Found: Black and white female cat around Hemstreet area in Fern Valley. Call ARF to identify 659-1122. Six baby pit bull mix puppies and 2 black lab/golden retriever mix babies need a home. Pictures are available at ARF. Our new address is 26890 Hwy. 243. You’ll see our signs. Four paws up to Missy, our […]
60 years ago – 1951 The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce endorsed county plans for a local building code. 55 years ago – 1956 The Town Crier threw a 10th-anniversary potluck celebration at Town Hall. Everyone was invited to come and “talk over old times and swap yarns about our beginnings on the Hill.” 50 years […]
I can’t recall the first time I met James Haney. He seemed to just materialize into my consciousness fully formed as a friend and buddy. Looking back, it was as if we were meant to be good friends from the start and there was no “getting to know you” phase like most friendships. One thing […]
Is it better to be feared or loved? This question was posed by Machiavelli in his book “The Prince” back in the 1500s. The question possesses both political and religious ramifications. As a lifelong Christian, I’ve often wrestled with this schizophrenic notion of God. On one hand, we have the demanding and wrathful God found […]
I wrote a similar column about this time last year but the message is still very important to your individual safety, your home and the community in general. After 39 years in the fire suppression business, I still can’t predict fire season exactly and I’ve never met anyone who can. However there are a few […]
Found: Almost all black male cat near Fireside Inn in Idyllwild. Blue collar. Please call ARF at (951) 659-1122 to identify. Abandoned on the ARF front porch in a cardboard box, alone and afraid, was a beautiful female Maine coon tabby mix we are calling Sweet Pea. A soft mixture of gray, black and white, she will be available soon for adoption. A reminder: It is against the law to abandon your animals. Without a medical record, we have no record of prior vaccinations and rabies shots, which could result in over inoculation.
60 years ago – 1951 Native Americans from the valley were gathering acorns in Strawberry Valley, where the crop was tremendous. 55 years ago – 1956 Hill Republicans and Independent voters turned out 134 strong to the Dwight Eisenhower birthday party at the Hillbilly Lodge. Featured speaker was Loyd Wright, Sr., Speaker of the House […]
Every week takes teamwork to produce the paper. Last Tuesday, Town Crier employees were put through the paces. The power went out when Halie and James, in production, were completing pages to send electronically to the printer. We knew that we had a generator downstairs in the storage room but no one knew the last […]
55 years ago – 1956 Of the 651 registered voters from Pine Cove to Anza, 384 were Republican, 225 were Democrats, and 42 declined to state their party affiliation. 50 years ago – 1961 Bonnar Blong, local game manager, reported the extreme drought had caused a drastic drop in the number of coyotes, bobcats and […]
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.