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Idyllwild area CHP offers child seat inspections

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading killers in California for children ages 14 and under, with unrestrained or improperly restrained children being the number one contributing factor. To help parents know if their child’s safety seat is safe, the local CHP office in Beaumont gives free inspections by appointment. It also gives information […]

MDP offers CERT class

Mountain Disaster Preparedness will offer the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) 20-hour certification class Oct. 14 to 16 at the Idyllwild Fire Station. The class is free and all are welcome to enroll. See for details.

Idyllwild Soroptimist offers scholarship

Soroptimist International of Idyllwild is once again offering local female students the opportunity to apply for the Women’s Opportunity Award. The $500 award is given to a woman who is enrolled in a vocational skills program or an undergraduate degree program and who is the primary financial support for her family. The goal is to […]

Joint operation snags Hill pot plants worth $21.8 million

Joint operation snags Hill pot plants worth $21.8 million

A joint Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), U.S. Forest Service and federal Drug Enforcement Agency marijuana eradication operation netted 10,017 mature plants on Thomas Mountain, southwest of Garner Valley, according to Captain John Pingel, RCSD. Sgt. Eric Hernandez, who headed the operation for the Sheriff’s Department, estimated last week’s operation netted plants with a street […]

Outside Idyllwild: A walk in the park …

Outside Idyllwild: A walk in the park …

County Park, actually the official name is Idyllwild Park, is part of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District and is located at 54000 Riverside County Playground Road. The actual sign, which I have called County Park Rd. for the 35 years I have lived in Idyllwild, says Riv. Co. Playground Rd. I know […]

Initial Thoughts: Bureaucratic who’s on first? …

Initial Thoughts: Bureaucratic who’s on first? …

The following story is true. A behind-the-scenes exposé of the working relationship between the media and law enforcement agencies. Last Thursday, Gary Kuscher called and alerted me to a breaking story. He said law enforcement agents were in the midst of a marijuana eradication exercise in progress on Thomas Mountain. (I don’t have the creativity […]

Off the Cuff – One More Time: The ups and downs of life

You don’t get to be 82 years old without learning, often the hard way, that life is full of ups and downs. It could be as early as kindergarten when someone you really liked didn’t give you a Valentine’s Day card, or in high school when you realized that tomorrw was the beginning of summer vacation.

Practicing the art of the possible: Still hoping

Last Wednesday, I attended the discussion group that Hill residents Conor O’Farrell and Mark Yardas organized. It was my second time. Perhaps, like others, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go, but I was curious.

Practicing the art of the possible: Gathering of the minds

When Conor [O’Farrell] asked me to write briefly about my thoughts on the bimonthly discussion group, I was a little stumped as to what to say, unusual for me. So, I guess I’ll just tell why I got involved.

Idyllwild Fire asks county for $450K advance

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) has asked Riverside County for a $450,000 loan. Technically, it might be considered an advance of $450,000 from the agency’s 2011-12 property taxes. It may take the county four to six weeks to review the request, according to Verne Lauritzen, 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s chief of staff. “The […]

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