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County to fight river lawsuit

Spokane County plans to oppose a federal lawsuit that could impair its ability to open a new sewage treatment plant in January 2012. Commissioners moved to defend the county’s interests …


City’s lawsuit blasts EPA river cleanup plan

Post Falls and the Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court over a plan to clean pollution in the Spokane River.


Masters wins coin flip for Kootenai County seat

A week after Idaho’s primary, Kootenai County’s final Republican contest was decided Tuesday with the flip of a coin. In the race for Precinct 8 committeeman, both incumbent Ralph Noyes …


Coin toss decides Kootenai County precinct contest

A week after Idaho’s primary, Kootenai County’s final Republican contest was decided Tuesday with the flip of a coin.


Spokane River plan moving ahead

Ted Sturdevant, director of the Washington Department of Ecology, said Wednesday that he stands behind his agency’s ambitious plan to reduce phosphorus flowing in the Spokane River. Parts of the …


Ecology head stands by river plan

Ted Sturdevant, director of the Washington Department of Ecology, said Wednesday that he stands behind his agency’s ambitious plan to reduce phosphorus flowing in the Spokane River.


Barn fire consumes hay

Multiple units from Kootenai County Fire and Rescue and the Hauser Lake Fire Department responded to a two-alarm barn fire in Post Falls this afternoon.


Body pulled from Spokane River identified

A body found in the Spokane River west of Post Falls on Saturday has been identified as a 31-year-old Spokane fugitive wanted since December on car theft charges. A bail …


Post Falls hangs on

NAMPA, Idaho – Tournament basketball is all about two words: survive and advance. The Post Falls boys did exactly that in their 5A state opener Thursday, hanging on for a …


Walmarts on track for summer openings

Late-summer openings are anticipated for new Walmart stores in Hayden and Post Falls. The Hayden store, at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 95 and Honeysuckle Avenue, will be a …


Medical episode cited in crashes

Post Falls police and fire crews worked to free occupants involved in one of two crashes Friday morning near Mullan Avenue and Idaho Street, both caused when one driver apparently …


Vehicle occupant trapped in Post Falls accident

Post Falls police and fire crews have responded to Mullan Avenue and Idaho Street where a rollover injury accident apparently has trapped a vehicle occupant.


Former Post Falls mayor, 97, dies

A former mayor of Post Falls died Thursday night at age 97. Francis Wilhelm served one term, from 1976 to 1980, and lived in the city most of his life. …


Mayoral challengers focus on spending, jobs

Three challengers seek to unseat mayors in Kootenai County’s two largest cities Nov. 3. In Coeur d’Alene, Joseph Kunka is attempting to prevent Sandi Bloem, the city’s first female mayor, …


More Idaho schools close because of flu

Some schools in Post Falls and Horseshoe Bend, near Boise, have canceled classes because of a flu outbreak.


Post Falls candidate served probation in groping case

A candidate for mayor of Post Falls served probation after a woman he worked with accused him of sexually assaulting her. The misdemeanor battery charge was dismissed after Steven De …


Ed corridor piece closer

The BNSF Railway Co. is asking the federal government for permission to abandon 6.23 miles of rail line stretching from downtown Coeur d’Alene to Post Falls. The railroad company is …


Larkin, Bloem face challengers

The mayors of Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, as well as three incumbent city council members in each city, face challengers in the November election. Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin …


Wal-Mart seeking larger Post Falls store

The Wal-Mart store planned for the west side of Post Falls will be larger than originally envisioned, according to updated plans received by City Administrator Eric Keck.


Post Falls to adopt ‘SmartCode’ development design

As one of Idaho’s fastest-growing communities, Post Falls is looking to the future with a focus on the design of future development rather than use. The city has adopted “SmartCode,” …


Post Falls to adopt ‘SmartCode’ development design

As one of Idaho’s fastest-growing communities, Post Falls is looking to the future with a focus on the design of future development rather than use. The city has adopted “SmartCode,” …


North Idaho schools bracing for cuts

Administrators in Post Falls and Lakeland school districts say they hoping to make ends meet by pinching pennies before cutting teachers.


Center aims to help businesses grow

The Idaho Small Business Development Center in Post Falls helped create 150 jobs for Idahoans last year. It’s an impressive feat for a grant-funded organization that has had the same …


Popular Post Falls elk statue vandalized

Post Falls authorities are on a unique sort of elk hunt. The search is on for those responsible for toppling and damaging the life-sized elk statue that has adorned the …


In brief: Police suspect man has more victims

A Post Falls man arrested after police say he gave a girl drugs, alcohol and a sexually transmitted disease may have more victims, according to police. John M. Lewis Jr., …


Eastbound I-90 reopens in North Idaho

Eastbound Interstate 90 has reopened between Highway 41 in Post Falls and Northwest Boulevard in Coeur d’Alene. Idaho State Police had closed the stretch of freeway earlier today after icy …


Post Falls Library joins digital age

Libraries are places in which to learn, to imagine, to think. It used to be books that provided the fodder – all that learning and imagining and thinking. These days, …


Post Falls Library enhancing digital literacy

Libraries are places in which to learn, to imagine, to think. It used to be books that provided the fodder – all that learning and imagining and thinking. These days, …


Horse helps teach giving spirit

The holidays evoke generosity in many folks. Each year, organizations like the Christmas Bureau, Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign help make the season enjoyable for …


Program focuses on life skills

Ken Shellenberger, of Post Falls, is blind in his left eye and has limited vision in his right. He also has diabetes and was struggling to determine whether he was …