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Reader’s Write: Not smart to fold the water agency

One would think that, after at least a decade of leading a horse to drink at a more-cohesive San Jacinto Mountain Water Agency trough, some collective reason would have set in. Looks like the Kool Aid in the Pine Cove wells is better than the sugar around the SJMWA table, even though this time its […]

Volunteers needed for bald eagle counts

Volunteers are needed to help count bald eagles for the annual winter bald eagle counts in and near the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains on Saturday, Jan. 11. These counts have been conducted since 1978. Concurrent bald eagle counts are held at Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Silverwood, Lake Perris and Lake Hemet. […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Fondue revival …

Do you remember the food trends from your past? Some of mine are Jello molds with drained fruit cocktail. Onion dip with chips is still around — a great dip for guys with football on TV. Due to my heritage, I also remember the traditional tamale making around the kitchen table on Christmas eve.As a […]

A sad goodbye to an abused dog

A sad goodbye to an abused dog

Seager, the abused, but rescued German shepherd loved by so many, was euthanized on Dec. 30 after a lengthy bout with intestinal problems and numerous surgeries for injuries sustained at the hand of an abusive owner. In July 2013, Marcia Wheeler Marcus rescued Seager while driving through Double Check Retreat in Valle Vista. On July […]

Cycling race may return  despite trail closures

Cycling race may return despite trail closures

Katie Hedrich, Idyllwild Cycling Club’s former president and current vice president and Idyllwild Spring Challenge race director, is looking forward to 2015 when the ISC hopes to return …

Flu activity slowly spreading

Last week, state officials again urged residents to get a flu shot. While influenza activity has been low so far this flu season, it began to rise at the end of December. While not widespread in California, the number of cases has been growing. “Many California counties, and other states, are reporting patients who are […]

State majority favors legalized marijuana use

State majority favors legalized marijuana use

In recent years, voters in Colorado and Washington have approved legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana under state regulation. Coloradans may begin purchasing pot at stores in 2014. Unsurprisingly, the attitude of Californians toward legalizing marijuana also has evolved over the years. In a Field Poll released in December, nearly 55 percent of […]

Readers write – Idyllwild was at its best

Editor: Idyllwild, as a nationally recognized arts community, took another giant leap forward last weekend under the “big top” of the elementary school gymnasium. The cavernous venue was turned into an excellent showplace for two compatible artistic endeavors. Guests walked into the cleverly erected art show maze near the entrance, where they had space to wander […]

Breann Johnson, lead in “Red Wing,” plans to attend Idyllwild Film Fest

Breann Johnson, lead in “Red Wing,” plans to attend Idyllwild Film Fest

Breann Johnson, one of the leads in “Red Wing”, the Opening Night film for the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, spoke to the Town Crier last week. “Red Wing” is directed by Will Wallace, the Festival’s co-director. Interview with Breann Johnson Towncrier: How did you become interested in acting? Breann Johnson: As an 8-year-old, I […]

State and county still growing, but slower

California grew by 332,000 people between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, to total more than 38.2 million, according to official population estimates the California Department of Finance released. The growth rate of 0.9 percent and the 332,000 numeric gain are the largest for California since the pre-recession year of 2003-04. Riverside County’s population […]

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