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Idyllwild Pines Camp announces new executive director

Idyllwild Pines Camp announces new executive director

Idyllwild Pines Camp and Conference Center has selected Kevin Relyea as its next executive director. A former Forbes 500 CEO and past IPCC board president, Relyea began his role on Jan. 1. “We chose Kevin because of his love of God through Christ, his passion for youth and his executive experience, coupled with his leadership […]

Out Loud: Party animals …

Jack and I recently observed the massive number of events and causes such a small town produces, sometimes so massive that people may just sit back and let them all go by without supporting any. To name a few: theater performances; musical events; art shows and events; author and speaker series; raffles; tours; dance performances; […]

Clubs: Books, gardens, astronomy and friends

Clubs: Books, gardens, astronomy and friends

Idyllwild Contemporary Book Club For its inaugural reading, this new book club will launch into Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior.” The first meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Nature’s Wisdom. For more information, call Gina Genis at 659-6256 …   Idyllwild Garden Club Christine Lampe will talk on bee-friendly gardening at the next […]

Don’t be Scammed: Work-at-home programs …

“Work at home” and “be your own boss” opportunities are in abundance online but not all of them are legitimate. State and federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, have been taking action against companies promising work-at-home opportunities targeting the unemployed. The Online Entrepreneur was said to have swindled consumers by selling a website program […]

Fern Valley considers expanded leak detection program

Leak detection was discussed thoroughly during last week’s Fern Valley Water District meeting. Following up on President Robert Krieger’s suggestion during the February meeting, General Manager Steve Erler said he had contacted American Leak Detection about the possibility of surveying the district’s entire pipeline system. A decision was not made during the meeting, but Erler […]

IWD requesting disadvantaged status from state

Idyllwild Water District’s quest for greater funding and cost sharing from the state for the district’s proposed recycled water facility is inching forward, according to General Manager Tom Lynch at the board’s meeting last week. The state water agencies rely on the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for calculating the community’s median household income. […]

Revised Community Wildfire Protection Plan being prepared

Revised Community Wildfire Protection Plan being prepared

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council hosted the second meeting to plan the 2014 Community Wildfire Protection Plan last week. The group’s goal is to have the new CWPP completed by early fall. Before it is finished, President Mike Esnard plans at least one community meeting to discuss and garner public thoughts and recommendations. All […]

Past Tense: March 27, 2014

Past Tense: March 27, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Plans called for completion of the Idyllwild-Banning Highway by summertime. 60 years ago – 1954 Three search parties were looking for three teenage boys lost in the mountains. They finally emerged, unhurt but hungry, in Tahquitz Canyon. 55 years ago – 1959 Woodland Park Manor and Idyll-a-Wyle Cabins changed hands. […]

Bagpipers plan another summer concert

Bagpipers plan another summer concert

Organizers met Saturday at Gary Parton’s Alpen Glow Lilac Gardens to discuss the return of the University of California, Riverside’s Bag Pipe Band to Idyllwild …

I-10 offramp closed in Banning

The Riverside County Transportation Department is doing work in Banning, closing the I-10 on- and off-ramps at Sunset Avenue until 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27. The work involves relocating utilities, grading and repaving. The detours are: I-10 eastbound may exit at Sunset Avenue south to Lincoln and Westward; I-10 eastbound exit 22nd Street to Ramsey […]

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