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Before Our Time: The endless discoveries of history …

Like peeling an onion, the work of reconstructing history seems never to end. New tidbits appear serendipitously and constantly. Let me close the year by sharing a sample of such footnotes that have corrected or enhanced tales told in several past columns. The first piece I wrote for the Town Crier a decade ago recalled […]

Creature Corner: Dec. 5, 2012

Creature Corner: Dec. 5, 2012

Reunited this week after going on a little adventure were Jezabelle, Noodle, Soup and Nugget. Missing is Max, the Chihuahua mix from Jameson area. Call ARF if seen (951) 659-1122. Bosley, the doxie, has new sweaters, a warm bed and will never be left alone again. Freya, the Chihuahua-Basenji mix, is on a sleep over […]

Past Tense: Dec. 6, 2012

Past Tense: Dec. 6, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 Deputy Max Jensen, assigned to the mountains by the Sheriff’s Department, reported that during the previous six months he had handled 92 assignments, with 12 arrests. 60 years ago – 1952 A rather hectic program was readied for a visit by TV’s “Queen for a Day.” A weekend on the […]

Another Point of View: Regarding “Why unions?”

Editor’s note: This viewpoint is a commentary on Conor O’Farrell’s column, “Why unions?…” which appearred in the Nov. 15 issue of the Town Crier. I read with disappointment the above referenced article because I had hoped for some meat on the bone to chew on, maybe a zesty tete-a-tete to get some of my own […]

Outside Idyllwild: Return of the Champ …

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I got an email from my friend Rob Bowman. He asked about the trails in County Park and whether I would like to go hiking with him and his family. We made arrangements and they drove up to my house about an hour later. I was waiting outside with my pack […]

Creature Corner: Nov. 29, 2012

Creature Corner: Nov. 29, 2012

The ARF staff and all of the four-leggeds wish our loyal community, friends, and visitors a Happy Thanksgiving. Reunited this week after taking a little stroll were Charlie and Bobby. Home for the holidays and staying warm in their very own beds is on every ARF animal’s wish list. This week, dreams came true for […]

Initial Thoughts: Give and share; toys and more …

We’ve just begun the holiday seasons, Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas is only four weeks in the future, then the New Year arrives. While I shared our thanks with you last week, I’d like to continue stressing that sentiment and encourage you to combine it with the traditional Christmas practice of giving gifts. I’m sure you […]

Idyllwild Botany: Idyllwild County Park botanical report …

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, Tom Chester and I made a long overdue return to the Idyllwild County Park in order to survey and document the vegetation along Idyllwild Creek, which is on the east and south edge of the meadow and the opposite side from Lilly Creek. In 2010, we studied and documented the park […]

Opinion: A 4-legged Christmas Wish list

For Santa, readers and Honorable Mayor Max: I am “4-legged” and I speak for all my furry friends. I hear Christmas is approaching upon us. I would really like our community to know our holiday wish list. Enchance Idyllwild’s Doggie Park for us, our community and visitors. Please supply litter bags and containers throughout busy […]

Opinion: Palms to Pines Scenic Byway

Having attended local meetings regarding the proposed Palms to Pines Scenic Byway, I would like to comment about the letter to editor on this topic in [the Nov. 22 issue of the Town Crier]. There are numerous such byways across the USA whose major purpose is educational and interpretative, not commerical. Near my birthplace in […]

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