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

Tuesday, Dec. 13 weather — Snow maybe?

Tuesday, Dec. 13 weather — Snow maybe?

Well as you can see, we received about an inch, maybe two inches, of snow yesterday. The roads are cleared and cinders have been laid. But the National Weather Service is predicting another snowfall today. The specific Idyllwild forecast says we may receive another inch during the day. Today: Snow showers, mainly before 4 pm. […]

Chain control in force now

Chain control has begun on SR 2 in the Wrightwood area and also on SR 243 in Idyllwild, according to a message from Terri Kasinga, Public Information Officer for tje Caltrans Maintenance – District 8.

Snow storm approaching

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Southern California Mountains. Snow is expected to begin Monday and continue through Tuesday. NWS estimates a total of 4 to 9 inches over the two-day period. Below is a summary of the NWS message issued at 3 a.m., this morning, Dec. 12. …HEAVY […]

Idyllwild's Sanborn leads Hemet Unified

Idyllwild’s Sanborn leads Hemet Unified

Bill Sanborn was elected the new president of the Hemet Unified School District (HUSD). This will be Sanborn’s fifth term as president. Presiding at his first meeting, as president, Sanborn heard a budget presentation that hinted a further reduction in the future unless the state’s educational funding is changed.HUSD has the capability to handle the […]

Initial Thoughts: Who are we? Getting older …

Idyllwild’s 2010 census data frightens me. Not the aging population, that was expected. In fact, Idyllwild has been home to a larger percent of elderly (65 years or older) since 2000. After that census, 18 percent of Idyllwild exceeded the normal retirement age, but only 12.4 percent of the nation. Ten years later, the gray, […]

Local man serves time for inflicting corporal injury

Job John Rieli, 37, of Mountain Center, pleaded guilty to inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or companion. On Nov. 28, Judge Kelly Hansen sentenced Rieli to 270 days in county jail, assessed numerous fines and fees and ordered him to enroll and complete a 52-week domestic violence program. The latter must be accomplished by […]

Brown says higher taxes necessary to protect schools

In a letter to the public, to the Town Crier and a Twitter post, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced his plan to raise $7 billion in additional tax revenue. The funds will be dedicated to public education and public safety, according to Monday’s letter. Brown’s income tax changes target the high end of incomes. He […]

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 …

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