Caltrans has announced that the Hemet maintenance crew will conduct a flagging operation near Cranston Fire Station on Friday, Dec. 20. The slow down is needed to repair a section of the Hwy. 74 on the eastbound side. The operation will last from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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J.P. Crumrine is editor of the Town Crier. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Earlier this afternoon, Wednesday, Dec. 18, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Southern California Mountains, including the Hill, from Thursday morning, Dec. 19, into Thursday night. The NWS forecasts snow to begin falling late Thursday morning and accumulation between 3 and 5 inches by evening. During Thursday night, additional accumulation […]
Warnings were the highlight of the December Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting. With help from the diminishing rain in the past several years, bark beetle populations are resurging and beginning to kill more pines on the Hill. As more lumber needs to be ground, the grinding station is seeking a larger and more secure water […]
The Idyllwild Fire Protection District Personnel Committee met with negotiators from the Idyllwild Career Firefighters Association last week. Before entering a closed session during the Dec. 5 committee meeting, Commissioner Jerry Buchanan announced that the subjects were the new California Public Employees Retirement System rules and overtime. The CalPERS issue was a continuation of the […]
Fire scientists from Maryland, Colorado and Riverside have collaborated to combine fire modeling with satellite data to develop a new method for predicting wildfire behavior in near real time. The resulting predictions will be more accurate and revised based on the fire’s actual behavior. For years, fire experts have researched and designed models for predicting […]
Friday afternoon, December 6th, a vehicle and its driver ended up 50 feet over the side of Highway 74 near Palm Canyon Drive in Anza, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. Mercy Air transported the individual to a nearby hospital. J.P. Crumrine can be reached […]
The Riverside County Department of Public Health has announced the detection of two cases of active tuberculosis in nearby high schools. In late October, one case was diagnosed in Vista Murrieta High School. A second case was diagnosed in an Indio High School student in November. While unusual, the two cases are unrelated, said Barbara […]
The opening night film for the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema is Director Will Wallace’s “Red Wing.” Wallace also is the festival’s co-director. “Red Wing” is loosely based on Gearge Sand’s French novella, “The Country Waif.” Rather than the green and pastoral French countryside, “Red Wing” is set in a small Texas cattle ranching town. […]
Last month, the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office issued its budget forecast for the remainder of fiscal year 2013-14 and next year, too. “The state’s budgetary condition is stronger than at any point in the past decade,” the November report stated. Unless something highly unexpected occurs, the report projects a surplus twice the size of Gov. […]
The Idyllwild Arts Academy Theatre Department’s next production intertwines mythology and contemporary history to address the complex and ever-present issue of war. Ellen McLaughlin’s “Ajax in Iraq” takes on the eternal conflict — war — and opens up issues such as leadership and soldiers’ responsibilities. McLaughlin’s script presents two pictures of war. The relationship between […]