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Welcome home!! Re-starting summer

Welcome home!! Re-starting summer

2:33 P.M. UPDATE: A promotional video about Idyllwild: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlCKH5O_T9o 8:40 A.M. UPDATE: Monday morning began with sunny skies over Idyllwild and the noise of traffic moving through town. As people began to return to homes and businesses, thoughts of gratitude were dominant besides the need to recover from the forced four-day leave of absence. Patrons […]

The Mountain Fire: What you might not know

Idyllwild Fire Protection District provided one brush engine and two water tenders (trucks) for initial attack. The brush engine returned to the district that first night to help protect Idyllwild, while the two water tenders remained on the fire 24 hours a day until released Sunday. IFPD also had two members serving as trainees during […]

Tuesday’s Mountain Fire update

Tuesday’s Mountain Fire update

The Incident Management Team is containing its nemesis, the Mountain Fire. As of Monday evening, July 22, the fire had burned 27,332 acres, but was 85 percent contained. Full containment was expected Wednesday, July 24. Fire officials stressed the larger size was not due to the fire spreading, rather more accurate infrared mapping established the […]

Steele resting after eight tournaments

Brendan Steele may have just run out of gas in last week’s John Deere Classic in Illinois. It was the Idyllwild native’s eighth consecutive week of tournament play going back to the Colonial in May, and he missed the cut by 6. He actually drove the ball very well — averaging 315 yards with 72 […]

Dee Eskew new Pine Cove Water director

Dee Eskew new Pine Cove Water director

Diana “De” Eskew was chosen to fill the vacant seat on the Pine Cove Water District Board of Directors. She was the only applicant to apply to fill the vacancy created with the unexpected death of President Thomas McCullough. In response to a question from Director Lou Padula, who asked if her medical billing business […]

Fire department still dealing with financial troubles

Financial issues and problems continue to dominate and to plague the Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s commission meetings. The commission unanimously authorized Chief Patrick Reitz to negotiate a financial services contract with Robert Dennis, a Rancho Cucamonga certified public accountant. The idea to seek full-service financial assistance surfaced after the district discovered its on-going double payment […]

Rhonda Andrewson, IFPD candidate

Rhonda Andrewson, IFPD candidate

Next month the Idyllwild Fire Protection District will hold its mail-in ballot election for three seats Board of Commissioners. Four candidates — Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall, Rhonda Andrewson, Steve Kunkle and Nancy Layton — are vying for the three seats. The Town Crier will interview each candidate and sponsor a Candidate’s Forum in early August […]

News of Record: July 18, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday July 8, to Sunday, July 14: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance July 8 — Forest, woods or wildland fire. July 9 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. July 9 — Canceled en route, Pine Cove. July 10 — Police matter, Idyllwild. July 10 — Medical aid, […]

Businesses escape fire damage

Businesses escape fire damage

Martha Pearson and her staff opened the Mountain Center Cafe early at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday as a source of meals for local people, fire-stranded visitors and firefighters from all over. Although the Mountain Fire began Monday afternoon in Mountain Center, no structures or businesses in that community were physically damaged. According to Pearson, the fire […]

Mountain Fire threatens the Hill

Mountain Fire threatens the Hill

At about 1:45 p.m. Monday, July 15, the Mountain Fire began burning near Highway 243. The fire began on the west side of Highway 243 but quickly jumped the road and began blazing through the U.S. Forest Service Keenwild Guard Station grounds. Tuesday afternoon, the fire was burning the wilderness above Garner Valley and working […]

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