This past weekend, at the California Newspaper Publishers Association luncheon, the Idyllwild Town Crier was again honored for its work. At Saturday’s CNPA session, the Town Crier received two 2012 Better Newspaper Contest Awards for work during the period of Nov. 1, 2011 through Nov. 6, 2012. For its investigative work on the sudden surge […]
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Besides the Goldspotted oak borer, members of the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce discussed several other issues affecting the Hill’s safety. The Federal Emergency Management Administration grant to replace wood shingles with fire resistant roofing has received its final approval. The issuance of funding is the next step, according to Edwina Scott, executive director of the […]
Since 1989 the nonprofit Mile High Radio Club has connected the Hill. First formed as a social club for individuals interested in amateur radio, Mile High Radio Club very soon recognized the role it could play in communication during disasters, especially given the isolation of Idyllwild and the San Jacinto mountain communities. The club also […]
Riverside County Fire, Pine Cove Report unavailable. Riverside County Fire, Garner Valley Report unavailable. Riverside County Fire, Pinyon Report unavailable. CHP log The resident post of the California Highway Patrol responded to the following calls from Monday, April 15, to Sunday, April 28. This may not be a complete list of responses: April 15 — […]
The Summit Fire in Banning is burning north of Interstate 10 in the hills above the 8th street exit. As of Wednesday morning, about 3,000 acres had burned, some evacuations have already been ordered at the top of 8th Street and on Indian School Lane. Some outbuildings and a structure have been destroyed. The fire […]
Juan Arambul (center) was driving a large Waste Management truck around 2 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 243 near South Circle Drive. A rug that had been dumped into the truck accidentally covered the exhaust vent, causing it to begin to burn. Idyllwild Fire Department quickly responded and extinguished the threat without damage to the truck.
The plans for the Idyllwild Community Center, including the 6,000-square-foot Butterfield Family Center, the amphitheatre, the park and sculpture garden, and all of the parking areas and access roads are in the final stages of development.
DNA analysis of larvae from a tree in Pine Cove confirmed the presence of Goldspotted oak borer. CAL FIRE Forester Gregg Bratcher made the announcement at the April 24 Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting. Confirmation of Goldspotted oak borer in the tree on Pine Needles Lane brings the total of confirmed Idyllwild area infested trees to 11, according to Bratcher. “We’re seeing new GSOB trees at the rate of about one per week and that’s in the winter,” he noted.