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Cd’A amends Ironman agreement 11 

A billboard at Riverstone used to berate the mayor for the Chamber of Commerce’s decision to eliminate an Ironman race in Coeur d’Alene has run afoul of council member Ron Edinger. And Edinger said so at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “That billboard is a bunch of crap,” the longtime council member said. Agree or disagree? CH

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Riverstone sign: Dump the mayor, not the Ironman.

Riverstone sign: Dump the mayor not Ironman 48 

On his Facebook page, Mayor Steve Widmyer posts: The decision regarding the Ironman full race was outside the control of the Mayor's office. The person who controls the advertising on this board in Riverstone has had immense differences of opinion with my leadership. The mayor then wonders if this sign reflects the sentiments of the community?

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MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016

Sunday Huckleberries: Bugged 

My Sunday Huckleberries column began with that incident you read about here last week -- the Coeur d'Alene businesswoman, with a fear of bugs, who found herself in a car wash with a stink bug looking at her from the windshield.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016

Wrongful death suit names mayor 10 

CdA Mayor Steve Widmyer and Coeur d'Alene Resort GM Bill Reagan are targets of a wrongful death lawsuit. Recently filed court documents state Widmyer and Reagan, co-owners of the Royal Arms Apartments, were negligent and proximately caused the November 2014 death of 73YO tenant Margie Saunders. Ryan Collingwood/Press reports.

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Today's Top Post: Troy Time? 17 

COEUR d'ALENE - The Coeur d'Alene City Council agreed Tuesday night to reopen discussion of replacing the city administrator position. During the May 20 council meeting, the mayor appointed Finance Director Troy Tymesen as the interim city administrator while the city set up an open...

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MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Mary: To the victors go the spoils 27 

In her latest newsletter Mary Souza writes: You might remember that on Dec. 6, 2013, the CdA Press ran an article announcing that Jack Riggs is buying the Coeur Building on Front street, right across from McEuen Park. It is right next to the parking...

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MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

Souza, Widmyer Debate Before Dems 

A few jabs were traded between Coeur d'Alene mayoral candidates Mary Souza and Steve Widmyer at the Kootenai County Democrats luncheon on Friday, but Joe Kunka was a no show. Tamara Poelstra, who moderated the event, said Kunka did not respond to repeated requests. Souza...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

Widmyer Owns Press Word 'Mayor' 34 

Coeur d’Alene businessman Steve Widmyer isn’t mayor. Not yet. But for now, in the Coeur d’Alene Press, he owns the word. “Coeur d’Alene, meet your next mayor,” begins a Press editorial previewing its mayoral coverage. Like every mention of the “mayor” since the first week...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

Kunka Makes It 3-Way Mayor Race 

Joe Kunka, as expected, filed his candidacy papers for the Coeur d'Alene mayor's race. Those signing his petition area: Kunka himself, Darron & Jill Cole and Harriet & Delmore Moug. Kunka, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor against incumbent Mayor Sandi Bloem four years ago, joins...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2013

Steve Explains His Walks 18 

Steve Widmyer emails: "Just a clarification on the walk. I am walking all the streets of Coeur d Alene but at this point I am not making door to door stops. If I see people on the road or in their lawns I wave and...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

On The Road w/Steve Widmyer 34 

On his Facebook page, Coeur d'Alene mayoral candidate Steve Widmyer writes: "Today we finished walking the final streets in Indian Meadows and Queen Anne Estates. A total of 5.2 miles. So between Indian Meadows, Northshire, Queen Anne, and Orchard Park there are over 12 miles...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2013

Running Hard For Mayor 14 

Steve and Marie Widmyer are shown in this Facebook photo at their booth at the Downtown Street Fair, which is attracting buckets of rain this afternoon. Steve, who is running hard for Coeur d'Alene mayor, plans to be at the street fair from 10 a.m....

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Widmyer For Mayor On FB, Twitter

Steve Widmyer's candidacy for mayor, in what is now a four-way race, has hit the social media. Widmyer, owner of the Fort Ground Grill, has started a Facebook page. Which announced today that Widmyer is also on Twitter. You can check out the Facebook page...

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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

My 2 Cents: Welcome To Fray, Steve 31 

I've been waiting to exhale since I learned that anti-City Hall activist Mary Souza was running for mayor. I knew someone would step forward to oppose her -- and I don't mean Jim Brannon or Joe Kunka. However, I was hoping it wasn't some self-diluted...

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Widmyer Running For CdA Mayor 

Longtime businessman Steve Widmyer, 52, threw his hat in the ring Wednesday, saying he is definitely going to run for mayor of Coeur d'Alene. Widmyer is mostly known as the owner of Fort Grounds Grill, but he also owns two women's boutiques with his wife...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

NIdaho Blogs: Blogfest '12 Saturday 

We're less than 24 hours away from Blogfest 2012 -- from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Ground Grill on River Avenue in the historic Fortground area. The SR is picking up the tab for food & pop, including Bent's BBQ pulled pork,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Blogfest Now Has Door Prizes, Too 10 

If Bent's BBQ pulled pork, the Fort Ground Grill's Mac & cheese, & Marie's famous cookies don't attract you to Blogfest 2012, how about door prizes? Joe Butler's busy stealing assortment of SR goodies to serve as door prizes for Blogfest attendees. Writes Joe: "We...

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MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012

Blogfest 2012 To Lift Off Saturday 22 

Final preparations are being made by owner Steve Widmyer at the Fort Ground Grill for Blogfest 2012 -- 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the historic Fortgrounds area near North Idaho College. Dunno if Steve has settled on pasta or heavy finger foods. But I...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.