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Category: Idyllwild News

WNKI to provide phone services

WNKI, the local emergency radio broadcast (1600 AM), also has a telephone number [(951) 659-WNKI or 659-9654], which can be called from outside the station’s range, said Bill Tell, president of Mile High Radio Club and the local Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services. If no active emergency is taking place, the message will be, “WNKI […]

County Service Areas on hold until September

County Service Areas 36 (Idyllwild) and 38 (Pine Cove), dormant since the beginning of the year, may be revived in September, said Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone. “We may not be seeing the same faces, and will be discussing how to rejuvenate them,” Stone said last Thursday. For CSA 36, Stone said there […]

New oak borer sightings limited

With the arrival of spring and expectations of locating goldspotted oak borers, only one more affected tree has been identified, according to Riverside County’s Forester Chief Gregg Bratcher. Last month, the county Agricultural Commissioner’s Office held a meeting with potential contractors who could spray trees, Bratcher said. The intent was to increase their awareness of […]

Historic board approves plan

The local Historic Preservation Review board met again last week, approving the Preservation Plan and a proposed permit for altering a designated facility within the district. Both actions were taken unanimously, but the Riverside County Planning Department still must review both documents. Currently, Idyllwild is the only designated historic district. The plan, based on Ordinance […]

ICC Update: ICC plans are eye openers for Idyllwild seniors

ICC Update: ICC plans are eye openers for Idyllwild seniors

According to the 2010 census, 21.6 percent of Idyllwild’s residents have reached the milestone age of 65 that qualifies them as seniors. Right behind them are 32.1 percent more in the 50 to 64 age group. If my math is on target, more than 50 percent of our population can be called older adults.

Tara Sechrest returns to her roots

Tara Sechrest returns to her roots

Tara Sechrest is the new dean of admission at Idyllwild Arts. Not only is she an Idyllwild native, but also a 1994 graduate of the private arts school …

News of Record: July 4, 2013

News of Record: July 4, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Sunday June 23, to Monday, July 1: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance June 23 — Medical aid, Fern Valley. June 23 — Walk-in medical aid. June 25 — Three walk-in medical aids. June 25 — Medical aid, Cowbell Lane, Idyllwild. June 25 — Medical aid, […]

Idyllwild Fire lowers ambulance fee for Pine Cove

Idyllwild Fire lowers ambulance fee for Pine Cove

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioners unexpectedly amended their recently enacted ambulance fees to lower the cost for Pine Cove residents. If transported, Pine Cove residents will be charged the same amount as Idyllwild residents. The effect will lower the cost of an advanced life support incident by about $300, from $1,438.14 to $1,134.92. Commissioner […]

No fireworks in Idyllwild

Riverside County Fire, Law and Code Enforcement officials remind residents and visitors that fireworks are illegal in most of Riverside County, meaning that no one may sell, purchase, transport, store or use fireworks in the county. The cities of Blythe, Coachella, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Indio are the only cities that may sell […]

Free ride on the Palm Springs Tram

On Sunday morning, July 14, a group of 25 hikers will take a ride on the Palm Springs Tram, and hike 2.5 miles to Round Valley with researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum. The researchers are studying species there, replicating an original study of 1908. This group will backpack species-collection gear (cameras, bird […]

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