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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.

Past Tense: Sept. 22, 2011

Past Tense: Sept. 22, 2011

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 […]

Town Hall adds new staff

Town Hall adds new staff

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.

Another La Niña winter for the Hill?

Another La Niña winter for the Hill?

Last week’s rain totaled almost 1-1/4 inches. This is the most rain in the first quarter of the rain year since 1999.

Idyllwild Water District may host seismic monitors

Idyllwild Water District may host seismic monitors

Manager confirmed that his district is in discussion with the United States Geological Survey to install two seismic monitoring units on IWD property …

Nearby quake causes mild shake in Idyllwild

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake was felt in Idyllwild and other areas of the Hill about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. The quake was centered in the Yucaipa area and bounded by Beaumont and Moreno Valley. The shake was felt as far west as Long Beach and the Los Angeles coastal communities, east to Indio, south to […]

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