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JP Crumrine

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

Hill Wildfire Protection Plan on supervisors’ agenda

The 2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plan was unanimously approved 4-0 by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Dec. 12. Third District Supervisor Chuck...

Revenue reliant on consumption creates volatility for IWD

At the Idyllwild Water District’s workshop and study session Dec. 6, directors listened to Interim General Manager Jack Hoagland describe the current water and...

Quakes in south Riverside County cause no damage

Several moderate earthquakes occurred between the Julian and Borrego Springs areas last week. Their magnitude ranged in size from almost 2.1 to 4.0. The...

Idyllwild School gives kids a warm place during blackout

The power outage last week had no exemptions. But Idyllwild School, as several local businesses, did have an emergency generator onsite to help. The outage...

Judge dismisses state fire fee litigation

While Judge Shelleyanne W.L. Chang did not issue a final ruling on the litigation between the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and Cal Fire regarding...

Power restored — Hill without electric more than 24 hours

By about 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, all electrical power had been restored to Hill communities. Just before noon Thursday, Dec. 7, Southern California...

Power going off

Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz alerted the Town Crier that SCE has planned to shut power down to the Hill for an indefinite period because...

UPDATED: Power restored for some, center of town and Fern Valley...

Trees were down throughout the town and Hill. Power out late Wednesday night in a part of Idyllwild, then all of Hill (about 2,400...

Zach Behrens heads SBNF media

Zach Behrens is the new public information officer for the San Bernardino National Forest, replacing John Miller who retired at the end of July. Behrens left...

State taxing ambulance transports

Intent to increase federal funds for Medi-Cal The state is using emergency medical transports to garner funding increases for its Medi-Cal program from the federal...
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