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Dismantling life behind Target

CdA Press - October 30, 2014 - 12:15am
COEUR d’ALENE — Accumulations of almost everything imaginable have piled up during the many years people have made the woods behind Coeur d’Alene’s Target store a temporary home.

Donations heat up for warming center

CdA Press - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
POST FALLS - The gift of warmth has arrived just in time for winter for the homeless.

Maggie finds eternal rest at the Jameson

CdA Press - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
WALLACE - Nobody knows exactly what happened to a popular young lady named Maggie, who loved her long and frequent stays at the Jameson Hotel back in the 1920s.

Allies in the wings

CdA Press - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - Some of the county commission candidates are calling on the outgoing county commissioners to reverse their decision to terminate the county airport manager.

Tips for winterizing your irrigation system safely

CdA Press - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
With winter just around the corner, it's time to winterize irrigation systems.

Camaraderie and competition on the court

CdA Press - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - Jesse Christensen and David Shiplett aren't just best friends. They consider themselves brothers.

McDowell, McFadden seek assessor office

CdA Press - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - It's definitely one of the most economical races on the ballot in November, and arguably one of the most amicable races.

Callen, Matheson vie for treasurer

CdA Press - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - One candidate for Kootenai County treasurer already sees changes that he believes needs to be made in the office, while his opponent is taking a wait-and-see approach.

Idaho gubernatorial race draws big ad money - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff have each spent more than a half-million dollars on broadcast advertising in October alone, according to campaign finance reports. And that’s not counting independent ad campaigns against Balukoff from groups including the Republican Governors Association, which has poured $720,000 into an ad campaign trying to tie the Boise businessman to President Barack Obama.

Idaho records - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
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Current Conditions : 47.7F, Overcast - 9:30 PM PDT Oct. 29

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 29, 2014 - 9:30pm
Temperature: 47.7°F | Humidity: 99% | Pressure: 30.19in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph

Wednesday as of Oct. 29 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday - Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Wednesday Night as of Oct. 29 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday Night - Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 39F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday as of Oct. 29 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday - Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Homeless camp asked to move

Yahoo! News - October 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
"This is their home, and it's kind of sad that they have to evacuate their home," says Spencer Bradley as he and a number of volunteers arrive to the wooded area behind Target in Coeur d'Alene, an area used heavily by the homeless over the last ten years.

Current Conditions : 52.3F, Overcast - 5:50 PM PDT Oct. 29

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - October 29, 2014 - 5:50pm
Temperature: 52.3°F | Humidity: 91% | Pressure: 30.18in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: East | Wind Speed: 1.6mph

Hump Day Wild Card -- 10.29.14

Huckleberries Blog - October 29, 2014 - 5:32pm

I've been having trouble getting police scanner transmissions since moving downstairs to first floor, new-and-improved office space. I suspect it may have something to do with location -- that the transmissions from some agencies aren't as easy to receive in the new location. I know that Scanner Traffic is popular. But it's getting harder to provide a good report. Just letting you know. Now for today's Wild Card ...

Parting Shot -- 10.29.14

Huckleberries Blog - October 29, 2014 - 5:31pm

A Kansas City Royals fan watches batting practice before Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants tonight in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Question: Who do you want to win it all?

My 2 Cents: This Online Community

Huckleberries Blog - October 29, 2014 - 5:13pm

I've thought a lot about what we do here at Huckleberries Online this week, since blog favorite Patrick Jacobs was fatally stricken. Patrick has been part of HucksOnline for as long as I can remember. I first noticed his superb music and restaurant reviews in his old blog, Making Flippy Floppy. At first, I thought he was a Spokane blogger. More than a bit offbeat. Later, I was happy to learn that Patrick lived here -- and began running his reviews of local restaurants whenever available. Still later, I recommended his work to the Spokane office -- and Patrick began his restaurant reviews for my newspaper. None of this would have happened if this blog, with all its warts and headaches, hadn't happened. I feel as blessed as you do by the personalities and pseudonyms that we've come to know and appreciate. Patrick wasn't the first HucksOnline regular that we've lost. Dave Holmes, another gentle spirit who wrote compellingly about the Coeur d'Alene of his youth and his father's suicide in the Atmospheric Ruminations blog, died a few years ago in Coos Bay, Ore., where he'd exiled himself. I still remember him stopping by the office on his way to Oregon, just to say, Hi. Stickman often refers to this place and its people as a family. I'm not certain about that. But I do know that those who comment get to know one another well. I've wanted Huckleberries to be a place where individuals of a wide range of backgrounds, philosophical beliefs, age, etc., could discuss the issues of the day amiably. During the flame wars of days gone by, I despaired of reaching that goal. But the collective mourning here for one of our own this week has shown that it's possible to set aside all our differences and simply celebrate that we got to know one so gifted. Many of you have added something to my life that I never would have experienced otherwise. Isn't that one of the best things you can say about someone else? Without social media, the blogfests, the interaction here, I wouldn't have known Patrick. Or many of you. That's why I show up in the morning to try to steer this place where everyone knows your pseudonym/DFO.

Cutline Contest -- 10.29.14

Huckleberries Blog - October 29, 2014 - 5:03pm

Time 2 Vote ...

Facts: The legs of camel and sheep for the "Living Nativity" scene, and Rockettes, of the "Radio City Christmas Special," are juxtaposed as they pose for photos outside New York's Radio City Music Hall, Tuesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Tuesday Winner -- Eman, with 10 likes: NEWS FLASH: Websters decides on photo to go next to, "Tea Bagged" in this years dictionary. You can see the Tuesday Photo & all Cutline Contest entries here.