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Soroptimists collecting food

Soroptimists collecting food

The Idyllwild Soroptimists are collecting food for the Idyllwild HELP Center. Food may be left at the Soroptimist “Hungry House” near the fireplace at the BBVA Bank. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on March 3, the Soroptimists will have two more collection sites — Fairway and Village markets. This event is part of the […]

News of Record: Feb. 9, 2012

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Monday to Saturday, Jan. 30 to Feb. 4, 2012: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Jan. 31 — Medical aid, Scenic Drive, Idyllwild. Jan. 31 — Medical aid, Deer Foot Lane, Idyllwild. Jan. 31 — Walk-in medical aid. Feb. 1 — Medical aid, Pine Crest Avenue, […]

Governor proposes revising animal shelter law

California Governor Jerry Brown, as a cost saving measure, is recommending deleting parts of the Hayden Animal Shelter Law that had increased stray animal holding times in public and private animal shelters. Specifically, Brown is seeking to repeal provisions of the law that are “reimbursable state mandates.” The animal rights legislation, passed in 1998, required […]

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 […]

Only in Idyllwild: Soup-er service

A few weeks ago, I hoofed it to town for the usual stops in the Strawberry Creek Plaza — post office, Fairway and the pharmacy. As usual, I bought the maximum that I could carry home. At my last stop, the Idyllwild Pharmacy, I accidentally left my groceries on the floor near the checkout counter. […]

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 […]

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