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Opinion: Final thoughts on ARF mayoral race

The ARF Idyllwild mayoralty election was in June. These will be the final letters and comments about that race. It is time to turn to the future. I encourage readers to focus on the November election which will be in less than 70 days. If you prefer local topics, then Max’s leadership and re-election campaign […]

Opinion: The true meaning of giving

The true meaning of giving must come from the heart. Yes, Ms. Mueller was indeed extremely generous with her ARF donation — unfortunately leading to much controversy. Extreme amounts of money were spent by her for the election, “Max for Mayor” which certainly could have added to ARF’s coffers — but of course it was […]

Opinion: Can’t we all just get along?

The first three letters of “fund” are “fun.” Obviously, since Madelaine did not win the election, she’s not having a lot of fun. She’s a very angry person. I can understand that. When you have hopes and dreams of winning, and you don’t, it can often be disappointing. However, that does not mean that your […]

Outside Idyllwild: Reliving summer through pictures …

As Labor Day approaches, signaling the end of summer, I find myself looking back at all the fun things that I had the pleasure to see and photograph this year. For yours truly, it was indeed the summer of nature photography. I went from snap shots of lakes, mountains and the occasional flora and fauna […]

Opinion: ARF accepts donations 2

ARF is definitely accepting donations, just not from Madelaine Barnett Cresswell. This is because of Madelaine’s very poor behavior regarding the election. I was recently contacted by ARF who let me know that they are no longer associating with Madelaine due to her very poor behavior since the election. They did not tell me what […]

Creature Corner: Aug. 30, 2012

Creature Corner: Aug. 30, 2012

Reunited this week were canines Sage, Reno, Jack and Oscar. Hurray and paws up for making it back home. It’s the new kids on the block! Introducing Bo Peep, a black and white, long-haired female; Pearl, a calico female; and Vincent, a long-haired, gray and white male.   New to the ARF house, but up […]

Opinion: ARF accepts donations

For the record, Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) is most definitely accepting donations and truly needs them. Madelaine’s writing of ARF’s quote “We are no longer accepting donations” was truncated. It should have read, “We are no longer accepting donations from you [Madelaine].” While seemingly incredible for any nonprofit to refuse a donation, ARF did […]

Past Tense: Aug. 30, 2012

Past Tense: Aug. 30, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 Fifty people gathered at Dutch Flat to witness the christening of a well for the Idyllwild Water Company. At the first gush, cameras clicked and everyone clapped.   • • • Eleanor Johnson had a project underway — to turn the circle in the center of town into a village […]

Opinion: Changing the building permit process

A few months back, I circulated a petition asking for a revision of the building permit process to handle certain things that needed to be fixed. Mostly I focused on the cost and complexity of the process. In about a week, 100 people signed the petition and I subsequently met with [3rd District] Supervisor [Jeff] […]

Opinion: ARF dedicated to the lost animals

I’m sorry. You have reached a number that is disconnected. If you are trying to reach the Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild, they are no longer in service. Due to lack of donations and volunteers, ARF will not be open and all calls will be forwarded to Animal Control. Good luck. Is this true? No. […]

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