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JP Crumrine

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

Forest Service continuing to burn piles of slash in Pine Cove

The U.S. Forest Service will continue to conduct pile burns this week along the Pine Cove Fuel Break. The Forest Service has an estimated 2,000...

Trump administration considers changes to Desert Conservation Plan

About 17 months after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management adopted the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which applies to about 10.8 million acres...

Forest Service burnt piles this week

The U.S. Forest Service started a pile burn Tuesday, Feb. 13, along the Pine Cove Fuel Break. On Monday, the Forest Service completed a...

Gold spotted oakborer still present and threat to oaks

Grinding Station clarifies tree-size policy It is still winter — the middle of February. Few minds have begun to think or worry about the Gold...

Supervisors cautious about budget and projections

Uncontrollable increases down the road While the discussion of the Riverside County 2017-18 budget mid-year review did not create panic nor any major cutbacks last week,...

Pine Cove Water District 2016 salaries and compensation

Editor’s note: Each year, the Town Crier reports the information below for the three local water districts — Fern Valley, Idyllwild and Pine Cove...

County formulating vision for future growth

A Supervisor Washington-initiated effort Riverside County is developing a vision or strategic plan to guide policy and budget issues over the next decade. Vision 2030...

Sniff has big lead in campaign contributions race

The Riverside County sheriff’s race has tightened over the past six months. In the spring of 2017, incumbent Sheriff Stan Sniff seemed to have...

Ah one, ah two, and three!

More to the mathematics of music than the beat   “Musical form is close to mathematics — not perhaps to mathematics itself, but certainly to something...

11 bald eagles seen Saturday in Southern California

The third bald eagle count of 2017-18 was very popular. More than 200 volunteers, twice the number of participants for the December count, helped...
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