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Category: Idyllwild News

County fees rising for Hill property owners

After four years, Riverside County is proposing to raise the fees for the residential collection centers in Idyllwild, Anza and Pinyon. At its June 17 meeting, the Board of Supervisors was to set a public hearing on these increases for later this summer. The new fee, $122.74 annually, is a $5.85 increase from the fee […]

Fire Restrictions Increased on San Bernardino National Forest

As Thursday, June 19, U. S. Forest Service officials are increasing fire use restrictions on the San Bernardino National Forest. The summer weather is beginning to raise the seasonal fire danger. On the day, tighter restrictions are being imposed, a small, 3-acre, fire ignited near the Cranston Ranger Station in Valle Vista. As California’s three-year […]

Highly toxic rattlesnake kills pet

Highly toxic rattlesnake kills pet

A Southern Pacific rattlesnake. Photo courtesy Michael “Mike” Baird,

Cranston Fire held to three acres

Cranston Fire held to three acres

Shortly before noon a small fire was visible from the U.S. Forest Service Cranston Ranger Station. Engineer Richard Wiggins was the Incident Commander and with some assistance from Cal Fire, the Forest Service held the Cranston Fire to three acres. Both lanes of Hwy 74 were closed for awhile, but they are now open in […]

News of Record: June 19, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Monday, June 9, to Monday, June 16, 2014.   Idyllwild • June 9 — Medical aid. • June 10 — Four medical aids. • June 11 — Medical aid. • June 12 — Public service assist. • June 12 — Rescue. • June 13 […]

Forest Service buys large chunk of Fleming Ranch

Forest Service buys large chunk of Fleming Ranch

With the help of the Trust for Public Lands, the U. S. Forest Service has purchased a large piece of the Fleming Ranch in Garner Valley. This spring the Forest Service acquired 808 acres for $2.65 million. The land is near the upper reaches of Herkey Creek watershed and includes acreage within the San Jacinto […]

Arraignments postponed again in homicide case

The prospective arraignments of Robert Pape and Cristin Smith for the 2006 triple homicide in Piñyon Pines were deferred until June 27 and June 20, respectively. This is the fifth postponement of Pape’s arraignment since his arrest in March. Pape’s attorney requested to defer the arraignment and the District Attorney’s office did not oppose. On […]

Arrest made at Cafe Aroma

Felipe De Jesus Rubio, 23, was arrested at Cafe Aroma at about 5:17 p.m. Saturday, June 14, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Hemet Station. According to Capt. Ray Wood, the charges alleged are inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and under the influence of controlled substances. Rubio was booked at the Hemet Station […]

June primary precinct results

June primary precinct results

Friday afternoon, June 13, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the results of the June 3 primary election. The results of the certified count were no different than the June 6 preliminary release. Consequently, in the general election come November, Republicans Jeff Stone and Bonnie Garcia will battle for the state Senate District 28 […]

County to close hazardous fire areas

At its June 17 meeting, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the closure of seven areas with Riverside County because of fire hazards. County Fire Chief John Hawkins recommended the closures because of the potential for large, damaging fires enhanced by the continuing drought conditions this year. Public roadways and private property are not […]

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