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Matter of Fact – January 23, 2014

In last week’s Idyllwild Fire Protection District story on page 16, the date of the next meeting was incorrect. The correct date is Tuesday, Jan. 28. Town Crier regrets the error. In the Mountain Community Patrol photo on page 14 of last week’s issue, Dan Maring’s name was submitted mispelled and Jon Engel was submitted […]

News of Record – January 23, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Jan. 14 to Monday, Jan. 20: Jan. 14 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 15 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Jan. 16 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Jan. 17 — Good intent call, Idyllwild. Jan. 17 — Two medical aids, Pine Cove. Jan. 17 — […]

Flu death rate increases rapidly; officials urge vaccination

The 2013-14 flu season continues to worsen. Last week, Riverside County reported two more deaths related to influenza. A man, 63, and a girl, 9, died after being hospitalized, according to Barbara Cole, director of disease control for the Riverside County Department of Public Health. The man died last week and tested positive for the […]

Cong. Ruiz visits Idyllwild and meets with Fire Safe Council

Cong. Ruiz visits Idyllwild and meets with Fire Safe Council

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz was in Idyllwild Wednesday, Jan. 22. He met with the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council at their office. Later in the afternoon, he was shown several of the FSC’s projects. A full story will appear in the Jan. 30 edition of the Town Crier.

Town rallies around photographer

Town rallies around photographer

On the morning of Jan. 7, award-winning, local freelance photographer Jenny Kirchner discovered that her car had been burglarized and all of her photography equipment stolen while she was on assignment for a San Diego client in Palm Springs. The equipment, consisting of Canon camera bodies, lenses and a variety of supplies valued at more […]

Folklore, dance used to teach visual art

Folklore, dance used to teach visual art

Christina Nordella teaches fifth graders the idea of positive and negative space at an Idyllwild School smARTS class …

More trees succumb to bark beetle as drought worsens

More trees succumb to bark beetle as drought worsens

One companion of the drought conditions is the native bark beetle …

Drought emergency declared statewide

Drought emergency declared statewide

The seemingly unending drought has engendered official action …

Burglary suspect is arrested

Burglary suspect is arrested

A suspect has been arrested in the burglary of a local campground. A Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy spotted Kristopher Niemi, 40, a local transient, walking along Highway 243 in Idyllwild on Thursday, Jan. 16, and arrested him for suspicion of the burglary. The RCSD launched its investigation into the burglary of the campground on Nov. […]

EPA proposes new standards for woodstoves

EPA proposes new standards for woodstoves

Earlier this month, the federal Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to regulate new wood burning stoves in the future. EPA has regulated residential wood heaters since 1988. The proposed updates would strengthen the emissions standards for new woodstoves, while establishing federal air standards for other new wood heaters, including outdoor and indoor wood-fired boilers (also […]

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