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

Local kills power for more than 2,000, twice

Southern California Edison reported power was out for two hours to more than 2,300 customers in Idyllwild, Saturday afternoon April 7. Then it...

Idyllwild Water plans special meeting with rate study consultant

The Idyllwild Water District has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. The meeting will be in the District’s Board Room. Representatives...

Forest Service completes Thomas Mountain burns

The pile and broadcast burns on Thomas Mountain were completed yesterday. Over three days, the U.S. Forest Service burned about 570 acres, according to...

Forest Service burning on Thomas Mountain

On Monday, April 2, the U.S. Forest Service resumed burns on Thomas Mountain. In January, the Forest Service burned about 240 acres....

Charles-Stigall resigns from IFPD commission

Another Idyllwild special-district director has stepped down from office because of health reasons. Jeannine Charles-Stigall, commissioner of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District since 2009, submitted...

Sheriff’s Association funding Bianco campaign

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s re-election effort is encountering strong opposition from several within his department. The first opposition was Lt. Chad Bianco’s announcement...

Pretrial activities begin for Pinyon homicide case

Trial preparations for Robert Pape and Cristin Smith, charged with the 2006 Pinyon murders of Jon Hayward, Vicki Friedli and Vicki’s daughter Becky, began...

3.4 tremor in Anza

On Easter night, a large (magnitude 3.4) earthquake occurred about 9 miles west/southwest of Anza and 18 miles east of Temecula. This shake was...

Does county risk injured lives ignoring IFPD’s medical response capability?

Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz and the fire commission are concerned, actually upset, over Riverside County’s inability, perhaps unwillingness, to employ the “closest-available unit”...

Fire commission to hold workshop on possible parcel-fee increase

During its March 27 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission set a workshop next month to look at revenue sources, approved two...
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