Dry and drier: forecast drought

The recent flurry of rain and snowstorms have not yet made a significant addition to the Hill’s water supply. Consequently, the drought is expected...

Temecula’s Chuck Washington appointed as new 3rd District supervisor

On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Chuck Washington, Temecula city councilman and mayor pro tem, to fill the vacant 3rd District seat on...

Idyllwild Water looking at Stage 3 conservation; Foster Lake dry

Stage 3 water emergency is imminent depending upon how much rain and snow arrives this weekend, according to Idyllwild Water General Manager Tom Lynch. “We...

Some storm water compliance bills sent in error

In November 2014, California voters overwhelming approved Proposition 1, a bond measure to provide financing to increase water supply, provide clean, safe and reliable...

Dems still consider Ruiz vulnerable

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) represents California’s 36th Congressional District, which includes all of the Hill, is in danger, according to the Democratic Congressional...

Megadroughts may be part of SoCal’s future

A research report published on Feb. 12 predicts “megadroughts” for California, droughts much larger than historical droughts. Two NASA scientists and a colleague with the...

Another effort to repeal state fire fee

Once again a state legislator is attempting to repeal the controversial state fire prevention fee. Last week, Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), introduced Senate...

Transfer Station recycle fee remains

The $25 drop-off fee for certain e-waste recycling at the Idyllwild Transfer Station remains in place, according to Mike Williams of Waste Management Inc.,...

IFPD cancels finance meeting

Nancy Layton, chair of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Finance Committee, in consultation with fire Chief Patrick Reitz canceled the committee’s Feb. 17 meeting....

Pine Cove Water sets public hearing for rate increases

The Pine Cove Water District directors will hold a public hearing on April 1 to garner comments from residents and customers about proposed rate...
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