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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

‘The Janitor’ is a labor of fright for local aspiring filmmakers

Aspiring producers Shane Tyler, who lives in Athol, and Austin Meyers, who resides in Spokane Valley, released their short film, “The Janitor,” in August on YouTube, a movie the two …


Review: Silverwood makes a wicked transformation for Scarywood

“Ten years of fear” is Silverwood Theme Park’s slogan for Scarywood Haunted Nights in 2019, commemorating its inception in 2009. For a month of each year, the Inland Northwest’s amusement …


Where the boos flow freely: Scarywood celebrates 10 years of making people scream

In 2009, Silverwood took a 180-degree turn with Scarywood Haunted Nights. If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things,” you can think of Scarywood as the Upside Down of Silverwood – …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Man, 34, dies after train collides with pickup truck in Athol

The crash was reported about 12:30 a.m. The man was alone in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. No one aboard the train was injured.


A new beginning: David Adlard’s Candle in the Woods is back in business in Athol

The light went out for chef David Adlard’s Candle in the Woods in Athol about two years ago. Adlard was operating out of his home, initially as a bed and …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

Post Falls man airlifted to hospital Sunday after being struck on Highway 95 north of Athol

Idaho State Police say 19-year-old Nicholas Eloe left his Ford pickup trying to retrieve a lost item on U.S. Highway 95 north of Athol just after noon on Sunday. He …


Post Falls man accused of shooting at police during high-speed chase

Christian A. Reynolds appeared in court Monday on numerous charges, including aggravated assault, drug trafficking and driving under the influence.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Indictment says two former employees embezzled at least $800,000 from Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood’s former accounting manager, Melissa K. Foeller, and former Chief Financial Officer Christopher A. Wyatt each face five counts of grand theft.


Idaho Forest Group in talks to buy Athol mill

Idaho Forest Group is in negotiations to buy a 115-acre mill owned by Merritt Brothers Lumber Co.


Three arrested in connection with assault; suspects linked to drive-by shooting last year

Three people have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery and kidnapping in Post Falls earlier this month.



UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Worker at Athol lumber mill dies in industrial accident

A worker at a lumber mill in Athol died early this morning in an industrial accident.


Athol man dead in Highway 95 crash near Chilco Road

An Athol man died in a collision with a semi truck Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 95 near the Chilco Road exit.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Fire burns lumber mill near Athol

Fire erupted at a sawmill along U.S. 95 Wednesday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and suspending operations as firefighters arrived.


The Dirt: Clothing retailer H&M plans NorthTown outlet

Clothing store H&M has plans for a second Spokane location in the NorthTown Mall, based on a newly filed request for a building permit.


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017

Idaho man dead in crash near Athol

A man from Cocolalla died Friday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 95 near Athol, according to the Idaho State Police.


Huckleberries: Hayden Christmas cease-fire holds this yuletide

Someone must have declared a cease-fire in the battle for Christmas in that Hayden neighborhood that has pitted an attorney and his homeowners association against each other in the past. …


Athol man involved in I-90 accident that leaves one hospitalized

One person was hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 early Thursday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported.


Skeet-shooting school helps foster new wave of gun-sport enthusiasts

For two days this week, the Spokane Gun Club became much more than that place in Greenacres with all the intrigue of firearms without full understanding.


Manslaughter charges expected in fatal Athol collision

A Hayden man will face three counts of vehicular manslaughter for causing a head-on collision Saturday that killed a Spokane man and his two young daughters. Investigators believe Ryan J. …


Driver in crash near Athol faces manslaughter charge

A 34-year-old Coeur d’Alene man faces a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter for the June 7 crash that killed his passenger on a service road north of Athol. Investigators have …


Ex-clerk in Athol sentenced to prison for stealing $418,000 from city

Athol’s former city clerk will serve four years in prison for embezzling nearly $418,000 from the small North Idaho city’s budget over five years. Sally R. Hansen, who served as …


Developer loses eminent domain fight in Idaho

BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court last week ruled against a developer in a long-running eminent domain dispute in North Idaho, even ordering the company to pay some of the …


Huckleberries: WSU sorority members make amends

You probably heard about that splash the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority of Washington State University made May 3 at Coeur d’Alene City Park. Literally. Several of the young women were …


Downed power pole closes Highway 95 north of Athol for several hours

A dump truck hit a power pole on Highway 95 just north of Athol around 2:30 p.m. today and the highway will be closed for repairs for several hours, according …


Animals up for adoption following cruelty case

Nearly 100 rabbits and guinea pigs will be up for adoption June 14 after four people pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges last week. In January 139 animals were seized …


Service members get break at Silverwood

Military veterans and personnel along with police officers, firefighters and EMTs can get in free this three-day weekend at Silverwood Theme Park. Their children and spouses get in for half …


Getting There: Highway 95 upgrade slated for major work

A long-term effort to widen and improve U.S. Highway 95 north of Coeur d’Alene will take a major step forward this year. Two important segments will undergo construction in the …


ISP investigating motorcycle fatality

An Athol man died Saturday night after crashing his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 95 in southern Bonner County.


Music, cars, food and games put Athol Daze among finest of fairs

Sunshine bathed the parade route as the city of Athol celebrated its 101st birthday. As always, a large gathering of spectators lined the parade route where a myriad of entries …