I try to refrain from speaking out on national political issues. I generate enough controversy when I address local subjects.
I want to run and play and run and play, any day, all the time. Missy, our one-year-old Aussie mix and Reily, our 3-year-old female shepherd mix can be found with their toy in mouth and energy to spare to do just that. But what if our four-legged best fur friends decide to escape their […]
65 years ago – 1947 The U.S. Forest Service reported the insect situation had become critical in the Idyllwild area. Warm weather added another hatch of bugs and 750 trees were infected. 60 years ago – 1952 The season’s rainfall totaled 43 inches. • • • Town Crier saluted Denis Evarts Bowman as one of […]
It has been a very interesting week to say the least. After Miss Wyoming, aka Sue Briggs, arrived last Wednesday, I have spent my time showing her around our local mountains. I had fun introducing her around town and showing her the sights. Sue is one of friendliest and most outgoing people I have ever […]
About 45 citizens or residents attended Supervisor Stone’s Public Safety Summit last night. In my opinion, it wasn’t a great turnout. He and his staff put a lot of effort into developing the agenda and getting county officials to come to Idyllwild. You can read Marshall’s story here for details on who represented each agency. […]
Many great cooks have passed through my life, a few stand out. Sylvia Thompson, my mentor, Lynnda Hart and my close friend, Julie Kehl and, of course, my mom. Dining at Sylvia’s home was a treat. She hosted dinners in European style. Different wines with each course. Cheeses and fruit between a course. One Christmas […]
It is never too early to prepare. Even though we are just now seeing the end of winter, it is time to start thinking about preparations for potential wildland fires and other disasters. Prior to this winter, we have had three years with either normal or above normal moisture. The winter of 2010-11 was well-above normal. Those normal or wet years have given most people a sense of false security because of the subsequent relatively inactive fire seasons.
Janis Van Zanten’s letter fascinated me. I appreciate when the authors of letters to the editor do their research and can comment intelligently. I am amazed by the ones that act like gophers and pop up on the rare occasion with no information to back up their fabrications. As a former member of the County […]
I was reading “Outside Idyllwild, Halfway Spring …” in the Town Crier’s March 29 edition. Golden eagles in Idyllwild! Now that explains everything. Here’s my story, I was returning to L.A. about 2 years ago, we had just come into Hemet from Mountain Center after a two-day stay. During that time, we had seen the […]
I have not made it back down to Halfway Spring as of yet. I will probably go on Wednesday the day this edition of the Town Crier comes out. For another reason, Wednesday should be a big day. I am planning a photo shoot for the day and Miss Wyoming will be arriving later that […]