What is with this wonderful fall? I'm still eating garden tomatoes off the vine. I need to sweep the chimney, but otherwise I'm ready for winter. Even have the 4Runner winterized. Glorious days. If the sun shine outside doesn't lift your spirits today, I'll see...
Maj. Lisa Jaster holds her 3YO daughter Victoria and her 7YO son Zachary after an Army Ranger School graduation ceremony, Friday in Fort Benning, Ga. Jaster, who is the first Army Reserve female to graduate the Army's Ranger School, joins U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Griest and First Lt. Shaye Haver as the third female soldier to complete the school.
The longtime common belief that you need eight hours of sleep per night may not actually be the case for most people, according to new research. Researchers found getting six or seven hours of sleep may be sufficient and more natural for a lot of people. (Question: I probably sleep 6 1/2-7 hours during the work week. Sometimes less. How about you?)
In the comments section, Lizard People posted a link to a story from the Coeur d'Alene Press (Dec. 30, 2010) re: the embezzlement arrest of Sandy Martinson, a long-time deputy clerk for Kootenai County. Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Dan English was her boss at the time. Below, you can read the response English provided to Lizard People.
Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued a health advisory for Black Lake, [Click and drag to move] near Medimont, due to the presence of blue-green algae. This is the fourth Kootenai County lake impacted by blue-green algae in 2015. The health advisory for Fernan Lake is still active.
A third brewery should be opening in Post Falls sometime early next year. Construction is underway on Post Falls Brewing Company at 112 N. Spokane Street, on the north bank of the Spokane River near the Red Lion Templin’s Hotel. (Question: The more the merrier?)
The daily roundup of links from the HucksOnline blog roll includes: Three for the show/On Tap, Socialists are us/Fort Boise, Sand Creek, eflections/Slight Detour, 'War Bonds' at veterans forum/War Bonds, Attitude sends 'The Martian' into orbit/7 Blog, New trees planted at Person Field/CdA Today,Superheroes in age of McCarthy/Faithful Geek ...
NIC student Garrett Welsh shaking hands with iconic Civil Rights figure James Meredith during an afternoon presentation at the Human Rights Education Institute Friday. Meredith will present “Walk the Talk,” tonight at NIC Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10 general admission.
Idaho is just weeks away from enrolling up to 25 children with severe epilepsy in a free program to provide them with an experimental, non-psychoactive drug extracted from marijuana, under an executive order from Gov. Butch Otter. But estimates of the number of children eligible for the program are much higher – 1,500 or more.
One commenter at Huckleberries Online has tried to make an issue of the trouble Councilman Ron Edinger had in hearing several questions posed to him during his candidate's forum with newcomer Toby Schindelbeck. Jeff Crowe of CdA TV offers possible reasons why Edinger -- and even Steve Adams -- had trouble hearing the questions.
In a comment this PM, Merica points out that Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Toby Schindelbeck has posted a link to a video on another site, of his debate with veteran incumbent Ron Edinger. Since he doesn't bother to post here, I'll post the video for Toby. You can view it by clicking on the link below. Enjoy.
Vice President Joe Biden has personally made a series of calls this week to Democratic strategists from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, asking a final round of detailed questions about how -- not whether -- to launch a 2016 presidential campaign.
On its Facebook wall, BikeCDA.org writes that a bicyclist-pedestrian accident that broke the pedestrian's arm could have been avoided with appropriate bike lanes. The organization is calling for the city's Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee to create an agenda item that targets infrastructure that endangers bicyclists.
In spring 2013, Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Steve Adams almost single-handedly stopped a mandated $36M sewer expansion project in its tracks. By opposing judicial confirmation for the project, he put city taxpayers at risk of paying millions to complete it. As a reminder of this goofy stand, I'm posting an old SR editorial about it.
AM Headlines for Friday includes news that Gonzaga University has launched a $250 million campaign to pay for new buildings, scholarships and expanded programs. The campaign has already collected $183M so far. Also: Bear found in tree in Spokane/SR, Greenacres dealer faces sex discrimination suit/SR, and Late Idaho blaze now 60% contained/EOB ...
SR columnist Jill Barville tells of Halloweens gone by when she'd go door-to-door asking for candy with her mom shining the flashlight behind her. Then, she tells how she made costumes for her kids on a tight budget, mindful that there was a Halloween costume "arms" war going on. Now, she says, Halloween fun doesn't depend on costumes.
If Hucks Nation votes in the Coeur d'Alene City Council election, challenger Dan English will win in a landslide, according to Thursday's poll. Today's Poll: Do you want Congress to lift the trade restrictions against Cuba?
This is the 2nd of 5 short reports by SReporter Scott Maben re: the candidates in the Coeur d'Alene City Council races. Scott provides pertinent info re: each candidate in capsule form. Today, the spotlight returns to the three-way race for incumbent Steve Adams' seat. Challenger Dan English is featured.
We've discussed this situation for a few days -- Greg Pruett's Second Amendment Alliance in southern Idaho is attacking veteran Coeur d'Alene Councilman Ron Edinger over gun rights. The out-of-towners claim Edinger doesn't respect them. Only Edinger has three guns. Will this attack flier backfire on the 2nd Amendment group?
Wayne Hoffman/Idaho Freedom Foundation columnizes: "Idaho school board members will need to decide next month who they work for: parents and students, or the federal government. The answer should be obvious, but a recent resolution approved by the Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) executive committee would favor the federal government."
C.L. “Butch” Otter was one of nine governors who signed a letter to congressional leaders recently asking them to lift the trade restrictions against Cuba. The governors write that American food and agriculture producers are losing market opportunities under the current restrictions. (Question: Do you want the embargo against Cuba lifted?)