Two Hill traffic incidents during last week, one with serious injuries

  Two traffic incidents, one with serious injuries, marred Hill roads over the last week. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Ben Bolon, the first...

Idyllwild Fire Finance Committee still trying to improve reports

Although its contract accountant could not produce the financial reports for October, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Finance Committee did review some reports that...

Supervisors already proclaim local emergency due to El Niño

With all the warnings that the approaching El Niño weather pattern and its accompanying rains will be greater than the 1997-98 rainfall, the Riverside...

Portion of Pacific Crest Trail may re-open in spring 2016

In July 2013, the Mountain Fire burned more than 26,000 acres with both the fire and the immediate rainstorm destroying miles of the Pacific...

County considering regs for short-term home rentals

Short-term rentals within Riverside County are becoming more popular and now are within the purview of the Board of Supervisors. The subject was on...

State water conservation measures likely to extend through 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown issued his second executive order last Friday regarding water conservation this year. Last April, the governor’s first order mandated a 25-percent...

Art Alliance offers opportunity to honor Paris victims

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild has established three sites to enable locals to commemorate the horrific events that occurred in Paris last week. Tri-color boards...

County to take part in statewide emergency drill

Riverside County will participate in a hazardous-material response drill this week, along with numerous state and federal agencies. The drill involves a simulated response...

Near-hit spares injury to 45 children in a school bus

At 7:10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, a school bus carrying 45 students was traveling westbound on Highway 74, 1.1 miles west of McGaugh Road,...

Sandbags to be available throughout Hill

A single person attended the latest Mountain Emergency Service Committee meeting. But Kathleen Henderson, the Riverside County emergency services coordinator for the mountain, briefly...
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