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ICC youth soccer update

By Will SteichenIdyllwild Community Center DirectorContributed Idyllwild School’s field was brightly colored on Thursday afternoon as kids took to the nets for their soccer games. The Blue Monsters played the Royal Knights, and the Red Hawks played against the Renegades. Photo by Jenny Kirchner 4- to...

CNPA’s role in the Town Crier Membership model

One day in 1997, Becky Clark, just promoted editor-in-chief of the Town Crier, was paying Town Crier bills when she came upon one for a few hundred dollars for dues to the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA). Not being sure what that bill was about, she investigated. She found that the CNPA existed to promote newspapers in...

Support our youth, support our future

Editor: Young people are among the most concerned Americans about climate change. They have been energized recently by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg from Sweden. Young people, realizing the inevitable catastrophe and urgency if we do not act soon, want solutions now. This younger generation will be the most impacted if nothing is done...

Be wary of the complex pros and cons of medicare plans

By Trudy Lieberman, Community Health News ServiceContributed Along with crunchy leaves and pumpkins, fall brings a slew of advertising for insurance plans that fill the gaps in Medicare coverage. Misleading and confusing messages continue to reach beneficiaries and those nearing Medicare age. To take myself as an example I’ve received...

Free speech: A disposable toy?

By The Chat RoomContributed Kerry Manos, author of a letter to the Town Crier on the recent Trump poster incident, will speak at the Nov. 7 meeting of The Chat Room on the topic “Free Speech: A Disposable Toy?” The new Idyllwild discussion group meets the first Thursday of each month from 3-5 p.m....

Tales of a Hot Mess Mama

I have been putting off going to the dentist for an embarrassingly long time. I’m sure most moms can relate to the constant demand on our hours. We just don’t have an extra day lying around to go to an appointment, or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. But, is that really the case? Is it...

Dr. Raul Ruiz stands up for constituents’ health care

By The Office of Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. Contributed On. Oct. 24, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. defended his constituents’ health care from the Trump Administration’s continued attacks on the Affordable Care Act. Speaking to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Ruiz said, “It...

Legislation to cut state licensing fees for small business disaster victims

By the Office of State Sen. Mike MorrellContributed The governor has now signed into law Senate Bill 601, a measure by Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, which grants state entities authority to waive or reduce governmental licensing fees for businesses experiencing hardship and displacement after emergencies. “Senate Bill 601 takes a...

News of Record: October 31, 2019

Idyllwild Fire Here are some of the calls Idyllwild Fire Protection District responded to recently. • Oct. 19 — Medical aid, 4:09 a.m. Delano Dr. • Oct. 19 — Power line down, 11:15 a.m. Scenic Dr. • Oct. 21 — Walk-in medical aid, 10:45 a.m. • Oct. 21 — Medical aid, 1:59 p.m. Country Club Dr. •...

Remember: Safety is first

By CaltransContributed This month marks the 10th anniversary of California’s “Move Over” law expanding to include Caltrans vehicles, and Saturday, Oct. 19 was National Move Over Day. Caltrans wants this milestone to serve as a reminder of just how important it is for motorists to follow motor vehicle safety laws. ...
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