Past Tense: September 3, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Angling in the area had never been so good. More than 9,000 catchable-sized trout had been planted in lakes Hemet...

Before Our Time: Memories of Keen Camp and Tahquitz Lodge …

Our beloved Strawberry Valley hasn’t always been the main tourist attraction in the San Jacinto Mountains. Between 1915 and 1924, the Idyllwild Inn had...

Out Loud: Idyllwild Fire …

Last week’s story told of Idyllwild Fire considering mortgaging the people’s fire house to not only pay for two ambulances and station improvement projects,...

Fire & Forest: Thoughts about fire abatement and drought …

A few months back at a Mountain communities Fire Safe Council board meeting, we discussed putting together some questions to present to our local...

Past Tense: August 27, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Lora Steere, nationally known sculptress, conducted the first class at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. 60 years ago...

Creature Corner: August 27, 2015

Jake, a male Lab-mix, is a young, 3-year-old bundle of love. He is very calm, eager to please, extremely gentle, great with children and...

Journal from the James: Sky Islands …

By Assistant Director John Laundré Greetings from the sky island of Machu Picchu, Peru. I write this as we return to Cusco after a heady...

Creature Corner: August 20, 2015

Pipen is a 6-year-old male bischon/poodle-mix. He walks well on the leash and is good with other small dogs. Not sure about the feline...

Past Tense: August 20, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Les Selander was directing a Western film in Idyllwild with “so many cowhands in jingling spurs clomping through the village.” 60...

Past Tense: August 13, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Trail improvements, the stringing of a phone line from Tahquitz Peak to Round Valley, campsite maintenance and the building of...
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