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County OKs Idyllwild Playground

County OKs Idyllwild Playground

With a minimum of discussion, and with a small contingent of Idyllwild supporters in the audience, the Riverside County Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for construction of a 7,980-square-foot playground on the Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) site. The vote, at the Wednesday, Oct. 26 meeting, was unanimous and approval was subject to […]

Limited local support in ShakeOut

According to the website, www.shakeout.org, over eight-and-a-half million Californians — families and individuals, schools, local, state and federal government agencies, tribes, businesses, non-profits, churches, preparedness organizations, and communities and neighborhood groups — participated in the fourth annual Great California ShakeOut which occurred at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Idyllwild participation was light, limited primarily to […]

Remembering our fallen firefighters

Remembering our fallen firefighters

San Jacinto District Ranger Laurie Rosenthal’s speech for the baseball tournament in observance of the Esperanza fifth anniversary ..

Idyllwild prostate cancer survivors favor the PSA test

A group of local men, all prostate cancer survivors who meet regularly in an information-sharing and support group, reacted to a panel of experts’ recent recommendation against a test that screens for prostate cancer (prostate specific antigen, PSA test). Collectively, they were incredulous about the panel’s recommendation. “The test is non-invasive and costs little to […]

Pollutant levels drop in Pine Cove

In early August, Frey Environmental conducted another vapor extraction project at the Pine Cove Market. The extraction, called an “over purge,” was limited to monitoring well no. 2 and lasted six hours. The total petroleum hydrocarbon level was undetectable both before and after the over purge event, according to Oct. 10 results submitted to the […]

Over-the-side crash causes fire

A single vehicle went 100 feet over the side on Highway 243 north of Twin Pines sometime after 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The crash ignited a fire in the same area as the 2006 Esperanza Fire. According to the CAL FIRE incident report, 11 engines and 53 firefighters responded and quickly extinguished the blaze […]

River Drive house burns

River Drive house burns

A house on River Road burned Saturday night, Oct. 30, but Idyllwild Fire (IFPD), with help from Riverside County Fire (RCFD), prevented it from spreading from trees to other nearby structures. None of the residents, a mother and two children, were home when the fire was discovered. “It was accidental,” said Idyllwild Capt. James Reyes, […]

Raven cause of brief power interruption

Raven cause of brief power interruption

Idyllwild suffered brief interruption of electric power on Monday morning when a raven landed on the Southern California Edison (SCE) Lower Pine Crest power substation.

"Occupy Idyllwild" continues

“Occupy Idyllwild” continues

Idyllwild was the site of another “Occupy” event this weekend.

Idyllwild Community Center plans discussed

Idyllwild Community Center plans discussed

Community members gathered Thursday to learn about plans for the Idyllwild Community Center. A second public meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Idyllwild School multipurpose room. A virtual tour of plans for the site will be presented on Nov. 13 at the Idyllwild Community Center site from […]

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