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City Wants To Buy Person Field

The Coeur d'Alene City Council wants to keep Person Field green. Council members agreed unanimously Tuesday to direct city staffers to find a way to acquire the portion of Person Field now owned by the Coeur d'Alene School District. The Person Field issue was a last-minute addition to the regular council meeting agenda, placed there in response to the Coeur d'Alene school board's decision Monday to move forward with a plan to sell the school district's portion of the 7-acre field. Councilman Dan Gookin told The Press on Wednesday that he asked for Person Field to be added to the agenda for discussion and possible action after learning of the school district's decision to sell the property on the open market. "People in that neighborhood love having that park there. They've been nervous about what might happen with it," Gookin said/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Shawn Gust Press photo: Cameron Chun, left, collides with Brody Lundblad, both eight graders in the Coeur d'Alene Jr. Tackle football program Wednesday at Persons Field)

Question: Are you glad to see the council agree unanimously to save Person Field as a green space?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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