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Category: Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Reaction to human trafficking

Soroptimist International of Idyllwild is a women’s service organization that maintains a visible presence in Idyllwild through numerous community activities and scholarships to local girls and women. One of this year’s events was a Celebration of Women and the Arts, held to raise funds for Soroptimist International’s current global mission of ending human trafficking, a […]

Opinion: Cancer study recruits volunteers

What if we could personally participate in research that might help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? What if our involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to the elimination of cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? What if we could make it so just one family never has to […]

Opinion: Carbon dioxide concentrations

On May 5, 350.org [an organization trying to create a global grassroots movement to deal with the issue of global warming] conducted a global day of action to call attention to impending climate change. Occupy Idyllwild stood at the town monument and handed out information regarding the catastrophic impacts of climate change. Since the beginning […]

Opinion: Remembering Don Lenik

It was so moving to attend the memorial service for Don Lenik at the Community Center site on Sunday. I have to admit, not having known him for very many years, I was not aware of much of his history — his work as a printer, writer, union member, comittment to social justice, etc. My […]

Opinion: Standards

I may be the only person to object to the cartoon by Chris Fisher in the Town Crier’s May 17, edition, but I need to vent. I find it ironic that the word c­­‑‑‑ appears in a cartoon on the same page as J.P.’s editorial which mentions, among other things, the recent awards the newspaper […]

Opinion: SCE rate fee small compared to AB 32 costs

In response to the letter from Merrie VonSeggern [about the Southern California Edison proposed fee increase in the May 3 issue of the Town Crier], I hate to say it, but that fee difference of $2 is nothing. Just wait. California Assembly Bill 32 is not fully implemented yet and when it is in place, […]

Opinion: Protect pets from rat poisons

Recently, while painting the laundry room, I moved items from a shelf to the floor. Bad move. You see, one of the things I moved was rat poison. If I open a bottle of aspirin, I have to fumble with a child-resistant cap. But rat poison comes in a flimsy plastic container whose lid has […]

Opinion: The value of building codes

I can’t be silent on the two letters on evil building codes and their implications to this community. International Building Codes [IBC] are adopted about every three years by most municipalities. Note the word “international.” Most codes are common and widely adopted by virtually every state. It’s the enforcement that varies from none to tons. […]

Opinion: Genetically modified foods

Congratulations to food-aware residents and visitors of small but mighty Idyllwild! The Label GMOs campaign collected close to one million signatures, of which 803 were gathered in our town alone, from Californians who care what they eat. All that effort was just to get the initiative onto the ballot in November. The next step is […]

Opinion: Response: Music and noise

Now come on, surely you could have come in and talked to me. I am truly sorry you didn’t, as I have always had great respect for this town and the businesses in it. I have spent sixteen years of my life caring about it. I do not like the music too loud myself, I […]

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