Readers Write: Stop the pot shops

Editor: Two new pot shops and a grow house on Highway 243 in the center of town. Really? Perhaps the majority of Idyllwild residents support...

Out Loud: Snippets …

The last couple of weeks, including this week, are more hectic than usual. When two people out of seven are out, scrambling occurs as...

Past Tense: May 25, 2017

70 years ago - 1947 Idyllwild’s first switch-board was installed at the home of Jess Brown. When prodded for comment, Jess said, “Just don't have...

Creature Corner: May 25, 2017

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats welcomed Anabel and Tinkerbell to the cattery. Bobbie: It’s news time!  Gather ‘round! George: Did...

Dr. Tom: Aphorisms and tidbits …

A weird week, wasn’t it? Here is some food for thought. Off the wall, maybe out of touch. But, in the immortal words of...

Creature Corner: May 18, 2017

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats were hoping folk would take advantage of the half-price cat adoptions. George: The half-price...

Past Tense: May 18, 2017

65 years ago - 1952 A meeting was announced to consider school unification. Under the proposal, Idyllwild’s school would be combined with the Hemet-San...

Out Loud: Technology and the newspaper …

Technology certainly changed the way we operate here at the newspaper now from how we operated when I started here in 1984. For one thing,...

Dr. Tom: The business case for a single-payer system …

Imagine that you run a U.S. small business. You have long-term employees to whom you are loyal and vice versa. You have an anniversary...

Chief Concerns: We Want to Save Your House From Fire —...

By John R. Hawkins Fire Chief Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department A major wildfire is burning below the ridge and above Hemet. You wonder if the fire...
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