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Huckleberries: She has a connection to a Wallace bordello – and she’s talking

Molly Tsalaky, of Mica Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene, was laughing when she contacted Huckleberries. My Wednesday column about the infamous Wallace brothels brought back memories. Molly and her late …


Huckleberries: This bet was one that local human rights leader wanted to lose

Human rights activist Tony Stewart has never been so glad to lose a bet. At the annual Human Rights Banquet on Friday, Stewart announced he had bet a lunch on …


Huckleberries: Wallace native’s book pulls back curtain on Silver Valley sex trade

Many in the Inland Northwest know enough about Wallace to snicker when the houses of prostitution are mentioned. Some can even name the last four houses to offer the sex …


Huckleberries: Has the Kootenai County Republican Party been hijacked by outsiders?

Christa Hazel has had it up to here with the ideological nuttiness of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee – the “KCRCC,” so to speak. Only Christa says the “R” …


Huckleberries: She knew all along, husband left in dark

Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor, of Coeur d’Alene, was all in when his wife, Kathryn, suggested they do something different in announcing the gender of Baby No. 4. It wasn’t …


Huckleberries: A centennial bash is in the works for Coeur d’Alene’s historic Jewett House

Almost 17 years ago, Mrs. O and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the Jewett House, a stately building at the 15th Street entrance to Sanders Beach and Lake …


Huckleberries: A little piglet produces big smiles everywhere she goes in Coeur d’Alene

Kenna Smoot admits it was love at first sight. An unabashed animal lover and vegan, Kenna welcomed the chance to baby-sit a friend’s micro pig for a week. Kenna and …


Huckleberries: Ralph Waldo Emerson has family ties in Coeur d’Alene

Huckleberries shouldn’t have been surprised that former Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce manager Sandy Emerson would show up for a poetry reading at The Well-Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene recently. …


Huckleberries: Still spreading poetry to the masses, one telephone pole at a time

Once a month, around the ninth day, his anniversary day, almost-79-year-old Roger Dunsmore rides off on his bike, with a stapler and 50 copies of a poem. Before Roger completes …


Huckleberries: Montana reader agrees: Lake Coeur d’Alene is ‘best damn thing’ about Idaho

An old friend agrees with Huckleberries that Lake Coeur d’Alene is a swell place to recreate and certainly worthy of “best damn place” in Idaho accolades from a New York …


Huckleberries: Oasis Bordello Museum? A tourist trap? Nah

The dig by reporter Mia Taylor of the website Cheapism occurred in July, but Wallace booster Rick Shaffer isn’t letting it go. In a 2016 article about “tourist traps” in …


Huckleberries: Where has all the beautiful long hair gone, long time passing

Today, Tom Hearn is a trustee on the Coeur d’Alene School Board and a retired mental health professional. Some would say he has a very high forehead. But 45 years …


Huckleberries: Illustrator Kit Seaton wins acclaim in first graphic novel attempt

I had lost track of Kit Seaton until my daughter, Amy, pointed out a graphic novel at Cosmic Monkey Comics in Portland recently. On the shelf, among the Batmans, Supermans, …


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017

Huckleberries: ‘American Graffiti’ cruisin’ led to magical night 45 years ago

On April 5, Janna Rankin Scharf and hubby, Rick, returned to Fernan Lake to take photos and recall the magical night they met 45 years ago. She was barely 16 …


Huckleberries: Signs of Portland’s weirdness exist all around the Rose City

In Portland, the inhabitants are so proud of their weirdness that they wear it on their sleeves – and on their bumpers, signs and buildings. During an extended weekend to …


Huckleberries: Mixed vehicle messages give us culture war and peace

The signage on the back of a red Nissan Sentra in Post Falls offered mixed messages. First, the hand-drawn sign painted in orange on the rear window: “if you don’t …


Huckleberries: Uneasiness between men and women extends to handshakes

A long discussion on the Huckleberries social media began with a tweet in the form of a question from KXLY’s Melissa Luck: “Do you shake hands with women?” The answer …


Huckleberries: School trustee skips regular meeting for family Zags event

Trustee Christa Hazel didn’t apologize for her decision to skip her monthly school board meeting Monday. She married into Zag Nation years ago. And she wasn’t going to miss Gonzaga …


Huckleberries: She gave us hope for 40 years as Leia – and that hope lives on

Before Carrie Fisher introduced us to Princess Leia in “Star Wars: A New Hope” 40 years ago, comments Coeur d’Alene blogger Nic Casey, women were typecast in roles as damsels …


Huckleberries: Fan finds only one dark lining in Gonzaga’s postseason silver clouds

Sean and Naomi Boutz are ha-huge Gonzaga Bulldogs fans. They are season ticket holders. And have attended 8 straight WCC tournaments in Las Vegas. But skipped this year, anticipating the …


Huckleberries: A chance encounter restores woman’s faith in people

Charlotte Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at the cancer center, learned two things at the checkout counter of Coeur d’Alene’s Winco. Winco doesn’t take credit cards. And there still are …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017

Huckleberries: Huckleberries: One chosen bachelor still remembers Chuck Barris’ ‘Dating Game’

It’s 1968 and Woody McEvers is fresh out of high school with a dream job – maintenance man at Malibu Beach, Calif.


Huckleberries: Whoa there Pilgrim … Take ’er easy on the squash

It’s not every day that you feel betrayed by butternut squash. But David Townsend, communications director of the Coeur d’Alene Library, feels bamboozled after grazing at the swell salad bar …


Huckleberries: St Patrick’s tie inspires memories of S&H Green Stamps gone by

She avoided the term “whippersnapper” because KXLY’s Kris Crocker is too gracious for that. But she did provide context for youthful colleague Casey Lund Friday. Casey triggered the lesson in …


Huckleberries: Strangest sight of them all along the Coeur d’Alene waterfront

I’ve seen unusual things along the Coeur d’Alene waterfront during my 33 years in Coeur d’Alene. Weddings. Thong Man. Incredible fireworks shows on the Fourth of July and Black Friday. …


Huckleberries: Huckleberries: Second career suits former Shoshone County sheriff just fine

Former Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander has hung up his badge to help sell cars for Dave Smith Motors. After 25 years in law enforcement, Mitch is looking forward to …


Huckleberries: After 30 years, Centennial Trail supporters finally achieve goal

Thirty years ago, North Idaho Centennial Trail supporters faced stiff resistance from neighbors or industrial companies in two areas – the Pinevilla subdivision in Post Falls and an industrial row …


Huckleberries: Huckleberries: Sometimes it takes a Sandpoint southpaw to get it right

It is becoming harder to argue with Marianne Love’s claim that Sandpoint’s connections extend around the world. Latest case in point: Nick Hagadone. The former Sandpoint High teacher tracked down …


Huckleberries: Huckleberries: If Lake Coeur d’Alene isn’t best thing about Idaho, it’s close

Columnist Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman scoffs at the idea that Lake Coeur d’Alene is the “best damn thing” about Idaho. Two writers from the New York website Thrillist …


Huckleberries: Pacific Northwest is swell now, but it was even better 55 years ago

Fifty-five years ago, senior editor Leonard Gross of Look magazine launched a 50-page spread about this region with the sentence: “The one great mystery of the Pacific Northwest is why …