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News of Record: Feb. 16, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, Feb. 6 to Feb. 12, 2012: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Feb. 7 — Medical aid, Highway 243, Idyllwild. Feb. 8 — Medical aid, Pine Crest Ave, Idyllwild. Feb. 9 — Cover assignment, Mountain Center. Feb. 12 — Two walk-in medical aids. […]

CPR and First Aid for pets

Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild (ARF) is offering three four-hour classes for pet owners and lovers. Do you know what to do in the event your beloved pet is choking, bleeding, bitten by a snake, quits breathing, breaks a leg or succumbs to one or more of dozens of other unfortunate medical emergencies? Learn how […]

Snow came and sun coming now

Snow came and sun coming now

From Wednesday afternoon through night, about eight inches of snow fell in Idyllwild and 13.5 inches of snow fell in Pine Cove according to the National Weather Service. As you can see above, the Town Crier is open (except for Grace, Marshall, Sandy and Halie). And the roads have been plowed and cleared thanks to […]

Off the Leash: Does Jesus ride in your heart or on your bumper? …

I’ve decided to depart from my usual political rant this month and take on an equally controversial subject — religion. More specifically, I want to address Christianity. It’s not that I find other faiths less relevant or valid. Out of respect, I choose not to speak for those faiths to which I don’t belong. It’s […]

Spate of burglaries worries Idyllwild; Sheriff response issued

Burglaries in Idyllwild used to be a rare occurrence. The Sheriff’s reports were usually dominated with incidents in other Hill areas. In the past month Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has reported nine incidents in Idyllwild. Reported were a felony grand theft at a local campground and six burglaries — three residential, one business, one vehicle, […]

Idyllwild Community Recreation Council faces challenges

The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council began the fall with great hopes for a number of new and resurrected recreation projects. As described at its Feb. 13 board meeting, the winter has been one of challenges and disappointments in which projects did not materialize as the board had hoped, A privately operated ice rink, which was […]

Pine Cove hears tank maintenance presentation

The Pine Cove Water District Board of Directors and General Manager Jerry Holldber heard a presentation about a comprehensive tank maintenance program available from Utility Service, a Perry, Ga., division of the French company Suez Environment. The presentation occupied much of the Wednesday, Feb. 8 board meeting. Mark Wash, Utility Service’s water system consultant, and […]

County initiatives dominate Memscomm meeting

County initiatives dominate Memscomm meeting

The county is busy with a number of disaster response plans, initiatives and trainings. Mountain Emergency Services Coordinator Gina Moran-McGough highlighted them at the monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9. First, McGough recapped the county’s and local agencies’ interest in designating an alternate local emergency operations center where emergency responders could coordinate communication and disaster […]

Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council plans second muster

Edwina Scott, executive director of the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council, outlined the second FSC Firemen’s Muster. The tentative date is April 28 and its goal is to bring the community’s attention to fire season and, particularly, the impending inspections, which will start in May. This year’s program has expanded upon the 2011 event. Participating […]

Lifelines: When death invades life …

Jan. 30 was a disastrous day for me. Since July, I have been the Director of Program and Curriculum at Idyllwild Pines Camp. On Jan. 30, my employment was abruptly terminated. As is typical in this sort of situation, I felt it was handled poorly. I was given two hours to leave my office and […]

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