At 8:57 a.m. today, Mayor Kuhman of Athol posted the following message on the city's Facebook page: "Athol City Hall Plan is: We will coordinate to send people to the below listed areas: People can wait at the Community Center 208-683-2101, or the Athol Baptist Church 208-683-2802, has room: We are still on standby."
In his recent column, executive Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation comments: "If you’re angry about Idaho’s new, higher fuel taxes, here’s a reason to be a tad angrier: The start of a new month brought gas tax increases to six states. But one state raised its tax the most, and you’re living in it."
Reporter Kirk Johnson of the New York Times had this to say, in an in-depth article, after visiting Sandpoint: "Through grit and persistence, the center is holding in this Western small town, against forces that are turning other hamlets into ghost towns."
In the Lewiston Tribune, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase comments: "The moment a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling removed all doubt that Obamacare was here to stay, it became inevitable that Idaho would extend Medicaid coverage to working poor adults. Because of that ruling, the last threat to Obamacare's core premise has been removed ..."
At least six homes along with other structures have been destroyed in a wildfire near Bayview that grew to more than 3 square miles Monday and forced about 200 residents to evacuate. The blaze that started Sunday afternoon was being fought by about 100 firefighters on the ground, four aircraft and a U.S. Navy boat.
The Coeur d’Alene City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening on businessman Duane Hagadone’s request to vacate portions of two downtown streets for a second hotel tower at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. A preliminary design shows a narrow tower rising 19 stories above...
Bay Views blogger Herb Huseland was among the residents of the Lake Pend Oreille community who were forced by the Cape Horn fire to evacuate their homes. Herb writes of his experience from a Coeur d'Alene motel room.
I'm off for the three-day 4th of July weekend, beginning today. Like the rest of you, I'll try to stay cool as the heat continues to beat down on us this unusually hot summer. My dance card is fairly well booked for the next 3...
Young men jump into Lake Lucerne, near Beckenried, Switzerland, on Wednesday. The European weather forecast is promising high temperatures for the next few days. Question: Do you plan to jump into a local waterway during the 4th of July weekend.
The 4th of July weekend has special meaning to Mrs. O and me. Thirty-eight years ago, we moved to Kalispell, Mont., from California's Central Valley to being this Northwest adventure. Mrs. O saw the Flathead Valley and her future home for the first time when...
Writing for the American Spectator, conservative columnist/actor Ben Stein writes about his return to Sandpoint after 10 months away, and why he embraces the North Idaho town: "Everyone has guns and no one gets shot. That’s the thing about living in a place where there are no strangers and everyone has guns. No strangers. That is huge."
Officer Robertson of the Post Falls PD had a busy night earlier this week. First, he got head-butted while trying to arrest an out-of-control female. Then, he used his canine buddy, Andor, to persuade an adult male who was freaking out to quit reaching under his bed. In other words, Officer Robertson had a typical shift in the River City.
Tongue firmly cheeked, President Barack Obama mused today that there's enough Republicans running for their party's presidential nod to form an actual "Hunger Games." What do you think? If we put all the current GOP candidates into a do-or-die ring for the GOPrez nomination, who would win? Why?
Kelly Anthon has been appointed to Dean Cameron's old seat in the Idaho Senate. Anthon is the Rupert city administrator. Cameron, who represented the area in the state Senate for more than two decades, stepped down last month to become director of the Department of...
Today's HucksOnline blogosphere roundup includes: Finally! A race/Dogwalk Musings, Family vacay to the moon/Idaho Dad, Takei vs Thomas on dignity/Fort Boise, How the heck did we do it?/Simple Mind, Thursday this & that & throwback/Slight Detour, and As Cano goes, so go the Mariners/A Grip on Sports.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed 3rd District Judge Molly J. Huskey to the Idaho Court of Appeals. Otter announced Friday that Huskey will replace Judge Karen Lansing, who is retiring after 22 years of service. Huskey's appointment is effective immediately. In a prepared statement,...
At Rosburg, Ore., Facebook Friend Robin Loznak knows why this rooster crossed the road. He was following the hens. Why did the hens cross the road? Who knows? You can see more of Robin's outdoors photography here.
About a month ago, Greg Lee & I were almost nailed by a punk in a sports car while crossing Garden Avenue along Northwest Boulevard. The clown car missed us by 2-3 feet. Max. During my noon walk, I regularly see motorists who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians on crosswalks. That's why I liked a letter to SR editor today.
They moved to New Jersey when John accepted a job as treasurer for the church, a move that would be the first of many spanning from Pennsylvania to Africa. In almost every new place, John built or remodeled a home, selling it when it was time to move again. Question: How many homes have you had?
In a report for Boise State Public Radio, Frankie Barnhill reports that the Idaho GOP remains opposes to same-sex marriage, despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. GOP Executive Director David Johnston said the ruling is an example of judicial activism and overreach. Thoughts?
Shakespeare was wrong. A rose by any other name doesn't always smell as sweet, especially when the smell has been lost due to breeding for traits like color or longevity. This, according to a study released today by the journal Science.