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Idyllwild Fire ambulance collections less than billings

At the third meeting of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Finance Committee, the members learned about the complicated processes of collecting fees for emergency medical service and for fighting fires outside the district. Chief Patrick Reitz explained that final ambulance payment depends on whether the individual has insurance and who the insurer is. Medicare and […]

Mountain Quilters also make teddy bears for those in need

Mountain Quilters also make teddy bears for those in need

State considers groundwater regulation

All three of the Hill’s local water districts — Fern Valley, Idyllwild and Pine Cove — rely on groundwater for their customers. For PCWD, groundwater is the exclusive water source; for the other two districts, diversions from local streams also are a source. While none of the local districts has expressed any concern about the […]

MDP leads discussion of evacuation preparation

MDP leads discussion of evacuation preparation

Be prepared to evacuate your Hill domiciles, was the message of the latest Mountain Disaster Preparedness meeting last week. Nothing imminently threatens the Hill’s residents, but all of the speakers at Tuesday’s meeting, held at Idyllwild Library, emphasized the importance of being prepared for an emergency. Many of the speakers used the example of the […]

Two business changes in Idyllwild

The Idyllwild Town Crier and Visitors Center is moving. On June 1, the Town Crier will move to the former Ponderosa building located at the corner of North Circle Drive and Cedar Street, two buildings away from its current location at 54425 North Circle Dr. The move to a larger space will give the newspaper […]

Injury at Halloween bounce house

The Town Crier has recently learned that an Idyllwild teenager was injured on November 1, 2013, at the bounce house that was part of the annual Haunted House exhibit. Dylan Patton, 15, sustained serious injuries to his jaws, teeth and sinuses when his knee collided with his mouth while attempting to flip in an inflatable […]

Idyllwild Fire to develop strategic plan

During its March 11 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Commission discussed the prospects of conducting a strategic planning exercise in the future. Several commissioners, Fire Chief Patrick Reitz, his assistant Sherry Edwards and Ruth Wick, head of Volunteer Company 621, attended a 5-day strategic planning class the previous week. Commissioner Rhonda Andrewson thought the class was […]

Whitman has third-place finish in Pasadena Triathlon

Idyllwild’s Bill Whitman ran in the Pasadena Triathlon Saturday finishing third overall in the race, which had nearly 800 participants. Of course, he was first in his age group (50 to 54 years old). “I had a particularly good race result this weekend … ” Whitman wrote in an email. “The race tried a newer […]

Pine Cove declares water emergency  effective April 1

Pine Cove declares water emergency effective April 1

Pine Cove Water District directors unanimously approved the declaration of a water shortage emergency plan. Immediately, General Manager Jerry Holldber proclaimed a Water Conservation Stage 1, which requires voluntary compliance, effective April 1. Concern over lack of water was not Holldber’s reason for recommending the Water emergency action. “We’re not running out of water and […]

Youth Grantmakers award $4,000 to local groups

Youth Grantmakers award $4,000 to local groups

Idyllwild Middle School students announced their awards to five local groups whose efforts will enhance the community and activities for middle school students.

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