Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) directors approved a progress payment of $217,000 for El-Co Contractors, the firm installing 3,000 feet of water pipeline. General Manager Steve Erler provided the board with a summary of the work and payment from Aug. 1 through Sept. 9. “The contractor is performing the work on a time and material […]
Layoffs versus salary reductions were the two sides of a debate between two Riverside County supervisors during the Board of Supervisors’ discussion of the 2011-12 budget. “It’s the worst budget and the county’s strategy has not yielded results. We’re headed toward a lot of layoffs,” Board Chair Bob Buster (1st District) warned his colleagues. Later, […]
The final sessions to discuss the proposed Palms to Pines Scenic Byway are planned for October. The fourth series of planning meetings occurred from May 31 through June 2. At those meetings, a draft vision statement was presented to the participants and several other specific issues were discussed. The proposed vision statement read, “The Palms […]
Budget constraints continue to reduce staffing and response times of the Sheriff’s Department in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County. Staffing of 1.2 deputies per 1,000 population and two patrol cars on the Hill at all times was the norm as recently as two years ago. Now, according to Hemet Station Commander Captain Scot Collins, […]
Last week, Tom [Chester] and I went on yet another hunt for the rare Cliff cinquefoil (Potentilla rimicola), this time at a site that produced three reports from a host of people on the same day in 1924. I can only imagine that there must have been a party of botanists on a field trip […]
60 years ago – 1951 The crew drilling well no. 2 for the Fern Valley Mutual Water Co. were experiencing their toughest assignment in years. The drill had to pass through 70 feet of solid granite down to 130 feet. 55 years ago – 1956 Nearly 400 county educators, administrators and groups concerned with education […]
Idyllwild Town Hall Director GeGe Beagle’s team continues to grow. After school councelors are now on staff: Kylie Kenyon’s (left) and Susan Swanson’s first priority is to help children with homework and assist with recreation activities.
Manager confirmed that his district is in discussion with the United States Geological Survey to install two seismic monitoring units on IWD property …