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

Friemoth puts out house fire

A small house fire occurred on Deerfoot Lane Sunday evening. Fortunately, the resident lived across the street from one of the Idyllwild Fire Department’s paid-call firefighters — Steve Friemoth. Answering the knock on his door, Friemoth encountered his neighbor who asked if her children could stay with the Friemoth’s while the resident attended to the […]

2012 Congressional campaign fundraising begins

Republican Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R -45) is preparing to defend her seat, California’s redrawn 36th Congressional District. While redistricting has stripped southwest Riverside County Republican support from her district, she still remains a strong fundraiser. Through the first nine months of 2011, Bono Mack had already received nearly $450,000 in contributions. After expenses and […]

Hill's aging population grows with entire U.S.

Hill’s aging population grows with entire U.S.

Idyllwild is growing and aging …

Stigall returns to IFPD Presidency

Stigall returns to IFPD Presidency

Commissioner Paul Riggi conducted a brief and efficient meeting in his final role as Idyllwild Fire Protection District vice president. Overseeing a special meeting, the commission elected officers, at least, until the new full commission meets on Dec. 13 and approved a resolution for a fire equipment grant. Commissioner Jeannine Charles-Stigall was chosen president, Dr. […]

High winds next few weeks

High Wind Warning URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 115 PM PST WED NOV 30 2011 …STRONG GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY… .A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTH INTO THE AREA TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. THIS WILL GENERATE STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS..MAINLY IN THE MOUNTAINS […]

IFPD new commissioners take oath of office

IFPD new commissioners take oath of office

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, 3rd District, (left) administers the oath of office to incoming Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commissioners Jerry Buchanan (center) and Larry Donahoo (right). Their term begins noon, Friday, Dec. 2. Stone was in idyllwild for his monthly conversation with local citizens. Appointments can be made by calling Rose Esparza at (951) […]

Initial Thoughts: Thanks

Well, the Thanksgiving holidays are past. Most of us are planning for Christmas, New Years and the other special days between now and the middle of January. Before we end this year, a few more moments of recognition will take place. As I’ve written many times, Idyllwild is nurtured and sustained by the life line […]

Fire retardant analysis available

The U.S. Forest Service completed its final environmental statement (FES) on the use of aerial application of fire retardants and argues that the continuation of aerial application is an important fire protection tool and its negative environmental affects can be controlled or limited. The FES is available online at www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/eis_info.html. The agency’s preferred approach would […]

Lake Hemet Water District hears from campground contractor

Lake Hemet Water District hears from campground contractor

The Lake Hemet Municipal Water District (LHMWD) board of Directors heard from the contractor for the district’s Lake Hemet facility and enacted two resolutions at its latest meeting.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program earns federal grant

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program earns federal grant

A $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will support the Idyllwild Arts Native American Arts Program and Festival …

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