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Past Tense: Sept. 1, 2011

Past Tense: Sept. 1, 2011

55 years ago – 1956 Idyllwild School registered 90 youngsters in kindergarten through seventh grades. Last week, 290 students attended the first day of the new school year. 50 years ago – 1961 Tahquitz Lake Estates announced the opening of a tract on the Dutch Flat property and near Foster Lake. Lots were priced at […]

Sex offender pleads guilty

Jeral Steven Cooley, 30, of Anza, has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography (Penal code 311.11(B)). Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 7. Cooley was arrested on Aug. 15. Investigators and officers with Riverside County’s multi-agency Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force found more than 75 images of child pornography in Cooley’s possession. Cooley […]

And the show must go on

And the show must go on

Despite a summer cloudburst, the 18th Annual Jazz in the PInes barely missed a beat. Raindrops fell, but jazz fans hovered under cover, tents, easy-ups or other shelter. the inclement weather merely built a stronger bond among the thousands of Jazz fanatics in Idyllwild today.

Garden Club selects Idyllwild's garden of the season

Garden Club selects Idyllwild’s garden of the season

The lovely gardens at the Rustic Cabin (54380 N Circle Dr) have been selected as Idyllwild’s Garden of the Season. The Idyllwild Garden Club bestows this honor once a quarter to s business that goes that extra mile to beautify Idyllwild. Owners, Ken and Eva Gioeli, of Idyllwild Landscape Co. (951-961-4428) have created a lovely […]

West Nile virus detected in mosquito at Living Desert

The Living Desert held a press conference Wednesday morning to educate the community on precautions it takes against West Nile Virus and its collaboration with the Coachella Valley Vector Control in light of a mosquito testing positive for the virus on or nearby the park. Staff veterinarian, Dr. Kevin Leiske, provided information on animal vaccination […]

After Friday, deliver ballots, do not mail, says Registrar

After Friday, deliver ballots, do not mail, says Registrar

After Friday, Aug. 26, ballots for Tuesday’s election Idyllwild Fire District election — two commission seats and Measure G — should be dropped at registrar’s office, rather than mailed, was the advice of Registrar of Voters, Kari Verjil. To ensure that ballots reach election officials in time to be counted in Tuesday’s election, voters should […]

Idyllwild Arts needs more water: Can district supply it?

The Idyllwild Water District (IWD) board began a process that may take many meetings to ultimately resolve. General Manager Terry Lyons reported that Idyllwild Arts staff has approached IWD for a “will serve” letters in anticipation of new construction at the school beginning this fall. IWD can provide sufficient water for a new health center, […]

Fire fee set at $90: Applies declining scale

The Idyllwild Water District (IWD) board began a process that may take many meetings to ultimately resolve. General Manager Terry Lyons reported that Idyllwild Arts staff has approached IWD for a “will serve” letters in anticipation of new construction at the school beginning this fall. IWD can provide sufficient water for a new health center, […]

Station 23 in Pine Cove gets "new" fire engine

Station 23 in Pine Cove gets “new” fire engine

Riverside County has provided Station 23 (Pine Cove) with a new engine. This engine is 5 years old and was originally assigned to a desert station. With a tight turning radius, it will be an added benefit to the Hill’s firefighting force.

Climbers stranded on Tahquitz rescued

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported the rescue of two climbers stranded on Tahquitz. The climbers, newlyweds from the San Diego area, used a cell phone to reach authorities about 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. According to Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) volunteer Lee Arnson, the climbers called for help when their headlamps failed and […]

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