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Why Ask Why?

My dental hygienist wondered aloud this morning why snowfalls of 1 to 3 inches are now labeled “snow event” or something of that sort. She commutes each day over Fourth of July Pass from the Silver Valley. “Don't people realize that we live in North Idaho?” she wondered, as she worked her pick. I agreed. In the 36+ years I've lived in the Inland Northwest, including 5 years in Kalispell, Mont., most residents would turn their noses up at a relative skiff of 1-3 inches. So here's the question:

Question: Do you think 1-3 inches of snow is significant?

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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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