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Best of the Local Blogs — 1/3/06

Juanita “Jonesy” Woltering started hunting as a seven-year-old in West Virginia. Since moving to St. Maries in 1954, Woltering, 74, has hunted annually, racking up a bookload of tales, and harvested lots of game like this elk killed near Clarkia decades ago. Before harvesting the bull she remembers trundling past a logging crew in her Jeep. “The loggers snickered about it.” That day, she killed the bull with the big rack that hangs above her piano. “It took the snickering right out of them,” she said. She lives in Fernwood now/photo and cutline by Ralph Bartholdt/Skookum Features.

DFO: Pleaz put your hands together for two new links on the HBO North Idaho blogroll: Golly Gals (by Mari Meehan and Carolyn Mills) and Calico Girls (a clever blog from a cat’s perspective by Toni Britton of Sandpoint). I’ll give them a proper intro tomorrow.

*CDADave/Thin Air has it on good authority — the femme who rang up his groceries the other day — that 2006 is going to be a weird year here.

*Stebbijo and Marianne Love/Slight Detour both use the D-word in recent posts — Diet — here and here.

*Jim Miller/Jim Miller on Politics from Tri-Cities, Wash., believes Washington and Oregon, which have growth management plans and high housing costs, can learn from Idaho, which has relatively affordable housing and no growth management restrictions, here.

*Herb Huseland/Bayview Herb has been on a nice roll, writing his first poem here, and swapping words with Orlando, Fla., columnist Kathleen Parker after she made fun of bloggers here.

*Amy Crooks/That’s Life, Life Goes On is discovering the wonders of eBay as she faces a possible layoff from her day job here.

Also: Chris/Digital Fog provides a nifty Toyota commercial that’s not shown in the U.S. here, Kale/Un-Muted Mumblings notes how Gonzaga’s basketball success helps land hoity-toity speakers here, and Bre/To Blog Or Not To Blog tells how she spent New Year’s Eve as a designated driver here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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