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IFPD commissioner responds to grand jury allegation of conflict of interest

IFPD commissioner responds to grand jury allegation of conflict of interest

Editor’s note: In the June 2011 Grand Jury report, item no. 5 stated, “A Board Member has an arrangement as a paid on call firefighter, EMT, or pump operator for the Fire District. This is a conflict as this Board Member is the Fire Chief’s superior as stated in AR IFPD #107 and when working […]

State wants to raise fire fee: $150-plus minimum

Even before regulations implementing the recently enacted state fire fee are implemented, state officials submitted proposed changes to ensure a higher fee. Last week, state officials submitted the changes to the Legislature, which include raising the fee to $175 and setting the minimum fee level at $150. Revenue generated by the law would be eligible […]

Heat wave and sparse rain bring forest restrictions

Hot weather and lower fuel moisture have prompted the San Bernardino National Forest to increase fire restrictions, effective Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Forest officials took these steps to prevent human-caused fires and raise public awareness as the summer continues to get warmer and drier. Most wildfires on the San Bernardino National Forest are human-caused and […]

Idyllwild business closures and relocations

Idyllwild business closures and relocations

The Mountain Restaurant, after two sets of owners, is closing. New owners Jambey and Emily Dixon, who bought the business from Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Brian Ayers, will shutter the restaurant in mid October. The Mountain has been known for its dedication to “slow food,” a style of from-scratch preparation of high-end cuisine. “We may […]

Mountain Folk: Sept. 8, 2011

Caitlin Burns, daughter of Maureen Jones, will be competing this year for the Junior Miss California International title, Sept. 8 to 10, representing Idyllwild. If she is crowned she will tour California speaking on her platform, “A New Path, Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing.” While on tour, she will also be representing the youth […]

Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit celebrates 50 years

The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) celebrates its 50 birthday on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, a goodly distance from the mountain rescue work in which this skilled and committed group of volunteers is usually engaged. And it would not be surprising if, during […]

Idyllwild School academic performance steadily improves

Idyllwild School academic performance steadily improves

Idyllwild School’s Annual Performance Index (API) soared 29 points, the largest gain in the district, to 873. Hemet Unified School District’s (HUSD) overall API is 755. The API is an index that combines the results of language and math achievement tests for the individual grades into one value for the whole school or district. Two […]

Idyllwild Community Center planning reignited

A new committee of about 10 local residents has been constituted to develop a plan for the anticipated Idyllwild Community Center (ICC). The group, currently headed by Bill Sanborn, with Bill Lowman in the wings, began meeting, discussing and planning in July. “We are a new group with renewed vigor,” Sanborn said with a smile. […]

Initial Thoughts: We’re all on the “Hill” …

Sept. 11. “9/11.” We recognize either since September 11, 2001 became an infamous day in American history. Thousands of Americans died and thousands more of their families and friends suffered from the attacks on civilians. While the carnage occurred thousands of miles east of Idyllwild, our community was not isolated. The answer to the Town […]

Project Peace event to observe 9/11 in Idyllwild

On Sunday, Sept. 11, an event called Project Peace will be held at the Community Center site to observe the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. All are welcome to attend this free event, which is sponsored by the EarthWitness Foundation and the Community Arts Network. From 11 a.m. […]

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