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Idyllwild Fire responds to grand jury report

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission adopted its response to the June grand jury report on the fire district and President Pete Capparelli signed the letter the same evening. Three commissioners —Capparelli, Vice President Paul Riggi and Treasurer Ben Killingsworth — unanimously agreed to the language in their response to the grand jury at […]

Riverside County budget is worsening

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors adopted its 2011-12 county budget, but the county’s financial problems will continue for several years, according to County Executive Bill Luna. The county’s goal to eliminate a deficit and enact a budget that is funded by current revenues without reliance on reserves was not achieved and that goal will […]

CHP monitors motorcycles

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been conducting aerial surveillance and patrols on mountain highways 243 and 74, according to CHP Public Information Officer Darren Meyer. He confirmed that the effort has specifically targeted motorcyclists. “Last year we had four fatalities on these roads,” said Meyer, “and that is four too many. Aerial surveillance is […]

Fire fee increase up in smoke

Despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposals to amend the recently enacted fire prevention fee, neither the State Assembly nor Senate could find a solution that satisfied the Legislature — Republicans and Democrats. Consequently, no amendments were enacted in the Legislature’s final week. However, H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the Department of Finance, said the administration still believes […]

Anza man guilty of arson

A jury found Joseph A. Heredia, 35, of Anza, guilty on three of six filed charges. Heredia was convicted of arson to an inhabited structure or property and two counts of criminal threats. Sentencing for these crimes is scheduled for Oct. 28. The jury found Heredia not guilty of burglary, threatening the victim, witness or […]

Only in Idyllwild: Brake for quails

While traveling down Tollgate, a vehicle was stopped ahead for no apparent reason. Ahh … but the reason soon appeared when mom, pop, aunt, uncle and all the babies in the “Tollgate Quail Family” crossed the road. In the city, pedestrians are frequently ignored as they attempt to cross the street. But in Idyllwild, quail, […]

CSA 36 unable to answer finance questions

CSA 36 unable to answer finance questions

The County Service Area (CSA) 36 Advisory Committee returned to Town Hall for its monthly meetings. Last week’s session was sparsely attended. The fervor and aggressiveness on display at its special July meeting were totally absent. Attendees Kathy Lewis and Dawn Sonnier, acting chair of the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC), asked the committee many […]

Back to School Night kicks off Idyllwild School year

Back to School Night kicks off Idyllwild School year

Manned by representatives of the Hemet Unified School District Transportation Department, the Bus Pass Desk was a popular stop during Idyllwild School’s Back to School Night held Thursday, Sept. 8.

Idyllwild peace group marks 9/11

Idyllwild peace group marks 9/11

Christina Nordella, coordinator for Sunday’s Sept. 11 Project Peace event observing the 10th anniversary of the attack on our nation, rings a bell to commence the observance.

Cooley sentenced to 4 years on child pornography possession charge

Jeral Steven Cooley, 30, of Anza, was sentenced to four years in state prison for possession of child pornography (Penal code 311.11(B)). Riverside County prosecutor Cynthia Brewer attempted to invalidate the original plea agreement with Cooley and sought a much stiffer sentence. Although Judge Kelly L. Hansen rejected Brewer’s motion, he issued the higher limit […]

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