Stories tagged: kootenai county
Tue., March 8, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
Idaho GOP voters choose Cruz over Trump
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Republican presidential primary in Idaho, adding a seventh state win to his tally in the 2016 White House race.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Three Kootenai County leaders seek re-election in May
Three of the four Kootenai County elected leaders whose terms are up next January are running for re-election in the May 17 primary.
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Trial begins for Idaho teen accused of killing father, brother
Eldon Gale Samuel III goes on trial for murder this week in Coeur d’Alene. He is accused of killing his father and younger brother in March 2014.
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Prosecutors seek death penalty in slaying of CdA officer
The Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office will seek the death penalty for Jonathan Renfro, the man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene Police sergeant last year, if he is convicted of …
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 6 a.m.
Inland Northwest residents share their New Year’s resolutions for region
The staff at The Spokesman-Review posed the following question to Inland Northwest residents from all walks of life: “What’s one thing you’d like to see happen in the region in …
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
N. Idaho counties to get federal disaster aid
Local governments in North Idaho will get federal aid to help with damage from last month’s windstorm.
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 1:38 p.m.
Prosecutors have until January to decide on death penalty in shooting of CdA police sergeant
A district court judge granted prosecutors an extra five weeks to decide if they’ll seek the death penalty for Jonathan Renfro, the man facing a first-degree murder charge in the …
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
Luke Malek navigates Republican politics, Kootenai County-style
A popular, well-respected second-term North Idaho lawmaker barely squeaked through the GOP primary against an unknown newcomer. But that’s how politics work these days in heavily GOP but still much-divided …
Sat., June 6, 2015
Citylink Transit system to get checkup
After 10 years of free bus service in Kootenai County, Citylink Transit will undergo a major assessment of routes, stops, ridership and travel times, as well as the possibility of …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Murder charge still pending in shooting of Coeur d’Alene officer
Sixteen days after he allegedly shot and fatally wounded a Coeur d’Alene police officer, Jonathan Daniel Renfro has not been charged with murder. A judge Wednesday was ready to take …
Wed., March 4, 2015
Ex-NIC employee could face more charges
Former North Idaho College financial aid director Joseph M. Bekken could face additional charges, including lying to a federal agent and misusing federal funds, as investigators dig deeper into his …
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Kootenai County comprehensive plan to get another look
A long-running tug-of-war over how Kootenai County controls growth and development is swinging back toward private property interests. The last attempt to update the county’s land use code sparked a …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
An apartment building boom in Kootenai County
Apartment buildings are popping up like early-spring bulbs across the Coeur d’Alene-Post Falls landscape as builders feed strong demand for rental housing, particularly affordable units for students, seniors and low-income …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 5, 2015, 9:16 a.m.
Kootenai County rehires fired airport manager
Greg Delavan has his old job back as manager of the Coeur d’Alene Airport.
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Delay sought in Coeur d’Alene juvenile’s murder trial
The lawyer for a Coeur d’Alene juvenile accused of murdering two family members asked a judge Wednesday for a delay in the trial, which is scheduled to start March 2. …
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014
Spirit Lake killing leads to prison
A violent clash at a remote spot on Spirit Lake almost three years ago left one young man dead and another headed to prison. Dylan P. Paschall, 22, was sentenced …
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Idaho man gets 20 years to life for kidnap, rape of girl
A Coeur d’Alene man will spend at least 20 years behind bars for beating, raping and tying up a 13-year-old female relative last year. Michael David Nixon, 32, spent most …
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Ex-trooper could face prison after plea deal
A former Idaho state trooper from Athol pleaded guilty Friday to charges including petty theft and malicious injury to property in exchange for other criminal charges against him being dropped. …
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014
Oscar winner Patty Duke applauds, encourages participants at Kootenai County Mental Health Drug Court
North Idaho resident Anna Pearce has inspired many in her long struggle with mental illness and substance abuse. On Thursday morning the Oscar-winning actor found inspiration in the company of …
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Republicans win Kootenai County races
Kootenai County voters mostly backed Republicans down the ballot Tuesday, continuing a long trend of support for conservative candidates. In early results, the race for House seat B in the …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Same-sex couples finally free to marry in Idaho
The start of same-sex marriage in uber-conservative Idaho was understated Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene. More than two hours after the Kootenai County Recorder’s office opened, no couples had come in …
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014
Home prices in Spokane increased in August
The number of Spokane homes sold in August dropped from the month before, but prices rose solidly, the Spokane Association of Realtors reported. There were 608 homes sold in Spokane …
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
Plenty of fun to lasso at North Idaho Fair & Rodeo
The North Idaho Fair & Rodeo opened Wednesday morning with a striking new entryway and plaza that pays tribute to a century and a half of Kootenai County history, from …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 9:01 a.m.
I-90 shooter indicted on 12 assault charges
The man who engaged police in a shootout on Interstate 90 near Post Falls was indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts of assault with intent to commit murder. …
Tue., July 1, 2014, 2:34 p.m.
Seventh DUI earns Post Falls man six years in prison
An Idaho judge sent a Post Falls man with seven drunk driving convictions to prison for six years.
Mon., June 23, 2014, 8:44 a.m.
Spokane Valley man arrested after hit-and-run crashes on I-90
Tyler K. Busby was arrested facing multiple charges after authorities say he caused multiple crashes on Interstate 90 west of Coeur d’Alene on Sunday afternoon.
Sat., June 7, 2014
Hydroplane races hinge on county code change
There’s a new hurdle for Coeur d’Alene’s hydroplane races scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Kootenai County is working on a new review process for hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d’Alene …
Fri., May 30, 2014
Three charged in death of Mark Broadwater
On April 23, 2013, Mark Broadwater stopped calling his mother. Cynthia Broadwater knew something bad had happened to her 32-year-old son, who was involved in drugs, hung out with “dangerous …
Wed., May 21, 2014, 2 a.m.
Kootenai County power shifts in primary
Three-term Kootenai County Commissioner Todd Tondee was trailing by a wide margin to challenger Marc Eberlein in early returns in Tuesday’s Republican primary election.
UPDATED: Tue., May 13, 2014, 5:02 p.m.
Sales tax rebound aids cities, counties
Local governments are looking to consumers to keep spending their way out of what’s been a mild economic recovery. From 2008 to 2010, consumers reined in retail purchases and the …