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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 …


‘Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living’ has it backwards

Vince Bozzi of “Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living” has seen the error of his ways.


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 …


Huckleberries: When the sting of Tequila provides relief

Pecky Cox, of Priest Lake, hunts mushrooms alone. Mushroomers are like huckleberry pickers.


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 …


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 …


Huckleberries: Washington driver gets his digs in

Some chuckled at Dave Chamberlain’s Huckleberries slap at a Washington driver, but not Dave Vogel.


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 …


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 …


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