Share/Bookmark County Park, actually the official name is Idyllwild Park, is part of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District and is located at 54000 Riverside County Playground Road. The actual sign, which I have called County Park Rd. for the 35 years I have lived in Idyllwild, says Riv. Co. Playground Rd. I […]
You don’t get to be 82 years old without learning, often the hard way, that life is full of ups and downs. It could be as early as kindergarten when someone you really liked didn’t give you a Valentine’s Day card, or in high school when you realized that tomorrw was the beginning of summer vacation.
The mountain suits her style, as Lilly is a shepherd/husky mix. She has lots of good energy and, of course, her favorite pastime is being in the outdoors. This 8-year-young girl is gentle on the leash and loves to walk and ride in the car. She also loves to play in the snow. Pleasing her human is always on top of the list. Lilly can shake, sit, stay and loves children, cats and other dogs. Bring your leash, because this girl won’t last long.
Share/Bookmark60 years ago – 1951 The Town Crier was making plans to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Ernie Maxwell, the paper’s founder, banged out the first issue of the paper on a manual typewriter on Nov. 1, 1946. 55 years ago – 1956 Local Forest Service firefighters had a harrowing close call as they fought a […]
Share/BookmarkI saw my friend Maurie sitting in front of Gary’s Deli on Sunday. I hadn’t really seen Maurie since we did the Spitler Peak Trail last May. So, I asked him what he had been up to and he replied that he was there with an 80-year-old Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hiker. It turns out […]
Share/BookmarkLast week, Tom [Chester] and I went on yet another hunt for the rare Cliff cinquefoil (Potentilla rimicola), this time at a site that produced three reports from a host of people on the same day in 1924. I can only imagine that there must have been a party of botanists on a field trip […]
Share/Bookmark60 years ago – 1951 The crew drilling well no. 2 for the Fern Valley Mutual Water Co. were experiencing their toughest assignment in years. The drill had to pass through 70 feet of solid granite down to 130 feet. 55 years ago – 1956 Nearly 400 county educators, administrators and groups concerned with education […]
Share/BookmarkI worry. Sometimes I worry too much. I get a thought in my head and I become like a pit bull, I can’t let it go. It’s not good for me. In the past, it has caused me, and those close to me, problems. I think it’s because I have lousy denial mechanisms. Woody Allen […]
Share/BookmarkEditor’s note: In his August column, Chief Walker wrote about his first-hand observations of the Wallow Fire, which occurred in Arizona during May through July. Unfortunately, the chief could not prepare a September column because his Interagency Management Team was summoned to the Umpqua Complex Fire in Oregon. At 680 acres, the Umpqua Complex includes […]