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Becky Clark is editor and publisher of the Idyllwild Town Crier.

Out Loud: Learning from babes …

I babysat our fifth grandchild, Finn, while his parents went on their first real date Sunday night since his birth nearly four months ago. With two children of my own and experience watching four other grandchildren, you could expect that Clark here, a seasoned pro, knows every nuance of a small baby’s cries. Afterall, a […]

Out Loud – A man of his word …

J.P., our news editor, received an unexpected call in December from a man who identified himself as the new captain at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station. Capt. Ray Wood told him he was interested in being more proactive in Idyllwild. Subsequently, they set a date and time to meet on the Hill. On Friday […]

Out loud: News is news …

Jack and I purchased the local newspaper last June. We had no intention of changing the Town Crier from the newspaper it’s been since the 1950s when the Maxwells (founders in 1946) began publishing hard news — even on the front page. We print news. We don’t count or classify news as good, bad or […]

Out Loud: An Idyllwild treasure …

In the interview in this week’s issue (page 11) with new Park Interpreter Jyoti Kintz, she mentioned that more people are coming to the Nature Center since the Town Crier opened the Visitors Center. The Nature Center is one of the best places to visit in Idyllwild, I think, and we like sending people of […]

Out loud: Looking forward …

By the time the paper is published, 2014 will be upon us quicker than we can imagine. When I think of how life was after retirement toward the end of November and what Jack and I took on in the spring of 2013, I certainly understand why so many people have questioned our sanity. We […]

Out loud: No place like home …

While many of us celebrate the holidays with family and friends, some individuals fall into an inner depression. This pallor of joylessness can be very personal and deep, particularly when family is far away, ties are cut or family simply have passed on. We are blessed that people have places to go here where they […]

Post office to close at noon Christmas Eve

Post office to close at noon Christmas Eve

Post Offices™ Close Early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.   Post Offices nationwide will be open on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Most Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these holiday eves. Regular mail delivery for Dec. 24 and 31 […]

Out loud: Use committees …

As the primary reporter of information about public agencies on the Hill, we need to attend about a dozen meetings a month. Readers depend on us to report what happens so, more often than not, we cover lightly attended meetings. A couple of weeks ago, I attended a meeting in San Francisco where we merged […]

Out Loud: A few kudos …

We produced a paper this week without either an interim operations manager or our incredible Halie, who is on maternity leave, as many of you know. She will be returning at the beginning of the year and though we all here are immensely excited about that, it will be difficult for her to leave little […]

Local indie film seeks locals as volunteer movie extras

The low‐budget, independent feature film “The Cabin,” currently filming in Idyllwild, is seeking extras to volunteer at select times during the upcoming week. Directed by Will Dickerson (Detour), “The Cabin” is a psychological thriller that follows a children’s book author on her return to her hometown upon inheriting the house she grew up in. Extras […]

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