The daily roundup of links from Huckleberries Online blog roll includes the latest count of bald eagles visiting Lake Coeur d'Alene + Who are Republicans/Fort Boise, 4th time's the barleywine/On Tap, Out and about after the rains/Slight Detour, The good name of Bumpus defended/Slice & The Empire strikes back this morning/Grip ...
As you may know, Cindy Hval, who subs here during my infrequent vacations, is struggling to find a name for a new book she's compiling. She has the first part down: "Don't Make Me Write a Column About This!" But she can't figure out what the kicker should be. She has some ideas. See below. But she wants your input, too.
On Tuesday, Kahri Wigen walked into Mitchell's Harvest Foods, her hometown grocery store in Priest River, and was startled to see a military-style rifle on display. The store doesn't sell the AR-15, but it did allow the Priest River Yacht Club to come in and sell $5 raffle tickets, with the gun as first prize, for a fundraiser.
Dan of the City, who served this area well for years as the county clerk and is about to return to a seat on the Coeur d'Alene City Council, isn't impressed that Kootenai County will now offer the audio of public meetings -- 3 days after the fact. It's time for the county to broadcast public commissioner meetings, says Dan. Bingo!
Heather Keen, spokeswoman for the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe, informs Huckleberries that the tribe has launched a new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cdatribe. Enjoy. And tell 'em that Huckleberries sent you.
The Coeur d’Alene School District invites the public to view sample K-12 science instructional materials that is under review for possible adoption. The material will be on display next Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the old Vertical Earth store at Riverstone.
Here's 5 artist renderings from the city of Coeur d'Alene for the new Coeur d'Alene Resort tower that will cover the western end of the resort mall and a portion of what was formerly Front Avenue. 4 of 5 design show the new tower from the eastern side. One shows the tower from 2nd Street, looking south.
Fourteen school districts across Idaho will collect nearly $8.7 million in emergency tax levies this year — designed to offset the demands of growth. But two of these 14 districts actually lost enrollment in 2015-16, based on fall numbers compiled by the State Department of Education.
If you get miffed by people who say, "you can't miss it. It's easy to find!" you'll appreciate Cindy Hval's Front Porch column this week. Cindy is geographically impaired. As I am. As some of you may be. Enjoy
"When I wear a hat it's because my hair is a mess," said Mai Vickery as she shopped during the Holiday Bazaar at Garden Plaza Independent/Assisted Living in Post Falls this week. (Question: How often do you wear a hat?)
As we approach Dec. 24, Dave Burnett of 580KIDO.com reminds us of the day that the Territorial Legislature transferred the state capitol from Lewiston to Boise -- and how President Gover Cleveland prevented the Idaho Panhandle from joining with eastern Washington in protest.
A news release from the Panhandle Health District: Health advisories for Fernan Lake and Black Lake have been lifted by Panhandle Health District and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The advisories were issued due to high concentrations of blue-green algae that can produce toxins…
AM Headlines for Thursday includes: Storm brings less wind, a lot of rain/Press
Lightning Creek struck by big run-off/Outdoors, Annual Polar Bear Plunge will help less fortunate/Press, Hayden woman has world's 2nd largest nutcracker collection/KHQ, 13 Republicans, 3 Constitutionalists file for Idaho GOPrimary/EOBoise ...
In Wednesday's poll, a majority of Hucks Nation said it already had a permit to carry concealed weapons, was thinking about getting one or would definitely get one, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in San Benardino, Calif. Today's Poll: What do you think of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl?
For the first time, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl of Idaho is telling his side of the story re: his capture and imprisonment in Afghanistan. Bergdahl recounted his experience in the premiere episode of the second season of the podcast “Serial,” which was released at 6 a.m. today.
The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners is now offering audio recordings of their public meetings. Audio files are anticipated to be available within three (3) business days of the meeting date and will remain available on the site for a period of sixty (60) days.
About a dozen youths in black Boys and Girls Club T-shirts filed onto the stage in the Hagadone Event Center on Wednesday evening. Their smiles and grins lit up the room as they sweetly began to sing: “T-h-a-n-k y-o-u, we thank you Mr. and Mrs. Hagadone.” The Hagadones donated $2M to make the Boys & Girls Club of Coeur d'Alene a reality.
Idaho is not without a heart. That seems to be the message Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's administration is sending in response to Jenny Steinke's death. Earlier this year, the 36-year-old Idaho Falls woman died from complications of asthma. For anyone with health insurance, that's a…
In a column in the Lewiston Tribune this morning, William L. Spence writes that the Idaho GOP would use lion's share of the "Fair Share" measure, proposed by the League of Women Voters, to fund every tax-cut scheme it has been dreaming about for past two decades.
It was a battle that Phil's Army and Navy Outdoor store could no longer withstand. The military surplus and outdoor store, which has operated in Coeur d'Alene since 1982, is closing. "The Internet killed me," said Phil Motl, who has owned the store since 2006.
A locomotive might not fit on an arena football field, but it suits Spokane’s franchise just fine. The organization on Wednesday revealed its new name – Spokane Empire – and logos – among them a speeding locomotive and the letter ‘S’ with a railroad spike down the center.
Mail delays across Eastern Washington and North Idaho are likely over the next few days following wind damage and flooding at a U.S. Postal Service mail storage facility at the Spokane airport. Strong winds Tuesday night damaged the building’s roof, which was still under repairs from the mid-November windstorm.