Stories tagged: kootenai county
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Wed., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Mon., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012, 2:08 p.m.
Former county clerk who embezzled must repay more
A former Kootenai County deputy clerk who embezzled $139,000 over 10 years has been ordered, along with her husband, to repay the county another $69,500.
Tue., July 24, 2012
Blog commenter reveals identity
A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity. Linda Cook said her suggestion to ask Kootenai …
Mon., July 23, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
Commenter targeted in lawsuit identifies herself
A woman who claims to have posted a comment on a Spokesman-Review blog that triggered a defamation lawsuit has revealed her identity.
Fri., May 4, 2012
Two vie in race for Kootenai prosecutor
When elected in 2008, Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh took over an office with a public black eye suffered after two sexually charged email scandals, internal strife, allegations of sexual …
Thu., May 3, 2012, 8:01 a.m.
Kootenai County may sell popular waterfall
COEUR D’ALENE — Kootenai County commissioners are considering selling a parcel of land that includes the Chilco waterfall, and that has some ice climbers and environmentalists upset.
Thu., May 3, 2012
Six vie for the job of sheriff
There’s a new sheriff coming to town. Voters in Kootenai County are electing the first new top law enforcer in 13 years because Sheriff Rocky Watson is retiring. Three Republicans …
Thu., May 3, 2012
Kootenai County sheriff candidates
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Sat., April 28, 2012
Five rivers at flood stage in region
Emergency management officials in North Idaho on Friday said the rush of water from mountain rain and snowmelt was stopping short of serious flooding. Levees and sandbags were holding at …
Tue., March 20, 2012, 11:22 a.m.
County commissioner candidate eliminated from ballot
One of the seven candidates in a Kootenai County commissioner race has been eliminated from the ballot due to residency requirements, county Clerk Cliff Hayes said in a news release.
Wed., March 7, 2012, 12:08 a.m.
Kootenai County picks Santorum
It was before 10 p.m. when it became clear that Kootenai County’s votes didn’t matter in Tuesday’s Idaho Republican caucus.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2012
Retail sector helps real estate market
Like February skies, the forecast for Spokane and North Idaho’s real estate market is cloudy for the rest of 2012 except for a few bright spots, according to speakers at …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 30, 2011, 1:10 p.m.
NW today: Boy’s shooting death under review
Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh says he is reviewing the death of a 7-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy who was shot and killed during a hunting trip.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2011
County votes to join redistricting lawsuit
Kootenai County commissioners plan to sue over Idaho’s new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011, 2:43 p.m.
Whooping cough confirmed in Kootenai County children
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been confirmed in nine Kootenai County children, ranging in age from 3 months to 15 years old, a news release from Panhandle Health …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011
Former Kootenai County deputy clerk sentenced for embezzlement
A former Kootenai County deputy clerk who embezzled $139,000 over 10 years will begin serving a 90-day jail sentence on Thursday, the day before her 63rd birthday. Kootenai County 1st …