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Old Town Criers now online

The 1949 to 1953 Town Criers are now available on the website. Access requires a subscription to the website.

Little Fire fully contained

The Forest Service has reported that the Little Fire was fully contained Thursday evening, Aug. 29. Since its start on Saturday, Aug. 24, the Fire has burned about 97 acres and its cause is still under investigation. Firefighters will continue to improve the fireline and extinguish burning logs and materials within the fire perimeter. The […]

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 […]

Nestande’s workshop discusses fire prevention

In the wake of four fires in the San Jacinto Mountains, and a day before the Little Fire erupted, the fifth fire, State Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert) held a policy roundtable last Friday on fire suppression. Nestande convened the session to hear different ideas and thoughts about the best methods to avoid fire damage […]

News of record: August 29, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 26: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Aug. 20 — False alarm, Idyllwild Aug. 20 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Aug. 21 — Four medical aids, Idyllwild. Aug. 21 — Public service, Idyllwild. Aug. 22 — Power line down, Idyllwild. […]

Tram to reopen

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will reopen on Saturday, August 31, 2013. The first tram up will be at 8 a.m., last tram up at 8 p.m. and last tram down at 9:45 p.m. Trams leave at least every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour. The Tram was closed during and after the Mountain […]

Free career workshop at library

A free workshop, Career Vision, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Idyllwild Library community room, offers out-of-the-box, innovative and imaginative ideas to turn the job search process from reactive to proactive. The event is open to everyone. Bring a sack lunch.

Ruiz’s office helping fire victims

Residents of California’s 36th Congressional District who lost homes or businesses in the recent wildfires may be eligible for federal assistance. The office of Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) is available to assist those affected by damage to homes or businesses with claims to the Small Business Administration. Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has […]

Cedar shake replacement project

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council has received Federal Emergency Management Agency authority to begin its cedar shake shingle roof replacement project, according to Executive Director Edwina Scott. Work will begin over the next few weeks and homeowners may receive 75 percent of the replacement cost. Scott can be reached at 951-659-6208.

Little Fire near Thomas Mountain

Little Fire near Thomas Mountain

UPDATE 7:30 A.M., WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28 The Little Fire is now 85 percent contained and its size remains at 97 acres. Fire crews have made excellent progress on the fire, and have been assisted by the cooler temperatures and higher humidity over the past two days, according to the Forest Service. Staffing has been reduced […]

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