Readers write: Conserving water …

Editor: As the drought continues, Idyllwild will suffer increasingly severe water shortages. The many policies regarding water conservation are sound and should be continued: eliminating...

Before our Time: Electricity on the Hill — fragile …

The recent power outages due to high winds or scheduled maintenance should remind us, even today, not to take the centralized electrical grid for...

Creature Corner: May 29, 2014

Ethel is ready to move on as long as she has a very active family or a young canine playmate to grow up with....

Past tense: June 5, 2014

65 years ago - 1949 Thirty campsites were being installed at Lake Fulmor, but they no longer exist.   60 years ago - 1954 Building permits is- sued...

Out Loud: We’re home

We are nearly tucked into the new offices in the old Ponderosa building on the corner of Cedar Street and North Circle Drive. Many people...

Readers write: Disappointed in Idyllwild Fire

Editor: I went to the May 13 meeting of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District just to see what I had missed after months of not...

Readers write: Finding future water sources

Editor: I must say I am left a bit confused by a couple of articles in last week’s paper. The water districts appear to be...

Another point of view: Last week’s county-wide fire drill

By John R. Hawkins Fire Chief Editor: I write to you as the Cal Fire Riverside County fire chief, president of the Riverside County Fire Chief’s Association...

Past tense: May 29, 2014

  A Russian brown bear in a cage at Snow White Laundy in the 1960s. Laundry owner Bill Neuhoff owned the bear. Clarence Bischof, owner...

Open government 101

By Peter Scheer, Executive Director First Amendment Coalition   Prop 42, on the ballot for California’s June 4 election, will amend the Constitution to assure that local...
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