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Rancher seeks to rebuild; stymied by bureaucratic glitch

Last Saturday, Allan Tiso stood on his ranch talking to Team Rubicon USA volunteers who had arrived bright and early to help clear his...

County has cleaned up what was left of four homes destroyed...

Several residents of Idyllwild and Mountain Center are still actively dealing with the consequences of the Cranston Fire. For them, the fire didn’t just...

EMD: Cranston Fire cost several departments $1 million

The Cranston Fire has cost several Riverside County departments close to $1 million, according to figures released this week to the Town Crier by...

Quiet Skies Idyllwild seeks more participation from ‘92549ers’

Quiet Skies Idyllwild is reaching out to get help from more people in the 92549 zip code in their effort to get the Federal...

Access to primary care on the Hill: nonexistent for low-income residents

Updated: Aug. 31, 2018. Updates are in italics. According to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Idyllwild-Pine Cove’s low-income residents travel an...

Closed-campus rules implemented at Idyllwild School

It’s early August and fall is approaching. “Judi,” a fictitious Idyllwild School mom, is scrambling to buy school supplies, and new shoes and clothes...

Residents build momentum in effort to bring quiet skies back to...

Concerned about increased commercial air traffic over the Hill, and wanting to preserve peace and tranquility in the San Jacinto Mountains, several residents have formed...

Health care on the Hill — your thoughts, please

Editor’s note: Debra Varnado had an experience causing her to question emergency healthcare on the Hill. She plans to follow up on this issue...

Idyllwild residents help make dreams come true in Haiti

Institut Edeline in Croix-des-Bouquets, (Beudet) Haiti, is built of concrete and lots of rebar to fortify it against the destructive earthquakes and hurricanes that...

Fire spotters keep sights on ‘Jewel of the Mountains’

Idyllwild residents live in one of the most wildfire-prone forests in the country, with vivid, scorched reminders of past blazes dotting the evacuation routes...
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