THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
My house exterior overhaul continues unabated today as a couple of superb handy men continue to strip off paint in preparation for priming and painting next week. One even replaced by sprinkler electrical box and offered tips on how to fix some gutter problems. I still need to fix one fence side before settling in for a long winter's nap ...
Thu., July 27, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
State Rep. Paul Amador, R-Coeur d'Alene, says he won't attempt a controversial piece of art at Art Spirit Gallery that has upset some local Catholics. But, in a letter to Coeur d'Alene Press editor Mike Patrick, Amador said "the constitutionality of this piece is quite clear."
Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
I know this is probably apples and oranges. But Avista wants a 3% increase to cover "under-collection" of $9.6M from Idaho customers in 2016. This, despite the company's pending sale to Hydro One of Canada for $5.3B. And it doesn't take into account the two-year rate hike it also wants. Methinks Avista/Hydro One wants too much.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
On his Facebook wall, Don Sausser noted that there were two summer concerts only blocks apart in downtown Coeur d'Alene Wednesday evening. The Live After Five crew used to stage concerts kitty-corner from Crafted. Now, Darrell Dlouhy of Daft Badger has scheduled a handful of concerts there. Don says the concert promoters need "a new scheduler."
Thu., July 27, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
In Huckleberries Thursday (July 20), I wrote that the 26th year of free Handshake Productions concerts was in doubt when cancer, surgery and treatment caused Chris Guggemos to "lay low" last year. That prompted reader Mary Morris to ask via email whether I'd use lie/lay correctly. Frankly, I don't know. Some readers have tried to help out.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
The Boy Scouts’ chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump’s recent speech to the Scouts’ national jamboree. Thoughts?
Thu., July 27, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
HucksOnline reader Joe Lambert reminds us of that Reclaim Idaho rally, complete with the Medicaid Mobile, will be held at 6 this evening at the City Park bandshell. Joe says: "We'll be having people affected by the gap in coverage speaking and sharing their story as well as having supporters sign the RV in each town and city."
Thu., July 27, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Scanner Traffic for Wednesday AM (13 items & counting) includes 7-vehicle pile-up on w/b I-90, west of NW Blvd/CdA. Coeur d'Alene police are blocking on-ramps to w/b I-90. Only one lane of traffic moving w/b. Expect delays.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Responding to the Mother Russia-loving Kootenai County GOP, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo issued a statement today defending his bipartisan Russia sanctions legislation: "Russia's increasing aggressive actions are a threat to our national and economic security, as well as to the security of our allies." Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise reports...
Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
AM Headlines begins with SR story re: Palouse town of Latah that's considering disincorporation. Also: State agencies to get new buildings/Press, Connecticut firm buys Liberty Lake's Telect/SR, Scammers target Social Security benefits/KHQ 6, New device nabs Lake City parking violators/Press + more ...
Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around the absurd resolution passed by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, embracing closer relations with Mother Russia while condemning sanctions supported by conservative Idaho U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch. We've stepped through the Looking Class, friends.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
In the poll Wednesday, a solid majority of Hucks Nation says transgender people shold be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. Today's Poll: Should Art Spirit Gallery remove an artwork of the Blessed Virgin Mary that offends local Catholics?
Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane after being hit by a vehicle in a parking lot. The driver of the vehicle didn't see the girl prior to the accident, according to a Coeur d'Alene Police Department news release.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
In his editorial this morning, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune wonders why police were mum for most of a day as they began a manhunt for 2 teens suspected of murdering a third teen: "Nobody in authority seemed to give much of a damn about keeping you safe."
Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
A piece of artwork exhibited at the Art Spirit Gallery on Sherman Avenue has riled some local Catholics. Parishioners from at least two local Catholic parishes have asked the gallery to remove the piece -- a sculpted depiction of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- from display. Maureen Dolan/Coeur d'Alene Press reports ...
Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Columnist Doug Clark/SR says farewell to an American original -- Spokane attorney Pat Stiley. Stiley, 70, died Friday following a run of heart problems. He was outlandish, outrageous, hilarious. Clark will tell you why his death leaves Spokane a lot less interesting.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Nick Smoot and his wife, Kenna, are light-years ahead of the pack when it comes to dreaming big dreams. Nick is the wunderkind behind the startup scene in Coeur d’Alene. To use a chamber of commerce term, everything about him is “proactive.” And that includes his marriage. Huckleberries Thursday ledes with the Smoots.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017
Wed., July 26, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Maggie, 4, and Sam Thompson, 7, try on their new solar eclipse glasses after class at the South Hill Library, July 26, 2017. The eye protection was passed out after the room of children and parents learned how to view the August 21 eclipse that...
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.