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One fateful moment turns paramedic into an artistic carver

Idyllwild local Cory Lavy wasn’t always the artistic type. While he was born and raised in Idyllwild, Lavy was more interested in the fire and medical world than he ever was with the arts. Cory Lavy with his most intricately carved piece to date.PHOTO BY HALEIGH LAVY While in high...

COVID-19 Local Update: Two weeks and still in the red tier, but that could change

The county remains in the red tier of the state’s tier system. The county moved from the purple to the red tier two weeks ago on Sept. 22. However, that could change if the numbers continue to increase, pushing the county back to the purple tier.The newspaper had to go to press before it could report the...

How Black people have never really been able to breathe

Eight minutes and 46 seconds. Sit still for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Now, imagine being pressed against the ground and having a knee on your neck for that period of time without the ability to get the oxygen you need to survive. Eight minutes and 46 seconds. How long does it take before you realize that...

Members: Having trouble getting your TCs by mail?

The Town Crier uses the USPS to deliver hundreds of TC newspapers to Members each week, literally from Hawaii to Maine. We’ve all read and heard about mail delays in the United States Postal Service (USPS) since new internal regulations were imposed this summer by a new administrator.A Member in Arizona, to whom we have been mailing...

Vote-by-Mail ballots for Nov. 3 presidential general election on the way to voters

By Riverside CountyContributed Approximately 1,200,000 vote-by-mail ballots were mailed to voters starting Monday, Oct. 5, for the presidential general election on Nov. 3. Completed ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters Office, any voter assistance center or ballot drop-off location within Riverside County no later than the close of polls on Election...

County dissolves another CSA advisory committee

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors dissolved another local County Service Area (CSA) advisory committee last week, CSA 36 for the Idyllwild area. The board of supervisors dissolved the CSA 38 (Pine Cove) advisory committee earlier this year.Supervisor Chuck Washington’s recommended motion to dissolve the committee reads: “The Advisory Committee for CSA 36 Idyllwild was established on...

Hemet Police Department arrests local

Johnathan Kyler Nunn, 25 Photo courtesy of Hemet Police Department By The Hemet Police DepartmentContributed On Oct. 2 at about 5:40 p.m., a Hemet Police Department (HPD) officer was patrolling the area of Domenigoni Parkway near Sanderson Avenue in the city of Hemet. The officer noticed a...

TC’s index to California ballot propositions 20-25

There are 12 propositions on California’s ballot, Props. 14-25. If you are a registered voter in California, you probably recently received the “Official Voter Information Guide” (guide) in the mail from the California Secretary of State. It is 111 pages long. The Town Crier thought it might be useful for voters to see the various propositions laid...

One collision on mountain roads last week

Last week, the mountain area had one traffic collision, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Matt Napier.On Oct. 3 at 4:15 p.m., Serina Inman, 36, of Hemet, was driving her green 2001 Ford Mustang at a stated speed of 35-40 mph west on Highway 74 just west of May Valley Road when she failed to...

Creature Corner: October 8, 2020

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats visited with Wyatt, a recent ARF adoptee.Chili: (entering the office) Hello? Is anyone here?Whiskers: (entering the office with the other cats) Who the heck are you?Chili: I’m Chili, the new ARF puppy.Sadie: Oh my gosh! It is so nice to meet you. Please tell us about yourself.Chili:...
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