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Wild Card/Monday -- 7.29.13 12 

It's nice to be back after a rocky four days dealing with a family emergency. I thank all of you for your well wishes and prayers to and for my family. We're on the mend. Here's your first Wild Card of the week ...

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Parting Shot -- 7.29.13 

A firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service jumps through a backburn fire started to combat the 8,200 acre Fir Grove Fire along Highway 46 north of Gooding on Sunday. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith)

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GOTV Review: Art On The Green, Etc 

Art on the Green is rather pretentious and snotty, with high-priced, useless "crap" that only Richie Rich bitches can afford to put on their husband's American Express Platimum cards and have two-day delivered via FedEx to their homes in Santa Monica. Kudos to the artists,...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.29.13 

Idaho Dad got this photo of the vehicle that knocked out power near Fred Meyer late this afternoon. See 5:44 p.m. item. 5:44 p.m. Vehicle hit Avista power pole @ Kathleen/Schreiber, CdA, knocking out traffic lights @ Ramsey/Kathleen, and maybe n/b lights on H95. Traffic...

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PM Headlines -- 7.29.13 

Here's another Duane Rasmussen photo of the old railroad bridge, which is not part of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, at the mouth of the St. Joe River. Grant County runner intentionally hit twice/SR Blaze destroys Colville tribal headquarters/SR 3 mountain lions killed near...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.29.13 13 

Time 2 Vote ... Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman, second from left, along with his wife, Krissie and daughter, Brooklyn, kiss the yard of bricks after Newman won the Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday. Sitting next to...

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HBO Blogos -- 7.29.13 

Lindsey Rasmussen, a junior at the University of Idaho, tries her hand at herding sheep at a farm outside Coeur d'Alene. Dog Jack was up to the task but Lindsey and her brother, Ben, a junior at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash., got animals...

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Otter Sides w/Wifi Contract Critics 

Add Gov. Butch Otter to the roster of Republicans criticizing the controversial high school WiFi contract signed last week by GOP state superintendent Tom Luna. “It’s not necessarily how I would have done it,” Otter said in a prepared statement Monday afternoon, five days after...

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Can Mary Count On 4100 Votes? 12 

In watching the dance card for the mayor and City Council races in Coeur d'Alene fill up, your Huckleberry Hound wondered this PM how many votes can mayoral candidate Mary Souza and her future council candidate allies bank on. Can the 4100 individuals who signed...

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Your Fave Sandpoint Festival Show? 

The Indigo Girls, shown here in 2004, are part of this year's Festival at Sandpoint lineup, which includes Rosanne Cash, Cake, the Steve Miller Band, the Avett Brothers, the John Butler Trio, and more. Question: What's the best performance you've ever seen at the Festival...

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Woody's Running, Too 

Councilman Woody McEvers just informed Huckleberries Online that he will run for re-election for the Seat 2 position he now holds. Official announcement pending.

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Supers To Luna: We're Starving 

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna met with school district superintendents from around the state this morning, reports Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News; he was asked about everything from the budget to Common Core to the state’s controversial new high school WiFi contract. Richert...

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Evans Announces Council Candidacy 

Amy Evans press release announcing her candidacy for Coeur d'Alene City Council: Amy Evans today announced her campaign for Coeur d’Alene City Council. She will be running for an open seat on the council. “Public service is important, and I am passionate about Coeur d’Alene...

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Widmyer Coming To Door Near You 

Widmyer for Mayor news release: Coeur d’Alene Mayoral Candidate Steve Widmyer is taking it to the streets. Literally. Beginning Monday, Aug. 5, Widmyer will walk every street in Coeur d’Alene to meet residents and learn more about the city. Up close and personal. Block by...

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Biking Along Coeur d'Alene Trail 

Duane Rasmussen photographed bicyclists on the old railroad bridge that goes across Coeur d'Alene Lake at the south end of the lake at the entry to the St. Joe River, along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. Question: Have you ever ridden the Trail of...

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Poll: Little Support For Luna Wifi Pact

Weekend Poll: 224 of 273 respondents (82.05%) to the poll say they don't support Superintendent Tom Luna's unilateral decision to award a 15-year contract for high school wifi service to a Tennessee firm that has contributed to past campaigns. Only 34 of 273 respondents (12.45%)...

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Idaho #10 In Imprisoning Citizens 

Last year, 1.57 million Americans served prison sentences in state or federal penitentiaries, a slight decrease from nearly 1.6 million in 2011, according to figures released Thursday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Despite the decline, the United States still incarcerates people at a...

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Bank Cleans Out Wrong House 

"I told him I wasn't running a yard sale and asking them to make me an offer. I told him I don't keep receipts around for everything I have just in case a bank comes by and steals my stuff" -- Katie Barnett. A woman...

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Joker: 'Patriots' Fantasize Re: Chaos 37 

Joker offers his thoughts on the recent Patriots confab at Farragut State Park: The joyful glee exhibited by those attended this weekend’s apocalypse-palooza is profoundly unnerving. They want to see death and suffering. They want to see society breakdown into chaos. They’re rooting for a...

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OTV: Oh, Monday, Mondays 

On his Facebook wall, OrangeTV posts: "Oh, Monday. Literally tripped over the cat on my way into the bathroom this morning and almost killed us both to death. On my way to work, some kid on a skateboard appeared out of nowhere in front of...

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Jackson Wraps Up 'Hobbit' Filming 

Actor Richard Armitage, left, and two unidentified actors stand as they face with a green screen set on the final day of shooting "The Hobbit" in Wellington New Zealand. Peter Jackson has wrapped up filming "The Hobbit" trilogy and shared pictures of his last day...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.29.13 

10:43 a.m. Someone is suffering chest pain in 2900 block of N7th/CdA. 10:39 a.m. 4 kids are loose in trailer being pulled by truck from Wolf Lodge Bay onto w/b I-90. 10:34 a.m. Older male in blue Oldsmobile w/b on I-90/MP 7 (H41, Post Falls)...

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Vito: Be Ready For 'Big Changes' 

State Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, was one of the featured speakers at the Patriot rally at Farragut State Park over the weekend. Jeff Selle/CdA Press reports: (Barbieri's) talk was about the constitution and what it was. "It was a restriction on the power and...

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Kiki Miller Considers Council Run 

On her Facebook wall, Kiki Miller posts: "Looking like a bid for Cd'a City Council is in my future. Anyone who has input on the topic feel free to private message me. (p.s., skip the "are you crazy?" comments as that part has already been...

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Officials: Common Core Here To Stay

Item: State officials: Common Core here to stay/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Most top education officials in states that have adopted the Common Core standards don't think resistance to the math and English benchmarks will derail the effort, according to a new survey....

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Huckleberries Online

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.