Purvis to replace Borja as Hemet Station commander

Capt. Leonard Purvis will replace Capt. Joe Borja on Thursday, Feb. 16, as the new commander of the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Hemet Station....

Utility pole along Highway 74 to be replaced

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Caltrans has scheduled road work on Highway 74 in Mountain Center near Keen Camp Road. A Hot Line Construction crew will...

Riverside County budget outlook worsening: Fire and sheriff’s services under microscope

The Riverside County budget doesn’t play fair. The fiscal year 2016-17 budget, which the Riverside County Board of Supervisors adopted this fall, was very...

More rain falls, exceeding yearly average

Inclement weather returned to the Hill last week. Fortunately, Saturday and Sunday were dry. On Friday, some drizzling rain fell throughout the Hill, but on...

Stone Creek Fuels Reduction Pile Burning Project

Cal Fire (the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection), in cooperation with California State Parks, will be conducting a prescribed burn consisting of...

News of Record: Feb. 9, 2017

Sheriff’s log The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station responded to the following calls Sunday to Saturday, Jan. 29 to Feb. 4. Idyllwild • Jan. 29 —...

Hill responds to EMT tragedy

On Monday, Jan. 23, Stacey Warriner, 44, an EMT with the Morongo Fire Department, Morongo Public Safety Division, was on her way to work...

Two crashes on Hill roads last week

California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Darren Meyer reported two crashes on Hill roads over the last week. At about 1:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4,...

Hikers and dog spend a cold overnight before being rescued

According to a Mt. San Jacinto State Parks report, rangers received a 911 call from the Riverside County Sheriff’s on Saturday of a single...

Rock slide closes Hwy. 243

Last week’s snow and rain caused several rock slides throughout Southern California. Here, a boulder blocking Highway 243 in the Poppet Flat area, south of Banning, is split and removed. Photo courtesy Terri Kasinga, Caltrans
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