Stories tagged: Huckleberries
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.
Wed., July 26, 2017
Huckleberries: Rock hound was in right place at right time to save wandering girl
A hobbyist looking for those painted rocks that have been cropping up in Coeur d’Alene for the last year was in the right place at the right time last Thursday. …
Tue., July 25, 2017
Huckleberries: ‘Dunkirk’ was ‘fabulous’ but that didn’t stop Al Gore Boo Birds
Christa Hazel, of Coeur d’Alene, was settling into her seat at Regal Riverstone watching the coming attractions when a trailer for Al Gore’s new documentary on global warming hit the …
Mon., July 24, 2017
Huckleberries: Pastor with metal detector reunites owners with treasures lost at CdA beaches
A Coeur d’Alene pastor has transformed his metal-detecting hobby into one in which he tries to reunite people with important and/or sentimental items that they’ve lost on beaches on Coeur …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Huckleberries: Restored to health, CdA music man ensures that the bands play on
Chris Guggemos of Handshake Productions is hail and hearty now, working the crowds at his free summer concerts, but some weren’t sure he’d return after his serious bout with cancer …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Huckleberries: Governor Batt never forgot 1994 S-R endorsement snub
Whenever I see former governor Phil Batt, he reminds me of this newspaper’s endorsement of Democratic opponent Larry EchoHawk in the 1994 Idaho gubernatorial election. But there’s more to the …
Thu., July 13, 2017
Huckleberries: We knew way back when that Shawn Keough would be a good state senator
That groan you heard from North Idaho was the sound of lovers of good government reacting to news that respected state Sen. Shawn Keough will retire after she ends her …
Wed., July 12, 2017
Huckleberries: 1971 Wallace High grad startles brother with free copy of Branstetter’s ‘sex book’
Sheila Barnes of Ponderay, Idaho, refers to Heather Branstetter’s book as “that sex book,” rather than “the Wallace book.” People know what she means, Sheila told Huckleberries. Branstetter’s “Selling Sex …
Tue., July 11, 2017
Huckleberries: After 24 years, they’re still dancing through life
Stu Cabe and his wife, Callie, have enjoyed 24 years of life together after meeting on the stage of the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of “Seven Brides for Seven …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Huckleberries: Second wife, Lucie, was a fitting match for Wallace, Idaho, founder for awhile
Now that Col. William Ross Wallace has gotten his due as the founder of Wallace, Idaho, his second wife (of three), Lucie, deserves her own 15 minutes of post-mortem fame. …
Thu., July 6, 2017
Huckleberries: Car engine doesn’t start? When was it last checked for marmots?
If your car doesn’t start, you may have a marmot infestation under the hood. Don’t believe me? Well, ask a Post Falls Walmart customer who found a fat marmot stuck …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 6:21 a.m.
Huckleberries: From snakes to bad breaks, she has helped fill SR’s pages
Former Shoshone County commissioner Sherry Krulitz of Pinehurst has been appearing in the pages of The Spokesman-Review for more than a half century. Recently, she was touted in Huckleberries for …
Mon., July 3, 2017
Huckleberries: When pigs fly and Kootenai County Republicans love commie Russia
There’s a reason that you just saw a pig fly. Some Kootenai County Republicans are angry because Idaho’s uber-conservative U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are wary of the …