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County supervisor’s schedule

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone will be at the Idyllwild Library from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, to meet with consitutents. He also will be at his Hemet office from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. To make an appointment, call […]

Federal loans available to help fire victims

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California residents and business owners that the Silver and Mountain fires affected, said U. S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen G. Mills announced Monday. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request Gov. Edmund G. Brown’s designated representative, Mark Ghilarducci, director […]

Hemet school district STAR scores mixed

Earlier this month, the California Department of Education released the results of the spring Standardized Testing and Reporting. Statewide the scores fell slightly compared to the 2012 results, according to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Idyllwild School results were mixed this year. Overall, 77 percent of the students were proficient or advanced in […]

Special workshop for fire victims with SBA

The Riverside County Office of Emergency Services has arranged two special workshops for Idyllwild and Hill residents who incurred damage and lost property during the recent Mountain and Silver fires. Representatives of the Small Business Administration will be available 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Idyllwild Nature Center and later from 6 to 8 […]

Firefighting budget draining

The number of wildland fires and the unusually dry weather caused the National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group to increase the national fire preparedness level to its highest point, PL-5, which signals very high activity. Summer 2008 was the last time the preparedness level was raised to five and the fifth time in 10 years. The raised […]

County supervisor’s schedule

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone will be at the Idyllwild Library from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, to meet with consitutents. He also will be at his Hemet office from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. To make an appointment, call […]

Low-interest loans for businesses affected by Mountain Fire

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest working capital federal disaster loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Mountain Fire that occurred July 15 to July 30, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills said Monday, Aug. 19. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received […]

A primer in the new national healthcare act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. The law provides for sweeping changes in the way consumers purchase healthcare coverage and the way insurance companies provide coverage. Some provisions of the act have already taken effect, with more provisions taking effect over the next several […]

Historic voter records available

Historians, researchers, and people exploring genealogy will have an new window to the past thanks to a new law Secretary of State Debra Bowen sponsored and the governor approved last Friday. California voter rolls will be available to the public after 100 years. Personal identifiers, such as Social Security and drivers license numbers, were not […]

Friday furloughs canceled in Riverside County

Riverside County offices previously closed one day a week as a result of county furloughs have resumed Friday operations as of last week. Many employees had shifted to a four-day, 10-hour work week as part of a 10 percent cut in compensation that most employees took for a year in order for the county to […]

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