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Cd’A amends Ironman agreement 11 

A billboard at Riverstone used to berate the mayor for the Chamber of Commerce’s decision to eliminate an Ironman race in Coeur d’Alene has run afoul of council member Ron Edinger. And Edinger said so at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “That billboard is a bunch of crap,” the longtime council member said. Agree or disagree? CH

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Riverstone sign: Dump the mayor, not the Ironman.

Riverstone sign: Dump the mayor not Ironman 48 

On his Facebook page, Mayor Steve Widmyer posts: The decision regarding the Ironman full race was outside the control of the Mayor's office. The person who controls the advertising on this board in Riverstone has had immense differences of opinion with my leadership. The mayor then wonders if this sign reflects the sentiments of the community?

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

Yet Another Triathlon Swimmer Dies

Seems yet another individual has died during the swim portion of a triathlon this summer -- this time a Boise doctor participating in the annual race at Emmett, Idaho. Matthew Sell, a doctor who treated newborn infants at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise,...

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Another Ironman Dies During Swim

An athlete died Saturday while competing in the Ironman U.S. Championship's swim portion, organizers said.The competitor apparently "experienced distress" during the 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River, which separates New York and New Jersey.The weekend triathlon is the first such championship in the New York...

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Poll: Still Support IronmanCdA

Wednesday Poll: The tragic death of triathlete Sean Murphy of Seattle in the 10th annual Ironman Coeur d'Alene hasn't dampened community enthusiasm for the event. 96 of 113 respondents (84.96%) say they're still strong supporters of the event. Only 14 of 113 respondents (12.39%) say...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

Ironman Brings Drama At Midnight

With the clock clicking down on Sunday night, two runners were still a few miles from the finish line of Ironman Coeur d'Alene. One was Jordan Khani, an 18-year-old high school graduate from Ladue, Mo., not far from St. Louis. The other was Cathy Stephens,...

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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

The Bard: 112 Miles On A Bike 

It takes a mighty ride to complete the Ironman, required are thighs of steel -- and of course an iron can. The Bard of Sherman Avenue (Christa Hazel photo special to Huckleberries Online: Hayden resident, Jerry Brensinger, 50, supported Boise State Broncos during Ironman as...

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CdA Signs w/Ironman 5 More Years 18 

Not to be overlooked from last night's City Council meeting ... the council unanimously agreed to another five-year contract with Ironman for the city to continue hosting Ironman Coeur d'Alene. This is from City Clerk Susan Weathers' rough draft of the minutes: "City Attorney Mike...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Poll: Ironman? Hoopfest? Bah!

Thursday Poll: For all the excitement in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Hucks Nation isn't excited about Coeur d'Alene Ironman or Hoopfest. 77 of 132 respondents (58.33%) voted they weren't interested in either big sporting event this weekend. 38 respondents (28.79%) said they were more interested...

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Poll: Idaho Solons Take Care Of Own

Wednesday Poll: 72 of 122 respondents (59.02%) view the $94,633 in bonuses given to legislative staffers during these hard economic times as an example that lawmakers "take care of their own." 25 respondents (20.49%) say bonuses meant some state workers are more important than others....

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MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011

Local Man Sheds Pounds, Eyes Ironman 

A dramatic lifestyle change has melted 78 pounds off Tom Aylward’s 6-foot-4-inch frame and introduced him to healthy eating habits for the first time in his 62 years. Fifteen months ago, the Spirit Lake man weighed 319 pounds and couldn’t walk upstairs without losing his...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

Christa: How About IronMom Contest?

Christa Manis: I think there should be a competition for moms. Like IronMOM that would include maternal feats of strength, multitasking, schedule juggling, and racing through stores. I think I could be competitive depending on the day and my diet.You can read Christa's 3rd report...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2009

City Boots Hot Dog Seller 25 

Item: Ironman didn't relish hot dog seller/Tom Hasslinger, CDA PressMore Info: Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene, the annual triathlon which brings thousands of people into Lake City every summer, was one of the complainers against the hot dog stand owner whose contract was terminated by the...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.