Local kills power for more than 2,000, twice

Southern California Edison reported power was out for two hours to more than 2,300 customers in Idyllwild, Saturday afternoon April 7. Then it...

Idyllwild Water plans special meeting with rate study consultant

The Idyllwild Water District has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. The meeting will be in the District’s Board Room. Representatives...

Mira Loma man killed in motorcycle crash on Hwy. 74

A 40-year-old Mira Loma man riding a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Highway 74 died when he lost control of his bike and...

Forest Service completes Thomas Mountain burns

The pile and broadcast burns on Thomas Mountain were completed yesterday. Over three days, the U.S. Forest Service burned about 570 acres, according to...

Missing PTSD veteran’s last location may be Idyllwild

Niccolas Anthony Rados, 28, was discharged from Bellevue Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on Feb. 22. He logged onto a Pacific Crest Trail...

Forest Service burning on Thomas Mountain

On Monday, April 2, the U.S. Forest Service resumed burns on Thomas Mountain. In January, the Forest Service burned about 240 acres....

Several collisions on Hill roads last week

The individual who died in a March 24 traffic collision on Highway 74 near Pinyon has been identified as John Davis, 76, of Mountain...

Charles-Stigall resigns from IFPD commission

Another Idyllwild special-district director has stepped down from office because of health reasons. Jeannine Charles-Stigall, commissioner of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District since 2009, submitted...

Fuels reduction continues along Hwy. 243

Under the direction of Nochella Hunes, forestry assistant for Cal Fire, Bautista crews and Caltrans worked together to remove trees and reduce the volume of other fuels along Highway 243 just south of town recently. Traffic was limited to one lane during their efforts.

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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