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Clubs: Friends of the San Jacinto Valley, Idyllwild Contemporary Book Club, Friends of the Idyllwild Librar

Friends of the San Jacinto Valley Naturalists and bird nesting-box specialists Samantha Dempster and Dan Lace will take hikers to some of the 45 nesting boxes in the San Jacinto Wildlife Area and show how to inspect, clean and survey the boxes. Information will be provided on how to install and maintain nesting boxes and […]

Another Idyllwild sewer rate increase on horizon

At last week’s special meeting, Idyllwild Water District directors listened to new General Manager Tom Lynch and Chief Financial Officer Hosny Shouman discuss preliminary reasons for a potential rate increase, particularly for the sewer district. Lynch explained that the presentation was just an initial discussion, and more information and a recommendation would be ready when […]

Caltrans continuing work on Highway 74

Caltrans and its contractor, Skanska, of Los Angeles, Calif. will begin work today on an emergency project on Highwayt 74 near the Cranston Fire Station. This is the “bump” site. The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and continue through this weekend during the same hours and will continue next week. […]

VIDEO: Snow and 49 degrees

A light dusting of snow fell overhead on the Hill this afternoon, despite the unseasonably warm weather. Forecasters are scratching their heads. The National Weather Service did not see this coming. The snow only lasted for a few minutes and quickly melted after hitting streets and surfaces. NWS foresees sunshine tomorrow and temperatures in the […]

News of Record: March13, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, March 4 to Monday, March 10:   Idyllwild: March 4 — Malicious false alarm. March 4 —  Three medical aids. March 9 — Medical aid. March 10 — Medical aid.   Mountain Center: March 5 — Two cover assignments, standby, move-up. March 5 […]

Bald eagle counters spot one at Lake Hemet

Bald eagle counters spot one at Lake Hemet

Saturday morning, during the U.S. Forest Service’s fourth and final bald eagle count of the 2013-14 season, just one adult eagle was seen at Lake Hemet …

Robert Peek receives  valor award

Robert Peek receives valor award

On March 5, Idyllwild resident Robert Peek, a ranger at Mt. San Jacinto State Park, received the California State Park Rangers Association’s Award of Valor for saving a life. Nearly a year ago, just before sunrise on Easter morning, March 31, Peek was awakened by a sound similar to a gunshot outside his Idyllwild house. […]

Fire drill to be held on Hill in spring

A large scale, wildland-urban interface fire exercise will be held Thursday morning, May 22, in the Idyllwild and Pine Cove communities. Organized by the Riverside County Fire Chief’s Association, the exercise will allow fire, law enforcement and animal service agencies to field-simulate a major fire rapidly approaching the two communities.   The exercise will focus […]

Hiker dies in wilderness

The Riverside County Fire Department received a call of a hiker down about 2:30 p.m. Sunday and deployed a helicopter and ground crew. Two other hikers found the elderly man on the San Jacinto Peak Trail. He was unresponsive. According to Melody Hendrickson, public information specialist with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire, Ulrich Luscher, 81, of […]

Readers write: Stolen deer prompts awareness

Editor: The recent theft of the deer sculpture, among other unfortunate happenings around Idyllwild, has prompted me to question whether or not I am a good “community watcher.” As the chair for Idyllwild Deer Sightings, it made sense that I would notice the sculpture missing. What didn’t make sense was that, although the sculpture was […]

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