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Drought exacerbates fire season threats

While an official forecast for this summer’s fire season is still several months away, the current situation and weather forecasts are foreboding, according to Tim Chavez, the Riverside County Fire Department’s Beaumont battalion chief. He spoke at the Feb. 13 Mountain Emergency Service Committee meeting. “Did the 2013 fire season end? No, we’re still staffed […]

Clubs: Idyllwild Conversations

Clubs: Idyllwild Conversations

Rain now, winter storm warning tonight

Rain now, winter storm warning tonight

Nearly 4 inches of rain has fallen on the Hill since Thursday. Saturday morning, March 1, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for several Southern California areas, including the Riverside County mountains. The warning is currently in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday, March 2. Saunders Meadow Road at its intersection with Highway […]

Tom Lynch new Idyllwild Water manager

Tom Lynch new Idyllwild Water manager

Tom Lynch of Norwalk, is the new general manager for Idyllwild Water District.

FVWD comfortable with current water supply

Fern Valley Water District customers will feel no immediate effect from the statewide drought, according to General Manager Steve Erler. “We’re easily meeting our demands now,” Erler told the FVWD Board of Directors last Friday. “If the drought persists, we’ll assess as we move into spring and summer.” FVWD wells showed little change during January. […]

County budget assumes little revenue growth

Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr began his mid-year review report to the Board of Supervisors describing the optimism in Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent 2014-15 budget submission, but didn’t portray the same enthusiasm for the county’s next budget. The county’s fiscal situation, while better than the past five years, only improves at a snail’s pace. […]

Winter Storm warning for Hill from Friday evening through Sunday morning

As of Thursday afternoon, Feb. 27, the National Weather Service still has a flash flood watch for Southern California from the Orange County coastal areas east to the Riverside and San Bernardino county mountains. In addition, a winter storm watch has been issued for the same area Friday evening through Saturday night. The winter storm […]

Traffic accident in Fern Valley

Traffic accident in Fern Valley

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Murawski (center), at least, two occupants were traveling south on Fern Valley Rd. about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 night when the driver appears to have lost control, hitting a tree head on. Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter, Steve Friemoth (left) Murawski and Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz […]

Flash flood and winter storm watch for Hill

Flash flood and winter storm watch for Hill

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Southern California …

News of Record: Feb. 27, 2013

News of Record: Feb. 27, 2013

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