Out Loud: Propane …

In early February, I take my annual trip to Sacramento for Government Affairs Day. This year I hope to meet with Sen. Jeff Stone...

Past Tense: January 14, 2016

65 years ago - 1951 Dr. M.M. Null directed the set up of Town Hall’s basement as a Red Cross emergency clinic. Its purpose was...

Creature Corner: January 14, 2016

Edgar, the Shitzu, turned on the charm and won his human’s heart after just a few wags. Yea, Edgar. Chewy is about 8 weeks old...

Off the Main Roads: Surviving With Snow Forts …

Now that wintertime is truly here in full force, it’s finally time to play in the snow. I don’t know about you, but I’d...

Journal From the James: Winter has arrived on the mountain …

With the abundant snow that has fallen in Idyllwild, an appropriate topic for this month’s contribution from the James Reserve is winter. Even though...

Out Loud: Without electricity …

You would think that having lived at 5,000-plus elevation for nearly 40 years and Jack for more than 30, ominous warnings of a major...

Creature Corner: January 7, 2016

Great week for ARF and the lost canines in our community. Several separate incidents of lost dogs occurred in Fern Valley, and Mountain Center....

Before Our Time: A memorable time: 1946-2016 — 70 years …

2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the most extraordinary year in Idyllwild’s history. 1946 saw the birth of such landmark institutions as the Town...

Out Loud: Double-duty …

Last week, our Dolores remained home in bed most of the week sick with a sinus infection. Several of us worked double-duty to cover...

Out Loud: Propane bill …

Sunday afternoon bill-paying time involved categorizing stacks into utilities, medical bills, loans and miscellaneous. I slit open the envelopes and, a little cautiously, peering...
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