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

Death, a step we all will experience

Death, a step we all will experience

Death, except for in obituaries, is usually an event or process we normally do not discuss. But death is a part of the life cycle, and its process is the topic of the next Idyllwild Community Center Speaker Series. The Rev. Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund of Sedona, Ariz., said, “In this day and age, [death] […]

For most 2014 health insurance, sign-up is over

For most 2014 health insurance, sign-up is over

Covered California™ confirmed that last Monday was its deadline for open enrollment in an exchange health insurance plan and announced its policies for completing an application for health care coverage. “Covered California is not extending its deadline for applying for a health plan,” CC Executive Director Peter V. Lee said. “However, we’re committed to helping […]

Power outage planned for Idyllwild

On Friday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m., Southern California Edison plans to complete maintenance work in the Idyllwild area. SCE expects this work will take about three hours. And to complete the work safely, SCE will need to create an electrical outage during the period from 9 a.m. to noon, according to Jeremy Goldman, […]

County park department to replace EDA at Town Hall

On July 1, a new agency will be responsible for the local recreation program. As part of a long-announced reorganization of functions at the county level, the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District will take responsibility for County Service Area 36 (Idyllwild) recreation functions. “We’re planning on keeping it consistent with the past. No […]

Fern Valley considers expanded leak detection program

Leak detection was discussed thoroughly during last week’s Fern Valley Water District meeting. Following up on President Robert Krieger’s suggestion during the February meeting, General Manager Steve Erler said he had contacted American Leak Detection about the possibility of surveying the district’s entire pipeline system. A decision was not made during the meeting, but Erler […]

IWD requesting disadvantaged status from state

Idyllwild Water District’s quest for greater funding and cost sharing from the state for the district’s proposed recycled water facility is inching forward, according to General Manager Tom Lynch at the board’s meeting last week. The state water agencies rely on the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for calculating the community’s median household income. […]

Revised Community Wildfire Protection Plan being prepared

Revised Community Wildfire Protection Plan being prepared

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council hosted the second meeting to plan the 2014 Community Wildfire Protection Plan last week. The group’s goal is to have the new CWPP completed by early fall. Before it is finished, President Mike Esnard plans at least one community meeting to discuss and garner public thoughts and recommendations. All […]

Bagpipers plan another summer concert

Bagpipers plan another summer concert

Organizers met Saturday at Gary Parton’s Alpen Glow Lilac Gardens to discuss the return of the University of California, Riverside’s Bag Pipe Band to Idyllwild …

Idyllwild Fire ambulance collections less than billings

At the third meeting of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Finance Committee, the members learned about the complicated processes of collecting fees for emergency medical service and for fighting fires outside the district. Chief Patrick Reitz explained that final ambulance payment depends on whether the individual has insurance and who the insurer is. Medicare and […]

‘Parallel Lives’ next ISIS show

‘Parallel Lives’ next ISIS show

The company continues its 11th season with a reading of Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney’s “Parallel Lives” …

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