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Off the Main Roads: Seasons Change: Fall hiking tips …

The days are still deceptively warm, but the night air carries a crispness that speaks of snow and ice to come. It’s the perfect season for hiking our San Jacinto mountain trails. Here are a few tips that will enhance your enjoyment and safety: Weather Woes A mild autumn day hike can turn uncomfortably cold […]

Past Tense: Sept. 13, 2012

Past Tense: Sept. 13, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 Village folk and summer residents alike turned out for the official opening and dedication of the new community building.   60 years ago – 1952 Joe and Leona McGaugh purchased the Idyllwild Market from Harold Sanborn and Bob O’Donne. 55 years ago – 1957 Thirteen hybrid Coulter-Jeffrey pines were counted […]

Creature Corner: Sept. 13, 2012

Creature Corner: Sept. 13, 2012

Stormy, the white wolf mix, went for a walk, and ARF’s search team, consisting of one, reunited him in short time. Paws up! Adopted were Pearl, our calico kitten, and Vincent, our gray and white kitten. That leaves Bo Peep and Pepper. New to the cattery, two tux kittens, 10 months old: Sadie and Carly. […]

Opinion: Computer scams 2

I have received many of these calls trying to tell me my computer is infected with a virus or trojan. There is no doubt this is a scam. They want you to buy a program that does maintenance on your computer. Of course, once you install that program they have access to your computer. On […]

Ramblings From Roscoe: Kids and school, part 2 …

Time to get the kids up and off to school! Is it a joy, a chore or somewhere in-between? Did your child get enough sleep last night? Are they getting enough sleep regularly? Sleep is very important to development and not enough sleep can lead to problems down the line.

Outside Idyllwild: Blue skies and white puffy clouds …

Outside Idyllwild: Blue skies and white puffy clouds …

It certainly has been an interesting summer with a strange monsoonal flow of thunderhead clouds building up almost every day for over a month.   Nearly 30 years ago, in the early 1980s, I remember this much lighting, thunder and rain for a period lasting this long. Some of you Hillbillies may remember The Baker […]

Initial Thoughts: Election coverage begins …

A big event is approaching. Election Day 2012 is on Nov. 6 and is only 60 days away. For those who vote by mail, the choices are even sooner. I’m not trying to convince you that this is the most important election ever, or even in your lifetime. Every presidential election is important. While the […]

Before Our Time: Sequoias, settle in here …

A grove of giant sequoias in the San Jacinto Mountains? Yes indeed! One sultry day this summer, I was hiking with friends up one of my least favorite routes, the Black Mountain Trail. The day’s weather only made it worse, but as we passed 7,000 feet and approached the saddle at the head of Hall […]

Past Tense: Sept. 6, 2012

Past Tense: Sept. 6, 2012

55 years ago – 1957 Pine Dell Estates was a new development in town, just below the village on National Forest Highway [aka Highway 243].   50 years ago – 1962 It had been 75 days since the last measurable moisture. High temperature for the week was a sizzling 96 degrees. • • • With […]

Creature Corner: Sept. 6, 2012

Creature Corner: Sept. 6, 2012

They went from being lost and abandoned dogs to loved dogs. Paws up to our Chip, the teacup Chihuahua, one of the smallest from the Anza Rescue in April, and to Elsie, the deerhead Chihuahua whose owners simply walked away. Chip and Elsie walked proudly out the ARF door sporting new harnesses, their very own […]

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