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Lola’s Kitchen: For a small friendly dinner …

On Friday, Sept. 14, I drove to Palm Springs and picked up a girlfriend whom I have not seen in about 25 years. My car’s air conditioning is broken, so the trip was somewhat uncomfortable. I was more concerned the heat would be difficult for her since she is from Santa Cruz. But what worried […]

Opinion: The purpose of Town Jazz

As the new treasurer for the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce, I have taken on the task of recording the finances from the Town Jazz event that took place at the end of August. Since I was not in town at the time, I was told of the event, as well as rumors, that I feel […]

Science & Reality Today: Something from nothing? …

At one time, we have all been part of that great philosophical debate — “What is nothing?” We can try to imagine nothing, we can try to contemplate what nothing looks and sounds like (just turn off the lights and mute the television) or close your eyes and put earmuffs on. Unfortunately, no matter how […]

Creature Corner: Sept. 27, 2012

Creature Corner: Sept. 27, 2012

Several dogs were reunited this week with their worried owners. ARF has a Search, Rescue and Reunite Team. Call (951) 659-1122. We also have two found gray and white cats. Introducing the MacLeod Gang: Momma is a 2-year-old Siamese. Sister is a 6-month-old sister from Momma’s previous litter. Mystie and Twilight are 10-week-old female twins. […]

Opinion: The need for CSA 36

Editor’s note: this letter was originally sent to Bill Brown, CSA Operations Manager, Economic Development Agency, Riverside County. Since the County has taken over recreation, the need for [the CSA 36 Advisory Committee to] meet every month is not needed. I would say no more than four [times] a year unless something special comes up. […]

Past Tense: Sept. 27, 2012

Past Tense: Sept. 27, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 Extra game wardens were assigned to the mountains as deer season opened. A record crowd of hunters was anticipated.   55 years ago – 1957 Don and Thelma Frey, Cay Long, Jim Long, Paul Voss, and Chuck and Jo Slaback completed training and qualified as ham radio operators. 50 years […]

Opinion: Bear in mind

Recently, an assemblyman mailed out information about the State Parks using the California Bear logo. I believe that our State Park [Mount San Jacinto] will go through this media storm and will become stronger and better. We have a great support park family on the Hill. I’m proud to stand by the American and California […]

Initial Thoughts: Idyllwild Fire needs money, but from where …

For the past several years, the Idyllwild Fire District has engaged in deficit spending. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, the loss was estimated to be more than $400,000. For the next year, the loss diminished. Within 12 months, its net assets were a negative $57,000 compared to nearly $645,000 on June 30, […]

Past Tense: Sept. 20, 2012

Past Tense: Sept. 20, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 Enrollment when Idyllwild Elementary School opened in the fall was 72 students.   55 years ago – 1957 Deer season opened on a quiet note with 68 bucks taken on the first weekend. District Ranger John Gillman reported the opener was one of the quietest on the Forest Service record. […]

Another Point of View: Americans still dream

Editor’s note: Marshall Smith is a reporter for the Town Crier. He is writing from Spain. I have been coming to Spain since December 1981. I made my first trip here for the law office for which I worked. I came as many as three or four times a year for an eight-year period. Then […]

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