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JP Crumrine

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

County Corner: July 2011

After three months as the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, Kari Verjil submitted her report of the agency’s operations and needs to the Board of Supervisors on June 28.

Scratch secession, convene constitutional confab

The state of South California is no longer 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s highest priority. Although he will spearhead a private effort to bring...

New California state fire fee approved

On Thursday, July 7, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation imposing a $150 annual fire protection fee on private property owners within State Responsibility Areas...

IFPD Candidates’ Corner: Pete Caparelli

J.P. Crumrine interviews incumbent Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioner Pete Caparelli, who is seeking another term.

IFPD Candidates’ Corner: Paul Riggi

J.P. Crumrine interviews incumbent Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioner Paul Riggi, who is seeking another term.

VIDEO: Celebration marks Ernie Maxwell centennial

Laurie Maxwell (top left) and family gather at the Ernie Maxwell Scenic trailhead in Humber Park prior to the Friday EMax hike

EPA limits rat poisons to protect kids, pets

On June 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a ban on the sale to residential consumers of the most toxic rat and...

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...