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Coeur d’Alene to pay tribute to two Tubbs Hill conservation champions

A community tribute to the late Coeur d’Alene residents Scott Reed and Art Manley will take place at 5 p.m. Friday at the McEuen Park Pavilion.


Crews plant native shrubs at Fernan Lake to battle algae problems

Native shrubs will become the front line for keeping phosphorous out of Fernan Lake. The erosion control project aims to improve water quality in the lake east of Coeur d’Alene, …


For Earth Day, channel your inner animal

Celebrate Earth Day this weekend in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.


Hayden Lake’s floating wetlands aimed at reducing phosphorus pollution

Blue-green algae blooms can turn the bay near Tim and Betty Howell’s house from picturesque to yucky. When the water quality deteriorates, the blooms appear in the shallow bay at …


Environmental advocacy lawyer Scott Reed dies at age 87

Coeur d’Alene lawyer Scott Reed, whose long career was highlighted by cases to protect natural areas from development and maintain public access to places like Tubbs Hill and Sanders Beach, …


CdA residents upset at extent of dike road logging

The city of Coeur d’Alene has removed about two-thirds of the trees along Rosenberry Drive to the dismay of some residents, who thought more of the towering pines along North …


Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper seeks to protect namesake lake, educate residents

A new Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper program aims to get residents involved in helping protect one of North Idaho’s most valuable assets: water quality in the 50-square-mile lake. “We want …


Floating phosphorus sponges may help clear up Hayden Lake

A Hayden Lake homeowners association installed a floating wetland next to its community dock Thursday, with the goal of improving water quality in one of the lake’s murky bays. Water …


Curtailed Silver Valley cleanup is ‘interim’ EPA plan

Three decades from now, Silver Valley residents could still be living in a Superfund site, under the federal government’s scaled-back cleanup plans. After an outcry from Idaho’s elected officials and …


Alliance sues corps over CdA trees

The Kootenai Environmental Alliance filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ controversial decision to require the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds …


Designers turn junk into eco-fashion

The skirt of Shannon Erwin’s gladiator-style outfit rustles when she walks. The discs look metallic, but they’re actually cutout spheres from discarded beverage cups. Hundreds of the plastic cups went …


Floating wetlands clear inspiration

Rafts made out of plastic membranes, sprouting cattails and other nutrient-loving plants could help solve Hayden Lake’s water-quality problems by soaking up excess phosphorus. Karen Hayes can picture a flotilla …


Huckleberries: Alliance limbers up for tangle over tree felling

Friends and foes alike listen when the respected Kootenai Environmental Alliance speaks. Sorta like the E.F. Hutton of the enviro world. That’s why the Coeur d’Alene City Council should heed …


Mini-megaloads may enter CdA

After longer-than-expected delays on U.S. Highway 12 and opposition from area residents, huge oil equipment shipments traveling to Canada could be cut down in size and sent through Coeur d’Alene, …


Shared farming program harvests food, community

A little drizzle did not stop community members from enjoying fresh, hand-pressed cider and savory homemade chili at the Roots Community Supported Agriculture harvest party on Saturday afternoon in Dalton …


Roots farm project plans celebration

The Roots community-supported agriculture program is having an end-of-the-season harvest party and fundraiser at 2 p.m. Saturday at its farm at 6039 Davenport St. in Dalton Gardens. Admission is $10 …


Fashion show turns junk into funk

Forty-five artists, including middle school students, will display designer outfits and accessories made entirely from trash or recycled materials at the second annual Junk2Funk Eco-Fashion Show on Saturday in Coeur …


North Idaho backyard garden is a joint project

Cabbage plants unfurled purple-tinted leaves in the garden behind Gayla Moseley’s house while a young rooster practiced its crowing. Once an empty lot, the land now resembles a tiny farmstead. …


Community plot sprouts in Dalton Gardens

Cabbage plants unfurled purple-tinted leaves in the garden behind Gayla Moseley’s house while a young rooster practiced its crowing.


KEA plans bike event in Coeur d’Alene

To celebrate Bike to Work Week, the Kootenai Environmental Alliance will host a free bicycle event in Coeur d’Alene on Saturday called The Roots Pursuit.


CdA fashion show benefits environmental alliance

The outfit Rebecca Patano designed is a testament to two of her loves: roasting coffee beans and working with metal. The hoop skirt frame evolved from an upside-down tomato cage …


Activist led fights over timber, water

A clear-cut changed the course of Barry Rosenberg’s life. Rosenberg was living a “back to the land” dream on a 40-acre homestead near Priest Lake when the U.S. Forest Service …


Blackwell Island marina expansion proposed

With bigger boats mooring on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Hagadone Hospitality wants to retrofit a 1940s marina to provide a sheltered space for luxury yachts and other pleasure craft. A deeper …


Marina expansion worries alliance

Kootenai Environmental Alliance has concerns about Hagadone Hospitality’s proposed expansion of the Blackwell Island marina, which would include dredging the channel and adding 29 boat slips. Marina Yacht Club LLC, …