IWD board finishes busy, full meeting

New director, transparency policies and capital improvement plan The directors of Idyllwild Water District had a long, busy and productive meeting on March 21. They...

Supervisors agree to move forward on cannabis ordinance

A cannabis (marijuana) industry is likely to come to the unincorporated areas of Riverside County, perhaps in 2018. Already nearly a dozen cities within the county have permitted at least one feature — retailing, cultivating, testing or distributing — of the novice industry. At the end of a nearly three-hour workshop Tuesday, March 20, Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, 2nd District, summarized the Riverside County Board of Supervisor’s next steps.

Rain came, stopped but is returning

The late winter and early spring precipitation continued last week through Saturday night. Almost 2 inches of rain was recorded at the U.S. Forest...

Caltrans patrolling for rocks — and de-icing the highway

Caltrans’ blade-equipped vehicles recently could be heard many times throughout the night scraping Highway 243 even though there was no snow accumulation. The Town...

Solo driver hits tree

Head-on crash involving injuries At 9:03 p.m. Friday, March 16, Lili Crow, 32, of Hemet, driving a green 1997 Toyota Tercel, made an unsafe turn...

Reader feedback is always welcome; we listen

By Jack Clark Co-publisher and General Counsel I received a call last week from a concerned TC reader who said it was unnecessary for us to...

Still working on extending WNKI signal

Fuelbreak work continues on Hill The Mountain Area Safety Taskforce met last week, but inclement weather kept the attendance at the low end of a...

Fern Valley Water considering staff increase

No change to summer hours The Fern Valley Water District board is considering hiring a third field employee, but rejected the general manager’s recommendation to...

News of Record: March 22, 2018

Sheriff’s log The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station responded to the following calls Sunday to Saturday, March 11 to 17. Idyllwild • March 11  — Public...

Little support for state water tax

Local water districts oppose it, too The possibility of the state Legislature imposing a tax on local water bills is looming. Throughout the state, local...

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