Stories tagged: Huckleberries
Thu., May 24, 2018
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 …
Thu., May 10, 2018
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.
Thu., March 29, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
Thu., March 15, 2018
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.
Thu., March 1, 2018
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.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
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.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
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, …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
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.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
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.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
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 …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
‘Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living’ has it backwards
Vince Bozzi of “Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living” has seen the error of his ways.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Huckleberries: Popularity of public art outlives columnist’s grouching
The late Bob Paulos was dead wrong about one of the first major pieces of public art in Coeur d’Alene, and would spin in his grave if he knew how …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Huckleberries: When the sting of Tequila provides relief
Pecky Cox, of Priest Lake, hunts mushrooms alone. Mushroomers are like huckleberry pickers.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Huckleberries: This time the bell tolls for DFO
In 50 years, D.F. “Dave” Oliveria has come full circle. He graduated from high school at age 17 in ’67. Now, he’s 67 in ’17. And he’s retiring. This will …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Huckleberries: Kootenai County Republican leaders picked on the wrong woman
Christa Hazel is living rent free in the alleged minds of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee leadership. After turning in her resignation as a precinct committeewoman, Christa criticized Chairman …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Huckleberries: Washington driver gets his digs in
Some chuckled at Dave Chamberlain’s Huckleberries slap at a Washington driver, but not Dave Vogel.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Huckleberries: Smile when you say ‘Socialist-Review,’ partner
Most of us have catty nicknames for the town newspaper. Socialist Review. Coeur d’Alene Mess. Lewiston Trombone. Huckleberries asked readers for the nickname of their hometown newspaper. Owner Trish Gannon …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Personal Foodstory: Tart, sweet and wild, huckleberries represent this family of foraging jokesters
Offering flowers, jokes and food are all ways my Irish-Catholic family shows affection without directly talking about feelings. When one of us has a better huckleberry haul than expected, we …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Huckleberries: One of these stumbles on Tubbs Hill is going to be ‘the big one’
Shelly Robins Zollman, director of North Idaho Family Magazine, has this thing about rolling her ankle on Tubbs Hill. The Coeur d’Alene woman estimates that she has done it about …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Huckleberries: The criticism stung but Albertsons executives reacted to it properly
The online criticism of the Coeur d’Alene Albertsons stung, especially coming from a longtime customer who wondered if the store was going downhill. But Albertsons corporate executives responded quickly, promising …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
In brief: Whitebark pines enhanced in Kettle River Range
Whitebark pines, a struggling but ecologically important species, are getting a boost in northeastern Washington from the Colville National Forest and the
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Huckleberries: Those aren’t Idaho rednecks, they’re French Canadians
Some of the Hired Hands at Kellogg City Hall were concerned recently when a couple pulled into the parking lot, grabbed their camping chairs, and sat down in front of …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Huckleberries: Rural life is fine until Woody Woodpecker comes knocking
Lee Sorenson of Post Falls enjoys reading Ammi Midstokke’s adventures in the S-R Outdoors pages. It reminds him of “the years of commutes, winters, and Mother Nature’s jokes” in the …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
Huckleberries: Slow driver jamming I-90 traffic wasn’t crazy, so Joe had a good laugh
Joe Paisley, the former KVNI-AM morning co-host with Kerri Thoreson, was stuck in commuter traffic in the fast lane behind a slow-moving truck recently. He’s always wondered what it would …
Mon., July 31, 2017
Huckleberries: A bygone day when celebration and hope turned to carnage in the Lake City
July 31 comes and goes each year in Coeur d’Alene, without much remembrance of the terrible train accident that killed 17 and badly injured more than 100. On July 31, …
Thu., July 27, 2017
Huckleberries: Innovative couple proactive when it comes to marriage, too
Nick Smoot and wife, Kenna, are light years ahead of the pack when it comes to dreaming big dreams. Nick, founder and CEO of Innovation Collective, is a mastermind behind …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Reader photo: Berries by the bagful
As every picker who hasn’t been in a coma knows, the region is enjoying a bumper crop of huckleberries.