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

Six years in jail, trial may begin this week

In March 2006, Chris Duve, 31, formerly of Lake Elsinore and Angela Shaver, 46, of Meadowbrook were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Paul Cline, then 60 and a resident of Old Cary Road in Anza. Jury selection, for separate trials for both suspects, is likely to begin this week. Meanwhile, Judge Kelly L. […]

Initial Thoughts: While we watch the “Voice,” silence continues …

About 45 citizens or residents attended Supervisor Stone’s Public Safety Summit last night. In my opinion, it wasn’t a great turnout. He and his staff put a lot of effort into developing the agenda and getting county officials to come to Idyllwild. You can read Marshall’s story here for details on who represented each agency. […]

Jones has money for November

Jones has money for November

Republican Assemblyman Brian Jones, Santee resident, currently represents California’s 77th Assembly District. He is one of three candidates running for the new 71st Assembly District, which includes Idyllwild and its surrounding communities. Patrick Hurley and John McLaughlin are the other two candidates. Jones is the only one of the three to have already filed financial […]

Orr new Riverside County executive

Jay Orr, the assistant executive office, will become the next Riverside County executive officer. Members of the Board of Supervisors made the selection during closed session, the board of supervisors voted 4-1, with Supervisor Jeff Stone dissenting, to appointed Orr to the position. He succeeds interim CEO Larry Parish, who has filled the position since […]

Initial Thoughts: Jazz riffs on diet, chemistry, health and music …

I write this column on Monday evening. Yesterday was Palm Sunday and I regret that I didn’t attend church for the umpteenth year in a row. Getting older makes it easier to justify the action, but the regret remains rooted. But the good news, which does eradicate some regret regarding my diet, comes from the […]

Legislators ask for review of Forest Service air tanker plans

Last week, four U.S. Senators asked the General Accounting Office to review the Forest Service’s efforts to develop an air tanker plan to replenish their air attack fleet. The senators’ questions came on the heels of a recent letter from CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott expressing his concerns about the strategy. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., […]

Salter wins bronze in America's Cup

Salter wins bronze in America’s Cup

Idyllwild’s Lauren Salter earned a bronze medal in the women’s skeleton race during last weekend’s America’s Cup competition in Lake Placid, New York. In October, Salter began her season in disappointment. But she has persevered and has developed into an international competitor. Her third place finish of 1:54.03 was less than a second behind the […]

Lawler Fire result of previous pile burn

The Jan. 8, 2012, Lawler Fire was caused by an ember that remained within a pile of burned slash that had been ignited several weeks before, according to CAL FIRE investigators. In a press release on March 30, CAL FIRE identified the pile burns, which had been conducted in the area on Dec. 19, 2011. […]

Supervisors hear sheriff talk crime and budget

Layoffs will be needed to balance the Riverside County budget for fiscal year 2012-13, which starts July 1. Interim County Executive Larry Parish presented preliminary budget information to the board in two days of hearings last week. During the sessions, the board of supervisors heard from public safety department heads, including Sheriff Stan Sniff, District […]

2012 Idyllwild jazz fest mixes new with familiar

2012 Idyllwild jazz fest mixes new with familiar

The headliners will be Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band on Saturday and Brian Bromberg on Sunday …

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