Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

Pave Paradise, Put Up A Parking Lot Dept …

“Well, driving through Coeur d’Alene today, I went down Sherman and out Northwest Blvd., where I took the on-ramp to go onto Lincoln way, and, it looks like quite a few more pine trees have bitten the dust. There’s some new construction going on, where “Coeur d’Alene Homes” is located; a big new building is going up, but before “what goes up”, something “must come down”, and in this case, most all of the pine trees located near Coeur d’Alene Homes and Heritage Place, have indeed come down. I don’t mind building per se, but why does vegetation have to be bulldozed down?

“I have long admired, for instance, the Hecla Mining Headquarters building out along hiway 95; a huge building was built way back off the freeway, in total harmony with the many, many pine trees that were left standing in that block. Regarding developers and builders who rip out trees en masse, what, are you trying to turn North Idaho into a semi-arid desert? If THAT’S what you want, I say, go build your buildings near Rosalia, Washington, or somewhere in that area. Not only will you be able to build your buildings, you’ll save money on timber-falling expenses ‘cos there ain’t that many trees in that neck o’ the woods.”


For the rest of CDADave’s fine rant today, click here. And for a photo of what I might look like in a goatee (if my hair was still black), click here.

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

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.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here