By J.P. Crumrine News Editor California has adopted and Hemet Unified School District is implementing the next educational reform — Common Core State Standards. What is CCSS and why is it implemented? In 2001, the U.S. Congress enacted the “No Child Left Behind Act,” which placed emphasis on setting high goals or standards […]
By Mimi and Hooch ARF’s Search and Rescue team members earned their badges this week. Reunited were Lilly, Daisy, Dudley, Anikia, Ochorra, Bruno and Cece. Four paws up to you, as you have become such a needed community addition. Ladybug is on to a new adventure with her forever human, and the diva of the […]
Rainfall in a high fire-hazard area is precious. Since July 1, the beginning of the 2013-14 rain year, Idyllwild (at the Keenwild Fire Station in Mountain Center) has received about 5.2 inches of rain — 50 percent greater than normal through October. Pine Cove has received about 4.8 inches of rain and 2 inches of […]
Long-time resident and local businesswoman Marge Muir received a call last Wednesday morning informing her that in accordance with the Affordable Care Act she would be receiving a new Medicare card. The caller wanted to confirm some information first. “He asked to confirm my address; the one he recited was not correct. Next he asked […]
Shelley Kibby will retire from the Idyllwild Nature Center this Thursday after 13 years as its interpreter. Kibby came to the Nature Center in 2000 after working for a historic park in Banning, the Gilman Ranch. When the interpreter position became available at the Nature Center, Peggy Parker, an Idyllwild resident (and a big supporter […]
Gilman Springs Road in San Jacinto is closed to through traffic between Highway 60 to Bridge Street, and Alessandro Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between Theodore Street to Gilman Springs Road until Wednesday, Dec. 4. Riverside County Transportation Department will be reconstructing the roads. The detour northbound is Highway 79 to Highway […]
Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone will be at the Idyllwild Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, to meet with constituents. To make an appointment, call Legislative Assistant Rose Esparza at 951-955-1030. Conference calls also are available for anyone unable to leave the Idyllwild area.
The Idyllwild Grinding Facility will be closed Saturdays from Dec. 1 through April 30, 2014. Monday through Friday operations will continue and green waste will be accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The facility will be closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday operations will resume May 3, 2014, […]
Mark and Diana Johnson proudly announce the birth of their first grandbaby. Emily Jae Spellman was born Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 20 inches long. Her parents are Scot and Stephanie (Johnson) Spellman of Escondido.