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Idyllwild author Joanne Bischof blends mountain music, fresh prose in final installment of her Cadence of Grace series

The famed mountain artist haven of Idyllwild has another success story to add to its many accolades. Author Joanne Bischof is celebrating the final release of the Blue Ridge Mountains historical romance … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Idyllwild Mountain Fire 100% Contained says San Bernardino National Forest Service

San Bernardino, Calif., July 30, 2013 – Fire officials declared the Mountain Fire 100% contained at 6 p.m. last night, July 30, 2013. Residents and visitors may occasionally see smoke towards … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Idyllwild Mountain Fire cause discovered – Electrical failure on private property

It was disclosed July 26, by the National Forest Service that the cause of the Mountain Fire wildfire blase was due to electrical failure on private property, answering the much … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Up Close and Personal with Idyllwild Mountain Fire Photographer, Jenny Kirchner

A picture is worth a thousand words. The pictures photographer Jenny Kirchner took behind the Idyllwild Mountain Fire wildfire lines even took CNN broadcaster, Wolf Blitzer‘s, breath away. Jenny Kirchner, an … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Mountain Fire 85% contained – expected full containment tomorrow

Update per InciWeb @ 9:17 a.m. The National Forest Service updates that the Mountain Fire has not grown, and indeed has stabilized since yesterday’s reported 85% containment — totaling 27,332 burn … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking News: Flash Flood Alerts for Southwest Riverside County, Idyllwild, Mountain Burn Area, Anza, Lake Hemet

Issued by The National Weather Service San Diego, CA Mon, Jul 22, 2013, 12:13 PM PDT … A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM PDT FOR CENTRAL … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mountain Fire is still burning? Expected containment Friday July 26

The Riverside County Mountain Wildfire was contained by 68% last night, with low probability of expansion, and expected full containment date if Friday, July 26, 2013. All residents can return … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

BREAKING NEWS: Weather Alert – Flash Flood warning for Riverside, Idyllwild, Fern Valley, and San Jacinto Mountain Fire Areas

Moments ago, at 12:54 p.m. the emergency broadcast system sent its blurting message for Flash Flood Warning in Southwest Riverside County areas. Radar signatures indicate heavy rains near Mountain Center, … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mountain Fire – No return for evacuees yet, Idyllwild, Fern Valley–Trails End, Morris Ranch, Camp Joe Sherman residents return home

UPDATE: 10:01 p.m. July 20, 2013 The following current update was sent via inciweb by the National Forest service: On July 20, firefighters made tremendous progress on containing the wildfire. … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking News: Mountain Fire Pine Cove Evacuation Notice Given as wildfire advances

Per the National Forest Service incident web site, updated at 11 a.m. July 19, 2013: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has issued an Evacuation Warning for the community of Pine … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking News: Mountain Fire Continues to burn toward Idyllwild, Palm Springs, weather remains a factor

With the Mountain Fire ravaging almost 25000 acres, now just mere miles from Idyllwild, California, burning through wild land, families remain displaced from their homes to wait, watch and pray. … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking News: Mountain Fire Continues to burn toward Idyllwild, Palm Springs, weather remains a factor

With the Mountain Fire ravaging almost 25000 acres, now just mere miles from Idyllwild, California, burning through wild land, families remain displaced from their homes to wait, watch and pray. … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mountain Fire evacuation from Idyllwild family’s point of view

Historical author, Joanne Bischof is just one of the displaced Idyllwild residents who gathered with her family, outside of Garner Ranch near Lake Hemet to watch the firefighters do what … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Mountain Fire Update: Burn area grows to 22800 acres 6000 still displaced in and around Idyllwild

UPDATE: Per the National Forest Service at 9:20 a.m. the Mountain Fire settled last night, allowing fire crews to attack it from the south. Northern crews put in “extraordinary effort … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking News: Mountain Fire Rages, Idyllwild Evacuates, as does Fern Valley, Trails End Community, San Jacinto State Park Wilderness, and more

Updated: 10:45 p.m. The Mountain Fire has changed direction, causing officials to declare evacuation for residents of Idyllwild and Fern Valley. (Full evacuation notices below, based upon supplied list, updated … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 5 Comments

Idyllwild’s Mountain Fire Grows to 14200 acres evacuations remain in order in Andreas Canyon Club

Update 10:45 a.m Per InciWeb: Highway 243 has been reopened in all directions, so all major highways are open. Motorists and residents in the mountain communities should expect to see … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Breaking News: Idyllwild’s Mountain Fire Causing Evacuations

Update at 7:52 p.m.  July 16, 2013: The Mountain Center Fire has a current estimated size of 9,000 acres – and is 10% contained. According to InciWeb information system, the … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

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