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Eynon Stumps For Votes In Kellogg

John Eynon of Grangeville met with supporters and some curious voters Sunday The Piazza Palace in Kellogg to discuss his candidacy for Idaho's State Superintendent for Public Instruction. Eynon has a degree in music education and has taught school for 15 years.  As a retired Navy commander,  Eynon says he has learned management skills he believes will prove useful if elected. Eynon started the meeting with prayer and ended with a slogan he uses at every Lincoln Day event.  “Please, common sense, not Common Core.” Eynon appears to be a supporter of state Sen. Russ Fulcher's run for governor. He told the audience: “I am going to toot the horn of Mr. Russ Fulcher. Remember that name.” (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Question: Does Eynon interest you?

DTS: Souza Gang ♥s Kellogg Appeal

DTS (re: LCDC spurs East Seltice Way surge): No, I do not think it would have grown as fast. If you look at the area now with all of it's revitalization, you can see what a progressive town looks like. You want to see what a Gookin/Adams/Souza town will look like? Please take an afternoon and drive over to Kellogg Idaho. That will give you a hint. Is LCDC the giant evil Gookin and co. think it is. NO. Should it ALWAYS be under tight reins… YES. That being said, it is time to ignore the heel dragging, pouting KCRR's and go forward making Coeur d'Alene a growing, prospering jewel of the north west, and not just a sociopathic neo-conservative run Ecoslum that is the goal of the conspiracy mob surrounding the “so called” conservatives that now OWN the local Republican Party.

Question: What will Coeur d'Alene look like if Mary Souza and allies take over the City Council?

Silver’s Leader Focuses On Big Picture

Silver Mountain Resort just south of Kellogg began life 43 years ago as Jackass Ski Bowl, named for prospector Noah Kellogg’s ore-discovering donkey. It later morphed into Silverhorn and was acquired by the city of Kellogg. Idaho’s congressional delegation secured federal funding to help pay for a gondola, completed in 1990, and the resort was renamed Silver Mountain. Six years later, it was bought by Eagle Crest Partners, a subsidiary of Oregon-based Jeld-Wen Corp., which recently was acquired by a Canadian firm. Today the resort is managed by Jeff Colburn, who grew up in Cusick and Newport and earned a bachelor’s in business at Eastern Washington University/Mike Guilfoil, SR correspondent. More here.

Question: Which regional mountain do you ski? Why do you prefer it?

Crews slow Silver Peak fire

Hot spots flare up above homes near Kellogg on Wednesday.

A fire that burned 20 to 25 acres south of Kellogg on Wednesday is suspicious in origin.

The fire, reported about 2 p.m. just south of town, burned south toward Wardner, and at times came close to homes and the gondola at Silver Mountain Resort. Silver Mountain crews kept the gondola running as part of its emergency protocol to prevent any one spot on the gondolas from getting too hot. No structures were damaged and no one was injured, officials said.

Historic Inn Renting Rooms For $25

There's a new place to sleep in the Silver Valley, where you can lay down your head for as little as $25 a night. Closed for years, Kellogg's historic McKinley Inn is back open, resurrected as a hostel.”This is the first building that really caught my eye when I came to Kellogg,” said inn proprietor Pat Ryan. A regular visitor to the area, Ryan looked past the leaky roof, damaged drywall, and faded paint and saw a vision. He got to work last fall, building hostel-style bunk beds in shared rooms, sprucing up private rooms and turning the historic landmark into a thrifty place to spend the night”/Tania Dall, KXLY. More here.

Question: Which old building in your North Idaho community would you like to see saved and possibly transformed into an eatery or hotel?

Kellogg Reports Cross Burning

The Police Chief in Kellogg, Idaho tells KHQ that on MLK day fire crews responded to cross burning on Elder Ave. which is in the northeast part of Kellogg. The cross was wrapped in burlap and was about three and a half feet tall. The cross was placed on city property and police do not believe it was targeted at any one person/KHQ. More here.

Question: Why are local supremacists becoming more active in last week to 10 days? Martin Luther King Day observance have them fired up?

Kellogg Theater Gone w/The Wind

In the 1990s, the Rena Theatre in Kellogg resurrected this movie poster for the showing of the 1920s film “The Tornado.” The Rena Theatre closed its doors for the last time while I was on vacation. On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook page, OrangeTV writes: “This bites. These types of places should be preserved and maintained, but new owner Dave Smith plans to petition to have it removed from the Historic Places register so he can gut it and turn it into some awful thing or another …”

Question: What became of the movie theater that you attended as a child?

Bunker Hill Landscape Healing

In the early 1970s, Kellogg’s bleak backdrop reminded Ed Pommerening (pictured) of Vietnam. Bare hills rising from the historic mining town bore an eerie resemblance to the napalmed jungles the young forester saw during his stint as an Army ranger. Not a single tree, huckleberry bush or tuft of grass grew on the hillsides. Corrosive soil killed anything that sprouted. The ruined landscape was the legacy of decades of emissions from the Bunker Hill Lead Smelter and Zinc Plant. When Pommerening was hired as the company’s forester, an executive told him, “You’re going to make all these hillsides green.” Over the next 20 years, Pommerening replanted 7,000 acres of trees with the help of high school students, blanketing the hills with conifer seedlings/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.

Question: Do you recall how the hillsides around Kellogg looked three or four decades ago?

High Noon: Kellogg Recalls Cereal

This is the inside of a box of Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., this morning. Kellogg Co. said Friday that it is voluntarily recalling about 28 million boxes of popular cereals including Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks due to an off smell and flavor coming from the package liners. Wall Street Journal story here. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Question: What kind of cereal do you eat?

KREM: No Resolution Yet In Flag Flap

Veterans in Kellogg say they are still no closer to ending a fight over a Veterans’ memorial there, even after a city council meeting on Monday night. Those veterans are upset after the city stopped flying the American flag over the memorial and then moved both. Those vets were hoping to hear a decision one way or the other about moving the small memorial about 100 yards. Those veterans say 100 yards is a very big deal. One veteran says he was happy with the little plaque because of what it stands for and he says what it stands for is bigger than the vets.The plaque dedicated a piece of land as Memorial Park/ More here. (SR File Photo/Kathy Plonka: Vietnam Veteran Joe Wallace stands near the empty flagpole in Memorial Park in Kellogg on Friday)

Question: Are you surprised this has dragged on as long as it has — and that the council didn’t make a decision last night?

Kellogg Vets Move Ahead w/Recall

An empty flagpole standing in the middle of Kellogg’s Memorial Park symbolizes a months-long dispute between veterans and city leaders that has escalated into recall petitions being filed against the mayor and all six City Council members. The flagpole formerly displayed both the American flag and a Tree City USA flag, until the commanders of Silver Valley veterans groups informed the city in August that flying both on the same pole was improper. The flags flew above a veterans’ memorial dedicated to the city more than 50 years ago. The stone memorial embedded with a plaque honored veterans of the two World Wars and of the Korean War/Alison Boggs, SR. More here. (Photo by Kathy Plonka/SR: Vietnam veteran Joe Wallace stands near an empty flagpole in Memorial Park in Kellogg on Friday.)

Question: I can think of few controversies that a local government can bungle into that are goofier than elected officials battling a veterans’ group over placement of a U.S. flag. Can you think of anything?

Q6: Kellogg Flag Flap Starts Recall Try

The Veterans of the City of Kellogg, Idaho served a Petition of Recall for all 6 city council members and the mayor. The Petition was signed by 20 verified registered voters, notarized, and delivered to the city clerk Wednesday morning. Some of the people of Kellogg are angry about the City Councils decision to move a 50 year old Veterans Memorial, their refusal to fly the American Flag on the Flagpole in Memorial Park or the Football field, and their refusal to answer any questions presented to them about these actions/Bill McGinty, KHQ. More here.

Question: Would you support this recall effort against the Kellogg mayor and City Council? Or do you think the veterans are being unreasonable?

38 Years Since Sunshine Mine Disaster

As the nation grieves from the deaths of 29 miners in West Virginia and two killed this week in Kentucky, families in North Idaho are getting ready to mark the 38th anniversary of the Sunshine Mine Disaster. On May 2, 1972 fire erupted inside Kellogg’s Sunshine Mine, killing 91 men trapped underground. Fathers, husbands, brothers, cousins, sons — all died from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about them,” says Bill Delbridge, remembering his father, brother, and cousin who lost their lives in the mine fire. Every year on May 2nd, people gather at the Sunshine Miners Memorial Statue to pay tribute to those no longer with us/Tania Dall, KXLY. More here.

Question: Do you know someone who survived or died in the Sunshine Mine Disaster? And/or: Is there anyone in your family who is or was a miner?

Flag Removal Steams Kellogg Vets

A group of veterans is up in arms in Kellogg over how a memorial honoring those that have served in the military has been mistreated. The issue? Two flags flying high above the Veterans memorial plaque and one of them has gotten local vets steamed. …“I have a huge passion for the American flag,” veteran Casey Duncan said. “When I signed up for the Army I wrote a blank check saying that I would defend that flag.” Local veterans informed the City of Kellogg that flying the “Tree City, USA” flag with the American flag was in violation of U.S. Code, Title 36, Chapter 10. The city however says the two flags have flown together for at least 13 years/Tania Dall, KXLY. More here.

Question: Do the Kellogg veterans have a legitimate gripe? Or are they late in complaining in view of the fact that the two flags have flown together for 13 years?

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