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Opinion: Calm down, all is not bleak

As I began reading Jeff Smith’s latest letter [see the May 9 issue of the Town Crier], I thought “Oh, boy, he’s at it again.” I covered the name of the sender as I frequently do with letters to the editor, trying to guess who the author is. But as I read on, I thought […]

Outside Idyllwild: The Earth Fair cometh …

The 24th annual Idyllwild Earth Fair is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18. I would use the term “comes to town” but that is more in tune with a traveling circus than a homegrown event like the Idyllwild Earth Fair. No event could be more grassroots than our very own celebration of our […]

Opinion: Opposes online public notices

I am enclosing a copy of my letter to the Assembly Judiciary Committee generally in opposition to AB 642 now before that committee. AB 642 would allow an exclusively web-based publication, with a staff of one spending time in Idyllwild, to qualify as a newspaper of general circulation in competition with you. I have always […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Don’t rub me the wrong way …

Most of us have grilled using our own or a cookbook’s rub recipe. I have tried various rubs for chicken, pork and seafood. For the most part, I primarily use marinades, only occasionally using rubs, although rubs are flavorful and zesty. My favorite food season is right around the corner, I can close my eyes […]

Outside Idyllwild: Flora and Sully …

Outside Idyllwild: Flora and Sully …

It is Monday morning as I write this column and the sounds of rain are all around me. The unmistakable sounds of cars driving on the wet pavement were a happy wake-up call. I feel like a farmer whose crops of wildflowers are now safe from drought. Southern California is now safe from wildfires, at […]

Fire and Forest: Going green with abatement …

Fire and Forest: Going green with abatement …

Fire abating one’s property, or reducing the flammable vegetation around your house, is a very green activity. Of course, it is very good if you would like to lessen the risk of your house going up in flames and sending large amounts of toxins into the air and soil, but it is, happily, one of […]

Opinion: CSD not a solution to local services

OK, I haven’t written a letter to the editor in a awhile. I want to be positive; but when I see local corruption pushing itself off in the interest of property owners I get upset. Idyllwild Community Recreation Council wants a community center funded by property tax dollars (a recreation facilities use contract) and Idyllwild […]

Opinion: Music is attractive

Well, it’s here, springtime, warm weather, flowers and outside activities; how wonderful. I’ve lived in Idyllwild for 19 years and I love it up here, as everyone else I know does. I shop up here, dine up here, and go to a lot of events up here. One of my favorite things is going to […]

Creature Corner: May 9, 2013

Creature Corner: May 9, 2013

Oreo is our special dog of the month. Just like April, he is blooming with new tricks. Only a couple years old, this bright Chihuahua mix attends Mt. Pawly Tech training school and has a report card that he is so proud of. Basic commands are a piece of cake, such as sit, down, and […]

Past Tense: May 9, 2013

Past Tense: May 9, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Fern Valley Mutual Water Company installed a 420,000-gallon water tank on Strawberry Creek. 60 years ago – 1953 A record-breaking crowd of anglers hit the Hill for the opening of trout season. A crowd of 1,500 to 2,000 lined banks of Strawberry Creek shoulder-to-shoulder on opening day. 55 years ago […]

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