Another Point of View: Why is Cal Fire hiding Mountain Fire...

Beginning shortly after the Mountain Fire, concerned citizens began asking the Town Crier for information as to the origin and cause of the blaze...

Another Point of View: No good deed goes unpunished

As a former president of the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council, I find Norm Cassen’s recent critical letters a bit hard to stomach. He...

Another Point of View: Fire safety statement

Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department/County Office of Emergency Services is committed to providing the best public protection possible and to always work to improve community life and property safety. We will analyze what is best to reduce risks for a community, report what is best, and work hard to implement what is best for life and property risk reduction. This is just what we have always done and will continue to do for the San Jacinto/Santa Rosa mountains area.

Another Point of View: Public records and you

The annual nationwide Sunshine Week is celebrated this year from March 15 to 21. USA newspapers publish stories about public records and the difficulty in obtaining some of them. “Public records” are generally defined as records regardless of their physical form (so email would be included), made or received in connection with the transaction of official business by any government agency.

Another Point of View: Childhood trauma: choosing self-pity or empathy for...

By Rick Barker Idyllwild Editor’s note: With permission from Rick, this is a letter he addressed to Bryan Asch regarding Bryan’s recent series on mental health...

Another Point of View: Getting WNKI out of the pig pen...

By Jeff Smith Pine Cove During the morning commute of Oct. 26, 2006, I came upon fleeing people towing horse trailers, one on a bicycle  and,...

Another Point of View: Motorcyclists document their own close calls

By Kelly Visel Idyllwild An Instagram search of #idyllwild will reveal many of the local attractions tourists and locals love about our town; hikers on trails,...

Another Point of View: Conflicts abound within Idyllwild Fire Department

Three people came forward to speak at the Idyllwild Fire Protection District meeting on Aug. 12.  All three had testified before the recent grand...

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...

Another point of view: Lauren Salter, our local Olympic contender

Editor: Olympics. I have been enjoying the games and the excitement and am amazed at how close winning a run or a slide or any...
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