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Other Points of View: HELP Center mission and policies

First we would like to take this opportunity to say we appreciate all the people of Idyllwilld for their generous and heartfelt support and donations to the HELP Center during this holiday season as well as all year round. Without you we would not be able to accomplish all that we do. The HELP Center […]

Opinion: Get off the sidelines

I am sick of reading letters from a couple individuals in the Idyllwild area who do nothing but complain about everyone else. I see it from the opposite side of the fence. As we complete this Thanksgiving weekend, I can only begin to express my gratitude to everyone who worked to produce a successful Harvest […]

Opinion: Broken promises, broken trust

This is an open letter to Bill Sanborn, Chairman, Idyllwild Community Center. Honesty is so important, especially in our public officials. Broken promises breed mistrust and anger. Back in July you made a promise. You repeated your promise several times publically shortly after becoming Chairman. You would supply the people of Idyllwild the hard facts. […]

Opinion: Dangers of de-icing salt

Are any of the four water districts (Idyllwild, Fern Valley, Pine Cove or Alandale) even remotely concerned about de-icing chemicals or rock salt getting into groundwater? Why are veterinarians treating dogs for de-icer poisoning and burnt paws? I, too, live in a home that is ridiculed by stair-haters, so I fully understand the need to […]

Another Point of View: The power to make money

In his letter a couple weeks ago, Oyen Hoffman responded “to the ‘occupier’ and Conor O’Farrell in one fell swoop.” He was quick to criticize liberals, occupiers, and what he calls “the O’Farrells of the world,” but he gives little in the way of a solution to our problems, other than to “vote Obama out.” […]

Creature Corner: Dec. 8, 2011

Creature Corner: Dec. 8, 2011

Found: male cat near Chevron. To identify, call ARF at (951) 659-1122. Four paws up to Coco the cat who was safely reunited with his worried human. No more field trips Coco. Skye, the mama calico, and her five kittens will be available for adoption soon. Pictures next week! Several ARF angels found them at […]

Past Tense: Dec. 2, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 Thanksgiving was followed by a beautiful snow fall that left 3 inches in Idyllwild and 8 inches in Tahquitz Valley. 55 years ago – 1956 The newly organized Pine Cove County Water District planned to ask voters to approve a $110,000 bond issue to purchase facilities and make improvements. 50 […]

Outside Idyllwild: Giving thanks for Idyllwild magic …

Another Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone along with another missed Tree Lighting Ceremony. I am not much for crowds, so I tend to avoid the ceremony. I do enjoy seeing the tree lit up when I drive or walk through town. All and all, I do think of the Thanksgiving holiday as a time […]

Initial Thoughts: Thanks

Well, the Thanksgiving holidays are past. Most of us are planning for Christmas, New Years and the other special days between now and the middle of January. Before we end this year, a few more moments of recognition will take place. As I’ve written many times, Idyllwild is nurtured and sustained by the life line […]

Opinion: A house divided

Last week [the Nov. 24 issue of the Town Crier], Kathy Lewis, in her letter, raised a lot of complaints regarding Town Hall’s current staff. Poor Ms. Swanson (current Town Hall helper) merely wrote the week before requesting a healing, for all of us to get together for the good of the children. [I felt] […]

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