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Silver Fire: A story of loss and survival

Silver Fire: A story of loss and survival

Frank Thaheld and his wife of 10 years, Miriane, were traveling when they received the call from a neighbor that Poppet Flats was on fire …

Several businesses open or change hands in Idyllwild

It has been a busy year in Idyllwild with ownership changes to some businesses and the addition of a new and unique dining establishment, The Crepe Beyond downstairs in The Fort. Jonie Millhouse and Richard Kennedy are the new owners. Millhouse has been an Idyllwild resident for 11 years and is well known to many […]

News of Record: Aug. 15, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls Monday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 11: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Aug. 6 — Motor vehicle collision, Idyllwild. Aug. 7 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Aug. 8 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Aug. 9 — Brush or brush and grass fire mixture, Idyllwild. Aug. 9 […]

Contaminants continue to diminsh

Recently released data from the quarterly sampling of monitoring wells near the Village Food and Fuel (the Shell station) continue to detect decreasing levels of hydrocarbons in the soil at the station and nearby. The report to the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health said, “This quarter’s detected concentrations of TPH-g and xylenes in well […]

Highway 243 may open Saturday

Cal Trans Public Information Officer Joy M. Sepulveda reported that Highway 243 may re-open Saturday, Aug. 17. A subcontractor was to begin repairing the metal beam guardrail Wednesday, Aug. 14, and will be working 12 hours shifts from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Highway 243 is estimated to be open by Saturday. An emergency project […]

Mountain Fire prompts outreach meeting

On Aug. 7, officials from the USDA Rural Development Offices in El Centro and Indio met at the Idyllwild Library with Riverside County Fire Department representatives Gina McGough and Peter Lent, and Pine Cove Water District General Manager Jerry Holldber and President Mike Esnard, as well as concerned local organizations, to discuss their programs that […]

IFPD candidates talk future in public forum

IFPD candidates talk future in public forum

Except for the facial hair, the differences between the four candidates for the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission were subtle and often difficult to detect. At the Aug. 6 forum, candidates Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall, Rhonda Andrewson (former administrative assistant), Steve Kunkle (former fire chief from 2005 to 2010) and Nancy Layton (former financial consultant), […]

Silver Fire devastates Twin Pines area

Silver Fire devastates Twin Pines area

From about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday until Sunday evening, a small fire near Poppet Flats Road grew to more than 20,000 acres becoming the newest fire threat on the Hill …

Idyllwild area trail closures may last for months

Following a serious fire within a national forest, the U.S. Forest Service quickly assembled a Burned Area Emergency Response team to assess the fire’s damage and the potential threat to the public and resources. (See the story below for more information about the BAER program.) The Mountain Fire BAER team was assembled and dispatched to […]

Idyllwild kids head back to school

Idyllwild kids head back to school

Kindergarten teacher Rachel Welch has her new students engaged on their first day …

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