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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 […]

Tips and cautions for Halloween trick-or-treating

The California Office of Traffic Safety offers the following advice for children, parents and drivers for a safe Halloween: Halloween carries a double whammy of scariness, ranking as both the day with the highest number of child pedestrian deaths, and one of the holidays with the highest number of DUI deaths. The number of deaths […]

Group gathers for Occupy Idyllwild protest

Group gathers for Occupy Idyllwild protest

Locals gathered to “Occupy Idyllwild” today at the tree monument in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protest

Occupy Idyllwild protest begins today

Residents of Idyllwild have organized the first official “Occupy Idyllwild” event today in the center of town. The gathering will be at the Idyllwild Tree Monument and begins at 4:30 p.m. A news release from organizers explained, “Just as the rest of Riverside County California has been hit hard by foreclosures, plummeting real estate values, […]

Esperanza Fire fatality first-responders honored

Esperanza Fire fatality first-responders honored

As part of the remembrance of the five fallen firefighters, the San Jacinto Ranger District honored the firefighters who took part in the immediate rescue and recovery effort on that day.

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