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Opinion: Freedom from religion

Does anyone see the irony? In the Town Crier’s cover story “Independence Day: All weekend on the Hill” (in the June 30 edition), the second paragraph is devoted to explaining that the Fourth of July Parade will actually be on July 4 this year. However, if the Fourth were to land on a Sunday, would not...

Opinion: Career firefighters sacrifice

We want to publicly express our thanks and appreciation to the members of the Idyllwild Career Firefighters Association for their willingness to sacrifice a portion of their pay and benefits in order to help IFPD in our efforts to reach a balanced budget for the 2011–2012 fiscal year. The six career captains and engineers forfeited a promised pay raise...

Creature Corner: July 14, 2011

Four paws up to Max, the husky/shepherd mix, now known as Luke. Luke has found his forever home, and is said to be living the life of “Riley.” Speaking of Riley, she is still searching for her forever home. Young and full of energy, this shepherd mix would love a day filled with walks, hikes, and of course, treats....

Past Tense: July 14, 2011

60 years ago - 1951 Residents reported ice one morning when the temperature dropped to the 30s. 55 years ago - 1956 About 300 people jammed Town Hall to vote on zoning for the Idyllwild area. After a stormy discussion, a zoning plan was adopted by a 5-to-1 majority. 50 years ago - 1961 Bids were being accepted for a rural contract branch...

Upcoming Mountain Disaster Preparedness training open to all

Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP) will be conducting its bi-annual medical diaster training exercise from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 30, at Town Hall. Participants will review wound managment, splint and bandage applications, and laceration management. They will also review the contents of the Disaster Aid Stations and the Red Cross trailer. Although this training is primarily aimed for people with...

EPA limits rat poisons to protect kids, pets

On June 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a ban on the sale to residential consumers of the most toxic rat and mouse poisons, as well as most loose bait and pellet products. The purpose of the ban is to better protect children, pets and wildlife. The agency is also requiring all newly registered rat and mouse poisons...

Authors series features Noel Alumit

Noel Alumit, author of “Talking to the Moon,” answers questions from the audience regarding his book at B’s Mountain of Books during another Idyllwild Authors Series presentation Sunday, July 10.

Quiet Creek hosts double artists’ reception

The Quiet Creek Living Room Gallery held a double artist’s reception and exhibition on Saturday, featuring award-winning Plein Air artist Paul Strahm, center, and internationally-recognized ceramist Leslie Thomson (not shown).

‘Bohemio’ keeps concertgoers on their feet

“Bohemio,” a Santana tribute band, opened Idyllwild’s Summer Concert Series with a comprehensive repertoire

Art lovers go inside the artists’ studios

Five artists’ studios were featured in the Art Alliance of Idyllwild Member Studio Tour held Saturday, July 9.