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Opinion: Measure G loss requires heads to fall

[Idyllwild Fire District Commissioners Pete] Capparelli and [Paul] Riggi should step aside now. This new board will need every minute possible to steer clear of the arriving train wreck. [Commissioners Ben] Killingsworth, and [Jeannine] Stigall should resign, not because Measure G failed, but because they had no needs analysis or spending plan and didn’t understand […]

Opinion: IFPD inspections

Now that IFPD has an excellent board and an excellent fire chief, I was very disappointed and surprised to learn that only about 30 percent of property inspections have been completed. If IFPD will be responsible for all inspections, obviously they do not have the time or personnel to complete them. Why not have the […]

Opinion: Stop speeding

First, I’d like to thank those select few who don’t speed and tailgate around town. I’ve noticed that there has been an increase of police presence in front of the school, which is good since the average speed through the school zone seems to be about 40 [miles per hour] and heaven help those who […]

Creature Corner: Sept. 8, 2011

Creature Corner: Sept. 8, 2011

A couple of lost dogs were reunited with their humans on this busy holiday, which made for a good weekend. And, the concerns of the young men who found a baby kitty in a woodshed soon became a success story as they found the perfect family to love and care for their little found ball of fur. Good job boys.

Past Tense: Sept. 8, 2011

Past Tense: Sept. 8, 2011

In these photos from the Sept. 20, 2001 edition of the Town Crier, Idyllwild residents respond in positive ways to the tragedy that affected all Americans. 60 years ago – 1951 Idyllwild had 450 full-time residents. 55 years ago – 1956 The Christian Science Church was being built on Cedar Street. 50 years ago – […]

Outside Idyllwild: Idyllwild magic again …

Hot has been the order of the day for the last week. With the temperature topping 90 degrees for several days in a row, it was simply too hot for hiking or climbing. Too hot for just about every other outdoor activity I could think of besides swimming. All of us Idyllwilders know swimming options […]

Opinion: State fire fee

I was reading the article in the Town Crier titled “Fire fee may benefit Idyllwild.” The entire fee is just lying on the part of the California Legislature to get more taxes out of us. The Riverside Press-Enterprise had an editorial on Aug. 15, 2011 that stated while the new fee is supposedly “to help […]

Opinion: Barking dogs

Is it Pine Cove or Barking Cove? I have two guys who like to come up to Pine Cove from San Bernardino to have some quality quiet time together. Unfortunately, they have two little dogs the size of a cat who bark constantly. When asked if they could please control the barking, their answer was […]

Opinion: A Marine speaks

Regarding the grouchy adults, I would be willing to say any Marine or former Marine would tell them, “Let the kids dance.” Why do you think we have fought in all of this country’s wars? If you want to complain, tell President [Barack] Obama that when he cuts the Marine Corps budget, there will be […]

Before Our Time: How communities evolve

The current ferment about where and how to manage public recreation in Idyllwild calls to mind a place where Hill folk gathered for amusement in earlier times. I speak of the land now occupied by “The Center of Idyllwild,” better know locally as The Fort. If we go back to 1904, the site was little […]

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