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Hill special District elections: Idyllwild and Pine Cove water settled, Idyllwild Fire and Fern Valley water open

One special district — Idyllwild Fire Protection District — is guaranteed an election on August 27. Fern Valley Water District may need one, but the residents in the other two Hill water districts — Idyllwild and Pine Cove — will not need to cast a vote to fill the expiring seats. Only IFPD Commission President […]

243 Fire and a vehicle drives off Highway 243

243 Fire and a vehicle drives off Highway 243

Wednesday night, May 22, was busy and dangerous for local fire crews. A house on Highway 243 near Foster Lake burned. The “243’ Fire was reported about 11:45 p.m. “We and Station 23 [Pine Cove] reached the scene about the same time,” said Capt. James Reyes, Idyllwild Fire Department. “It was on hill and tough […]

Time to file for special district election

The three local water districts — Fern Valley, Idyllwild and Pine Cove — and the Idyllwild Fire District have scheduled their election of board members for the August. Victors will take office Friday, Dec. 2. The nomination period begins Monday, May 6. The Declaration of Candidacy (and other papers) must be filed with the Riverside […]

IFPD cancels April 9 meeting

Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz announced that the regularly scheduled commission meeting for April 9 has been canceled. Reitz said the commission did not have enough business to warrant a meeting. The next regular IFPD Commission meeting is scheduled for April 23 at the Fire Station.

Idyllwild house burns early Easter morning

Idyllwild house burns early Easter morning

Fire totally destroyed a home on Village View Dr. before sunrise Easter morning. Idyllwilld Fire Captain James Reyes was the incident commander. He the loss was total and the neighbor saved the occupant’s life, Reyes added. At approximately 2:30 a.m. Paul Colucci was awakened when his neighbor, Robert Peek came to his door. Colucci’s house […]

House Fire

House Fire

Idyllwild Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 54000 block of Pine Crest Ave. about 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Smoke engulfed the residents, however the fire threat was quickly located and extinguished before serious damage occurred.

Small structure fire Feb. 13

Small structure fire Feb. 13

Sparks spewing from a chimney in Royal Pines prompted a call to 911 around 7:15p.m. Wednesday night. Idyllwild Fire responded to the scene and quickly located the issue. No injuries were reported and the scene was cleared within about a half hour.

Commission finds IFPD budget in good shape for rest of year

After five months of the fiscal year, Idyllwild Fire Department has spent about 47 percent of its projected budget. Total expenditures through November were about $800,000, of which nearly 70 percent ($563,000) was for salaries and benefits.

Lake Fulmor rescue

Lake Fulmor rescue

Gary Fox of Cathedral City was with his rottweiler and neighbor for an afternoon of fishing at Lake Fulmor Friday. Fox was walking down an icy path with his dog and slipped, suffering a laceration and a possible broken femur. He was transported by Idyllwild Fire to Desert Regional Medical Center. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

New Idyllwild Fire Chief

New Idyllwild Fire Chief

Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone gave the oath of office to Patrick Reitz, Idyllwild’s new Fire Chief Wednesday morning.

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