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Category: Idyllwild News

No bald eagles seen in December

The annual bald eagle count began Saturday. Throughout San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, the U.S. Forest Service reported 9 eagles (5 adults and 4 juveniles) were observed at regional lakes. At Lake Hemet, three people came to help the count, but no eagles were observed Saturday morning. “Probably due [the absence] to the steady […]

Merchants absent at Idyllwild Chamber festival open house

Merchants absent at Idyllwild Chamber festival open house

The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) held its meeting at Town Hall in order to accommodate speakers from next year’s festivals and a hoped-for large audience of local merchants. The Chamber offered this networking opportunity to all local merchants, not just its members, hoping to afford them information about 2012 local festivals. Attendees would learn […]

International rescue dog visits ARF

International rescue dog visits ARF

Pearl, a black Labrador, was surrendered to the Humane Society by her owners because she just couldn’t stay put. Fortunately for Pearl, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation discovered her. Since then, Pearl has shown her appreciation by saving lives all over the world.

Contract for Idyllwild Library constrution before supervisors Tuesday

Contract for Idyllwild Library constrution before supervisors Tuesday

The lowest responsive bidder for the Idyllwild Library Project is Hamel Contracting, Inc. of Murrieta. Of 13 contractors that submitted bids, Hamel submitted the lowest bid ($1,695,600) and also submitted required federal documentation. Federal documentation was required because a Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) funded the project in whole or in part. Construction is therefore […]

Idyllwild Fire plans special meeting Dec. 20

During its Tuesday, Dec. 13 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission planned a special meeting for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20. The four items on the agenda are below: Meeting to be held at the Idyllwild Fire Protection District conference/training room 54160 Maranatha Drive, Idyllwild, CA. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. the meeting […]

Idyllwild Community Recreation Council faces challenges but finds successes

The board of the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council reviewed challenges it is facing and noted some bright spots at its Monday, Dec. 12 meeting. The successes include a likely grant to help staff and run the Idyllwild Skate Park (ISP) and increased attendance at the park. New board member Cheryl Vladika submitted a $15,000 grant […]

Truck goes off Hwy. 243

Truck goes off Hwy. 243

A tow truck pulls a pickup truck back onto Hwy. 243 Wednesday morning.

Snow blankets the Hill

Snow blankets the Hill

Monday’s snow left about an inch or two of snow on the Hill. Roads were clear and easily passable early Tuesday morning.

MEMSCOMM considers alternate emergency centers

In a standing-room-only meeting, the Mountain Emergency Services Committee (MEMSCOMM) considered alternate Emergency Operations Centers (EOC)’s for the Hill. Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) Chief Norm Walker has advocated designating an alternate center given the fire department could be badly damaged in a major earthquake. The EOC serves as the locus for emergency responders if […]

Warming center available this winter

Last year, after extensive inquiries and negotiation, an agreement was concluded between the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Riverside County and Idyllwild’s American Legion Post 800 to have the Legion facility serve as an Idyllwild warming center during the winter months. Although the agreement was in place last year, the center was never activated. Legion […]

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