Tax Tips: IRS budget and service cuts

The IRS is coming to grips with a $346 million budget reduction including enforcement cuts of $160 million. I wonder if it is due...

Readers Write: Fireplace safety

A shocking thing happened to me a few days ago. A burning log rolled right out of my fireplace, hit the fireplace screen from the...

Creature Corner: March 12, 2015

Paws up to Juliet, our Chihuahua-mix. She is in the best forever home ever, and can often be seen visiting around town. Furball Bill is...

Past Tense: March 12, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 FM radio equipment was installed in Forest Service trucks and lookouts. 60 years ago - 1955 Registered voters served by the Idyllwild...

Out Loud: Drastic changes in the weather

On March 1, 2004, 11 years ago, Jack underwent an extensive operation and spent about 10 weeks recovering before returning to work in his...

Readers Write: Abatement law concerns

Confused by news of a new fire abatement law? Here’s some simple points: 1) Representation. A local committee drafting a local law should have more...

Journal from the James: How nature works …

To look out on nature, be it a mountain forest such as we have in Idyllwild, a desert or even a tropical forest, what...

Out Loud: Jack’s famous spaghetti sauce …

In my adult life, I’ve been a vegetarian, a vegan and an omnivore. Right now, I’m an omnivore because I feel healthier, but if...

Readers Write: Grateful for TC columnists

I love the thoughtful reflections published in the Town Crier. I greatly appreciated Bryan Asch’s “Human Etiquette” column (Jan. 29, 2015) and last year’s...

Fire And Forest: Fire abatement helps all …

By Chris Kramer MCFSC President With the recent election of officers on the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council, I’d like to introduce myself as the new...
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