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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 […]

News of Record: March 27, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, March 18 to Monday, March 24:   Idyllwild March 19 — Medical aid. March 22 — System malfunction. March 23 — Three medical aids. March 24 — Public service assistance. March 24 — False alarm or false call.   Sheriff’s log The Riverside […]

Attempted burglary at Swiss Fondue House

Attempted burglary at Swiss Fondue House

On Wednesday, March 26, at about 1:30 a.m., Antonietta Zuber was awakened by the sound of a motor vehicle outside the home she shares with her husband, Peter Zuber. “It was a large, white vehicle, extremely noisy,” she told the Town Crier, “perhaps a diesel.” It was pulling what appeared to be an empty utility […]

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 […]

Idyllwild Fire ambulance collections less than billings

At the third meeting of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Finance Committee, the members learned about the complicated processes of collecting fees for emergency medical service and for fighting fires outside the district. Chief Patrick Reitz explained that final ambulance payment depends on whether the individual has insurance and who the insurer is. Medicare and […]

Mountain Quilters also make teddy bears for those in need

Mountain Quilters also make teddy bears for those in need

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