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SR Blogs: Sandpoint Still Emerging

“Although I thought Sandpoint had arrived long ago,” posts Rich Landers/Outdoors, “the North Idaho town has just been  named one of the nation’s 'top 10 emerging ski towns' in the March 2013 issue of  National Geographic’s Adventure magazine.” More here.

SR Blogs: 29 Years Ago This Week

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner writes: Do you have a favorite scene? Mine might be when Ralphie is composing his “What I want for Christmas” theme for school and is mightily impressed with the quality of his own prose. “This is great.”

Featured Blog: So the retail season has a little drama developing this week. It's the increasing concern by some parts of the business world that stores that open on Thanksgiving are turning into Scrooge, forcing employees to give up one of the entitled holidays most Americans enjoy. To continue the literary analogy, the players taking the role of Bob Cratchit are employees from Target and Walmart/Tom Sowa, Office Hours. More here.

Question: Which scene from “A Christmas Story” do you like best? And/or: Am I the only one who has read the original version of the Christmas story — the one with the role of the neighbor Bumpuses much expanded?

SR Blogs: Day Made For A Bowl

On the Dually Noted/SR blog, Tricia Jo Webster posts: “A bowl of Saranac's Veggie Chili, that is. Ordinarly I'm all about the meat, but something about the hearty mix of beans and veg and simple spices in this dish soothes the carnivore in me.” More here. More from Dan Webster and Tricia Jo here. And here. And here.

Question: Do you enjoy soup or chili in a bowl on a cold day?

SR Blogs: H&M Opens In Valley Mall

Local shoppers have been eagerly awaiting the grand opening of the new H&M store in the Spokane Valley Mall. The fashion retailer is known for its low prices. Nina Culver/Spokane Valley Blog provides more info here.

S&G: CdA Meth Dealer Gets 15 Years

A Coeur d’Alene methamphetamine dealer was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison in U.S. District Court recently. Paul D. Hartman, 44, was given 188 months in prison and four years probation by Judge B. Lynn Winnill on Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today. Hartman pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, nearly two years after a traffic stop launched an investigation/Meghann M. Cuniff, Sirens & Gavels. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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