Stories tagged: kootenai county
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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. …
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014, 1:07 P.M.
ISP officer placed on leave pending criminal investigation
Idaho State Police officer Daniel Howard has been suspended indefinitely without pay as Kootenai County investigators established probably cause to charge him with multiple felonies and misdemeanors.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014, 5 A.M.
Area real estate, construction industries fared better in 2013
The region’s real estate and construction industries continued rebounding in 2013, with home sales topping $1 billion for the first time since 2008 in Spokane. New construction, both for residential …
FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013, 8:01 A.M.
Kootenai County deputy prosecutor rehired
The Coeur d’Alene Press reports the county and Kenneth Stone reached a confidential monetary settlement, a wrongful termination lawsuit was dismissed and Stone was returned to his position with full …
THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013
Spokane plasma donor sues over false hepatitis, HIV diagnoses
A Spokane woman is suing a Pennsylvania-based plasma donation company with a clinic in Hayden, Idaho, claiming technicians there falsely diagnosed her with hepatitis and HIV, prompting a 10-day nightmare. …
SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger gets it right on role of law enforcement
In less remarkable times, it might be less remarkable to hear a sheriff – a GOP sheriff in an ultra-red county, no less – remark that his job is enforcing …
THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013
CdA’s Heritage Health dental clinic moving to allow for more patients
The calls start early in the morning. People with toothaches, broken fillings and other problems jam the phone line hoping to get in that day to see a dentist. The …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2013
Coeur d’Alene moderates victorious in election
Coeur d’Alene voters passed over a slate of hard-line conservatives and elected moderate or left-leaning candidates for mayor and City Council on Tuesday. Business owner Steve Widmyer will take over …
MONDAY, NOV. 4, 2013, 10:01 A.M.
CdA convenience store robbery latest in spate of holdups
Coeur d’Alene police are looking for two men they say robbed a Sherman Avenue convenience store early Monday. The robbery is the fourth in Kootenai County in the past 10 …
SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 2013, 1:16 P.M.
Kootenai County deputies seek armed robber
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking an armed man who robbed a store north of Hayden.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013, 8:30 P.M.
Teen injured in Coeur d’Alene boating accident
A 14-year-old girl was injured Wednesday afternoon when she was struck by a boat on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
New jail solution offered in Kootenai County
A Ketchum, Idaho, company wants to build a 621-bed jail in Kootenai County in the next two years and lease it to the county to give the sheriff’s office the …
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Man knocked out, robbed on Centennial Trail
A 59-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was knocked unconscious and robbed on the Centennial Trail on Friday night, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. David Dill was walking along the …
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013, 11:55 A.M.
Several agencies raid suspected car thieves
Deputies and state troopers raided a suspected auto theft operation this morning near Newport, finding numerous stolen vehicles and a marijuana growing operation.
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013, 8:58 A.M.
ATV riding partners separate, both crash
Two men riding ATVs together in Kootenai County early this morning were injured in separate crashes after losing each other, the Sheriff’s office said.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013
Kootenai County’s jobless rate 6 percent
Kootenai County’s unemployment rate fell to 6 percent last month. That is nearly as low as in summer 2008, when the Great Recession was beginning to grip the Northwest. The …
SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012
Local financial sector makes gains in stubborn economy
Most people might have missed the news that Spokane’s AmericanWest Bank is buying Oregon-based PremierWest Bank. But it’s big news for people keeping track of new jobs. That pending acquisition …
FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012
Kootenai County sheriff’s home burglarized by copper thieves
Someone copped the top cop’s copper in Kootenai County. Sheriff Rocky Watson is the victim of a property crime after discovering copper wire and copper plumbing were stolen earlier this …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012
GOP leaders wary of Idaho getting help on indigent care costs
Every Tuesday morning at 9, they file in, some crying, some defiant – all with big medical bills they can’t pay, pleading with Kootenai County commissioners for help. “It’s at …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012
Schools measures passing
A $32.7 million bond measure to renovate some of the oldest schools in the Coeur d’Alene School District was embraced by voters Tuesday night. The measure, which requires a two-thirds …
TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012
Idaho school measures up for vote
Voters in three Kootenai County school districts will cast ballots today on proposed tax measures for school renovations and maintenance projects. Polls are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012
Idaho unemployment rate falls to three-year low
Idaho’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in July, a three-year low. That’s down from 7.7 percent in June, the Idaho Department of Labor reported Friday. In Kootenai County, the …