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THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 2017

CdA contractor wins Lewiston bid

A Coeur d'Alene contractor has been selected to construct an operations building for $4.32 million at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. The airport authority board chose Ginno Construction at its Wednesday meeting. The Lewiston Tribune reports ...

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Doug Clark and Grumpy Cat in September 2014. (SR file photo)

Columnist Clark bids SR readers farewell 11 

I'm not the only one going out the door today. My long-time bud, Doug Clark, has taken the SR buyout, too. He has been writing 3 columns per week for the SR since 1985. Long ago, he and I worked together at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Daily News. Now, we're going out together. He is a terrific writer. And friend.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16, 2017

Huckleberry uses a Kindle to catch up on reading during the Handshake Productions concert featuring a Peter, Paul & Mary tribute band at Sherman Square Park Tuesday Night. (DFO photo)

Hump Day Wild Card -- 8.15.17 12 

I've written my farewell column, for tomorrow. And the cake has been ordered for the Farewell-fest at the Fort Ground Grill from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. And I've set up a contact account with Gmail for a possible future private blog or other social media venture:

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Cutline Contest -- 8.16.17 

The Cutline Contest today features young Elvis impersonator Nathan Pittorf showing off his moves at a candlelight vigil earlier this week. Today is the 40th anniversary of the rock 'n roll icon's death. Tuesday Winner: Dataxman.

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Summer scenic 

Here's one of the idyllic scenes that Marianne Love, hubby bill, and dog Kiwi So, Kiwi, saw in the area of South Creek, located on the west side of Kootenai Valley not far from the Canadian Border. There's more ...

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In this April 14, 1999, file photo, Dan Quayle shakes hands with supporters in his hometown of Huntington, Ind., Wednesday, following his formal announce that he is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He had learned to spell "potato" by then. (AP File Photo/Chuck Robinson)

Archives: Demo gets just 'desert'

From the Huckleberries print archives (August 1992): "Local Democrats, like their brethren nationwide, roared and mocked when VP Quayle booted the spelling on 'potato.' But they really don't have room to laugh. So began a fun Huckleberry 25 years ago with a nice twist at the end.

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A pay platform? 30 

I just considering options. Do you think a pay platform would work at a back-to-the-future Huckleberries Online? Would people want to pay a coupla bucks a month to read and comment on a HucksOnline future?

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For illustrative purposes: Mall walkers Ana Morales and Flora Yang walk together at Mazza Gallerie on March 15, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Heidi de Marco/KHN/TNS file photo)

Of Senior Moments

I've been going through "The Bard of Sherman Avenue: Poems by Tom Wobker" with you for months. I've tried not to repeat the poems. But it gets hazy after awhile. After all, at 67, I'm officially a senior. And, yes, my friend, Tom, had a rhyme for Seasoned Citizens.

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Sorry that I'm back so late. I got a late start for lunch. And then enjoyed an hour-long walk along the waterfront with Mayor Steve Widmyer. The mayor has plans he can't break tomorrow evening. So he won't be at Farewell-fest. I appreciate that he took the time to walk with me and chat about old times and current times.

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City Hall Selfie Day 

Here's Bette Ammon and her worker bees at the Coeur d'Alene Library participating in City Hall Selfie Day today. Sam Taylor has posted a number of these selfies on the city of Coeur d'Alene Facebook page. They're fun.

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Let's connect the dots ... 10 

Brent Regan is not only chairman of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee but also chairman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Board of Directors. IFF, as you recall, gave Rep. Heather Scott its 2nd highest "Freedom Index" score. So it would be proper for Brent to condemn Scott's support of white nationalism. Right?

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Real Life plans $9M expansion 

Real Life Ministries plans to construct an estimated $9 million worth of improvements, including a 41,000-square-foot fieldhouse with three basketball courts, an outdoor artificial turf sports complex that will be a first in the area, a 25,000-square-foot children's addition and more. Brian Walker/Press reports ...

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John Pierard of Coeur d'Alene and Rambo, his 5 1/2YO Teddy Bear Pomeranian (in the sling) listen to the Peter, Paul & Mary tribute band at Sherman Square Park Tuesday evening. John told Huckleberries that Rambo is as calm as a Teddy Bear when riding in the sling, which he picked up at a garage sale. (DFO photo)

AM Headlines -- 8.16.17

AM Headlines begins with a motorcyclist and his Pomeranian Rambo that I met at the Handshake Productions concert last night. Also: Land Board OKs 7% schools payout/EOBoise, Chadwick to retire from IAC after 27 years/EOB, F&G nets $907,000 from cedar grove logging/EOB, Idaho officials may sell 10 commercial properties/AP ...

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Poll: Chairman Regan should resign

In the Cutline Contest Tuesday, Hucks Nation said local GOP CC Chairman Brent Regan should resign his position in wake of ongoing controversy re: his leadership and the recent resignation in frustration by Precinct Committeewoman Christa Hazel. Today's Poll: What would you do if you were in my shoes?

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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.