Past Tense: July 26, 2012

60 years ago - 1952 Capt. Carmen Durrance, international president of NIP, was on the Hill. NIP stands for Not Important People. The organization was...

Off the Main Roads: Beat the heat …

It’s getting hot. I noticed this obvious little fact on the Fourth of July as we were running litter races up and down North...

Creature Corner: July 19, 2012

Yes, I am looking at you! ’Cause I think I want to do my happy dance and jump right into your purse.   Need a couple...

Past Tense: July 19, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 Town Crier visited the Kretsingers: “In the front room, a rehearsal of the Mounted Music Makers was in process....

Creature Corner: July 12, 2012

Good Golly, Miss Molly II. Where did everybody go? Spencer, our poodle-bichon mix was determined to pack his tennis ball this weekend and say...

Past Tense: July 12, 2012

65 years ago - 1947 A big celebration was planned to complete the community building, with Norma Sanborn in charge of the dance and...

Before Our Time: Idyllwild’s “Name game” …

An old tradition my forebears brought from Britain is the habit of bestowing names on their homes. It reached Idyllwild in the 1920s to...

Fire and Forest: Fire season roaring, roofing grant ready …

They had to evacuate the Air Force Academy. You don’t normally think of an imposing military academy in danger of destruction by wildfire, but...

Past Tense: July 5, 2012

60 years ago - 1952 Evie Kretsinger passed on a comment on TV: “Before the dawn of civilization, primitive man ate raw meat in dark...

Creature Corner: July 5, 2012

Max is the first mayor of Idyllwild and wishes a happy 4th of July to all. Paws up to you Max, and to your...
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