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Interview with Gold Star Mother Cyndy Jones

By Nicole ReisbergContributed “Gold Star” denotes the immediate family members of a service member who died in armed conflict. The term was coined by President Wilson in 1918 following World War I. It’s a title that no one would ever wish for. We’ve been lucky enough to get to know a...

Featured dishes at local restaurants

Local restaurants are still open and need your business. If you’re looking for meal ideas, check out some of these popular dishes.  Pesto Crepe at Mama Mia Crepes and Desserts.Photo by Jenny Kirchner Atomic Cow Creamery Turkey and Cheese Sub - $7.99 Nutter Butter Peanut Shake - $5.50

COVID-19 local update: Area has one additional case

Riverside County COVID-19 data as of May 12. Data provided by Riverside University Health System. Image courtesy of Riverside University Health System t week in the Idyllwild-Pine Cove area by the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) website, bringing the total to four cases in the area since the initial case was reported on April...

IFPD completes initial abatement inspections

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) board conducted its last meeting by teleconference on April 28.  The district has completed initial abatement inspections on all parcels within its jurisdiction. The agency will work with getting those property owners who are out of compliance into compliance. Out of the 3,571 parcels in...

Requested IWD documents still not delivered

Former Idyllwild Water District General Manager Michael Creighton (far left) at the special board meeting held by the district’s board of directors to terminate Creighton’s contract. Photo by Melissa Diaz Hernandez Former Idyllwild Water District (IWD) General Manager Michael Creighton was fired from his role on Sept. 25, 2019 and filed (Jan. 31) then...

Readers Write: Honoring our fallen heroes this Memorial Day

Editor:  Each year, Memorial Day marks an opportunity to honor the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the U.S. Military. This year, amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the national holiday will undoubtedly be different.  While you may not be attending a parade or celebrating with...

Zoom-bombing: What parents and educators need to know

By Clayton CranfordCyber Safety Cop Do you know what Zoom-bombing is? No one did — until a few weeks ago. Thanks to COVID-19, millions of students are home connecting with their teachers and classmates virtually through webinar apps like Zoom, and now exposed to an all new form of child abuse.

COVID bailout cash goes to big players that have paid millions to settle allegations of wrongdoing

By Rachana Pradhan and Fred SchulteKaiser Health News The Trump administration has sent hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic-related bailouts to health care providers with checkered histories, including a Florida-based cancer center that agreed to pay a $100 million criminal penalty as part of a federal antitrust investigation. At least...

A notice to the public about prescribed burning

By U.S. Forest ServiceContributed The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is moving forward with prescribed fire operations as conditions and resources permit.  The San Bernardino National Forest (USFS) will move forward with prescribed burning if and when conditions are safe, according to Zach Behrens, public affairs officer...

Collision on Highway 243 and Jameson Drive

Firefighters from the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) try to comfort Theresa Marie Larkin and her dog who were involved in a solo vehicle traffic collision at Highway 243 and Jameson Drive May 2 before being transported by IFPD to a nearby hospital. Photos by Jenny Kirchner There was...
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