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CSD Sells Dog Park Land To Church

Four controversial issues were settled and put to rest Monday evening during a four-meeting of the Coeur d'Alene school board. The board decided 4-0, with Christa Hazel abstaining, to opt out of the state's new Wi-Fi contract and move forward its own local contract to improve technology throughout the entire district like they told the taxpayers they would during the bond election earlier this year. Trustees also voted unanimously to sell the district's Northshire property to Lutheran Academy of the Master for $480,000 to help pay off a new district office. They split their vote 3-2 on the adoption of the new Common Core curriculum that will be used, and also split 3-2 on rescinding a resolution passed in June that would obligate the district to engage in a statewide effort to strengthen Idaho's Right to Work laws/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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New McEuen Dog Park Total: $67K

How much is that doggie park in the window? Around $67,000, actually. Undaunted by the sum, the Kootenai County Dog Park Association is optimistic it can have the funds secured in time to build a dog park at the base of Tubbs Hill at the east end of McEuen Field when the downtown park project is constructed next year. “It's a little more than we spent on the last two,” said Bob MacDonald, KCDPA chairman, calling the design “a little bit classier” than the other dog parks in town. “It's going to be unique because it's going to be the downtown dog park.” It will be more expensive than the other two parks because it will use better materials for the state-of-the-art design, he said/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (SR file photo of former Kootenai County Commissioner Bob Macdonald and his dog, Jake, at are dog park)

Question: Do you want a state-of-the-are dog park included in McEuen Field upgrade plans?

2nd Coeur d’Alene Dog Park In Offing

Opening activities for a second Coeur d'Alene dog park are scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday on Cherry Hill.  Approved by the Coeur d'Alene City Council, the Cherry Hill location comprises 2/3 of an acre just north of the tennis courts. It is fully fenced with an entry bull pen, small dog section, benches, a pet drinking fountain, pet waste cans, and includes shrubs and trees.  Volunteers helping with planting the new dog park included Girl Scout Troop 3003, Cub Scout Pack #210 and the LCHS Environmental Club. The dog park, Central Bark, on the edge of the North Shire subdivision, along Atlas Road, is now heavily used. More here.

Question: Have you and your dog used Central Bark or any of the region's other dog parks yet?

CdA Council To Discuss 2nd Dog Park

The Coeur d'Alene City Council will discuss a possible second dog park in Coeur d'Alene when it meets at 6 o'clock tonight. Discussions have been under way to install a second off leash dog park at Cherry Hill Park off 15th Street. The proposed site is approximately 3/4 of an acre just north of the tennis courts. The proposed dog park will be fully fenced with an entry bull pen, small dog section, benches, a pet drinking fountain, pet waste cans, and trees and shrubs among other things. Parking, rest rooms and a play ground are already in place at Cherry Hill. More from Kootenai County Dog Park Association here. H/T: Benjamin Jet Drake, via Facebook.

Question: Have you and your pet used the dog park on the edge of the North Shire subdivision, off Atlas, yet?

Coeur d’Alene To Open Central Bark

Central Bark, Coeur d’Alene’s first off-leash dog park, will open at noon Monday, with a barbecue and other fun events for owners and their dogs. The Coeur d’Alene Parks & Recreation Commission selected the name Central Bark from a list solicited by supporters of the dog park. The project was completed in cooperation with the Kootenai County Dog Park Association and School District 271.

Question: What do you think of the name Central Bark for Coeur d’Alene’s new dog park?

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