scholarships can be used for expenses at any accredited institution of higher learning when pursuing an associates, bachelors, masters or doctoral degree, or for a […]

Fern Valley Water: the good neighbor

The Fern Valley Water District directors agreed last Friday to participate in maintaining Forest Haven Drive. Since FVWD uses the road to access several wells, a storage tank and aeration plant, the agency has participated in the street’s maintenance in the past, General Manager Steve Erler told the board. Jim Mead, on behalf of the […]

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