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Out Loud – A man of his word …

J.P., our news editor, received an unexpected call in December from a man who identified himself as the new captain at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station. Capt. Ray Wood told him he was interested in being more proactive in Idyllwild. Subsequently, they set a date and time to meet on the Hill. On Friday […]

Brendan Steele turns it around at Torrey

Brendan Steele entered the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open on the Torrey Pines course in La Jolla at four over par after playing the tough South Course on Thursday. With the two-round cut likely at even par, the Idyllwild native needed at least a four-under-par performance today on the North Course to make […]

Ruiz gains federal highway funds to repair wildfire

Last week, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) announced $1.5 millions in funding for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads that suffered serious damage as a result of wildfires in Riverside County. This Federal grant comes after Dr. Ruiz and other federal lawmakers sought a formal disaster declaration making the State eligible for […]

IWD begins general manager interviews

Signs of General Manager Terry Lyons’ retirement are being seen more frequently at the Idyllwild Water District. At last Wednesday’s board meeting, Lyons reported that 26 applicants had responded to the board’s notices seeking a new general manager. The list has been narrowed to six and the board will conduct interviews Thursday, Jan. 23. Lyons […]

Lola’s Kitchen – Football Food …

Well it’s here again, football playoffs, Super Bowl and guy food, the food men love. To mention a few, there’s pigs in a blanket, Lil’ Smokies drenched in bottled barbecue sauce, onion dip with chips, guacamole with tortilla chips, pizzas, chicken wings, beer, sweets and Tums. My Chargers ended their season two weeks ago. I […]

UPDATE: Reports of recent Idyllwild kidnapping just rumor

Capt. Lyndon Ray Wood of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed today that the RCSD has had no reports of an attempted kidnapping in the Idyllwild area. “We have received no information with regard to any kidnapping,” Wood said. “If someone has information, they should contact us immediately.” Reports that have surfaced on Facebook and other […]

‘Shop local • read local • give local’

Editor’s note: The headline is Rollie Atkinson’s own slogan. Atkinson, publisher of the Sonoma West Publishers in Healdsburg, gave the Town Crier permission to reprint this editorial published in the Healdsburg Tribune. I couldn’t have said it better. Did you have your cup of coffee this morning on your way to work? How much did it […]

Public has chance to object to forest plan

U.S. Forest Service officials have released Draft Records of Decision for a proposed amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California national forests (Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino). A legal notice published in each National Forest’s newspaper of record begins a 60-day public objection period. Objections will be accepted from […]

Tax Tips: Beating the taxman in retirement

While you are working, the taxman has you at his mercy. You can take advantage of tax-deferred accounts and pension plans but after that you have little defense. When you are self-employed, you have more options available. When you retire, the situation changes dramatically and you can have a great deal of control over your […]

Mountain Folk – January 23, 2014

Karina Li, the daughter of Anna-Karin Li of Idyllwild, has been named to the Dean’s List of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-14 school year. A graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy, Li is a senior at Macalester last fall. To be eligible for the Dean’s […]

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