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IFPD schedules special meeting; running out of cash

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission will meet to discuss and take actions to ensure sufficient cash to pay bills for the next several months. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Idyllwild Fire Station. Options that will be considered include cashing out its $125,000 certificate of deposit and […]

Household hazardous waste collection available in Anza and Piñyon, Sept. 24

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is scheduled on Saturday, September 24, in Anza at the Anza Transfer Station, starting at 9 a.m. Another Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is also scheduled on Saturday, September 24 in Pinyon Pines at the Pinyon Flats Transfer Station, starting at 9 a.m. These collections are open to all […]

ICRC schedules Sept. meeting

Dawn Sonnier, acting Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) chair, announced that ICRC has rescheduled its September meeting to 5:30pm, Tuesday, Sept. 20 and it will be at the Creekstone Inn. The originally scheduled meeting for Sept. 13 had to be canceled. The agenda is below: Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) Meeting AGENDA—September 20th, 2011 5:30 […]

San Bernardino National Forest Waives Fees on National Public Lands Day

The San Bernardino National Forest Service is waiving fees on Saturday, September 24. No Adventure Pass is required for use of High Impact Recreation Areas or day-use sites in recognition of National Public Lands Day. The Forest Service has more than 60 project sites for initiatives across the country participating in this hands-on, national volunteer […]

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, […]

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