Sage Fire fully contained, 135 acres burned

SAGE – The Sage fire was fully contained at midnight Friday night with full control estimated (and fulfilled) at 5 p.m. today. At 8:20 a.m. Saturday there were, on scene, 9 engines, 6 hand crews, 1 water tender and 2 overhead with a total of 120 firefighters. Agencies cooperating were CAL FIRE/Riverside, California Highway Patrol […]

Anza locals crowned in Miss Anza Pageant

Anza locals crowned in Miss Anza Pageant

The second annual Miss Anza Pageant took place this past weekend on Saturday, June 18. The goal of the pageant is to help local participants grow and pursue scholarships, and to include all mountain cities in the future events. The girls involved will go on to enter other pageants in southern California, while also being […]

Make your backyard barbecue as safe as it is fun

Make your backyard barbecue as safe as it is fun

Few summer traditions are as beloved as the backyard barbecue. Typically laid back get-togethers with family and friends, backyard barbecues are synonymous with warm weather and the relaxed atmosphere that such weather promotes. But even the best backyard barbecue comes with some level of risk. Cooking over an open flame will never be risk-free, but […]

Independence Day to be celebrated at Anza Days

Independence Day to be celebrated at Anza Days

The Anza Days Parade is one the community’s most anticipated events of the year. Community members can be found coming out of the wordwork to join in the long-time traditional activities. The event will be held Saturday, July 2 in several locations around town. The Anza Days Parade will include a line-up of floats that […]

Anza Events Calendar

To submit a calendar item, email [email protected] June 23, 24, and 25 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Two-day giant rummage sale by Back Country Christian Fellowship, 55180 Highway 371, Anza. June 25 and 26 – 11 a.m. Annual Worldwide Field Day to observe HAM Radio in action in Idyllwild west side of Highway 243, next to […]

Mobile homes damaged in brush fire near Anza

ANZA – A brush fire that broke out just south of Anza this afternoon damaged seven mobile homes and caused three injuries before it was fully contained at 25 acres. The blaze was reported around 1 p.m. near the intersection of Wellman and Terwilliger roads, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Three victims suffered […]

Hamilton High School class of 2011 graduates

Hamilton High School class of 2011 graduates

Hamilton High School students gathered in their gymnasium on June 1 to celebrate the end of a chapter. Anza’s class of 2011 will now go into the world to face a whole new set of real world challenges. Many will go off to college, others will get jobs, and some will choose to serve in […]

54-acre fire fully contained after repeated ground and air assaults

ANZA – A 54-acre brush fire near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park was fully contained tonight after repeated ground and air assaults, and a firefighter was hurt, the Riverside County Fire Department reported. The blaze at Tule Canyon Truck Trail and Terwilliger Road was reported at 3:26 p.m. Saturday, said department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson, adding that […]

Gunman ends argument at party by shooting three people

HEMET – A gunman ended an argument at a party in Hemet today by shooting three people, deputies said. The shootings occurred at 1:03 a.m. in the 40000 block of East Stetson Avenue in Hemet, said Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen Mike. Deputies found three victims with gunshot wounds to their lower bodies. Two of […]