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16YO Boy Dies From Crash Injuries

A 16-year Post Falls boy has died as a result of injuries he suffered in a three-vehicle crash at Northwest Boulevard and River Avenue in Coeur d'Alene Tuesday afternoon. The Idah State Police report that Quinn J. McKasty has succumbed to his injuries. He was the passenger in a 1996 Chevy Lumina, driven by Carolynn C. McKasty, 19, of Post Falls. While stopped at the intersection, McKasty's vehicle was rear-ended by a 2001 Chrysler, driven by Joseph M. Rupeka, 62, of East Freedom, Penn. The impact of that crash, according to the ISP, pushed the McKasty vehicle into the path of a 2013 Subaru Forester, driven by Carl George, 57, of Coeur d'Alene, which was turning onto Northwest Boulevard. The three drivers were taken to Kootenai Health with injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

OTV: And Yet Another Mex Food Place

Sometimes I find myself just sittin' around and wondering: “¿Que Pasa? Why don't we have more Mexican restaurants in this town!” OK, I lied. Didn't we just have three or so new Mexican eateries just swing open their doors?  According to my quick count, taco trucks and fast food included, there are approximately 43 places in the Cd'A-PF-Hayden area to choose from when your brain and tummy gang up on you and say “We need tacos right now“. Yes, brains and tummies can speak in bold print.  It does seem a bit like overkill at times, but here's what I say: the more, the más feliz.  Driving up Lincoln Way yesterday en route to a routine colonoscopy, I noticed the sudden un-expected appearance of El Paisa Mexican Restaurant in the strip mall space that Donut House used to occupy (1801 N Lincoln Way)/OrangeTV, Get Out! North Idaho. More here.

Question: Some of you may suspect that I posted this simply to include the line: “Driving up Lincoln Way yesterday en route to a routine colonoscopy … ” I take the 5th. But I'm curious re: how many different Mexican food places you frequent in town?

JohnA: Hassell Should Get Credit

JohnA: Two points about (former Mayor Steve Judy), DFO. It’s true he acquired the Cherry Hill property (with money borrowed from the Water Fund that had accrued under Mayor Hassell’s administration) but not before the City had verbally committed to property on Best Avenue (for a new fire station). Several tenants were forced to move from the commercial and residential properties before the deal fell through in favor of the Cherry Hill property. On NW Boulevard Judy did make a sweet deal with ITD, but it was only made possible because $1.5 million was left from the Street Bond issue approved during Mayor Hassell’s term.

Question: Yesterday, we talked about the worst decisions made by the Coeur d'Alene City Council in the last 30 years. How about discussing the best decisions by a mayor and council in the last three decades today?

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