Well, my Huckleberry friends, fall officially ends today as the Polar Express pulls into town. The weathercasters are predicting 2-3 inches after dusk. Which is a down grade from the 6 inches or so that they were predicting. So we'll be slippin' and slidin' in the roads on the way home tonight.
After more than 10 years of grassroots efforts to gain widespread support in the Idaho Panhandle and into Western Montana, a bill to designate an Idaho portion of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has been introduced in Congress. Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced the...
There’s a new player in Idaho’s long bid to get a second federal judge: Donald Trump. With Congress nearing adjournment for the year, Republican Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch of Idaho have had no luck in getting the GOP-controlled Senate to confirm Pocatello judge David Nye. Rob Hotakainen/Idaho Statesman reports.
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Canyon County residents may have a famous neighbor soon. Former Idaho Vandal and guard for the Arizona Cardinals, Mike Iupati, submitted an application on Nov. 30 to Canyon County's Development Services Department for a temporary permit to process and transport gravel from his 60 acre property in Star. Sean Bunce/Press Tribune reports.
The bald eagle bonanza has boomed at Lake Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay in the past week. The number of bald eagles arriving for the annual congregation at Lake Coeur d’Alene doubled two weeks ago -- and that number tripled in the past week with a whopping 213 eagles counted today. Rich Landers/SR Outdoors reports.
John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the Senate, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95. The New York Times reports.
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As a record number of people choose to holiday shop online, it’s no wonder thieves are grabbing packages off of porches at a discouraging clip. It’s happened often enough to warrant a nickname: "porch pirates." (Question: Have you been victimized by a "porch pirate"? Jonathan Glover/SR reports.
Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law. (Q: Are you sorry to see Harry go?)
Jadd Davis, the artistic director for the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, stays sharp by (drum roll, puh-LEEZ) working New York Times crossword puzzles (because he loves words). Facebooks Jadd: "I usually need to cheat about once or twice per puzzle." (Question: Do you work crossword puzzles?)
That big, bad, hasty winter storm that has us shivering -- not that the cold outside right now doesn't -- has been downgraded and pushed back a bit. Now, KHQ is reporting that it'll blow in about 8 tonight and may not be as harsh as expected. H/T: Sheriff Ben Wolfinger for giving a heads up to Huckleberries.
Commenter Pmurg says parking tickets drive shoppers and visitors away from downtown Coeur d'Alene, to areas that don't hand them out, like Riverstone. Pmurg was responding to a story about the city's plans to crack down hard on individuals who have unpaid parking tickets. (Question: Do you consider parking to be a problem downtown?)
The only intrigue during the second half was whether Gonzaga would administer its most lopsided win over Washington in 45 meetings. The eighth-ranked Zags pushed their lead to 34 twice before coasting to a 98-71 victory Wednesday in this one-sided rivalry. Gonzaga’s easiest win over UW was 37 in 1943.
Lewiston Police Chief Chris Ankeny has sued Home Deport after being injured in a fall from a Husky Tools shelf that he purchased from the national big-box store. Ankeny suffered broken bones to his arm and back -- and is seeking in excess of $200,000.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.