The Mount San Jacinto State Park received the Sponsor of the Year award from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) during a ceremony held on Jan. 26. Sector Superintendent Garratt Aitchison and District Superintendent Ron Krueper accepted the award on behalf of the park staff. “I was pleased to hear that during the nomination and voting […]
I was on Hill MAC, for a number of years with meetings every month and the same thing happened every month. Board members would show up and we would be lucky to have one or two people from the public show. Every month, the president would be the one to bring up a subject to […]
On Monday, Jan. 30, a Riverside County Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting 248 nurses and other essential health care workers, members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721, from joining a scheduled one-day strike on Tuesday, Jan. 31. A spokesperson at the union office in Riverside said on Monday […]
Last week, after significant debate, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors narrowly approved a policy of three-person teams, composed of a captain, apparatus engineer and firefighter for all county engine companies. Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone proposed the policy. He strongly defended it, even in anticipation of limited budget resources again next fiscal year. “We’ve […]
Although not $1 of the controversial Fire Prevention fee has been collected, Gov. Jerry Brown has plans for spending $50 million from that fee this fiscal year and $84 million in fiscal 2012-13. This year, $50 million of funds will supplement the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) regular budget. Collections are […]
It was a day that had been long anticipated …
In what is typically a slow time for Idyllwild merchants, five new businesses are opening their doors in a vote of confidence in the Hill’s economic recovery.
Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone was in Idylwild Friday for his monthly meetings and used some of the time to official break the ground on the new Idyllwild Library. “This is a very exciting day for me and for you in Idyllwild,” Stone said. Everyone was very pleased with the plans for the new library. […]