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Soroptimist members hear presentation from Exceed

Soroptimist members hear presentation from Exceed

At its Sept. 15 meeting, the Soroptimist International of Idyllwild heard a presentation on Exceed, a division of Valley Resource Center, from speaker Mary Morse.

Mountain Disaster Preparedness members evaluate "Shake-Up"

Mountain Disaster Preparedness members evaluate “Shake-Up”

Following MDP’s Shake-Up 2, which took place Sept. 10, the group held an evaluation meeting Monday evening, Sept. 19.

Trischa Clark new Fern Valley Water District director

Trischa Clark new Fern Valley Water District director

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 […]

People seek Idyllwild Chamber's support, help

People seek Idyllwild Chamber’s support, help

Without fanfare and publicists, the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce has been gradually rebuilding and rejuvenating itself. The growth in membership is only the superficial manifestation of this change. The actions at this week’s meeting also demonstrated the Chamber’s revival. People are coming to the Chamber with ideas and requests and the participation needed to implement […]

Fern Valley keeping tabs on pipeline project

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 […]

Riverside County looks at layoffs and wage cuts

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, […]

Palms to Pines Scenic Byway planning progresses

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 woes reduce Riverside County Sheriff staffing, response time

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, […]

Idyllwild Botany: Mysteries of field botany... The past leads us to the present

Idyllwild Botany: Mysteries of field botany… The past leads us to the present

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 […]

Creature Corner: Sept. 22, 2011

Creature Corner: Sept. 22, 2011

Two found dogs this week are missing their human families. One is a Pomeranian and a the other is a possible Burmese/mountain dog mix. Call ARF to identify at (951) 659-1122.

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