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

Supervisors react to Orr’s budget estimates

Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr presented his dismal projections and tough budget recommendations for fiscal year 2016-17, which begins July 1, to the...

Sound of gunshots reported

Wednesday morning, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station received calls from four different people reporting the sound of gunshots in the Cedar Glen...

Zika virus may pose danger to pregnancies: Precautions urged for travel...

The latest health-care concern is the rapidly spreading Zika virus. While primarily limited to South America, health officials are worried that it will eventually...

Lemon Lily Festival preparing for July blooms

Planning for the seventh-annual Lemon Lily Festival is underway, according to Amanda Allen, Idyllwild Nature Center park interpreter, who is organizing the two-day festival...

Assembly discourages Thanksgiving store openings

In January, the state Assembly passed a bill requiring employers to pay double time or twice the regular rate of pay for having someone...

Little response to Preservation District’s effort to apply Mills Act locally

The Local Review Board of the Idyllwild Historic Preservation District discussed the Mills Act and the new parking area in town at its meeting...

Sheriff uncomfortable with future budget proposals: Sniff and CEO Orr have...

Despite County Executive Jay Orr’s optimistic view that significant savings can be found in the county’s public safety budgets, Sheriff Stan Sniff is considerably less...

Cal Fire gets more money for fire protection: Gov. proposes 750...

For next fiscal year, which begins July 1, Gov. Jerry Brown has recommended a $200 million increase for the Cal Fire budget. The agency’s...

Three Parties to allow No Party Preference voters in primary

When voters go to the polls for the June 7 Presidential Primary, three parties have opened their ballot to voters who are registered with...

Rainfall steady, but not record breaking … yet

Rain returned to the Hill Sunday, Jan. 31, and all of the weather stations on the Hill have recorded more rain through midnight Sunday...
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