Opinion: Freedom from religion

Does anyone see the irony? In the Town Crier’s cover story “Independence Day: All weekend on the Hill” (in the June 30 edition),...

Opinion: Career firefighters sacrifice

We want to publicly express our thanks and appreciation to the members of the Idyllwild Career Firefighters Association for their willingness to sacrifice a...

Opinion: A dissenting vote

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the first deficit budget in 46 years. With another 4-1 vote, they have approved...

Opinion: Heat, holidays and pets

The July 4th Parade yesterday was great fun, as always — for most of us who watched — but part of the crowd was...

Opinion: Questioning editorials

Is news so scarce that you need to cover a half of a page with a rambling piece of Glenn Beck boilerplate larded with...

Opinion: Idyllwild a community

“Only in Idyllwild,” we hear the expression often. The fine shops and galleries, and the outstanding restaurants make Idyllwild a special place. The cordial...

Opinion: Plan for the parade

After working as a volunteer with one of the organizations that helps with the 4th of July celebration for many years, I thought I...

Opinion: Reach out to others

The death of Isaac Outland is far more then just another suicide, it’s a sign of the times, an evocative sign of our times....

Opinion: State fire protection fees

Shortly after being appointed to the Idylwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) Board of Commissioners in July 2008, I ran across California Public Resources Code...

Opinion: Who benefits from recreation?

Article 18 of the state Constitution says no assessment shall be imposed on any parcel which exceeds the reasonable cost of the proportional special...

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