Out Loud: June 29, 2017

When we started our local nature photography calendar years ago, very few local organizations/businesses offered local calendars. Back then, it was a hit because...

Creature Corner: June 29, 2017

Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” Patrick introduced himself to the ARF cats. Bobbie: You know, Anabel, I was lying around this weekend,...

Past Tense: June 29, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  It was announced that whoever was nearest the button would blow the fire siren daily at noon. No guarantee was...

Winter is coming

By Marsha Kennedy Idyllwild Snow Group Idyllwilders are, for the most part, an independent and resourceful sort. Residents have born the demands of snow-play visitors for...

Chief concerns: What does the incident commander do at an emergency...

Editor’s note: Chief Hawkins uses an imaginary, but realistic, scenario to describe the thought process and actions of an incident commander during a fire...

Another Point of View: By State Sen. Jeff Stone

SB 30 – Putting Politics Ahead of Jobs The Truth about Senate Bill 30 Here we go again… California Senate Democrats are once again attempting to circumvent...

Readers Write: Please, no laser lights

Editor: Tahquitz Rock was sacred to the local Native Americans who took care of our beautiful valley and mountain. According to legend, they promised their...

Readers Write: Opposed to anti-Christian rhetoric

Editor: I enjoy my weekly edition of the Town Crier immensely. But although I enjoy the paper, I have been offended consistently by your “Dr...

Out Loud: A nice Father’s Day

Like most local homes, ours only cools down during the night when we have these serious hot spells. Otherwise, we start melting inside about...

Past Tense: June 22, 2017

70 years ago - 1947  Fred Patton revealed he was smuggled into this area. “Back in 1895,” he recalled, “a man stole me from my...
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