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Little Fire burns near Thomas Mountain

The Little Fire, near the top of Thomas Mountain in Garner Valley, has burned 97 acres. The fire started just after 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, and was 70 percent contained as of Tuesday. The higher humidity and cooler temperatures have helped firefighters Monday, but there was little rain in the area, according to Lee […]

Historic board recommends review permit

The Local Review Board for the Idyllwild Historic Preservation District last week recommended a historic alteration permit form to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. County planning staff revised its proposed form at the urging of the review board. When approved officially, the form must accompany proposed architectural changes to properties, which contribute to the […]

Business owner teaches kids about giving back

Business owner teaches kids about giving back

Kenna Dahleen, owner of Idyllwild Pizza Company, knows a thing or two about giving. “I’ve always tried to support local fundraising efforts because it is important to give back to your community,” she said. For instance most recently, Idyllwild Pizza Company donated pizza and wine for the EarthWitness Foundation’s Comedy and Music Relief Fundraiser held […]

Seager finds a forever home

Seager finds a forever home

In July 2013 Shela Boynton of Idyllwild wrote a letter entitled, “A dog named Seager has hope.” According to Boynton, Seager was a “beautiful but worn-down purebred German shepherd … He has a damaged tail that must be removed, is full of buckshot that may result in lead-poisoning, and has been starved.” Seager’s news is […]

Idyllwild Water moves forward on Tollgate project

Idyllwild Water moves forward on Tollgate project

At its Aug. 21 meeting, the Board of Directors for the Idyllwild Water District approved the initial study for the Tollgate tank and pipeline project and adopted a mitigated negative declaration and monitoring plan. No comments were received before the public hearing opened and no member of the public attended the hearing. The proposed 300,000-gallon […]

Idyllwild voters choose Layton, Charles-Stigall, and Andrewson

Two new faces will join the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission in December. Nancy Layton, the leading vote getter, and Rhonda Andrewson will join incumbent Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall on the Commission. Only 22 votes separated the top three candidates. The fourth candidate, former Fire Chief Steve Kunkle finished a distant fourth, 64 votes behind […]

Medi-Cal reimbursement cuts impact pharmacy

On July 3, 2013 a federal appeals court ruled that California may implement dramatic Medi-Cal reimbursement cuts of 10 percent passed by the legislature in 2011. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. The California Pharmacist Association battled the cuts unsuccessfully and appeals to review the decision or stay the cuts were denied. While specific implementation dates […]

Help for dog with birth defect

Help for dog with birth defect

Spunky Rue is stretched out on the floor, tail wagging, at the home of Sara Robins-Stiles, Spunky’s Mom …

Mountain Fire victims can speak to Small Business Adminstration Thursday in Idyllwild

On Thursday, Aug. 29, the Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services will host an informational meeting for business owners affected by the July Mountain Fire. The meeting will be held at the Idyllwild Nature Center, 25225 Highway 243 in Idyllwild and will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Representatives from the Federal Small Business […]

Helping restock the HELP Center

A fund to help Idyllwild residents by restocking the Idyllwild HELP Center’s pantry is underway at

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