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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Huckleberries: Book celebrates 30th anniversary of North Idaho Centennial Trail

The North Idaho Centennial Trail exists as a connected entity because people like Doug Eastwood wouldn’t give up.


Huckleberries: Prediction from 50 years ago proves out

Nothing in Kay Prosser’s description of a Stanley Hill remodel indicated that the home’s renovator would dramatically change future Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Huckleberries: Larsen was known for World Series perfect game and frog legs

The late Don Larsen of Hayden earned fame for his World Series perfect game for the Yankees, but he had a reputation for gigging frogs, too.


Huckleberries: Library caper slows amid the hubub

Bette Ammon, the head Book Worm at the Coeur d’Alene Library, tells Huckleberries that the outbreak of intentionally misplaced books has slowed.


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 …


Huckleberries: Library vigilante strikes again, attracts international media attention

Someone is protesting what she or he believes to be a library bias against Trump and conservatives by hiding books critical of them.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Moped Man fails to elude Post Falls Police

A thief stealing gas from a U-Haul in Post Falls made a series of bad choices when caught in the act by the gendarmes.


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 …


Huckleberries: Would we call it Idawa?

A funny thing happened to Kelli Bruce-Aiken, of Coeur d’Alene, while she pumped gas at a Safeway station.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Huckleberries: Summertime in the PNW isn’t without risks, charm

Everyone should know ya can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd. And ya can’t take a shower in a parakeet cage. But did you know ya shouldn’t bike through water …


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 …


Hayden is an odd choice for list of Idaho’s worst cities

Nine of the 10 cities listed in RoadSnacks’ “10 Worst Places to Live in Idaho for 2019” make sense. They’re in southern Idaho, starting with a top five of Weiser, …


Huckleberries: The ultimate peacemaker sends greetings from heaven

The post near the top of Chuck Lempesis’ Facebook page Monday captures the wit and faith of the popular attorney from Post Falls: “Greetings from heaven. … I told you …


Huckleberries: ‘The Bard of Sherman Avenue’ fans: This is not the time to procrastinate

It has been almost three years since Tom Wobker shuffled off this mortal coil. But his poetry, penned under the nom de plume, The Bard of Sherman Avenue, remains popular.


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019

We escaped to Hawaii. They kept working without pay. Remarkably, everyone was gracious.

And the answer is – cheerful and helpful. The question? What were the men and women of Spokane International Airport security like first thing in the morning after more than …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

Huckleberries: CdA’s propagator of poetry pens poems that are pure Montana

Roger Dunsmore has spent the six years in his adopted hometown of Coeur d’Alene promoting the work of other poets. Dunsmore?


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, …


For what it’s worth, aquatics can be rigorous exercise

Doug Eastwood, the former Coeur d’Alene parks director, enjoyed his first aquatics class at the Kroc Center to the beat of his 25ish instructor’s music.


Up on the rooftop … gobble, gobble, gobble

Shirley Stafford Thagard wasn’t nestled in her bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in her head. But she was focused on Christmas on Saturday when she heard something up …


It was 25 years ago that Coeur d’Alene voters sank Ray Stone’s mayoral ambitions

The city of Coeur d’Alene broke Ray Stone’s heart 25 years ago.


As Idaho woman regains control of her life, she also regained her right to vote

Brandi Irons of Post Falls admits she has made some bad choices in life, choices that cost her the right to vote – until this week.


Huckleberries: In Hayden, a glass for the departed

Bruce Twitchell was filling in behind the bar at the popular Mad Bomber pub in Hayden when a man in his late 20s walked in.


Huckleberries: Politics in the public library

Seems a Trump supporter thinks the Coeur d’Alene Library is involved in a


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018

Huckleberries: Bridge pilgrimage recalls stories from another era

Coeur d’Alene landscape architect Jon Mueller knew where he wanted to be on what would have been his father’s 100th birthday, Sept. 8 – the bridge over Mica Creek up …


Huckleberries: Newspaper scribe of yesteryear would swoon at modern Coeur d’Alene

That new digital archive system at the Coeur d’Alene Library is swell – you know, the one that eventually will chronicle the Coeur d’Alene Press from 1892 to 1964.


Huckleberries: Idaho goodwill on the shoulder of a rural road

Jake Smulkowski of Rathdrum is an unabashed fan of all things North Idaho. And a recent encounter with the generous spirit of the place that Huckleberries calls home has added …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

Huckleberries: Livin’ large in Coeur d’Alene

Huckleberries enjoys eavesdropping on conversations along the Coeur d’Alene waterfront.


Huckleberries: Leaving quibbles in the library suggestion box

You’d think there’d be no complaints about the picture-perfect Coeur d’Alene Library in picture-perfect Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. But you’d be wrong.