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JP Crumrine

JP Crumrine is news editor of the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper.

IFPD Candidates’ Corner: Pete Caparelli

J.P. Crumrine interviews incumbent Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioner Pete Caparelli, who is seeking another term.

IFPD Candidates’ Corner: Paul Riggi

J.P. Crumrine interviews incumbent Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioner Paul Riggi, who is seeking another term.

VIDEO: Celebration marks Ernie Maxwell centennial

Laurie Maxwell (top left) and family gather at the Ernie Maxwell Scenic trailhead in Humber Park prior to the Friday EMax hike

EPA limits rat poisons to protect kids, pets

On June 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a ban on the sale to residential consumers of the most toxic rat and...

Stone suggests SoCal as 51st state

Last week, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (3rd District) proposed that Riverside and possibly several other counties split from California to form a new...

Initial Thoughts: Disappointment, now and then …

Happy Birthday wishes to Ernie Maxwell. We’re only in the middle of celebrating Ernie Maxwell week. The county Board of Supervisors has designated the entire...

Fire commission accepts union language

In a special meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission adopted changes to the District’s contract with Idyllwild Career Firefighters Association (ICFA). The...

Idyllwild Water adopts 2011-12 budget: Balanced and no rate increase

Hours before the 2010-11 fiscal year ended, the Idyllwild Water District (IWD) adopted its 2011-12 budgets. The financial committee, composed of Directors Jim Billman...

Three guilty pleas

In the past week, two local women, Teri Danette Blackburn and Diane May Black, and one man, Steven Thomas Cook, pleaded guilty to felony...

State budget dashes school districts’ fiscal authority

Local school districts, such as Hemet Unified School District (HUSD), awoke Wednesday morning to learn the budget legislation signed Thursday essentially eliminates their ability to control expenses for the next year.

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