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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.

Fire closes Hwy. 243

The Twin Fire near Twin Pines Road was contained within hours and only burned 5 acres, according the Riverside County Fire Department. Combating the fire resulted in the closure of Highway 243 for several hours Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. and was contained by 1:20 p.m. Responding fire departments included federal […]

San Bernardino National Forest Fire Danger Increases, Officials Raise Fire Restrictions

Hot weather and lower fuel moisture have prompted the San Bernardino National Forest to increase fire restrictions, effective Thursday September 1, 2011. Forest officials are taking these steps to prevent human-caused fires and raise public awareness as the summer continues to get warmer and dryer. Most wildfires on the San Bernardino National Forest are human-caused […]

Buchanan and Donahoo win, Measure G and incumbents lose

Buchanan and Donahoo win, Measure G and incumbents lose

In the second consecutive election, voters rejected the incumbent Idyllwild Fire commissioners and chose challengers to manage the district. Voters also told the commission to find another way to improve its finances before raising taxes. Measure G was soundly trounced. Newcomer Jerry Buchanan and long-time resident, Larry Donahoo easily won the commission seats up for […]

Community dialogue projects begin

The first of the Community Dialogue projects, a Family Mentoring Program got off to a solid start on Monday, Aug. 29. The community dialogues began in response to several hate crimes in Idyllwild in spring and fall of 2010 and a subsequent escalation of graffiti throughout town. The Family Mentoring Program is designed to train […]

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