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Huckleberries: Sign means money in her pocket

There’s a funny story behind that Northwest Boulevard billboard that Ron Nilson/Robert Ketchum leased in their bid for election to the North Idaho College Board of Trustees. Seems the ad …


Huckleberries: Boater had issue with golf balls

Sometimes, you have to give a scofflaw his due – like that guy on the houseboat motoring by the Coeur d’Alene Resort floating green shortly after noon last Monday. Well, …


Huckleberries: Big words and local politics

Huckleberries hears … there were fireworks at the executive committee meeting of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee earlier this month. Seems Chairman Tina Jacobson objected to the presence of …


Huckleberries: Duke rally draws few, fries return

ABC/ESPN sportscaster Brent Musburger, who was raised near Billings, had high words of praise for the Coeur d’Alene area during No. 5 Boise State’s ha-huge televised victory over No. 6 …


Huckleberries: Docs pass with flying colors

There wasn’t a doctor in the house, but there were two freshly minted ones on that flight from Seattle to New York when a female passenger passed out and quit …


County fair hosting baking contests

It’s not too late for Pend Oreille County bakers to get in on some blue-ribbon action. Head to the fairgrounds next Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to enter …


Piazza fans should’ve caught that

Not only has Rich Piazza hit 427 less home runs, knocked in 1,335 less RBIs, and played in 1,912 less games than former star catcher Mike Piazza, but he’s never …


Kennedy ponders lawsuit

I can’t figure out why state law allows the loser of a close election to directly sue the winner. Then, has any losing candidate ever followed the steps taken by …


Try to keep that inside the beltway

I’m not one to discuss butt-crack sightings usually. Nor is Marianne Love. But when you spot the Mother of All Butt Cracks (or is that the Father of All Butt …


That sign clearly not from God

So there I was minding my own business on a return trip from church at 1:15 Sunday afternoon when I saw a friendly man with short-cropped hair and a sign …


Ex-S-R reporter a tough editor

Before J. Todd Foster was editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier, he was a reporter in the Coeur d’Alene newsroom of The Spokesman-Review. A Tennessean, he was …


Political punches fly on the blog

Councilman Mike Kennedy won’t take up Jim Brannon on his challenge to stage a do-over election for Kennedy’s council seat on May 25. If you don’t know what I’m talking …


‘Makeover’ ends with egg facial

That “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in 2006 involving a Sandpoint family has been spotlighted by the Wall Street Journal as one of the show’s all-time flops. Remember? The town celebrated …


Priggee carries quite a ’toon

If you don’t know who Milt Priggee is, you probably haven’t lived in the Inland Northwest for long. For years, Milt was the free-spirit cartoonist for The Spokesman-Review who was …


Stereotype lecture hits home

At A Family Runs Through It, local blogger Phil Corless has had it up to here with negative stereotypes aimed at home schoolers. Phil is a home schooler. Also, Phil …


Election challenge gets zanier

You want to know how far over the top the biggest cheerleaders for unsuccessful City Council candidate Jim Brannon are? Some sincerely believe that there’s a conspiracy to steal votes …


NY Times skewers tea partiers

Charlie Brown never seemed to learn that Lucy always yanked the football before he tried to kick it. And Idaho conservatives never learn that they aren’t going to catch a …


Comments on Benewah sheriff brought Payne to surface

Prosecutor Doug Payne didn’t appreciate the criticism leveled at Sheriff Bob Kirts and Benewah County by outsiders including me recently. In a Handle Extra comment, I said the issue of …


Sandpoint retiree’s teatime makes the big Times

Now that she has a lead role in a North Idaho Tea Party movement, Pam Stout, 66, is lucky that she has jettisoned her shyness. Otherwise, the Sandpoint woman would …


McEuen plan gets a mishearing

You may have heard that Steve Adams claims that Finance Director Troy Tymeson told him about plans to build a two-story parking garage on McEuen Field. Adams, an unsuccessful council …


Tracking the vote tracker

You really don’t have to tell a private eye how you voted, no matter how persuasive he may sound on the phone or in person at your doorstep. As you …


Suit hinges on absentee vote, eh?

Monica Paquin, a former resident of Coeur d’Alene now living in the Montreal area, finds herself the focus of an effort to overthrow the 2009 Lake City elections. And all …


Jeans joke lives on for clerk, wife

You may already know that Kootenai County Clerk Dan English has lost the equivalent of a runway model worth of weight. But did you know that his successful stomach bypass …


Thanks for memories, CdA police

Coeur d’Alene police finally caught up with that desperado who has bedeviled lakeshore owners trying to construct buildings or docks in the wrong places for years. Attorney Scott Reed, 81, …


Readers question online ire

It didn’t take Dan Gookin long to return to bashing CPD Blue spokeswoman Sgt. Christie Wood. Ornery Gookin reinvented himself as Mr. Nice Guy last fall in a council bid …


Inkstained fingers get snippy slap

So there I was minding my own business when – shazam! – I found myself in the middle of Jim Brannon’s sour-grapes lawsuit to overthrow the 2009 Coeur d’Alene city …


2009 spotlight

Kayaker descends Palouse Falls Tyler Bradt, 22, of Stevensville, Mont., set a world record by riding his kayak over Palouse Falls on April 21. He quickly disappeared in the plummeting, …


Autograph seekers find rogue love

While other media tried in vain to interview Sarah Palin on her recent book tour, Huckleberries Online simply embedded a Berry Picker with the ex-VP wannabe when she visited North …


Pot calling kettle blue may work

Kevin Richert, opinion editor of the Idaho Statesman, and conservative blogger Adam Graham/Give Me Liberty responded to the attack by Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, on Rep. Raul Labrador’s candidacy …


Vandals win where it counts

For all long-suffering UIdaho Vandal fans, Argonaut News Editor Marcus Kellis offers a unique perspective re: the lopsided results of recent football games w/Boise State. First, Marcus has solid southern …