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Huckleberries: Curling is a gas in North Idaho

Long before John Shuster led the U.S. men’s curling team to Olympic gold, the Utility Now Known As Avista was touting the merits of the sport.


Huckleberries: Monkee business brings fond memories

A long time ago in a Southern California city far, far away, a woman who now lives in Hayden had a brush with a Monkee before he was famous.


Huckleberries: Bo Gritz is long gone from Idaho, but he isn’t forgotten

Rebecca Schroeder, now of Coeur d’Alene, remembers how Gritz and his followers introduced fear and political turmoil into her childhood hometown of Kooskia.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018

Huckleberries: John Austin was careful how he spent his hard-earned $10

With a sly grin, John Austin admits he liked to window shop but not buy as a young man growing up in the shadow of the now-defunct Wallace bordellos. But …


Huckleberries: Seasons admonitions for the grinches among us

Every holiday season brings much goodwill. But there are also random acts of meanness that cause us pause.


Huckleberries: Quit honking you jerk and help push this lady’s car

After three Chihuahuas and a long-haired German shepherd, Kevin and Wendi Powell, of Rathdrum, decided to go big. Really big. They fell in love with Moose, an abandoned English mastiff, …


Handlebars on the tree part of one family’s North Idaho heritage

Like others before them, Connie Anderson and her family were lured to the Inland Northwest by rumors of a Shangri-La in the woods of North Idaho.


An elevator fit for the Grinch

A funny thing happened to Coeur d’Alene City Councilwoman Kiki Miller on her way to her car in the Coeur d’Alene Resort parking garage recently.


November: The month when turkeys are selected (or elected)

On this day in 1967, as the Vietnam War raged, a political ad appeared in the lower righthand corner of the Coeur d’Alene Press. The ad, sponsored by the Community …


‘Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living’ has it backwards

Vince Bozzi of “Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living” has seen the error of his ways.


Huckleberries: Popularity of public art outlives columnist’s grouching

The late Bob Paulos was dead wrong about one of the first major pieces of public art in Coeur d’Alene, and would spin in his grave if he knew how …


Huckleberries: When the sting of Tequila provides relief

Pecky Cox, of Priest Lake, hunts mushrooms alone. Mushroomers are like huckleberry pickers.


Huckleberries: This time the bell tolls for DFO

In 50 years, D.F. “Dave” Oliveria has come full circle. He graduated from high school at age 17 in ’67. Now, he’s 67 in ’17. And he’s retiring. This will …


Huckleberries: Kootenai County Republican leaders picked on the wrong woman

Christa Hazel is living rent free in the alleged minds of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee leadership. After turning in her resignation as a precinct committeewoman, Christa criticized Chairman …


Huckleberries: Washington driver gets his digs in

Some chuckled at Dave Chamberlain’s Huckleberries slap at a Washington driver, but not Dave Vogel.


Huckleberries: Smile when you say ‘Socialist-Review,’ partner

Most of us have catty nicknames for the town newspaper. Socialist Review. Coeur d’Alene Mess. Lewiston Trombone. Huckleberries asked readers for the nickname of their hometown newspaper. Owner Trish Gannon …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Personal Foodstory: Tart, sweet and wild, huckleberries represent this family of foraging jokesters

Offering flowers, jokes and food are all ways my Irish-Catholic family shows affection without directly talking about feelings. When one of us has a better huckleberry haul than expected, we …


Huckleberries: One of these stumbles on Tubbs Hill is going to be ‘the big one’

Shelly Robins Zollman, director of North Idaho Family Magazine, has this thing about rolling her ankle on Tubbs Hill. The Coeur d’Alene woman estimates that she has done it about …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

Huckleberries: The criticism stung but Albertsons executives reacted to it properly

The online criticism of the Coeur d’Alene Albertsons stung, especially coming from a longtime customer who wondered if the store was going downhill. But Albertsons corporate executives responded quickly, promising …


In brief: Whitebark pines enhanced in Kettle River Range

Whitebark pines, a struggling but ecologically important species, are getting a boost in northeastern Washington from the Colville National Forest and the


Huckleberries: Those aren’t Idaho rednecks, they’re French Canadians

Some of the Hired Hands at Kellogg City Hall were concerned recently when a couple pulled into the parking lot, grabbed their camping chairs, and sat down in front of …


Huckleberries: Rural life is fine until Woody Woodpecker comes knocking

Lee Sorenson of Post Falls enjoys reading Ammi Midstokke’s adventures in the S-R Outdoors pages. It reminds him of “the years of commutes, winters, and Mother Nature’s jokes” in the …


Huckleberries: Slow driver jamming I-90 traffic wasn’t crazy, so Joe had a good laugh

Joe Paisley, the former KVNI-AM morning co-host with Kerri Thoreson, was stuck in commuter traffic in the fast lane behind a slow-moving truck recently. He’s always wondered what it would …


Huckleberries: A bygone day when celebration and hope turned to carnage in the Lake City

July 31 comes and goes each year in Coeur d’Alene, without much remembrance of the terrible train accident that killed 17 and badly injured more than 100. On July 31, …


Huckleberries: Innovative couple proactive when it comes to marriage, too

Nick Smoot and wife, Kenna, are light years ahead of the pack when it comes to dreaming big dreams. Nick, founder and CEO of Innovation Collective, is a mastermind behind …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Reader photo: Berries by the bagful

As every picker who hasn’t been in a coma knows, the region is enjoying a bumper crop of huckleberries.


Huckleberries: Rock hound was in right place at right time to save wandering girl

A hobbyist looking for those painted rocks that have been cropping up in Coeur d’Alene for the last year was in the right place at the right time last Thursday. …


Huckleberries: ‘Dunkirk’ was ‘fabulous’ but that didn’t stop Al Gore Boo Birds

Christa Hazel, of Coeur d’Alene, was settling into her seat at Regal Riverstone watching the coming attractions when a trailer for Al Gore’s new documentary on global warming hit the …


Huckleberries: Pastor with metal detector reunites owners with treasures lost at CdA beaches

A Coeur d’Alene pastor has transformed his metal-detecting hobby into one in which he tries to reunite people with important and/or sentimental items that they’ve lost on beaches on Coeur …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

Huckleberries: Restored to health, CdA music man ensures that the bands play on

Chris Guggemos of Handshake Productions is hail and hearty now, working the crowds at his free summer concerts, but some weren’t sure he’d return after his serious bout with cancer …