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HUSD Superintendent Lowder and Trustee Sanborn talk education

Last week, both Lowder and Sanborn talked about the trend toward increasing class sizes as a result of less money to hire teachers. “I don’t expect class size to go back [to 20 students per teacher] anytime soon,” Sanborn lamented.

Only in Idyllwild: Tight squeeze

It’s a small garage, but still, it’s a place where the family car could be tucked away, out of the snow and rain. But, problem was that it was filled with other possessions, thus leaving no room for the car. So, given the latest weather forecast, the owner decided it was time to move all […]

Past Tense: Oct. 13, 2011

Past Tense: Oct. 13, 2011

55 years ago – 1956 Of the 651 registered voters from Pine Cove to Anza, 384 were Republican, 225 were Democrats, and 42 declined to state their party affiliation. 50 years ago – 1961 Bonnar Blong, local game manager, reported the extreme drought had caused a drastic drop in the number of coyotes, bobcats and […]

Creature Corner: Oct. 13, 2011

Creature Corner: Oct. 13, 2011

Come on over to ARF to celebrate because October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Our dogs and cats will be wagging tails and purring tunes all month to help you find the perfect pet. For every dog adoption, we will include dog treats and a CD from Cesar Milan, the renowned dog whisperer, with tips for a new pet in your pack.

Hemet High evacuated for ruptured pipeline

A rupture in a natural gas pipeline caused the temporary evacuation of Hemet High School. Construction crews near the high school hit a gas pipeline about 9:20 a.m. Thursday morning, Oct. 6. “I made the decision to evacuate to the football stadium [on the opposite side of Stetson Avenue from the class rooms],” said Principal […]

Stranded deer hunter rescued

A four-man Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) team headed by locals Lee Arnson and Chad Marler fought their way down steep terrain and rugged brush to rescue a first-time deer hunter who had become stranded in the Rouse Ridge area near Anza on Saturday, Oct. 1. “We got the call out around 9 p.m.,” said […]

Only in Idyllwild: County Park II …

Only in Idyllwild: County Park II …

We ended last week during a momentary lapse in my sense of direction. I was aided when I saw a small white dog trotting around a bend in the trail. This canine was accompanied by another small dog and its owner. I was carefully hiking down the steep end of the Summit Loop Trail. I […]

Idyllwild community dialogue groups move forward

Prompted by hate crime attacks in 2010, a series of community dialogue meetings began to consider if and how to respond to these incidents. So far, two groups have emerged from these meetings to address the underlying issues — one, for family mentoring, will teach participants the skills to assist at-risk families using a format […]

Initial Thoughts: Taxes or programs, who’s on first? Or, out at home …

This week’s column, jsut as last week’s, is a true story. It’s about the world where 1 + 1 = 3. Some refer to that world as California politics. Before you tune me out and begin skimming, remember that this is the world in which you live and the one you are bestowing upon your […]

Opinion: Public kept out of EMS meeting

I went to the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) meeting this last Wednesday at the Pine Cove Water District with Lou Padula and we got tossed out. They cited that it was not a public meeting and that they could not speak freely with the public in attendance. Also, if the public was allowed they would […]

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