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Huckleberries: Gone too soon and already dearly missed

Patrick Jacobs, Coeur d’Alene’s unofficial king of food, fashion and fun who died too young last Sunday, was a huge fan of former Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem. Her Sandiness, …


Huckleberries: Kennedy claims career is marked by ‘nontroversy’

Coeur d’Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy thought he’d struck gold Thursday when he conjured the word “nontroversy.” According to Mike’s definition, “nontroversy” means roughly “a ginned up scandal, controversy or otherwise …


Doctors group questions North Idaho’s racist past

BOISE – North Idaho’s reputation as a haven for white supremacists, deserved or not, likely won’t be an impediment for a doctors group booking a conference here in 2015. The …


Huckleberries: Mayor Bloem’s departure a win for hard-liners

Now, we all know what Mayor Sandi Bloem meant at the annual Human Rights Banquet on Monday when she said she’d return to the feast in 2014, but maybe not …


Huckleberries: No gas, no problem on sunny Hayden Lake day

Another week, another lake rescue story from North Idaho, although not as dramatic as the one in which a father and a son capsized their sailboat in high winds on …


Makeover begins at McEuen Field

An overlooked park in the heart of Coeur d’Alene will be transformed into a recreational showcase over the next 14 months. In the city’s most expensive park project ever, McEuen …


Coeur d’Alene voter recall efforts officially fall short

An effort to oust Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of its City Council has fallen short. The attempted recall, pushed by voters unhappy with the city’s planned waterfront revamp of …


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Signatures fall short in CdA recall attempts

An effort to oust Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of its City Council has fallen short. The attempted recall, pushed by voters unhappy with the city’s planned waterfront revamp of …


Huckleberries: Councilman mighty testy over early news report

Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin was hot after news leaked last week that a compromise was in the works for McEuen Field plans for boat trailer parking. Why? He …


Huckleberries: The family that opposes the recall together …

Mary Souza, an organizer of the Coeur d’Alene recall effort and bitter foe of Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilman Mike Kennedy, claims she’s enjoying good vi-vi-vibrations from the community. She …


‘Nonsense’ aptly sums up recall push

Attorney Norm Gissel has two words to describe the attempted recall against Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and three City Council members: “What nonsense.” Many of you know Norm as …


Huckleberries: Recall effort fueled by new lie, old rivals

The recall election launched last week against progressive Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and three City Council members is based on a fib and old grudges. A recall backer circulated …


CdA mayor speaks out about being recall target

Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and three City Council members are facing a recall attempt over a proposed $14.2 million upgrade of McEuen Field. Bloem, who is three years into …


Huckleberries: The Big One got away from birthday tracker

Kerri Thoreson was keeping track of everyone’s birthdays in Kootenai County before Facebook arrived and wanted to be friends. Kerri, a woman of many hats (Post Falls councilwoman, Coeur d’Alene …


Huckleberries: Clapping is a right in CdA, stomping a privilege

Contrary to what you may have heard, Sandi Bloem doesn’t have a no-clap rule for her council meetings. Her Sandiness was accused by detractor Mary Souza of not allowing applause …


Huckleberries: Sacramento rubs Corps’ nose in levee study

Coeur d’Alene isn’t the only community miffed at the loopy demand by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear-cut viewtiful trees from flood prevention levees. Sacramento, Calif., is, too. …


Huckleberries: Hagadone’s partner has plenty of space to hide

If you look from the sky, as Google Earth does, at Jerry Jaeger’s 10,000-square-foot mansion, you might think it’s shaped like a gray handgun. The house belonging to Duane Hagadone’s …


Price tag for McEuen Field remake: $23 million to $40 million

A dramatic remake of McEuen Field, Coeur d’Alene’s aging waterfront park, will cost somewhere between $23 million and $40 million, according to cost estimates released Thursday by a design team.


Owners offer to sell carousel to Coeur d’Alene

The owners of a 90-year-old carousel that used to delight children at Playland Pier near Independence Point in Coeur d’Alene say they’re willing to sell it to the city.


Leaders mark 10 years since verdict that crippled Aryan Nations

On Sept. 7, 2000, a Kootenai County jury rendered a $6.3 million verdict against the Aryan Nations and its leader, Richard Butler. That action bankrupted the racist organization, severely diminishing …


Traffic changes proposed near NIC for education corridor

Students and faculty will have more ways to come and go at the growing college campus northwest of downtown Coeur d’Alene if a new traffic plan is approved. Designs show …


Human-rights conference gets hand from Hattiesburg

That cross-the-border press conference staged to oppose local racists circulating hate literature was felt all the way down in Mississippi. Seems Jackie Bland and her family from Hattiesburg, Miss., visited …


Mayoral challengers focus on spending, jobs

Three challengers seek to unseat mayors in Kootenai County’s two largest cities Nov. 3. In Coeur d’Alene, Joseph Kunka is attempting to prevent Sandi Bloem, the city’s first female mayor, …


Smart Bombs: Is leadership women’s work?

Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living magazine recently published its “best of” lists, and Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin was chosen “Best Politician.” Runners-up were Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and U.S. Rep. Cathy …


Anemones, seagulls, tourists – oh, my

To borrow a “Seinfeld” line, I thought we had a deal with the seagulls. We throw them crumbs from our lunch on the beach – and they don’t poop on …


CdA balances budget without job cuts

When Coeur d’Alene opened its new library two years ago, space quadrupled and attendance and usage more than doubled. But staffing has only increased from 15 full-time employees to 16.5. …


July heat can’t compete with Kroc Center burn

In the “No good deed goes unpunished” dept., Huckleberries Online (HBO) regulars didn’t react kindly to claims by former Repub queenpin Kathy Sims and Tom Macy of Post Falls that …