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

Forest Service warning about fire danger — “Very High”

John Miller of the San Bernardino National Forest has shared the following warning for the visitors to the San Jacinto Ranger District. Fire Danger Elevated...

Mike Sherman, new interim chief of Idyllwild Fire

Last night, Jan. 10, retired Crest Forest Fire Chief Mike Sherman agreed to become the interim Fire Chief for the Idyllwild Fire Protection District. He...

Congressional candidate Ruiz visits Idyllwild

Dr. Raul Ruiz, Democratic candidate for the California Congressional District 36 seat, visited the Town Crier Thursday, Jan. 5. After a hectic few months raising money for his campaign this year and a full week of emergency room work at Eisenhower Medial Center, Ruiz came to Idyllwild for a few days of rest and peace

Initial thoughts: The community is part of the solution for IFPD...

Is the Idyllwild Fire Protection District suffering from a financial crisis? Is it or is it not approaching insolvency? If IFPD were fiscally healthy,...

Idyllwild Fire budget in ‘danger’ zone

After a nearly four-hour budget workshop on Saturday, commission recognized the district’s perilous financial condition ...

Hillman hearing delayed

Last week, Riverside County Judge Becky Dugan continued the trial and appeal until March 2012 for Christopher V. Hillman, 48, of Hesperia, brother-in-law of...

Lawler Fire 95 percent contained, Monday evening

The Lawler Fire, which started Sunday, Jan. 8, was at 95 percent containment Monday evening. The burned acreage is about 14 acres within the...

Lawler Fire update

The Lawler Fire, which started Sunday, Jan. 8, remains at 70 percent containment and has burned about 14 acres, according to Kate Kramer, Forest...

Lawler Fire pictures

A brush fire was reported on Highway 243 just north of Black Mountain Road at 2:53 a.m. Sunday ...
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