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Huckleberries: Recall effort fueled by new lie, old rivals

The recall election launched last week against progressive Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and three City Council members is based on a fib and old grudges. A recall backer circulated a flier at the Republican Women’s luncheon Thursday claiming that her group is trying to remove Bloem & Co. from office because they wouldn’t allow an advisory vote on the, ahem, $40 million upgrade of McEuen Field (the ball fields and green space at the foot of Tubbs Hill in downtown Coeur d’Alene). Only the real cost of the makeover is $14.2 million, including about half to transform five acres of concrete into green space by moving the Third Street parking lot. All without raising property taxes.

CdA mayor speaks out about being recall target

Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and three City Council members are facing a recall attempt over a proposed $14.2 million upgrade of McEuen Field. Bloem, who is three years into her third term, has been the guiding influence on many of the major projects that have transformed Coeur d’Alene in recent years, including the Kroc Center, Coeur d’Alene Library, Riverstone, the education corridor and downtown revitalization.

Huckleberries: The Big One got away from birthday tracker

Kerri Thoreson was keeping track of everyone’s birthdays in Kootenai County before Facebook arrived and wanted to be friends. Kerri, a woman of many hats (Post Falls councilwoman, Coeur d’Alene Press columnist, KVNI morning host), rarely misses wishing the best to locals in print and on the radio show she co-hosts with “North Idaho Joe” Paisley. So Kerri was embarrassed when she missed the Queen Mother Of Local B-Days last week. Anna Pearce turned 65 Wednesday. Mebbe you know Anna by her screen/stage name: Patty Duke. Who wrote the New York Times best-selling autobiography “Call Me Anna.” Patty’s 65th birthday makes her eligible for Medicare benefits to go with those Social Security bennies she’s been touting in public service announcements. Curses, foiled again