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Draft plan for Palms to Pines Scenic Byway available

Draft plan for Palms to Pines Scenic Byway available

A draft Corridor Management Plan is the result of five workshops over the past year …

International rescue dog visits ARF

International rescue dog visits ARF

Pearl, a black Labrador, was surrendered to the Humane Society by her owners because she just couldn’t stay put. Fortunately for Pearl, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation discovered her. Since then, Pearl has shown her appreciation by saving lives all over the world.

Opinion: IFPD needs our help

As new residents to Idyllwild, my wife and I have been greeted with open arms and we just wanted say how appreciative we are. Last night [Tuesday, Dec. 13], on a couple of occasions, I found it impossible not to voice my opinion as I attended the December [Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioners’] meeting. This […]

Opinion: Don’t blame the Federal Reserve

Some folks, including Mr. Pietsch (whose “Another point of view” appeared in the Dec. 8 issue of the Town Crier), encourage support of H.R. 2990, which would eliminate the Federal Reserve System and fractional reserves for banks. Those parts of H.R. 2990 are bad ideas. Those who want to cure the ills of our present […]

Opinion: Volunteers have reasons

The assertion by [Idyllwild Fire Chief] Norm Walker that volunteers deserve the highest level of respect is misguided. [See “Chief’s Corner, in the Dec. 15 issue of the Town Crier.] [In my opinion,] most serve for selfish self-aggrandizing purposes as a means to validate and self-purpose, whether it be financial or for some manipulated position […]

Opinion: Winter safety — siping or studs

I can commiserate with Mr. Reno on the subject of chains. I hate to use them. However, studs are an excellent alternative and they are legal on all California highways between Nov. 1 and April 30 (see www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/vctires.htm. See Vehicle Code Section 27454(e)). The contact area of the studs is limited to three percent, in […]

Creature Corner: Dec. 22, 2011

Creature Corner: Dec. 22, 2011

Merry Christmas to all the four-legged creatures from the ARF orphans. A special paws up to Lola, our Chihuahua, who gave a wink and a squeak, and won the hearts of two angels. Bazell, Grog, and Charlie were all reunited this week after going on adventures. And Buddha/Bubba the cat, finally came home to a much worried human.

Past Tense: Dec. 22, 2011

Past Tense: Dec. 22, 2011

65 years ago – 1946 Harold Sanborn, chair of the Chamber building committee, announced that every Friday was to be Labor Day. Lenny Poates was to have a crew on hand to add to the community building. 60 years ago – 1951 The Lions Club viewed Korean War combat films at Fern Valley Lodge. The […]

California automatic cuts less than feared

While the California budget situation has evinced little improvement since the legislature enacted a budget in June, the Governor’s Finance Director announced her end of year projections last week. These were significantly better than the Legislative Analyst’s November estimates. Consequently, the necessary January budget cuts will be about $1 billion rather than the worse case […]

Anza man guilty of infanticide

Dannie Joe Farnum, 30, of Anza was sentenced to 25 years in state prison for murder and assault on a child leading to its death. The seven-month old child was the son of his girlfriend, Delice Sharon Preston. Farnum was arrested and accused of killing his girlfriend’s son in November 2008. After a two-week trial, […]

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