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Today’s Health Issues: Dietary supplements …

It is estimated that about half of all Americans take nutritional supplements. The question is why? The Food and Drug Administration states that “unlike drugs, supplements are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure diseases.” That means that supplements should not be advertised, as is common practice, as if they would “lower blood pressure,” […]

It Takes a Village: IAA alum featured in national TV ad

The Idyllwild community and the campus have a unique symbiotic relationship which truly takes a village to be successful. Our community of Idyllwild can take pride in seeing so many of our IAA students leave the fold and take flight to accomplish their goals — they further the notoriety of our town and campus along […]

Past Tense: March 21, 2013

Past Tense: March 21, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Fern Valley residents were about to vote on a $250,000 bond issue to purchase the Fern Valley Mutual Water System. 60 years ago – 1953 A team of forestry insect experts from the U.S. Bureau of Entomology toured the district and reported that the local National Forest area was in […]

Creature Corner: March 21, 2013

Creature Corner: March 21, 2013

Welcome back to Sandy, our sun goddess. Things don’t always work out the first time, so she’s back to share the sun with Oreo at ARF. Such a confident little girl, she prefers to soak up the rays, while Oreo and Shannon have playtime. Sandy is a young Chihuahua mix. She is good with other […]

Off the Leash: The schizophrenia of faith …

I had a conversation with my youngest daughter, a college student, this week about religion. She was raised in the Episcopal Church here in Idyllwild and holds to the particular tenets of the church in which she was raised, which many of us do. She has attended various Christian gatherings with her friends in San […]

Tax Tips: Trusts and taxes

Trusts have become extremely popular in recent years. The most popular type is the intervivos or living trust which is used to control the disposition of your assets after death while avoiding probate. Many of these trusts are A-B trusts where the trust splits on the death of the first spouse into two trusts: the […]

Ramblings From Roscoe: Emergency Preparedness – Part 1 …

Did you feel it? Maybe you heard it? There was a 4.7 earthquake that shook the Hill around 10 a.m. Monday morning. What you may not know is that there was a smaller one at 2.7 about 20 minutes earlier; a 3.0 in the La Quinta area about the same time, and during the next three hours four more “aftershocks” that varied between 2.5 and 2.8 occurred.

Outside Idyllwild: Tidbits …

Outside Idyllwild: Tidbits …

Last week, I spent almost all my time indoors recovering from the bad flu or cold that has been going around this winter. This was the second time this winter that I came down with this affliction and I don’t ever want to go through this again. On two occasions, I did get out and […]

Off the Main Roads: Eat better for backpacking …

Ever find it hard to get back on the trail again after a big meal? Or be hiking along and suddenly bonk? When backpacking, when you eat can be as important as what you eat. In order to keep your body in the best shape to move up the trail, you need to eat the […]

Creature Corner: March 14, 2013

Creature Corner: March 14, 2013

It’s your lucky day! Wear your green and enjoy the March special at ARF. Get double the meow for the price of one. Mr. Grey, Lacki and Meow Meow are just a few of the many furry reasons to come into ARF. The diva Miss Jezabelle purrs, “If you are a lover of the feline […]

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