A new committee of about 10 local residents has been constituted to develop a plan for the anticipated Idyllwild Community Center (ICC). The group, currently headed by Bill Sanborn, with Bill Lowman in the wings, began meeting, discussing and planning in July. “We are a new group with renewed vigor,” Sanborn said with a smile. […]
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J.P. Crumrine is editor of the Town Crier. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Sept. 11. “9/11.” We recognize either since September 11, 2001 became an infamous day in American history. Thousands of Americans died and thousands more of their families and friends suffered from the attacks on civilians. While the carnage occurred thousands of miles east of Idyllwild, our community was not isolated. The answer to the Town […]
Marisa Boccone, 43, of Palm Desert, pleaded guilty to felony burglary last week. She had been arrested on Aug 10. The Sheriff’s Department reported she was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary of a residence in the 25000 block of Oakwood Street in Idyllwild. At her Sept. 2 felony settlement hearing, Baccone pleaded guilty and […]
Teri Blackburn, who had pleaded guilty to elder abuse last month, was sentenced to 60 months of probation as well as being committed to the custody of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department for 363 days. Blackburn was originally arrested in Pine Cove last October. She pleaded guilty on June 27.
The Twin Fire near Twin Pines Road was contained within hours and only burned 5 acres, according the Riverside County Fire Department. Combating the fire resulted in the closure of Highway 243 for several hours Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. and was contained by 1:20 p.m. Responding fire departments included federal […]
Even before regulations implementing the recently enacted state fire fee are implemented, State officials submitted proposed changes to ensure a higher fee. Last week. State officials drafted the changes, which include raising the fee to $175 and setting the minimum fee level at $150. Revenue generated by the law would be eligible for fire protection […]
Hot weather and lower fuel moisture have prompted the San Bernardino National Forest to increase fire restrictions, effective Thursday September 1, 2011. Forest officials are taking these steps to prevent human-caused fires and raise public awareness as the summer continues to get warmer and dryer. Most wildfires on the San Bernardino National Forest are human-caused […]
In the second consecutive election, voters rejected the incumbent Idyllwild Fire commissioners and chose challengers to manage the district. Voters also told the commission to find another way to improve its finances before raising taxes. Measure G was soundly trounced. Newcomer Jerry Buchanan and long-time resident, Larry Donahoo easily won the commission seats up for […]
Idyllwild Arts (IA) has plans to expand its campus facilities, but no ground will be broken or new project started until late spring 2012. A replacement health center will be the first construction. Then, three faculty residences will follow, according to John Newman, dean of students. A multi-million dollar concert hall is part of the […]