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Category: Idyllwild News

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 […]

Idyllwild students awarded scholarships

Idyllwild students awarded scholarships

At left, Friday, at the Town Crier’s new location on North Circle Drive, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to two successful high school students, chosen out of 70 candidates. Mitchell Biley, who will be attending CalPoly San Luis Obispo in the fall, received his scholarship from Steve Espinoza, Rotary Club president. Danika Hitchcock, who will be attending the University of California, Irvine, in the fall, received the Mary Austin Grant scholarship from Suzi Capparelli, grant ambassador. From left, are Mitchell Biley, Joann Tomsche (Mitchell’s mother), Steve Espinoza, Patty Carratello (Idyllwild School liaison), Doug Austin (founder of the Mary Austin Grant Scholarship Fund), Suzi Capparelli, Danika Hitchcock and Dan Hitchcock (Danika’s father).

Fern Valley Water plans $1 million pipeline replacement

Fern Valley Water plans $1 million pipeline replacement

Directors of the Fern Valley Water District approved a $1.7 million budget for 2013-14 and welcomed the return of former director Ron Korman. Next year’s budget (fiscal year 2013-14, beginning July 1) includes a $1.1 million capital improvements program to continue pipeline replacement on Fern Valley Road. Consequently, the district will use about $625,000 of […]

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