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

Out Loud: Social media benefits …

When the power when out all over the mountain last Friday, Jack and I left the office for the wine bar so I could sit and update the situation on our website for our readers. During last summer’s fires, social media played a big role as an information source for people to ask questions and […]

Out Loud: Keep government open …

One of the bills I encourage you to vote for on the June ballot will amend the state Constitution to incorporate the California Public Records Act. Though that act is currently state law, government officials constantly challenge it because the act is yet another rule requiring them to be open and honest with public taxpayers […]

Power outage in Idyllwild

As of 6:11 p.m., Pine Cove and Cedar Glen area residents still reported outages. Edison is investigating the cause of the power outages, as well as re-evaluating the restoration ETA. About 1,629 customers are impacted at this time.   At 5:25 p.m., some people in Idyllwild (particularly Pine Crest Avenue, Cedar Glen, top of Franklin […]

Out Loud: Dispatch a critical issue …

I believe that your self-education on, and then involvement in, the future of Idyllwild Fire’s dispatch services is critical to all of us who reside and visit the Hill communities. The current dispatch service with Riverside County Fire is a superior service and offers a vital skill our rural communities can’t afford to lose. That […]

Art for Jenny sold!

Art for Jenny sold!

Artist Dore Capitani (shown) donated this beautiful metal sculpture, featuring his newest color process, to raise  money to replace Idyllwild Photographer Jenny Kirchner’s photographic equipment stolen from her car in the desert while she was on assignment. A couple bought the sculpture this past weekend so now Idyllwild has raised all but $210 of the […]

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 […]

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