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

Stone suggests SoCal as 51st state

Last week, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (3rd District) proposed that Riverside and possibly several other counties split from California to form a new...

Initial Thoughts: Disappointment, now and then …

Happy Birthday wishes to Ernie Maxwell. We’re only in the middle of celebrating Ernie Maxwell week. The county Board of Supervisors has designated the entire...

Fire commission accepts union language

In a special meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission adopted changes to the District’s contract with Idyllwild Career Firefighters Association (ICFA). The...

Idyllwild Water adopts 2011-12 budget: Balanced and no rate increase

Hours before the 2010-11 fiscal year ended, the Idyllwild Water District (IWD) adopted its 2011-12 budgets. The financial committee, composed of Directors Jim Billman...

Three guilty pleas

In the past week, two local women, Teri Danette Blackburn and Diane May Black, and one man, Steven Thomas Cook, pleaded guilty to felony...

State budget dashes school districts’ fiscal authority

Local school districts, such as Hemet Unified School District (HUSD), awoke Wednesday morning to learn the budget legislation signed Thursday essentially eliminates their ability to control expenses for the next year.

Idyllwild Water adopts 2011-12 budget

Hours before the 2010-11 fiscal year ended, the Idyllwild Water district (IWD) adopted its 2011-12 budgets. The financial committee, composed of directors Jim Billman...

Maxwell Community Spirit award finalists announced

The Town Crier is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2011 Ernie Maxwell Community Spirit Award: Idyllwild Community Fund for their grants to...

Preliminary IFPD budget in the red

In a special meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission adopted a preliminary 2011-2012 budget. The fiscal year begins July 1 and the budget...

Initial Thoughts: Ernie Maxwell and community spirit

Editor’s note: Ernie and Betty Maxwell wrote the column below. It first was published in the Oct. 28, 1952 issue. Each week this month...
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