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Category: Opinion

Tax Tips: Tax myths

With the tax code approaching the size of the Encyclopedia Britannica, it’s little wonder there are many misconceptions and erroneous beliefs regarding tax regulations. Many people feel that when making charitable deductions, as long as they have their cancelled checks or credit card receipt they’re covered. Nowadays, however, the IRS requires substantiation from the charity […]

Outside Idyllwild: More trails with photo opportunities …

Outside Idyllwild: More trails with photo opportunities …

No discussion of scenic views would be complete without talking about South Ridge Trail, which offers excellent views of both Strawberry Valley (Idyllwild) and Garner Valley. Although the nearly mile-long road to the trailhead can be a little iffy and downright impassable in the winter months, you can usually get to the trailhead in a […]

Initial Thoughts: What’s in the water?

In case, you don’t have the time to read the entire paper, I’d like to direct your attention to two brief articles. The subjects of the stories are two young adults, both former Idyllwild residents. Brendan Steele and Lauren Salter have left the Hill, but both are making a mark in the world. Brendan is […]

Opinion: Drivers be careful

To the driver of the white Nissan Armada that failed to stop at the base of your driveway before pulling out onto Highway 74. You caused me to slam on my brakes to avoid broadsiding you, which would have resulted in certain injury to both of us, not to mention the destruction of both of […]

Opinion: Overland Trail

Many of your readers may be interested to know that the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail was the route of the Great Southern Overland Trail which brought more gold seekers to California in 1849 than the better known California Trail far to the north. In addition, it was the route followed by the Army […]

Opinion: Chamber president resigns

As of Feb. 1, I have resigned as President of the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce. While my reasons are personal, my belief in the community as a whole has not wavered. I thank all of those who have supported the chamber in its endeavors while I have been a part of it. Please remember that […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 9, 2012

Creature Corner: Feb. 9, 2012

Boo! Now you see me; now you don’t. What a week it’s been with Boo, the Chiweenie and his tricks. He’s safe and at home now. Kona, and Titan have been reunited once again with their human. Looks like Amadeus, the German shepherd wagged his tail right into the hearts of his new family. Paws up to you.

Past Tense: Feb. 9, 2012

Past Tense: Feb. 9, 2012

55 years ago – 1957 US Marines from Camp Pendleton moved into the Dark Canyon-Pine Flats area to begin a series of winter maneuver operations in the snow. 50 years ago – 1962 Noble Aller, of Idyllwild, Hemet Unified School Sistrict trustee, accepted appointment as the combined districts’ spokesman on the area school unification committee. […]

Creature Corner: Feb. 2, 2012

Creature Corner: Feb. 2, 2012

Boo! Now you see me; now you don’t. What a week it’s been with Boo, the Chiweenie and his tricks. He’s safe and at home now. Kona, and Titan have been reunited once again with their human. Looks like Amadeus, the German shepherd wagged his tail right into the hearts of his new family. Paws up to you.

Past Tense: Feb. 2, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 The highlight of the week was Mike and Dorothy Michelsen opening their long awaited Fern Valley Market. The opening took place after 12 months of all sorts of delays and problems, according to the couple. “Alpine” is the market’s name. 60 years ago – 1952 Two couples from Los Angeles […]

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