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Category: Idyllwild News

News of Record: May 2, 2013

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 — […]

Summit Fire in Banning burning westward; 40 percent contained

Summit Fire in Banning burning westward; 40 percent contained

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 […]

Close call for Waste Management truck

Close call for Waste Management truck

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.

PHOTOS: Bald eaglets hatch at Lake Hemet

PHOTOS: Bald eaglets hatch at Lake Hemet

Five weeks ago, the Lake Hemet bald eagles gave birth to two eaglets, a male and a female, which weigh about five pounds now …

Idyllwild School grantmakers learn philanthropy

Idyllwild School grantmakers learn philanthropy

A new Youth Grantmakers program teaches students how to meet community challenges through philanthropy …

It’s your turn Idyllwild: Teen ideas

It’s your turn Idyllwild: Teen ideas

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.

GSOB confirmed in Pine Cove

GSOB confirmed in Pine Cove

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.

Chamber votes to dissolve: Assets to be dispersed

With a resounding show of member indifference, only seven of 57 members of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce cared enough about the Chamber’s future to attend a meeting called to decide its future. In a little over an hour, those seven voted to dissolve the long-standing Idyllwild institution. Secretary and last remaining director, David Jerome […]

IFPD double pays for health insurance

Contributing to the Idyllwild Fire District’s budget shortfall is the overpayment of health benefits for the past 16 months, according to Idyllwild Fire District Commissioner Jerry Buchanan. This financial mistake was unearthed in April after the Commission was advised that its budget deficit continued to expand. The department budget balance through March is a negative […]

A rescue where everything had to go right

A rescue where everything had to go right

An injured climber is hoisted from the ledge into Riverside County Sheriff Star Helicopter 91 …

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