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Two morning earthquakes rumble the HIll

Early Monday morning, Jan. 27, two earthquakes shook the Idyllwild area, seconds apart, along the San Jacinto fault. The first was about 4:42 a,m. and was the largest and closest. The 3.2 magnitude earthquake could be felt throughout Idyllwild. The epicenter was approximately 6 miles south of Idyllwild and11 miles southeast of Valle Vista. No […]

Only in Idyllwild – January 23, 2014

Doug and Pat Austin decided to make a $200 donation to support ARF. Doug called me and told me he had learned of the theft of $50 in donations to ARF from Gary’s Deli where donations are being collected for the 2014 Mayor Max and the Mayors of Idyllwild Calendars. He wanted me to know […]

Readers write: Plot twist for INK

Editor: INK Book Gathering. It’s a long and rather cumbersome name, but there is a reason behind it, because it was never designed to be just a bookstore. It was created to be a gathering place; a place for book lovers to gather, to come together and share their love of books; and to tell […]

Emergency response training offered

Emergency response training offered

Mountain Disaster Preparedness and Idyllwild Fire Protection District are partnering to offer Community Emergency Response Team Training to the mountain communities. The 20-hour basic CERT course will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9. The classes and most […]

Education top priority in Brown’s 2014-15 budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has released his budget for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins July 1. The proposed budget of $106.8 billion is $8.3 billion (or 8.5 percent) more than 2013-14 budget. This is the largest state budget since former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $102 billion budget for fiscal year 2007-08. While most state programs will enjoy […]

Don’t be scammed

As if tax season isn’t challenging enough, identity theft and tax-related fraud increase significantly during tax season. California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Jan. 13 launched “Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week” with a list of tips to assist Californians in preventing identity theft. Tax-related identity theft includes filing tax returns using a stolen identity […]

Fern Valley GM comfortable with water supply

Despite worries about the statewide drought, General Manager Steve Erler said he is not worried about Fern Valley Water District’s water supplies this spring. During the board’s Jan 17 meeting, Erler said, “The lack of rain and snow pack is a concern to me. But at this time we should be fine. “I’m keeping an […]

Out Loud – A man of his word …

J.P., our news editor, received an unexpected call in December from a man who identified himself as the new captain at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station. Capt. Ray Wood told him he was interested in being more proactive in Idyllwild. Subsequently, they set a date and time to meet on the Hill. On Friday […]

Brendan Steele turns it around at Torrey

Brendan Steele entered the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open on the Torrey Pines course in La Jolla at four over par after playing the tough South Course on Thursday. With the two-round cut likely at even par, the Idyllwild native needed at least a four-under-par performance today on the North Course to make […]

Ruiz gains federal highway funds to repair wildfire

Last week, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) announced $1.5 millions in funding for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads that suffered serious damage as a result of wildfires in Riverside County. This Federal grant comes after Dr. Ruiz and other federal lawmakers sought a formal disaster declaration making the State eligible for […]

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