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Huckleberries: Leopold is having a rest on the Centennial Trail

Some have reported on social media that the “Ghost of Christmas Past” haunts the easternmost end of the two-state Centennial Trail. Others have spied the specter at twilight as they whiz past Higgens Point on Interstate 90, 6 miles east of Coeur d’Alene.

Huckleberries: Where there’s smoke, there might be fire

Paul Amador, an Idaho state representative from Coeur d’Alene, noticed smoke after checking into a vacation condo at Invermere, British Columbia. Then, he tells Huckleberries, “I had the opportunity to accomplish one of those lifelong boyhood dreams, pulling the fire alarm.”

Sunday in Spokane: Bear Creek, berries, Beck’s and brewery beer float

Last Sunday in Spokane couldn’t have been more splendid. The leisurely day started with a drive to Mount Spokane State Park, my first time, with two friends. The area reminded me of my upbringing in Montana. It was an unexpected and sentimental trip down memory lane.

Foul surprise didn’t ruin dinner

Betsy Anderson was enjoying lunch with female co-workers on the patio at Bardenay restaurant in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone last week when the wind whipped up and presented diners with an unwelcome surprise.

Huckleberries: Councilman’s weight loss victory is precise percentage

Some would say that Coeur d’Alene Councilman Dan English is half the man today that he was during his years as Kootenai County clerk. But Dan is quick to correct the uninformed. He sez he’s 58 percent of the man he was 9 ½ years ago as he concluded his 15 years in the county courthouse. The proof is evident in the campaign photo that he’s planning to roll out soon when he announces his council re-election bid.

Huckleberries: We suspect new Disneyland prices have Walt spinning in his grave

Count Evielynne Holbrook, of Spirit Lake and Spokane Valley, among those who aren’t impressed with the higher cost of visiting Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy et al. in their natural setting, Disneyland. The former Disneyland employee suffered sticker shock at the new admission fees recently announced by the company, including $129 for a regular, one-day pass.