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Mike Hart of Gonzaga picks up some floor burns as he dives for a loose ball against USF on Sunday, March 6, 2011. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga men in WCC semifinal 

Gonzaga sets up a third showdown with Saint Mary’s, with a 71-67 win over San Francisco in the WCC men's tournament tonight. Jim Meehan's SportsLink story. Gonzaga 71, San Francisco 67 (boxscore) Saint Mary's 73, Santa Clara 64 (game story + boxscore)

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Weekend Wild Card -- 3.5.10 25 

I'm sitting here putting the finishing touches to another week on HBO, listening to Trisha Yearwood singing "She's in Love with the Boy" on Pandora. If things go right, Gonzaga will be meeting Saint Mary's for the WCC tournament championship when the dust settles after…

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UCLA 58, Washington State 54 (OT) 

Klay Thompson, the Washington State basketball star who was arrested on a drug charge after the Cougs' win over USC Thursday, apologizes to the crowd before today's final Pac-10 game with UCLA in Pullman. Shorthanded, the game Cougars led UCLA by 13 at half and…

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Viks, Trojans Win 5A Consolation Finals

The Coeur d’Alene basketball team was disappointed but determined after its state semifinal loss to Centennial on Friday night at the Idaho Center at Nampa. “We never play just to play,” junior forward Deon Watson said. “We play to win. It doesn’t matter if it’s…

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Centennial 54, Coeur d'Alene 47

Joe Jaszewski, a talented photographer with the Idaho Statesman, said on his Twitter account Saturday that this photo was his favorite shot of the boys' 5A basketball tournament: Centennial's Daryl Robertson dives over Coeur d'Alene's Devon Loy for a loose ball in the 5A boys…

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Currie Lands Senior Center Position 

Item: Ex-commissioner Currie to fill interim Lake City Senior Center post/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Rick Currie is back in a position to serve the community. The former Kootenai County commissioner has been tapped to serve as interim manager of the Lake City…

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Dennis: In Praise Of Wayne Hoffman 10 

Many years ago I was introduced to a young journalist from Twin Falls -- Mr. Wayne Hoffman (pictured). He was a bright and vibrant guy with a terrific "story" of having just left Arkansas - where he covered a local-yokel politician named Gov. Bill Clinton...the…

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Higher-Ed Budget Lowest Since 2000 19 

Idaho’s colleges and universities will have to rely more on student tuition and fees under a budget lawmakers set Friday. “I know that universities have borne a heavier burden than other entities,” said Sen. Dean Cameron (pictured), R-Rupert, co-chairman of the Legislature’s joint budget committee.…

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Historic Inn Renting Rooms For $25

There's a new place to sleep in the Silver Valley, where you can lay down your head for as little as $25 a night. Closed for years, Kellogg's historic McKinley Inn is back open, resurrected as a hostel."This is the first building that really caught…

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Thompson's Feet Are Made Of Klay 

Welcome to another session of Prominent Athlete Drug Bust. Join with sports fans here at the busy intersection of Thin Moralizing and Convenient Rationalization for reasoned debate, police bashing and stale jokes. Today’s perp: Washington State basketball star Klay Thompson. I know, I’m as surprised…

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Craig, '08 Senate Losers Still Around 

Those walking around the halls of Congress on Monday afternoon were treated to a peculiar sighting as Former Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho), long ago disgraced in a bizarre airport bathroom scandal and two-years removed from office, rode the subway that runs beneath the Capitol. He…

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TGIF Wild Card -- 3.4.11 24 

I'm still trying to get over the ridiculous statements and votes by North Idaho reps (Districts 2 thru 5) against extending jobless benefits to unemployed Idahoans. I know one unemployed fellow who fits the stereotype of a lazy bum. He and his wife have done…

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Parting Shot -- 3.4.11

Queen Latifah portrays Ursula the Sea Witch from the animated film "The Little Mermaid," as part of Disney Parks' "Let the Memories Begin," campaign created by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. This portrait is one of the latest to be commissioned by Disney, which debuted the…

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High Schooler Planned Luna Protests 

Despite organized protests, public testimony, phone calls and letters, American Falls High School senior Madai Montes feels that Idaho legislators aren’t listening to the public’s outcry against proposed education reforms. That’s why the frustrated student decided to stop talking and start walking on Monday. Monday’s…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.4.11

5:16 p.m. Caller reports suspicious males are hanging out at 15th & Mullan/CdA. 4:56 p.m. A plastic container of some sort is lying near e/b I-90 onramp @ M/P 7 (H41). 4:55 p.m. 2-vehicle, non-injury crash is blocking s/b lanes of H41 @ Mullan/Post Falls.…

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PM Headlines -- 3.4.11 

Vince Vaccaro of Townsend, Mont., sports his rifle during the Lewis and Clark Conservative Tea Party's "Constitution Rally", earlier today, on the steps of the Sate Capitol in Helena, Mont. The Lewis & Clark's Conservative Tea Party group received permission to bring unloaded and secured…

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NIdaho Blogs -- 3.4.11

"On Sunday, St. Thomas the Apostle Church (shown here from Tubbs Hill), on 9th and Indiana Ave., will commemorate the first Mass service which was held at the church on March 5, 1911," posts Kerri Thoreson, More Main Street. "The iconic parish was established in…

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Cindy: Mexican Food w/o Aryans 

A coupla weekends ago, aryanwomen88 commented on this blog that she and other white supremacists planned to picket the handful of Mexican food stands in Coeur d'Alene on Fridays. With that in mind, Sidekick Cindy dropped by two of them around noon today during a…

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Tea Party: Bring Guns To Capitol 

Armed supporters listen to Tim Ravndal Executive Director of the Lewis & Clark's Conservative Tea Party at a rally on the Capitol steps earlier today in Helena, Mont. (AP Photo/Stephen Dockery) Just a couple of dozen people showed up for a tea party rally outside…

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DOTC Lands Another Job! 10 

Dan of the Camp: The last two months since I left office was the longest time I think I have been without a job since I was in early High School. While I know my relatively short-lived time of unemployment was a drop in the…

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Bar Report: Fake ID Leads To Fight 

I didn't realize that The Torch lounge had changed its name until I received the latest Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report. At 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Coeur d'Alene police report: "Officers responded to a citizen dispute at the Rendezvous (formally known as The Torch), 216 E.…

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NIdaho Joblessness 10.8 to 15.2% 

Slightly higher than normal job increases in February were not enough to drop the state’s unemployment rate below record levels of the previous three months and left the seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate at 9.7 percent, unchanged from January and December. The addition of about…

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Leibovitz's "Beauty And The Beast' 

Penelope Cruz, right, and Jeff Bridges appear as Disney characters Belle and the transformed prince, from "Beauty and the Beast," as part of Disney Parks' "Let the Memories Begin," campaign created by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. This portrait is the latest to be commissioned by…

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.

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