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Dogs learn snake smarts

Dogs learn snake smarts

Emma reacts to a Southern Pacific rattlesnake seen here at lower left, as Natural Solutions trainer Erick Briggs handles the dog’s response during Rattlesnake Aversion Training held Saturday Aug. 13 at the Idyllwild Community Center site.

Rare Brewer's blackbird spotted

Rare Brewer’s blackbird spotted

This unusually colored Brewer’s blackbird was eating seeds with the rest of its flock on Sunday, Aug. 14. Brewer’s blackbirds are usually all black.

Outside Idyllwild: Flipped Out

Outside Idyllwild: Flipped Out

It seems that I do not go anywhere without my Flip camcorder these days. I have the Flip Ultra HD model that shoots up to two hours of high definition video. This pocket-sized camcorder took the world by storm and had a huge market share of camcorder sales until they started to put HD video […]

Dustup at the Pine Cove Water District

Dustup at the Pine Cove Water District

At the Wednesday, Aug. 10 meeting of the Pine Cove Water District board of directors, local real estate broker and entrepreneur Shane Stewart questioned the board over “numerous complaints on The Market Place at Pine Cove [to Code Enforcement],” which PCWD General Manger Jerry Holldber filed with the county.

Are the local water agencies prepared for big one?

Peter Lent, deputy director of Riverside County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), has long warned Hill residents to be prepared for a long overdue giant quake (magnitude 8 or more) on the San Andreas Fault network, or a lesser one on the San Jacinto (between 6 or 7M). OES advises local residents to be prepared for no outside assistance for a minimum of 10 days and possibly longer, depending on the severity of the devastation on the valley floor.

County previews recreation plans at CSA 36 meeting

Committee says $20,000 loan a dead issue At the Thursday, Aug. 11 meeting of the County Service Area (CSA) 36 Advisory Committee, its first meeting since the county assumed control of the local recreation program on Aug. 1, CSA Operations Manager Bill Brown, new District Recreation Manager GeGe Beagle and Sports Coordinator Jeremy Teeguarden discussed […]

ICRC plans membership criteria changes

In an attempt to become a more inclusive and broader-based organization, the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) discussed revising its existing bylaws to allow board service for any Hill resident from Alandale to Highway 74 at the juncture of the Pacific Crest Trail. “We want to give the widest Hill representation,” said Director Linda McCaughin. […]

Idyllwild's political district boundaries set

Idyllwild’s political district boundaries set

Changes to th district boundaries for the California State Senate and Assembly, as well as Congress, were approved.

Idyllwild Fire 2009-10 audit complete

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District has scheduled a discussion of its 2009-2010 audit for its Tuesday, Aug. 16 meeting. In advance of the meeting, IFPD had posted the audit and the accompanying correspondence from the auditors on its website. Commission President Pete Capparelli described the results as “good.” He was pleased with the report from […]

IFPD talks about need for more money

IFPD talks about need for more money

Although fewer than 15 people attended the public hearing on Measure G, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commissioners fielded dozens of questions during the 90-minute session. Measure G, which the commission approved in April, authorizes increasing the current unit fee from $65 to a maximum of $130 annually. The money would be available for […]

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