Colleague Erica Curless has just returned from the county commissioner's announcement today re: two ritzy developments proposed on Lake Coeur d'Alene. County commissioners OK'd the Black Rock North subdivision on a 2-0 vote, with Commish Rick Currie declaring a conflict of interest (didn't explain) and not voting. Commissioners voted 3-0 against the Chateau de Loire' PUD proposal. Also, Commish Gus Johnson made a statement about receiving a box of horseshoes from developer Bill Radobenko after last Thursday's Black Rock hearing ... and got mad when audience members laughed at his statement: "I can't be bought off by a box of horseshoes." BTW, Johnson didn't bring the box to the meeting as he had mentioned he might do.
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.