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Category: Opinion

Off the Leash: Do we want a “do-nothing” government? …

Like a lot of Americans, I’ve been following the Republican presidential debates the last couple of months. To be honest, I find myself scratching my head and asking myself, “What in the world is going on?” I have never seen such a group of job applicants express such open disdain for the company to which […]

Creature Corner: Nov. 17, 2011

Creature Corner: Nov. 17, 2011

Leonardo is almost 2 years old. Always open to new friendships, Leonardo will bravely welcome any four-legged that walks through the door — be it canine, or feline. He knows no enemies, as he makes sure all the new orphans at ARF are accepted and safe. A sleek short haired grey, Leonardo, along with his siblings, lost his mom shortly after birth. One by one, his brothers were all adopted. He chose to pass it on, as Mr. Mom to Dawn and Dusk, who also lost their mom and were living under a house. Leonard is a one of a kind furry friend who is at his best consoling and loving other cats and dogs.

Another Point of View: Why I occupy

Americans who have not had first-hand contact with the Occupy movement are understandably curious about what it is. Who are these people? Where did they come from, and what do they want?

Another Point of View: Open letter to the community

Supervisor Stone: As you may have to appoint the board vacancy at the Idyllwild Fire Protection District, consider a new candidate. There were two individuals that turned in their paperwork on time. Mark Spehar is a longtime resident with fire experience and currently employed by CDF. The other candidate is Max Sparks, also a long- […]

Another Point of View: Why I chose Pete Capparelli

On Nov. 8, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s (IFPD) Board of Commissioners filled the vacancy created when former Commissioner Ben Killingsworth unexpectedly resigned from the Board in September. Instead of appointing a replacement without public input the commission invited our community members to apply for the position. Given the current challenges faced by IFPD and […]

Opinion: Good Halloween memories

Being new to the Hill, I must say, the Great Pumpkin Parade and Carnival in Idyllwild was a very pleasant experience, with beautiful weather a plus. I was amazed at the ingenuity of the costumes, everything from a blooming baby sitting in a garden, to a blue lady avatar, a Transformer beyond imagination, a Pillsbury […]

Opinion: What Veterans Day means to me

When I read the Town Talk last week [Nov. 10], asking people what they were doing to observe Veterans Day and if it had special meaning for them, tears streamed down my cheeks. To think that there are people out there who will give their lives to protect my freedom. I can’t think of how […]

Opinion: Your taxes will pay for ICC’s operations

Another meeting [which occurred on Thursday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 29] to gather support for a new community center was held. Only a tiny group showed up, but what the heck, my wife and I were happy. It was a chance to learn, to participate, to hear from the audience, from the community, their […]

Opinion: What’s a majority?

Will my hardworking friends who serve so dutifully on the Idyllwild PTA please inform the commissioners of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) board that the majority of five is three not two? Recently, these commissioners appointed a new commissioner to the board, claiming that two votes counted as a simple majority since only three […]

Opinion: From Town Hall employee

In response to the letter by Ms. Kathy Lewis [in the Nov. 10 issue of the Town Crier], I would like to share with her that I have been working at Town Hall for the past few months in the after school program. Before I was hired, not only was I finger-printed, but a background […]

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