Brush fire breaks out on Easter night

At about 10 p.m. Easter night, a 75-foot-by-75-foot vegetation fire in heavy brush broke out on Saunders Meadow Road, south of the Idyllwild Transfer Station. The Idyllwild Fire Department quickly contained it, said Chief Patrick Reitz. The U.S. Forest Service responded to the scene and the two agencies controlled the Saunders Fire. The Forest Service is investigating the cause of the fire.

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Pretrial activities begin for Pinyon homicide case

Trial preparations for Robert Pape and Cristin Smith, charged with the 2006 Pinyon murders of Jon Hayward, Vicki Friedli and Vicki’s daughter Becky, began...

3.4 tremor in Anza

On Easter night, a large (magnitude 3.4) earthquake occurred about 9 miles west/southwest of Anza and 18 miles east of Temecula. This shake was...

Rescue of injured PCT hiker

A female Pacific Crest Trailer hiker, Konstanze, 35, of Austria, was hiking with a small group near San Jacinto Peak on Wednesday, March 28, when she slipped and injured her knee. It seemed to be fine, but once they stopped at the emergency hut near the peak, she could no longer move it or put any weight on it. 

Helter-skelter prices at the pump provoke mixed reactions

Californians already pay more on average for gasoline than motorists in other states. Now they’re watching as prices spiral upward to levels not seen...

Does county risk injured lives ignoring IFPD’s medical response capability?

Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz and the fire commission are concerned, actually upset, over Riverside County’s inability, perhaps unwillingness, to employ the “closest-available unit”...

Fire commission to hold workshop on possible parcel-fee increase

During its March 27 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission set a workshop next month to look at revenue sources, approved two...

Forest Service burning on Thomas Mountain

The U.S. Forest Service plans to resume burns on Thomas Mountain today, April 2. In January, the Forest Service burned about 240 acres. About...

Business Memberships growing

By Jack Clark Co-publisher and general counsel Two recent additions have brought the number of our business memberships up to 19; David Cutter Certified Financial Planner...
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