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Motorcyclist injured in Hwy. 74 collision

Motorcyclist injured in Hwy. 74 collision

According to CHP Officer Brian King, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, a male rider (left) was on his Harley Davidson motorcycle heading West on Hwy. 74 near mile marker 55. As he rounded the turn, he crossed over the double yellow line colliding head on with a Dodge truck that was traveling East on Hwy 74. […]

Pet Expo on Saturday

The first Pet Expo this Saturday at the Idyllwild Community Center site promises a multiplicity of fun and opportunities, not only for humans, but for dogs and cats as well. “I’ve been thinking about this for several years. It’s a dream,” said Janice Murasko, secretary for Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends. Several contests and competitions will […]

Idyllwild area property values increasing

The Riverside County Assessor’s office reports that Idyllwild property values have grown 4.15 percent for the tax year 2013-14. Last year, the Idyllwild area property value increase was only 1 percent following three consecutive years of declines. Countywide, 2013-14’s increase of 3.95 percent is the first year of property growth since 2008-09. Throughout the unincorporated […]

Fire board OKs 2013-14 budget

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission approved a proposed 2013-14 budget for $1.7 million at its June 25 meeting. Projected costs are $1.67 million, which would yield a $20,400 surplus at the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2014). This year through May, IFPD has a $10,000 surplus. Next year’s budget projects revenue growth […]

WNKI to provide phone services

WNKI, the local emergency radio broadcast (1600 AM), also has a telephone number [(951) 659-WNKI or 659-9654], which can be called from outside the station’s range, said Bill Tell, president of Mile High Radio Club and the local Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services. If no active emergency is taking place, the message will be, “WNKI […]

County Service Areas on hold until September

County Service Areas 36 (Idyllwild) and 38 (Pine Cove), dormant since the beginning of the year, may be revived in September, said Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone. “We may not be seeing the same faces, and will be discussing how to rejuvenate them,” Stone said last Thursday. For CSA 36, Stone said there […]

New oak borer sightings limited

With the arrival of spring and expectations of locating goldspotted oak borers, only one more affected tree has been identified, according to Riverside County’s Forester Chief Gregg Bratcher. Last month, the county Agricultural Commissioner’s Office held a meeting with potential contractors who could spray trees, Bratcher said. The intent was to increase their awareness of […]

Historic board approves plan

The local Historic Preservation Review board met again last week, approving the Preservation Plan and a proposed permit for altering a designated facility within the district. Both actions were taken unanimously, but the Riverside County Planning Department still must review both documents. Currently, Idyllwild is the only designated historic district. The plan, based on Ordinance […]

ICC Update: ICC plans are eye openers for Idyllwild seniors

ICC Update: ICC plans are eye openers for Idyllwild seniors

According to the 2010 census, 21.6 percent of Idyllwild’s residents have reached the milestone age of 65 that qualifies them as seniors. Right behind them are 32.1 percent more in the 50 to 64 age group. If my math is on target, more than 50 percent of our population can be called older adults.

Tara Sechrest returns to her roots

Tara Sechrest returns to her roots

Tara Sechrest is the new dean of admission at Idyllwild Arts. Not only is she an Idyllwild native, but also a 1994 graduate of the private arts school …

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