More moisture, but El Niño still to come

As 2015 ended, the Hill received its biggest rainstorm in more than year. During the pre-Christmas storm on Dec. 22, the U.S. Forest Service’s...

Top local stories of 2015

El Niño conditions or patterns, which have recently become daily conversation on the Hill, are not defined by the amount of precipitation. Rather, the National Weather Service defines them as higher-than-normal sea-surface temperatures along the equator from the coast of South America to the central Pacific Ocean.

Tree falls; power still out to Fern Valley homes

The strong winds, Saturday, Dec. 26, blew steadily all morning in Idyllwild. Gusts were between 40 and 50 miles per hour, according to the...

BREAKING NEWS: Edison power outage until later this afternoon, Saturday

Southern California Edison acknowledges a power failure in the Idyllwild-Pine Cover area affecting an estimated 425 customers. Edison estimates that most interrupted services will...

News of Record: December 24, 2015

Fire log the Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Monday to Sunday, Dec. 14 to 20. Idyllwild • Dec. 14 — No responses. • Dec. 15...

Forest Service has budget through September

Before recessing for the holidays, the U.S. Congress passed an omnibus appropriations bill to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal...

Water revenue falling at Idyllwild Water: New directors on board

While business at the Dec. 16 Idyllwild Water District board meeting was routine, the meeting itself was distinctive and noteworthy. Not only did the...

Ballot measure submitted to allow tiered water rates

A ballot measure for the 2016 November general election, which would allow water districts to restore tiered rates, has been submitted to the state...

Holiday closings: December 25, 2015

Hill businesses and institutions that will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, to observe Christmas are: • Area post offices (closes noon Thursday) • BBVA Compass Bank •...

Idyllwild Fire commission and Finance Committee meet together: Role of committee...

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission and its Finance Committee met in a rare joint session. The purpose was to discuss...
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