The San Bernardino National Forest Service is waiving fees on Saturday, September 24. No Adventure Pass is required for use of High Impact Recreation Areas or day-use sites in recognition of National Public Lands Day. The Forest Service has more than 60 project sites for initiatives across the country participating in this hands-on, national volunteer […]
Category: Idyllwild News
The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission adopted its response to the June grand jury report on the fire district and President Pete Capparelli signed the letter the same evening. Three commissioners —Capparelli, Vice President Paul Riggi and Treasurer Ben Killingsworth — unanimously agreed to the language in their response to the grand jury at […]
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been conducting aerial surveillance and patrols on mountain highways 243 and 74, according to CHP Public Information Officer Darren Meyer. He confirmed that the effort has specifically targeted motorcyclists. “Last year we had four fatalities on these roads,” said Meyer, “and that is four too many. Aerial surveillance is […]
The County Service Area (CSA) 36 Advisory Committee returned to Town Hall for its monthly meetings. Last week’s session was sparsely attended. The fervor and aggressiveness on display at its special July meeting were totally absent. Attendees Kathy Lewis and Dawn Sonnier, acting chair of the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC), asked the committee many […]
Manned by representatives of the Hemet Unified School District Transportation Department, the Bus Pass Desk was a popular stop during Idyllwild School’s Back to School Night held Thursday, Sept. 8.
Third District County Supervisor Jeff Stone has canceled his meeting in Idyllwild for September. He will resume his regular schedule of meeting with Idyllwild-area residents in October. Supervisor Stone is still available to meet with constituents in his Hemet office. To make an appointment, call 1-866-383-2203.
The Forest Service (FS) is working to prepare the Sloan Ranch for low-impact public use, according to San Jacinto District Ranger Laurie Rosenthal. Currently, the Forest Service is eliminating a road that provided vehicular access to the area. Some Garner Valley residents had expressed concern that the Forest Service was blocking access for horse riders […]
For the first time in a drill conducted by Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP), the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) committed its resources to the simulated event.