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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 …

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

Rich Landers: Berry-picking readers enjoy penning purple prose

One of the best huckleberry crops in memory is leaving stains on fingers and smiles on faces throughout the region. Berries are so thick in some mountain areas, a serious …

Mining for purple: Huckleberry pickers wear stains with pride

After a two-year hiatus from picking, I recently returned from a huckleberry excursion to the Metaline Falls area. The seat of my jeans was stained purple, I smelled like DEET, …