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IFPD budget and siren alert system

The FY 2021/22 draft budget was discussed at the last Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) Board of Commissioners meeting. The board also voted to approve the final annual financial report/audit at the April meeting.Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company is still recruiting.The total budgeted revenue is $2,598,002.11. The total budgeted expenditures are $2,590,500. Some of the larger expenses are...

Finding the balance in welcoming and educating snow play visitors

By Marshall SmithIdyllwild Association of Realtors Beginning in 2017 after a heavy winter snow, Idyllwild was overwhelmed with visitors from surrounding communities who came to play in the snow. These visitors did not know what was permissible and what was not. And there was no coordinated plan to educate them about their responsibilities and...

Readers Write: Disappointment in leadership

Dear editor:I am a U.S. citizen struggling to overcome immigration issues for my spouse, the highest priority for legal immigration.I am extremely frustrated that Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives blocked a vote on amendments to the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act that would have helped my family in the same...

News of Record: April 1, 2021

Idyllwild FireThe Idyllwild Fire Protection District recently responded to the following calls.• Mar. 23 — Gas leak, 1:45 p.m. Village Center Dr.• Mar. 23 — Walk-in medical aid, 2:45 p.m.• Mar. 23 — Public service assist, 5:33 p.m. Rim Rock Rd.• Mar. 24 — Medical aid, 12:22 a.m. Strawberry Valley Dr.• Mar. 24 — Public service assist,...

COVID-19 Local Update: County appoints new public health officer

The County Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Van Wagenen decided that former Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser would no longer be employed by the county last Tuesday morning.“I want to thank Dr. Kaiser for his tireless work throughout this pandemic in service to our residents, communities, county agencies, cities, school districts and many other groups,” said Van...

Creature Corner: April 1, 2021

Stevie Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the cats discussed ARF’s role in the community.Pepper: Things are picking up!Whiskers: What do you mean?Pepper: We have two new ARF cats! I’m so excited!Whiskers: I caught a glimpse of them. What are their stories?Pepper: Here they are, and they may tell you themselves.Stevie:...

Paste Tense: April 1, 2021

65 years ago - 1956The American Legion Post 800 elected Kent Bischof to be Idyllwild’s representative to Boys State. 60 years ago - 1961The Idyllwild Post Office moved to a new location beside Eleanor Park in the center of town. It boasted 880 boxes, more than twice the former number. 55...

Steele to play in Texas Open

Brendan Steele will play this week in the $7.7-million Valero Texas Open on the Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio golf resort northeast of San Antonio. This tournament raises millions for charities — most recently, $14 million from a single tournament.The Idyllwild native won this tournament in 2013, his rookie year on the PGA Tour, thereby...

IWD directors approve GM contract in 3-2 vote

Idyllwild Water District (IWD) General Manager Leo Havener just received a raise. The board, in a special closed-session meeting 3-2 vote, approved a contract increasing Havener’s current annual salary from $117,000 to $119,225 “prorated and paid on the District’s regular pay-days” for the remaining of this fiscal year. He was hired by the district March of last...

IWD field employee resigns

Dillon Pulatie started working at the Idyllwild Water District August 2016 and submitted his resignation dated March 15 to the district with a last day of March 23. In his resignation letter, Pulatie cites “Leo and Joe have managed to put a divide between all employees and in doing so they have...
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