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News of Record: March 12, 2015

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station did not provide fire logs for last week. Sheriff’s log The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station responded to the following...

BOE lowers gasoline excise tax rate 6 cents

Last month, members of the California State Board of Equalization voted to lower the excise tax rate for gasoline by 6 cents beginning July...

Readers Write: Abatement law concerns

Confused by news of a new fire abatement law? Here’s some simple points: 1) Representation. A local committee drafting a local law should have more...

Sports: Town Hall basketball season ends

Town Hall Sports Coordinator Richard Mozeleski gave these reports on Kids Basketball: Good stuff: Wow, what an ending to Town Hall youth hoops 2014-15. The...

The 2015 Mountain Community Patrol board

The 2015 Mountain Community Patrol Board of Directors posed for this photo. The members (front row, from left) are Jon Engle, 2nd vice president; Judi Milin, secretary; and Annamarie Padula, treasurer. Back row, from left are John Edminston, president;  Bob Rahman, vice president; and Mel Goldfarb and  Brian Lodge, members at large.

Talking soil

Ben White discusses soil preparation and quality to the Garden Club at the general meeting open to the public Tuesday, March 3, at the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church.

Living Free holds community meeting

Ed O’Rourke (back to camera), chair of the Living Free Board of Directors, addresses a gathering of volunteers, staff and residents at a “Town Hall” gathering Saturday morning to discuss the new efforts to rebuild and rebrand the sanctuary. The new leadership reports that more pets were adopted out in 2014 than in the entire 30-year history of the organization. At the current rate of adoptions, this may reach 300 pets for 2015.

Eagle count Saturday at Lake Hemet

The last of four Saturday bald eagle counts will take place Saturday morning, March 14. This is the 36th year of the eagle counts. During...

Book clubs abound on the Hill

Reading is usually a solitary activity, just you and the author having an intimate conversation. But in Idyllwild, that’s not always the case. Though we do have an unusual number of readers in our small community, we also have a long history of groups of people meeting on a regular basis to share their love of reading, literature and the written word. I recently put out the word that the Idyllwild Library would like to support the many book groups in our area by requesting several copies of their next book choice from other branches of the Riverside County Library System and its Inland Library Network partners. We offered to make them available for check-out here at the library. The response was exciting and warmed my librarian’s heart.

Obituary: Deanna Collins

Deanna Collins of Idyllwild passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Deanna loved...