Approximately 66,000 vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed to voters starting Monday (July 29) for the Rancho California Water District and Idyllwild Fire Protection District mail ballot election on August 27. Ballots should arrive in mailboxes by the end of the week. To be counted, the Registrar of Voters office must receive the voted ballots by […]
Only the Idyllwild Fire Protection District will need an election in 2013. The Fire district has four candidates to fill three seats. The only incumbent seeking re-election is IFPD Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall, who was second in a field of six in her first race in 2009. The other three candidates also have or had […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.