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Interview with Hemet Unified District Superintendent Lowder

By J.P. Crumrine Editor and Marshall Smith Staff Reporter Editor’s note: Dr Steven Lowder, the superintendent of Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) and HUSD Trustee Bill Sanborn met with Town Crier staff on Wednesday, Sept. 21. This will be the first of several articles relating the school officials’ views of the district, its budget challenges […]

Idyllwild School principal promotes creativity

Idyllwild School principal promotes creativity

Idyllwild School Principal Matt Kraemer devised a literal “outside the box” solution to a problem posed by a number of his middle school teachers attending a workshop.

Another Point of View: Liberty or despotism

Viktor Frankl once said he liked the idea of the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast, but that it should be counterbalanced by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast. The point he eloquently made was that, with liberty comes responsibility. This week, I’ll assume a modicum of responsibility for holding Crumine the […]

Opinion: Good ole boys

I am constantly amazed at local governance whether it be recreation, water, fire or ambulance service. We must live within our means and not abuse that mandate with the same ole recycled quasi politicians and self-appointed leaders who want to build or protect or abuse personal power kingdoms. You’ve seen them and so have I. […]

Opinion: Target shooting

I was just talking to Ron-the-drywaller who has a sideline business of harvesting firearm ammunition brass from target shooting sites in the San Bernardino Mountains south of the 10 freeway and reselling it online. He said the Bee Canyon road is once again laden with much brass from recent target shooting. Isn’t that area closed […]

Opinion: Enjoyed the Casey celebration

A free concert on a beautiful Sunday night — now, that’s a party! As a retailer, I’ve seen a lot of “still life” Septembers on this mountain. But organizers kept the tourists, as well as the locals, entertained on a normally docile Sunday evening. Casey was a perfect “local boy makes good” with his talent […]

Opinion: Barriers to recycling?

When I moved to Idyllwild in 1993, taking bags to the Transfer Station was not a problem. The recycle products went into a long white box with three doors on the side for access. Today, a commercial dumpster rests in its place with an open top and sides one needs to breach that are more […]

Fire and Forest: Fire budgets and reality …

Texas has had a terrible fire season. The state has been in a multi-year draught, and this year set a record for low rainfall. Another unwanted record was in heat, in which Texas had the highest average daily temperature through the summer of any state ever recorded. This summer was the hottest and driest Texas […]

Creature Corner: Oct. 6, 2011

Creature Corner: Oct. 6, 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 Millan, the renowned dog whisperer, with tips for adding a new pet to your pack. With every cat adoption, we will include a “get started” package that includes cat toys, litter and cat food. Always included, of course, is the forever love you receive from your 4-legged companion.



urgent – winter weather message National Weather Service San Diego ca 1:10 pm pdt Wed Oct 5 2011 … Winter weather advisory in effect from 5 pm this afternoon to 5 am pdt Thursday above 8,000 feet… Early season winter storm will bring high elevation snow and gusty winds to the San Bernardino and Riverside […]

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