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NI Blogos: Priest Lake Festival On Tap

Pecky Cox at As the Lake Churns reminds us to mark down the annual Priest Lake Spring Festival on our calendars. For more than 30 years, the festival has been held in the community, beginning on the Saturday before Memorial Day and ending on Sunday afternoon. You can see the list of events this year here.

Hucks Online numbers (for Wednesday, May 4): 7560/4750

NI Blogosphere: Fog Along The Trail

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook page, Linda Lantzy offers this photo of sun & fog along the Centennial Trail. I’d guess that it was taken on the trail east of Coeur d’Alene. BTW, Linda is now selling calendars & Christmas cards featuring her North Idaho Scenics.

Hucks Online numbers (for week of Nov. 7-13): 55,754/30280

Kerri: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

“This young bull moose made short work of the flowers in front of a Pinewood Drive home in Post Falls on Tuesday evening,” posts Kerri Thoreson/More Main Street. “On Labor Day he visited the backyard of Cliff and Jeanne Hayes several blocks to the west for brunch. Since swimming across the Spokane River on Friday and enjoying the hospitality of the Riverside Harbor neighborhood over the weekend, he seems to be making himself quite at home.” More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for Wednesday): 10,079/6414, and (for Tuesday): 8970/5408

NI Blogs: Loving John Mellencamp


“Hi, I’m John Mellencamp.” Yes you are. As many of you know, dear readers, the Lovely Family spent last night in musical heaven when we attended the Bob Dylan/John Mellencamp concert at Greyhound Park in Post Falls. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, your’s truly is not a huge Bob Dylan fan. To me the entry to “Rainy Day Women # 12 and 35” sounds like something out of a bad dream involving a Stephen King novel, a circus clown, a bloody knife and … well, you get the picture. Mellencamp, on the other hand. Him. I. Love/Blogmistress, ilovecda.com. More here (beware: language).

Hucks Online Nos. (for Wednesday): 11,632/7156; and (for Thursday): 10,472/6713

NIdaho Blogs: Pumpkins Herald Fall

“We still have a fair amount of summer left but you know Fall is approaching in North Idaho when the pumpkins are maturing and the corn crop is ready to harvest,” posts Sunny/Bent’s Beer Garden. More here.

HucksOnline numbers (for week of Aug. 22-28): 50,923/31,020

NI Blogos: Stickman Hosts Bentfest

“On a warm Chamber of Commerce day visitors to Stickman’s ‘Sticks & Stones’ residence imbibed Bent’s super brew while enjoying Tubbs hill’s cool east side,” e-mails Don Sausser, who almos paid a visit to the mini-Bentfest Sunday afternoon in Stickman’s breezeway. You can see more photos of the big event here.

HBO Numbers (for week of June 6-12): 48,006 page-views/29,143 unique views

North Idaho Blogos — 6.11.10

“Please don’t hate me family,” pleads Sunny/Bent’s Beer Garden, “I couldn’t resist the temptation. … Yep, you guessed it … I ate the first ripe strawberry of the season … I feel so guilty … I must say it was very tasty … but not as tasty as the first snap pea was Lol!” Sunny, your secret’s safe with us Merry Hucksters. More here.

HBO Numbers (for Thursday, June 10): 8138/4980

NI Blogos: Jason Kadah Has Left Building

Ah, the personnel policies of KREM-2. At least in the case of Nadine Woodward (pictured), KREM-2 TV she was allowed to give the viewers a bit of notification that she was moving on. However, in the case of Jason Kadah, last week he was there and the today he is gone. I spoke with KREM-2’s staff this morning and confirmed what I suspected since last week. Morning Meteorologist Jason Kadah is gone. No reason is given; just that he will no longer be broadcasting his odd brand of humor mixed with weather in the morning on KREM any longer/David Laird, Community Comment. More here. You can get an idea of Kadah’s offbeat humor with this YouTube video here.

HBO Numbers (for week of May 30 - June 5): 42,773 page-views/26,158 unique views

Question: Does it bug you when a media personality leaves or is forced out of his/her job — and nothing is said about the departure by the publication or newscast?

Blogos: If The Rain Doesn’t Get ‘Em …

“Our family spent Memorial Day weekend playing in the garden,” writes Sunny/Bent’s Beer Garden. “Even the grandkids got in on some of the action…the pic is our grandson Liam. I initially gave him the job of watering vegetables in the hoop house… that is until I realized they were literally drowning.” More here.

HBO Numbers (for Wednesday, June 2): 8963/5271

Blogs: Potatoes & Ponderings — Sunny

“My dad and I spent most of yesterday planting potato seed in the family garden,” posts Sunny/Bent’s Beer Garden. “We utilized the potato planting tools that were passed down from both of my grandpas. They still work like a charm…..the only problem was that the newly tilled soil still has a lot of sod pieces in it.” More here.

HBO Numbers (for Wednesday, April 28): 8119/4771

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