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Who’s the bulliest of them all?

In her now-monthly CdA Press column, community scold Mary Souza claimed that Councilman Mike Kennedy intimidated one of her OpenCDA.com gang. And demanded that such intimidation by Mayor Sandi Bloem, …


Online moderator needed

Coeur d’Alene Press honchos should know by now that they can’t operate an online comments section on the cheap. The Press, I believe, still uses volunteers to review comments for …


Mike gets joshed by Dan over joe

Councilman Mike Kennedy can’t do a thing right, as far as Dan Gookin and his OpenCdA.com playmates are concerned. In a recent post, Gookin slammed Kennedy for leaving his seat …


For helping customer, he got fat lip

A funny thing happened to Robideaux service manager Jerry Kelly last week, if you realize that by “funny” I mean bizarre rather than ha-ha. Jerry was busy handling routine business …


Live long, healthy – see your doctor

I’m not one to talk about my medical history. Unless there’s a reason to do so. Which there is, in this instance. After putting a medical, ahem, “procedure” off for …


Huckleberries: Hagadone’s vision almost 20-20

A Berry Picker provided my online readers with a rare chance to see how well Duane Hagadone follows his dream. Recently, the public servant found a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article about …


I-scream memory from Topper, Too

So the other day Patrick Jacobs was browsing through a 1989 Polks directory at St. Vinny’s and stumbled onto Memory Lane. He posted his close encounter with bygone restaurants on …


Huckleberries: Manager bemoans blemished job applications

Henry “Digger” Johnston has grown up a bit since he was that crusading teen who successfully fought to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at Sandpoint High a few years back. …


Huckleberries: ‘The Boss’ still deserves some ‘Glory’

Yeah, yeah, Barack Obama is cuh-razy about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, particularly after the support “The Boss” gave him during the prez campaign. Moi? I was impressed …


Loose moose not about to be bullied

Dunno what excuse you used the last time you missed work or called to say you’d be late. But Jana Tritto offered one that remains uncommon, although it might not …


Huckleberries: The echo of her British accent still lingers

It’s OK to admit it now, I guess. After all, it has been 45 years since I had a “tween” crush on Cathy and Patty – the Lane cousins. Remember …


Minnick’s chances underrated

Demo Congressman Walt Minnick has been at the top of almost every political pontificator’s list as being vulnerable for defeat in a 2010. Now, Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza puts …


Souza takes issue with Council’s re-entry privileges

Mary Souza, the self-appointed fly in Mayor Sandi Bloem’s appointment, triggered a response from another favorite foil when she columnized about City Council manners. Again. In a recent column, Souza …


Caruso doing OK without college

William Petersen as “CSI’s” Gil Grissom may have retired. But that doesn’t mean county Demo chief Thom George will switch allegiance to David Caruso and Miami’s version of “CSI.” Thom …


Sand Creek rope swing gone missing

Don’t you dare tell Berry Picker Arpie that you weren’t impressed by that rope swing that propelled Bonner County youngsters for generations into Sand Creek. He knows it wasn’t a …


Huckleberries: Nothing slight about slip fees

For those of you keeping score at home, the answer is – four times as much. Boat-slip rental at the Coeur d’Alene Resort marina has increased that much since Duane …


It’s an old story, but it’s a good one

Rick Cooper of Coronado Classics dusts off the same story whenever someone asks him what life is like in the Lake City. Years ago, when his shop was on Sherman …


George takes dare at Polar Bear Plunge

You need look no further than Kootenai County Democratic chief Thom George, if you want to know why Democrat Walt Minnick dumped Republican incumbent Bill Sali in the 1st Congressional …


Huckleberries: Serious decade winding down

If life was roarin’ in the ’20s, reasons Ryan Brodwater, (and) if the Great Depression consumed the ’30s, and if World War II was hosted by the ’40s, what are …


It’s official: Idaho’s quarter among the worst

I’m not one to say, I told you so (and if you believe that you’ll believe anything), but didn’t I tell you that Idaho’s state quarter was among the worst …


Love tops all the world’s splendors

I want to talk about beauty to kick off this Thanksgiving Huckleberries. Or rather I want to introduce you to Berry Picker Toadman, who wrote a beautiful post to beauty …


Author had start in North Idaho

For those keeping score at home, Dave Boling, author of “Guernica” and one of a dozen 2008 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers picks, cut his teeth in journalism …


Cleanest loo around? Membership has it’s privileges

Handle Extra restaurant reviewer Patrick Jacobs launched a Huckleberries Online thread by dissing the restroom shared by Connie’s Restaurant and an attached Sandpoint bar. Quoth Patrick: The restroom “was so …


Error will haunt her for months

Marianne Love hates journalism mistakes – so much so that she equates the feeling she gets from them to running over a dog. Which she has also done. In fact, …


Hunting season tends to bring out all kinds

Sure, Silver Valley native John Austin enjoys hunting season. But he also relishes the dichotomy he sees between old-timers who hang out year-round at Rose Lake junction Conoco and greenhorns …


NIC voters give slight margin to McCain

You may know that Demo Barack Obama edged Repub John McCain 47.8 percent to 45.6 percent in that statewide vote that involved 54 high schools and 4,704 online ballots cast …


Her best (broken) foot is moving forward

You’d better smile if you call ex-SR colleague Erica Curless “horse whisperer.” If you’re lucky, she’ll repeat the line she heard earlier this fall at the Prairie Winds Equine Massage …


Former CdA High jock one of Idaho’s hottest

If you were wondering what happened to ex-Coeur d’Alene High football/baseball star Mark Scates, he’s a federal law enforcement officer living in Boise – and one of Cosmopolitan’s hottest Idaho …


Losing the cowboy vote an ominous sign

First, you should know that my daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and I have been trash-talking each other via e-mail re: the presidential race. She’s voting for Obama. I’m voting for Palin, er, …


Rustler’s moving to new roost

As you may know, owner Woody McEvers closed Rustler’s Roost/Hayden Sunday to move into a new building 100 feet away. It’s the third move for the Roost. Kendra Goodrick-Martinez recalls …