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Category: Initial Thoughts

Initial Thoughts: Measure G hearing Monday …

In Europe, August is generally the month government and major businesses hibernate for summer vacation. Perhaps that attitude has changed to accommodate the global economy, but I doubt Europeans can compare their summers, especially August, with the Hill. Here, a vacation destination, residents, especially volunteers, have little time to relax while accommodating visitors. First and […]

Initial Thoughts: Election forum Thursday …

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) election forum is tonight at 5:30 p.m. It will be in the conference room at the Idyllwild Nature Center. State Sen. Bill Emmerson has agreed to moderate the evening. Idyllwild has six candidates for two seats. Both incumbents, Commission President Pete Capparelli and Paul Riggi, are seeking re-election and […]

Initial Thoughts: What does local control mean and who defines it …

“Local control,” a good rallying cry. One that is as old as this nation. I’m for it; I support local control as much as possible, in principle. But what do those who are waving the petitions mean in today’s Idyllwild environment? Most of the recreation lands surrounding Idyllwild are owned and managed by the U.S. […]

Initial Thoughts: Whose the lowest? only details …

The scrutiny of Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s commission will increase in coming weeks as the August election approaches. Two commission seats as well as Measure G, the unit or parcel fee increase, will be on the ballot. The terms of office for Commissioners Pete Capparelli and Paul Riggi expire in December. It is a difficult […]

Initial Thoughts: Disappointment, now and then …

Happy Birthday wishes to Ernie Maxwell. We’re only in the middle of celebrating Ernie Maxwell week. The county Board of Supervisors has designated the entire week, from Monday, July 4 through July 10 as Ernie Maxwell Week. The Town Crier is very happy and proud that Emax, our founder, is still revered throughout the county. […]

Initial Thoughts: Ernie Maxwell and community spirit

Editor’s note: Ernie and Betty Maxwell wrote the column below. It first was published in the Oct. 28, 1952 issue. Each week this month and next week, until his birthday centennial, we will publish one or more of his columns. Seven Hallowe’ens ago Hillfolk gathered at Fern Valley Lodge in a startling array of costumes. […]

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