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MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017


Kim Ashbaugh picks up trash on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. She has been cleaning the popular hiking spot for 15 years. "To me it's all about Tubbs Hill," she said. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Tubbs Hill 'litterbug fairy' 13 

We've appreciated the litterbug fairy's unceasing efforts hear at Hucks Online for many years. She is truly inspirational. Read more about Kim Ashbaugh in the story below. PS: You're welcome to add a word or two of thanks, here.

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Tire on Tubbs Hill.

Tire on Tubbs 

On yesterday's Wild Card, Walkabout posted this photo and wrote, "I can usually manage to haul out the trash I find but not today. How and why did this end up on Tubbs?"

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Move afoot to buy Tubbs Hill lots 

Huckleberries has learned from Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer that there's a move afoot to buy the 2 lots, totaling one acre, on the northeast edge of Coeur d'Alene, from the urban renewal district. Mary Lou Reed and George Sayler made proposed to purchase the two parcels for $600,000.

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CdA mulls sale of land near Tubbs Hill 10 

Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency, ignite cda, wants to hear what the community thinks about its proposal to sell a small piece of residential land on the north side of Tubbs Hill. The agency’s board decided Wednesday to gather feedback after members of the Tubbs Hill Foundation raised concerns about how the sale could impact the popular park.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016

Sam defends kayak launch plan 

Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor responds to McGruber's concerns re: kayak launch near East Tubbs Hill Park. The exchange of comments was launched by Walkabout's letter to HucksOnline questioning the proposed location of a kayak launch.

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MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

Litter on Tubbs Hill

Littering Tubbs Hill Redux 

On the weekend wild card Walkabout posted this photo from the beach at Tubbs Hill. Stickman writes, "This particular spot took her 8 or 9 trips back and forth to the trailhead to clean it all up. The picture doesn't do justice to how much it was. Over 8 sleeping bags and tarps and clothes and garbage everywhere."

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Tubbs Hill litter

Littering Tubbs Hill 17 

Walkabout posted this photo in yesterday's Wild Card. She wrote, "Litterbugs are swarming early this year. I got out on Tubbs Hill early this morning and found so much trash I couldn't carry it all. This is just one spot, I believe I collected at least 2 trash cans full today."

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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

HBO Blogos: Goats To Invade Tubbs 

Hundreds of goats will soon make Tubbs Hill their temporary home as the city prepares to reduce brush naturally to help protect the 120-acre park from the threat of a catastrophic wildfire. The city has contracted with a natural vegetation management company to reduce shrubs,...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2013

Walkabout Keeps Tubbs Hill In Shape 19 

Our own Walkabout is featured in a story in the next Tubbs Hill Foundation newsletter: On any given day while enjoying a walk on Tubbs Hill you may come upon a woman with a knapsack on her back, a walking stick in one hand, and...

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MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012

New McEuen Dog Park Total: $67K 

How much is that doggie park in the window? Around $67,000, actually. Undaunted by the sum, the Kootenai County Dog Park Association is optimistic it can have the funds secured in time to build a dog park at the base of Tubbs Hill at the...

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Open Space Plan Avoids Tubbs Hill 

Item: Master plan to avoid Tubbs: Open Space Committee project will not mention possible trail alterations/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: After some tweaks, the city's open space master plan probably won't mention a north side trail on Tubbs Hill after all. It won't...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

Stick: 8000 More Poop Bags To Fill 

Stickman: An anonymous benefactor sent Walkabout another 8,000 dog poop bags again this year. The support she gets from this one person is very admirable and keeps her doing her job, which is keeping Tubbs Hill and the dog park clean. We would never be...

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Plan Seeks More Accessible Tubbs Hill 

Item: A more accessible Tubbs Hill: Plan would reduce grade of trail, create wheelchair turnarounds/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: The city of Coeur d'Alene is trekking forward with its plans to alter the east side of Tubbs Hill to make the popular hiking...

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Snow Falling On Tubbs Hill 

On her Facebook wall, Linda Lantzy of Idaho Scenic Images writes: "I was hoping for a sun and falling snow shot (Wednesday), but I was happy to find the snow undisturbed on this little beach off Tubbs Hill. Sorry to anyone who went after me....

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Press: Follow The Dog-Gone Rules 10 

Take a walk on Tubbs Hill or the North Idaho Centennial Trail. It's almost guaranteed you'll meet someone with a dog, and many times, the dog won't be on a leash. So, man's best friend will come running toward you, the intruder, sometimes barking, sometimes...

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

Owners Ignore Tubbs Hill Leash Law 11 

When the owners arrive, they usually have a dog leash in their hands. That's the part that bothers Catherine McLandress most. McLandress owns two spaniels which she walks around Tubbs Hill nearly every day, and in the last year she's noticed an alarming trend. She...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012

KEA Backs Tubbs Hill Access Plan 

After several months of study and discussion, tonight (Monday) the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Parks and Recreation Commission will officially consider a consensus recommendation to retrofit a Tubbs Hill trail to accommodate wheelchair accessibility. Last spring, the City Council separated Tubbs Hill from the McEuen...

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Sandpoint Dealing For Own 'Tubbs Hill'

Just a short stroll from downtown Sandpoint, a dirt trail follows Lake Pend Oreille’s shoreline past groves of leafy cottonwoods that block out the sights and sounds of the bustling resort town. Instead of traffic, trail users hear lapping waves and the musical cadence of...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

 (Rocky Castaneda)

Adorning Tubbs Hill 

Model Olivia Cadwell adorns the point on Tubbs Hill for Rocky Castaneda of Lake City Photography, during a recent photography session. You can see more of Rocky's Tubbs Hill photos of Olivia here.

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

High-Flying Insurance Company 11 

Don Sausser, Huckleberries Eye On Sherman Avenue, spotted a small plane advertising Geico insurance as it was blying over Tubbs Hill Sunday. It also flew over Blossom Mountain. (And I spotted it a week ago en route to the Spokane airport. Question: I consider insurance...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

3 Teens Attacked On Tubbs Hill 

Five males, including one possibly in his 30s, are wanted in connection with a robbery on Tubbs Hill Monday evening. Three teens told police that they met the five in the East Tubbs Hill parking lot at about 8:30 p.m. and joined them in hiking...

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KEA: Removing Tubbs Hill Right Call 

The Council’s action (to remove Tubbs Hill from proposed McEuen Field discussion) recognized that there was a consensus that accessibility concerns needed to be addressed on Tubbs Hill. With Kennedy’s amendment, the issues relating to Tubbs Hill were remanded back to the Parks Department to...

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KEA Blog: Tubbs Hill Is Different 

We’ve written a few times about Tubbs Hill and its intersection with the McEuen Park debate. As the concept proposal for McEuen goes to the City Council next week, the issue of Tubbs Hill is likely to be squarely at the forefront of the Council’s...

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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.