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Creature Corner: April 2, 2020

Flora Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats talked about pregnant Flora.  Zeus: Well? Any kitten news? Bear: Yes! Flora delivered six healthy kittens on Friday morning.   Zeus: Yippee! I’m going to take a peek.      

How to foster a love of music in children

By Metro Editorial ServiceContributed  Music enriches people’s lives in myriad ways. Age is of no consideration when it comes to benefitting from and appreciating music, but it seems that young people in particular have a lot to gain from music education. According to the New England Board of Higher Education, various...

News of Record: April 2, 2020

Cal Fire Here are some recent Cal Fire calls by station. Station 23 - Pine Cove • March 23 — Traffic collision, 8:12 a.m.  • March 25 — Intentional overdose, 6:26 p.m.  • March 27 — Inaccessible rescue, 9:38 a.m.

Locals express concern over short-term rentals and non-essential business operations

A homemade sign telling visitors to go home was visible on Highway 243 near Marian View Drive Friday morning. Photo by Steve Brown California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a “Stay-at-Home” order and the closure of non-essential businesses that the majority of locals are working to adhere to in order to...

COVID-19 testing increases county-wide

As COVID-19 testing increases in Riverside County, so does the number of confirmed cases, but that is expected. As of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, there were 371 confirmed cases (up from 59 last week) and 13 deaths (up from six last week) related to COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases in the area of Idyllwild-Pine...

PCT becoming more dangerous for hikers

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), a male hiker was with three other hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) near Apple Canyon Road and Bonita Vista Road in Mountain Center on Friday, when he lost traction and fell into a gorge. The other hikers were unable to access him due...

Local businesses get creative and step outside the box

The Covid-19 Survival Box at the Candy Cupboard. Photo by Jennifer Mckee Idyllwild has always been a resilient town. Tiny — but mighty — business owners are getting creative to keep a stream of revenue.  Many have taken advantage of Zoom and other video conferencing apps to hold meetings,...

Two local artists giving back

Jon Bauer’s ‘Butterflies are Free.’ Acrylic and plaster on Canvas with poured resin, size: 30 inches by 40 inches. Photo courtesy of Jon Bauer In these difficult and changing times, everyone is trying to find a way to hang onto what they have. Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery has been...

One collision on Highway 74 last week

According to CHP Officer Matt Napier, at approximately 2:45 a.m. on March 22, Elena Galo Santillan, 51 of Calexico, was driving a black 2009 Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Highway 74 near Devils Ladder Road when she fell asleep at the wheel. Her vehicle drifted to the right through the intersection and collided with an...

CDC coronavirus testing decision likely to haunt nation for months to come

By Rachana Pradhan  Kaiser Health News    As the novel coronavirus snaked its way across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early February distributed 200 test kits it had produced to more than 100 public health labs run by states and counties nationwide.  Each...
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