Post Falls Police Chief Cliff Hayes just released the final results of the poll he conducts for every election. In the non-betting poll, participants are asked to guess the winning percentage of certain candidates in a variety of races. And the winners are: 1st -- Rick Noordam, 2nd -- Frank Henderson, and 3rd -- Tom Taggart. Fourteen participating, including Sheriff Rocky Watson (pictured), who was two points high on his winning percentage in his race with Joe Bodman. Significantly, 9 of the 14, including Rocky, picked Tom Cronin to unseat incumbent Rick Currie in that three-way commissioner race. Henderson nailed Currie's winning percentage on the nose 36%, but he had Cronin with 44%. Also noteworthy, Todd Tondee had Currie winning with 37% but guessed he'd get 78% rather than 55% in his commissioner race with Tim Herzog.
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.