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  • Hagadone asking for annexation of Blackwell Island properties

    Duane Hagadone wants the city of Coeur d’Alene to annex his Blackwell Island properties, which would allow expansion of the Marina Yacht Club and Cedar’s Floating Restaurant.


  • Meehan: New greens at Coeur d’Alene Resort draw rave reviews

    I was and I wasn’t the most qualified person for this assignment.


  • Hagadone pulls plans for new Coeur d’Alene Resort tower

    Hagadone Hospitality said its has suspended plans to build a 12-story addition to the Coeur d’Alene Resort after members of a city commission criticized some elements of the tower’s design. …


  • Writer refutes ‘boring’ label given to Post Falls

    Online reporter Chanse Watson of the Idaho Panhandler didn’t appreciate a website that ranked his hometown of Post Falls as the second-most boring one in Idaho. How can Post Falls …


  • New CdA resort tower plan moves forward

    The Coeur d’Alene Resort will move ahead with the design for a second hotel tower following a Tuesday vote by the Coeur d’Alene City Council to vacate two downtown streets. …


  • Second Coeur d’Alene Resort tower proposed

    Duane Hagadone isn’t done building his hospitality empire on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s north shore. The wealthy businessman, now 82, is moving forward on a longtime plan to add a second …


  • Hagadone proposes second resort tower

    Duane Hagadone isn’t done yet building his hospitality empire on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s north shore. The wealthy businessman, now 82, is moving forward on a longtime plan to add a …


  • Beach holds special place in CdA history

    I first met Duane Hagadone 37 years ago at a dinner at the old Outlaw Inn for management of his Kalispell (Mont.) Daily Inter Lake. I was the paper’s news …


  • Coeur d’Alene Resort remodel complete

    The Coeur d’Alene Resort, which transformed North Idaho’s tourism industry 25 years ago, reopened its first floor to the public Wednesday after a two-month remodel. The 35,000-square-foot makeover includes new …


  • Huckleberries: Trio of authors share ink-stained newsroom past

    What do Jess Walter, Richard Miller and Dan Kolbet have in common? Hint: They are ex-Spokesman-Review staffers. And? They’ve all written books. Walter, of course, parlayed his reporting of the …


  • Bid for Hagadone estate falls short

    Coeur d’Alene businessman Duane Hagadone is still looking for a buyer for his former home after a 20-minute auction Thursday failed to produce a winning bid. J.P. King Auction Co. …


  • Huckleberries: Takeover plot could bring better menu

    Huckleberries had no idea that, ah, bosom buddies President Barack Obama and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter were scheming to turn Idaho over to the Chinese. Before you laugh, you should …


  • Racism, here? Denial convenient, misguided

    Remember the KKK snowman? In December, a Hayden Lake doofus built a 10-foot, pointy-hooded snowman holding a noose in his front yard. Hilarious. Idaho made the news again.


  • Huckleberries: Hagadone guests walk a shark tank gantlet

    Coeur d’Alene is interested in all things Hagadone. Even dated things. So I browsed the 20-page, color-photo, online spread in the Robb Report that named Duane Hagadone’s Palm Desert hilltop …


  • Realtor worthy of a little ink

    Earlier this month, we had a debate within the newspaper about whether Century 21 owner John Beutler was enough of a public figure to warrant a print story re: his …


  • No empathy for Bambi, fishermen

    In the “There Goes the Neighborhood” Dept., Terri Porcarelli and her West Lakeshore Drive neighbors were startled when kingpin Duane Hagadone test-drove his outdoor lights on his new Casco Bay …


  • Huckleberries: Hagadone’s vision almost 20-20

    A Berry Picker provided my online readers with a rare chance to see how well Duane Hagadone follows his dream. Recently, the public servant found a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article about …


  • Lake City holiday has that Hagadone pizazz

    Christmas miracles really do come true, and here’s some holly jolly proof: Santa hats off to Duane Hagadone!


  • Hagadone fighting education corridor

    Somewhere between Jobs Plus and the proposed education corridor, Duane Hagdone lost his vision for Coeur d’Alene, unless that vision was simply that locals should serve rich guys attracted here …


  • State approves Hagadone’s Lake CdA dock application

    Installing a dock for cruise boats in Casco Bay won’t affect the navigability of Lake Coeur d’Alene, the state of Idaho has ruled, giving approval to Coeur d’Alene businessman Duane …


  • State rejects Hagadone dock, floating helipad

    Coeur d’Alene businessman Duane Hagadone’s plans for a 200-foot commercial dock and floating helipad outside his waterfront home have been torpedoed by the Idaho Department of Lands. Agency Director George …


  • The rich get richer, and Hagadone gets a helipad

    Well, well. So Duane Hagadone wants a floating helicopter pad for Christmas. To be specific, the Coeur d’Alene hospitality/media tycoon wants the helipad PLUS a 200-foot dock just in case …


  • Hagadone keeps gossipers abuzz

    In Coeur d’Alene, we talk about the trials, tribulations and tantrums of native son Duane Hagadone almost as much as we discuss the weather. Coffee klatchers squeeze every ounce out …


  • Hagadone hosts fundraiser

    Stray cats and dogs of Kootenai County need more than the passion of dedicated volunteers – they need donors willing to pay top dollar for tickets to the most spectacular …


  • Councilwoman calls activists to order

    This & That: So, who were the two individuals in the City Council audience last week reprimanded by Councilwoman Dixie Reid for playing with their laptops and not paying attention …


  • Blackwell soil tests to be shared

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to provide the public with details on soil samples taken from the Blackwell Island Channel and will have a public meeting this spring. …


  • Blackwell tests to be done by March

    By March, consultants for local businessman Duane Hagadone will have completed soil tests to show whether dredging the Blackwell Island Channel would release heavy metals into the Spokane River and …


  • Extension given for marina dredging tests

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given local businessman Duane Hagadone a 60-day extension to provide additional soil tests to show whether dredging the Blackwell Island Channel would release …


  • Blackwell plans being tossed

    Businessman Duane Hagadone is scrapping his $100 million plan to build condos, shops and offices on Blackwell Island and will greatly scale back plans to upgrade the existing marina. And …


  • CdA won’t annex island

    With Mayor Sandi Bloem casting the deciding vote, the Coeur d’Alene City Council on Tuesday rejected an annexation that developer Duane Hagadone needed for his proposed Blackwell Island development. “Essentially, …

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