Wind knocked down the screen of the drive-in theater in Grangeville, Idaho, but the owner said he will rebuild at a time when drive-in theaters are a rarity and nostalgia fuels business. During its heyday, Spokane was home to seven drive-in theaters. The last one closed more than 25 years ago.
“I firmly believe in community over competition,” said one local business owner who has offered to help displaced tenants of the burned building at Fourth Street and Lakeside Avenue.
Six downtown Coeur d’Alene businesses are without a home and with uncertain futures after fire ripped through their building at Fourth Street and Lakeside Avenue early Monday.
High in the Bitterroot Mountains, 100 miles from Spokane, a long-forgotten Old West legacy “boot hill” is sparking new interest. The Taft Cemetery – the only remnant of one of the West’s last lawless railroad boomtowns – was rediscovered in recent months, thanks to the keen memory of a retired 78-year-old Idaho miner and modern metal-detecting technology.
The Idaho House of Representatives voted unanimously on Thursday to expel North Idaho Rep. John Green, a day after he was convicted on felony charges in Texas and refused to resign his Idaho House seat.
Idaho state Rep. John O. Green said Wednesday that he has no immediate plans to step down after a Texas jury convicted him of the felony charge of conspiracy to defraud the federal government.
An in-depth needs assessment of the Lewis-Clark Valley shows a need for access to affordable health care, housing and food.
A Coeur d’Alene jewelry store was baffled yesterday when an Illinois-based company tasked with verifying Saturday snow accumulation for a marketing promotion disputed what many on the ground believe to be true: It snowed at least 3 inches.
The federal criminal trial of Idaho state Rep. John O. Green, R-Post Falls, appears to be nearing an end in Texas, as the defense has begun presenting witnesses in the case in which Green is charged with helping a wealthy Texas couple hide assets to avoid paying income taxes.
A man who was fatally shot when picking up his son from his estranged wife in suburban Phoenix was confronted by his baseball bat-wielding stepdaughter, shortly before her uncle killed him during a dispute.
A power struggle between the Idaho House and Senate has had ramifications for a relatively unknown state employee who’s long toiled in an agency most people didn’t know existed.
“The Coeur d’Alenes face this menace of snowslides nearly every winter,” read one Spokesman-Review story in 1937. “There have been many slides through the years, most of them claiming some lives. There is little that can be done about it.”
Confusion is growing around a series of mysterious deaths and the disappearances of a 7-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl that tie back to a couple who have since vanished themselves
Clark’s Diamond Jewelers owner Jane Clark put up a percentage of the store’s holiday sales in a wager with an insurance company that Jan. 11 would have at least 3 inches of snow. Hitting that mark meant the insurance company would refund more than $500,000 in holiday purchases.
When state Treasurer Julie Ellsworth went before lawmakers for her budget hearing last week, Sen. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, said: “I don’t see in here anything about the litigation costs. Without getting into the pros and cons of litigation between entities, can you give us an estimate of the cost of litigation … on the occupancy question?” Ellsworth is being sued by House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill over her refusal to move her offices out of the first floor of the state Capitol, where they’ve been located for more than 100 years – but a 2007 law gave the Legislature, not the executive branch, control over the first floor of the Capitol. Legislative leaders want to remodel the treasurer’s space to provide private offices for House members, many of whom now just have open cubicles.
While there remains some sentimentality in holding on to “Indians” as the Nezperce schools’ official mascot, a number of people think it’s time to relinquish the nickname and be “good neighbors” to the Idaho tribes that oppose it.
Ada County prosecutors have added 11 additional child pornography charges against a Boise man with deep ties to state politics and the University of Idaho. In early October, Martin “Marty” Peterson, 76, was charged with three felony counts of accessing/viewing sexually explicit images of minors. Prosecutors amended that number in mid-December from three to 14.
The University of Idaho’s Information Technology Services and units under the university’s provost, which includes academic programming, are expected to make the largest budget reductions as the UI tries to mitigate a shortfall expected to balloon to $22 million by 2022.
A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its central Idaho facility will be allowed to continue, a federal judge decided.
Idaho state health officials say at least two children have died of influenza-related causes recently and a third child’s death is under investigation because it appears to be flu-related.