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Creature Corner: Aug. 18, 2011

Creature Corner: Aug. 18, 2011

By Mimi & Hooch All you need is love. And Ringo, our gray tabby, will give a purr and meow to that. He found his forever home and the love of human companionship and care. Leaves and sticks from the old oak tree were their toys. Home was under the beauty parlor building, amidst the […]

Past Tense: Aug. 18, 2011

Past Tense: Aug. 18, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 Dutton’s Corner Store, owned by Leigh and Maggie Dutton, opened its doors at Fern Valley Corners on the site of the former the Fern Valley Market. 55 years ago – 1956 At a ceremony held at the little Indian cemetery at Cahuilla, a marker on the grave of Juan Diego […]

Outside Idyllwild: Let’s do Lunch Rock …

The invitation or demand came in the form of a text message from Les Walker “You’re doing Lunch Rock with me tomorrow.” I sent a tentative response, “I did not know that.” Les replied, “8 a.m. … Meet Humber Park.” My one word answer, “OK.” Two things came into my head simultaneously. Texting is really […]

Opinion: Response to Pete Capparelli

You are a real estate man and, of course, you recognize the gain to property when millions of dollars worth of development are done right nearby. It’s my opinion, as I stated, there is a possible conflict of interest when the chairman of a private company, Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC), owns property right near […]

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 […]

Off the Main Roads: Five safety steps for climbing …

In this column, my Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit teammates and I usually focus on safety on the trails and the overall beauty of the high country. Never have we talked about the safety aspect of the core sport that makes Idyllwild a destination for people from around the world — climbing!

Opinion: History

Having been a longtime resident of Idyllwild, I am somewhat bewildered by the abandonment of the Town Crier’s policy of one letter per month per contributor. Our town is big enough to surely have more comments than constant diatribes from Jeff Smith and T.S. Bennett. I’ve never seen Mr. Smith’s name mentioned on any board […]

Opinion: Representing a mandate

I’ll say this again. Whether it’s Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD), Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC), or the county, great things only happen when there is a community vision. When just a few represent the whole without an elected mandate, or that you have lost your mandate, you must strive to reacquire it. If you […]

Past Tense: Aug. 11, 2011

Past Tense: Aug. 11, 2011

60 years ago – 1951 It was reported that wild turkeys turned loose on the Wellman ranch were doing well and reproducing as hoped. 55 years ago – 1956 The annual Chuckwagon Dinner for the benefit of Town Hall netted almost $500. 50 years ago – 1961 Construction of a clubhouse at Tahquitz Lake Golf […]

Creature Corner: Aug. 11, 2011

Creature Corner: Aug. 11, 2011

By Mimi & Hootch Cooper, the chiweenie, felt cooped up and flew the coop! His journey brought him to ARF, where he won the hearts of a forever family in the blink of an eye. Paws up to you, Cooper. Kensington, the beagle puppy, may have had a rough start last week, but is now […]

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