Initial thoughts: Freedom to disagree …

The May 28 Idyllwild Fire Commission meeting was frightening. Instead of addressing the district’s financial condition, the commission, employees and audience spent hours castigating...

Initial Thoughts: Public involvement

According to some in Washington, the Forest Service’s inability to share with the public the potential consequences of the sequestration law is the lack...

Initial Thoughts: Kindness, its name is frequently Idyllwild …

Idyllwild has always been a special place. From before the first roads were constructed, I’m sure whoever climbed to the Hill felt something different...

Initial Thoughts: Election forum Thursday …

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) election forum is tonight at 5:30 p.m. It will be in the conference room at the Idyllwild Nature...

Initial Thoughts: What’s in the water?

In case, you don’t have the time to read the entire paper, I’d like to direct your attention to two brief articles. The subjects...

Initial Thoughts: Every tree isn’t a forest …

This year — 2012 — has special significance, as does every year divisible by four. First, yesterday, Feb. 29, only arrives every four years. I...

Initial Thoughts: Sports and academic success isn’t free …

I’ve mentioned Lauren Salter’s germinating skeleton career — a sled racing sport like bobsledding. Lauren grew up in Idyllwild and graduated from Hemet High...

Initial Thoughts: Jazz riffs on diet, chemistry, health and music …

I write this column on Monday evening. Yesterday was Palm Sunday and I regret that I didn’t attend church for the umpteenth year in...

Initial Thoughts: Blair and Kay …

After I answered the phone last week and asked if I could help the caller, he identified himself as Blair — Blair Ceniceros. “Wow!” was...

Initial Thoughts: What makes Idyllwild unique …

The Third Annual Lemon Lily Festival was last weekend. What a success! The Festival’s popularity and reputation has grown each year. This is true of...
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