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Opinion: Colon cancer prevention

There is a common thought that one aspect of our diet to prevent colon cancer is more fiber. Yet when I contacted our school district “Nutritional Services” 10 years ago to ask why isn’t fiber an item they measure in a school lunches, they replied the state doesn’t require them to. When I contacted the […]

Opinion: Proposition 30

While reading the Town Crier online this morning [Nov. 1], I noticed that your listing for Proposition 30 says something on the order of “Gov. Brown’s Bill To Fund Education.” After recently registering and reading the propositions, I find your description misleading. The bill doesn’t guarantee one thin dime for education. Instead, it is a […]

Off the Main Roads: Rescue me! …

So, you’re lost. You’re not quite sure where you got turned around, but if you just keep going, you’ll probably figure it out, right? Maybe if you follow this stream downhill … didn’t Bear Grylls say something about water leading to civilization? The shadows start to grow around you and the trees that seemed so […]

Past Tense: Nov. 8, 2012

Past Tense: Nov. 8, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 The possibility of establishing a branch of the Riverside County Library in Idyllwild was being discussed. County funds were not adequate to hire a paid librarian, however, so volunteers were solicited.   60 years ago – 1952 Dick Elliott was named to head the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce. 50 years […]

Outside Idyllwild: Fall colors, spring and summer weather …

Outside Idyllwild: Fall colors, spring and summer weather …

Last Saturday, I volunteered to work the Earth Fair yard sale. The day started out cold and windy, so I was wearing jeans and a jacket.   By 9 a.m., I removed the jacket and, by noon, I had changed into shorts. Although it seemed like a mistake to have a yard sale so late […]

Past Tense: Nov. 1, 2012

Past Tense: Nov. 1, 2012

Reunited last week was Bella the cat to her very worried owner. Please have your pet spayed or neutered and chipped. Tammy, our Chihuahua mix, found her window seat for the sun and is loving her new forever home with a new playmate. Tawny, our deer head Chihuahua, is headed to the beach to be […]

Opinion: Declaration

Technically, this is not a letter to the editor. Some may view it as “Another point of view.” I received it from Doris Lombard, who wrote, “A poem from an Idyllwild School ex-student of mine on learning he has colon cancer.” Whatever we label it, this poem came from the soul. Since we have several […]

Initial Thoughts: Vote …

When you read this column, it will be less than one week until Election Day 2012. I don’t care for whom you vote, but I do care that you vote. It’s too late to register and too late to request a vote-by-mail ballot, but it’s not too late to go the polls. On the Hill, […]

Before Our Time: Idyllwild’s early winters …

The only sustained effort to create a ski resort here in Strawberry Valley began immediately after World War II. In 1946, Jules Berkeley of Los Angeles acquired 37 acres high in Fern Valley below Tahquitz Peak, where he built Hidden Lodge. Taking advantage of a location handy to both the Devil’s Slide Trail and South […]

Opinion: Ignorant or arrogant?

One of the appealing things about Idyllwild has been the small-town, slower-paced feeling. Not any more. Observant folks will notice the proliferation of front-lawn signs urging “slow down.” The more frantic driving style seems to have arrived. Just for the record, for the ignorant, the default speed limit is 25 miles per hour. A few […]

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