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Category: Idyllwild News

County ready to help fire victims

Victims of recent wildfires whose property was damaged or destroyed may be eligible for property tax relief in Riverside County. In response to the disasters, Assessor-Clerk-Recorder Larry Ward and Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent have teamed up to assist victims countywide. Taxpayers may be eligible to have their property reassessed and their Dec. 10 property tax […]

Soroptimists announce scholarships

Soroptimist International of Idyllwild has scholarship money for women furthering their education or vocational skills. Applicants must be residents of the mountain communities between Twin Pines/Poppet Flats and Anza. The scholarships can be used for expenses at any accredited institution of higher learning when pursuing an associates, bachelors, masters or doctoral degree, or for a […]

Fern Valley Water: the good neighbor

The Fern Valley Water District directors agreed last Friday to participate in maintaining Forest Haven Drive. Since FVWD uses the road to access several wells, a storage tank and aeration plant, the agency has participated in the street’s maintenance in the past, General Manager Steve Erler told the board. Jim Mead, on behalf of the […]

HUSD superintendent talks — part 3

Editor’s note: On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Hemet Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Barry Kayrell and Trustee Vic Scavarda of Idyllwild met with the Town Crier to discuss the “State of the District” and trends in the next few years. This is the last of three parts of the interview. How will the “core curriculum” [Common […]

Stage 2: IWD looks for 10 percent water savings

Water Emergency Stage 2 began Sept. 1 for Idyllwild Water District customers. How they react to the restrictions will not be known for a month or longer. During the Sept. 19 board meeting, Director John Cook led a discussion on how the board might create incentives to achieve a 10-percent reduction in usage during Stage […]

FCC technician classes

Idyllwild’s Mile High Radio Club is in the planning stages of conducting an amateur radio operator’s licensing class. This class is aimed at beginners who would like to hold an FCC technician class radio license. The cost is $32 for the first 20 applicants to cover the examination process fee and study manual. The FCC […]

Helping restock the HELP Center

A fund to help Idyllwild residents by restocking the Idyllwild HELP Center’s pantry is underway at

Ruiz’s office helping fire victims

Residents of California’s 36th Congressional District who lost homes or businesses in the recent wildfires may be eligible for federal assistance. The office of Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) is available to assist those affected by damage to homes or businesses with claims to the Small Business Administration. Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has […]

New owners, businesses and changes in Idyllwild

A local business welcomes new owners, a hair salon is on the move and new business ventures highlight these business updates. Idyllwild Soda and Sweet Shop and Remember When Toys in The Fort has sold to the Fedrick Family (Dan, Linda and Allison). Peggy Petalos, Mountain Do’s owner, relocated over the weekend from Highway 243 […]

Mountain Fire investigation

The Mountain Fire’s cause is still under investigation. The only investigative information that has been released is that the cause was an electrical equipment failure on private property. The Town Crier will report when the investigation is complete.

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