Congress approves disaster funds for wildfires

Borrowing of program funding ends The federal Omnibus 2018 funding bill also included changes to the way the funding for wildfire suppression will be made...

Forest Service seeks public comments for Edison powerline permit renewal

Editor’s note: This is from a U.S. Forest Service press release. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to reissue powerline permits to Southern California Edison...

New Medicare cards are coming

By Greg Dill Medicare Regional Administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the Pacific Territories In April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all...

State still fixing cannabis laws

Despite a proposition (64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act) passed in November 2016 and legislation (The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety...

Pinyon homicide trial pretrial motions begin

Courtroom battle within weeks The trial of Robert Lars Pape, 29, and Cristin Conrad Smith, 29, charged with multiple counts of murder, is supposed to...

Supervisors say ‘No’ to industrial hemp until state takes action

At its Feb. 27 meeting, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed, without discussion, an ordinance declaring a temporary moratorium on the cultivation...

Supervisors to hold workshop on cannabis regulation

On Tuesday, March 20, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop on the county’s cannabis ordinances and regulation, according to county...

State fire fee still draws challenges

Howard Jarvis plans to appeal litigation dismissal The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed a notice that it intends to appeal the December state Superior...

Idyllwild students and staff participate in nationwide walkout over gun violence

At 10 a.m., students at both Idyllwild Arts and Idyllwild Middle School walked out of their classrooms for 17 minutes. This "protest"took place across...

Fewer crimes reported in 2017

Violent crimes drop nearly 10 percent Overall, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported a slight decline in violent crimes during 2017. For the year, Part...
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