Fire and Forest: Buy local firewood — keep pests off the...

Around the house we can always find pests that are more of a nuisance in our everyday lives than they are damaging — irritants...

Creature Corner: May 7, 2015

Introducing the survivors from Highway 243: Catnis, the Maltese, Peeta the brown and white, and Rue, the Chihuahua-mix. For days the community and animal control...

Past Tense: May 7, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Trout season opened and eager anglers stood shoulder to shoulder at Lake Fulmor.   60 years ago - 1955 A two-man snowshoe party...

Fashion Jack: Shoes

Q. I have more than 100 pairs of shoes? Is that too many? -L.S., Idyllwild A. It depends on how many feet you...

Past Tense: April 30, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Ernie Maxwell was completing the 1950 U.S. Census report for this area.   60 years ago - 1955 Although disappointed by the actions...

Creature Corner: April 30, 2015

Hurray for Griffin. He found his forever and ever home with a feline and a new mom. We still have two found dogs that...

Past tense: April 23, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Idyllwild residents performing in the Ramona pageant were Flo Wendelken as Margarita, Lee Dutton as Juan Canito and Boy Scout...

Fashion Jack: Dreaded questions

Q. What should I answer when my wife asks, “Does this dress make me look fat?” -Donald, Long Beach A. Don’t even look. Just bellow “NO!”...

Past tense: April 16, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 The U.S. Forest Service was finishing plans for the Lake Fulmor dedication ceremony. 60 years ago - 1955 First- and second-graders from...

Off the Main Roads: Nature’s soundscape …

I was recently hiking a rugged mountain trail when I realized that a man was approaching from behind me. I realized this when he...

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