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Past Tense: Feb. 16.2012

Past Tense: Feb. 16.2012

55 years ago – 1957 Police called off the search for Stephen D. Gallagher, who was reported missing while hiking in Tahquitz Canyon. All that was found of him were his clothes and shoes, which he removed before his disappearance. 50 years ago – 1962 Three women joined the Pine Cove fire department’s rescue squad […]

County snips CSA 38 boundary: 2012-13 budget under review

County Service Area 38 Advisory Committee members learned that the county doesn’t appear to know the CSA’s boundaries. Committee chair Jerry Holldber distributed two maps. One depicted the boundaries as Riverside County portrays them and the other is based on the original boundaries from the Pine Cove CSA’s creation in December1965. The county map omits […]

Opinion: Smart meters lower costs, not bills

I am mystified why no one is squawking about their higher electric bills. I see Edison (SCE) is charging $0.18 cents per kilowatt hour now. And all this while they install smart meters which, I am told, eliminate the need for meter readers and even meter maintenance (the nice people who come out to turn […]

Opinion: Senior housing

Isn’t it time we had some senior housing right here in Idyllwild? Over the last 10 years alone, we’ve seen friends who are longtime, happy residents forced to move off the Hill, often because they simply can’t continue to live alone in their homes. Often their hearts are broken, leaving the town they love; they’re […]

Opinion: Listen to the voters

You added “Capparelli’s reappointment to the commission was done during a public meeting” to my last letter. It was a public meeting, but the public’s voice was not heard. [Former] President Pete Capparelli and Vice President Paul Riggi had just been voted out of office, rejected by the people in our general election. They lost […]

Opinion: The emperor’s new clothes

IFPD does not deserve a rate increase and Riverside County Fire should take over IFPD. In fact CAL FIRE should be granted the $150 per parcel abatement fee. In addition CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire and Riverside County Code Enforcement should be given this task. IFPD has gravely neglected its abatement responsibilities. Just look at the […]

Idyllwild's wildlife

Idyllwild’s wildlife

Here are some of my other snowy and cold friends:

Snow and Sun

Snow and Sun

Last night between an inch and several inches fell on the Hill. this monring the sky is clear and sunny.

Snow coming?

The National Weather Service has issued the following: Winter Weather Advisory 4:10 a.m. pst mon Feb 13 2012 a pair of cold low pressure systems from the north will bring periods of snow showers to the mountains through wednesday night… a cold low pressure system from the north will move through southwest california through early […]

Fire Safe Council plans second Firemen’s Muster

At the recent Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting, 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 […]

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