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

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...

Idyllwild customers want to pursue possibility of consolidating water districts

One of the issues discussed during the Idyllwild Water District rate workshop was consolidation of the three local water districts — Idyllwild, Fern Valley...

Primary had close races, but not broad appeal

At 6 a.m., the tentative election results have one clear message. The Primary election was boring for California voters. Turnout was will be less...

Locals turn out for June 5 primary

Voters came early to cast ballots in California’s primary election, Tuesday, June 5. By 7:15 a.m., nearly 10 voters had completed the two-page ballot. The polls are open until 8 p.m.

Variety of issues discussed at IWD rate workshop

Although the table for directors was virtually empty, the Idyllwild Water District’s conference room was full of customers concerned about the district’s rate hike...
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