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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 […]

Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit celebrates 50 years

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 academic performance steadily improves

Idyllwild School academic performance steadily improves

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 […]

Idyllwild Community Center planning reignited

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. […]

Project Peace event to observe 9/11 in Idyllwild

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. […]

Cheap gas a big hit in Pine Cove

Cheap gas a big hit in Pine Cove

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.

Idyllwild will “shake up” on Sept. 10

Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP) has scheduled its second-annual Idyllwild Shake Up Drill and Simulation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 and is encouraging everyone in the community to participate. MDP volunteers, along with personnel from the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) and the MDP Core Medical Team. will man an Incident […]

Woman pleads guilty to Idyllwild burglary

Marisa Boccone, 43, of Palm Desert, pleaded guilty to felony burglary last week. She had been arrested on Aug 10. The Sheriff’s Department reported she was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary of a residence in the 25000 block of Oakwood Street in Idyllwild. At her Sept. 2 felony settlement hearing, Baccone pleaded guilty and […]

Elder abuse earns jail time

Teri Blackburn, who had pleaded guilty to elder abuse last month, was sentenced to 60 months of probation as well as being committed to the custody of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department for 363 days. Blackburn was originally arrested in Pine Cove last October. She pleaded guilty on June 27.

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