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Idyllwild’s nature girl Shelley Kibby retiring

Shelley Kibby will retire from the Idyllwild Nature Center this Thursday after 13 years as its interpreter. Kibby came to the Nature Center in 2000 after working for a historic park in Banning, the Gilman Ranch. When the interpreter position became available at the Nature Center, Peggy Parker, an Idyllwild resident (and a big supporter […]

Gilman Springs Road under repair

  Gilman Springs Road in San Jacinto is closed to through traffic between Highway 60 to Bridge Street, and Alessandro Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between Theodore Street to Gilman Springs Road until Wednesday, Dec. 4. Riverside County Transportation Department will be reconstructing the roads. The detour northbound is Highway 79 to Highway […]

County supervisor’s schedule

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone will be at the Idyllwild Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, to meet with constituents. To make an appointment, call Legislative Assistant Rose Esparza at 951-955-1030. Conference calls also are available for anyone unable to leave the Idyllwild area.

Grinding facility winter hours

The Idyllwild Grinding Facility will be closed Saturdays from Dec. 1 through April 30, 2014. Monday through Friday operations will continue and green waste will be accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The facility will be closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday operations will resume May 3, 2014, […]

Birth Announcement: Emily Jae Spellman

Birth Announcement: Emily Jae Spellman

Mark and Diana Johnson proudly announce the birth of their first grandbaby. Emily Jae Spellman was  born Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 20 inches long. Her parents are Scot and Stephanie (Johnson) Spellman of Escondido.

Few problems with Covered California website

News coverage regarding the technical problems with the website,, the federal healthcare exchange site, has been front and center in the media. States like California that opted to create their own exchanges seem to be faring much better. The only significant problem experienced was with the “Find your Doctor” tool that was repaired […]

Creature Corner - October 31, 2013

Creature Corner – October 31, 2013

By Mimi and Hooch The name says it all: Jezabelle. The diva of the cattery. The eyes will draw you in. She’s a bit shy until she warms up to you. She will allow you to look and touch, but this diva lives to have her own space to show her beauty. She absolutely loves […]

Reader’s write – Be a squeaky wheel on roads …

Editor: Some of you might have noticed how rough Village Center Drive is. From North Circle past the entrance to our shopping center it’s as if there are speed bumps.Why can’t it just be fixed? I asked Ryan, who is in charge of county roads, and it turns out the picture is not so simple. […]

Seven steps for earthquake safety

The Earthquake Country Alliance has prepared seven steps for people to take before, during and after an earthquake. Before: Step 1: Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing movable items. Step 2: Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency. Step 3: Organize disaster […]

Nearby county animal shelter opens

The grand opening of Riverside County’s San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus was last Saturday, and though the $18 million shelter was completed in 2010, the county’s financial travails delayed its opening until this  past weekend. The 10-acre property has multiple buildings, including kennel structures with more than 140 kennel runs equipped with the ability to […]

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