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Flu season appears to be abating, although deaths continue

Although deaths in California from influenza virus rose to 278 people under ages 65, other signs indicate that the flu season is beginning to abate. In California, both outpatient visits and hospitalizations have decreased for two consecutive weeks and are within or below levels that would be expected at this point in the flu season. […]

Snakes arrive early at local animal sanctuary

Snakes arrive early at local animal sanctuary

Rudy Nuñez with a gopher snake he caught unseasonably early.

Rain relief may come this week

Rain relief may come this week

Politicians promise money for disaster relief

Don’t be scammed: Feb. 20, 2014

Dating sites are now part of the American lexicon and while many sites boast a healthy relationship success rate, sometimes love is not the only thing people using the site are after. Scammers have found that dating sites provide a fertile hunting ground for lonely hearted men and women searching for a love connection. A […]

New fire abatement funds available

Earlier this month, the Natural Resources Conservation Service announced a multi-year partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to improve forest health and reduce fire threats to communities and landowners on and near several national forests. The San Bernardino National Forest is one of two California projects to receive funding. The other is the Middle Klamath […]

News of Record: Feb. 20, 2014

News of Record: Feb. 20, 2014

Fire log Editor’s note: The logs will now be categorized by area. The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 17:   Idyllwild Feb. 11 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Feb. 12 —  Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Feb. 13 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Feb. 13 — False alarm/false […]

Off the Leash: The cost of protection is the loss of privacy …

Like many of you, I’ve often seen signs and bumper stickers with the slogan, “Freedom is not Free.” The slogan is usually accompanied by a silhouette of a kneeling soldier, implying that freedom is only defended by military action. Though I believe that at times our freedoms have to be defended by military actions, I […]

Idyllwild Fire commission rejects grand jury report

At last week’s meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission rejected all four recommendations in a recent Riverside County Grand Jury report. The first recommendation was to share Administrative Capt. Mark Lamont’s duties in order to reduce the cost of paid overtime, which exceeded $50,000 in 2012. Fire Chief Patrick Reitz drafted the proposed response, […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 20, 2014

Creature Corner: Feb. 20, 2014

Hi, everybody. My name is Gizmo. No, I’m not a gadget, but a 1-year-old male boxer-mix who loves to give hugs. I will wag my tail for the treat, play tug of war, go on walks, oh, and did I say give hugs? I am house-trained and I like children and other dogs. And I […]

Past Tense: Feb. 20, 2014

Past Tense: Feb. 20, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 The U.S. Forest Service reported that 90 inches of snow had fallen in Idyllwild since Oct. 1. 60 years ago – 1954 Local children, in the spirit of making this “America’s Cleanest Forest,” launched a cleanup campaign. 55 years ago – 1959 ISOMATA appointed a committee to develop plans for […]

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