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Forest open, road closure order expires June 30

On March 18, the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) announced the closing of most of its internal Forest System Roads. The closures...

March rains ending, spring likely arriving in April

During March 2023, the Hill has experienced a very consistent weather pattern. Rainstorms, of varying strength, arrived Monday or Tuesday and moved...

Mitigate wildfire dangers with MCFSC grant

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council (MCFSC) has access to nearly $2 million of federal funding to help harden homes, to make...

Ambulance contract under county scrutiny

For the first time since 2015, when Riverside County awarded the emergency ambulance service contract to American Medical Response (AMR), the county’s...

State to study possible consolidation of Thomas Mountain and Lake Hemet...

Thomas Mountain Mutual Water Association (TMMWA), in Garner Valley, and the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District (LHMWD) are working with the Small...

March winds and rain refuse to allow the ‘lamb’ to appear

“In like a lion and out like a lamb” is the common adage describing March weather, but in 2023 the lamb version...

County holds small meetings on possible STR changes

The discussion, debate and controversy over short-term rentals (STRs), especially in the Idyllwild and Pine Cove neighborhoods and the Wine Country, continues...

County EMD collecting storm damage data

The Riverside County Emergency Management Department (EMD) wants to know whether your home or business was damaged due to any of the...

Plenty of rain in 2023 and more coming

Daylight saving time is here and the calendar says spring has arrived. But on the Hill, despite some milder temperatures, the winter...

Supervisors approve construction contract for public restrooms

At its March 7 meeting, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the contract and added costs for construction of public...
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