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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 […]

IFPD needs two monthly meetings

At its Dec. 10 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission adopted Resolution 13-17, which eliminated two regular meetings each month. IFPD, as the water districts do, will hold only one regular meeting monthly. It will be 6 p.m., second Tuesday of each month. However, besides its regular January meeting, the commission held a special […]

Readers write: Sweet and sour Idyllwild …

Editor: New Year’s Day was a great opportunity to invite our wider family up the Hill to visit our cabin and enjoy the scenery, knick-knack stores and beautiful weather. None of these things were a disappointment. The atmosphere in the town was generally happy and a great day full of good memories was anticipated. Indeed, […]

Off the leash: Education is important …

It’s time to wrap up my mini-series on education. The past couple of months I wrote that having a curious mind is essential to learning and that education is not exclusively limited to educational institutions. This month, I ask “Why is education important?” When my kids were young and in school, they would have a […]

IFPD worried about cost of dispatch

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District believes the Riverside County Fire Department is doubling the cost of its dispatch contract and authorized Fire Chief Patrick Reitz to open negotiations with the county. In addition, the Fire Commission asked Reitz to redraft a request for proposal to entertain competitive bids from other dispatch entities. “The change in […]

Steele Battling at the Humana

Steele Battling at the Humana

Brendan Steele is playing great at the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, tee to green. He’s hitting 70% of the fairways with booming 313-yard drives, and he’s hitting 78% of the greens in regulation. Unfortunately, except for one hole, his putter has not been his friend so far this week. He’s averaging 36 putts per […]

Clubs – January 16, 2014

Idyllwild Conversations At its next meeting, Idyllwild Conversations will discuss the Idyllwild Orchard Project in preparation for the upcoming tree-pruning event that takes place Saturday, Jan. 25. Expert arborists will be on hand to provide tips and answer questions at the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Idyllwild Library. The public is […]

Steele has an up/down time in the 1st Round of the Humana Challenge at La Quinta

Brendan Steele played flawless, bogey-free golf for 15 holes at the La Quinta Country Club on Thursday, Jan. 16. The Idyllwild native began on the back nine, birdied the par 5-holes, one after another, and stood at 4 under par going into the 168-yard, par-3 7th Hole. Then committed his only mistake. His tee shot […]

HUSD superintendent plans community  meetings for future budgets

HUSD superintendent plans community meetings for future budgets

Parents, students and taxpayers in the Hemet Unified School District are invited to attend a series of meetings this month to discuss new local control accountability plans, which are required by the state’s control funding formula approved last spring. HUSD Superintendent Dr. Barry Kayrell presented an outline of the plans at the district’s Jan. 7 […]

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