At City Hall, Sam Taylor is going buggy looking at the bare walls to his office. His stuff from Morro Bay is in storage. So he Facebooked an SOS asking for something -- anything -- to help decorate his office. One responder offered Sam a large photo of Morro Bay. We can do better than that, my Huckleberry friends. Do you have something for Sam?
In his online column, Randy Stapilus comments re: Lt Gov Brad Little's decision to run for guv in 2018: "Brad Little comes from one of the major Idaho pioneer families, for three decades running his family’s large ranching operations based at Emmett. He has been an actual cowboy – the real thing, not a rodeo enthusiast but a working cattleman."
The city of Coeur d'Alene has provided a map and explanation of traffic control for the 4th of July activities. Downtown Coeur d'Alene and a key freeway interchange will have numerous road closures in order to ensure adequate traffic flow for Independence Day festivities Monday.
The Boise Guardian wants a ban on private fireworks, after a fireworks-caused fire burned a house, an outbuilding and 2,500 acres of the Boise foothills: "Possession of guns is protected by the U.S. Constitution, but fireworks are not a “right” of citizens. We say there is nothing patriotic about burning houses and injuring people with fireworks."
In a video posted on the city of Coeur d'Alene Facebook site, Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor explains the transition phase of the switch for the Coeur d'Alene garbage collection from Waste Management to Coeur d'Alene Garbage Co. Coeur d'Alene Garbage officially took over today.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has released images from security footage that clearly show a robbery suspect holding a gun Thursday afternoon at STCU’s South Valley branch. One image also shows the customer who shot the suspect. The customer has retained a lawyer. (Question: Did the customer act correctly in shooting robbery suspect?)
A request filed Friday asks the city of Coeur d’Alene to annex a largely developed portion of Blackwell Island. The currently unincorporated land is owned by Marina Yacht Club LLC, a subsidiary of the Hagadone Corporation, and is leased to the entities that operate The Cedars Floating Restaurant and Hagadone Marine Center.
SR columnist Sue Lani Madsen offers an intriguing idea that might get this country past the useless shouting about guns and gun control that occurs after every mass shooting. This country should consider educating youngsters about guns in the same manner that it does re: safe sex. What do you think.
In The Nation, writer Eric Alterman writes that the time is getting late for the newspaper industry, as digital media continues to hasten its demise. And Alternman explains why the death of good, hard-nose newspapering should matter to all Americans who value democracy.
On his Outdoors blog, SR outdoors editor Rich Landers introduces us to a huge, white sturgeon, caught-and-released in Hells Canyon, that might be a century old. The sturgeon was 10 feet long with a 54-inch girth.
On my bike ride home Thursday, I spotted one of those Tiny Libraries, south of the intersection of Hattie Avenue and 5th Street/CdA. I stopped long enough to check out some of the authors. As I biked off, I thought about returning with some books to share. Which 3 books would you want to be part of a Little Library in your neighborhood?
Democratic chances of winning the White House remain strong, according to a closely followed economic election model. Moody’s Analytics is forecasting that Hillary Clinton will easily win the presidency in November over Donald Trump.
AM Headlines today includes an activity by Brookdale Senior Living that permits oldtimers to try to catch fish at West Medical Lake. Also: I-90 rollover injures Alaskan/Press, Jobs Plus connects dots with education/Press, Comedian saves choking child at Spokane airport/KXLY, Major campaign finance reform initiative falls short/EOB + more ...
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision near Hayden. At about 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Dakota Howard, 21, of Spirit Lake, was driving his Ford Ranger pickup carrying three passengers east on West Hayden Avenue when he was hit head-on by an unknown man turning south on Huetter Road.
Tony Hanna has aspired to coach at the highest level possible. So to land at Coeur d’Alene High as the boys basketball coach – at a 5A school – allows Hanna to check off a box. Hanna, who has coached at 3A Timberlake the last five years, was offered the Vikings’ position Wednesday. He replaces Kurt Lundblad, who was fired last month.
In the Thursday poll, Hucks Nation voted that it prefers to see a third term for President Barack Obama than to see either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump elected this fall. Today's Poll: What effect will the new permitless carry law have on Idaho?
In an editorial, Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments on the permitless carry law that takes effect today: "The conceal carry movement, in fact, may be making us less secure. Looking over records from 1979 to 2010, Stanford law professor John J. Donohue III linked these laws to 'substantially higher rates' of violent crime."
Peter Rivera, the former lead singer of the popular 1970s band, Rare Earth, will perform with Spokane-based The Step Brothers in downtown Coeur d'Alene Friday evening. Rivera, whose children graduated from Coeur d'Alene High, will be making a rare appearance when he performs for 1st Friday Funk.
Two employees of Litehouse Foods near Sandpoint were struck by a pickup truck while on a lunchtime walk Thursday. One was killed and one was critically injured, the Idaho State Police said. The workers were walking along McGhee Road just north of the Litehouse headquarters...
With a big Jehovah's Witnesses convention coming to Spokane, SR online developer Dan Gayle was asked by the SR to discuss his faith. Gayle admits in his comments that he was reluctant to step forward because "a vocal minority of crackpot religionists ... decry us as the mouthpiece of the beast." What is your view of Jehovah's Witnesses?
Buckle your seatbelt, my Huckleberry friend, permitless carry is now the law of Idaho, in time for the Fourth of July celebration in Coeur d'Alene. For the first time, everyone over 21, who are not otherwise disqualified, can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. (Question: How will the new law impact Idaho?)
Don't look now, but a progressive PAC is forming in Coeur d'Alene, with a goal of bringing balance back to local politics. Coeur d'Alene brothers Dan and Sherm Hanks are the brain trust of the new Freedom PAC. That name, of course, will make the Liberty wing of the Republican Party go nuts.