Full slate of artists on stage for Mountaintop Jazz Fest

Full slate of artists on stage for Mountaintop Jazz Fest

IDYLLWILD – The 24th annual Idyllwild Jazz Festival in the Pines will get into full swing today, Saturday, Aug. 19, featuring more than two dozen artists on multiple stages at a mile-high venue. The event, which unofficially began Friday night with a VIP dinner, is centered at the Idyllwild Arts Academy campus, with performances at […]

IDYLLWILD: Man killed in hiking accident

IDYLLWILD – The Riverside County coroner today released the name of a man who died from a fall while climbing on the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Hiking Trail in Idyllwild. He was George J. Wu, 51, of Newport Beach, according to the coroner’s office. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies were called at 7:54 a.m. Saturday to Humber […]

IDYLLWILD: Forest Rangers to crack down on unauthorized campfires starting today

IDYLLWILD – Starting today, visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest will be barred from lighting camp fires and using stoves outside of designated areas due to the increased risk of wildfires. According to forest rangers, thick vegetation from heavy winter rains, combined with hot and dry conditions now prevalent in Southern California, have elevated […]

Murrieta firefighters perform 2 swift water rescues, schools close as massive winter storm moves through the area

Murrieta firefighters perform 2 swift water rescues, schools close as massive winter storm moves through the area

Murrieta firefighters responded to two different swift water rescues Sunday, Jan. 22, according to officials.

Second storm expected to bring heavy downpours and mountain snow Friday

The second in a series of winter storms is expected to batter Riverside County today, bringing downpours, heavy mountain snow, possible flooding, potentially damaging winds and thunderstorms.

UPDATED: More storms expected to move through Temecula, Inland Empire

UPDATED: More storms expected to move through Temecula, Inland Empire

The first in a series of Pacific storms poised to deliver torrential rain, heavy mountain snow and gusty wind to Riverside County through early next week is expected to move into the region late tonight.

Stone Creek vegetation management prescribed fire project for San Jacinto State Park

Stone Creek vegetation management prescribed fire project for San Jacinto State Park

PINE COVE, CA – CAL FIRE (The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) in cooperation with California State Parks will be conducting a prescribed burn consisting of brush and slash piles in the Mount San Jacinto State Park off Highway 243. The project will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and continue throughout the week, weather […]

Board authorizes Sheriff to raise rates for use of deputies

The Board of Supervisors approved Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s request to hike the rates charged to cities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies.