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News of Record: July 11, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Sunday, June 30, to Monday, July 8: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance July 2 — Medial aid, Idyllwild. July 3 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. July 4 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. July 5 — Traffic collision with injuries, Idyllwild. July 5 — Canceled en route. […]

Occupants uninjured in rollover on Saunders Meadow

Occupants uninjured in rollover on Saunders Meadow

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Murawski, about 10 p.m. Saturday, driver Craig Savage, 36, of Idyllwild, and passengers Nathan De Jarnette, 22, of Idyllwild, Shaundra Sorrell, 21, of San Jacinto and Hailee Brooks, 23, of Idyllwild, were traveling on Saunders Meadow Road near Fairway Drive when Savage lost control of his 1993 Mazda Navajo, flipping it onto its roof and onto the hood of a parked Toyota pickup. Idyllwild Fire Department, Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company 621, Idyllwild Garage and CHP all responded to the scene. Saunders Meadow was completely closed to traffic for about 90 minutes while the scene was cleared. All four occupants of the vehicle were uninjured and were not transported for medical treatment.

RMRU rescues exhausted hiker

On Sunday, June 30, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit was summoned to help an injured hiker. The RMRU team was lowered into Long Valley about midnight, according to Lee Arnson, RMRU member from Idyllwild. Teresa Suarez, 60, of Oceanside, had fallen several times trying to get to San Jacinto Peak. Injured and […]

Riverside County closes underground tank case

The Pine Cove underground storage tank project, which the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health has been monitoring since 1994, has officially been closed, according to a June 25 letter from the department to Howard Friedman of Santee. The site was located at the Pine Cove Market, which Friedman formerly owned. The case was initiated […]

Motorcyclist injured in Hwy. 74 collision

Motorcyclist injured in Hwy. 74 collision

According to CHP Officer Brian King, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, a male rider (left) was on his Harley Davidson motorcycle heading West on Hwy. 74 near mile marker 55. As he rounded the turn, he crossed over the double yellow line colliding head on with a Dodge truck that was traveling East on Hwy 74. […]

Pet Expo on Saturday

The first Pet Expo this Saturday at the Idyllwild Community Center site promises a multiplicity of fun and opportunities, not only for humans, but for dogs and cats as well. “I’ve been thinking about this for several years. It’s a dream,” said Janice Murasko, secretary for Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends. Several contests and competitions will […]

Idyllwild area property values increasing

The Riverside County Assessor’s office reports that Idyllwild property values have grown 4.15 percent for the tax year 2013-14. Last year, the Idyllwild area property value increase was only 1 percent following three consecutive years of declines. Countywide, 2013-14’s increase of 3.95 percent is the first year of property growth since 2008-09. Throughout the unincorporated […]

Fire board OKs 2013-14 budget

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission approved a proposed 2013-14 budget for $1.7 million at its June 25 meeting. Projected costs are $1.67 million, which would yield a $20,400 surplus at the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2014). This year through May, IFPD has a $10,000 surplus. Next year’s budget projects revenue growth […]

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 […]

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