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Idaho 2nd In Wine Consumption

Huckleberries Blog - June 27, 2014 - 10:33am

June is Idaho wine month, but there’s no need to tell Idahoans that. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism report on alcohol consumption, Idaho is second in the nation for the amount of wine consumed per capita. And local wineries are benefiting from those wet whistles, especially during June. Gregg Alger, of Huston Vineyards, saw a 35 percent growth in sales in June over last year, adding Idaho Wine month has taken off. “People are finding our wines and saying, ‘this is good, this is good stuff,’” Alger said. Idahoans, those 14 years old and older, drink 8,653,000 gallons combined each year. Only residents in the District of Columbia drink more wine than Idahoans per capita/Justin Dalme, Idaho Press-Tribune. More here. (AP/Statesman file photo: Ron Bitner, a southwest Idaho grape and wine producer, enjoys a glass of Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon at his vineyard near Marsing)

Question: Which alcoholic beverage do you prefer -- wine, beer, liquor (or none at all)?

3 school levies approved, 1 rejected in N. Idaho

KXLY North Idaho News - March 12, 2014 - 9:40am
Voters in northern Idaho have approved school funding levies in Kootenai and Shoshone counties and rejected one in Bonner County.

Stolen Coeur d'Alene statue found in one piece

KXLY North Idaho News - March 11, 2014 - 9:55am
A bronze statue that was stolen from a Coeur d'Alene park in January has been found in one piece.

Rain, run off and snow melt hitting Bonner County

KXLY North Idaho News - March 10, 2014 - 6:57pm
The rain keeps falling and the calls keep coming in to the Bonner County Administration office as heavy run off and snow melt is causing havoc on the roadways in North Idaho.

2 injured when pipe bomb explodes outside house

KXLY North Idaho News - March 10, 2014 - 8:37am
A pipe bomb exploded outside the front door of a Bonners Ferry residence over the weekend, injuring two men.

N. Idaho sheriff's office drops Boy Scouts charter

KXLY North Idaho News - March 9, 2014 - 2:57pm
A charter the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office in northern Idaho had with Boy Scout troop 911 has expired following the Boy Scouts of America opening its ranks to gay scouts.

Idaho bill would let inmates do farm work

KXLY North Idaho News - March 7, 2014 - 3:41pm
A bill that would allow Idaho farmers to use prison inmate labor when there is a farmworker shortage is before the Idaho state Senate.

SWAT raids Coeur d'Alene apartment in Spokane kidnapping investigation

KXLY North Idaho News - March 6, 2014 - 8:07pm
A kidnapping investigation in Spokane came to ahead in Coeur d'Alene's Fernan neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

Court rejects appeal of man serving 2 life terms

KXLY North Idaho News - March 6, 2014 - 1:33pm
The Idaho Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man serving two life terms with no parole for killing a Moscow woman.

N. Idaho man in custody after child injured

KXLY North Idaho News - March 6, 2014 - 1:29pm
A northern Idaho man who police say injured his 4-month old child has been taken into custody and faces a charge of felony injury to a child.

Bill to improve school safety sent to Idaho House

KXLY North Idaho News - March 6, 2014 - 1:20pm
A lawmaker education panel has given their approval to a bill giving Idaho school districts more flexibility in using cigarette tax revenue to improve student safety.

Sun Valley Resort plans major remodel of lodge

KXLY North Idaho News - March 6, 2014 - 1:17pm
Sun Valley Resort plans to close Sun Valley Lodge for nine months starting in September for an extensive remodel.

School epinephrine bill passes Idaho House panel

KXLY North Idaho News - March 6, 2014 - 12:52pm
A bill allowing Idaho schools to keep emergency medication on hand for life-threatening allergic reactions has won the support of the House education committee.

Court rejects appeal of man serving 2 life terms

KXLY North Idaho News - March 6, 2014 - 9:23am
The Idaho Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man serving two life terms with no parole for killing a Moscow woman.

Father arrested, baby airlifted to Sacred Heart with serious head trauma

KXLY North Idaho News - March 5, 2014 - 7:57pm
A Post Falls man has been arrested and booked into the Kootenai County Jail under suspicion of injuring his four-month-old child.

Prairie Road closed due to water over roadway

KXLY North Idaho News - March 5, 2014 - 6:48pm
Authorities in Kootenai County have shut down Prairie Avenue between Atlas Road and Huetter Road due to flooding over the roadway.

Reader board erroneously tells drivers I-90 closed until Thursday

KXLY North Idaho News - March 4, 2014 - 7:53pm
Interstate 90 has reopened from Mullan, Idaho to St. Regis, Montana after closing Monday due to avalanche dangers, but it turns out a reader board mistake nearly caused as much trouble as the highway closure.

Body cams show final moments of deadly 2012 shooting

KXLY North Idaho News - February 28, 2014 - 7:28pm
One day after the Kootenai County prosecutor ruled a 2012 Coeur d'Alene Police officer-involved shooting was justified authorities have released dash cam and body cam footage from the officers involved in that shooting.

Two critically injured in Coeur d'Alene apartment fire

KXLY North Idaho News - February 28, 2014 - 4:55pm
The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department reports a log accidentally rolled out of a fireplace, leading to a fire that critically injured two people and sent six more to the hospital Friday morning at a four-unit apartment complex in the 4200 block of Crown Avenue.

Idaho considering raising speed limits

KXLY North Idaho News - February 26, 2014 - 8:21pm
If you feel the need for speed, you could soon be cruising the freeways in Idaho at 80 miles an hour, after the state senate has green lit a bill that could increase freeway speeds.