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Steele leads in Hawaii

By Jack ClarkPro golf correspondent Brendan Steele has a two-stroke lead in the Sony Open in Hawaii going into today’s final round. Saturday was truly “moving day” for the Idyllwild native as he fired a blazing 9-under-par 30-31 — 61 to go with early rounds of 65 and 66 to capture...

Mountain Center evacuated for Bonita Fire

By Melissa Diaz HernandezEditor The Bonita Fire started at 1:16 a.m. Friday forcing the evacuation of Mountain Center.Photos by Jenny Kirchner            Update from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department at 6 p.m. Friday: "FINAL CAL FIRE UPDATE FRIDAY 1/15/2021 6:00 P.M. The Bonita Fire is 715 acres and is now 20%...

Readers Write: January 14, 2021

Trash in town Dear editor:I am saddened by the condition of trash left all over town. I used to walk to work and pick up 30-plus pieces of garbage each day.I don’t do that now because of the pandemic. We so appreciate the presence of our tourists, but do not appreciate their trashing this...

A Healthy Idyllwild: Cervical Cancer Awareness month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month.First take-home fact: Most cases of cervical cancer and related deaths occur in women who have not been adequately screened or treated.Second take-home fact: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer.Last take home fact: Prevention is possible.Remember the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of...

News of Record: January 14, 2021

Idyllwild FireThe Idyllwild Fire Protection District recently responded to the following calls.• Jan. 4 — Medical aid, 8:16 a.m. Manzanita Dr.• Jan. 4 — Walk-in medical aid, 11:37 a.m.• Jan. 5 — Police matter, 10:43 a.m. Village Center Dr.• Jan. 5 — Medical aid, 3:09 p.m. S. Circle Dr.• Jan. 5 — Medical assist, 3:58 p.m. Acorn...

Idyllwild grinding facility to resume normal operating hours

By Riverside CountyContributed Following a temporary closure due to staffing demands, the Idyllwild Grinding Facility will resume normal seasonal operation starting Wednesday, Jan. 6. Under winter seasonal hours, the facility will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.) until June.The facility is located at...

PSPS and medical devices

PHOTO COURTESY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON In early December, Southern California Edison (SCE), the largest subsidiary of Edison International, invoked a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in the area. Most locations lost power by 9 a.m. Monday (Dec. 7) with power being restored to areas Tuesday evening. Power was not restored in Pine Cove...

The Town Crier’s tasks

Over the past two months in this column, we’ve elaborated on our statement of the Town Crier’s tasks, i.e., serving as a community watchdog that publishes the good news with the bad, warns of danger, advises of opportunity, challenges authority, praises accomplishment, investigates irregularity, marvels at art, exposes abuse, celebrates lives and publishes its readers’ letters.Doing all...

How changes to California’s property tax system could affect reassessments

By Riverside CountyContributed Changes are coming to Prop. 13, California’s paramount property tax limitation measure that caps taxable property value increases, and homeowners who are over the age of 55, disabled, or victims of a natural disaster stand to benefit the most. Transfers between family members will also be affected.On Nov. 3, 2020, California...

County emergency alert system update

The county of Riverside Emergency Management Department (EMD) told the newspaper the emergency siren alert system for the areas outside the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) is in the stage of requesting proposals from vendors.IFPD has its siren at the station and hopes the siren will be up and working by the end of January.The pandemic has...
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