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Opinion: So you think you know the Hill?

Opinion: So you think you know the Hill?

This week we launch a new feature — a weekly reader-participation contest in which you are challenged to identify a particular spot in the greater Idyllwild area from a somewhat limited photograph. The prize is two tickets to the Rustic Theatre for use any week, your picture in the Town Crier taken at the location […]

Opinion: Fire personnel were amazing

Editor: A heads up for our fire chief, Patrick Reitz. Do you know how fortunate we are to have a man of his caliber working with us? At a very recent accident I had at a dinner for the jazz festival volunteers, he did not leave me for a second until he must have known […]

Science and Reality Today: Creationism vs. Evolution …

The horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last December that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, reignited the debate between gun control and the Second Amendment, as has the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting most recently. But there was also another debate that some in the media wanted to reignite after Sandy Hook. You […]

Out Loud: As he was saying …

Emax’s “As We Were Saying” column from Sept. 20, 1963, expresses perfectly my sentiments this Tuesday as I write this. In fact, Jack and I took a walk around the block on deadline just to shake the cobwebs out and clear my head before coming back and reading his skinny little column back when the […]

I wrote some headlines I’d rather forget

 By Vince Lovato Crier Interim Operations manager (Editor’s warning: Some of the content in the following column might not be suitable for some readers. Reader discretion is advised.) When I was much younger, I was left alone a lot to produce weekend newspapers so the vets could have their days off. But I had a […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Mama made nopalitos …

When I was a child, Mama always had domestic cactus growing in her garden along with corn, tomatoes, zucchini, chilis, and a multitude of other vegetables and herbs, not to mention a variety of fruit trees. It was a typical Mexican garden. We dined well. From Mom’s cactus she would prepare nopales and oh, how […]

Creature Corner: September 26, 2013

Creature Corner: September 26, 2013

Reunited this week were Chacarro and Zoe, and the three related dogs lost in Pine Cove. Ladybug can be a lady most of the time. But bring out the football, Frisbee or anything that even looks like a toy, and she’s ready with all fours to play. She is a young shepherd/husky-mix abandoned at our […]

OFF THE LEASH: The Candy Cupboard …

When I was a kid we’d hop on a Greyhound bus and take a trip back to my mother’s home town, Winterset, Iowa, and spend the summer. Winterset is a quintessential Iowa farm town that is also home to the famous covered bridges of Madison County. While in Winterset, I’d work the register at my […]

Creature Corner: September 19, 2013

Creature Corner: September 19, 2013

Reunited this week were Samson and Rosie to their very worried humans. Ladybug can be a lady most of the time. But bring out the football, Frisbee or anything that even looks like a toy, and she’s ready with all fours to play. She is a young shepherd/husky-mix who was abandoned at our dumpsite with […]

Opinion: Inspiration everywhere

Editor: We — myself, my husband and two dogs — are part-timers who love Idyllwild. We continue to be impressed with the way residents help each other in times of emergency, and inspire us to make the most of life in times of peace. Local friends who share our combined interests in art — ARF, […]

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