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Category: Idyllwild News

Ambulance service now in county hands

In the first County Service Area 38 Advisory Committee meeting since the Hill learned that the Idyllwild Fire Protection District wished to terminate its ambulance contract, residents seemed comfortable with the committee’s approach to the issue. …

Snow yesterday, going today

Snow yesterday, going today

This morning is sunny, clear and warming. The National Weather Service is predicting 61º for today. Already the snow and ice is falling from the trees. Tomorrow is supposed to be 72º and possibly in the 80s by Tuesday through the weekend. So enjoy the white stuff today, it will be gone soon. The National […]

High Country Nursery joins chamber

High Country Nursery joins chamber

The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new member, the High Country Nursery in Anza. At the ribbon cutting are Scott Briles, the owner of this Anza nursery, and Debbie Martin, Chamber member representing ARF, and JoAnne Slater, second Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce.

And the snow begins

And the snow begins

The rain and snow has begun to fall here in Idyllwild. Accumulation of snow has begun yet. The Forest Service’s Keenwild Ranger Station has recorded .34 inches of precipitation today, through 4:19 p.m. In the past week, Keenwild has recorded 1.05 inches of rain. An urgent winter weather message from the National Weather Service. This […]

A lot of snow coming today and tonight

Although a major spring snow storm is predicted to arrive this afternoon and tonight, as of 11:30 a.m., only the rain as fallen on the Hill. but it’s cold outside. An urgent winter weather message from the National Weather Service. This was posted at 2:17 a.m., Friday, April 13. This winter storm warning remains in […]

Day after the fire

Day after the fire

Shortly after noon, the night after the Wednesday, April 11 fire destroyed Shane Stewart’s home on Howland Road, a relief crew from Idyllwild Fire Protection District was on scene. IFPD Captain Mike Mulhull was directing crews that were hosing down the still smoldering wreckage. Within the house, firefighters were being careful of the potential for […]

Fern Valley Water changes retiree benefits

Fern Valley Water changes retiree benefits

In a special meeting last week, a quorum of three Fern Valley Water District directors unanimously voted to change retiree health benefit policy. At the March 28 special meeting, directors adopted a new vesting requirement. Resolution 525 requires employees have 10 total years of paying into the California Public Employee Retirement System, CalPERS, before they […]

No “Native plants and Pollinater Walk” Saturday, FS cancels due to weather

The U.S. Forest Service has had to cancel its planned “Native Plants and Pollinator Walk” scheduled for this Saturday. The anticipation of bad — snowy and icy — weather is the culprit. Anne Poopatanapong, Forest Service District wildlife biologist, says “I hope to reschedule at a different time.” Stay close to find out when the […]

Fire commission works on policies

Operating procedures and policies were the topic of last week’s fire commission special meeting and workshop. Commissioner Jerry Buchanan and Interim Fire Chief Mike Sherman presented draft policies, which Buchanan had received from the California Special District Association. “Purchasing Policy” was the first policy, which the commission reviewed. In all, the commission went over 16 […]

Howland home burns

Howland home burns

A major fire burned the home of Idyllwild businessman Shane Stewart …

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