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Posted on July 17 at 10:18 p.m.

I just wonder why the fire Marshall always seems to skip a certain hidden space on Helena. Hint. ,, look for a bunch of junk and explore upstairs toward the back!!! It's a hidden room,,, full of,,, let's see if those top notch reporters at the Independent can find out!!! P.S,,, don't forget your camera!!!

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Posted on July 17 at 5:59 a.m.

I was Lucky to know Tony Brown in the early 1970's. We both worked as guides for the Hunt Club on Santa Cruz Island. I was there when he planted his first Cherimoyas. I remember him telling Willie Norlan and I about them at Willies little cabin on Casitas Pass. Tony provided Willie a place on his Property after Willie returned from Spain. Willie had lost both his parents sometime before. Tony knew his stuff. He taught me about the History of Carp and the Island. I learned about local plants, the Chumash, and tasted my first Pineapple Guava, Cherimoya , and Meyer lemon. We met up about 10 years ago at a Guides Day Reunion. Those were great times!! I wish Tony and all the Browns Good Health and a Happy Trails. RB

On Farming the Fringe

Posted on June 15 at 9:44 p.m.

Right on tourist ,,, Wallace and CoeurD Alene are great,,, I rented a house on the lake in the 70's,,, $400 a month,,, I took float plane trips,, fished and hunted all over.. Lots of history, river rafting, boating,,, the list goes on!!!

On Spokane and the Davenport

Posted on June 15 at 7:35 a.m.

Ray, first of all Spokane is not one of " the oldest cities in the West" ! It was founded in 1871. I can think of scores of older cities including the one you live in!! Second your report on the city reads like a 4th grade book report . I lived in Spokane . Though the Davenport is a nice Hotel, your report failed to mention anything but golf and a nice place to eat. Lots more to see and do there pal. Next time do your homework,,, then start writing .

On Spokane and the Davenport

Posted on August 18 at 1:26 p.m.

Bill, if your waiting for politicians to do the right thing,,, you will be waiting. Long time,,, they Casinos will come and the grapes will grow,,, a hundred years from now it will be ugly,,,

On The True Risk of Going Fee-to-Trust for Santa Barbara County

Posted on August 18 at 12:28 a.m.

I hope the Chumash tribe builds ten more Casinos!!! One would be nice right on the coast. No one complains about ten thousand vineyards,,, why are grapes ok, but gamblers are not,,, they both clog the roads with tourists,, the Chumash will win!!! Yell and scream all you want,, SB county is lost!!!

On The True Risk of Going Fee-to-Trust for Santa Barbara County

Posted on August 4 at 3:45 p.m.

Does anyone know the name of an old man who ran a shoe repair shop next to Jimmy's?

On Thomas Yee Chung: 1942-2013

Posted on July 4 at 1:05 p.m.

Ps,, don't assume these all balloons are thrown by kids,, the guy I'm talking about is 65 . Surfs up,,, O,,,

On City Beats Strategic Retreat in Struggle over Skater's Point

Posted on July 4 at 12:54 p.m.

Water Ballons have been thrown every 4th of July from a rooftop on Helena . I suspect this year will be no different!!! Surfs up!!! Get the hint!!!

On City Beats Strategic Retreat in Struggle over Skater's Point

Posted on June 5 at 2:11 p.m.

Really 14noscams, ammo theft at SBPD, tell me more!!! Here at the Independent we get to read about wine tasting and how " cool" some band is! I'm done ,,,,this is my last post!!! I'm sure Kettmann will celebrate with a Chardonnay ! Adios ,, oldtimer

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