SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2014

Weekend Wild Card -- 8.30.14 15 

We bid goodbye to summer this Labor Day Weekend, with three last days of R 'n R. I'm planning to do just that, with a couple of Fantasy Football League drafts thrown in the middle. Yeah, I know it's silly. But it's also addictive. I'll...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

Top Comment -- J-Mac 

J-Mac (RE: J-Mac: Teachers have good bennies): I've been accused of over paying my baby sitter as well, but my daughter and son are the world to me and I want those that are entrusted with such an enormous responsibility to feel a sense of...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 8.29.14 

My three-day Labor Day Weekend is already booked. A symphony concert. A family birthday party. And two Fantasy Football League drafts. Last year, I was a novice re: Fantasy Football. This year, I'm hooked. At stake? Bragging rights, especially in the league formed among my...

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Judge Rejects Jail Lease Contract 12 

Protester Brent Regan smiles at a passing courthouse security guard, while hold a sign protesting a possible county contract to lease private jail space. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) A 2nd District judge rejected a proposed agreement between Rocky Mountain Corrections and Kootenai County for additional jail...

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Cutline Contest -- 8.29.14 

Time 2 Votes ... Men play paintball in Kabul, Afghanistan. The arrival of recreational paintball to Afghanistan may seem peculiar to outsiders. However, it shows both the rise of a nascent upper and middle class looking for a diversion with the time to spare, as...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.29.14

4:53 p.m. Bearded male on Carlton Street/Spirit Lake is trying to sell music CDs. 4:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Aug. 28-29 here. 3:43 p.m. Turn signal is not functioning @ n/b H41/Mullan, Post Falls, light, causing traffic to back up. 3:32...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 8.29.14 

Marianne Love/Slight Detour was proud of her recent paint job on Lovestead fences, until she found evidence of "busy equine teeth." Posts Marianne: "I noticed the new chew on the west barnyard fence and then looked to the east to find a few more blemishes...

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Dotting I's & Crossing T's

Tamra Dale prepares a protest sign to wave to passersby from the sidewalk of the Kootenai County Courthouse and later Northwest Boulevard with a handful of other demonstrators, including former Coeur d'Alene School Board trustee Brent Regan. Dale, Regan and others were protesting a judicial...

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Protest Against County Jail Lease 

Three of five protesters held signs in front of the Kootenai County Courthouse this afternoon during a judicial confirmation hearing for a proposed jail lease agreement with a private organization, supported 2-1 by the county commissioners. A passerby looks at the signs. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Shoutout Friday 

My new friend Sally wanted to give a shoutout to a co-worker during North Idaho Fair week last week. But I forgot to post this new feature for a second week. I'll try to remember in the future. Today is Shoutout Friday. It's goal is...

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Vandals Kick Off Against Florida

"Are you ready for some football, Vandals?" asks the University of Idaho Facebook page. "The Idaho Vandals football season kicks off this Saturday in "The Swamp" versus Florida. And we're back for the home opener Saturday, Sept. 13. For tickets and more visit here."(University of...

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Help Wanted: Reviewing ISAT 2.0 

If you have three hours to spare — and you’re interested in what Idaho’s new Common Core-aligned test looks like — the State Department of Education wants to hear from you. The state wants teachers, college faculty, parents and the public to take part in...

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Huckleberries Hears 

... That the judicial confirmation hearing for a proposed jail lease with a private company attracted 5-6 protesters. While some detractors listened to the proceedings in the courtroom, others stood outside holding signs, in front of the old courthouse on Government Way and later along...

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I-90/Beck Road Work To Cause Delay 

Idaho Department of Transportation tweet: To complete guardrail installation at the Beck Road Interchange bridge, one lane will close in each direction of the east- and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 at milepost 1 (one mile east of the state line) beginning Tuesday (Sept. 2),...

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80 MPH Limit Bringing More Tickets 

Idaho State Police say troopers have handed out more speeding tickets on interstates where speed limits have increased to 80 mph compared to the same time period last year. The agency tells the Idaho Statesman ( in a story on Thursday that some drivers appear...

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Analysis: Cabin Sale Was Good Deal

At yesterday’s auction of state-owned Priest Lake cabin sites at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, many in the crowd were wondering if the state really was getting a better deal for the state’s schoolchildren – the beneficiaries of the Priest Lake state endowment lands – by...

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Camp Nowhere

Jason Kirchner, Idaho Panhandle National Forest spokesman emails: "I thought some of your readers might be interested in an old photo that was recently emailed to me. The photo shows youth at Camp Nowhere in 1945. These young folks were part of the old blister...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... That Christie Wood will seek another term as a North Idaho College trustee. Wood, the spokeswoman for the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, has already filed for re-election. No word yet whether Trustee Ken Howard will also seek re-election. Filing deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday....

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.29.14

12:08 p.m. Undisclosed medical emergency in Craftsman House at Guardian Angel, 1050 Mullan/Post Falls. 11:59 p.m. Motorcyclist in white helment swerving, passing vehicles in same lane @ w/b I-90/H41, Post Falls. 11:56 p.m. Two new apartment dwellers involved in domestic fight @ 300 block of...

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Priest River Woman Dies In Crash

Update: The female victim in this morning’s crash has been identified as Crystal M. Jacobson. 33, of Priest River. A 33-year-old female driver was killed in a rollover crash early this morning on North Rathdrum Mountain Road, off Nelson Loop Road, northwet of Rathdrum, according...

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Swearing-In For New Chief Tuesday 

Lee R. White will be sworn in as Coeur d’Alene’s Chief of Police during a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The public is welcome to attend the event, which will take place at the police station, 3818 N. Schreiber Way, off Kathleen Avenue. White formerly...

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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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