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Injury at Halloween bounce house

The Town Crier has recently learned that an Idyllwild teenager was injured on November 1, 2013, at the bounce house that was part of the annual Haunted House exhibit. Dylan Patton, 15, sustained serious injuries to his jaws, teeth and sinuses when his knee collided with his mouth while attempting to flip in an inflatable […]

Idyllwild Fire to develop strategic plan

During its March 11 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Commission discussed the prospects of conducting a strategic planning exercise in the future. Several commissioners, Fire Chief Patrick Reitz, his assistant Sherry Edwards and Ruth Wick, head of Volunteer Company 621, attended a 5-day strategic planning class the previous week. Commissioner Rhonda Andrewson thought the class was […]

Rebecca Spencer interim Registrar of Voters

Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr has appointed Assistant Registrar of Voters Rebecca A. Spencer as the interim registrar of voters following Kari Verjil’s retirement last week. Spencer has worked in the Riverside County Registrar’s office for more than 14 years. The assignment takes effect Friday. She joined the Registrar’s office in 1999 as a […]

Student truancy is Attorney General Harris’ target

About five months after issuing a report on the consequences — economic and personal — of truancy, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and four state legislators have proposed a package of legislation to encourage the reduction of elementary school truancy throughout the state. Not only is […]

Measles outbreak growing

The statewide outbreak of measles has worsened in the past month, enough so that Riverside County has issued a Measles Health Advisory. As of March 14, 32 measles cases have been reported in California. Of these, five cases have been reported in Riverside County since February 2014. In 2013, at this time, only three cases […]

Whitman has third-place finish in Pasadena Triathlon

Idyllwild’s Bill Whitman ran in the Pasadena Triathlon Saturday finishing third overall in the race, which had nearly 800 participants. Of course, he was first in his age group (50 to 54 years old). “I had a particularly good race result this weekend … ” Whitman wrote in an email. “The race tried a newer […]

Don’t be Scammed: Fair Debt Collection

A troubled economy and high unemployment have taken their toll. The average American, drowning in debt and worrying every time the telephone rings, is ripe for  scammers who have found a clever way to exploit this angst. On March 13, the Federal Trade Commission initiated action against third-party debt collection company Federal Check Processing and […]

Off the leash: A parenting lesson for society …

I want to tell you a story about three brothers — Lloyd, 12, Steven, 8, and Timmy, 6. The boy’s mother, Mary, gave the brothers one hour to play video games. Lloyd, the oldest, declared that his younger brothers get to play for 10 minutes each and he gets to play for the remaining 40 […]

Pine Cove declares water emergency  effective April 1

Pine Cove declares water emergency effective April 1

Pine Cove Water District directors unanimously approved the declaration of a water shortage emergency plan. Immediately, General Manager Jerry Holldber proclaimed a Water Conservation Stage 1, which requires voluntary compliance, effective April 1. Concern over lack of water was not Holldber’s reason for recommending the Water emergency action. “We’re not running out of water and […]

Youth Grantmakers award $4,000 to local groups

Youth Grantmakers award $4,000 to local groups

Idyllwild Middle School students announced their awards to five local groups whose efforts will enhance the community and activities for middle school students.

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