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FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013

Weekend Wild Card -- 9.28-29.13 40 

It looks like you guys did well without me on Thursday and Friday. I thank all of you for behaving while I was gone for the two work days. I'll be back on Monday to fire up the three rings in this cyber circus again....

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Floating Sponges May Clear Up Hayden Lake 

A Hayden Lake homeowners association installed a floating wetland next to its community dock Thursday, with the goal of improving water quality in one of the lake’s murky bays. Water sedges, monkey flowers and nutrient-loving grasses sprouted from two rafts constructed from spongy, plastic membranes....

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Fort Grounds Reacts to Condo Project 24 

The homes facing Lake Coeur d’Alene between downtown and North Idaho College are among the most coveted and priciest pieces of real estate in the city. And what happens along that alluring stretch of shoreline certainly gets noticed. One family living there will tear down...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

Extended Wild Card -- 9.26-29.2013 53 

As I mentioned Wednesday, I'll be off the next two work days and through the weekend to take care of personal business. Unfortunately, Super Sub Cindy is finishing a major project this week and isn't available to substitute for me. I apologize for leaving you...

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Parting Shot -- 9.25.13 

Six mule deer pause in a harvested wheatfield to look back at the cause of their run up the hill near Prescott, Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Greg Lehman)

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 9.25.13 29 

I will have to do something Thursday and Friday that hasn't been done at Huckleberries in awhile -- shut the blog down, using only a Wild Card. I have a personal matter to attend to. And Cindy is finishing a big free-lance project. I wanted...

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Deanna: Trying To Keep Trees Upright 

Deanna Goodlander: There are some options being explored to keep most of the trees (along Rosenberry Drive aka Dike Road). They will not all go and we could also put a shear wall (steel sheets driven into the ground) down the middle of the Dike...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.25.13 

Time 2 Vote ... A Sotheby's employee shows The Pink Star diamond weighing 59.6 carat, during a preview at Sotheby's, in Geneva, Switzerland, earlier today. The Pink Star, one of the world's natural treasures, is the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction,...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.25.13 

5:38 p.m. White pickup w/Tom Addis license plate holder speeding @ w/b I-90/MP 11 (NW Blvd/CdA). 5:28 p.m. A distraught female left Daybreak Coffee, 7925 Ramsey, crying, screaming. 5:21 p.m. Officer wants street department to pick up "bucket of carcasses" @ 5981 Atlas Road. 5:16...

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Pecky: Social Media Can Hurt Biz 

Pecky Cox (RE: GirlFridayCDA: Customer not always right): Whether you like it or not, and you don't have to - we live in a world that has gone SOCIAL, what FB, YouTube, Yelp and many other tools on social media can do to your business...

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Great Wall Of CdA To Be Short-Lived 

It would take a mighty flood for Lake Coeur d’Alene to spill over the seawall at City Beach – not something the city expects to happen. But officials must prepare for the worst, and to that end city crews will erect a temporary wall on...

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 9.25.13

Don't look now, but this photo taken by Pecky Cox/As the Lake Churns today shows snow at Priest Lake -- on Sept. 25! Does a long beautiful summer give was to an early, long winter? Inquiring minds want to know. Rainy day visit/Slight Detour A...

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Adjusting To New, Foreign Tastes 

Meal planning for a family of five is never easy, but imagine doing your grocery shopping in a country where you don’t speak the language, and many of the foods are unfamiliar to you. That’s what happened to Abby McAllister when she and her husband,...

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GirlFriday: Customer Not Always Right 

BTW, here's the note left by the angry customer that was posted on Syringa's Facebook page. GirlFridayCDA: Syringa could have handled it better by not posting this on Facebook, but they did not post anyone's name and in the realm of Facebook all the comments...

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LCDC To Level Fortground Rentals 

In the minutes of its recent board meeting, Lake City Development Corp. announces plans to level three rental houses it owns along North Park Drive, near Coeur d'Alene Skate Park, in the Fortgrounds area: Executive Director Berns shared that plans are being formulated to demolish...

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Ponderay Chief: FBI Skews Statistics 

The tiny town of Ponderay has the highest property crime rate in the State of Idaho, according to the FBI. It’s not something you'd expect from the small town just 2.5 miles north of Sandpoint, but the Ponderay Police Chief Michael Hutter says the statistics...

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Task Force Reaches Out To Leith, ND 15 

A blog, Not In Our Town, has started to raise awareness and support for the residents of Leith, N.D., who are fighting an attempted takeover of their town by a white supremacist. You can read more here. On Saturday, the Kootenai County Task Force on...

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Weekly News Quiz -- 8.22-26.13

Did you know you could win two movie tickets or a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel simply by taking our weekly news quiz? All entrants are eligible to win tickets to area cinemas, and our overall champ takes home the gift card. Answer...

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MikeK: Cruz Used Wrong Seuss Book 

On his Facebook wall last night, Councilman MikeK posts: "So Ted Cruz read Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor. I have read it to my kids a lot and know the story well. I love the book. But I wonder if Sen. Cruz...

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Idaho 7th In Women Slain By Men 

An organization that researches violence and advocates for tougher gun laws has released a study that shows Idaho has the seventh-highest rate of women killed by men in the nation. The Violence Policy Center released its annual report analyzing homicide data Wednesday. The organization found...

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Groups Fund Anti-Bullying Expert 

An international expert on combating discrimination and bullying will work with the Coeur d’Alene School District this year to measure the extent of bullying among students and help develop measures to end it. Steve Wessler, a Maine lawyer and college instructor who wrote “The Respectful...

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Swimming With Dolphins 

Lainey Kieffer, 29, of Miami, smiles while hanging on tight to the dorsal fin of a dolphin as she and 27 other breast cancer survivors swim with the dolphins, Wednesday, at Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The event was put on by the Susan G. Komen...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.25.13

12:04 p.m. EMTs en route to Canfield Middle School, where someone has fractured arm. 11:29 a.m. Residential alarm sounding @ Kingswood Lane/Yellowstone Trail, CdA. 11:12 a.m. Male driver backed into another vehicle in Fernan Elementary parking lot. 10:39 a.m. Resident on Day Lane/Post Falls reports...

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Poll: Library Is In Right Spot 

Tuesday Poll: 98 of 153 respondents (64.05%) say that the Coeur d'Alene Library is located in the right place, near McEuen Field, on the waterfront. 48 of 153 respondents (31.37%) say the library wasn't located in the right location. 7 (4.58%) were undecided. Today's Poll:...

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Rathdrum: Good Spot For Young Fams 

Rathdrum, Sandpoint and Dalton Gardens are among the Top 10 places for young families, according to a consumer advocacy website that analyzes national and statewide data. NerdWallet lists Rathdrum as the fifth-best place to raise a young family, followed by No. 7 Sandpoint and No....

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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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