Driving home to Idyllwild on Monday evening, Sept. 5, Kristin Goffman saw this beautiful rainbow near Mountain Center.
Category: Idyllwild News
Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 28, which would have significantly increased fines for using a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving or texting while driving. It also would have penalized bicyclists for using a cell phone while biking. In his Sept. 6 veto message, Brown wrote, “I certainly support discouraging cell phone […]
San Jacinto District Forester Hal Carey is leaving the Hill and the Forest Service to take up a new foreign mission with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in an infrastructure-building role he has long been preparing to undertake. Carey will be an agricultural development officer tasked to address food security issues by improving […]
Editor’s note: In the June 2011 Grand Jury report, item no. 5 stated, “A Board Member has an arrangement as a paid on call firefighter, EMT, or pump operator for the Fire District. This is a conflict as this Board Member is the Fire Chief’s superior as stated in AR IFPD #107 and when working […]
The Mountain Restaurant, after two sets of owners, is closing. New owners Jambey and Emily Dixon, who bought the business from Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Brian Ayers, will shutter the restaurant in mid October. The Mountain has been known for its dedication to “slow food,” a style of from-scratch preparation of high-end cuisine. “We may […]
The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) celebrates its 50 birthday on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, a goodly distance from the mountain rescue work in which this skilled and committed group of volunteers is usually engaged. And it would not be surprising if, during […]
Idyllwild School’s Annual Performance Index (API) soared 29 points, the largest gain in the district, to 873. Hemet Unified School District’s (HUSD) overall API is 755. The API is an index that combines the results of language and math achievement tests for the individual grades into one value for the whole school or district. Two […]
A new committee of about 10 local residents has been constituted to develop a plan for the anticipated Idyllwild Community Center (ICC). The group, currently headed by Bill Sanborn, with Bill Lowman in the wings, began meeting, discussing and planning in July. “We are a new group with renewed vigor,” Sanborn said with a smile. […]
On Sunday, Sept. 11, an event called Project Peace will be held at the Community Center site to observe the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. All are welcome to attend this free event, which is sponsored by the EarthWitness Foundation and the Community Arts Network. From 11 a.m. […]
Advertised as “For all the hardworking people on the Hill,” the Market Place at Pine Cove offered unleaded gas for $3.49 per gallon on Saturday, Sept. 3, and the community heartily responded. The market also offers a Loyalty Program in which customers bring receipts for five full fill-ups and receive two tickets to the Rustic Theatre.