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Protection sought for flying squirrel

In early April, the Center for Biological Diversity announced its intention to fight for federal protection of the San Bernardino flying squirrel, a native to both the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains. No sightings of the flying squirrel in the San Jacinto Mountains have been confirmed for several decades. And a recent five-year wildlife […]

Don’t be scammed: Fake IRS scam …

As if tax season isn’t stressful enough, scammers are busy pretending to be IRS officials demanding payment via prepaid debit cards, wire transfers or credit cards. Refusal to pay results in threats of arrest, deportation or driver’s license suspension. In an alert the Federal Trade Commission issued on April 7 warning the public about the fake […]

Garcia seeks state Senate seat

Garcia seeks state Senate seat

California State Senate District 28 is currently vacant and Idyllwild voters will see five names on the June 3 primary ballot. Democratic candidates are Philip Drucker of La Quinta and Anna Nevenic of Palm Springs. On the other side are three Republicans — Bonnie Garcia of Cathedral City, Glenn Miller of Indio and Jeff Stone […]

Stone ramps up fundraising

Three Republicans have announced their intentions to fill the vacant state Senate District 28 seat, representing Idyllwild. Locals will recognize 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone. Some will remember Bonnie Garcia. From 2002 through 2008, she represented Assembly District 80 (eastern Riverside County and all of Imperial County). The third candidate is Glenn Miller, a current […]

State Parks need improvement: Consultant optimistic for future

Editor’s note: In June, California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird and California State Parks Director Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), unveiled Parks Forward, a collaborative initiative to undertake a top-to-bottom evaluation to improve and sustain California’s State Parks system. The effort responded to several issues involving misappropriation of the agency’s funding and […]

Don’t be scammed: Natural disaster scams …

Natural disasters provide a fertile feeding ground for scammers to take advantage of the generosity of those wishing to lend assistance. No matter the tragedy or the scope of devastation, scammers are furiously dialing for dollars, and the recent mudslides in Washington state have provided yet another opportunity for the public to fall prey to […]

Don’t get stung by the ‘I-215 Spring Sting’

Don’t get stung by the ‘I-215 Spring Sting’

The California Department of Transportation and Ames Construction Company are closing the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 215 between Iowa Avenue and Barton Road between 11:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. the following day on the Fridays and Saturdays of April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. The same will be closed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kindergarten registration soon

Hemet Unified School District kindergarten/transitional kindergarten registration begins Tuesday, April 15, and continues through the spring and summer at the Centralized Registration Office, 2085 W. Acacia Avenue, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 2, 2014, to register. Bring evidence of birth date, […]

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