Here at the editor’s desk, I receive overwhelming requests for precious space in the Town Crier — space that varies depending on the size of the newspaper. People sometimes think it’s easy to add one page to the paper but it’s not that simple. So, for those who’ve never lived in a world of commercial […]
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Becky Clark is editor and publisher of the Idyllwild Town Crier.
The Riverside County Fire Department – Office of Emergency Service is conducting an Economic Loss Survey to determine the financial impact the Mountain Fire and evacuation order has had, or is having, on Idyllwild businesses. Area businesses are encouraged to complete the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Worksheet by clicking the link below. […]
Each time our mountain suffers a tragedy in my more than 23 years at the TC, a media blitz hits Idyllwild. And most of the time it arrives at deadline. Though not on deadline while covering the fire during the evacuation, the three of us who remained behind constantly either wrote and/or answered phones. A […]
By J.P. Crumrine News Editor The mail-in ballots for the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission election should begin arriving in Idyllwild mail boxes this week. Four candidates — Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall, Rhonda Andrewson, Steve Kunkle and Nancy Layton — are vying for three commission seats. The Town Crier has interviewed each candidate and will […]
1:45 p.m. Monday, July 15, a Mountain Center fire report to San Bernardino National Forest dispatch came over the scanner. I remember the description as rapidly moving. On deadline for the July 18 paper, I walked into J.P.’s office and relayed what I had just heard. Strapped to our computers typing like mad, neither of […]
Last week, Idyllwild Fire Commissioner Chip Schelly failed again to get the issues of transparency and board evaluation on the agenda. The other four commissioners feign deafness when he broaches the subject. Apparently, they suffer blindness when he appeals in writing, too. After years of the TC barking at local boards about open government, Pine […]