Zika virus may pose danger to pregnancies: Precautions urged for travel...

The latest health-care concern is the rapidly spreading Zika virus. While primarily limited to South America, health officials are worried that it will eventually...

Proposed legislation would benefit volunteer fire departments

At the last Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission meeting, Paul Riggi, president of Volunteer Company 621, mentioned federal legislation that may benefit volunteer fire...

Idyllwild Water developing water source for Foster Lake

Foster Lake remains empty, reported Idyllwild Water District General Manager Tom Lynch. While some rain fell during December, “… most of the puddles are...

Silver and Democrats pouring thousands into race against Stone

Polls indicated the race for the state Senate District 28 seat between Republican incumbent Jeff Stone and Democratic challenger Joy Silver is tightening. Financial...

Voepel versus Elia in Assembly District 71

Assembly District 71 stretches from Idyllwild in Riverside County to the California border. Consisting mostly of rural mountain country or desert, much of the...

Newsom releases his ‘California for all’ budget

After less than one week in office, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his proposed budget for fiscal year...

County’s next budget tight and tough, but growing

While the Riverside County Board of Supervisors was pleased with the early report of budget conditions for the next five years, it also realized...

Wildfires impact firefighters’ mental health

By Betsy Schwartz Vice President, Public Education and Strategic Initiatives National Council for Behavioral Health As wildfires burn throughout California — making this the worst fire season...

Money still important in District Attorney race

If campaign contributions were votes, incumbent District Attorney Michael Hestrin will be easily re-elected over challenger Lara Gressley. But dollars are not votes and...

2015 tax changes include health-care updates

Most taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18, to file their 2015 returns and pay any taxes due. That’s because Emancipation Day, a holiday...
s2Member®