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Huckleberries: ‘The Bard of Sherman Avenue’ fans: This is not the time to procrastinate

It has been almost three years since Tom Wobker shuffled off this mortal coil. But his poetry, penned under the nom de plume, The Bard of Sherman Avenue, remains popular.


Huckleberries: Councilman’s weight loss victory is precise percentage

Some would say that Coeur d’Alene Councilman Dan English is half the man today that he was during his years as Kootenai County clerk. But Dan is quick to correct …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

We escaped to Hawaii. They kept working without pay. Remarkably, everyone was gracious.

And the answer is – cheerful and helpful. The question? What were the men and women of Spokane International Airport security like first thing in the morning after more than …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Huckleberries: CdA’s propagator of poetry pens poems that are pure Montana

Roger Dunsmore has spent the six years in his adopted hometown of Coeur d’Alene promoting the work of other poets. Dunsmore?


Huckleberries: We suspect new Disneyland prices have Walt spinning in his grave

Count Evielynne Holbrook, of Spirit Lake and Spokane Valley, among those who aren’t impressed with the higher cost of visiting Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy et al. in their natural setting, …


For what it’s worth, aquatics can be rigorous exercise

Doug Eastwood, the former Coeur d’Alene parks director, enjoyed his first aquatics class at the Kroc Center to the beat of his 25ish instructor’s music.


Up on the rooftop … gobble, gobble, gobble

Shirley Stafford Thagard wasn’t nestled in her bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in her head. But she was focused on Christmas on Saturday when she heard something up …


It was 25 years ago that Coeur d’Alene voters sank Ray Stone’s mayoral ambitions

The city of Coeur d’Alene broke Ray Stone’s heart 25 years ago.


As Idaho woman regains control of her life, she also regained her right to vote

Brandi Irons of Post Falls admits she has made some bad choices in life, choices that cost her the right to vote – until this week.


Huckleberries: In Hayden, a glass for the departed

Bruce Twitchell was filling in behind the bar at the popular Mad Bomber pub in Hayden when a man in his late 20s walked in.


Huckleberries: Politics in the public library

Seems a Trump supporter thinks the Coeur d’Alene Library is involved in a


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Huckleberries: Bridge pilgrimage recalls stories from another era

Coeur d’Alene landscape architect Jon Mueller knew where he wanted to be on what would have been his father’s 100th birthday, Sept. 8 – the bridge over Mica Creek up …


Huckleberries: Newspaper scribe of yesteryear would swoon at modern Coeur d’Alene

That new digital archive system at the Coeur d’Alene Library is swell – you know, the one that eventually will chronicle the Coeur d’Alene Press from 1892 to 1964.


Huckleberries: Idaho goodwill on the shoulder of a rural road

Jake Smulkowski of Rathdrum is an unabashed fan of all things North Idaho. And a recent encounter with the generous spirit of the place that Huckleberries calls home has added …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Huckleberries: Livin’ large in Coeur d’Alene

Huckleberries enjoys eavesdropping on conversations along the Coeur d’Alene waterfront.


Huckleberries: Leaving quibbles in the library suggestion box

You’d think there’d be no complaints about the picture-perfect Coeur d’Alene Library in picture-perfect Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. But you’d be wrong.


‘Thong man’ split Coeur d’Alene 25 years ago

Believe it or not, it has been 25 years since a skinny piece of cloth shook up Coeur d’Alene residents – and later their City Council.


Huckleberries: Remembering the battle of McEuen Park

Former Coeur d’Alene mayor Sandi Bloem wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. Four years ago today, on Memorial Day weekend 2014, Bloem, her successor, Steve Widmyer, and town dignitaries dedicated …


Huckleberries: Goodbye Julie Meier, as good a friend as any library could ask for

If you have a Coeur d’Alene library card, you owe a debt of gratitude to the late Julie Meier.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Huckleberries: A mighty contender leaves the arena

Carnie McArthur died March 16, lost in the fog that traps victims of Alzheimer’s. In Carnie’s case, the disease robbed him of the last decade of his nearly 67 years.


Everyone could use a Guardian Angel like Sharon Garwood

Avondale Lake’s neighbors were watching out for a couple of boys playing on thin ice.


Huckleberries: Curling is a gas in North Idaho

Long before John Shuster led the U.S. men’s curling team to Olympic gold, the Utility Now Known As Avista was touting the merits of the sport.


Huckleberries: Monkee business brings fond memories

A long time ago in a Southern California city far, far away, a woman who now lives in Hayden had a brush with a Monkee before he was famous.


Huckleberries: Bo Gritz is long gone from Idaho, but he isn’t forgotten

Rebecca Schroeder, now of Coeur d’Alene, remembers how Gritz and his followers introduced fear and political turmoil into her childhood hometown of Kooskia.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

Huckleberries: John Austin was careful how he spent his hard-earned $10

With a sly grin, John Austin admits he liked to window shop but not buy as a young man growing up in the shadow of the now-defunct Wallace bordellos. But …


Huckleberries: Seasons admonitions for the grinches among us

Every holiday season brings much goodwill. But there are also random acts of meanness that cause us pause.


Huckleberries: Quit honking you jerk and help push this lady’s car

After three Chihuahuas and a long-haired German shepherd, Kevin and Wendi Powell, of Rathdrum, decided to go big. Really big. They fell in love with Moose, an abandoned English mastiff, …


Handlebars on the tree part of one family’s North Idaho heritage

Like others before them, Connie Anderson and her family were lured to the Inland Northwest by rumors of a Shangri-La in the woods of North Idaho.


An elevator fit for the Grinch

A funny thing happened to Coeur d’Alene City Councilwoman Kiki Miller on her way to her car in the Coeur d’Alene Resort parking garage recently.


November: The month when turkeys are selected (or elected)

On this day in 1967, as the Vietnam War raged, a political ad appeared in the lower righthand corner of the Coeur d’Alene Press. The ad, sponsored by the Community …