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Marshall Smith has been writing for the Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: '"Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not." Robert Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw

Active shooter is subject of local presentation

The Mountain Emergency Services Committee highlighted its monthly meeting with a presentation by Michael Beltran, Imperial Irrigation District, regarding dangers posed by active shooters...

Two traffic incidents on Hill roads last week

The California Highway Patrol reported two traffic collisions over the previous week. The first, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, involved a single vehicle. Sandra...

CSA 36 Advisory Committee confronts possibility of Town Hall sale

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the County Service Area 36 Advisory Committee held its monthly meeting to review its responsibilities for overseeing recreation and street...

Robert Hewitt aims to serve the community

Robert Hewitt, full-time Pine Cove resident with wife Janice Murasko since 2010, continues to serve Idyllwild with the same steadiness that characterized his 35...

Dueling plastic bag propositions 65 and 67: What happens if both...

Both propositions 65 and 67 deal with the subject of plastic bags but in opposing ways. If both pass, depending on which proposition receives...

Jazz and the Associates of Idyllwild Arts: A history of dedication,...

The Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation have raised scholarship money for Summer Program students and, later, Academy students from 1968 until the present. From...

HUSD bus service from Idyllwild School to Hamilton High

The Hemet Unified School District Transportation Department began providing bus service this school year for Idyllwild students attending Hamilton High School in Anza. Prior to...

Five crashes on Hill highways last week

From Wednesday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 5, five crashes occurred on Hill highways, with several occurring over the long Labor Day weekend. At 4:07...

Prop 60 to require more stringent condom regulation in porn industry:...

On its face, Proposition 60, “Adult Films, Condoms, Health Requirements Initiative Statute,” would seem likely to attract wide approval as a health initiative designed...

Therapist Karla Leopold confronts desperation in Louisiana: Elderly and children severely...

Recent torrential rains and flooding in Louisiana, the second-poorest state in the country, have again severely impacted children and the elderly. And, to worsen matters,...
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