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Top Comments -- 11.19.14

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 4:54pm

Top Comment -- DeePee: "Always point your finger outside the trigger-guard until you are absolutely ready to fire. Treat every gun as if it is loaded and chambered, even if you know otherwise. Never point the muzzle at anything you don't intend to kill. Those three rules can be taught to a 6-year-old."

Top Commented Stories -- Massive gun auction set for Post Falls (16 comments), Idaho GOP picks Craig for finance (15 comments), and: Now, that's a high-heeled shoe (11 comments), and: Grandma wants decent nickname (10 comments).

Cutline Contest -- 11.19.14

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 4:46pm

Time 2 Vote ...

Britain's Prince Philip visits the armored regiment of the Queen's Royal Hussars in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo: Caroline Seidel)

Tuesday Winner -- Nic, with 24 likes: "'Twas a day for the Packers, when all ‘round the field/The fans were there cheering, from drinking they reeled;/The temperatures cold and with snow on the ground,/In hopes that the cheese heads would win this time round ..." More here. And: You can see Tuesday Photo and read all 28 Cutline Contest entries here.

Leafest 2014: 981 Tons So Far

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 4:25pm

All leaves south of Best Avenue and Interstate 90 have been collected. Also Nettleton Gulch from 15th Street east to city limits and Nettleton to Thomas Lane from 15th Street to 19th Street. Tomorrow: 19th Street east to city limits between Lunceford to Thomas Lane, including Thomas Hills. Also Thomas Hills to Shaddock Lance from 15th Street east to city limits including Miners Loop area. Best Avenue to Margaret Lane from 15th Street east to Fourth  Street will also be collected. Totals to date: 515 loads of leaves weighing 981 tons. A map showing this update of will be posted later this evening or first thing in the evening/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today.

Leaf-Fest update

CdA City Blog - November 19, 2014 - 4:24pm
All leaves south of Best Avenue and Interstate 90 have been collected. Also Nettleton Gulch from 15th Street east to city limits and Nettleton to Thomas Lane from 15th Street to 19th Street.

Tomorrow: 19th Street east to city limits between Lunceford to Thomas Lane, including Thomas Hills. Also Thomas Hills to Shaddock Lance from 15th Street east to city limits including Miners Loop area. Best Avenue to Margaret Lane from 15th Street east to Fourth  Street will also be collected.

Totals to date: 515 loads of leaves weighing 981 tons. A map showing this update of will be posted later this evening or first thing in the evening.

PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.19.14

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 4:12pm

Post Falls police detectives are investigating a bike theft that occurred at Super 1 Foods in Post Falls. The photo is a snapshot from surveillance video. If you have any tips or know who this male suspect is, please contact Det. Moss at tmoss@postfallspolice.com or call 773-3517.

  • 5:01 p.m. Burglar alarm sounding at shuttered Stimson Lumber Co plant, 7600 N. Mineral Drive/CdA.
  • 4:55 p.m. Post Falls animal control taking injured dog to River City Animal Hospital.
  • 4:50 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Nov. 18-19 here.
  • 4:41 p.m. Tenant @ 1200 block of Lincoln Way/CdA reports someone has wiggled door handle for 20 minutes.
  • 4:33 p.m. Bearded male has been locked in 76 gas station, 211 E. Seltice Way/Post Falls bathroom for 45 minutes.
  • 4:15 p.m. Post Falls Police Department activities report for Nov. 18-19 here.
  • 4:01 p.m. Strange male wearing black cowboy hat & bolero in store is making local jeweler nervous.
  • 3:49 p.m. Possible domestic abuse situation on Bruya Lane/Hayden.
  • 3:47 p.m. Transient is screaming at customers at a Post Falls gas station/quick stop.
  • 3:33 p.m. Someone is suffering chest pain @ 3500 block of Cedarblom Street/CdA.
  • 3:25 p.m. Male acting aggressively toward slot machine @ Coeur d'Alene Casino, throwing his jacket at it.
  • 3:19 p.m. Someone is suffering general illness @ 650 block of E. Maple Place/Hayden.
  • 3:01 p.m. Caller from Ford Arrowstar reports following reckless driver off freeway to Post Falls Walmart East.
  • 2:57 p.m. PFPD officer en route to help mother whose child is locked in a car, unknown location.
  • 2:30 p.m. PFPD officers discussing father suspected of child abuse who seemed coy when they interviewed him.
  • 1:10 p.m. 2-vehicle accident reported on s/b Ramsey Road/CdA, south of Dalton Avenue.
  • AM Scanner Traffic

Thursday as of Nov. 19 4:00 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
Thursday - Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 70%.

Thursday Night as of Nov. 19 4:00 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
Thursday Night - Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 60%.

Friday as of Nov. 19 4:00 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
Friday - Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60% .

Idaho voter participation hits record low - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - November 19, 2014 - 3:56pm
As Idaho certified its official election results today, a troubling distinction emerged: This year’s election was the first time ever that less than 40 percent of Idaho’s voting-age population cast ballots in a general election.

Holocaust Exhibit Opens In Lake City

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 3:45pm

The Human Rights Education Institute (HREI) announces is hosting a traveling exhibition, from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The exhibit opened to the public today and will continue through Jan. 7, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The HREI will host a grand opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at the HREI center, 414 Mullan Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. The reception and viewing of the exhibit is free and open to the public. Charitable donations are greatly appreciated/Human Rights Education Institute. Complete news release here.

Question: Is this something you plan to see?

Bumpersnicker ...

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 3:24pm
"If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will accidentally kill their children" -- Susan Cuff, from Missoula, Mont.

Current Conditions : 38.1F, Overcast - 3:23 PM PST Nov. 19

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - November 19, 2014 - 3:23pm
Temperature: 38.1°F | Humidity: 44% | Pressure: 30.05in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 1.3mph

HucksOnline Blogos -- 11.19.14

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 2:31pm

On his Facebook wall, Don Sausser writes: "A boat leaves a wake through thermal surface ripples on Lake Coeur d'Alene (today).

HucksOnline numbers (for Tuesday, Nov. 18): 6592 page-views/4055 unique views

Grandma Wants Decent Nickname

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 1:48pm

K.C. Summers of McClatchy-Tribune writes: "My daughter is about to give birth and I’m thrilled beyond words that a precious new life is entering the world, yada yada. But let’s get down to what’s really important: What do I want the baby – my first grandchild – to call me? Not Grandma. That moniker is quaint and old-fangled and I am neither. No, in true boomer fashion I want my grandmother name to be fun, cool, inventive – or at the very least, not frumpy. And I’m in good company. Susan Sarandon said recently that she wants her new granddaughter to call her Honey. 'My hairstylist said it’s a Southern thing, and I thought, that’s kind of fabulous,' the actress told the New York Times." More here.

Question: What do your grandchildren call you?

Letter: California? Bah, Humbug

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 1:33pm

A letter to the editor from Millie Hayes of Post Falls pining to return to California attracted more than a half page of letters in response in today's Coeur d'Alene Press. Here's an example from Bonnie Zavala of Rathdrum:

I was born and raised in California and raised four children there as well. I longed all my life to leave there. Finally, 10 and 1/2 years ago, God gave us the desires of our hearts and we were blessed to relocate to this beautiful place. Also, three of our four kids came here first. Here’s my list of reasons why I wouldn’t take a million $ to go back.

  • 1. Earthquakes
  • 2. Winds…Santa Anas (horrific)
  • 3. Major high cost of living and taxes
  • 4. Dried up…no rain
  • 5. Way too liberal
  • 6. Traffic
  • 7. Same hot weather year-round. No change of seasons.
  • 8. Try being “self-employed” — impossible!

Question (for former Californians willing to admit it): What do you miss most/least about California?

Food Porn: The Cellar's Kale Salad

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 1:26pm

A kale salad from the now Adam Hegsted-owned Cellar. (Inlander photo: Katie Scozzaro)

The Inlander reports: "In 2007, we photographed Adam Hegsted at Coeur d'Alene's Brix Restaurant for a story on his award-winning Taste of Spain dish. Seven years, numerous national awards, and several restaurants later, Hegsted is back at the restaurant, which changed its name to the Cellar in 2010. He's not just the chef, though; he's the owner, having recently purchased it from Tom and Patricia Power." More here.

Question: What's your go-to restaurant salad? Moi? Cobbs salad.

Idaho Fights Broadband Ruling

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 1:22pm

The state is asking a judge to take another look at his decision to void the $60 million Idaho Education Network broadband contract. In a 12-page motion filed Tuesday, the state’s outside counsel is asking District Judge Patrick Owen to either clarify his Nov. 10 ruling to toss out the contract, or reconsider his decision. Owen said the contract was void when the state cut out one contractor on the high school broadband project, Syringa Networks Inc. And because that voided the contract, he said, the state cannot salvage the deal/Kevin Richert, IdahoED NEWS. More here.

Question: Is this another of the lost causes that Idaho doesn't mind spending money on?

Ex-Con Hands Out Cash In Spokane

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 1:16pm

At KXLY, Melissa Lucks reports: "The man handing out thousands of dollars in cash to Spokane's homeless is actually a convicted felon, who was just released from prison in Idaho and is on parole on Grand Theft charges. Edward Carmen Jarzabek, 34, contacted KXLY over the weekend, wanting publicity for his 'Give Project' campaign. During a video shoot for the news story Monday, he wanted to remain anonymous as part of his charitable giving effort. But, Tuesday, he confirmed his real name, which matches dozens of criminal reports from Idaho." More here. (Photo via KXLY)

Thoughts?

PETA Reacts To Classroom Rabbit Kill

Huckleberries Blog - November 19, 2014 - 1:06pm

You knew that PETA wouldn't overlook that classroom rabbit kill in Nampa, right? At Boise Weekly, Harrison Berry reports: " ... PETA has reached out to school administrators pressing for humane-based education lessons that would include, well, more face time with dead animals, including Glass Walls, a PETA-produced film that includes footage of animals slaughtered for food; and Skype presentations on the food industry." More here.

Question: Would you want your children taught with curriculum produced by PETA?

Wednesday as of Nov. 19 1:00 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - November 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.