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Creature Corner: Oct. 13, 2011

Creature Corner: Oct. 13, 2011

Come on over to ARF to celebrate because October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Our dogs and cats will be wagging tails and purring tunes all month to help you find the perfect pet. For every dog adoption, we will include dog treats and a CD from Cesar Milan, the renowned dog whisperer, with tips for a new pet in your pack.

Only in Idyllwild: County Park II …

Only in Idyllwild: County Park II …

We ended last week during a momentary lapse in my sense of direction. I was aided when I saw a small white dog trotting around a bend in the trail. This canine was accompanied by another small dog and its owner. I was carefully hiking down the steep end of the Summit Loop Trail. I […]

Before Our Times: Horsepower …

“Getting there is half the fun.” With summer vacation season well behind us, it may be easier to assess the validity of that old adage. In the case of Idyllwild, and with a suitably elastic definition of “fun,” I think it rings true. Let’s return this month to Florence Casebeer’s “Logbook,” where accounts recorded by […]

Fire and Forest: Fire budgets and reality …

Texas has had a terrible fire season. The state has been in a multi-year draught, and this year set a record for low rainfall. Another unwanted record was in heat, in which Texas had the highest average daily temperature through the summer of any state ever recorded. This summer was the hottest and driest Texas […]

Creature Corner: Oct. 6, 2011

Creature Corner: Oct. 6, 2011

Come on over to ARF to celebrate because October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Our dogs and cats will be wagging tails and purring tunes all month to help you find the perfect pet. For every dog adoption, we will include dog treats and a CD from Cesar Millan, the renowned dog whisperer, with tips for adding a new pet to your pack. With every cat adoption, we will include a “get started” package that includes cat toys, litter and cat food. Always included, of course, is the forever love you receive from your 4-legged companion.

Past Tense: Oct. 6, 2011

Past Tense: Oct. 6, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 With only a couple of deer season weeks left, just 94 bucks had been shot locally, compared to 193 in the previous year and 365 bagged 20 years earlier. 55 years ago – 1956 The Riverside County Board of Supervisors denied two liquor license applications from Idyllwild businessmen who sought […]

Outside Idyllwild: A walk in the park …

Outside Idyllwild: A walk in the park …

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 know […]

Off the Cuff – One More Time: The ups and downs of life

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.

Creature Corner: Sept. 29, 2011

Creature Corner: Sept. 29, 2011

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.

Past Tense: Sept. 29, 2011

Past Tense: Sept. 29, 2011

60 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 […]

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