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Opinion: Why unions? …

There has been and lot of chatter about the role of labor unions in our society during the recent election cycle. Some have claimed that it is the unions that are destroying the American economy. Others have argued that unions once served a purpose but are no longer needed to insure fair working conditions. As […]

Initial Thoughts: Today isn’t tomorrow …

Well, now that you have dug out of the first snowfall of the season, let’s take some time to reflect on last week and then the future. Almost all politicial pundits were surprised by the Democrats’ success in the Inland Empire. All I can offer is, before we cede the future to the new winners, […]

Opinion: Water demand in Tollgate neighborhood

This is to clarify my understanding of how the Idyllwild Water District and the Idyllwild Fire Department must proceed on any and all will serve letters issued to Idyllwild Arts until the 4-inch water line and the 300,000-gallon water tank are operational. It has been made clear by the county in its environmental document that […]

Opinion: Idyllwild Arts response

We at Idyllwild Arts are pleased that Riverside County has granted us a Mitigated Negative Declaration, essentially approving the latest revision to our campus master plan. As all of the issues mentioned in the above letter were addressed at the planning hearing in Riverside on Nov. 5, we look forward to working with IWD and […]

Creature Corner: Nov. 15, 2012

Creature Corner: Nov. 15, 2012

Found: Female terrier near the Lumber Mill; Bull dog roaming around Idyllwild. Call ARF to identify (951) 659-1122. In honor of Veterans Day we are offering our cats at discounted rates to everyone who needs to heal. Just having an animal in your home has a healing effect in many ways. Call ARF today. Meow […]

Past Tense: Nov. 15, 2012

Past Tense: Nov. 15, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 “Hurricane Force Winds Leave Idyllwild in a Shamble,” screamed the Town Crier’s page one headline. The George Thomas Cedar, oldest tree on the mountain, was uprooted. 60 years ago – 1952 Heavy rains in Hemet almost flooded the Armistice Day parade, which included a float entered by the Idyllwild PTA. […]

Today’s Health Issues: Meningitis outbreak — Are we under regulated? …

As of Nov. 9, 419 cases of fungal meningitis and 32 deaths can be traced to a compound pharmacy in New England. Today, most medications are mass-produced. A compounding pharmacy produces medications, which are custom-made for the needs of a patient. The medications must be prescribed by a licensed physician. The compounding pharmacist follows the […]

Opinion: Republicans and Latinos

[The] Republicans’ choice to either change their hostile attitudes toward Latino voters or going the way of the Whig party will soon be known by everyone. They will have to choose to start talking to Latinos rather than about them amongst their lily-white selves. What do I mean? Here is an Idyllwild example. One of […]

Outside Idyllwild: Winter is coming …

It is easy to overlook this fact during our current heat wave, but as the Starks on “Game of Thrones” are so fond of saying, “Winter is coming.” This being my 36th winter in Idyllwild, I have learned a few things about making it through the cold months. First let us take a look at […]

Creature Corner: Nov. 8, 2012

Creature Corner: Nov. 8, 2012

Reunited this week was Kujo the Chihuahua mix. Please have your pets chipped and spayed/neutered. ARF can help. Call (951) 659-1122. Found: Female terrier near the Lumber Mill; Bull dog roaming around Idyllwild. Call ARF to identify (951) 659-1122. In honor of Veterans Day we are offering our cats at discounted rates to everyone who […]

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