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Outside Idyllwild: Winter returns to Idyllwild …

Outside Idyllwild: Winter returns to Idyllwild …

Soon it will be spring again, or in our case, one of those glorious April days when you think winter is over. Anyone who has lived in Idyllwild or visited frequently knows what I mean. The sun shines brightly without a cloud in the sky and warms you over 70 degrees. You’re thinking of putting […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 23, 2012

Creature Corner: Feb. 23, 2012

Found: Male dog in Hurkey Creek area. Call ARF to identify, (951) 659-1122.

Look what the wind blew in! Weighing about five pounds, you’ll never even know she’s on your lap. Introducing Miss Feather who was found wandering on Highway 243. Quite the agile girl, she is young, energetic, loving and full of tricks. We believe she is a powder puff Chinese crested mix. We know she is just a sweetheart. Boo is looking for you! This 1-1⁄2-year-old Chiweenie is pure love on the end of your leash. Another good lap dog, Boo will need a secure yard to play in. Friendly with dogs, cats and kids. He will be a great lifetime friend.

Past Tense: Feb. 23, 2012

Past Tense: Feb. 23, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 Townsfolk were invited to a premiere showing of “Ballad of Idyllwild,” a movie made on the campus of ISOMATA (now the Idyllwild Arts Academy). Marais and Miranda were the authors, and Meredith Willson contributed to the theme song. 55 years ago – 1957 The search was abandoned for a nude […]

Off the Leash: Does Jesus ride in your heart or on your bumper? …

I’ve decided to depart from my usual political rant this month and take on an equally controversial subject — religion. More specifically, I want to address Christianity. It’s not that I find other faiths less relevant or valid. Out of respect, I choose not to speak for those faiths to which I don’t belong. It’s […]

Lifelines: When death invades life …

Jan. 30 was a disastrous day for me. Since July, I have been the Director of Program and Curriculum at Idyllwild Pines Camp. On Jan. 30, my employment was abruptly terminated. As is typical in this sort of situation, I felt it was handled poorly. I was given two hours to leave my office and […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 16, 2012

Creature Corner: Feb. 16, 2012

Mancha decided to take a little stroll, but was quickly reunited with her very worried owner. As was Harab, the friendly white Pitbull. Paws up to you both. Bentley, aka Bronson, the chocolate American Staffordshire is now in a trial home. A big bow wow for Lulu, who has finally found her forever home. It’s the week of love, and our hearts go out to the family of Greta, who passed over the rainbow bridge, the broken hearts will take a long time to heal with the loss of our special Sophie. We will always remember her smile and the way she sat so pretty.

Past Tense: Feb. 16.2012

Past Tense: Feb. 16.2012

55 years ago – 1957 Police called off the search for Stephen D. Gallagher, who was reported missing while hiking in Tahquitz Canyon. All that was found of him were his clothes and shoes, which he removed before his disappearance. 50 years ago – 1962 Three women joined the Pine Cove fire department’s rescue squad […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Unusual foods people eat …

I love food but there are some things I will not eat. Different cultures have unusual cuisines. One’s delicacy may be another’s untouchable. When I was a little girl, my maternal grandfather traveled to a Mexican grocery store. There he would purchase a barbecued calf head with the brain and eyes still in. The brain […]

Tax Tips: Tax myths

With the tax code approaching the size of the Encyclopedia Britannica, it’s little wonder there are many misconceptions and erroneous beliefs regarding tax regulations. Many people feel that when making charitable deductions, as long as they have their cancelled checks or credit card receipt they’re covered. Nowadays, however, the IRS requires substantiation from the charity […]

Outside Idyllwild: More trails with photo opportunities …

Outside Idyllwild: More trails with photo opportunities …

No discussion of scenic views would be complete without talking about South Ridge Trail, which offers excellent views of both Strawberry Valley (Idyllwild) and Garner Valley. Although the nearly mile-long road to the trailhead can be a little iffy and downright impassable in the winter months, you can usually get to the trailhead in a […]

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