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JP Crumrine

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

A Bee Canyon fire controlled and out

Saturday evening, a small fire (about two-thirds of an acre) started near the Bee Canyon Recreation Shooting Area, according to Zachary Behrens, public information...

Turnout for 2018 primary exceeds past patterns

The voter turnout for last week’s statewide primary election has been described as in terms of low and “no wave,” and as high and...

Many primary candidates eliminated, many races continue to November

Incumbency still popular Generally, the best overall conclusion from last week’s primary election is incumbency remains a powerful vote magnet. Even party registration is a...

Power shut downs to avoid wildfires, damage, to increase

In December 2017, the unexpected electrical power outage throughout the Hill during the extreme wind storm may have been a necessary safety step; but...

Jury finds Pape and Smith guilty of murders

Defendants, Robert Pape, 30, and Cristin Smith, 29, have been found guilty of murder. After 10 days of deliberations, the jury returned guilty verdicts...

Fire commission studying path to convincing voters of need for higher...

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s commissioners discussed the means to convince two-thirds of the district’s voters to raise the parcel, or unit fee, last...

Republican party shrinking in California

Third District remains bastion in county The number of registered Republican voters continues to decline in California. Last week, the Secretary of State released the...

Hemet Unified soliciting feedback on construction priorities

Bond measure may depend on results The Hemet Unified School District is considering a bond measure for school capital improvements. As part of the effort...

Governor signs new water legislation

Target is urban areas, but rural will be affected Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation concerning water usage and water emergencies. “In...

Trial set for Marcus Green

A tentative trial start date in the case against Marcus Green has been set for July 2. Green, 53, of Thermal, was the driver of...
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