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Category: Idyllwild News

Hiker dies in wilderness

The Riverside County Fire Department received a call of a hiker down about 2:30 p.m. Sunday and deployed a helicopter and ground crew. Two other hikers found the elderly man on the San Jacinto Peak Trail. He was unresponsive. According to Melody Hendrickson, public information specialist with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire, Ulrich Luscher, 81, of […]

Readers write: Stolen deer prompts awareness

Editor: The recent theft of the deer sculpture, among other unfortunate happenings around Idyllwild, has prompted me to question whether or not I am a good “community watcher.” As the chair for Idyllwild Deer Sightings, it made sense that I would notice the sculpture missing. What didn’t make sense was that, although the sculpture was […]

Clubs: Chess Club and the Friends of San Jacinto Valley

Chess Club In spite of the bad weather Sunday, kids showed up in multi-layers of clothing to battle each other on the boards. A surprise development of the club is the side checkers game and who dominates it. Everybody’s favorite good guy, Paul Hamilton, operates on his victim challengers with the precision of a surgeon, […]

News of Record: March 6, 2014

News of Record: March 6, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Feb. 25 to Monday, March 3:   Idyllwild Feb. 25 — Medical aid. Feb. 26 —  Three medical aids. Feb. 26 — Auto collision with injuries. Feb. 27 — Medical aid. Feb. 27 — Service call. Feb. 28 — Alarm activation, unintentional. Feb. […]

Fire committee learns about payroll process

The budding Idyllwild Fire Protection District Finance Committee held its second meeting Monday. At this session, the committee learned about the IFPD’s payroll process and some pending CAL PERS changes to future firefighter retirement benefits. At the meeting’s beginning, Chair and Commissioner Nancy Layton introduced Rob Dennis, the department’s bookkeeper and accountant, to the citizen […]

Despite rain, drought  remains

Despite rain, drought remains

Last week’s, rainstorms brought more than 4 inches of precipitation to the Hill.

Caltrans announces traffic signal project on Highway 74 in Hemet

Caltrans and its contractor, PTM General Engineering Services, Inc. of Riverside, Calif. will begin work to install a traffic signal and lighting at the intersection of State Route 74 and Gilbert Street in Hemet this week. The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7 and […]

Idyllwild Water special meeting March 5

The Idyllwild Water District has scheduled a special Board of Directors meeting for 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 5 in the District’s boardroom. The proposed agenda includes the following topics: 1. RESOLUTION #685 – This Resolution provides updated signatures for the BBVA Bankcard. 2. The Board will discuss a limited term consultation contract for Terry Lyons. […]

Today, Sunday, March 2, the National Weather Service has no warnings or watches posted for the Hill. As the remnants of the last storm will pass over the Idyllwild today, a few remaining showers and flurries may still occur. But at 9 a.m., some sunshine was passing through the thinning clouds and shadows were observable […]

MDP mounts donation drive, offers training classes

Mountain Disaster Preparedness met Feb. 18 to discuss the organization’s plans and receive status updates on several items. Annamarie Padula continues to update the MDP database by merging lists and undertaking a postcard campaign to verify contact information where only addresses exist in the database. The email campaign aimed at verifying contact info has been […]

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