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J.P. Crumrine is editor of the Town Crier. He can be reached at jp@towncrier.com.

Hemet High Girls Volleyball tonight

The Hemet High School Girls Volleyball team plays Pacifica Christian tonight at 6 p.m. The home game is the Division 4A semi-finals. If Hemet wins, they play this weekend in the finals at Cypress College. Hemet is the defending Division 4A champions.

Cal Trans announces delays on SR 74 today

An accident involving a fuel spill occurred yesterday on SR 74 at the Vista Point (about 6 miles above Palm Desert). Caltrans Maintenance crews along with a hazardous material contractor will be cleaning up the residual today from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. As a result flagging will be necessary at this location. Motorists are […]

Final Palms to Pines sessions next week

The fifth and last sessions in a series of Palms to Pines workshops will be held next week. At this workshop, the draft Corridor Management Plan (CMP) will be presented and a discussion of the next steps for implementation will be held. As before, the U.S. Forest Service has scheduled the workshops in three locations […]

Idyllwild Fire reelects Capparelli in 2-1 vote

Idyllwild Fire reelects Capparelli in 2-1 vote

A divided Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission selected President Pete Capparelli to fulfill the final two years of former Commissioner Ben Killingsworth’s term. After a debate about how many votes were sufficient to make the decision, whether Capparelli could vote for himself and then a call for advice from legal counsel was the decision […]

Plans for Idyllwild playground near end of permit stage

The proposed playground on the Idyllwild Community Center site is moving forward without any foreseeable problems, according to Dawn Sonnier, acting chair of the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC). Before the final permit approvals, Sonnier is awaiting completion of engineering drawings for the playground’s pavilion. Architect Jim Marsh, of Hemet, is preparing these in cooperation […]

Riverside County budget erodes to 2004 levels

The Board of Supervisors heard the details of acting County Executive Larry Parrish’s recommendations for the 2012-2013 budget. Significant operating budget reductions and the potential for laying off 650 more county employees are distinct possibilities. Only one quarter of the way through the fiscal year 2011-12 budget (ending June 30, 2012), Parrish already estimates that […]

Hill escapes fireplace wood-burning restrictions

In March 2008, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopted a rule establishing mandatory wood-buring curtailment within its jurisdiction. Although the curtailments went into effect Nov. 1, no restrictions will be imposed on Hill residents. The mandatory wood-burning curtailments would be possible from November through February and only on days and in specific […]

County Corner: Nov. 10, 2011

Light pollution John Tavaglione, Riverside County supervisor (2nd District), has introduced a proposed ordinance to regulate outdoor lighting. The proposal will be on the Board of Supervisors’ Nov. 15 meeting agenda. “Light trespass occurs when light fixtures on one property fall [or project light] across a property line onto another lot or parcel of land […]

IFPD to decide on Killingsworth replacement Tuesday

IFPD to decide on Killingsworth replacement Tuesday

Idyllwild Fire District Commission President Pete Capparelli has asked his colleagues to select him to replace former Commissioner Ben Killingsworth, who resigned in September. The commission will decide on Killingsworth’s replacement at its Nov. 8 meeting. In addition to Capparelli, three other men have submitted applications. Two have experience working as firefighters or with fire […]

Idyllwild Town Crier marks 65th anniversary

Idyllwild Town Crier marks 65th anniversary

The Idyllwild Town Crier marked its 65th anniversary with a Chamber of Commerce party at the TC office Thursday, Nov. 3.

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