The Huckleberry Press is a free, regional newspaper dedicated to celebrating and connecting people with their communities, featuring people making a big difference, as individuals, as new or expanding business owners, and as originators or impactful, community events. Readers will also be treated to articles on health & fitness, outdoor activities, restaurant reviews, small business advice, humor, and more!

The Huckleberry Press began in 2001, in the shadow of the Huckleberry Mountains in Stevens County. We now cover 12 counties and over 70 cities and towns in northeastern Washington and north Idaho. We love to tell the positive, good news stories of our region’s people, businesses and community projects. Contact us today to share yours. 


Gabriel Cruden, Owner/Publisher

Gabriel Cruden owns and publishes the Huckleberry Press and the North Columbia Monthly. He also has Connections Consulting and, in partnership with the Innovia Foundation and the Nonprofit Association of Washington, provides nonprofit training, technical assistance, and capacity building for the region’s nonprofits and community organizations. He is passionate about making interdisciplinary connections and finding common ground upon which to build community and engage in productive and creative expression. He lives, with his family, on a small farm near Kettle Falls, along the Columbia River.