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Idyllwild  Skate Park now open most days

Idyllwild Skate Park now open most days

Staffed by volunteers, the Idyllwild Skate Park currently open most days, except on Fridays, from noon until dusk.

San Jacinto fault shakes again

The Coyote Creek segment of the San Jacinto Fault network, the most active fault network in Southern California, erupted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 and was felt throughout much of the county. The epicenter of the 3.9 magnitude quake was 5.9 miles east of Borrego Springs. Scientists closely monitor this fault because of its […]

Forest Service lifts fire restrictions

With recent rain across the southland, forest officials on the San Bernardino National Forest reduced fire restrictions effective today and have begun winter burning projects. “While campfires and recreational shooting are being allowed in portions of the forest, we are not completely out of wildfire danger yet, and ask the public to always exercise caution […]

IFPD schedules special meeting Nov. 30

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. The meeting will be at the Fire Station. The agenda lists two items: 1. Interim Election of officers and 2. An annual evaluation of the fire chief. The commission will recess into closed session to conduct the performance […]

Morphett re-elected Idyllwild Water President

Last night, the Idyllwild Water District directors again chose Allan Morphett as president and Warren Monroe as vice-president. This duo has overseen the district since their election as officers in 2005.Both joined the IWD board in December 2003.

County advances Idyllwild Fire Department $450,000

Riverside County advanced Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) $450,000 on its December and January property tax receipts, but otherwise there was no discussion of the district’s current or future financial condition. The commission had no financial statement to review (as of Monday, Nov. 14, it was still not available). However, Commissioner Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly […]

Semi truck loses brakes on Hwy. 243

Semi truck loses brakes on Hwy. 243

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Murawski, Freddie Meza, 30, of Murrieta was driving north on Highway 243 near mile marker 19 at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, when he lost the brakes in his semi truck carrying concrete from a demolished building in Pine Cove. Meza plowed the truck into an embankment to stop the vehicle. Neither Meza nor his passenger, Hernan Orozco, 26, of San Bernardino, were injured in the solo traffic collision.

Forest Service Volunteer Association board, coordinators named

Forest Service Volunteer Association board, coordinators named

Dnner at Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5 was to introduce the Forest Service Volunteer Association new board and celebrate the contribution of more than 6,000 hours of service in fiscal year 2011 (which ended Sept. 30, 2011).

Outside Idyllwild: Winter hiking gear? Yes, you need it …

After the last couple of storms, it is time to break out your winter hiking gear. Even though we had only rain in Idyllwild on Saturday, you can see a fresh, glistening blanket of winter snow on the peaks surrounding us. That means any trail that heads into the high country will be covered in […]

Mountain Folk: Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart Christmas single

Idyllwild’s own Casey Abrams and gal pal Haley Reinhart, both American Idol season 10 finalists, are releasing a holiday single, the Frank Loesser standard, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Available for download on iTunes on Monday, Nov. 21, with a video to follow. Advance reviews are that it’s “too cute for words.” To get a listing […]

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