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

Idyllwild Area Historical Society garners another award

Idyllwild Area Historical Society garners another award

The esteemed Idyllwild Area Historic Society (IAHS) has received another statewide award. At the annual conference for the California Council for he Promotion of History (CCPH) in Riverside last week, IAHS received the Council’s 2011 Dave Byrd Award for Meritorious Performance. The award is granted for outstanding contributions to the promotion of history. This year, […]

Remembering our fallen firefighters

Remembering our fallen firefighters

San Jacinto District Ranger Laurie Rosenthal’s speech for the baseball tournament in observance of the Esperanza fifth anniversary ..

Pollutant levels drop in Pine Cove

In early August, Frey Environmental conducted another vapor extraction project at the Pine Cove Market. The extraction, called an “over purge,” was limited to monitoring well no. 2 and lasted six hours. The total petroleum hydrocarbon level was undetectable both before and after the over purge event, according to Oct. 10 results submitted to the […]

River Drive house burns

River Drive house burns

A house on River Road burned Saturday night, Oct. 30, but Idyllwild Fire (IFPD), with help from Riverside County Fire (RCFD), prevented it from spreading from trees to other nearby structures. None of the residents, a mother and two children, were home when the fire was discovered. “It was accidental,” said Idyllwild Capt. James Reyes, […]

"Occupy Idyllwild" continues

“Occupy Idyllwild” continues

Idyllwild was the site of another “Occupy” event this weekend.

Idyllwild Arts, water district discuss future supply

Officials from Idyllwild Arts (IA) attended the Idyllwild Water District (IWD) meeting to discuss the school’s future construction plans. While IA has not completed the county’s planning process, Jon Newman, IA’s dean of students, told the board that a “will serve” letter for the new health center should be submitted in early 2012. The president’s […]

Initial Thoughts: Forest Service the new “Black Op” agency … ?

The latest federal agency to join the war on terrorism appears to be the Forest Service. I make this assumption since the agency is not revealing any information about the San Bernardino National Forest budget. Apparently that data is off-limits to the public. While the agency’s national budget is available online, the local budget appears […]

Idyllwild Arts adds sustainability goal

Idyllwild Arts adds sustainability goal

At its monthly meeting, the Idyllwild Arts Sustainability Committee discussed water conservation, energy usage, security, turning off lights and turning down thermostats. This summer, shortly after assuming his role as school president, Brian Cohen suggested the school formalize a group to explore and implement conservation and sustainability ideas. The result is a committee comprised of […]

Idyllwild Community Center meetings scheduled

This week, the Idyllwild community is invited to meet with the current Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) committee to express its wishes for the use of the site and to ask questions about its status and future. The first opportunity will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. For those who miss or can’t attend this session, […]

Idyllwild hosts Halloween parade and carnival

Idyllwild hosts Halloween parade and carnival

Idyllwild’s traditional Pumpkin Carnival and Parade will begin at 4 p.m. at Fern Valley Corners …

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