FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
Fri., June 30, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
My extended 4th of July weekend is going to be filled with family gatherings (on both sides), the downtown parade, fireworks and some more gardening. I'm still filling out my garden as a result of my quick trips to California and Florida in the last 5 weeks. But I'm getting there ...
Fri., June 30, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department arrested a wanted man on several charges after he was caught on N10th Place for allegedly violating a no-contact order. A domestic dispute led to a brief police standoff and the eventual arrest of Christopher Neal Osborn.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
We all know of the Canadian connection that put Mike "Landslide" Kennedy over the top by 3 votes over Jim Brannon in the infamous Coeur d'Alene City Council election race back when. But it appears that there might be a Washington connection, too. Terry Werner of Post Falls spotted this sign in the Liberty Lake area and posted in on Facebook.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Coeur d'Alene police are warning locals to be careful when drinking at local bars. In recent weeks, the CPD has field several reports from both men and women who feel they have been drugged after drinking at different bars around town.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
The roundup of links from Huckleberries Online social media: Can't. Even/Fort Boise, A Viking rebirth/On Tap, Tidbits/The Faithful Geek, My cousin Dick/Simple Mind, At home in Connemara/Slight Detour, Pushing the F-35 odds/Randy Stapilus, Has 'Transformers' finished Michael Bay?/7 Blog ...
Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
All Indiana Jones fans know that their hero fears/hates snakes. So does Christa Hazel. Seems some garter snakes slithered onto the Hazels' cabin property -- and not it's "me or them," according to Christa. She looked for a snake repellent but ran into another problem. Q: Are you a snake phobic, too?
Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
I enjoy fireworks. Mrs. O and I watch the chamber fireworks from City Beach on the Fourth of July. We enjoy the neighborhood fireworks while riding to and from the community fireworks show. But I don't have much use for the clowns who shoot them off before and after the Fourth of July, as a neighbor did last evening. How about you?
Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
AM Headlines: Public Records (June 30)/Press, Beer heist bungled by lies, driver/KHQ Crapo, Risch praise Davis choice/EOBoise Talks to focus on Idaho extremist groups/Press Lightning torches Lake Coeur d'Alene home/Press Fireworks enforcement up to local police agencies/Press
Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
In Thursday's Poll, Hucks Nation had no sympathy for efforts by the owners of 'Hooligan Island' to dodge city regulations and anchor their water jungle gym off the city shoreline for commercial purposes. Today's Poll: Do you have a bias against California transplants.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor from Mike Alan/Coeur d'Alene points out that the world hasn't come to an end in the year since permitless carry became the law in Idaho: "To my knowledge, Coeur d’Alene has not turned into the new Old West Dodge City or O.K. Corral." Thoughts?
Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
An commercial, featuring spokeswoman Dana Loesch, is getting social media circulation. In it, Loesch urges Americans to join "freedom's safest place" as protesters and members of the "resistance" movement who oppose Donald Trump's presidency "smash windows, burn cars," and "terrorize the law-abiding." See video below.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
The city of Coeur d'Alene is setting up a temporary Skate Park center near Sunset Park on Best Avenue. The move is being made as the city demolishes the old park behind Memorial Field as part of the Four Corners upgrade that will also affect Memorial Field.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
I've begun listening to podcasts with on my iPhone. Usually, I listen to them while I walk during the lunch hour or while watering the garden during the evenings. At this point, my podcast range is limited. I listen to "Fresh Air" and "Ask Me Another" from NPR and Colin Cowherd's "Best of the Herd." (Q: Which podcasts do you listen to?)
Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Like the rest of the nation, Spokane was obsessed with “Fifty Shades of Grey” a few years ago. Spokane Library circulation records say the e-book was borrowed a total of 696 times in 2012 and the total number of checkouts for the trilogy was 1,677. But the hard-bound copy of the book, for some reason, wasn't as popular. (Q: Have you read the book?)
Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Tongue firmly cheeked, the writer of today's Coeur d'Alene Press editorial says that Washington state should help foot the bill for cleaner-than-needed water drinking standards foisted on Kootenai County.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
No longer do Oprah Winfrey fans need to peek under their seats to find a prize, because she started a program that conveniently ships gifts to them. O, the Oprah Magazine, selected a local business owner in March to be one of 50 ambassadors out...
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.