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Past Tense: March 13, 2014

Past Tense: March 13, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 Caretakers of the Bunker Ranch found themselves snowbound for seven weeks with dwindling provisions.   60 years ago – 1954 The Isaac Walton League built and installed 14 signs to warn motorists about deer on local highways.   55 years ago – 1959 More than 60 mountaineers attended a workshop, […]

Readers write: Kudos to the TC …

Editor: Kudos to the Idyllwild Town Crier for publishing such a comprehensive, quality print and online publication. I’m visiting the area for the first time, staying in our fifth wheel at Thousand Trails RV Resort and the first thing I did when coming in to town was buy a copy of your newspaper. I recently […]

Obituary: Gary Bischof

Gary Bischof was born March 1, 1938, and passed away in Redding Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife Laurie, and brothers Kent Bischof of Hemet and Dale Bischof of Weaverville, CA. He also is survived by sisters Sharon Niese of Riverside and Sandra Cummings of Paso Robles. A full military service […]

Readers write: Stolen deer prompts awareness

Editor: The recent theft of the deer sculpture, among other unfortunate happenings around Idyllwild, has prompted me to question whether or not I am a good “community watcher.” As the chair for Idyllwild Deer Sightings, it made sense that I would notice the sculpture missing. What didn’t make sense was that, although the sculpture was […]

Clubs: Chess Club and the Friends of San Jacinto Valley

Chess Club In spite of the bad weather Sunday, kids showed up in multi-layers of clothing to battle each other on the boards. A surprise development of the club is the side checkers game and who dominates it. Everybody’s favorite good guy, Paul Hamilton, operates on his victim challengers with the precision of a surgeon, […]

Town Hall Youth Basketball, Golf and Town Hall Adult Volleyball

Town Hall Youth Basketball Sports Coordinator Richard Mozeleski gave this report: In kindergarten through grade 3 action last Tuesday night, the Red Ninja rallied on the back. Geneva Dagnall’s 14 points on 7 tough inside shots were too much for the first-place Barracudas. The Ninjas won 16-11 to pull into second place in the division. […]

Past Tense: March 6, 2014

Past Tense: March 6, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 With the help of a slide rule, Larry Smith estimated he had removed 8 tons of snow from his roof.   60 years ago – 1954 The snow pack in Tahquitz Valley, the survey team found, measured only 28 inches in depth.   55 years ago – 1959 Planes and […]

Creature Corner: March 6, 2014

Creature Corner: March 6, 2014

Two dogs were found near Lake Fulmor. Call ARF 951-659-1122. Lucy in the sky with diamonds … in her eye. She is a shiny, small black Lab-mix about 1 to 2 years old. This smart little girl has already learned the doggy door, and basic commands such as sit, stay and shake. She loves to […]

News of Record: March 6, 2014

News of Record: March 6, 2014

Fire log The Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Feb. 25 to Monday, March 3:   Idyllwild Feb. 25 — Medical aid. Feb. 26 —  Three medical aids. Feb. 26 — Auto collision with injuries. Feb. 27 — Medical aid. Feb. 27 — Service call. Feb. 28 — Alarm activation, unintentional. Feb. […]

Readers write: Seek alternatives to Round-up© …

Editor: I read “Snakes arrive early at local animal sanctuary” with concern when the groundskeeper stated he has sprayed Round-up© and will need to make a large batch to control the weeds this winter. In the past two years, Spain and Denmark have confirmed the hazardous chemical in Round-up© has contaminated their ground water. There […]

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