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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 […]

Forest Service seeks public’s comment

The U.S. Forest Service announced last week that San Bernardino National Forest recreation managers will be seeking public comments on their proposals for the 2013-14 State of California Off-Highway Vehicle grant program. Specifically, these grant proposals would be for Cooperative Agreements with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division. The national forest staff is encouraging the public […]

Governor signs drought legislation

On Saturday, March 1, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies. “Legislators across the aisle have now voted to help hard-pressed communities that face water shortages,” said Brown in the press release. “This legislation marks a crucial step — but Californians must […]

Dog Days

Dog Days

Board of Equalization may lower gasoline excise tax rate

On Friday, Feb. 14, the California State Board of Equalization announced it will consider adjusting the excise tax rate for gasoline downward by $0.035 during its scheduled Feb. 25 meeting in Culver City. Gasoline prices have declined and are projected to remain low during the next fiscal year. If adopted, between July 1, 2014 and […]

Another point of view: Lauren Salter, our local Olympic contender

Editor: Olympics. I have been enjoying the games and the excitement and am amazed at how close winning a run or a slide or any one of the events can be. And I think of Lauren Salter who is an Olympic hopeful right here in our midst. She’s one of us, a home-town girl and […]

Clubs: Idyllwild Conversations

Clubs: Idyllwild Conversations

Sports: Middle School Basketball and Adult Volleyball

Sports: Middle School Basketball and Adult Volleyball

Past tense: Feb. 27, 2014

Past tense: Feb. 27, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 There were heated arguments at the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce meeting regarding whether the Chamber acted properly in endorsing plans for a cocktail bar at the Idyllwild Inn.   60 years ago – 1954 During the opening weekend of Idyllwild Market, owner Joe Darnell rigged up an alarm set to […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 27, 2014

Creature Corner: Feb. 27, 2014

And they call it “Puppy Love.” So Mrs. Beasley, our terrier mix puppy has wiggled her way into a forever home that needed just that…some puppy love. Paws up to you lil one. And huge paws up to Gizmo, our boxer mix who also has found a puppy love home, as he is only a […]

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