Need firewood?

As a fundraiser, High Country Recreation of Anza is selling firewood for $6 per bundle. According to organizers, the options are oak and eucalyptus, which don’t burn too quickly like pine. The organization also has a few truckloads available. The oak is $350 and the eucalyptus is $250 per truckload delivered. Bundles are ready for […]

Hamilton bookworm notes

Did you know that we have four authors, that I know of, living in Anza? Let me list them. • Thomas Firth, author of “The Horse Whistler” • Margaret Wellman Jaenke, author of “In the Olden Days” and “Images of America: Around the Anza Valley” • Fracie Prowse (as Flora Powers), author of “Adventures in […]

Anza VFW menus and happenings

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I have! I caught Mervyn’s going-out-of-business sale and got everyone some type of Knott’s gift pack (at half price), with a check inside to make the package just that much sweeter. I don’t think anyone will want to return jams and jellies. And the boxes have square corners, […]

Anza continues to improve

The Anza Civic Improvement League (ACIL) recently placed another order for the brick pavers to be engraved. This will encompass any orders we’ve received to date that have not been done. Our hopes are to have them installed as soon as possible after we receive them. The ACIL would like to thank the Anza Valley […]


Many people believe in Jesus but they do not follow the principles he taught. When asked what is the greatest commandment he said to love God with all your heart, mind and soul and your neighbor as yourself. People forget and certainly do not express love and goodwill to their neighbor. The people whose homes […]

‘An Idyllwild Christmas’ dedicated to Bob Beck

The Friends of the Idyllwild Library and the Isis Theatre Company are ready to celebrate the holiday with a program of stories, music and dance. This free program will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Rustic Theatre at 54290 N. Circle Dr. in Idyllwild. Many local musicians will contribute to the […]

Museum offers a glimpse into the past

Museum offers a glimpse into the past

The Hamilton Museum and Ranch Foundation, on Contreras Road in the heart of Anza, was established in 2002 and provides an educational and entertaining look at our local history. The museum is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is free. Margaret Jaenke is one of the founders and […]

Hamilton wrestlers place fifth at Hemet tourney

Hamilton wrestlers place fifth at Hemet tourney

On Saturday, Nov. 29, the wrestling season finally got started. The junior varsity wrestlers traveled to Hemet High School for a 16-team tournament. Finishing 3-2 in the bracket, they earned a fifth place finish. This year’s team is made up of a lot of first- and second-year wrestlers. Their weekend records were: Anthony Cobos 4-1, […]

Community comes together at Thanksgiving

comes together 
at Thanksgiving

On the morning of Nov. 22 the Temecula Community Pantry came to Anza with Food for the Faithful and gave more than 75 Thanksgiving dinners to Anza residents. Food for the Faithful was started by Amber McGee, Esther Barragan, Brenda Swann and Denise Tanguay, all active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Anza […]