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Opinion: Occupied!

I’m glad to see the Idyllwild knob turned to red. Some years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. But experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in […]

Fire and Forest: Fewer dollars …

What will happen to federal support for homeowner fire abatement? Judging from the words of U.S. Forest Service’s Director of Fire and Aviation Management Tom Harbour at a fire prevention conference last week, we should not expect much in the future. Last week, a bunch of us from the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council traveled […]

Plans for Idyllwild playground near end of permit stage

The proposed playground on the Idyllwild Community Center site is moving forward without any foreseeable problems, according to Dawn Sonnier, acting chair of the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC). Before the final permit approvals, Sonnier is awaiting completion of engineering drawings for the playground’s pavilion. Architect Jim Marsh, of Hemet, is preparing these in cooperation […]

Riverside County budget erodes to 2004 levels

The Board of Supervisors heard the details of acting County Executive Larry Parrish’s recommendations for the 2012-2013 budget. Significant operating budget reductions and the potential for laying off 650 more county employees are distinct possibilities. Only one quarter of the way through the fiscal year 2011-12 budget (ending June 30, 2012), Parrish already estimates that […]

Hill escapes fireplace wood-burning restrictions

In March 2008, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopted a rule establishing mandatory wood-buring curtailment within its jurisdiction. Although the curtailments went into effect Nov. 1, no restrictions will be imposed on Hill residents. The mandatory wood-burning curtailments would be possible from November through February and only on days and in specific […]

Idyllwild Community Center committee organizes virtual tour at site

Idyllwild Community Center committee organizes virtual tour at site

For the answers questions about the planned Idyllwild Community Center, come to the “Just Imagine” virtual tour of the site …

County Corner: Nov. 10, 2011

Light pollution John Tavaglione, Riverside County supervisor (2nd District), has introduced a proposed ordinance to regulate outdoor lighting. The proposal will be on the Board of Supervisors’ Nov. 15 meeting agenda. “Light trespass occurs when light fixtures on one property fall [or project light] across a property line onto another lot or parcel of land […]

Creature Corner: Nov. 10, 2011

Creature Corner: Nov. 10, 2011

Paws up to our min/pin mix Frankie for snuggling his way right into the hearts of his forever humans. Good job Frankie! Found: An adult, medium-size, mixed breed dog, corgi red in color, on South Circle and Scenic. Call ARF to identify. Also found was a tabby kitten in a cat carrier by the dumpster behind The Fort. If you have any information regarding this unforgiveable abandonment, please call ARF at 659-1122.

Past Tense: Nov. 10, 2011

Past Tense: Nov. 10, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 The E.H. Kincaides bought the Cole house nearing completion on the corner of River Drive. 60 years ago – 1951 Building started on the new Idyllwild Motel, a 10-unit structure on Pine Crest behind La Cantina. 55 years ago – 1956 An Arabian horse show climaxed Palm Springs’ Western Week. […]

Edison truck turns over on Hwy. 74

Edison truck turns over on Hwy. 74

A Southern California Edison (SCE) truck rolled on its side on SR-74 at mile marker 57 between Mountain Center and Hemet sometime before 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7. The truck is blocking the eastbound lane of traffic coming toward Mountain Center. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) Public Information Officer Sgt. Joe Borja, no […]

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