County closes area hiking trails

Last week, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Chief John R. Hawkins received approval from the Riverside County Board Supervisors to close seven hiking areas throughout...

Proposition 70 proposes to change cap-and-trade spending policy

Requires a one-time, two-thirds vote in both houses of the Legislature Proposition 70 proposes to change the way cap-and-trade revenues are deposited and spent beginning...

County corner: Oct. 20, 2011

The Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to make local campaign finances more transparent and consistent with state law. John Benoit, 4th District supervisor and also a former state assemblyman and state senator, proposed a resolution that would require candidates or their campaign committees to file the currently required reports online, rather than as a paper document.

Turnout for 2018 primary exceeds past patterns

The voter turnout for last week’s statewide primary election has been described as in terms of low and “no wave,” and as high and...

Scratch secession, convene constitutional confab

The state of South California is no longer 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s highest priority. Although he will spearhead a private effort to bring...

A strong El Niño is lurking in the future: May be very wet fall...

A fourth year of drought may be interrupted this fall and winter. The National Weather Service is forecasting “a significant and strengthening El Niño.”...

June 5, top two open primary — an explanation

On June 5, California holds its primary election. While the Republican presidential primary race will command most of the attention, primary elections will also...

Four candidates for HUSD seat

Four people have submitted applications to replace Bill Sanborn, Area 1 (Idyllwild) trustee, on the Hemet Unified School District Governing Board. The interviews to fill...

Cranston Fire continues fourth day

Hello, Idyllwild. News Editor’s note: Since Wednesday morning, I have been trapped in Banning. I did return to Idyllwild yesterday afternoon and this morning....

Prop 56 will increase cigarette tax and include electronic brands

Proposition 56 (The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016) proposes to amend the state constitution to increase current state excise...
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