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Out Loud: The Brown Act …

Two Idyllwild Fire groups committed numerous and parallel Brown Act violations on March 18, when both a quorum of commissioners and a quorum of the Finance Committee visited the dispatch command center in Perris. Multiple violations of both groups within this agency occurred because the meetings were neither noticed nor opened to the public. A […]

Traffic accident in Fern Valley

Traffic accident in Fern Valley

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Murawski (center), at least, two occupants were traveling south on Fern Valley Rd. about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 night when the driver appears to have lost control, hitting a tree head on. Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter, Steve Friemoth (left) Murawski and Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz […]

Fourth investigation hits Idyllwild Fire

Another Riverside County Grand Jury investigation of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District was reported in the Jan. 2 issue of the Town Crier. The IFPD commission on Tuesday, Jan. 28, discussed its concerns with the report’s preparation without addressing its own recommendations. This is the fourth Grand Jury report involving IFPD since 2008. Commissioners Rhonda […]

Idyllwild Fire Commission meeting postponed

Tonight’s (Tuesday, Jan. 7) regular meeting of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission has been postponed, according to Fire Chief Patrick Reitz. A new date has not yet been set.

IFPD to consider future dispatch services provider

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District has announced a special meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 7. The purpose of the special session is to discuss the District contract with Riverside County for emergency dispatch services. The contract between IFPD and the county expires on March 11. There are two one-year extension, and a 60-day notification clause, according […]

Idyllwild voters choose Layton, Charles-Stigall, and Andrewson

Two new faces will join the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission in December. Nancy Layton, the leading vote getter, and Rhonda Andrewson will join incumbent Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall on the Commission. Only 22 votes separated the top three candidates. The fourth candidate, former Fire Chief Steve Kunkle finished a distant fourth, 64 votes behind […]

Cause of Strong Fire undetermined; human involvement certain

By J.P. Crumrine News Editor Cal Fire has released the results of its investigation of the Aug. 5 Strong Fire to the Idyllwild Fire Protection District. Once secured, IFPD handed the investigation to Cal Fire. Cal Fire Battlion Chief Julie Hutchison stressed that the agency was not able to determine the actual cause nor rule […]

To vote in Idyllwild Fire election, you must register by Monday, Aug. 12

For those Idyllwild residents who want to vote in the Fire District election, Monday, Aug. 12, is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Aug. 27 mail-ballot election to fill the three IFPD seats. Registration applications submitted online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov prior to midnight Monday will be honored, […]

Strong Fire out, but was burning in Idyllwild

Strong Fire out, but was burning in Idyllwild

The Strong Fire has been quickly contained. The fire was reported shortly after noon today, Aug. 5. It started near Strong Drive and was moving south towards Tahquitz View Drive. Firefighters from Idyllwild Fire Department, Cal Fire, and the U.S. Forest Service immediately surrounded the blaze, which produced several clouds of smoke. At this time […]

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