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Several earthquakes on and near the HIll

In the past week, several earthquakes occurred on the Hill and in nearby areas. All were less than 3.0 magnitude. On Monday, April 7 about 7 p.m., a 2.6 magnitude tremor occurred about 11 miles south of Aguanga. On Wednesday, April 9, two more quakes shook the Hill softly. About 7:50 a.m., a 2.5 magnitude […]

Today, Sunday, March 2, the National Weather Service has no warnings or watches posted for the Hill. As the remnants of the last storm will pass over the Idyllwild today, a few remaining showers and flurries may still occur. But at 9 a.m., some sunshine was passing through the thinning clouds and shadows were observable […]

Mountain Fire victims can speak to Small Business Adminstration Thursday in Idyllwild

On Thursday, Aug. 29, the Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services will host an informational meeting for business owners affected by the July Mountain Fire. The meeting will be held at the Idyllwild Nature Center, 25225 Highway 243 in Idyllwild and will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Representatives from the Federal Small Business […]

Strong Fire out, but was burning in Idyllwild

Strong Fire out, but was burning in Idyllwild

The Strong Fire has been quickly contained. The fire was reported shortly after noon today, Aug. 5. It started near Strong Drive and was moving south towards Tahquitz View Drive. Firefighters from Idyllwild Fire Department, Cal Fire, and the U.S. Forest Service immediately surrounded the blaze, which produced several clouds of smoke. At this time […]

Free composting workshop in Idyllwild on Saturday, June 8

The Riverside County Waste Management Department will host a free backyard composting workshop in Idyllwild on Saturday (June 8). Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner. Compost can be used to enrich the soil in gardens, […]

Mark Dean Boston Marathon race updates and final time; Dean and wife OK after explosions

Mark Dean and wife Margie are OK following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Dean had finished his race about 20 minutes prior to the two blasts and both he and Margie were several blocks away from the explosions when they occurred. Mark Dean, Pine Cove resident, is running in the Boston Marathon. Live updates […]

4.7 magnitude quake near Anza rocks Hill

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Hill just before 10 a.m. Monday, March 11. Initially reported as a 5.2 quake by the United States Geological Survey, the temblor was preceded by 6 foreshocks, the largest of which was a 2.7 magnitude at 10:36 a.m. The quake was centered 12.4 miles east southeast of Anza, at […]

Town Hall GSOB meeting; two more infected trees in Idyllwild

Town Hall GSOB meeting; two more infected trees in Idyllwild

There was an audible gasp when Mountain Battalion Chief Gregg Bratcher announced to a packed Town Hall meeting that there are two more confirmed Goldspotted oak borer infected trees in Idyllwild …

Double assault at the Chevron; local arrested

Double assault at the Chevron; local arrested

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies arrested local Alfredo Tartaglia on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. According to an RCSD Hemet station press release, Tartaglia was arrested after witnesses and a surveillance video confirmed his identity. Deputies arrested him at his residence after a brief struggle and booked him into the […]

CAL FIRE removes infected Idyllwild oak

CAL FIRE removes infected Idyllwild oak

CAL FIRE crews removed a 140-year-old California black oak (quercus kelloggii), the first local casualty of the Goldspotted Oak Borer that has killed over 80,000 trees in San Diego County. The removal process, which closed Highway 243 in both directions just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, took about 45 minutes. GSOB targets California […]

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