Journal from the James: Spring at the James …

It is that time of the year again, the time we typically call springtime. For those of you who follow the annual trip of...

Creature Corner: May 14, 2015

Poppy has been adopted. Yea, for finding your forever home. Introducing the survivors from Highway 243: Catnis, the Maltese, Peeta the brown and white, and...

Before Our Time: Strawberry Plaza’s birth was controversial …

I appreciate the walkable convenience of one-stop shopping at the post office, food markets, bank, pharmacy and library, all situated in and around Strawberry...

Fire and Forest: Buy local firewood — keep pests off the...

Around the house we can always find pests that are more of a nuisance in our everyday lives than they are damaging — irritants...

Creature Corner: May 7, 2015

Introducing the survivors from Highway 243: Catnis, the Maltese, Peeta the brown and white, and Rue, the Chihuahua-mix. For days the community and animal control...

Past Tense: May 7, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Trout season opened and eager anglers stood shoulder to shoulder at Lake Fulmor.   60 years ago - 1955 A two-man snowshoe party...

Fashion Jack: Shoes

Q. I have more than 100 pairs of shoes? Is that too many? -L.S., Idyllwild A. It depends on how many feet you...

Past Tense: April 30, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Ernie Maxwell was completing the 1950 U.S. Census report for this area.   60 years ago - 1955 Although disappointed by the actions...

Creature Corner: April 30, 2015

Hurray for Griffin. He found his forever and ever home with a feline and a new mom. We still have two found dogs that...

Past tense: April 23, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Idyllwild residents performing in the Ramona pageant were Flo Wendelken as Margarita, Lee Dutton as Juan Canito and Boy Scout...
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