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Opinion: Overland Trail

Many of your readers may be interested to know that the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail was the route of the Great Southern Overland Trail which brought more gold seekers to California in 1849 than the better known California Trail far to the north. In addition, it was the route followed by the Army […]

Opinion: Chamber president resigns

As of Feb. 1, I have resigned as President of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce. While my reasons are personal, my belief in the community as a whole has not wavered. I thank all of those who have supported the chamber in its endeavors while I have been a part of it. Please remember that […]

County to present Idyllwild historic district design guidelines

Keith Herron, Riverside County chief preservation officer, Park and Open Space District, is now the intermediary between the Idyllwild Historic Preservation District and the county. Herron was instrumental in guiding Ordinance 578.5, which created the Idyllwild district, through the process until it was adopted by the County Board of Supervisors. Herron stated that design guidelines, […]

Riverside County employees, SEIU members, strike

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, about 1,400 of the 5,800 county employees, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721, walked off the job in response to the board of supervisors having declared an impasse in negotiations. In November, the county had imposed mandatory pay and benefit terms including forcing worker contributions to their […]

Riverside County budget weakens

The Riverside County budget promises little improvement through the end of the current fiscal year (June 30). “There are some signs that economic recovery is accelerating in Riverside County,” Interim County Executive Officer Larry Parish told the board of supervisors. Nevertheless Parish reported that revenue fell during the second quarter of this year. Consequently, his […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 9, 2012

Creature Corner: Feb. 9, 2012

Boo! Now you see me; now you don’t. What a week it’s been with Boo, the Chiweenie and his tricks. He’s safe and at home now. Kona, and Titan have been reunited once again with their human. Looks like Amadeus, the German shepherd wagged his tail right into the hearts of his new family. Paws up to you.

Past Tense: Feb. 9, 2012

Past Tense: Feb. 9, 2012

55 years ago – 1957 US Marines from Camp Pendleton moved into the Dark Canyon-Pine Flats area to begin a series of winter maneuver operations in the snow. 50 years ago – 1962 Noble Aller, of Idyllwild, Hemet Unified School Sistrict trustee, accepted appointment as the combined districts’ spokesman on the area school unification committee. […]

California lists Mountain Yellow-legged Frog as endangered

California lists Mountain Yellow-legged Frog as endangered

The state’s Fish and Game Commission made the unanimous decision Friday …

Shooting homicide in Anza

On Feb. 7, at about 9:30 a.m., deputies from the Hemet Station of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred near the intersection of Gassner Road and Roger Lane, in Anza not far from the Anza RV Resort. When deputies and California Highway Patrol […]

Zoey Onyx Patlan — Idyllwild’s first 2012 baby

Zoey Onyx Patlan — Idyllwild’s first 2012 baby

First Idyllwild baby of 2012 entered the world Friday, Feb. 3 …

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