Off the main roads: Outdoor skills from local experts …

One of the best ways I’ve found to get myself outside and enjoying nature is to take up a new outdoor skill. While some people...

IAA Environmental Club: Enough with the plastic

By Valentina Plata Student Editor’s note: This column will be published periodically and is written by Environmental Studies students of Idyllwild Arts Academy team teachers...

Before Our Time: From lumber to recreation …

As this past summer’s well-deserved centennial celebration for Ernie Maxwell fades into memory, I’d like to focus attention on an equally fascinating Idyllwild pioneer:...

Out Loud: San Francisco trip …

Jack and I packed to head out on an annual trip to San Francisco for the California Press Foundation’s Winter Meeting last Wednesday. We...

Past Tense: April 26, 2012

45 years ago – 1967 County Supervisors approved a request from the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce for the relocation of butane space heaters at the...

Past Tense: Oct. 17, 2013

The Restaurant Gastrognome became the latest pleasure dome to open in Idyllwild in June of 1973. Located near town center, the gourmet restaurant, reminiscent...

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...

Past Tense: April 17, 2014

65 years ago - 1949 The new school building, housing second- through seventh-grades, was being readied for an open house.   60 years ago - 1954 Parents and...

Past Tense: Feb. 2, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 The highlight of the week was Mike and Dorothy Michelsen opening their long awaited Fern Valley Market. The opening...

Creature Corner: Dec. 22, 2011

Merry Christmas to all the four-legged creatures from the ARF orphans. A special paws up to Lola, our Chihuahua, who gave a wink and a squeak, and won the hearts of two angels. Bazell, Grog, and Charlie were all reunited this week after going on adventures. And Buddha/Bubba the cat, finally came home to a much worried human.
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