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D.F. Oliveria

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Updated 1 week, 1 day ago

Huckleberries: Humps, lumps and disco dancing

Here's how our community got to where it is today.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: 'Coeur d'Alene was different back then'

Christa Manis Hazel was 19 going on 20 when a community firestorm engulfed her.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Penney's earned its place in Cd'A history

When J.C. Penney manager Ernie G. Meyer handed Mayor Marc Souther a symbolic key to his new store 60 years ago, it was a big deal.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Remembering 'a loyal friend and a fine sportswoman'

A fatal misstep on a diving board 81 years ago claimed one of Coeur d’Alene’s great female athletes.

Updated 1 month ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: A new music man and other visionaries

Many wondered whether a popular summer concert series in Coeur d’Alene and Hayden would survive without promoter Chris Guggemos.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Ramsey Road recollection, a motor sled and women in charge

Successful candidates often say they plan to “hit the ground running.”

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Cd'A, going up

Coeur d’Alene residents are accustomed now to towering cranes downtown, lifting high-rises into existence. But that wasn't the case 40 years ago.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: A kind man in a tough business

And so begins my 40th year in Coeur d’Alene. I’m not a native, neither am I a newcomer.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: A history of holiday giving and 'outstanding' decorations

Gary Allen didn’t hesitate to answer an obvious question: “Would you do it again?”

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Fox was no doc-in-the-box

If you’re lucky, you have health insurance and receive regular health care from a family doctor. If you’re luckier still, your family doctor knows your name wi…

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Local crime of the '70s

It has been 50 years since the Marcussens disappeared without a trace. Rita Marcussen, 20, a popular 5-foot 5-blonde with shoulder-length hair, was last seen h…

Updated 3 months ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Hello, hello

Coeur d’Alene had its Alexander Graham Bell moment 70 years ago when Publisher Burl Hagadone of the Coeur d’Alene Press dialed KNEW radio in Spokane.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: A clock like no other

The giant cast iron clock in front of Clark’s Diamond Jewelry is slower now. But you would be slower, too, if you had survived two world wars, 115 years of …

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Changed by flames

It’s easy to lose track of the fires that reshaped downtown Coeur d’Alene and the waterfront.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Cold case closure

Steve Schauer said all along that Duncan Peder McKenzie Jr. brutally murdered a 15-year-old Coeur d’Alene girl days before Halloween 1973.