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Exiting official gives tongue-in-cheek advice

Editor’s note: The Nov. 12 Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission was the last regular meeting for Commissioner Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly, who chose not to seek re-election. His term ends noon Friday, Dec. 6. At the meeting, he offered some advice, based on his experience since being elected in 2009. The following is a summary […]

Fuelbreaks going ahead

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a decision approving the continued maintenance of the Strawberry and West Ridge fuelbreaks to the south and west of Idyllwild. On Nov. 8, San Jacinto District Ranger Arturo Delgado signed the decision memorandum. The affected area covers a total of 166 acres on local national forest lands. The Strawberry […]

MDP election sees little change

Mountain Disaster Preparedness held its election for its 2014 officers on Nov. 12. Essentially, the current board was returned. “We have some really great people,” said Mike Feyder, who remains president. Susan Weisbart will be the new vice president. She replaced Sherry Edwards who resigned. The other officers are unchanged: Bob Edwards, treasurer; Annamarie Padula, […]

Rain, snow and possible flooding

Besides snow, flooding is an imminent danger in the San Jacinto Mountains for the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service has just posted the following forecast for the Hill through tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 23. Flash flood watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. this evening… The flash flood watch continues for a portion of […]

PCWD to invite Stonewood to meeting

Pine Cove Water District directors held a brief meeting Nov. 13 with most of the discussion about this year’s water usage and a possible expansion. The board agreed with General Manager Jerry Holldber’s recommendation to invite Stonewood residents to the January meeting. “We’ll work through what it will take to incorporate [Stonewood] into our system,” […]

Salvage logging ignores wildfire benefits

Salvage logging ignores wildfire benefits

As part of its efforts to ensure counties with a large portion of public lands receive payments equivalent to the loss of property taxes, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would increase timber logging efforts on many national forests. While logging is in a long-term decline in America, the causes are varied. […]

Students of the Week: September 26, 2013

Small house fire early Thursday

By Patrick Reitz Idyllwild Fire Chief   At about 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Idyllwild Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire in the 54400 block of Strawberry Valley Drive. Upon arrival on scene, personnel found that the resident had extinguished the fire. Residents who noticed the fire outside woke the […]

Students of the Week - Nov. 21, 2013

Students of the Week – Nov. 21, 2013

News of Record - Nov. 21, 2013

News of Record – Nov. 21, 2013

  Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday, Nov. 11, to Sunday, Nov. 17:   Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Nov. 11 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Nov. 12 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Nov. 12 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Nov. 13 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Nov. 13 — Water or steam leak, […]

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