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Category: Idyllwild News

Supervisor Stone cancels meeting

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.

USFS removing Sloan Ranch Road

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 […]

Lightning and thunder awaken Idyllwild

Lightning and thunder awaken Idyllwild

Thunder bellowed for hours and the lightning resembled the strobe lights at a discotheque early Tuesday.

Mountain Disaster Preparedness training a reality check

Mountain Disaster Preparedness training a reality check

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.

RMRU rescues hiker on Marion Mountain

On Sept. 10, 2011, at 4 p.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of the Marion Mountain Trail near Idyllwild. California State Parks staff had received information that a hiker had been injured on the trail and contacted the Sheriff’s Department to mobilize the Riverside County Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU). […]

Rainbow over Mountain Center

Rainbow over Mountain Center

Driving home to Idyllwild on Monday evening, Sept. 5, Kristin Goffman saw this beautiful rainbow near Mountain Center.

Gov. vetoes cell phone use bill

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 […]

Carey takes on new mission: Idyllwild forester to work in foreign hot spot

Carey takes on new mission: Idyllwild forester to work in foreign hot spot

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 […]

IFPD commissioner responds to grand jury allegation of conflict of interest

IFPD commissioner responds to grand jury allegation of conflict of interest

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 […]

Idyllwild business closures and relocations

Idyllwild business closures and relocations

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 […]

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