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Parcel fee may increase in future

Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s Finance Committee held its first meeting Monday, Feb. 17. Fire Chief Patrick Reitz introduced the citizen’s committee members to the IFPD budget format, source of revenues and a general description of expenses. They also talked about specific issues for this fiscal year (2013-14) and likely budget questions for the 2014-15 budget […]

Caltrans worker saves life

Caltrans worker saves life

Tuesday, Feb. 4, would prove a very important day in the life of Marcus Austin …

Pine Cove may get new ambulance services

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors decided to renegotiate the county’s current ambulance contract with American Medical Response rather than considering competitive bids for the whole or parts of the county. The current AMR contract expires June 30, 2015. One of the principal reasons was the experience of Alameda, Monterey and […]

Arson charges filed against Banning man

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, a criminal grand jury indictment was unsealed and a Banning man arraigned on 13 felony counts connected to nine arson fires in Riverside and San Bernardino counties between 2011 and 2013, the Riverside County District Attorney’s office announced. Six of the fires were in the San Jacinto Mountains. Steven Taylor Rutherford, […]

‘Birds of Prey’ event set for Feb. 22

Wildlife Biologist Tom Paulek and avid birder Rosedith Marx will lead the public on a search of the San Jacinto Wildlife Area for “Birds of Prey,” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22. The Friends of the San Jacinto Valley are sponsoring the free event that hopes to spot some of the 22 species […]

Bald eagle counters see two at Lake Hemet

Saturday morning, during the U.S. Forest Service’s third bald eagle count of the 2013-14 season, the pair of adult bald eagles was again seen at Lake Hemet. During this count, a grand total of 15 eagles (nine adults and six juveniles) were counted at the lake areas in and near the San Bernardino National Forest. […]

Beware of debt collection scam

A debt-collection scam is frightening recipients with official-looking letters, sometimes appearing to be signed by a judge, a lawyer or court officials advising consumers that monies are owed for an unpaid payday loan. Often followed by threatening phone calls, the letters may contain the recipient’s name, address, Social Security number and other personal information, all […]

Idyllwild Conversations continue with Orchard Project

As part of the ongoing Idyllwild Orchard Project, the next Idyllwild Conversation will focus on how the drought is affecting the Hill’s water supply, and how residents can help make up for the shortfall (gray water, rainbarrels, etc.). Representatives from the three local water districts have been invited to share their views. Tuesday Feb 18, […]

Flu deaths continue to increase

The number of Californians dying from influenza this flu season has passed 200. Last week, another 56 influenza-related deaths were confirmed for a total of 202, of which four have been children. For California, another 41 deaths are under investigation. For the entire 2012-13 flu season, 106 people died from confirmed flu virus. And nationwide, […]

Assistance for parents of out-of-control children

The Parent Project® is an 11-week program the Hemet Unified School District, Department of Educational Services, offers to educate and assist parents in dealing with out-of-control children. Classes are Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 27 and ending May 22. The classes are offered in English and Spanish. Sign-up sheets are available […]

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