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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013, 8:32 A.M.

Eastwood Leaves Impressive Legacy

Some residents hate what's happened with McEuen Field. Others - actually, they're many of the same ones who hate what's happened with McEuen - oppose the urban renewal vehicle that's funding most of the McEuen makeover. Still others experience acid reflux every time they swallow the high salaries and outstanding benefits they're paying many Coeur d'Alene city employees, including just-retired Parks Director Doug Eastwood. But none of this should have any bearing on the legacy left by Eastwood. In his 35 years with the city, the last handful in the eye of the aforementioned storms, Eastwood never wavered from consummate professionalism. He took tremendous heat, and in the public eye, at least, he never broke down. If you didn't know better, you'd guess he never even broke a sweat/Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board. More here.

DFO: I couldn't agree more. Former Parks & Cemetery Director Doug Eastwood epitomized public service.

Question: Which Coeur d'Alene park is your favorite?




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