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  • Tribe may buy land surrounding mission

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is in negotiations with a private landowner about buying 100 acres surrounding Old Mission State Park at Cataldo, Idaho. The acreage includes an old cemetery with …


  • Military has brief tour at Circling Raven

    WORLEY, Idaho – Since he returned from Iraq last September, Ryan Robinson’s been too busy catching up on being a husband, father and commercial banker to work on his golf …


  • Regional tribes included in federal settlement

    The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a …


  • Getting There: Citylink budget cuts force route changes

    Citylink, the free bus system in Kootenai and Benewah counties, is facing major cuts in service next month to the urban lines in Kootenai County. A reduced budget is forcing …


  • New CdA Tribe radio station starts broadcasting

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s new radio station, KWIS 88.3 FM, has begun broadcasting.


  • Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s gifts from gaming add up

    When the Coeur d’Alene Tribe first signed a gaming compact with the state of Idaho in 1992, tribal leaders insisted on donating 5 percent of net casino gaming proceeds to …


  • Cd’A Tribe donates $35,000 to food bank

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will donate $35,000 to the Post Falls Food Bank Weekend Nutrition Backpack Program, which aids Post Falls students who don’t have reliable access to good food …


  • ‘The freedom of the air’

    A golden eagle found grounded as a baby flew free for the first time Thursday morning after more than a year of rehabilitation with a Coeur d’Alene raptor biologist. Jane …


  • Sacred artifacts

    A Smithsonian Institution conservator gently unwrapped a 110-year-old doll Thursday, preparing it for installation in a new exhibit at Old Mission State Park in Cataldo, Idaho. “It’s something coming back …


  • Sides to work on tribal hunting

    Native and non-native residents of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation are going to have to work out a local solution to their latest conflict over the right of tribal members …


  • Tribe, county battle over hunting rights

    The Benewah County prosecutor was incorrect to say the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in North Idaho does not have the right to hunt or fish on reservation land owned by non-tribal …


  • Woman returns ancient mortar, pestle to Coeur d’Alene Tribe

    In dozens of camps along Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene Indians used stone tools to pound and grind meat, berries and roots. The handmade tools would …


  • Eye on Boise: Libraries in Idaho adding pep to the Net

    BOISE – Although Idaho achieved the dubious distinction last week of being declared the state with the slowest Internet by the New York Times – some Idahoans apparently are having …


  • Hecla Superfund settlement approved

    A federal judge has approved a $263.4 million settlement with Hecla Mining Co. that resolves one of the nation’s largest Superfund lawsuits. The money paid by Hecla will be used …


  • Federal officials giving tribal police more authority

    BOISE – Law enforcement is being hampered in Indian Country by what federal authorities describe as jurisdictional gaps. So they’re working with three Idaho tribes, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, …


  • Fired CEO regains top casino job

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council has filled the top position at its casino in Worley, Idaho, with a tribal member who was fired from the same job and sued by …


  • Rockwood Liberty Lake project nears completion

    Rockwood Clinic continues its 2011 expansion. After recently opening an Airway Heights clinic, the Spokane-based care provider has begun building a new clinic in Liberty Lake. The 12,000-square-foot clinic is …


  • Tribal casino promises payout

    If the Spokane Tribe’s proposed West Plains casino opens and turns a profit, the first big payouts will go to Spokane County and the city of Airway Heights. Both governments …


  • Hecla Mining Co. settles Superfund cleanup lawsuit

    The owner of Idaho’s oldest operating silver mine agreed to pay $263.4 million plus interest to clean up historic mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene Basin, resolving one of the …


  • Benewah coalition promotes tolerance

    A fledgling human rights organization in Benewah County has formed with a goal of promoting better relations between members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and nontribal residents. “If you live …


  • Public murky about Lake CdA quality

    When it comes to water quality in Lake Coeur d’Alene, local residents are pretty savvy. They think the lake is cleaner now than it was 40 years ago. That’s generally …


  • Face Time: Fast Horse is bridging digital divide

    Valerie Fast Horse, 46, is the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s director of information technology. She’s a “technological visionary,” says Chief Allan, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s chairman, “helping bridge the digital divide …


  • Colville Tribes joins Coeur d’Alenes in protesting Fox commentator

    The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on Friday issued a letter of protest to Fox News due to statements commentator John Stossel made about Native Americans, following a similar …


  • Shawn Vestal: Fox talking head short on facts about tribes

    Chief Allan has heard it all his life. Why do you Indians get so much help? Free this, free that, a check every month. Why do you have it so …


  • Tax proposal on cigarettes from reservations surprise to tribes

    BOISE – Relationships between Idaho’s five recognized Indian tribes and the state are once again a focus at the 2011 Legislature, with Republican lawmakers starting a push to tax cigarettes …


  • Tribal policing measure fails

    BOISE – After a stormy two-hour debate in which opponents raised fears including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe taking away people’s guns as they pass through the North Idaho reservation, the …


  • Mining company agrees to $6.8 million settlement in Bunker Hill cleanup

    Atlantic Richfield Co. has agreed to pay $6.8 million to the federal government, state of Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for its decades-old role in polluting the Coeur d’Alene …


  • Vestal: School fire destroyed big part of tribal member’s past

    In the late 1970s, after a stint at secretarial school and a time in Spokane, Mariane Nomee moved home. For Nomee, that meant DeSmet, Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Reservation. And …


  • Idaho panel endorses tribal policing proposal

    BOISE – After a six-hour hearing that stretched long into the evening, an Idaho House committee on Wednesday endorsed the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s legislation to let its police officers enforce …


  • Remains found in burned school

    Authorities have discovered human remains in the rubble of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s historic former boarding school building, which was destroyed by fire Thursday. Tribal police found the remains while …

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