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Creature Corner: January 16, 2020

Cricket Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the cats welcomed four new ARF kittens. Bear: Quiet week, huh? Zeus: It was. Sadly, no adoptions, which really surprises me. The new kittens are really adorable. Sadie: I’ll say they are! They are over-the-top friendly. ...

Steele is back!

Brendan Steele fired an 11-under-par 68-66-64-71 — 269 last week to place second in the strong winds and rain of the Sony Open in Hawaii on the PGA Tour. At the end of regulation play on Sunday, the Idyllwild native was tied at the top with Australian Cameron Smith, who...

Second egg laid at bald eagle nest in Big Bear

The second egg of the 2020 season has been laid at a Big Bear area bald eagle nest. Photo courtesy of the San Bernardino National Forest By Zach Behrens, Public Affairs OfficerSan Bernardino National Forest The second egg of the 2020 season has been laid at a Big...

Weather conditions allow pile burning to continue

Photo from last week’s pile burning.    Photo courtesy of the San Bernardino National Forest The San Bernardino National Forest has been busy with prescribed burns on the mountain since December. The agency is taking advantage of the good weather conditions “safe for prescribed fire to burn slash piles made from...

Fireplace safety advice from IFPD

A fireplace with a mesh screen closed.   Photo courtesy Metro Editorial Service The newspaper received multiple inquiries about fireplace safety. So, we reached out to Idyllwild Fire Protection District Chief Mark LaMont for information.  During wintertime on the mountain, residents and visitors utilize fireplaces, wood and pellet stoves...

Spotlight: Genealogy Café open to all

Genealogy is something every person on the planet has in common. This study of families, family history and the tracing of lineage can bring together thousands of people with the singular goal of learning the truth.  Some people do it for health reasons, others due to adoption and wanting to find their biological relatives...

Idyllwild songwriters retreat and festival a success

Founder Brett Perkins introduces the performers Saturday at Town Hall during the all-day Songwriters Festival.  Photo by Jenny Kirchner The one-day Songwriters Festival last Saturday was a success for Idyllwild. The event raised $600 in ticket sales for the Idyllwild HELP Center and the Idyllwild Community Center (ICC). 

Steele leads Sony Open by three into Sunday

Brendan Steele pushed aside two early bogeys Saturday, adding six birdies and an eagle to fire a 34-30 — 64. Going into Sunday’s final round, the Idyllwild native stands 12 under par and leads the Sony Open in Hawaii by three strokes. In a post-round interview, Brendan revealed he’d been working on putting during...

Steele shares lead at Sony Open

At 6 under par, Idyllwild native Brendan Steele is tied for the lead with Cameron Davis at the halfway point of this week’s PGA Tour event, the Sony Open in Hawaii. Brendan has putted lights out these first two rounds, averaging gains of 3.455 strokes against the rest of the field each day just...

How art benefits young brains

By Metro Editorial Service Art enriches lives and can be used to connect people from all walks of life. Among the many additional benefits of art is its effects on young people and the development of their brains. The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) notes that neuroscience research...
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