Riverside County Fire, Law and Code Enforcement officials remind residents and visitors that fireworks are illegal in most of Riverside County, meaning that no one may sell, purchase, transport, store or use fireworks in the county. The cities of Blythe, Coachella, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Indio are the only cities that may sell […]
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On Sunday morning, July 14, a group of 25 hikers will take a ride on the Palm Springs Tram, and hike 2.5 miles to Round Valley with researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum. The researchers are studying species there, replicating an original study of 1908. This group will backpack species-collection gear (cameras, bird […]
At left, Friday, at the Town Crier’s new location on North Circle Drive, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to two successful high school students, chosen out of 70 candidates. Mitchell Biley, who will be attending CalPoly San Luis Obispo in the fall, received his scholarship from Steve Espinoza, Rotary Club president. Danika Hitchcock, who will be attending the University of California, Irvine, in the fall, received the Mary Austin Grant scholarship from Suzi Capparelli, grant ambassador. From left, are Mitchell Biley, Joann Tomsche (Mitchell’s mother), Steve Espinoza, Patty Carratello (Idyllwild School liaison), Doug Austin (founder of the Mary Austin Grant Scholarship Fund), Suzi Capparelli, Danika Hitchcock and Dan Hitchcock (Danika’s father).
Directors of the Fern Valley Water District approved a $1.7 million budget for 2013-14 and welcomed the return of former director Ron Korman. Next year’s budget (fiscal year 2013-14, beginning July 1) includes a $1.1 million capital improvements program to continue pipeline replacement on Fern Valley Road. Consequently, the district will use about $625,000 of […]
Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday, June 18, to Sunday, June 23, 2013: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance June 18 — Medical aid, Idyllwild June 20 — Three medical aids, Idyllwild. June 21 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. June 22 — Medical aid, Pine Cove. June 23 — Two medical aids, […]
For the fiscal year 2013-14 (beginning July 1), Idyllwild Water District directors unanimously approved a $1.8 million budget, nearly $300,000 more than the fiscal year 2012-13 budget. While water revenue and property taxes will slightly exceed operating costs, the district will need about $440,000 from reserves to carry out the capital improvement program. At the […]
Tuesday, June 18, was Bill Sanborn’s last Hemet Unified School District board meeting representing Idyllwild for 22 years. His colleagues praised and thanked him for his work on the board and held a reception for him. “I’ll miss it and these people and being part of something,” said Sanborn. “It really matters.” In April, Sanborn […]
Longtime community volunteer Bonnie Doshier, known as “Grammy” to the many children at the Idyllwild Library’s story-time sessions, is leaving the Hill in mid-July. Doshier, who has lived full-time in Fern Valley since 1995, epitomizes the volunteer spirit that supports so many services to the community. In addition to her work for the Friends of […]
Idyllwild Rotary hosted its annual “In & Out” dinner Friday, June 14, at the Rainbow Inn where 2013-14 officers were announced. Danny Richardson will become president, Rick Foster is president-elect for 2014-15, Chuck Weismart will be vice-president, Trisha Clark remains secretary, and Bob Lippert continues as treasurer.