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Matheson Addresses Reagan Repubs

September 25, 2014 - 3:58pm

Steve Matheson, the Republican candidate for Kootenai County treasurer, speaks to two Reagan Republicans after the organization's weekly luncheon at Fedora's, off Kathleen Avenue. According to photographer/reporter Duane Rasmussen, Matheson spoke of policy reforms he would like to make in the treasurer's office. Matheson claimed 52% of the vote in the GOPrimary to defeat Chief Deputy Treasurer Laurie Thomas. He will be opposed by Democrat Janet Callen in November's general election. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

 

Fight Leads To Arrest At LCHS

September 25, 2014 - 3:19pm

An 18-year-old Spokane woman was charged with several felony counts after she got into a fight with a 20-year-old woman in the north parking lot of Lake City High. Margan Wozniak was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, weapon on a school ground, and malicious injury to property. Neither Wozniak nor her victim attend the Coeur d'Alene high school. Accompanied by her father, Wozniak had gone to the school to exchange property with the victim, according to police reports. Officers were told a fight broke out between the two girls while the victim was seated in her car. She alleged that Wozniak held a steak knife to threaten her and then in a separate motion stabbed the seat of her car causing damage to it. A witness stated Wozniak’s father stopped the fight and also grabbed the knife. Wozniak was transported to the county jail.

CPD Arrests Burglary Suspect

September 25, 2014 - 2:51pm

At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Coeur d’Alene officers contacted burglary suspect Theodore Waterman in the parking lot at the 11th St. entrance to Tubbs Hill. Officers were aware Waterman had three felony warrants for previous burglary charges and was a suspect in multiple other cases. Waterman was taken into custody without incident on burglary charges, and additional burglary charges are forthcoming. Detectives in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Kootenai County have been investigating several auto and residential burglaries in which victims returned to their vehicles and discovered their windows smashed, or the trunk lock popped and their belongings missing. Several of the vehicles in the reported auto burglaries had been parked at the base of Tubbs Hill. Many of the items taken in these crimes were debit cards or credit cards/Sgt. Christie Wood, Coeur d'Alene Police Department.

Simple Mind: Time To Quit Blogging?

September 25, 2014 - 2:43pm

On her blog today, Cis/From A Simple Mind wonders if it's time to give up blogging after almost 10 years: "The numbers are down... but then they usually are in the summer time. Winter is when most don't have anything else to do ... so they tend to check in from time to time. I am not a big time blogger. I am a drop on the floor from the pail of water ... spilt when others advertise or suggest my blog for reading.  So I average about 22 (page-views) a day. about 150 a week...(when I have a local event on I can get up to 70). Mine is not like friends who I know. who blog and get numbers like 150 per day.  Some are still going strong, while others blog once a week, unless they have fuel for the fire and do a series on what is upsetting the apple cart of life.  I am talking about the non-paying blogs. More here.

Question: Cis/Simple Mind has been part of HucksOnline since the beginning, way back on Feb. 16, 2004. She encouraged me a lot that first year, as I considered whether all the extra work was worth it. She told me to stick it out for a year before deciding what to do. I wonder whether I'd still be blogging if she hadn't provided the encouragement. Blogging is hard work -- and I get strokes simply because this blog has grown into something far bigger than I expected. Many have tried blogging and quit. Cis deserves a pat on the back as she pushes toward her 10th blogiversary next year. Thoughts?

HBO Blogosphere -- 9.25.14

September 25, 2014 - 2:20pm

On her blog, As the Lake Churns, Pecky Cox has posted a number of photos of mushrooms that she's taken in the Priest Lake area, including the one above. See more here.

HucksOnline numbers (for Wednesday, Sept. 24): 6574 page-views/4336 unique views

DFO's Critters: Baby Ben

September 25, 2014 - 2:09pm

"Baby Ben, " a calf born on Saturday, with a marking of a No. 7 on its head, is shown Vale Wood Farms Thursday, in Loretto, Pa. The folks at the farm are calling the calf "Baby Ben" in honor of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who wears the No. 7 when he plays. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)

Question: Do you think "7" is a lucky number?

Where Was Butch, Part 2

September 25, 2014 - 2:02pm
"Otter talks about the 'Magic Valley Miracle' but why didn't he show up for a debate in Twin Falls last night?" -- A.J. Balukoff tweets today.