Out Loud: September 29, 2016: John Cook vs. Brown Act

I’m on vacation, so this week’s column comes from Mr. Clark. The acting president of the Idyllwild Water District board, John Cook, made a surprising...

Readers Write: Dismissive of Native Americans

Editor: I enjoyed Marshall Smith’s article “Laser show on Tahquitz.” He managed to list every point of view regarding the event — talk about fair...

Out Loud: October 20, 2016: In Memory

Next Wednesday, Oct. 26, marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Esperanza Fire that took the lives of five of our U.S....

Out Loud: Motorcycle crashes …

Since I wrote about motorcycle crashes last week, I’ve been working both with Caltrans and CHP, and going through our own files, gathering statistics...

Out Loud: Snow visitors

Jack, my son Zac and I drove out to my daughter’s in Thomas Mountain Village Christmas morning. The halycon blue sky, snowy mountains, bucolic...

Out Loud: April 6, 2017

We have a decades-long issue in the U.S. regarding search and rescues in outdoor areas. Who pays if you need to be rescued? You...

Out Loud: In Memory of James Larkin …

Editor’s note: Staff Reporter Marshall Smith writes on his personal relationship with former TC staffer James Larkin, who died last week at the young...

Out Loud: A fun meeting …

Each Wednesday morning (except when Monday is a major holiday), our little news staff — me, J.P. and Jay — and Dolores gather to...

Out Loud: Holiday paper …

I wrote a bit about the hectic time we are experiencing, and I’m guessing that this summer isn’t shaping up to be a good...

Out Loud: January 5, 2017: TC Grows Up

With this week’s issue, the Idyllwild Town Crier has more than doubled its circulation from about 2,400 to more than 5,400 by going to...

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