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Casey shows love for Idyllwild at Idol Ontario performance

Casey Abrams, in an “Idyllwild” sweatshirt, performs on the American Idol tour in Ontario

Idyllwild Chamber welcomes full board

The Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce met on Monday, July 18, with a full board of 11 directors, the first time in many years that the Chamber’s board has been complete.

The lemon lily’s triumphant return

During last weekend's Lemon Lily Festival, a lemon lily bloomed along Strawberry Creek.

Local whiffle golf tournament a fundraising success

Many golfers turned out for Sandii Castleberry’s fundraising golf tournament on the 18-hole course at the Castle Berry Country Club

Sports Roundup: July 21, 2011

In the week’s first game on July 11, Forest Lumber took on Pacific Slope. Danielle Whitney had a couple base hits and scored a run for Pacific Slope as they built a 6-1 lead. Forest Lumber came back in the last inning, thanks to a key base hit from Jamie Gooch, to pull within one run, but they couldn’t get the tying run home. Pacific Slope beat Forest Lumber 7-6.

Golf Roundup: July 21, 2011

Jim Crandall, club handicap chairman, gave the following report on this month’s regular Palms to Pines Golf Association tournament, Friday, July 15, at the Golf Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto.

County Corner: July 2011

After three months as the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, Kari Verjil submitted her report of the agency’s operations and needs to the Board of Supervisors on June 28.

Scratch secession, convene constitutional confab

The state of South California is no longer 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s highest priority. Although he will spearhead a private effort to bring all 58 of California’s counties and all cities to a confab in Riverside County this fall, the primary objective will be to change California, not divide it. Last Tuesday, July 12, Stone presented his proposal to...

Opinion: Signs of the future for recreation

During this past weekend, you may have noticed three graphically attractive vans moving throughout Idyllwild. Riverside County’s Economic Development Agency’s MARS Program (Mobile Activities Recreation Services) provided shuttle service for this year’s Lemon Lily Festival to help ease both traffic and parking throughout town. As a volunteer and ambassador for the festival, I had the sincere pleasure of working all...

Opinion: Freedom of South California?

I can sense the frustration in conservative Supervisor Jeff Stone’s idea outlining conservative SoCal counties forming their own state of South California. You got to love him. And after the spanking the GOP received in losing all eight statewide races in an anti-Obama-care year last November, it was remarkable.The GOP tide stopped at the California border largely due to the...