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Opinion: More taxes, fewer services

Try the same services for the same fees. What a concept. We must say no to the perpetual devaluation of our dollar. Every time we add new parcel fees or even double them, we feed the monster called inflation. They would have you believe they want to keep pace with inflation. What a can of garbage. They fuel inflation. In...

Lecture explores how Europe savors America

What do macaws and chocolate have in common? This was the topic of the lecture by Dr. Patricia Crown, professor of anthropology, University of New Mexico, delivered at the Idyllwild Arts Academy during Native American Arts Week. The Mayans and Aztecs discovered the nutritious and culinary value of the nut from the cacao tree in the rainforests of Central...

Creature Corner: July 21, 2011

Oh, sweet Bobby McGee, if only you could tell us your story. Were you born with the physical challenges that you bear with such grace and good humor? Did someone literally kick you out into the streets because they couldn’t understand you — or didn’t have the small measure of patience it takes to love you?

Past Tense: July 21, 2011

60 years ago - 1951 The Chamber of Commerce, working on a community recreation program, was raffling off a brand new Chevrolet to raise money for Town Hall. 55 years ago - 1956 The first tour of mountain homes was sponsored by the Idyllwild Community Church Guild. Among the tour homes were Florence Schisler’s Hi Castle overlooking the entire Strawberry Valley and...

Student Jazz Concert impresses

The brass section in one of the four big bands and eight jazz combos that performed at the Student Jazz Concert takes center stage.

Small brush fire breaks out on Hwy. 243 near Franklin

U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE units responded to a small brush fire on the west side of Highway 243 in Pine Cove.

New chamber officers installed

The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce began the second year of its reconstituted leadership and revitalization with newly elected officers installed Wednesday, July 13, at a special dinner at Jo'An's Restaurant & Bar.

ICRC moving forward with community center

The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) held its last meeting as administrator for community recreation, on Wednesday, July 13. On Aug. 1, the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA) will assume control of the County Service Area (CSA) 36 recreation program. The county terminated ICRC’s contract after one year of probationary month-to-month status. ICRC has held the contract since...

County approves Idyllwild Historic Preservation District

Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously approves establishment of Idyllwild Historic Preservation District

Opinion: Freedom of expression

Don Dietz’ letter to the editor in last week’s paper really struck home about all the wonderful people that live in the Idyllwild area: people from all walks of life and belief systems and political ideas. His statement about talking together with mutual respect was so refreshing, especially with regard to mutual problems. Then I read Mark Salter’s...