Congress gives Forest Service more money than administration requested

The U.S. Congress was much more sympathetic to the U.S. Forest Service’s funding needs and requests than the Trump administration’s revised fiscal year 2017-18...

Voepel offers legislative package to benefit students, families, workers

Assemblyman Randy Voepel (District 71) submitted a package of legislation last week for the benefit of working Californians and their families, children and students....

District Attorney unhappy with passage of Proposition 47

On Nov. 4, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reduces certain non-serious and non-violent property and drug offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. The measure...

NWS works out new deal with IFPD

Wednesday, March 18, the Town Crier reported that, after a Tuesday meeting with National Weather Service officials here in Idyllwild, the Town Crier had...

Interstate 10 closed near Desert Center; repair contract awarded

The Caltrans announced that Interstate 10 is closed between Route 86 and the Arizona State Line. Sunday’s severe storm caused a section of eastbound I-10...

Sen. Stone opens two offices in county

In order to best serve his constituents, newly elected state Sen. Jeff Stone (R-28th) announced Monday he will have two offices within the district,...

House wants to fund fighting wildland fires without borrowing Forest Service...

The House of Representatives passed “The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” on Nov. 1. The legislation (H.R. 2936) has moved to the Senate...

Traffic crash scene cleared

CHP originally received a report of a two-vehicle collision with minor injuries at 11:18 a.m. Monday. The crash involved a pick-up truck with a camper...

Forest Service to raise prices for printed maps

The price of national forest and grassland visitor maps (plastic or paper) will increase to $14 per map Jan. 1, 2018. Now, visitor maps...

State fiscal analysis for 2018-19 looks promising

Caution about revenues beyond that California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office issued a positive outlook for the next few fiscal years. Of course, a recession will change the...
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