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

County Corner: Sept. 29, 2011

County executive officer resigns County Executive Bill Luna, 57, resigned effective Oct. 4. Luna had been Riverside County executive officer since July 2008. Ever since he...

PCWD brings water donation to Idyllwild organizations

Last Friday, Jerry Holldber, Pine Cove Water District general manager, and Jerry Johnson, field foreman, delivered and unloaded several cases of Arrowhead bottled water for Idyllwild School. Holldber contacted Arrowhead and received nearly 430 cases of water. Holldber distributed them to Hill organizations such as the Idyllwild and Fern Valley water districts, Idyllwild Fire Department, MDP, RMRU and the Fire Safe Council. Helping Holldber and Johnson, but not shown, was Jeremy Potter.

IFPD Commissioner Ben Killingsworth resigns

(STORY UPDATED Sept. 27, 2011) Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) Commissioner Ben Killingswoth has resigned. In a terse note to his commission colleagues and the...

Initial Thoughts: Budgets & spending …

Editor’s note: I apologize for offering you a second column this week. But this is the result of receiving no letters from you this...

Initial Thoughts: A true fiscal crisis …

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) is in dire straits. The commission confesses the fact when the subject of borrowing money from Riverside County...

Pine Cove water use declining

Pine Cove Water District (PCWD) produced 3.5 million gallons of water during August, which was nearly 1.1 million gallons or 23 percent less than...

People seek Idyllwild Chamber’s support, help

Without fanfare and publicists, the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce has been gradually rebuilding and rejuvenating itself. The growth in membership is only the superficial...

Fern Valley keeping tabs on pipeline project

Fern Valley Water District (FVWD) directors approved a progress payment of $217,000 for El-Co Contractors, the firm installing 3,000 feet of water pipeline. General...

Riverside County looks at layoffs and wage cuts

Layoffs versus salary reductions were the two sides of a debate between two Riverside County supervisors during the Board of Supervisors’ discussion of the...

Palms to Pines Scenic Byway planning progresses

The final sessions to discuss the proposed Palms to Pines Scenic Byway are planned for October. The fourth series of planning meetings occurred from...
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