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Life Tribute: Martin Prevosto 1983 – 2021

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, a memorial will be held for Marty Prevosto at the Butterfield Amphitheater. This event will be hosted by his children William, Logan and Dakota with their mother Shawntel.Martin was born June 9, 1983 and died May 14, 2021.Martin was a powerhouse of a man...

News of Record: September 16, 2021

Idyllwild FireThe Idyllwild Fire Protection District recently responded to the following calls.• Sept. 4 — Traffic crash, no injuries, provide basic life support, 10:36 a.m. Hwy. 243.• Sept. 4 — EMS call, provide advanced life support, 7:39 p.m. Hwy. 371.• Sept. 5 — EMS call, provide ALS, 12:11 a.m. S. Circle Dr.• Sept. 5 — EMS call,...

Medlock hearing set in Mental Health Court

Stephen Patrick Medlock at the time of his March 2018 arrest for suspicion of starting the Silver Fire in 2013. Photo courtesy Riverside County Sheriff’s Department On Aug. 31, Stephen Patrick Medlock, 56, who was arrested and charged with starting the 2013 Silver Fire that burned more than 20,000 acres in Poppet Flats, Twin...

Household Hazardous Waste station Sept. 25

Riverside County Waste is holding its bi-annual, free Household Hazardous Waste day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the County Road Yard, 25780 Johnson Road, next to the Idyllwild Fire Station, for residents (not businesses) only.These are the guidelines for disposing HHW at the site:• It is illegal to transport more than 15...

Insurance increases, ‘pumpkin’ on PCWD agenda

Production dropped about 4% in July compared to last year so not seeing too much change “right at the ballpark,” even with the water Riverside County Transportation is using to chip seal Pine Cove roads, Pine Cove Water District General Manager Jerry Holldber told the board of directors at its Sept. 8 meeting. Last year, Caltrans required...

COVID vaccine and testing clinic Sept. 25

Riverside County’s Operation Rivco Shield will hold a COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinic between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Idyllwild School. Idyllwild School is located at 26700 Highway 243.COVID-19 testing will be available, as will both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations. The Pfizer vaccine is offered for all individuals ages 12 and older....

COVID-19 Local Update: CDC weekly review and RivCo reports — 11 new COVID cases on the Hill

As of Sept. 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports: The current 7-day moving average of daily new U.S. COVID cases has decreased 12.7% compared with last week, but it is 99.3% higher compared to the value observed approximately a year ago.The CDC reports that, although most people with COVID-19...

Sheriff’s Department’s response to short-term rentals report

By JP CrumrineCorrespondent The Riverside County’s June Grand Jury Report on Short-Term Rentals (STRs) was broad in coverage. Not only were the board of supervisors and the Transportation and Land Management Agency (the Planning and Code Enforcement departments) addressed and expected to respond, but also the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was targeted in the...

Past Tense: September 16, 2016

65 years ago - 1956As summer was drawing to a close, many Idyllwild businesses went on a winter schedule, including the Town Crier, which published every two weeks in the winter. 60 years ago - 1961Drought conditions, which led to an infestation of destructive insects, were causing trees to die at an alarming rate...

Creature Corner: September 16, 2021

Pepper Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats met Mila and Don, the newest members of the ARF cattery.Stevie: I think it might be time to remind humans about caring for dogs and cats in the summer heat.Whiskers: That’s a good idea. People should be reminded often.Stevie: It is...
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