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JP Crumrine

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JP Crumrine is news editor of the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper.

First summer concert July 5

In two weeks, the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series will return and again entertain, please and excite Hill residents and visitors for another year. The first...

Three fires in one day; two near Idyllwild

Lookout tower spots all of them Thursday, June 14, was a busy day for local firefighters and for lookouts at the Tahquitz Peak lookout tower....

Planning Commission reviews cannabis regulations

Editor’s note: The Riverside County Planning Commission’s hearing on the proposed cannabis ordinance was 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 20. This story discusses the language...

Pine Cove Water District schedules meeting, Monday, June 18

The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a resolution setting the District's standby fees for fiscal 2018-19. A public hearing on the proposed...

Hidden Lake Bluecurls’ recovery complete

Removed from endangered and threatened status The Hidden Lake Bluecurls will officially be removed from the federal list of Endangered and Threatened Species on July...

Supervisors seek to reduce false alarms for fire, sheriff

Without discussion, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors has given county staff 90 days to develop a false-alarm ordinance. Supervisors Kevin Jeffries (1st District) and...

School district budget grows

Parental role in developing priorities grows, too Last week, June 5, the Hemet Unified School District held public hearings for its proposed 2018-19 budget, which...

Sudden power outage confronts Hill Monday morning

About 8:15 a.m. Monday, June 11, the power went out from Azelea Trails in the north to Anza. About 30 minutes later, power was...

Forest chief says agency applying new tools to help with fire...

Wildfire risk and forest health were the topics that Interim Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Victoria Christiansen testified about at a House of...

County budget looks similar; deficit falling

Although the total Riverside County budget exceeds $5.5 billion, the Board of Supervisors has direct and authoritative control over less than 20 percent. For fiscal...
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