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Wild Card/Monday — 9.29.14

Sept. 29, 2014 5:25 p.m.

Henry David Thoreau said: “The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation.” I hope that doesn't describe you this Monday morning. If it does, I hope you can find some relief from your condition by reading Huckleberries Online this week. My goal is to bring at least one smile to your face this week. Now for the work week's first Wild Card …


Parting Shot — 9.29.14

Sept. 29, 2014 5:21 p.m. - Updated: 5:22 p.m.

Zachary Bozann, 9, of Okemos smiles as he looks at countless reflections of himself, appearing to the camera as nine heads joined together in an three-dimensional interactive art display called “The Infinity Boxes” by Los Angeles artist Matt Elson Sunday at ArtPrize in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., at the Devos Place Convention Center. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May)


Top Commented Stories — 9.29.14

Sept. 29, 2014 5:11 p.m. - Updated: 5:15 p.m.

The posts that attracted the most comments today are: “Banned ignorance” (16 comments), and: “KCSOffice goes pink for October (13 comments), “USFS rules gone wild (12 comments).


Top Comment Today — John Bujak

Sept. 29, 2014 5:08 p.m. - Updated: 5:14 p.m.

John T. Bujak, Libertarian candidate for Idaho governor (RE: Idaho Chooses Life Backs Otter): Idaho Chooses Life came out against the Obama/Otter Care healthcare exchange saying, “ObamaCare is loaded with subsidies for the abortion industry, which is why Planned Parenthood is pushing so hard for its enactment. We are very worried about the move to voluntarily assist in the federal take-over of health care inIdaho. It jeopardizes conscience rights of employers, contains massive subsidies for the abortion industry and will lead to rationed care for the elderly and disabled.” Otter brought us Obama/Otter Care. How can ICL now endorse Otter?


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Cutline Contest — 9.29.14

Sept. 29, 2014 4:58 p.m. - Updated: 5:05 p.m.

Time 2 Vote …

Facts: Children play back stage during the Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding event in Madrid, Spain, Friday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Weekend Winner — Psalm 37, with 13 likes: “Amal realizes she shouldn't have swam the canals in Venice after discovering a dog's face growing out of her head.” You can seek Weekend photo plus all Cutline Contest entries here.


PM Scanner Traffic — 9.29.14

Sept. 29, 2014 4:45 p.m. - Updated: 5:34 p.m.

  • 5:33 p.m. Grass fire, 10-by-20-foot spreading quickly @ w/b I-90/MP 5 (Spokane Street/Post Falls).
  • 5:26 p.m. A wheelbarrel is lying on freeway @ w/b I-90/MP 8 (Huetter rest stop area).
  • 5:16 p.m. PFPD officer wonders why Spokane County officer passed him @ Poleline/Idaho running code.
  • 5:05 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Sept. 28-29 here.
  • 4:41 p.m. Someone has been hurt in a fall on Bonnell Road/CdA.
  • 4:21 p.m. Undisclosed animal problem reported @ 3rd/Greensferry, Post Falls.
  • 4:04 p.m. CdA neighbor tells man working in Rathdrum that ex-girlfriend is taking items out of his apartment.
  • 3:41 p.m. PFPD Facebook: Following areas hit w/yellow or gold graffiti consisting of curse words & phrases Friday PM/Saturday AM: New Vision School at 201 W. Mullan Ave, Auto Credit at 120 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls Library at 821 N. Spokane St, and Boys and Girls Club at 200 W. Mullan Ave.
  • 3:31 p.m. 19YO female in Kootenai Co called father in Arkansas to say she's taken pills in suicide attempt.
  • 3:11 p.m. Smoke reported in area of Emporia/Edwards, north of Twin Lakes.
  • 3:04 p.m. Fire alarm sounding @ Kimball office, 1881 E. Seltice Way/Post Falls.
  • 2:43 p.m. Driver of 2010 red Toyota erratic, aggressive @ 21st Avenue/Compton, Post Falls.
  • 2;38 p.m. Local Conoco reports female driver appeared drunk after passenger bought six-pack of beer.
  • 2:35 p.m. 85YO male @ Highland Drive/Post Falls needs help getting up after fall.
  • 2:33 p.m. Male who may have skipped out on drug test stopped by CPD officer @ 4th/Harrison, CdA.
  • 2:32 p.m. 2 males, including one in local fast-food sweatshirt, in physical fight @ CdA S-1 lot, Kathleen Avenue.
  • 1:47 p.m. State Highway 200, near mile post 35 (b/n East Sunnyside Road and Bluebird-Hickey Road, 2 miles east of the Kootenai area) will be closed for an unknown amount of time due a suspicious device.
  • 1:44 p.m. 76YO male is suffering seizures @ Creekside Inn, 240 E. Kathleen/CdA.
  • AM Headlines

PM Headlines — 9.29.14

Sept. 29, 2014 4:39 p.m. - Updated: 5:01 p.m.

A new public access on the Kootenai River at the Montana-Idaho border opens the door for anglers to sample recent trout fishery improvements. Meanwhile, a new Kootenai Tribe hatchery being dedicated in October at the confluence of the Kootenai and Moyie rivers aims to revive the native burbot – a freshwater ling prized by winter fishermen. Rich Landers' SR report here. (SR photo)


What’s Going On At Old Hot Rod Cafe?

Sept. 29, 2014 4:39 p.m. - Updated: 4:46 p.m.

HDG Hissong/Hurtado Design Group has posted this intriguing message on its Facebook page: “Get ready, Post Falls, ID. HDG is going to bring the heat in your backyard…Though we are not yet announcing all of the details; we can assure you that 'Badass' is on it's way. The same love that went into Fire Artisan pizza, Crafted Taphouse, The Cellar, NUDO, Volstead act, the Boiler Room, Borracho, the Vault and 50 other places that we have poured our souls into, will be going into this massive renovation!! The original 'Hot Rod Cafe' is going to become exactly what we have needed in this town for the last 20 years. Our marketing and branding studio, “Propaganda Creative” is going to finish this massive remodel off with the perfect branding and attention to detail that you would expect in a Vegas restaurant. More here.

Question: Anyone know what's going on here?

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City Expands Trail Onto Atlas, Prairie

Sept. 29, 2014 4:23 p.m. - Updated: 4:32 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene Today photo of expanded Prairie Trail. (Photo: Keith Erickson)

From spokesman Keith Erickson/city of Coeur d'Alene: “Coeur d’Alene continues to make great strides toward expanding and improving its trail system with an energetic focus on connecting neighborhoods with schools, parks, business districts and downtown. Recently, through a cooperative effort involving Greenstone Homes and the city’s parks and street departments, a new section of trail was built in northwestern Coeur d’Alene near Skyway Elementary School that connects neighborhoods in that rapidly growing part of the city to a vast and ever-expanding citywide trail network. Further west, a new section of trail runs along Atlas Road south to Seltice Way and will soon extend east on Seltice Way and connect to both the Centennial Trail and Prairie Trail.” More here.

Question: Cool, hunh?

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Doellefelds Open Tilly’s Cafe

Sept. 29, 2014 4 p.m. - Updated: 4:14 p.m.

On her Facebook page, Kerri Thoreson snapped this photo of Joe & Cindy Doellefeld after dining at the new Tilly's cafe in Post Falls.

An old farmhouse setting has become the home of a cafe with an old Irish name. Tilly's on Seventh opened last week at 212 E. Seventh Ave. in Post Falls. With table seating for 30, Tilly's offers a general menu with daily specials, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, kids meals, beer and wine. Owners Joe and Cindy Doellefeld plan a “soft” opening for a couple of weeks with phone, Internet, credit card options, a website and Facebook available soon. They formerly owned Stateline Speedway in Post Falls for 24 years. Tilly's opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The location is a former optical office at Seventh and William Street behind Les Schwab Tires/Nils Rosdahl, Business Bits, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Have you ever wanted to run a restaurant?

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