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RMRU rescues elderly woman

On Wednesday, March 12, members of the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit helped to bring an elderly woman out of the wilderness. Her husband had called 9-1-1 and indicated that she may have suffered a heart attack. A full team of RMRU members was activated. Lee Arnson and Helene Lohr met the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s […]

Out Loud: More changes, all good …

The Town Crier is transforming in look and feel, as well as location, as we adapt to changes in our environment. We launch the April 3 edition with a brand-new look, as well as a new website, an event I mentioned to you in an earlier column this year. In that edition, we will be […]

Photos: St. Patrick's Day in Idyllwild

Photos: St. Patrick’s Day in Idyllwild


Past tense: March 20. 2014

Past tense: March 20. 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Forty-five people gathered at the Idyllwild Inn, attending a shower to help Shirley Wood refurnish her burned-out home.   60 years ago – 1954 Eastern Municipal Water District was planning to purchase the Lake Hemet Water Company.   55 years ago – 1959 The Idyllwild Rotary Club invited the public […]

News of Record: March 20, 2014

News of Record: March 20, 2014

Fire and Sheriff’s logs

Creature Corner: March 20, 2014

Creature Corner: March 20, 2014

Paws up to you, Lucy, in your new forever home. And our tiny Mrs. Beasley will be in her perfect home soon. Introducing the Mertzs. Fred on the left, and Ethel, bottom right. They were both found together and would love to be adopted together. Ethel is a bit younger than Fred, but they love […]

Emergency service group  discusses road repairs

Emergency service group discusses road repairs

A recent survey of the nearby terrain found an alarming movement in the soil. Consequently, a Caltrans geologist has been overseeing the work, which will include the construction of a French drain to divert water from the area …

Two arrested for Pinyon triple homicide

Two arrested for Pinyon triple homicide

On Tuesday, March 11, investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicde Unit arrested both Cristin Smith and Robert Pape. The following day, both men were charged with the 2006 triple murder of Jon Hayward, 55, Vicki Friedli, 53, and Vicki’s daughter, Becky Friedli, 18, in Pinyon Pines. “I’m elated. Very, very happy, finally […]

Cal Fire begins mailing this year’s bills this month

Cal Fire has begun mailing the Fire Prevention Fee bills to property owners with land or structures within State Responsibility Areas, such as these mountain communities. This is the third year of the fee imposition and litigation challenging its legality is still in the state courts. “Fee assessments for Riverside County are scheduled to be […]

Primary race  candidates decided

Primary race candidates decided

Hill voters will have several choices for the June primary ballot. Former Assemblyman Ray Haynes, Republican, has decided to enter the race for U.S. Representative from the 36th District. He is challenging incumbent Dr. Raul Ruiz and fellow Republican Brian Nestande (current 46th District state assemblyman). California’s “Top Two” law sends the two candidates, regardless […]

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