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J.P. Crumrine is editor of the Town Crier. He can be reached at

Hemet to negotiate with county for fire service

Last week, the Hemet City Council narrowly agreed to enter into negotiations with the Riverside County Fire Department to provide city fire services (prevention and protection). A final decision is still in the future and depends upon the outcome of these negotiations as well as further negotiations with the Hemet firefighters about several issues. The […]

IFPD includes public in budget preparation

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission established a Finance Committee last week that includes two commissioners, Chief Patrick Reitz and two members of the Idyllwild community. The committee’s responsibility will be to assist the district in preparing and monitoring its budget, and making recommendations on financial issues. As a standing committee, its meetings and activities […]

2014 jazz fest brings back familiar names

The 2014 Jazz in the Pines will be familiar to long-time aficionados of local and straight-ahead jazz. Last week, Anne Erikson, president of the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, announced the chairs for the August 2014 event — the 21st Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines. She and her associates colleague Pam Goldwasser will be […]

Group hears about roof replacements

The Mountain Emergency Service Committee (MEMSCOMM) met briefly last week to hear progress of the shake-shingle roof replacement project from Pat Boss and Don Patterson, project managers for the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council. To date, 14 roofs have had the wooden shingles removed and replaced with fire-safe shingles. Another 47 projects are soon to […]

Fuelbreaks going ahead

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a decision approving the continued maintenance of the Strawberry and West Ridge fuelbreaks to the south and west of Idyllwild. On Nov. 8, San Jacinto District Ranger Arturo Delgado signed the decision memorandum. The affected area covers a total of 166 acres on local national forest lands. The Strawberry […]

MDP election sees little change

Mountain Disaster Preparedness held its election for its 2014 officers on Nov. 12. Essentially, the current board was returned. “We have some really great people,” said Mike Feyder, who remains president. Susan Weisbart will be the new vice president. She replaced Sherry Edwards who resigned. The other officers are unchanged: Bob Edwards, treasurer; Annamarie Padula, […]

Idyllwild loses a friend

Idyllwild loses a friend

Doug Yagaloff, 54, of Palm Springs and former Idyllwild resident, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, from kidney cancer. During his time in Idyllwild, Doug was very active in the business community. One of his goals was to expand efforts to attract visitors to the Hill. He was instrumental in creating the Idyllwild Business Roundtable in […]

Rain, snow and possible flooding

Besides snow, flooding is an imminent danger in the San Jacinto Mountains for the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service has just posted the following forecast for the Hill through tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 23. Flash flood watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. this evening… The flash flood watch continues for a portion of […]

PCWD to invite Stonewood to meeting

Pine Cove Water District directors held a brief meeting Nov. 13 with most of the discussion about this year’s water usage and a possible expansion. The board agreed with General Manager Jerry Holldber’s recommendation to invite Stonewood residents to the January meeting. “We’ll work through what it will take to incorporate [Stonewood] into our system,” […]

Salvage logging ignores wildfire benefits

Salvage logging ignores wildfire benefits

As part of its efforts to ensure counties with a large portion of public lands receive payments equivalent to the loss of property taxes, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would increase timber logging efforts on many national forests. While logging is in a long-term decline in America, the causes are varied. […]

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