County names Shawn Newman new fire chief

Effective Wednesday, Aug. 1, Shawn C. Newman is the new Cal Fire Riverside Unit and Riverside County Fire Department fire chief. Newman began his career...

WNKI Emergency and Travelers Information broadcast updates

WNKI 578 – 1610 AM, is broadcasting 24/7 from Idyllwild Fire and continues to update our community with reports on the Cranston Fire. Roland...

Need help? These organizations are stepping up with options

• Wildfire Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the Wednesdays of Aug. 1 and 8 at the Idyllwild Library. Facilitated by...

During the Cranston Fire

The Cranston Fire burned thousand of acres around Idyllwild and caused the town to be evacuated. During the fire, several significant events occurred here...

Major evacuations lifted Sunday morning; Cranston 57 percent contained

Saturday was a good day for firefighters battling the Cranston Fire. The fire lines were strengthened, and opportunities for fire spread are becoming fewer.Sunday...

Gov. Brown signed new budget

No water tax and more funds for rainy day On June 27, three days before fiscal year 2018-19 began, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget...

Idyllwild Water notifies customers of contaminations: ‘Not an emergency’

General Manager Jack Hoagland of the Idyllwild Water District issued a press release to the Town Crier on Monday, July 9, indicating that this...

Planning Commission pursues cannabis land-use regs

On Wednesday, June 20, the Riverside County Planning Commission reviewed the proposed land-use ordinance for regulation of cannabis activities in Riverside County. After hearing...

Gillman pleads guilty

Vincent Daniel Gillman, 51, of Pine Cove was arraigned in Riverside County Superior Court on Wednesday, June 19, charged by the District Attorney with...

Metallic balloon safety is worth the weight

With graduations galore in June, Southern California Edison and Alin Party Supply urge secured balloons amid record power outages and potential safety hazards. In his...
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