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MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2014

Digger remembers Vernon Baker

Remembering Vernon J. Baker 

Digger is on an epic trip back East. Here he pauses at Arlington Cemetary to pay tribute at the grave of Vernon Baker, Medal of Honor Recipient and resident of St. Maries, Idaho. You can rea more about Baker's story here. Pretty cool of Digger...

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Returning the favor

As anyone who’s received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes. Friends and relatives? Yes, them too. Hence the throng of customers who flock to shopping malls soon after the holidays to exchange or return less-than-ideal presents. Retailers...

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Hayden public art input sought 

HAYDEN - The Hayden Arts Commission has identified five finalists for a public art project that would be located adjacent to the Hayden Library. Scale models of the five finalists' proposals are on display at the library, at 8385 N. Government Way, through Jan. 6....

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Felines find homes through cyberspace 

A cat rests on the throne bed in the King Tut-themed cat playroom at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland. PORTLAND – Cats these days aren’t associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer....

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Public House comes to Riverstone 

Exciting flavors" are the promise of Melone's Culinary Public House when it opens in February at 2360 Old Mill Loop (next to Starbucks) in River-stone. Menu items will include a signature New York-style burger, buttermilk and beer-battered fish, seasonal salads, flank steaks with special sauces,...

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Molly B finds a new home 

Molly B makes a dash onto Eighth Avenue South in Great Falls, while running from law enforcement officers after escaping from a slaughterhouse in 2006. HELENA – Perhaps one of the most famous cows in Montana history has found a new home in the Helena...

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Christmas Tree

Trying to keep the needles on 

The presents are unwrapped. The children’s shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it’s time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree. “I’m not particularly worried about it. … I’ll just sweep it up,” said Lisa...

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Obama isn't leaving quietly 10 

WASHINGTON – It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president and skepticism that anything will change in Washington during his final...

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Fill in the blank: It's colder than___ 17 

SEATTLE — Forecasters say Arctic air moving into the Northwest will push temperatures below normal in many areas into New Year’s Day. The Weather Service says the air is dry. Clear skies should keep significant snow away from Washington and Oregon until possibly next weekend...

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Seahawks win NFL West 

Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, top, makes a leaping reception against the defense of St. Louis Rams’ Janoris Jenkins. SEATTLE – The final result was the same for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks, wearing NFC West champion hats in the locker room after a Week...

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Air Asia plane requested new path 

SURABAYA, Indonesia — The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn’t say yes immediately — there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude.

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Bruce Kelly, courtesty photo

Choo-choo boo-boo? 

Bruce Kelly, courtesy photo POST FALLS - As Bruce Kelly has watched railroad trends for more than 30 years, reliance on such transportation mode in Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene has dwindled. That makes the Post Falls man and contributing editor of Railway Age magazine...

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Changing demographics open 2016 possibilities 

ATLANTA – Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a “permanent governing majority” for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the “Obama coalition” to keep their party in the White House.

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Cd'A Police Capt. Ron Clark to retire 

COEUR d'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene Police Capt. Ron Clark will retire in January, ending a 30-year career of service with the department. In 2003, Clark was promoted to captain - the second-highest rank in the department - by former Chief Tom Cronin. He also served...

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Fixture of the new year: Plungers dash out of the chilly waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday during the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Sanders Beach. The unofficial event, begun in 1979 by two Coeur d’Alene high school students, has grown to more than 1,000 people crowding the beach to swim or to watch. (Kathy Plonka)

Press Poll: Taking the Plunge? 

File photo. COEUR d'ALENE - It's cold and wet, but for hundreds of people the New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge has become a tradition. And once again it is set for its traditional time and place, noon on New Year's Day at Sanders Beach....

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SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2014

Lake City Cider compressed

Lake City Cider at Ft. Ground today 

Keith and Bent send this reminder: Sunday December 28th come join us at the Ft Ground Grill in Coeur d Alene for a free sample of Lake City Hopped Cider from 3-6PM! In addition to 1 free sample you'll be able to buy pint from...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 2014

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Wild Card 12.24.14 11 

I'm a bit bleary this morning as a result of a fairly disatrous night. We went to my brother's in Post Falls to celebrate an early Christmas and my youngest suffered a severe allergic reaction due to eating a cookie that had been cross-contaminated with...

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Traditions 

I love the traditions of Christmas. On Christmas Eve we attend a candlelight service at our church and then head out to the in-laws for what I call "The Festival of Strange Norwegian Meat." Yummy Norwegian delicacies are served (no Lutefisk!), Santa makes a visit...

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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.





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