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Steele T53 at the Barracuda

Brendan Steele earned 17 Modified Stableford points at the Barracuda Championship in Northern California last week to tie for 53rd place.  Statistics were somewhat limited at this tournament, but over the four days the Idyllwild native’s drives found 78.57% of the fairways, allowing him to hit 69.44% of the greens in regulation. 

Farmers Market to implement changes

According to Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) Board President Stephanie Yost, an Agricultural and Standards Investigator with the County of Riverside was in town this past Sunday and stopped by the Farmers Market after seeing the sign advertising the market. He offered some information to Yost that ICC was unaware of and is now working to implement. 

Quarter-acre fire last week

A photo of the smoke column from Hemet. The fire was called in at about 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22. Photo by Jack Hansen The U.S. Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) received a call for a vegetation fire about 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22. The fire was located off...

Reminder: File to run for local office

By Riverside CountyContributed In preparation for candidate filing under COVID-19 restrictions, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters is encouraging contact-less filing options for candidates who wish to run for local office in the Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. Candidate filing concludes on Aug. 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. Candidates can...

Update on Caltrans’ culvert work

Travel along highways 74 and 243 has increased since stay-at-home restrictions have loosened up. However, expect delays traveling both highways, up to 20-30 minutes.  “Culvert work continues on State Route 74 and State Route 243,” wrote Philip Havins, Caltrans public information officer for maintenance, in an email last week....

Riverside County tax roll grows, impacts of COVID yet to be seen

By Riverside CountyContributed Strong demand for inland real estate led to a nearly 6% increase in property values in Riverside County going into 2020, according to Riverside County’s Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.  Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Peter Aldana announced today that the taxable value of all property in Riverside County for the current year...

Hang up on business impostor scams

By Jabari Cook Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC  Scammers love to use the same old tricks in new ways. One of their favorites is to pose as a business or government official to pressure you into sending them money or personal information. Now, some scammers are pretending to be popular online shopping websites,...

PCPOA to discuss CSA 38 budget

By Richard SchwartzPCPOA president The Pine Cove Property Owners Association (PCPOA) is planning a Saturday, Aug. 15 meeting from 9 to 10 a.m.  The association will discuss the County Service Area (CSA) 38 budget for the current fiscal year with Michael Franklin, Riverside County EDA development manager.  The...

Speeding needs to be stopped

In recent months, Idyllwild residents have reached out expressing frustration and concern about drivers speeding and tailgating more than usual on our local roads and highways.  Long-time resident Eric Townsend wrote in an email, “On busy weekends with crowded streets and pedestrians in the street, I see people speeding on North Circle Drive as...

News of Record: July 30, 2020

Idyllwild Fire Idyllwild Fire Protection District recently responded to the following calls.  • July 20 — Power line down, 2 p.m. Pine Crest Ave.  • July 20 — Medical aid, 5:44 p.m. Delano Dr.  • July 20 — Person in distress, 10 p.m. Highway 243....
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