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Fire meetings Aug. 23 and Aug. 29

Assemblyman Brian Nestande has organized a “Fire Suppression Roundtable” in Palm Springs, Friday Aug. 23. The following Thursday, Aug. 29, Riverside County is sponsoring a community workshop for people who lost homes or personal property because of the Mountain or Silver Fires. This meeting will be in Beaumont. For details of both meetings, see below. […]

County ready to help fire victims whose property was damaged or destroyed

The following was provided by Riverside County’s Assessor’s Office and Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office. Victims of recent wildfires whose property was damaged or destroyed may be eligible for property tax relief in Riverside County. In response to the disasters, Assessor-Clerk-Recorder Larry Ward and Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent have teamed up to assist victims countywide. Taxpayers may […]

Caltrans opens Highway 243 for weekend; traffic controls begin Monday, Aug. 19

Caltrans, in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire and the US Forest Service, will reopen State Route 243 to all traffic today, Friday, Aug. 16, at noon. No work will be conducted over the weekend to allow full access to residents and motorists. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 19, traffic control will be in place […]

Highway 243 may open Saturday

Cal Trans Public Information Officer Joy M. Sepulveda reported that Highway 243 may re-open Saturday, Aug. 17. A subcontractor was to begin repairing the metal beam guardrail Wednesday, Aug. 14, and will be working 12 hours shifts from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Highway 243 is estimated to be open by Saturday. An emergency project […]

Silent Valley now open

The evacuation order for the community of Silent Valley has been lifted according to a multi-agency press release. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the evacuation order for Silent Valley on the recommendation of all fire agencies. The official lifting of the order will be 2 p.m., today, Aug. 12. However, “The Silent Valley […]

BREAKING NEWS: Silver Fire 95 percent contained, Twin Pines evacuation lifted

BREAKING NEWS: Silver Fire 95 percent contained, Twin Pines evacuation lifted

UPDATE 7:15 A.M., Monday, Aug. 12 The Silver Fire news this morning, Aug. 12, is both good and tough. The fire’s size is now estimated to be 20,292 acres and it is 95 percent contained. Another firefighter sustained some injury. Details were not available. Eleven firefighters were hurt to some extent battling this Fire and […]


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