Youth Grantmakers award $4,000 to nonprofits

The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers held its fifth-annual grant award ceremony on Thursday, March 16, in the Idyllwild School cafeteria. Sixteen Idyllwild Middle School students...

Copter evacuates injured hiker from Suicide Rock

By Marshall Smith Staff Reporter   Cal Fire performed a successful helicopter evacuation of an injured hiker from the Sunshine Face of Suicide Rock on Sunday, March...

News of Record: March 16, 2017

Sheriff’s log The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station responded to the following calls Sunday to Saturday, March 5 to 11. Idyllwild • March 5 — Unlawful...

Pine Cove Water District is building cash reserves: Water reserves coming...

While its wells may be slowly recovering, the Pine Cove Water District has seen its reserves climb this winter. At the board’s March 8 meeting,...

MAST hears about snow problems, too

The wet winter does not alleviate fire season, it simply creates different threats, Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins said during the March meeting...

Active-shooter training at MEMSCOMM meeting

The Thursday, March 16, Mountain Emergency Services Committee meeting will feature a training on what to do if one is in an environment where...

12 eagles spotted in SoCal

Saturday was the fourth and last bald eagle count of the 2016-17 season. Volunteers, also known as citizen scientists, and federal and state biologists spotted 12 bald eagles at various Southern California lakes. The nesting adult pair at Lake Hemet was among the dozen eagles seen this weekend.

Propane prices steady as winter season ends

Forecast to be higher next winter Editor’s Note: The winter heating season historically runs October through March. This ends our review of Hill propane prices...

Fire budget cuts not received with acclaim

In order to find nearly $12 million of saving, Hawkins presented several steps, including imposing a fee for emergency medical services, closing Station 63 in Poppet Flats, and employing more two-person medic squads in place of three-person engines in rural and outlying areas (such as Garner Valley). The immediate response from the supervisors was neither enthusiastic nor complacent toward accepting Hawkins’ proposals. County Executive Jay Orr introduced the presentation and explained its intent. “We see clouds on the horizon and increased communication with the board is needed to have their direction.”

Indivisibles hear from elected officials staff

The Idyllwild Indivisibles met again Monday, March 6, this time at Buckhorn Camp. At this meeting, guests from Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s and Rep. Dr....
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