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JP Crumrine

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

Ruiz fire bill passes House, now with Senate

At the end of February, Rep. Dr. Raul Ruiz’s wildfire bill was passed in the House of Representatives. H.R. 1009 targets disaster-relief funds to victims...

Idyllwild Water GM refuses to let board member put item on...

Idyllwild Water District General Manager Tom Lynch says an individual director has no right to request an item be placed on the agenda. This was...

Idyllwild Water and Idyllwild Brewpub agree on sewerage treatment: Board approves...

Idyllwild Water District directors last week approved a proposed memorandum of understanding with the Idyllwild Brewpub — a big step toward the eventual opening...

FVWD selects new general manager

The next general manager of the Fern Valley Water District will be Victor Jimenez, who currently works for the City of El Monte. He...

Idyllwild School grantmakers award $3,000

The Idyllwild School Youth Grantmakers awarded $3,000 to three separate groups last week. This is the fourth-consecutive year that a group of students made...

Tim Lange resigns from Pine Cove Water board

Tim Lange, elected to the Pine Cove Water District board in August, submitted his resignation at the March 9 meeting. “It is given with mixed...

Mosquitoes a concern on Hill: Stagnant water poses good homes for...

Vector control was the topic at last week’s Mountain Emergency Services Committee meeting. With the expectation of above-normal precipitation this winter, Kathleen Henderson, the...

Lake Hemet eagles nesting during Saturday’s count

Saturday was the fourth and last bald eagle count of the 2015-16 season. Volunteers and federal and state biologists spotted 12 bald eagles at...

Local fire agencies preparing for next fire season

As Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins reminded local fire officials at last week’s Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting, the 2016 fire season is...

Fire finance committee reviewing future costs and revenues: Comparison with other...

At last Wednesday’s finance committee meeting, Idyllwild Fire Capt. Mark LaMont described the budget preparation process and how different assumptions affect the budget request. In...
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