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Idaho’s Bees to Bears project hopes this simple idea can combat climate change

As heavy machinery shunted earth, dug pits and generally disturbed a sunny September day, Michael Lucid explained how all this commotion may combat the worst effects of climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Back-scratching grizzly spotted north of Upper Priest Lake

You know the feeling. When your back itches, you’ve gotta scratch it.


Change or perish: Hill’s Resort at Priest Lake transitions to next generation

“Our family goal, stated at all our meetings, has been to see Hill’s Resort stay in the family.”


Blue Cross announces opening of new office in Coeur d’Alene

Blue Cross of Idaho announced Monday the opening of a new office in Coeur d’Alene that will employ about 40 people when fully staffed.


Reader photo: Mountains in sight

Bruce Cunningham took this photo of Gunsight Mountain in the foreground, with Hunt Mountain to the right and Hunt Lake below, in North Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains earlier this month.


Storm-detection radar shutting down for upgrade

Spokane’s National Weather Service office will rely on satellite and lightning detection to forecast rain and thunderstorms while its radar is out of service from June 24 to July 5.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Thunderstorms drench Spokane and flood roads and businesses

A flood watch was in effect across Eastern Washington and North Idaho as heavy rain and thunderstorms began Thursday afternoon.


Liberty Lake police honor fallen officers with special tribute patrol car

The Liberty Lake Police Department is honoring fallen police officers, including those who died by suicide, in Washington and North Idaho with a special patrol car. Through sponsor donations, an …


Racist propaganda targets diversity event at North Idaho College

Postcards and flyers espousing racist conspiracy theories were distributed at North Idaho College and at least one nearby neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene, with some materials targeting the college’s fourth annual …


Judge reverses jury’s decision regarding massive Christmas display in Hayden

A court decision that should have netted North Idaho couple Jeremy and Kristy Morris $75,000 after a jury found a Hayden homeowner’s association engaged in religious discrimination is looking a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

All lanes of I-90 near Lookout Pass reopened after semi truck crash blocked westbound traffic for several hours

All lanes of Interstate 90 are reopened after a semi truck crash blocked westbound traffic for about three hours.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

North Idaho man recovering in hospital after reportedly being shot in the face during domestic dispute

A north Idaho man is recovering in the hospital after Shoshone County Sheriff’s deputies say he was shot in the face during a domestic violence incident.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Hayden elementary school teacher accused of molesting children in late 1990s and early 2000s

A Hayden Meadows Elementary School teacher accused of molesting three children in the early 2000s appeared in court Monday afternoon on two felony charges of lewd conduct and one of …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

North Idaho 13-year-old arrested after allegedly leading deputies on 100 mph chase near Athol

A 13-year-old was arrested early Monday morning under suspicion of leading Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase near Athol.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:46 a.m.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Plans for highway move to Lookout Pass; new road to connect Harrison with Coeur d’Alene

The “North Pacific Highway” route over the Bitterroot Range was about to be moved several miles south, so that it would cross the divide at Lookout Pass. This was the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Michael ‘Topher’ Clark, ex-pot smuggler who inspired movie ‘Kid Cannabis,’ killed in Hayden shooting

Michael “Topher” Clark – who gained notoriety in the early 2000s for his role in a Canadian marijuana smuggling ring that inspired the film “Kid Cannabis” – has been identified …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

National Weather Service adjusts snow forecast heading into Tuesday snow storm

The National Weather Service is predicting more snow to fall in northern Spokane County and north Idaho as the region’s first notable storm of the new year settles into the …



Three years later Spokane avalanche survivor shares what he’s learned

Three years ago today, Mike Brede was bleeding profusely, chilled to the bone and near dead. The experienced backcountry skier was skiing south of Lookout Pass above the St. Regis …


Hundreds ring in New Year with icy dip in Lake Coeur d’Alene for Polar Bear Plunge

Hundreds of people in shorts, bathing suits and sandals, shivering and and their teeth chattering in below-freezing temperatures, then willfully sprinting into the frigid waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Yep, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

North Idaho woman dies in single-vehicle collision near Hauser Lake

A North Idaho woman died Monday night in a single-vehicle collision near Hauser Lake.


Hunter killed in Nez Perce County in accidental shooting

A North Idaho man was killed Saturday near Soldiers Meadow Lake from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Washington man pleads guilty to killing cab driver

A Washington man accused in the stabbing death of a Washington cabdriver in North Idaho has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Oregon man barricaded in Coeur d’Alene hotel room arrested after SWAT standoff

An Oregon man with felony arrest warrants barricaded himself in a Coeur d’Alene hotel room Thursday morning, leading to a SWAT standoff that ended with his arrest.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Despite poor showing in North Idaho, Democrats gain a few seats in the Legislature

Democrats did poorly throughout North Idaho, but managed to pickup a few seats in southern Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:54 a.m.

Jury awards $75,000 to Hayden couple in ‘war on Christmas’ lawsuit

A North Idaho jury awarded a Hayden-area couple $75,000 last week, ruling a homeowners association was guilty of religious discrimination in a story billed as a “war on Christmas” by …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Deputies shoot suspect in Smelterville, Idaho

A man was injured early Monday morning in an officer-involved shooting in North Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene school evacuated when explosives were found nearby

Ramsey Elementary School in Coeur d’Alene was evacuated Friday afternoon after reports that a person brought a large amount of explosive material to the nearby Coeur d’Alene Police Department.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Fatal shooting in Bonner County reported as self-defense

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old man on Friday afternoon appears to have been an act of self-defense.


How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …