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Idyllwild will “shake up” on Sept. 10

Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP has scheduled its second-annual Idyllwild Shake Up Drill and Simulation from 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., Sept. 10 and is encouraging everyone in the community to participate. MDP volunteers, along with personnel from the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) and the MDP Core Medical Team will man an Incident Command […]

Sheriffs deputies find two lost hikers

Deputies found two hikers who called for help in the San Jacinto Mountains near Idyllwild, the sheriff’s department said Sunday.

Armed deputy responds to post office alarm

A Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputy, responding to a silent alarm at the Idyllwild Post Office in Strawberry Plaza around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, drew the attention of Idyllwild citizens in the area at the time. Hemet Station Lieutenant Geoff Raya said there was nothing unusual about the deputy having a weapon out […]

Edison provides surge suppressors to county buildings

New power-conservation devices being installed on computers used in Riverside County government facilities are expected to net the county tens of thousands of dollars in annual savings, an official said Wednesday.

Tuesday deadline for registrar to receive mail-in ballot requests

Tuesday (Aug. 23) is the last day for the Registrar of Voters to receive voters’ mailed requests for vote-by-mail ballots for the Aug. 30 election. The Registrar must receive mailed requests by 5 p.m. Tuesday for voters to receive a ballot by mail. After Tuesday’s deadline, only in-person requests made at the registrar’s office can […]

Idyllwild Water District also solar

Idyllwild Water District also solar

“Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in,” are lyrics to the Fifth Dimension’s popular 1969 song and are still poignant today in Idyllwild. The Idyllwild Water District (IWD) operates a 42-kilowatt solar power generation plant at its Foster Lake facility. Although the solar facility was dedicated in May 2006, the solar panels have been collecting […]

California State Park hours to change

On Thursday, Aug. 11, the California State Parks announced service reductions due to the spring budget cuts. The budget reductions total $11 million this fiscal year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012) and another $22 million in fiscal 2012-13. Mt. San Jacinto State Park’s hours of operation will be reduced, according to Superintendent Garret […]

Fire fee may benefit Idyllwild

The State Board of Forestry has until Sept. 1 to adopt emergency regulations to implement Assembly Bill 29, which authorizes a $150 fire prevention fee. The board has scheduled a special meeting for Aug. 22 to discuss and consider the regulations necessary for the fee. Meanwhile, other state agencies, such as the Department of Finance […]

Women rescued on Skyline Trail

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies, aided by state park rangers, rescued seven female hikers around 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, about one mile below the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway mountain station. One of the seven had notified authorities by cell phone at 6:14 p.m. that a member of the group was experiencing medical problems and could […]

Sex offender arrested in Anza

Sex offender arrested in Anza

Mid-morning, Aug. 15, investigators and officers with Riverside County’s multi-agency Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force went to a home in the 39000 block of Bautista Road in Anza, to check on a parolee and registered sex offender believed to be living there. Investigators located the man, Jeral Steven Cooley, 30, and also found […]

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