The Middle Ridge Winery in Idyllwild with its A-frame structure drew a packed house Saturday, Jan. 27, as 25 student artists from the Idyllwild Arts Academy and local professional artists who showed their finest works at the Idyllwild Collection “Fire & Ice.” The academy students are not ordinary teenage students from all over the world; […]
A rockslide prompted a partial closure of a mountain highway in Riverside County today, while flooding and toppled power lines led to other closures as the first storm of the winter season blew through. According to the California Highway Patrol, state Route 243 between Idyllwild and Twin Pines was partially closed this morning after a […]
State Route 243 between Banning and Idyllwild will be partially closed next week to permit crews to repair a sinkhole and related damage from last winter’s storms. According to Caltrans, one lane on the two-lane mountain highway will be shut down continuously over 24-hour periods, beginning 6 a.m. Monday and continuing to noon Nov. 20. […]
Brian Dustin Vowell, 36, was arrested at the intersection of Overlook Drive and Hotei Lane for allegedly breaking into an Idyllwild home Sept. 1.
A hiker was fatally injured Wednesday, Sept. 7, and his friend was seriously hurt while negotiating mountainous terrain east of Idyllwild.
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 – U.S. Forest officials in the San Bernardino National Forest San Jacinto District report the districts campgrounds, since opening day May 21, have almost filled up every weekend and hikers continue to enjoy the wilderness trails despite some continuing trail closures. The mild weather has helped campers and hikers enjoy their outings more this […]
A controlled burn is planned for Idyllwild’s San Jacinto mountains this week. MORE.
An 18-foot tall boulder is blocking State Route 243 into Idyllwild, as reported by CalTrans. MORE.
A small brush fire near Lake Hemet was about 90-percent contained this morning, authorities said. The “Toro Peak” fire was reported at 1:22 p.m. Monday, southeast of Lake Hemet, just off state Route 74 in the San Bernardino National Forest, and has blackened about two acres, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. No homes or other structures […]