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Opinion: No pesticides

For as long as anyone can remember, and even longer before that, humans have been at war with Earth’s environment. It hasn’t been a “garden of Eden” since it was a garden of Eden, and we weren’t there. So nobody knows if it was ever a garden without plenty of snakes and bugs. Bugs. What […]

Outside Idyllwild: Wildflower report, June 2013 …

Outside Idyllwild: Wildflower report, June 2013 …

This week I have made several trips to various Hill locales blessed with wild flowers. I visited the following sites: Lake Fulmor (twice), County Park (thrice), Inspiration Point, Dark Canyon, Marion Mountain, and Highway 243 near Cedar Glen. I also stopped by Lily Rock Native Gardens and generally kept my eyes peeled for anything interesting […]

Opinion: CERT training valuable

Last week, my wife and I attended the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class held at the[Idyllwild] Fire Department and led by Captain Mark LaMont. The concept of CERT, which is a FEMA program, is to have available a trained citizen corp of first responders in a disaster, recognizing that professional responders may be stretched […]

Opinion: Monsanto

Thanks for printing a photo of the Idyllwild March Against Monsanto — one of thousands across the country on May 25. The caption under the photo, however, was curious: the phrase “designed to feed a growing population” could have come straight out of a Monsanto publicity hand-out. Let’s be clear. Monsanto’s goal is to make […]

It Takes a Village: Donor pledges more than $1 million for Idyllwild Arts Academy Scholarship Program

The Idyllwild community and the campus have a unique symbiotic relationship which truly takes a village to be successful. “We are delighted to announce a most generous pledge by new Idyllwild Arts supporters, Dena and Lee Van Slyke,” said Ian Schoenleber, director of development. Dena and Lee Van Slyke have been investing in Idyllwild real […]

Outside Idyllwild: The merry, merry month of May …

Outside Idyllwild: The merry, merry month of May …

May has been a very interesting month for sure. May saw the annual Pacific Crest Trail migration, the Idyllwild Earth Fair, the wildflower show at the Nature Center, the return of Dr. Michael Hamilton for a visit, Memorial Day weekend yard sales and many other art and cultural events. May also saw a trip to […]

Opinion: Disposition of the Chamber’s assets

Editor’s note: The following letter, dated May 28, was received just before the paper went to press. It explains how the Chamber plans to dispose of its assets, including “Harmony,” the monument. We, the undersigned members of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce, in light of the absence of a Board of Directors and a lack […]

Past Tense: May 30, 2013

Past Tense: May 30, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Town Crier raised its annual subscription rate to $2.50. The paper was biweekly except during summer, when it was published every week. 60 years ago – 1953 A new business opening in Fern Valley Corners was Bill Francisco’s Professional Pharmacy. 55 years ago – 1958 A variety show at Town […]

Creature Corner: May 30, 2013

Creature Corner: May 30, 2013

Reunited this week for a total of three times was Mugsy. And Ellie was also reunited with her very worried humans. The newest fur babies are about 7 weeks old, and soon will be ready to bring laughter to your home, including five grays — three females and two males. Two black kitties are sister […]

Opinion: GSOB … Other thoughts

I am aware of my passion for trees when discussing their care, and particularly in this case, trying to save them from sure death. In “Pest Notes” at in the “Biological Control” section, it states, “Three primary natural enemies have been associated with GSOB [Goldspotted Oak Borer] …” But your article on the front […]

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