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Category: Idyllwild News

Fern Valley water production growing

In 2013, water production has increased and well water is a much larger portion of Fern Valley Water District’s production. For the first half of 2013, the district’s production was 8 percent greater than the same period in 2012. Firefighters’ need for water during the Mountain Fire contributed to an increase in July, General Manager […]

IFPD actively involved in recent fires

The spate of recent fires dominated the discussion at the recent Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission meeting. IFPD was very busy during each of them, Chief Patrick Reitz reported. Often the department was receiving more than two calls per minute with questions about the fires’ status. While IFPD was a cooperating agency during the Mountain […]

Fire chief discusses station fundraising campaign

Fire chief discusses station fundraising campaign

As a volunteer during the recent Mountain Fire, Sheila Zacker staffed the phones at the Idyllwild Fire Station. During her stint she observed that the facility was in need of repair. She acted on her observations by beginning a fundraising effort. “I put this together because people in our community wanted to say thank you […]

IFPD voters have deadlines

To ensure that Idyllwild Fire Protection District ballots reach election officials in time to be counted in Tuesday’s election, voters should not return their ballots by mail after Wednesday, Aug. 21, according to Riverside County Registrar of Voters Kari Verjil. The mail ballot will be conducted completely by mail, so there will be no established […]

County approves tank site for IWD

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a lease agreement between the Idyllwild Water District and the county Regional Park and Open-space District. The agreement allows IWD to construct a 300,000-gallon storage tank on a 150-foot square pad, which will be on park property in Idyllwild west of Delano Road. The tank […]

After the fires, what next?

Reaction to the long-term consequences of the recent Mountain and Silver fires has varied. While all were uniformly glad that no lives were lost and the property damage limited, how the burnt areas will affect future fire threats and how those threats can be lessened is still being debated. The Mountain Fire was substantially larger […]

Fundraiser set for Mountain Fire victims

At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 24, the EarthWitness Foundation will host a fundraiser at the Rainbow Inn, 54420 S. Circle Dr., to benefit victims of the Mountain Center Fire. Tickets are $15 at the door. Comedian Cary Odes will perform. Musical guests include the Greg Jones Band, Carlos Reynosa and Friends, Pentagrams and Daisies, and […]

Highway 243 repairs from fire

Caltrans awarded a $1.2 million Emergency Director’s Order to Griffith Construction Company last week as a result of the recent Silver Fire, which damaged portions of Highway 243 between Interstate 10 near Banning and the Twin Pines community north of Idyllwild. Griffith and the specialized subcontractors worked to repair the damaged guardrail so that the […]

SBA offers disaster assistance to California small businesses economically impacted by the Mountain Fire

The U. S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest working capital federal disaster loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Mountain Fire that occurred July 15 to July 30, 2013, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills said today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received […]

Fort losing Postal Service box

The U.S. Postal Service’s collection box at the Fort will be removed between Monday and Friday, Aug. 12 and 16. The box is located downstairs near Himalayan Treasures.

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