50-year-old hiker found dead along Hemet trail

HEMET – A 50-year-old man was found dead along a hiking trail in east Hemet today, according to the sheriff’s department. Dean Hockersmith was found about 12:30 a.m. on a trail near Ramona Bowl Road after deputies got a report of a missing person about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. An autopsy will determine the […]

3.0 magnitude quake recorded in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD – A magnitude-3.0 earthquake was recorded today in the San Jacinto Mountains area, about eight miles from Idyllwild. The epicenter of the 12:55 p.m. temblor was eight miles southwest of Idyllwild and eight miles northwest of Anza, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damages or injuries as a result […]

Ill hiker near Crazy Horse Canyon Drive airlifted

AGUANGA – A hiker who became ill near Crazy Horse Canyon Drive was rescued and airlifted to a hospital today, a county fire spokeswoman said. The hiker was reported ill around noon in a remote area near the Riverside-San Diego County border. A San Diego County helicopter airlifted the hiker to a safe zone, where […]

All charges dropped for seven of nine San Jacinto school board and city council members

SAN JACINTO – Seven of the nine developers, school board and city council members caught up in an purported political corruption scandal in San Jacinto will apparently all charges dropped, it was reported today ”Mere association does not a conspiracy make,” said Riverside County Superior Court Judge Michele Levine. The defendants faced ”a hodgepodge of […]

Sandia Creek more than a riding center

Sandia Creek more than a riding center

For over 22 years – since 1988 – the Sandia Creek Ranch has been providing a place where youngsters can go to learn how to ride a horse while developing life skills. This is not just a horse ranch, although they do raise and train their own horses, but a very special place. Children take […]

Fire crews to conduct prescribed burn in Idyllwild Tuesday

IDYLLWILD – Fire crews will conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow to clear away brush and create a fire buffer in Idyllwild. The burn will take place along the Redhill south fuel break below the Nature Center. The break was established in 1994 to provide a fire buffer from Pine Cove to Strawberry Creek, according to […]

Sandia Creek Ranch Offers More Than Just a Riding Center

Sandia Creek Ranch Offers More Than Just a Riding Center

For over 22 years – since 1988 — the Sandia Creek Ranch has been providing a place where youngsters can go to learn how to ride a horse while developing life skills. This is not just a horse ranch, although they do raise and train their own horses, but a very special place. Yes, children […]

Three men arrested and female driver cited for driving with suspended license during routine traffic stop in San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO – Three male passengers were arrested and a female driver was cited for driving with a suspended license during a routine traffic stop in San Jacinto, sheriff’s deputies said today. Gabriel Garcia, 20, and Juan Perez, 18, both of San Jacinto, were arrested for possession of a loaded concealed firearm and Angel Vertiz, […]