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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 …


Nastiness makes beautiful day ugly

My wife and I were biking leisurely along the CdA waterfront recently when she said: “It’s amazing on a day like this that there’s so much ugliness in the world …


Not a time for joking around

If you followed the popular “Scanner Traffic” feature at Huckleberries Online last week, you’d be the first one in your ’hood to know that a fiftysomething man had local pols …


It was almost like being in the room

You missed some great theater if you failed to attend the latest in a series of community forums about the proposed education corridor. Huckleberries Online didn’t – thanks to local …


Probation completion cause for dancing

Kendra Goodrick-Martinez was informed by phone the other day that she had completed probation on a coupla drug charges. Kendra? She’s the 30-ish mother who turned her life around after …


There’s something about Sarah

In Sandpoint, you can start a fight by mentioning two topics: Sandpoint Bypass, or Sarah Palin. Sandpointers, of course, have been scrapping about the bypass since before the Repub VP …


Senator gets 4 minutes of fame on ‘Daily Show’

Not only did state Sen. Mike Jorgenson attend the GOP national convention in Minnesota. But he made two cameo appearances in a 4:27-minute clip by “The Best (Expletive) News Team …


Rumors, legends and more, oh my

First, you should know that Snopes.com is an online service that debunks rumors and urban legends. Secondly, you should know that Berry Picker TUBOB has a rapier wit and majors …


VP pick hits close to home

None other than former Bill Clinton adviser Bruce Reed cautions Demos not to celebrate John McCain’s choice of a running mate too soon. Reed, the son of Scott and Mary …


Friends cups runneth all over in public

Berry Picker JeanieSpokane had one of those Larry Craig bathroom moments during her monthly dinner out with four close friends. Sans foot tapping, that is. Their conversations “are laced with …


Aune family tragedy hits home

At Huckleberries Online, we don’t wait until the next day’s paper to deliver news about North Idaho emergencies. The daily Scanner Traffic feature provides snippets as they are reported. Blog …


East Coasters have trouble with their I’s

For a brief and shining moment, Idaho was running with the big-dog states – California, Florida, New York and Texas. And the Wall Street Journal was just as surprised as …


Common ground found in water

So there I was belly deep in the Spokane River when Paula Marano floated up to me. She and her hubby, Judge Gene Marano, were sunbathing nearby on North Idaho …


Magical muffins

The blueberry muffin is a rich, indigo-spotted symbol of summer. The Northwest’s blueberry and huckleberry seasons provide many glories – the blueberry pancake, the huckleberry milkshake – yet nothing quite …


Huckleberries: Digging up old mud to sling

In case you missed it, the Idaho R’s fired the first major salvo in the U.S. Senate campaign a week ago by issuing a news release linking John Edwards’ infidelity …


GOP warming to blogs

First, Congressman Bill Sali. Now, Lt. Gov. Jim Risch. Slowly, Repub candidates are warming up to the blogosphere. Last week, Sali launched his blog with little fanfare. On Friday, Risch …


Rough world of wiener dog racing

And yet another reason why I (heart) Tom Burnett’s Rathdrum Star – wiener dog race wars. In the last episode, er, issue, the Star published a classified ad in which …


Big stink in Bonner County

At From A Simple Mind, blogmistress Cis from the small town of Kootenai isn’t impressed with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Seems she and many others in her …


A brush – almost – with prez candidate

Mamie English-Cisneros, daughter of County Clerk Dan English, came this close to meeting U.S. Sen. Barack Obama during his recent trip to Iraq. Stationed in Ramadi, Mamie suffered somewhat of …


Legally, Segway OK’d for trail

In the parlance of Dirty Harry, you probably can scoot your high-priced Segway over to that new Prairie Trail that joins North Idaho’s Centennial Trail, if you feel lucky. A …


When you gotta go, you gotta go

At first, Ralph Bartholdt thought the brain trust behind the Spirit Lake lawn mower races earlier this month had scrimped on the porta-potties. Which presented a major problem because Old …


Love and pizza transcend the distance

On Wednesday morning, Destiney Turner was about to begin her day at King Pizza on Fourth Street when she received an unusual call. About 9:45. A guy wanted to send …


Seems crows are nobody’s concern

Nah, they weren’t filming an Alfred Hitchcock movie the other day at Coeur d’Alene’s City Park. But you woulda thought so by the way the crows were dive-bombing park users …


Hagadone fighting education corridor

Somewhere between Jobs Plus and the proposed education corridor, Duane Hagdone lost his vision for Coeur d’Alene, unless that vision was simply that locals should serve rich guys attracted here …


Pay it forward also works with plastic

A strange thing happened to colleague Taryn Hecker last week when she stopped to get her mocha fix at the Starbucks drive-thru on Highway 41/Post Falls. Seems she was ready …


Strippers not a.m. fodder

Yeah, telling your kids about the birds and the bees is tough duty. Fortunately, neither of my kids asked me about strippers. At A Butterfly Moment, blogger Jen wasn’t as …


Missing blow-up doll just scratches surface at Cruisers

A simple question prompted wholesale finger-pointing at Huckleberries Online last week. After colleague Taryn Brodwater forwarded the newsletter from Cruisers tavern at Stateline, I asked my readers if they knew …


Coming clean on coming late

I’ll tell you a secret, if you don’t rat me out to CdA Parks Director Doug Eastwood and his wife, Dee. I enjoyed their daughter Valerie’s wedding reception at the …


Razed house raises questions about neighborhood’s future

My wife and I enjoy spring and fall walks along Lake Coeur d’Alene on the dike road that rims two sides of Coeur d’Alene’s Fort Grounds area. Sometimes, we meander …