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Past Tense - December 19, 2013

Past Tense – December 19, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The Banning Water Company reported that 10 inches of surface water was added to its supply after the earthquake. Officials weren’t certain whether it was due to the quake or the storm.   60 years ago – 1953 Efren Reveles, U.S. Forest Service foreman in Idyllwild, was stunned that he […]

Preparedness group sets 2014 agenda

The board of directors of Mountain Disaster Preparedness met Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Idyllwild Library to discuss plans for 2014, an annual event for the past two years. “We also establish our mission for the coming year,” President Mike Feyder said. “Last year’s mission was community outreach, and we are going to continue that […]

Pamela Jordan next president of Idyllwild Arts

Pamela Jordan next president of Idyllwild Arts

Pamela Jordan, Head of School at the Chicago Academy for the Arts will become the next President of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation. Jordan will begin at Idyllwild Arts in July 2014. “I am thrilled that Pamela has accepted the position of President. IAF is a marvelous institution with a legacy of commitment to creativity and […]

So you think you know the Hill? - December 19, 2013

So you think you know the Hill? – December 19, 2013

This week you are again challenged to identify the particular spot depicted in this Hill photograph. It might be the exterior of a building or surrounding grounds of a commercial, governmental or nonprofit premises, or a public place in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley or Mountain Center. The prize is tickets to the Rustic Theatre, […]

News of Record - December 19, 2013

News of Record – December 19, 2013

Fire log Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls Monday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 15:   Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Dec. 9 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Dec. 10 — Three medical aids, Idyllwild. Dec. 10 — Municipal alarm system; malicious false alarm, Idyllwild. Dec. 10 — Traffic collision with no injuries, Idyllwild. […]

Work scheduled on Highway 74 for Friday, Dec. 20

Caltrans has announced that the Hemet maintenance crew will conduct a flagging operation near Cranston Fire Station on Friday, Dec. 20. The slow down is needed to repair a section of the Hwy. 74 on the eastbound side. The operation will last from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Thursday, Dec. 18

Earlier this afternoon, Wednesday, Dec. 18, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Southern California Mountains, including the Hill, from Thursday morning, Dec. 19, into Thursday night. The NWS forecasts snow to begin falling late Thursday morning and accumulation between 3 and 5 inches by evening. During Thursday night, additional accumulation […]

Bark beetles returning

Warnings were the highlight of the December Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting. With help from the diminishing rain in the past several years, bark beetle populations are resurging and beginning to kill more pines on the Hill. As more lumber needs to be ground, the grinding station is seeking a larger and more secure water […]

Local inn experiences theft

Local inn experiences theft

  After a rash of break-in burglaries, 15 reported, over the period Oct. 22 to Nov. 22, no new incidents have been reported through Dec. 8, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department log. No updates or press releases have been forthcoming by the RCSD. While the burglaries appear to have slowed or stopped, an […]

Open for business on Christmas day

The holidays are demanding of time and energy. Preparing a day of meals for family and friends can be a bit overwhelming. To avoid the fuss and muss, here are some local restaurants, delis and markets open Christmas day.   Restaurants Arribas, 25980 Highway 243, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 659-4960. The Country Club at […]

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