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Tax Tips: Survivor — tax audit island episode …

When taxpayers receive a tax audit notice, they often feel as if they are stranded on a hostile island and danger awaits. If their record keeping is shoddy or if they or their tax preparer engaged in dubious tax strategies, they are certainly correct. Abraham Lincoln once said, “He who represents himself in court has […]

Out Loud

One of my recent columns urged folk to pick out a local good nonprofit cause to receive their volunteer time and monetary donations. The Town Crier has decided to take our own suggestion by unofficially affiliating itself with the Friends of the Idyllwild Library and the library itself. Our library has enjoyed a long and […]

State Parks need improvement: Consultant optimistic for future

Editor’s note: In June, California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird and California State Parks Director Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), unveiled Parks Forward, a collaborative initiative to undertake a top-to-bottom evaluation to improve and sustain California’s State Parks system. The effort responded to several issues involving misappropriation of the agency’s funding and […]

Don’t be scammed: Natural disaster scams …

Natural disasters provide a fertile feeding ground for scammers to take advantage of the generosity of those wishing to lend assistance. No matter the tragedy or the scope of devastation, scammers are furiously dialing for dollars, and the recent mudslides in Washington state have provided yet another opportunity for the public to fall prey to […]

Judge orders Smith to trial for Pinyon homicides

Last week, Riverside County Judge James Hawkins ordered Cristin Smith, 25, to stand trial for the murder of three Pinyon Pines residents in 2006. A Riverside County grand jury has already indicted Smith’s friend, Robert Pape. The grand jury did indict Smith, but because he was under age 18 at the time of the crimes […]

Deputies arrest Idyllwild man

On Thursday, March 27, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station arrested Wayne Sleme, 39, of Idyllwild, on multiple charges. He currently is being held in the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility until his arraignment Tuesday, April 1, at the court in Banning. Five charges were filed, three of which were felonies — burglary, […]

Creature Corner: April 3, 2014

Creature Corner: April 3, 2014

Hurray and paws up for Chelsea, our shepherd-mix, and Twiggy, our gray cat, who have both been adopted this week. Here we have Lord Archibald (Archie) in the white and Lady Arabella (Bella) in the black. Lost, abandoned, dumped — that’s a question mark. They came to ARF together, and are very friendly. They will […]

Past Tense: April 3, 2014

Past Tense: April 3, 2014

News of Record: April 3, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Wednesday, March 26, to Sunday, March 30. Idyllwild: • March 26 — Two medical aids. • March 26 — Building fire. • March 28 — Rescue. • March 29 — Dispatched and canceled en route. • March 30 — Medical aid. Sheriff’s log The […]

Don’t get stung by the ‘I-215 Spring Sting’

Don’t get stung by the ‘I-215 Spring Sting’

The California Department of Transportation and Ames Construction Company are closing the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 215 between Iowa Avenue and Barton Road between 11:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. the following day on the Fridays and Saturdays of April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. The same will be closed […]

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