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Outside Idyllwild: Tramway excursion …

Outside Idyllwild: Tramway excursion …

Back in 1975, I took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up into the high country. I don’t recall the exact why or wherefore but I do remember enjoying the experience. After I found out that I could do the tram and back to Humber Park as a long day hike the cost of the tram […]

Off the Main Roads: Another safety program …

Off the Main Roads: Another safety program …

Many times when the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) gets called out, it is in conjunction with the California State Park for a situation that has taken place in its area. Over the past year, we have seen a steady decline in rescues within the state park. A new program, which Ranger Sue Neary started, […]

Initial Thoughts: We’re all on the “Hill” …

Sept. 11. “9/11.” We recognize either since September 11, 2001 became an infamous day in American history. Thousands of Americans died and thousands more of their families and friends suffered from the attacks on civilians. While the carnage occurred thousands of miles east of Idyllwild, our community was not isolated. The answer to the Town […]

Opinion: IWD and future water supply

I read the article “Idyllwild Arts plans more growth and less water use” and want to convey my understanding from many years working for the County of San Bernardino on these issues, about the process for obtaining a will-serve letter. To build anything over 100 sq. ft., one needs to obtain a building permit from […]

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 […]

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