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News of Record: March 6, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Monday, Feb. 25 to March 4, 2013: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Feb. 27 — Medical aid, Saunders Meadow Road, Idyllwild. Feb. 27 — Medical aid, Deerfoot Lane, Idyllwild. Feb. 28 — Medical aid, Marian View Drive, Idyllwild. March 3 — Medical aid, […]

Survey in high country shows more snow than last year

Survey in high country shows more snow than last year

A crew of Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit volunteers found 10 inches more snow than last year in its annual February snow survey. There was an average of 29.7 inches of snow and 9.5 inches of water content (if the snow melted it would produce that amount of water), said crew leader Lee Arnson. On Sunday, […]

Venue change for Wayne Parker’s Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life will be held for Richard Lewis “Wayne” Parker at the Idyllwild Arts Academy Fireside Room in Nelson Hall (changed from Stephens Recital Hall) at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 8, followed by a dinner.

Author to discuss Esperanza Fire book: John MacLean needed five years to complete work

On March 8, John MacLean will discuss his book “The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57” at the Rustic Theatre. MacLean spoke to the Town Crier, Sunday, Feb. 24, about the book and his writing on wildland fires. This is the second part of that interview.

Garden Club joins oak borer fight with roadside signs

Garden Club joins oak borer fight with roadside signs

The Idyllwild Garden Club takes a major step in trying to stop further Goldspotted oak borer infestation in Idyllwild. It has commissioned and will install roadside signs advising against importation of oak onto the Hill. “Our budget allowed for 10 signs,” said Mike Feyder, Garden Club instigator of the sign project. At present the club […]

Esther Kennedy, Spirit Mountain Retreat director, leaving

Esther Kennedy, Spirit Mountain Retreat director, leaving

Esther Kennedy, director of Idyllwild’s Spirit Mountain Retreat Center, is returning to Adrian, Mich., the motherhouse of her Dominican order of Catholic sisters. A new director, Jill Breslau, arrives in June. “It’s been an extraordinary 11 years of my life and I have loved every minute of it,” Kennedy said. “I feel welcomed and loved […]

Idyllwild Middle School students learn philanthropy

Idyllwild Middle School students learn philanthropy

Fifteen Idyllwild Middle School students are learning and practicing philanthropy as part of a Youth Grantmakers program …

Bald eagles count continues March 9: Volunteers needed

Bald eagles count continues March 9: Volunteers needed

The Forest Service needs volunteers to help count bald eagles for the annual winter bald eagle counts in and near the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. Saturday, March 9 is the final count of the 35th season of bald eagle counts. The first two days, in December and January, successfully spotted local eagles. The […]

County reviews emergency medical services

Riverside County has begun working on a new ambulance services contract. The county’s current contract with American Medical Response expires in June 2015. The board of supervisors has given its Emergency Medical Services Agency strong direction to develop a new contract, put it out to bid and make a selection in time for a smooth […]

House Fire

House Fire

Idyllwild Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 54000 block of Pine Crest Ave. about 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Smoke engulfed the residents, however the fire threat was quickly located and extinguished before serious damage occurred.

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