Kerri Thoreson, Main Street columnist for the Coeur d'Alene Press, wonders where all this lazy-days-of-summer talk comes from. August is anything but lazy with all the activities planned for the coming weeks, including Art on the Green. Kerri's right. I've been anything but lazy this summer. How about you?
In an editorial today, the Coeur d'Alene Press comments that the vibrant economy has taxing entities salivating. The editorial goes on to applaud Kootenai County commissioners for second guessing a budget request from the sheriff's office for six new Interceptor cars -- while 8 new cars have been sitting idle for months.
In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor, Don Bradway, editor of the Redoubt News, targets an op-ed article by Christa Hazel, who just quit the GOP Central Committee: "Christa seems to forget that the KCRCC represents all Republicans in Kootenai County, not just the moderates ('Reasonable Republicans') she likes to hang out with."
In a column for the Lewiston Morning Tribune, former opinion editor Jim Fisher takes issue about the notion put forward by gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist that he can reduce state spending by cutting government bloat. Fisher says: "Stop it!" All candidates should know better.
A large historic barn that had been repurposed as a private event venue just outside Coeur d’Alene was destroyed in a fire Tuesday afternoon. In recent years the farmstead has been called Settlers Creek, a venue for concerts, weddings, corporate dinners and culinary classes. Chad Sokol/SR reports ...
Tony Hazel, a deputy prosecutor appointed to a Spokane County judicial seat in May was easily in first place in a vote this week to win the spot on his own. Why are we interested in this race? Tony is the brother of Coeur d'Alene attorney Joel Hazel.
Huckleberries Wednesday kicks off with a look at pastoral rural life in the Spirit Lake/Blanchard Valley area decades ago that was disturbed by a persistent woodpecker. The tale doesn't end well -- for the woodpecker.
Mrs. O and Huckleberry have been enjoying their summer inspecting downtown Coeur d'Alene and the waterfront. Huckleberry has had enough training that she'll respond when you call her. And sit. And even roll over, if there's a treat being offered. But she's mischievous. She likes chewing up toilet paper, socks, gloves, etc.
Scanner Traffic for Tuesday PM (15 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 12 more items) includes 2 structure fires that are occurring now -- one along Sunnyside Road, east of Coeur d'Alene, and the other along Riverside Drive, west of Coeur d'Alene.
In today's Cutline Contest, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's body guards stand on duty as Pence addresses servicement participating in multinational military exercises outside Tbilisi, Georgia. Monday winner: gitrdun.
A black bear charged a man jogging along Priest Lake on Monday, inflicting minor injuries to his leg before running off, Idaho Fish and Game Department officials say. The incident follows a more serious attack on a woman hiking near the lake with her two unleashed dogs on July 4.
Downtown Coeur d'Alene can be unsafe at night if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Facebook Friend Christopher Tracy Baker of Coeur d'Alene is at the hospital now for following tests on his injuries. He tells what happens when a group of troublemakers tried to rob him on Lakeside Avenue, between 3rd-4th streets last night.
KREM 2 is reporting that fire along Riverside Drive is at the Settlers Creek wedding venue. One structure is destroyed and fire has jumped to two other buildings. It also has spread to nearby grass and brush, burning 20-30 acres.
Faculty and staff at the University of Idaho began mourning one of their own Monday when it was announced Samantha Ramsay, an assistant professor of nutrition at the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences, died Sunday after being struck by lightning while climbing the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps.
The Boundary County Sheriff's Office sympathizes with residents who are unhappy with commercial huckleberry pickers in the woods. But they on't have the authority to stop them. That's the job of the U.S. Forest Service, says Mike Meier, county public information officer. But the county can enforce other laws like littering, threats, etc.
Coeur d'Alene police are looking for this guy in connection with vandalism at North Idaho College. From the CPD Facebook page: "On July 29th, 2017 between 3:00 - 6:00 AM, this person was caught on video trying to kick the door of Lee Kildow Hall causing extensive damage."
One year into an $11.25 million-a-year literacy initiative, Idaho reading scores are trending upward, reports Kevin Richert, Idaho Education News. More kindergarten through third-grade students are reading at grade level — and fewer students are lagging behind.
In the Monday poll, a solid majority of Hucks Nation said it wouldn't knowingly eat a meal containing roadkill. 91 of 164 respondents (55.49%) took that position. Today's Poll: Would you allow your son to play high school football?
The Spokane Youth Sports Association set up shop more than 50 years ago with the tackle football as the very first sport offered. This year for the first time they will discontinue tackle football. Rob Harris/KREM 2 reports. (Q: Would you let your son play Junior Tackle or high school football?
Coeur d'Alene police say that an altercation between a group of white men and a young black man on a Coeur d'Alene beach wasn't racially motivated. The fight was caught on a pair of videos that were uploaded to Facebook and went viral, garnering more than 250,000 views as of last Friday.
Required 10-digit dialing for local calls starts Saturday in Idaho with the addition of a new area code. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission says the state’s current 208 area code will be joined by new area code 986. That means callers will have to dial the area code along with the seven-digit telephone number to make a local call.