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JP Crumrine

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

Fire fee increase up in smoke

Despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposals to amend the recently enacted fire prevention fee, neither the State Assembly nor Senate could find a solution that...

Anza man guilty of arson

A jury found Joseph A. Heredia, 35, of Anza, guilty on three of six filed charges. Heredia was convicted of arson to an inhabited...

CSA 36 unable to answer finance questions

The County Service Area (CSA) 36 Advisory Committee returned to Town Hall for its monthly meetings. Last week’s session was sparsely attended. The fervor...

Cooley sentenced to 4 years on child pornography possession charge

Jeral Steven Cooley, 30, of Anza, was sentenced to four years in state prison for possession of child pornography (Penal code 311.11(B)). Riverside County...

Initial Thoughts: Another grand jury report …

Twice in three years, a Riverside County grand jury has issued a report on the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD). Neither report addresses mistakes or...

Lightning and thunder awaken Idyllwild

Thunder bellowed for hours and the lightning resembled the strobe lights at a discotheque early Tuesday.

RMRU rescues hiker on Marion Mountain

On Sept. 10, 2011, at 4 p.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of the Marion Mountain Trail near...

State wants to raise fire fee: $150-plus minimum

Even before regulations implementing the recently enacted state fire fee are implemented, state officials submitted proposed changes to ensure a higher fee. Last week,...

Idyllwild School academic performance steadily improves

Idyllwild School’s Annual Performance Index (API) soared 29 points, the largest gain in the district, to 873. Hemet Unified School District’s (HUSD) overall API...

Idyllwild Community Center planning reignited

A new committee of about 10 local residents has been constituted to develop a plan for the anticipated Idyllwild Community Center (ICC). The group,...
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