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Predicting wildfire behavior in the future

Fire scientists from Maryland, Colorado and Riverside have collaborated to combine fire modeling with satellite data to develop a new method for predicting wildfire behavior in near real time. The resulting predictions will be more accurate and revised based on the fire’s actual behavior. For years, fire experts have researched and designed models for predicting […]

Reduce the stress of holiday air travel

Millions of travelers will pack airports, train and bus stations, and highways over the holidays to celebrate with family and friends. With the millions of folk heading out of town for the holidays, wide-eyed excitement may give way to airport agony, train terrors and road rage. Advance planning and expectation management can help people arrive […]

Lola’s kitchen: Pairing beer with food …

I always knew that certain foods are enhanced when paired with specific wines, but I had no idea pairing can also be done with beer. In the past few months, J.P. Crumrine and I have attended the beer tasting at Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. At first I was skeptical; I’m not really a beer drinker. […]

Burglary victims dismayed at sheriff’s response

No additional burglaries have been reported in Idyllwild since Nov. 22, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, but some victims of the recent string of robberies have expressed dismay at the RCSD’s response to the recent rash of burglaries. A seemingly lack of follow-up from the first report and insufficient communication about progress have […]

Out Loud: A few kudos …

We produced a paper this week without either an interim operations manager or our incredible Halie, who is on maternity leave, as many of you know. She will be returning at the beginning of the year and though we all here are immensely excited about that, it will be difficult for her to leave little […]

Major injury in over-the-side crash

Friday afternoon, December 6th, a vehicle and its driver ended up 50 feet over the side of Highway 74 near Palm Canyon Drive in Anza, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. Mercy Air transported the individual to a nearby hospital. J.P. Crumrine can be reached […]

So you think you know the Hill?

So you think you know the Hill?

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, […]

Two tuberculosis cases do not make an outbreak

The Riverside County Department of Public Health has announced the detection of two cases of active tuberculosis in nearby high schools. In late October, one case was diagnosed in Vista Murrieta High School. A second case was diagnosed in an Indio High School student in November. While unusual, the two cases are unrelated, said Barbara […]

Past Tense: December 12, 2013

Past Tense: December 12, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 “Ma’s New Husband,” the first production of the Mountain Players, was a big hit. Evie Kretsinger and Leigh Dutton headed the cast. 60 years ago – 1953 Boxes were placed in village stores for gifts of food and clothing for American Indians on the Santa Rosa reservation. 55 years ago […]

Creature Corner - December 12, 2013

Creature Corner – December 12, 2013

Dear, Santa Paws ARF four-leggeds heard you were coming to town soon. So we put our furry little heads together and came up with our special wish list. We call it special because the ARF angels always tell us we are such special cats and dogs. Mrs. Magoo stepped right up as the spokescat for […]

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