Stories tagged: kootenai county
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
Kootenai County sheriff candidates
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Sat., April 28, 2012, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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 …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2011, 11:48 a.m.
Arrests expected in residential burglary crime spree
Arrests are expected soon in the rash of nearly 100 residential burglaries that have occurred over the past couple of months in Kootenai County.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2011, 11:08 a.m.
Former 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.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2011, midnight
Unemployment in Idaho drops
Idaho’s jobless rate went down two-tenths of a point to 9 percent in September, the first time it’s been below the national rate since last November, the Idaho Department of …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2011, 9:25 a.m.
Hunting accident kills 7-year-old in Kootenai County
The Kootenai County sheriff’s office is investigating cicumstances surrounding the accident shooting death of a 7-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy at the end of a family hunting trip over the weekend.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2011, midnight
Satellite sites nixed for absentee voting
Kootenai County’s clerk has eliminated absentee voting at satellite locations in city halls, a move one Coeur d’Alene city councilman said limits choices despite the elections office receiving additional state …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2011, midnight
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. …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2011, midnight
Unworldly paranoia in Kootenai County
Can you imagine a world where the Kootenai County commissioners would make a stealth move to grab private property rights? A world where the handmaidens of the New World Order …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2011, midnight
Ex-Kootenai clerk pleads guilty
A former Kootenai County deputy clerk accused of embezzling $139,000 over 10 years pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of grand theft. Sandra Martinson, 62, retired in November from …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2011, midnight
Kootenai County voters to be verified
Kootenai County is making an effort to verify every voter registration in the county. County Clerk Cliff Hayes told the Coeur d’Alene Press that there are about 68,000 registered voters …
Sat., July 23, 2011, midnight
Kootenai County bringing back paratransit service
Joe and Lydia Sokol say it might be nice to visit downtown Coeur d’Alene from time to time to do a little shopping, then sit outside and have a snack. …
Tue., July 19, 2011, midnight
Kootenai County revising land-use codes
Kootenai County on Monday launched what is expected to be a two-year process to revise its land-use regulations. The county has hired a nationwide planning firm that aims to create …