Before Our Time: A memorable time: 1946-2016 — 70 years …

2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the most extraordinary year in Idyllwild’s history. 1946 saw the birth of such landmark institutions as the Town...

Out Loud: Double-duty …

Last week, our Dolores remained home in bed most of the week sick with a sinus infection. Several of us worked double-duty to cover...

Out Loud: Propane bill …

Sunday afternoon bill-paying time involved categorizing stacks into utilities, medical bills, loans and miscellaneous. I slit open the envelopes and, a little cautiously, peering...

Creature Corner: December 31, 2015

Kaylena is a young female kitten about 12 weeks old. Her brother was adopted, and she is looking for someone to be patient with...

Bobbie Rants: being Irish …

The following is but a demonstration of the wealth there is in our being Irish. My older sister insists that the wonderful thing about...

Past Tense: December 24, 2015

65 years ago - 1950 Two men, Mike Dunn and Bill Bratton, set a record for the hike from Idyllwild to Palm Springs, reaching the...

Creature Corner: December 24, 2015

Happy holidays to all. Here are a few of ARF’s furballs looking for Christmas homes. Remember, a dog or cat is forever, not...

Mountain Folk: December 24, 2015

A photo of singer Marja Kay of Idyllwild made it into the Dec. 15 issue of The New Yorker magazine. The photo represented a multi-cast...

Only in Idyllwild: December 24, 2015

Maureen “Mo” Farrell and Janice Fast received a Christmas card in their post office box recently addressed only to “Mo & Janice.” No address...

Out Loud: Health decisions …

Every day since my five-week recovery from a minor heart attack in September is one of adjusting — finding what I call gentle paths...
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