Karen Nichols/Kalispell Daily Inter Lake
A pair of raccoons race across the front steps of a home in downtown Kalispell, Montana Wednesday morning, May 21, 2008. Raccoons are not native to western Montana, but have spread across Montana following riparian areas, according to a Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks website. Raccoons are opportunistic omnivores and will sometime raid garbage cans or gardens near homes.
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.