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Out Loud: Social media benefits …

When the power when out all over the mountain last Friday, Jack and I left the office for the wine bar so I could sit and update the situation on our website for our readers. During last summer’s fires, social media played a big role as an information source for people to ask questions and […]

Past Tense: March 6, 2014

Past Tense: March 6, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 With the help of a slide rule, Larry Smith estimated he had removed 8 tons of snow from his roof.   60 years ago – 1954 The snow pack in Tahquitz Valley, the survey team found, measured only 28 inches in depth.   55 years ago – 1959 Planes and […]

Creature Corner: March 6, 2014

Creature Corner: March 6, 2014

Two dogs were found near Lake Fulmor. Call ARF 951-659-1122. Lucy in the sky with diamonds … in her eye. She is a shiny, small black Lab-mix about 1 to 2 years old. This smart little girl has already learned the doggy door, and basic commands such as sit, stay and shake. She loves to […]

Readers write: Seek alternatives to Round-up© …

Editor: I read “Snakes arrive early at local animal sanctuary” with concern when the groundskeeper stated he has sprayed Round-up© and will need to make a large batch to control the weeds this winter. In the past two years, Spain and Denmark have confirmed the hazardous chemical in Round-up© has contaminated their ground water. There […]

Science and Reality Today: The placebo effect … my personal story …

  As some of you know, I am one of the 25 million people nationwide who suffer from asthma. Recently I had a major scare at the gym when, after a very intense workout, I started feeling the symptoms of an asthma attack coming. Only then did I remember  that I was out of my […]

Out Loud: Keep government open …

One of the bills I encourage you to vote for on the June ballot will amend the state Constitution to incorporate the California Public Records Act. Though that act is currently state law, government officials constantly challenge it because the act is yet another rule requiring them to be open and honest with public taxpayers […]

Another point of view: Lauren Salter, our local Olympic contender

Editor: Olympics. I have been enjoying the games and the excitement and am amazed at how close winning a run or a slide or any one of the events can be. And I think of Lauren Salter who is an Olympic hopeful right here in our midst. She’s one of us, a home-town girl and […]

Off the main roads: Outdoor skills from local experts …

One of the best ways I’ve found to get myself outside and enjoying nature is to take up a new outdoor skill. While some people can just adopt a new activity without investing much learning time, most of us need some coaching. That’s why I recommend learning your new skill from a true expert in […]

Past tense: Feb. 27, 2014

Past tense: Feb. 27, 2014

65 years ago – 1949 There were heated arguments at the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce meeting regarding whether the Chamber acted properly in endorsing plans for a cocktail bar at the Idyllwild Inn.   60 years ago – 1954 During the opening weekend of Idyllwild Market, owner Joe Darnell rigged up an alarm set to […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 27, 2014

Creature Corner: Feb. 27, 2014

And they call it “Puppy Love.” So Mrs. Beasley, our terrier mix puppy has wiggled her way into a forever home that needed just that…some puppy love. Paws up to you lil one. And huge paws up to Gizmo, our boxer mix who also has found a puppy love home, as he is only a […]

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