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Category: Idyllwild News

Fundraiser set for Mountain Fire victims

At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 24, the EarthWitness Foundation will host a fundraiser at the Rainbow Inn, 54420 S. Circle Dr., to benefit victims of the Mountain Center Fire. Tickets are $15 at the door. Comedian Cary Odes will perform. Musical guests include the Greg Jones Band, Carlos Reynosa and Friends, Pentagrams and Daisies, and […]

Highway 243 repairs from fire

Caltrans awarded a $1.2 million Emergency Director’s Order to Griffith Construction Company last week as a result of the recent Silver Fire, which damaged portions of Highway 243 between Interstate 10 near Banning and the Twin Pines community north of Idyllwild. Griffith and the specialized subcontractors worked to repair the damaged guardrail so that the […]

SBA offers disaster assistance to California small businesses economically impacted by the Mountain Fire

The U. S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest working capital federal disaster loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Mountain Fire that occurred July 15 to July 30, 2013, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills said today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received […]

Fort losing Postal Service box

The U.S. Postal Service’s collection box at the Fort will be removed between Monday and Friday, Aug. 12 and 16. The box is located downstairs near Himalayan Treasures.

Helping restock the HELP Center

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

Status of Idyllwild Chamber dissolution

As reported previously, the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce is currently in dissolution. Board Member David Jerome gave a status update on the dissolution. Items remaining for distribution are checks to the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and the HELP Center. Once the Chamber receives a final billing for telephone services, the checks will be issued. Some […]

County ready to help fire victims whose property was damaged or destroyed

The following was provided by Riverside County’s Assessor’s Office and Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office. 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 […]

Caltrans opens Highway 243 for weekend; traffic controls begin Monday, Aug. 19

Caltrans, in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire and the US Forest Service, will reopen State Route 243 to all traffic today, Friday, Aug. 16, at noon. No work will be conducted over the weekend to allow full access to residents and motorists. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 19, traffic control will be in place […]

Paul Reisman, new state park superintendent

Paul Reisman, new state park superintendent

“The first month was blue skies, the second started with a roar,” he said of his new post …

Post Mountain Fire evacuation sheriff patrols kept order

Capt. Scot Collins, Hemet Station commander of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, was prepared from experience for policing the mountain communities during the Mountain Fire that began Monday, July 15, in Mountain Center. That experience and the plans the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce formulated helped direct evacuation, kept the community residences and businesses safe from […]

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