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A cold Christmas for many

"Thank goodness we have a wood burner, I was able to keep that going," Brown said Saturday. "It was a trying four days."

The Browns and thousands of other North Idaho residents experienced power outages on Christmas Day thanks to the heavy snow and winter conditions. Avista external communications manager Sandra Hoye said she estimated about 3,500 customers were affected by outages on Christmas but "that changed periodically throughout the day." Full story. Devin Heilman, Cda Press

When was the last time you were without power?

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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.