City folk run inside at the first raindrop. In Idyllwild, no one bats an eye at a powerful thunderstorm. I recently enjoyed lunch with a friend at Nature’s Wisdom. We were on the deck at a table under an umbrella. The sky ripped open and the downpour began. We continued our conversation with the umbrella […]
Editor’s note: I apologize for offering you a second column this week. But this is the result of receiving no letters from you this week! While on the subject of budgeting and spending, below is a brief list of the responses to President Barack Obama’s Jobs Act, which he just unveiled. I’m sure more interest […]
The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) is in dire straits. The commission confesses the fact when the subject of borrowing money from Riverside County just to get to December is on its agenda. But the commission took no action at its regular meeting on Sept. 13, yet scheduled a special meeting one week later for […]
Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) produced 3.5 million gallons of water during August, which was nearly 1.1 million gallons or 23 percent less than August 2010. This represents the smallest use during August since before 2002. For the first eight months of the year, PCWD production was 3 percent (650,000 gallons) less than the same […]
Updated 7 a.m. Sept. 21 IFPD’s bank balance is now $20,000, according to Commissioner Ben Killingsworth. At last night’s (Sept 20) special meeting, the Commission agreed to cash its $125,000 certificate of deposit. They discussed requesting a $350,000 loan from Riverside county. This will be decided at a continuation of last night’s meeting, today, Sept. […]
Following MDP’s Shake-Up 2, which took place Sept. 10, the group held an evaluation meeting Monday evening, Sept. 19.
Local real estate agent Trischa Clark assumes her seat on the Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) board in December. Clark has attended FVWD meetings to familiarize herself with district water policy. But she does not want to answer questions about water policy or the district’s activities before being sworn in as director. Clark brings solid […]