The Coeur d'Alene City Council accepted the lowest McEuen Field project bid Thursday, selecting Contractors Northwest Inc.'s $14.8 million submittal. It means the project is ready to get under way after years of planning and public discourse, passing 4 to 3 - the tally nearly every vote related to the project has been the last 15 months. “It's almost surreal,” said Doug Eastwood, parks director, after the vote. “All the meetings and discussions that we've had and we're now finally to the point where the contract has been awarded. We're excited. We have a local contractor who I think is equally excited. Let's go.” Coeur d'Alene-based CNI submitted the lowest base bid Tuesday of the six contractors who applied for the downtown construction job/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Jerome A. Pollos Press photo: Dean Haagenson, left, Contractors Northwest Inc. CEO, and Parks Director Doug Eastwood await the bid announcement)
Question: Are you glad to see a local company win the bid for McEuen Field work?