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Coeur d’Alene Lands Kroc Center

Mike Kennedy, Coeur d’Alene councilman and HBO regular, just called to say that the city of Coeur d’Alene has landed the $60M Kroc Center grant from the Salvation Army. That’s wonderful news for the Lake City, which has been in search of a community center since the old one shut down in 1984 or 1985. Monster Hat Tip to Mayor Sandi Bloem and everyone who made the center possible. Now, the city needs to come up with $5 million in matching money (some of which has already been raised) to make this a going concern. Suh-weet.

GreenL & TomT: The following sites were selected to begin development: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Honolulu, Hawaii; Long Beach, California; Phoenix - South Mountain, Arizona; Salem, Oregon; and San Francisco - Tenderloin, California. Link here.

Family Phil: The two cities not selected were Concord, Calif., and Aurora, Colorado.

SR story here.

Question: Do you plan to buy a membership when the new Coeur d’Alene community center opens?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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