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Carolyn Lamberson joined The Spokesman-Review in 2008. Formerly the Assistant Managing Editor/Features, she is the Senior Editor for Special Projects. In addition to her work as lead editor for Sunday's front page, Lamberson will be coordinating special sections and other long-term projects. She also will serve as the newsroom's grantwriter, with an eye toward bringing in new sources of funding to maintain and strengthen The Spokesman-Review's local journalism.

Most Recent Stories

May 10, 2009, midnight
Near the corner of Seltice Way and Greensferry Road in Post Falls, there are a bank, a tire store, a pawnshop. There’s also a one-acre residential lot dotted with towering cherry trees and apple trees in serious need of pruning.

News >  Idaho
May 9, 2009, 9:20 p.m.
A 22-year-old Post Falls man was arrested on charges of first degree murder today following a fatal shooting early this morning in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

News >  Spokane
May 4, 2009, midnight
Crews from Spokane County Fire District 9 rescued a climber who fell partway down a cliff Sunday morning at Minnehaha Rocks in John Shields Park. The climber and his friend were doing some lead climbing Sunday morning when the accident occurred, said Deputy Fire Chief Jack Cates.

April 26, 2009, midnight
When you’re young and uninsured, a sudden and devastating medical diagnosis can seem like the end of the world. For one Coeur d’Alene woman, however, a community of caring individuals is coming together to lend a hand.

A&E >  Food
April 22, 2009, midnight
On April 8, when I shared the recipe for the Huckleberry Slump served at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls, I dropped a mention of my favorite huckleberry dessert, the Huckleberry Cheese Squares my grandmother made. Not so fast, readers Bev Varcoe and Laura Borhauer wrote in separate e-mails. Would I be willing to share?

April 12, 2009, midnight
Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Garden District is about to boast one more garden. A big one. Three vacant lots at the corner of 10th Street and Foster Avenue will be transformed this spring into Coeur d’Alene’s first Shared Harvest Community Garden.

A&E >  Food
April 8, 2009, midnight
Bev Varcoe of Spokane wrote a few weeks back about the Huckleberry Slump served at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls. On a recent visit there, she asked a helpful waiter if he would get the recipe for her, and he obliged by hand-copying the ingredients. Unfortunately, that made enough dessert to feed 24 people. Varcoe asked for our help.

April 5, 2009, midnight
A fundraiser is being held today for a Coeur d’Alene woman with a rare medical condition and no health insurance. Tabatha Gass, 28, has a large Tarlov cyst growing on her spinal cord. The fluid-filled sac hampers her ability to walk and work. She has been unemployed since October. A specialist in the Midwest has agreed to remove the cyst, but Gass will have to pay for the surgery herself.

April 5, 2009, midnight
Google the words “Idaho child care standards” and up pops the top response: “Idaho child care worst in the country.” A group of North Idaho care providers remains hopeful the latest child care licensing bill co-sponsored by Rep. George Sayler, D-Coeur d’Alene, will become law, thus improving Idaho’s child care image. In the meantime, they’ve taken it upon themselves to improve the quality and professionalism of family, or in-home, child care.

A&E >  Food
March 25, 2009, midnight
Before all the snow melts and spring sets in, I thought I’d clear the decks on a soup request. Back in January, Janet Peterson of Spokane wrote in asking about the “absolutely-over-the-top- delicious lentil soup recipe” served at the Rockwood Bakery on the South Hill.

March 15, 2009, midnight
The 40 school buses in the Lakeland School District drive a total of 3,300 miles a day. The buses warm up for about 15 minutes, putting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A group of district fifth-graders put their minds to the question: How can we reduce the carbon emissions from district buses? Their solution earned them a trip to Denmark in May to present their idea at the European Children’s Climate Call.

A&E >  Food
March 11, 2009, midnight
With the imminent arrival of St. Patrick’s Day, our attention turns to all thing Irish. Soda bread. Potatoes. Corned beef. The role of corned beef in Irish cuisine is up for debate. According to the Web sites and, corned beef was the food of kings, as beef was too expensive for average folks, and thus never really part of the cultural fabric.

A&E >  Food
March 11, 2009, midnight
Two weeks ago, I passed along a request from Melanie Gering for a version of the big, pink-frosted cookie sold at the Nordstrom espresso stand at River Park Square, and baked by Sweetwater Bakery. Turns out, reader Patsy Enkema of Spokane was on a similar quest last summer. She shared her results in an e-mail.

March 7, 2009, midnight
The building started life in 1922-’23 as a pharmacy. Over the years, it has housed a doctor’s office, a laundromat, the Post Falls Police Department, and most recently, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. In a few weeks, the old Chapin’s Drug store, one of the few historic buildings remaining in Post Falls, will become home to the new Post Falls History Museum.