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Wednesday, January 31

These video stores having staying power
January 31, 2018 12:21 p.m.

These video stores having staying power

Thirty-four years ago, a local video store opened its doors with a meager inventory but a strong hope for the future.

January 31, 2018 10:38 a.m.

Moms retuning to the gym

January 31, 2018 10:38 a.m.

Weight-loss hormones and OSA

January 31, 2018 10:38 a.m.

Preventing colds and flu naturally

January 31, 2018 10:38 a.m.

Arthritis: Blurring the line

January 31, 2018 8:42 a.m.

Vietnam: What a difference 50 years makes

The Vietnamese are gearing up to celebrate Tet, the lunar new year, with happy new year signs wherever one looks. It is also the 50-year celebration of the Tet Offensive, which is often cited as the turning point in the Vietnam War. When I returned from my tour of duty in August of 1969, I thought we were on our way to winning the war. It did not turn out that way and that still causes me great pain. However, I think Vietnam is moving on a positive track and has a bright future.

January 31, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 31, 2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE On Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the hour of 10:30AM, of said day, in the office of Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. located at 2157 N. Main St., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Alliance Title & Escrow Corp., as successor trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, cashier's check, certified check or tellers check, (from a bank which has a branch in the community at the site of the sale), money order, State of Idaho check or local government check, or cash equivalent in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the same time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Kootenai, State of Idaho, and described as follows, to wit: Lot 18, Block 7, Prairie Estates to Rathdrum, according to the plat recorded in Book G of Plats, Page 149, records of Kootenai County, Idaho. THE TRUSTEE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY, BUT FOR PURPOSES OF COMPLIANCE WITH IDAHO CODE, SECTION 60-113, THE TRUSTEE HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT THE STREET ADDRESS OF: 8221 W Arizona Street, Rathdrum, ID 83858, MAY SOMETIMES BE ASSOCIATED WITH SAID REAL PROPERTY. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the deed of trust executed by Pete Pedro Pesetti, an unmarried person, as Grantor to Alliance Title & Escrow Corp., as Successor Trustee, for the benefit and security of The United States of America, acting through the Rural Housing Service or successor agency, United States Department of Agriculture as Beneficiary, recorded October 29, 2013 as Instrument No. 2434573000, Mortgage records of Kootenai County, Idaho. THE ABOVE GRANTORS ARE NAMED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45-1506(4)(a), IDAHO CODE. NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT THEY ARE, OR ARE NOT, PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OBLIGATION. The default for which this sale is to be made is failure to: Make principal and interest payments as set forth on said Deed of Trust and Promissory Note. The original loan amount was $145,000.00 together with interest thereon at the rate of 3.7500% per annum, as evidenced in Promissory Note dated October 29, 2013. Payments are in default for the months of January 2017 through and including December 2017 in the amount of $559.07 per month and continuing each and every month thereafter until date of sale or reinstatement. The balance now due is: $136,407.95 in principal; $5,213.42 in interest; $7,180.72 in subsidy granted; and $3,018.42 in fees currently assessed and computed through January 4, 2018 with interest accruing thereafter at the daily rate of $14.2392. In addition to the above, there is also due any late charges, advances, escrow collection fees, attorney fees, fees or costs associated with this foreclosure. The balance owing as of this date on the obligation secured by said deed of trust is $143,588.67, excluding interest, costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligations thereunder or in this sale, as trustee's fees and/or reasonable attorney's fees as authorized in the promissory note secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust. Dated: January 23, 2018 Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. By: Erica Braun, Trust Officer Phone: 208-947-1553 This communication is on behalf of a debt collector and is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. CDA LEGAL 8971 JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, 2018

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AARP tax assistance begins Thursday

Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.

Report: We're just like South Korea
January 31, 2018 midnight

Report: We're just like South Korea

Through the years Coeur d’Alene has been able to attract its fair share of high-profile businesses, tourists and events.

January 31, 2018 midnight

Lake City drops a tough one at Lewiston

LEWISTON — A subpar effort for most of the night ended up costing the Lake City Timberwolves in a 48-47 loss to the Lewiston Bengals in 5A Inland Empire League play Tuesday night at Booth Hall.

January 31, 2018 midnight

Will 1st District voters ever learn?

The Congressional Candidate Forum this past weekend at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, sponsored by the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans, was a depressing exercise testifying to the validity of George Santayana’s saying that “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Timberlake sends message with rout
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Timberlake sends message with rout

BONNERS FERRY — After Bonners Ferry lost by only 12 points at Timberlake three weeks ago, Tuesday night’s rematch was shaping up as a statement game of sorts for the host Badgers.

Water polo, gymnastics, basketball and more
January 31, 2018 midnight

Water polo, gymnastics, basketball and more

WATER POLO

Tyler Finlay sentenced in punching death
January 31, 2018 midnight

Tyler Finlay sentenced in punching death

COEUR d’ALENE — Tyler M. Finlay was let down by the judiciary, by his attorneys and the court, a First District judge said Tuesday at Finlay’s sentencing for manslaughter in Coeur d’Alene.

And the best newspaper flicks are ...
January 31, 2018 midnight

And the best newspaper flicks are ...

A couple weeks ago, we ran an Associated Press feature about great films.

Guy who named Car d'Lane laments split
January 31, 2018 midnight

Guy who named Car d'Lane laments split

It was with great sadness that I read of the split between the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association and the North Idaho Classic Car Club regarding Car d’Lane. It’s an event that is very near and dear to my heart.

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?”

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Jena R. Mills, 53

January 31, 2018 midnight

Health care executive order a hearty start

Even if you think Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little are pandering for votes with their health care executive order, give the guys some credit.

January 31, 2018 midnight

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Kaci Haeg

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Ruth Edith Nipp, 97

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Sandi Ann Simmons Michael, 56

January 31, 2018 midnight

Media and modeling

Listening to the morning news, I hear reports of floods in the Midwest with 23 dead and many missing, a shooting in Tel Aviv with two dead and seven injured, then hear a reporter describe workers returning to the San Bernardino site where 14 people were killed and dozens injured by radicalized terrorists a few weeks ago. Enjoying my morning coffee with wheat toast and huckleberry jam; I am unmoved. I’ve heard this news before.

January 31, 2018 midnight

ABORTION: The toll mounts

Isn’t it ironic how liberals continue to squawk about illegal aliens being so vital to American society? And how cracking down on them is racist and inhumane? The answer is so obvious: Since 1973 we have allowed the slaughter of 55 million unborn babies. They would already have been citizens (takes care of that problem) and tens of millions of them would right now be aged 45 and younger — in prime working age (takes care of that problem, too).

'Fed'  and 'ed' don't mix
January 31, 2018 midnight

'Fed' and 'ed' don't mix

By MARC STEWART

January 31, 2018 midnight

Community Action Partnership Food Bank open house scheduled

Community Action Partnership Food Bank is hosting an open house and volunteer recruitment event from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12. The Food Bank is in need of volunteers in all areas, including counter, warehouse, food pantry and drivers. Without the time and efforts of local volunteers, the center would not be able to provide the approximately 25,000 pounds of food weekly to about 1,200 people.

Movers and shakers
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Movers and shakers

January 31, 2018 midnight

Area rivals take big step toward titles

No, they don’t hand out state trophies from a tournament in January, but if they did, a few teams from the area might have gone a long way toward earning a few down the road.

January 31, 2018 midnight

FORUM: Thanks to all

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who helped to make the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans’ sponsored Republican CD1 Candidate Forum a great success. It was held this past Sunday at the Coeur d’Alene Library Community Room with about 175 people in attendance. The audience was very respectful to all six candidates and presented very knowledgeable questions.

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Marion Virginia Oldham, 89

Wyant sought for parole violations
January 31, 2018 midnight

Wyant sought for parole violations

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Cole Everette Wyant.

Local officials submit financial disclosures
January 31, 2018 midnight

Local officials submit financial disclosures

Elected officials in Kootenai County have been asked to voluntarily submit basic financial disclosures to alert citizens to potential areas where conflicts of interest might arise.

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Shania Lynn Raymond, 21

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Edward Wallace Hatcher Jr., 61

January 31, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES GRANTED

Tuesday, January 30

January 30, 2018 9:56 p.m.

We give to others ... no award needed!

Awards shows abound this time of year, especially in the entertainment industry. Happily we have opportunities here close to home where awards are presented to our neighbors, people we know ... when the recipient has given of their time, talent or treasure for a number of reasons — with the exception of any expectation of recognition.

Kid Scoop 01-30
January 30, 2018 11:54 a.m.

Kid Scoop 01-30

January 30, 2018 8:27 a.m.

First they came for the lawyers: Beware the Idaho Bar's limits on free speech

A little known occurrence struck at the heart of liberty a few weeks ago. A new “ethical rule” was approved by a 60 percent vote of the members of the Idaho Bar Association, the state organization that controls the licensing, oversight and enforcement of rules for every practicing lawyer in Idaho.

January 30, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 30, 2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS (I.C. 15-3-801) Case No. CV-18-337 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Wallace Lynn Hart, Jr. Deceased NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Steven L. Hart has been appointed Personal Representative of the above named Estate. All persons having claims against the decedent or the Estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated and filed with the Clerk of the Court. Dated this 18 day of January, 2018 /S/: Rebecca R. Eyman COYLE & WYTYCHAK ELDER LAW P.O. Box 1888 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-1888 CDA LEGAL 8947 JANUARY 23, 30, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

January 30, 2018 midnight

House bill would encourage schools to teach gun safety

BOISE — The Idaho House Education Committee voted Monday to introduce a bill that would encourage schools to establish and maintain a firearms safety education course.

Two sports, one choice
January 30, 2018 midnight

Two sports, one choice

The list of outstanding boys basketball players in the history of Post Falls High goes back quite a ways.

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Mary Jane Nelson

January 30, 2018 midnight

IDFG fees go up, sort of

By RALPH BARTHOLDT

A rarity, this guy smiles at tax time
January 30, 2018 midnight

A rarity, this guy smiles at tax time

Only three things in life are certain — death, taxes and Adam Evans’ ability to make anyone smile.

January 30, 2018 midnight

Legislation 101: Your how-to guide

With Idaho’s 2018 session in full swing, today’s column outlines the stages of legislation and where to find it. Thursday, a glimpse at various types of bills.

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Hubert “Hip” James Stein, 85

Idaho pump prices fall below national average
January 30, 2018 midnight

Idaho pump prices fall below national average

BOISE — Although gas prices are higher than they were last year, AAA reports that Idahoans found a silver lining Monday amid the pump price gloom. For the first time in more than a year, Gem State motorists are paying less than the national average.

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January 30, 2018 midnight

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Donna (Burch) Quane, 86

Elected officials turn on the lights
January 30, 2018 midnight

Elected officials turn on the lights

Ask, and ye shall receive candidate financial disclosures.

January 30, 2018 midnight

Man released after pleading guilty to firearms charge

COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene man who was convicted of a felony two years ago for keeping three hand grenades in his basement was released by a Coeur d’Alene judge last week after pleading guilty to an unrelated charge of possessing an illegal firearm.

January 30, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES GRANTED

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

A man showed up at a talent agency. “I’m John. I got a talking dog act to show ya, chief. This one’ll knock ‘em dead.”

January 30, 2018 midnight

Call for submissions for 2018 United Way Spring Dash T-shirt Contest

It’s time for creative, artistic high school students to prepare their entries for the 2018 United Way Spring Dash T-shirt Contest.

Top leaders tout  health care move
January 30, 2018 midnight

Top leaders tout health care move

COEUR d’ALENE — The new state-regulated health care system with insurance plans from Idaho carriers is expected to roll out in early April, state leaders said Monday.

January 30, 2018 midnight

St. Maries girls win at Kellogg

KELLOGG — St. Maries avenged one of its non-conference losses, opening an early double-digit lead en route to a 46-25 win at Kellogg on Monday night.

Monday, January 29

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January 29, 2018 2:19 p.m.

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January 29, 2018 2:05 p.m.

It was an active week along the 'Ring of Fire'

Weatherwise, it’s been an unusual January across North Idaho. There has been plenty of moisture, as Cliff has measured over 4 inches as of early Sunday. The normal for rain and melted snowfall is 3.77 inches.

Will Idaho join the other 49 states?
January 29, 2018 1:44 p.m.

Will Idaho join the other 49 states?

By NINA RYDALCH

Idaho House Dems disclose personal finances
January 29, 2018 1:14 p.m.

Idaho House Dems disclose personal finances

BOISE – After the House State Affairs Committee overwhelmingly voted on Jan. 17 to kill the Financial Disclosure Bill – a bill to require state and local elected officials and candidates to disclose personal financial information – the House Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to immediately disclose their own personal financial information.

January 29, 2018 12:19 p.m.

Jamaican lottery scams, a violent business

Press consumer advocate Bill Brooks was threatened last week by phone by a scam artist calling from Jamaica.

Best films of the Northwest and beyond
January 29, 2018 11:43 a.m.

Best films of the Northwest and beyond

Local, national and international filmmakers converge at the 20th annual Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF), running Feb. 2 to 9 at Spokane’s Bing Crosby and Magic Lantern theaters.

Step away from the cruiser
January 29, 2018 11:23 a.m.

Step away from the cruiser

There were some particularly bold elk hanging out along Highway 53 near the state line last weekend.

January 29, 2018 11:17 a.m.

JUDD JONES: Recovery Nutrition

Since many of us are using these cold winter months to get back to the gym, or are doing another exercise to get back into shape, it is a great time to get a good understanding of recovery nutrition. No matter the reason for your increased exercise regimens, the correct diet is needed to optimize the outcome, avoid injury and gain sustainable results.

Heritage and heirloom
January 29, 2018 11:01 a.m.

Heritage and heirloom

Years ago, Chad Von Lind bought an old German hunting knife at a gun show.

Meet the wondrous water ouzel
January 29, 2018 10:38 a.m.

Meet the wondrous water ouzel

I should have gotten to know John better, but I was too busy trying to get from one place to the next.

January 29, 2018 10:30 a.m.

Belated but still incomplete: Best movies of 2017

After 112 films and too many weeks waiting for “The Shape of Water” to play in the Inland Northwest, it’s finally time to commit to an official Best Movies of 2017 list.

January 29, 2018 10:17 a.m.

Higher Education Task Force: Setting the record straight

Recent testimony before the Legislature regarding the Governor's Higher Education Task Force recommendations missed the mark and is misleading. So, it is important to set the record straight and explain why the Task Force recommendations are so important to Idaho's future.

January 29, 2018 9:25 a.m.

Idaho pump prices fall below national average

BOISE – Although gas prices are higher than they were last year, Idahoans found a silver lining today amidst the pump price gloom – for the first time in more than a year, Gem State motorists are paying less than the national average.

Warrants
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Warrants

Here is this week’s list of suspected lawbreakers sought by Kootenai County police agencies and the sheriff’s office:

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ON THE AGENDA: Your local government and schools in action

This list of local government meetings taking place this week includes just highlights from published meeting agendas that are available. To view the complete agenda, visit the web addresses included with the listings or call the entities directly.

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Meet the Cd'A school superintendent candidates

Citizens living in the Coeur d’Alene School District have a chance to participate in the selection of the public school system’s next leader.

Congressional candidates tout conservatism at forum
January 29, 2018 midnight

Congressional candidates tout conservatism at forum

COEUR d’ALENE — Six Republican congressional candidates tried to differentiate themselves from one another by arguing they were the right conservative for the job during a forum Sunday afternoon in Coeur d’Alene.

Bluegrass boogie at the Silver Lake Mall
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Bluegrass boogie at the Silver Lake Mall

By DEVIN WEEKS

January 29, 2018 midnight

School and Senior Lunches

School menus

Today's ghastly groaner
January 29, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

Two snails mug a clam. The police are called and ask for a description of the robbers.

January 29, 2018 midnight

Dear John: Take that phone and shove it

WHEN A COMMUNITY FIGHTS BACK: Last Friday morning at 8:05 I got a call from a telephone number identified as “No Caller ID.” Unfortunately, I was at a breakfast meeting and did not have my trusty digital recorder at the ready. The caller, in a thick Jamaican accent, asked me if I knew who he was. It was the caller who on two occasions had called me, once representing himself as from Publishers Clearing House and more recently from Winners Circle. Both times he was calling to inform me that I had won multi-million dollar prizes, a new Mercedes Benz and a year’s supply of gasoline. This time “John” was calling me up to attempt to intimidate me. He threatened to kill me, and my family, and kept saying, “in Jamaica we have lots of guns and people that know how to use them.” He also said he had my home address, which he did. (I doubt that “John” knows who I am or understands what kind of people we have here in North Idaho!)

Sunday, January 28

LDS News
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LDS News

New LDS bishopric called

January 28, 2018 midnight

If they get in, there will be no asterisk

In a couple of weeks, we’ll find out if Jerry Kramer will finally take his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

January 28, 2018 midnight

Meier scores, Hovde boards in Cardinals' romp

- WOMEN’S

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WONDERING: Play this game

Have you ever noticed…

January 28, 2018 midnight

Chiefs blow lead, lose in OT to Tri-City

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs coughed up a three-goal lead in the second period and fell to the Tri-City Americans 5-4 in overtime on Saturday night in Western Hockey League play before 5,022 at the Toyota Center.

January 28, 2018 midnight

READER: Trump yes, Press no

Thank you Lori White for your very positive letter about our great president! Such a rare treat in THIS newspaper which is filled with anti-Trump bilge from front to back day after day! I barely can stand to keep my subscription, but it’s the one way to find out about activities here in town. Believe me, I pay no attention whatever to anything negative about the president, which doesn’t leave much!

January 28, 2018 midnight

Enemies of darkness step forward

Rep. Paul Amador, a Republican state representative from Coeur d’Alene, turned the lights on.

January 28, 2018 midnight

Don't let rudeness become contagious

Germs can run rampant in a workplace, but so can another problem. Researchers at the University of Florida, presenting their findings in the Journal of Applied Psychology, say that rudeness can be contagious.

January 28, 2018 midnight

Community Thanks

ST. VINCENT: Thanks, community

January 28, 2018 midnight

College, high school football coaches to speak at clinic in Cd'A

A plethora of top coaches from throughout the Northwest are on the schedule for the annual Parker Toyota Football Coaching Clinic.

Coeur d'Alene Place - still groovin'
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Coeur d'Alene Place - still groovin'

Everybody wants to live there, so we’ve got to talk about it.

January 28, 2018 midnight

Vikings tame Bears from foul line

MOSCOW — Sam Matheson scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half, leading the Coeur d’Alene Vikings past the Moscow Bears 70-61 in a nonleague game on Saturday at Bear Den.

January 28, 2018 midnight

FULCHER: Won this vote

A minor miracle occurred in Rathdrum on Tuesday evening. A politician actually wanted to hear from the people!

January 28, 2018 midnight

Teen hospitalized following crash

RATHDRUM — A 17-year-old male was injured in a one-car wreck early Saturday afternoon on State Highway 41 just north of Rathdrum.

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Quackers Convenience Corner opens at Fourth/Prairie

Many restaurant and deli food items, to-go options, in-house seating, tap-beer, wine and convenience store items are offered at Quackers Convenience Corner opening Tuesday at 705 E. Prairie (northeast corner with Fourth Street).

January 28, 2018 midnight

Lovett edges William Edelblute in spotlight title match

COEUR d’ALENE — It was a fitting finish to the eighth annual North Idaho Rumble.

Hayden parents donate daughter's organs after meth-related stroke
January 28, 2018 midnight

Hayden parents donate daughter's organs after meth-related stroke

Every butterfly that crosses Steve and Kathy Forsness's path will always remind them of a beautiful life that left this world too soon.

January 28, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

Today, groaner groupies, we have a collection of funnies, jokes, quips, yuks with a common theme.

Milestone Announcements
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Milestone Announcements

ANNIVERSARY

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BROOKS: Heed his warnings

Bill Brooks is a blessing to rescue those of us who have been targeted by fraud. Bill expresses a personal concern for each of us. With his column in The Press, he is alerting many of us to the real world and its devious lifestyles, i.e. fraud, etc. We all owe Bill a huge thank you for caring about humanity, for taking time to listen and to sound a warning to give us the information to avoid interference in our lives. Also, those of us who learn from Bill’s advice are grateful to the Coeur d’Alene Press for looking out for our community by way of the paper. We have all felt so safe in our wonderful community, but we need to heed the warnings now to avoid being a target.

January 28, 2018 midnight

Haeg helps 'Jacks win CIL title

ST. MARIES — Junior post Kaci Haeg totaled 31 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three assists as the the St. Maries Lumberjacks won the Central Idaho League title with a 62-47 victory over the Grangeville Bulldogs on Saturday.

January 28, 2018 midnight

TRUMP: Performance, not polish

Trump. He’s crude, egotistical and lacks the presidential polish the establishment is used to and expects of a POTUS.

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SUNDAY, Jan. 28

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BROOKS: Man on a mission

Recently I met a gentleman. The kind you don’t run into very often in today’s world. He has a real passion for helping others. He is what you might call one who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

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Barry Tierney, 89

Saturday, January 27

Cd'A drug bust starts with a bang
January 27, 2018 12:47 p.m.

Cd'A drug bust starts with a bang

COEUR d’ALENE — Terry Pardue was in his upstairs bedroom after midnight watching television when the police came knocking.

SUICIDE on CAMPUS
January 27, 2018 12:45 p.m.

SUICIDE on CAMPUS

Very few events compare to the pain felt by family, friends and the greater community in the wake of a suicide.

Today's ghastly groaner
January 27, 2018 12:44 p.m.

Today's ghastly groaner

What is the difference between bird flu and swine flu?

January 27, 2018 12:43 p.m.

Vaccine exemption bill to get public hearing

The Idaho Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 5-4 to introduce a bill that would allow parents to exempt children in daycare or school from state immunization requirements with a signed letter, rather than by filling out a state form.

Show up and help select a school chief
January 27, 2018 12:42 p.m.

Show up and help select a school chief

Community members are invited to participate in the selection of the next superintendent of Coeur d’Alene public schools.

Parked it, indeed
January 27, 2018 12:41 p.m.

Parked it, indeed

By BRIAN WALKER

January 27, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 27, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Coeur d'Alene Planning Commission invites you to the following public hearing to consider your oral comments and all written comments received on the following items: ITEM: O-1-18 What is being requested: The City is requesting City Code amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, Title 17, Subdivision Ordinance, Title 16, and Title 2, Administration and Personnel, under Chapter 2.48 related to Planning Commission membership. A full list of amendments may be viewed by the City's Planning Department during regular business hours. ITEM: SP-1-18 What is being requested: KRB Investments is requesting a proposed Sales/Service Activities Special Use Permit. Location of the property: The property is described as a +/- 1.029 acre property associated with 3877 N. Schreiber Way and legally described as Lot 2, Block 1, PEREIRA 2ND ADDITION, according to the plat recorded in the office of the County Recorder in Book K of Plats at Page 228, records of Kootenai County, Idaho. A full legal description of the parcel, and a map, may be viewed at the City's Planning Department during regular business hours. ITEM: SP-2-18 What is being requested: GP Land Co., LLC. is requesting a proposed Sales/Service Activities Special Use Permit. Location of the property: The property is described as a +/- 2.77 acre property associated with 3881, 3895 and 3871 N. Schreiber Way and legally described as: Parcel 1: Lot 2, Block 1, PEREIRA SUBDIVISION, according to the plat recorded in the office of the County Recorder in Book K of Plats at Page 37, records of Kootenai County, Idaho Parcel 2: Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, PEREIRA 3RD ADDITION, according to the plat recorded in the office of the County Recorder in Book K of Plats at Page 476, records of Kootenai County, Idaho. Parcel 3: Lot 4, Block 1, PEREIRA 3RD ADDITION, according to the plat recorded in the office of the County Recorder in Book K of plats at Page 476, records of Kootenai County, Idaho. A full legal description of the parcel, and a map, may be viewed at the City's Planning Department during regular business hours. Public Hearing time and ocation: The public hearings will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Lower-level of Coeur d'Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Avenue, at a regular meeting of the Planning Commission on February 13, 2018. Require more information? To see a more detailed copy of the above legal descriptions, obtain more information on the above requests or a copy of the staff reports; contact the Planning Department at 769-2240. Staff reports are also posted and available on February 9, 2018 at the City's website at www.cdaid.org by clicking on agendas/ planning commission. The hearing will be held in a facility that is accessible to persons with disabilities. Special accommodations will be available, upon request, five (5) days prior to the hearing. For more information, contact the Planning Department at (208)769-2240. Mike Behary; Sean Holm Clerk(s) of the Commission CDA LEGAL 8962 JANUARY 27, 2018

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Bad, but not the end for Edgar

So you feel a little disappointed that former Seattle Mariner designated hitter Edgar Martinez missed out on the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this week.

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Robert Dwayne McGrath, 55

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Age is nothing but a number

By NINA RYDALCH

Post Falls rumbles into first-day lead
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Post Falls rumbles into first-day lead

COEUR d’ALENE — Post Falls, on the heels of 12 semifinalists, opened up a 41.5-point lead with 139.5 points after the first day of the eighth-annual North Idaho Rumble on Friday at Coeur d’Alene High.

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Defense propels Lake City past Lakeland

- BOYS

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Cd'A mayor discloses his finances

- Primary Employer:

January 27, 2018 midnight

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EWU names interim AD,

A tantalizing tourism tale
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A tantalizing tourism tale

So you’re in a saloon or a coffee house someplace, and you make a wild statement.

January 27, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

LAWSUITS

January 27, 2018 midnight

Cards close regular season with win

LA GRANDE, Ore. — After concluding the home schedule on Thursday night, the North Idaho College wrestling team wrapped up the regular season with a 28-12 win over Eastern Oregon on Friday night at Quinn Coliseum.

January 27, 2018 midnight

State rep discloses his finances

I believe the public has a vested interest in understanding the potential financial conflicts of interest of their elected officials. Although the Idaho Legislature has a rule that requires all members disclose potential conflicts of interest when voting on legislation, advanced transparency can only benefit the public’s understanding of their elected officials’ decision making.

Friday, January 26

January 26, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 26, 2018

NOTICE OF HEARING Case No. CV 2018-308 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI In re: JAMIE ANN McKENZIE. A Petition by JAMIE ANN McKENZIE, born on September 12, 1979, now residing at 1356 W. Highway 41 #33, Post Falls, Idaho 83854, proposing a name change to BUCKY JOSHUA McKENZIE, has been filed in the above-entitled court; the reason for this change in name being that it is his/her preferred moniker. The names and addresses of Petitioner's nearest relative are: Wendy McKenzie, 530 Kunehi Street, #805, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707; and Brandy Masoian, 11 Ben Rich Drive, Somersworth, New Hampshire 03878. Such petition will be heard at 9:00 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2018 at the Kootenai County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can, in such objections, show to the Court a good reason against such a change of name. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said District Court this 4 day of Jan., 2018. JIM BRANNON DISTRICT COURT CLERK By: /S/ Bobee Deglman CDA LEGAL 8883 JANUARY 12, 19, 26, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

January 26, 2018 midnight

CONSIDER: Cost of perfection

Coeur d’Alene Press writer Steve Cameron was recently unfairly berated by a reader who would have everyone believe that Steve was insensitive because he questioned the value of increasing the traffic control safeguards at the boat launch.

Oscar nominations dodge controversy, for now
January 26, 2018 midnight

Oscar nominations dodge controversy, for now

This year’s Academy Award nominations lack the controversy so many feared going into Tuesday’s announcement.

Trial helped fuel Houser's giving heart
January 26, 2018 midnight

Trial helped fuel Houser's giving heart

By BRIAN WALKER

January 26, 2018 midnight

KOREA: Show courage, U.S.

Years ago, then-President Bill Clinton took a victory lap by getting North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile programs. All it took was liberal appeasement and to create the illusion of success (but it failed).

January 26, 2018 midnight

LETTERS: Try this, writers

I read two “garbage” letters about our president recently in The Press. What is going to be fixed by these opinions? NOTHING! It’s just going to feed more hate and division among Americans.

January 26, 2018 midnight

Cardinals pin Simon Fraser

COEUR d’ALENE — Sophomores Thomas Stevenson (157) and Levi Perry (184) shined with pins for North Idaho College in a 31-15 dual victory over NAIA Simon Fraser at Christianson Gymnasium on Thursday.

'Sweet Charity' coming to the Kroc Center stage
January 26, 2018 midnight

'Sweet Charity' coming to the Kroc Center stage

Aspire Community Theatre’s upcoming production is all about energy, humor and the heartbreak of life in the big city for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.

January 26, 2018 midnight

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FRIDAY

Building codes part of county responsibility
January 26, 2018 midnight

Building codes part of county responsibility

Dear Messrs, Bingham, Fillios and Eberlein:

January 26, 2018 midnight

Vikings, T-Wolves prep for Rumble

COEUR d’ALENE — In the deciding match of the night, Coeur d’Alene freshman Jackson Kohal just did what he was told.

Pot bust nets more than 30 pounds
January 26, 2018 midnight

Pot bust nets more than 30 pounds

COEUR d’ALENE — More than 30 pounds of marijuana was seized by deputies Tuesday and a Washington man was arrested during a morning traffic stop near Fourth of July Pass.

January 26, 2018 midnight

THANKS: To two fine men

Angels are alive here in Coeur d’Alene. On Jan. 1, my husband and I had parked to shop in a local store. While walking in the parking lot I slipped on ice. I knew something bad happened and I screamed for my husband, who had gone in a different direction.

January 26, 2018 midnight

Introducing the 'liberal' governor of Idaho

It’s not surprising to see the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Wayne Hoffman lashing out at Gov. Butch Otter for promoting a “liberal agenda.” But not everyone is so quick to mention “Butch Otter” and “liberal” in the same sentence.

Lopin sought on parole violations
January 26, 2018 midnight

Lopin sought on parole violations

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Shayne Michael Lopin.

Don't malign the moose, please
January 26, 2018 midnight

Don't malign the moose, please

So you look out the window and see a moose munching on those expensive plants you just arranged so carefully.

January 26, 2018 midnight

Lakeland falls to Moscow

RATHDRUM — Josh Neilson scored 15 points for Lakeland, which unable to cool down Moscow Bears from the field in the first quarter as the Bears beat the Hawks 67-49 in a 4A Inland Empire League game at Hawk Court on Thursday.

January 26, 2018 midnight

New job at county stirs up old fumes

COEUR d’ALENE — Time hasn’t cooled a heated discussion over creating a Kootenai County position that would give data analysis to commissioners, helping guide their financial decisions.

January 26, 2018 midnight

Idahoans: Take a break!

Idaho has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for workers forfeiting paid time off.

January 26, 2018 midnight

SMELTER: Keep cancer out

I am a citizen of Blanchard and have been working with citizens of Newport, Wash., to stop the construction of a silicon smelter to be owned and operated by Hi Test Sands.

Pot bust nets nearly 12 pounds
January 26, 2018 midnight

Pot bust nets nearly 12 pounds

COEUR d’ALENE — A 60-year-old Oregon man, who had nearly 12 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the Nissan with a Nevada plate he drove east through Idaho in the dark last month, waived a preliminary hearing in First District Court.

A CLASSIC SPLIT
January 26, 2018 midnight

A CLASSIC SPLIT

COEUR d’ALENE — The engines that have made the flaming-popular Car d’Lane cruise and classic car show go in downtown Coeur d’Alene each June are shifting gears after a split.

January 26, 2018 midnight

A salute to Denny Burt and all his friends

You ask what makes Coeur d’Alene so darned special.

January 26, 2018 midnight

Walker, Ballew energize Post Falls

POST FALLS — The adjustments had to do more with effort than with Xs and Os for Post Falls, which trailed throughout much of Thursday night’s 5A Inland Empire League boys basketball matchup with Coeur d’Alene.

Kempton becomes Post Falls' career scoring leader
January 26, 2018 midnight

Kempton becomes Post Falls' career scoring leader

POST FALLS — Melody Kempton scored 30 points and became the school’s career scoring leader as the Post Falls Trojans closed out the regular season with a 54-16 victory over the Coeur d’Alene Vikings in 5A Inland Empire League play Thursday night at The Arena.

January 26, 2018 midnight

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NCAA grants WSU LB Pelluer sixth year of eligibility

January 26, 2018 midnight

Rathdrum updates slated

RATHDRUM — The public is invited to Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes’ free annual State of the City address next Thursday at 6 p.m. at Lakeland High School.

Today's ghastly groaner
January 26, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

A young boy was sitting on a bench in front of the mall. A tall stranger walked by and asked the boy if he knew the way to the post office.

Thursday, January 25

January 25, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Pelvic health: Body balance after baby

January 25, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Losing weight the right way

January 25, 2018 5:30 p.m.

The power of communication

January 25, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Spinal degeneration risk factors

January 25, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 25, 2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS CASE NO. CV 18 - 335 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI In the Matter of the Estate of: RAHLAND H. AVERILL, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named Decedent. All persons having claims against the Decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within FOUR (4) MONTHS after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated and filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 16 day of January 2018. /S/: A. CAROL AVERILL Personal Representative c/o CUSACK LAW FIRM, PLLC 320 E. Neider Avenue, Suite 206 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 CDA LEGAL 8924 JANUARY 18, 25, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

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January 25, 2018 midnight

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David James Kinne Sr., 93

January 25, 2018 midnight

Divorce: It's hard; don't make it harder

It’s neither a pleasant nor a hopeful subject, but a necessary one. Half of married Americans either have or will experience a divorce. That’s difficult enough, but when divorce is also financially devastating, it can seriously frustrate efforts to move on.

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January 25, 2018 midnight

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George Joseph Nolan, 73

Burglar accepts plea deal
January 25, 2018 midnight

Burglar accepts plea deal

A plethora of burglaries attributed to a 29-year-old Hayden man were parsed to six Wednesday in First District Court, including one count of grand theft and one count of petit theft.

Washed away
January 25, 2018 midnight

Washed away

By RALPH BARTHOLDT

January 25, 2018 midnight

3 refs better than 2; shot clock next?

Not often does the North come up with a good idea that the rest of the state agrees with.

January 25, 2018 midnight

Feel young again - or maybe dead

A consumer called me last week asking about an ad they saw for testosterone supplements. Print media, radio and TV advertising are filled with messages aimed at men, promising renewed health, bigger muscles and increased sexual performance.

January 25, 2018 midnight

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, Jan. 25

January 25, 2018 midnight

Cardinal women battle past Wenatchee Valley

- WOMEN

January 25, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES FILED

Moseying moose
January 25, 2018 midnight

Moseying moose

A mama moose and two of her youngsters paid a visit Thursday to a Post Falls assisted living residence.

Library's history in the spotlight
January 25, 2018 midnight

Library's history in the spotlight

COEUR d’ALENE — A new Inland Northwest Milestones lectures series launches today with a look back at the history of Coeur d’Alene Public Library.

January 25, 2018 midnight

Man dies in U.S. 95 collision

A Coeur d’Alene man died in a collision Wednesday on U.S. 95 at milepost 424.8 near Mica Grade.

January 25, 2018 midnight

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January 25, 2018 midnight

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Grace Elizabeth Syth, 83

January 25, 2018 midnight

Haeg lifts 'Jacks

- GIRLS

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January 25, 2018 midnight

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Members of the Post Falls High wrestling team participated in the “Push for the Gold” Challenge at Stateline Speedway on Wednesday afternoon. Wrestlers competed in teams to get pledges and donations for the program, with the commitment that each team push a truck five miles. The speedway supported the program by allowing the wrestlers to push the trucks on the speedway. The team raised $15,000 during the event.

Fear Factor
January 25, 2018 midnight

Fear Factor

Self-driving cars. Are they scary?

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January 25, 2018 midnight

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James ‘Jim’ Richard Dawson, 74

Today's ghastly groaner
January 25, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

I had a knock at my door earlier, it was a policeman.

January 25, 2018 midnight

Emergency personnel to hold chili cook-off fundraiser

COEUR d’ALENE — Seven local emergency personnel will hold a firehouse chili cook-off fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 3, to raise funds for a medical mission trip to Bolivia.

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January 25, 2018 midnight

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Jennifer Lynn Pomarico, 43

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January 25, 2018 midnight

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Araminta ‘Minute’ Sliger Wigton, 81

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January 25, 2018 midnight

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Christopher Michael Lancaster, 34

The power of one is real
January 25, 2018 midnight

The power of one is real

Imagine Carrie Phillips as a football or basketball coach.

January 25, 2018 midnight

Bowling scores

January 25, 2018 midnight

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Max McCullough

Wednesday, January 24

Tadlock, Sandelin, See go unbeaten at Timberlake event
January 24, 2018 5:19 p.m.

Tadlock, Sandelin, See go unbeaten at Timberlake event

SPIRIT LAKE — Three Badger wrestlers went undefeated and three others suffered only one loss in five matches as the Bonners Ferry wrestling team competed at the Van Tuinstra Duals last weekend at Timberlake High School.

January 24, 2018 12:36 p.m.

Fear factor falls for self-driving cars

BOISE – No brake pedal, no steering wheel, no problem. More drivers say they wouldn’t be afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle in AAA’s new survey.

January 24, 2018 10:39 a.m.

Idaho among best states for driving

Believe it or not, Idaho is among the best states for driving, according to

January 24, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 24, 2018

Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice By The Mall Storage - Located at 6176 N Government Way, Dalton Gardens, ID 83815 intends to hold a bid sale of self-storage units by the following persons in default of payment. The sale will occur at the storage facility: By The Mall Storage - Government Way on 1/29/18 at 12:00 PM. Delaney, Mary: 1485 W. Heron, Hayden ID 83835 - household items Ihli, Lisa: 3291 W Parda Dr, Coeur d Alene ID 83815 - household items All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. CDA LEGAL 8917 JANUARY 17, 24, 2018

Cd'A firefighters train at construction site
January 24, 2018 midnight

Cd'A firefighters train at construction site

COEUR d’ALENE — When Mike Sowl works a big job, such as demolition of a hotel, he thinks about what could go wrong.

January 24, 2018 midnight

Kootenai falls despite 35 from Usdrowski

- BOYS

January 24, 2018 midnight

Movers and shakers

January 24, 2018 midnight

GARCIA: Humanitarian failure

I am spiritually saddened by the recent deportation of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper from Detroit who was illegally brought into the U.S. from Mexico when he was 10 years old. Forced to return to Mexico, Mr. Garcia leaves behind his wife, 15-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. They are U.S. citizens and must now fend for themselves without him and his income.

January 24, 2018 midnight

McCONNELL: Your fault, Mitch

Who owned this government shutdown, Senator Mitch? Simple math proves it.

January 24, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES FILED

January 24, 2018 midnight

Labrador and legislators lacking in accountability

Back in 2016, Donald Trump made the phrase “Drain the Swamp” a popular theme of his campaign. This struck a chord with most Idahoans frustrated with cronyism, nepotism and backroom dealing in government. It now seems that certain local Idaho legislators are working hard against simple transparency and accountability.

January 24, 2018 midnight

OTTER: EO's shortcomings

Governor Otter touts his executive order on health care as a way to restore choice and competition to the insurance market, but his action couldn’t be further off base. Undoubtedly, the burden will be passed along to local taxpayers via Idaho’s County Indigent funds and Catastrophic Healthcare Cost Program.

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January 24, 2018 midnight

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Melody Kempton

DREAM WEAVERS
January 24, 2018 midnight

DREAM WEAVERS

By DEVIN WEEKS

January 24, 2018 midnight

Idaho prep boys basketball media poll

January 24, 2018 midnight

The next best thing to walking the red carpet

There’s something magical about the tradition of the Oscar red carpet arrivals. Since I was young, I’ve been fascinated with the bigger-than-life movie stars on their big night ­— the gowns and the jewels and the make-believe of it all.

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January 24, 2018 midnight

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Lois Joän Durand, 90

January 24, 2018 midnight

OBAMA: The real villain

You made a big mistake printing the Carlson piece Friday! He comes off just like a CNN talking points rant. His flawed claims of obstruction of justice and colluding with Russians, claiming “Facts are facts.” The facts are that a Congressional Memo that was just handed to Congress highlights that the exact opposite is true!

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January 24, 2018 midnight

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Robert E. Hartz, 74

January 24, 2018 midnight

Culinary words and meanings

“Go to the walk-in and bring me the mise en place for the chowder and make sure you grab the mirepoix,” the chef yells on my first night working as a dishwasher at Kinland Cove, an Italian, seafood restaurant in Northern California. Not wanting to look stupid and hoping to impress, I search for something that I might “walk-in” to, to retrieve things with French names that I’ve never heard of before.

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January 24, 2018 midnight

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Charles F. Shirley Jr.

January 24, 2018 midnight

TRUMP: Good news abounds

I read the scathing letter Friday from Betsy Rosenberg regarding our PRESIDENT. Your hatred must be a heavy burden.

January 24, 2018 midnight

Not the same rival, but still intense

It has been two years since the North Idaho College men’s and women’s basketball teams made the move from the NJCAA and Scenic West Athletic Conference to the more regionally-based Northwest Athletic Conference.

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January 24, 2018 midnight

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Sylvia Naomi Warren, 88

January 24, 2018 midnight

Congressional forum Sunday

COEUR d’ALENE — The six Republican candidates vying to represent Idaho's 1st Congressional District will participate in a candidate forum Sunday at the Coeur d’Alene Library.

January 24, 2018 midnight

BUSKING: Think it through

I read Jesse Warburton’s request of the Coeur d’Alene council members to support an ordinance to allow him to play his music on the street. I’m sure Mr. Warburton is an excellent musician, and I wish him success in every other venue besides the street. I’m afraid if this ordinance is passed, it will open the floodgates for every panhandler who hears about it to stake a claim on the narrow sidewalks of Sherman Avenue.

January 24, 2018 midnight

CAMERON: Let them grieve, Steve

In the Coeur d’Alene Press article “Where there’s water, danger lurks” by Steve Cameron, he talks about the Lancaster family’s comments about a barrier being installed at Hayden Lake boat ramp. I understand what the writer is saying about the gate. What I don’t agree with is why Cameron picked the brother’s words to write an article about.

January 24, 2018 midnight

Mall, launch, snow packed in mailbag

Whoa, we’ve let the mail pile up since sharing a bit of it.

Candidate for Congress visits  North Idaho
January 24, 2018 midnight

Candidate for Congress visits North Idaho

By BRIAN WALKER

Gymnastics, basketball, bowling and more
January 24, 2018 midnight

Gymnastics, basketball, bowling and more

RATHDRUM PARKS AND RECREATION

Today's ghastly groaner
January 24, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

John went to visit his 90-year-old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Idaho. After spending a great evening chatting the night away, John’s grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, “Are these plates clean?”

January 24, 2018 midnight

You asked, Brent, so here you go

Brent Regan, who presides over the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, isn't afraid to attach his name to criticisms of any kind. We appreciate that about him.

January 24, 2018 midnight

Rathdrum considers 55-plus proposal

RATHDRUM — Public hearings on a 53-lot, 55-and-older community will be among the items on the Rathdrum City Council’s agenda tonight during its first meeting of the twice-a-month schedule.

Tuesday, January 23

January 23, 2018 1:56 p.m.

Lawmaker apologizes for comment made during training

BOISE (AP) — A North Idaho lawmaker says he apologized to seven fellow legislators for an inappropriate comment he made during an anti-sexual harassment training earlier this year.

Kid Scoop 01-23
January 23, 2018 10:51 a.m.

Kid Scoop 01-23

January 23, 2018 9:31 a.m.

Flake's Denunciation of Trump Recalls Smith's Censure of McCarthy

Credit Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for speaking truth to power. His denunciation of President Trump’s “unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionally-protected free press,” punctuated by his vicious characterization of the Fourth Estate as “the enemy of the people,” and his “sustained attack on the truth,” could not be more timely—or necessary.

January 23, 2018 12:54 a.m.

Lake City girls win in double OT, clinch second in IEL

LEWISTON — It was a long trip and a long night, but the result was oh-so-important for the Lake City girls’ basketball team.

January 23, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 23, 2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS CASE NO. CV-17-9014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: MELVIN JOHN KNUTSON, Date of Death: 8/25/17 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the estate of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 4th day of January, 2018 /S/: BEVERLY KNUTSON, Personal Representative c/o Pamela Massey Callahan & Associates, Chtd. PO Box 2226 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816 CDA LEGAL 8860 JANUARY 9, 16, 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 midnight

Busking can be beautiful

Believed to derive from the Spanish verb “buscar” (to look for), buskers’ sounds and styles may not appeal to everyone, and certainly not all are talented. Nevertheless, street musicians are an old, global tradition.

January 23, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES GRANTED

BEST GRANDPA EVER?
January 23, 2018 midnight

BEST GRANDPA EVER?

By BRIAN WALKER

NIC wrestler improves both on and off the mat
January 23, 2018 midnight

NIC wrestler improves both on and off the mat

At first, Damian Trujillo wasn’t much for the spotlight.

January 23, 2018 midnight

Summit to offer tips for building a better workforce

Business Summit 2018: Best Kept Secrets to Building Your Workforce will be happening from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Parker Technical Education Center, as an opportunity for area businesses and human resource professionals to learn techniques on employee attraction, training and retention, to build bigger and more stable workforces for continued growth and success.

Today's ghastly groaner
January 23, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

The ringmaster burst into the circus owner’s office in a much disturbed state.

January 23, 2018 midnight

Otter proposes small cut in state funding for NIC

BOISE — North Idaho College President Rick MacLennan presented NIC’s budget request to the Idaho State Legislature Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee Monday, asking for a more than $1 million increase in state funding.

Accused child abusers to be tried together
January 23, 2018 midnight

Accused child abusers to be tried together

COEUR d’ALENE — A First District judge ruled that a Post Falls couple accused of beating and starving a 6-year-old boy will be tried together, but one of the charges will be peeled away into a separate case.

Post Falls man sentenced for seventh DUI
January 23, 2018 midnight

Post Falls man sentenced for seventh DUI

A Post Falls man will serve up to eight years in prison for his seventh conviction for driving under the influence.

January 23, 2018 midnight

Late bloomers, unite!

Population demographics for 2017 reveal only 3,563 people in Coeur d’Alene are older than 65. That means 40,574 never saw Howdy Doody, Soupy Sales or “American Bandstand.” No great loss when it came to Soupy Sales.

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January 23, 2018 midnight

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Noel Kimball, 49

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‘Pinky’ Edwina Brockway, 83

January 23, 2018 midnight

Local flu season may be past its peak

The worst of an already deadly flu season may be over, according to local health professionals.

January 23, 2018 midnight

U.S. 95 trail deal advances

By BRIAN WALKER

Monday, January 22

January 22, 2018 4:43 p.m.

Finalists announced in Cd'A school superintendent search

The Board of Trustees for Coeur d’Alene public schools will interview three candidates for the position of superintendent of the school district.

January 22, 2018 1:37 p.m.

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Mountain highs
January 22, 2018 11:35 a.m.

Mountain highs

Mountain culture, humor, life and sport are the stars of the show when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns next week to Coeur d’Alene.

Sports Schedule 1/22 - 1/27
January 22, 2018 10:29 a.m.

Sports Schedule 1/22 - 1/27

January 22, 2018 8:21 a.m.

Chris Carlson: Say Adios, Raul

Congressman Raul Labrador (R-1st CD-Idaho) ought to drop out of the race for the Republican nomination for Idaho governor. The reasons are multiple, but simple. They boil down to the incontestable fact that he and his administration would not be problem-solvers, they would be problem creators.

January 22, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 22, 2018

Best Hill Booster Pump Station - REBID CITY OF COEUR D'ALENE WATER DEPARTMENT Notice of Advertisement for Bids Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Coeur d'Alene at the office of the City Clerk, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 on or before the 14th of February 2018 until the hour of 2:00 p.m. for the Best Hill Booster Pump Station REBID Project. Bids will be opened in the Conference Room 5 at Coeur d'Alene City Hall and read aloud at said time and date. All interested individuals are welcome to attend. The project consists of construction of a new booster pump station and associated site work. Bid forms, bidder's instructions, specifications, and contract forms may be examined at the following locations: * City Clerk's Office, City of Coeur d'Alene, 710 Mullan Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho * J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc., 7825 Meadowlark Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho * Associated General Contractors, E. 4935 Trent, Spokane, Washington * Spokane Regional Plan Center, 209 N. Havana Street, Spokane, Washington * Idaho Associated General Contractors, 1649 W. Shoreline Dr. Suite 100, Boise, ID Copies may be obtained at the office of the City Clerk, 710 Mullan Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, (208) 769-2229 upon payment of Fifty Dollars and 00/100 ($50.00), non-refundable, for each set. The standard set of contract documents includes reduced (half size) drawings. Full-color copies of the plans must be used for Bidding purposes. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. on January 31, 2018, at J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. at 7825 Meadowlark Way, Coeur d'Alene ID. All bids shall be presented or otherwise delivered to the City Clerk in a sealed envelope and marked on the outside as "Bid for Best Hill Booster Pump Station - REBID". All bids shall contain one of the following forms of bidder's security in an amount equal to 5% of the amount bid: a) Cash, b) Cashiers Check made payable to the City, c) Certified Check made payable to the City, or d) Bidder's Bond executed by a qualified Idaho Surety Company, made payable to the City. Bids will remain subject to acceptance for thirty five (35) days after the bid opening. The City, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat.252, 42 US. C.§§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. Davis-Bacon Wage Rates will not be applicable to this project. The right is reserved to reject any or all Bids. Questions during bidding should be directed to Michelle Johnson, P.E. at J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. at 7825 Meadowlark Way; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; phone 208-762-8787; fax 208-762-9797; email mjohnson@jub.com. Dated this 11th day of January, 2018. Renata McLeod, City Clerk, CMC CDA LEGAL 8908 JANUARY 22, 29, 2018

January 22, 2018 midnight

School and Senior Lunches

Jan. 22-28

January 22, 2018 midnight

Fresh water is a precious resource for people in many parts of the world

Not much snow has fallen across the Coeur d’Alene area over the last week. Since last Sunday, only 0.3 inches of the white stuff was measured at Cliff’s station. For the season, as of early Sunday, there has been a total of 48.6 inches of snow, compared to a normal of around 44 inches.

January 22, 2018 midnight

Psst: Here's a tip for safe passwords

How secure is your password? You need to know. The best practice is to have different passwords for every website you visit and change them frequently.

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January 22, 2018 midnight

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Gordon A. Law, 67

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January 22, 2018 midnight

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Robert Byron Mann, 70

Today's ghastly groaner
January 22, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

A lady is walking down the street when she sees two men with a tall pole. One of the men is bracing the pole straight up and the other man is climbing up the pole with a tape measure. He almost gets the tape hooked on the top of the pole when the whole thing collapses.

Warrants
January 22, 2018 midnight

Warrants

Here is this week’s list of suspected lawbreakers sought by Kootenai County police agencies and the sheriff’s office:

Around here, Burt's the sound of music
January 22, 2018 midnight

Around here, Burt's the sound of music

COEUR d’ALENE — Denny Burt stood for the longest time at the end of his family’s driveway waiting for his mother to come home with a special gift.

January 22, 2018 midnight

ON THE AGENDA: Your government and schools in action

This list of local government meetings taking place this week includes just highlights from published meeting agendas that are available. To view the complete agenda, visit the web addresses included with the listings or call the entities directly.

Sunday, January 21

Ex-Post Falls star Mueller drafted by MLS's Timbers
January 21, 2018 11:58 p.m.

Ex-Post Falls star Mueller drafted by MLS's Timbers

Former Post Falls High soccer star Timmy Mueller was selected by the Portland Timbers in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft on Sunday.

January 21, 2018 11:57 p.m.

Perry wins at 184

OREGON CITY, Ore. — Levi Perry went 4-0 at 184 pounds for North Idaho College, beating Nolan Badovinac of Simon Fraser 7-3 in the championship match of the Clackamas Open on Sunday.

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MONDAY, Jan. 22

January 21, 2018 midnight

Kellogg tops St. Maries in OT

ST. MARIES — Chase Jerome scored 13 of his game-high 17 points in the second half and overtime for the Kellogg Wildcats in a 57-52 win over the St. Maries Lumberjacks in the boys Brawl for the Ball spirit game on Saturday.

January 21, 2018 midnight

TRUMP: Critics take flight

It gives me great concern to read letters from folks like John Empsall and others who might be of the liberal, bandwagon jumper sort. As soon as a negative Trump story hits the airwaves…they jump. And soon after, they need to eat crow when the truth comes out.

January 21, 2018 midnight

CDA Rec: Thanks to sponsors and coaches

CDA REC: Thanks coaches and sponsors

New construction, strong resale in Hayden's 55+ Leisure Park
January 21, 2018 midnight

New construction, strong resale in Hayden's 55+ Leisure Park

Some neighborhoods just age well. Hayden’s Leisure Park, an age 55-and-older community established in 1985, remains of the best of its kind in North Idaho.

January 21, 2018 midnight

LABRADOR: Best for economy

The national economy is beginning to boom. The bold, conservative-led, tax cutting plan passed in Washington and signed by President Trump put this in motion.

January 21, 2018 midnight

WARMING: Let's talk about it

Anyone who reads these letters regularly will recognize that I have taken a strong stand against the global warming hysteria that is often found on TV or in the press. Want to know more, look up my article “The Myth of Global Warming” found on the internet.

January 21, 2018 midnight

TRUMP: No love required

I voted for him, but have never really liked the guy. He’s arrogant, brash and almost always speaks without a filter. Unfortunately, he couldn’t care less about his popularity. Bottom line … Trump is simply not a likable person.

January 21, 2018 midnight

ABORTION: Morally illegal

This Monday marks 45 years since abortion was legalized in this land. It will never be lawful for all real law emanates from God.

January 21, 2018 midnight

BROOKS: Consumer columnist cheers

I just want to tell you that Bill Brooks offers a great service to people. So many times he is able to help you cut down the red tape and solve a problem that has been difficult. I know he has helped me. I am sure glad he is in The Press.

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Irene ‘Teenie’ Josephine Fisher-Howell, 95

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Michael ‘Mike’ ‘M.J.’ Joseph Vigue, 80

January 21, 2018 midnight

Who's got spirit? Everybody!

’Tis the season for spirit games.

January 21, 2018 midnight

Fifth-ranked Cardinals fall to top-ranked Clackamas

OREGON CITY, Ore. — Esco Walker, in and out of the lineup with an elbow injury, impressed with a technical fall at 125 pounds, but fifth-ranked (NJCAA) North Idaho College fell to top-ranked Clackamas Community College 34-14 on Saturday.

January 21, 2018 midnight

Lake City wins Van Tuinstra Duals

SPIRIT LAKE — Elijah Mills went 5-0 with five pins at 170 pounds for Lake City, which won all five of its duals on Saturday to capture the six-team Van Tuinstra Duals at Timberlake High.

January 21, 2018 midnight

Help is on the way, employers

Headline: 42 percent of current jobs going away. — Front page Cd’A Press, Jan. 19

New occupants planned for renovated Wiggett Building
January 21, 2018 midnight

New occupants planned for renovated Wiggett Building

Now called the Wiggett Building as Wiggett Antiques was the last business there (10 years ago), the original Montgomery Ward building (built in the 1920s) at Fourth and Lakeside has been purchased and is being completely reconstructed inside and out.

January 21, 2018 midnight

HEALTH CARE: Hypocrisy on display

George Eskridge and Craig Smith maintain that the important consideration when discussing health care is whether it is mandated and governed by the state or the federal government. This thinking dismisses compassion entirely. Americans who cannot afford health insurance or who have gone bankrupt because of health care expenses probably do not care if relief comes from Idaho or Washington, D.C. The Americans who benefit from the Affordable Care Act are simply grateful to have some help.

January 21, 2018 midnight

THORESON: Advice taken to heart

Kerri Thoreson, I look forward to your column every week. They are so full of good information and last week’s was a warning. Pay attention to the symptoms; “feelings” that you have as “just indigestion,” especially if you’re older.

January 21, 2018 midnight

Timberlake eases past Sandpoint

SANDPOINT — Brooke Jessen and Lilly Kelley each scored 12 points, and Timberlake hit some timely 3-pointers late in the game to break open a close contest and down host Sandpoint 48-41 on Saturday during senior night at Les Rogers Court.

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Robert Lockwood Convery, 82

January 21, 2018 midnight

Lessons from a tire man

I often use the expression, “One person can make all the difference in the world.”

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Shirley Jean Hill, 86

Milestone Announcements
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Milestone Announcements

ANNIVERSARIES

Foundation mission: Keep your hospital local
January 21, 2018 midnight

Foundation mission: Keep your hospital local

Editor’s note: Throughout 2018, The Press will be spotlighting local nonprofits with major impacts on our communities. This is an introduction to one of them.

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Patricia Ann Schoonover, 70

January 21, 2018 midnight

DISCLOSURE: What are you afraid of?

This past week Vito Barbieri and Heather Scott, North Idaho Representatives on the Idaho House State Affairs Committee, voted against financial disclosure for Idaho elected officials and candidates.

Rivalry  renewed  at Rolly
January 21, 2018 midnight

Rivalry renewed at Rolly

COEUR d’ALENE — There’s nothing better than a good rivalry game on a Saturday afternoon.

January 21, 2018 midnight

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SUNDAY, Jan. 21

The flush on foreclosures
January 21, 2018 midnight

The flush on foreclosures

By BRIAN WALKER

'Love Saves Lives'
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'Love Saves Lives'

By DEVIN WEEKS

Today's ghastly groaner
January 21, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

Sam the Clam and Louie the Lobster were playing in their band at the bottom of San Francisco Bay when a tsunami killed them both. Louie had lived a model life and went immediately to heaven. Sam, on the other hand, went the other way.

Saturday, January 20

January 20, 2018 midnight

Lakeland rallies late with pins to topple Sandpoint

SANDPOINT — Lakeland finished with pins in four of the final six bouts, and rallied from an 18-3 deficit to beat host Sandpoint 54-27 in the Battle for the Paddle spirit dual at Les Rogers Court on Friday.

Today's ghastly groaner
January 20, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

Theoretically, if two morons, one big and one little, were sitting on a park bench and they both pushed each other at the same time, which one would fall off the bench?

Get up and CHEER
January 20, 2018 midnight

Get up and CHEER

By DEVIN WEEKS

Teens (and parents), listen to Georgie
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Teens (and parents), listen to Georgie

Georgie Turk was puzzled.

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Colleen Graves, 84

The road to the Interstate Highway system
January 20, 2018 midnight

The road to the Interstate Highway system

Interstate freeways are a staple of life in the United States.

January 20, 2018 midnight

Budget challenge projected for Cd'A schools

COEUR d’ALENE — Public school officials in Coeur d’Alene are looking for ways to stabilize a budget that has been balanced in recent years using quick fixes the district’s business manager says are not sustainable.

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Bonnie June May, 94

Post Falls fends  off Lake City, clinches 5A IEL title
January 20, 2018 midnight

Post Falls fends off Lake City, clinches 5A IEL title

COEUR d’ALENE — As expected, Post Falls clinched the 5A Inland Empire League girls basketball championship Friday night.

Trojans clutch late
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Trojans clutch late

COEUR d’ALENE — Like many of his teammates, Post Falls High senior Jake Pfennigs spent most of the game roaming the perimeter.

January 20, 2018 midnight

Cardinals sweep at Umpqua Duals

ROSEBURG, Ore. — North Idaho, ranked fifth in the latest NJCAA poll, geared up for tonight’s showdown against top-ranked Clackamas with a sweep of 11th ranked Southwestern Oregon and Umpqua at the Riverhawks Duals on Friday.

January 20, 2018 midnight

Public hearing will be held Jan. 31 on U.S. 95 improvements

COEUR d’ALENE— The Idaho Transportation Department is having an open house to share information and answer questions about proposed improvements to the section of U.S. 95 between Interstate 90 and Idaho Highway 53 in Kootenai County. The Wednesday, Jan. 31, hearing will be at the Idaho Transportation Department District 1 office at 600 W. Prairie Ave. in Coeur d’Alene from 4 to 7 p.m.

Movers and shakers
January 20, 2018 midnight

Movers and shakers

Levesey joins HMH Engineering

January 20, 2018 midnight

Vikings start cold, but beat Lewiston

COEUR d’ALENE — The bad news is that Coeur d’Alene didn’t score a basket in the first 5:30 of Friday’s 5A Inland Empire League game.

Airbnb takes off in Idaho
January 20, 2018 midnight

Airbnb takes off in Idaho

COEUR d’ALENE — There was a time when Rob Frazer’s friends rented rooms in the house he purchased eight years ago in a Ramsey Road neighborhood not far from the fire hall.

Friday, January 19

January 19, 2018 4:05 p.m.

Montana men arrested after road rage incident

Two Montana men were arrested early Thursday morning after an alleged road rage incident in Coeur d’Alene.

January 19, 2018 11:21 a.m.

Ramsey Transfer Station to close temporarily

The Kootenai County Solid Waste Department announced that the Ramsey Transfer Station will be temporarily closed, for approximately two weeks, to all commercial and residential haulers due to floor repairs in the main transfer building.

January 19, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 19, 2018

STORAGE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Idaho Code 45-805 that on the 20th day of January 2018, at the hour of 11:00 A.M. at A Better Storage Solution LLC located at , 995 N. Boulder Ct., Post Falls, Idaho, a public auction shall be held for the purpose of selling any and all personal property located within: Unit# 406 ; Holly Turrell. 1065 W. Sargent Loop, Worley Id 83876. MISC. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS and some tools. Unit #518 ; Dale Kronich, P.O. Box 94, Veradale, WA 99037. Misc. Household Items. Unit #577 ; Samantha DeGraw, 108 E. 12th Street Post Falls, ID 83854. Misc household furniture and items. Unit #657 ; Marty Lang, 7258 Wheatland Coeur D' Alene, ID 83815. Misc items, Tools, fishing gear, shelving and shovels. Unit #682 : Danika White, 2107 N. Walnut Street #A, Post Falls, ID 83854. Misc. Household items and some furniture. Unit #701; Will Haines, 1448 Watercress, Post FAlls, ID 83854. Misc. Tools, form boards and concrete laying equipment. To satisfy liens against these units and in favor of A BETTER STORAGE SOLUTION LLC, on said personal property as authorized by Idaho Code 45-805. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said lien is for unpaid rents, late fees, together with cost and fees for lien. The proceeds of the sale shall be applied to the discharge of said sale. Units will be sold separately, on the same day of January 20th, 2018. A Better Storage Solution LLC Dated this Day of January 8, 2018 CDA LEGAL 8873 JANUARY 12, 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 midnight

CENTER: The very best care

They are the healers, givers, and even soldiers who fight on behalf of their patients’ well-being and ensure the integrity of their patients’ emotional and physical health. They are beloved mothers, aspiring students and adventurous souls who chose a field to serve their community in a specialized and challenging industry that treats the complex diseases of cancer, MS and rheumatoid arthritis. They are nurses of the Kootenai County Interlake Cancer Services Center. They serve as a testament to the greatness of our region and ensure its continuing progress toward unearthing cures that not only save lives, but allow them to be lived to the fullest.

January 19, 2018 midnight

Transparency takes a kick to the groin

Thanks, Vito, for keeping the lights off.

January 19, 2018 midnight

ART: Local is better

Read in Friday’s Press dated Jan. 12 that the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is looking for artists to create bike racks for the library. To me this is demeaning to our local artists. It is my understanding that not one of the artists from Idaho was chosen to have their “art” erected at our local park. All “art” came from out of state.

January 19, 2018 midnight

AHLQUIST: Best for business

Coeur d’Alene is home to many thriving businesses that need skilled labor. We need a bold new leader in the governor’s office with a fresh approach to creating a climate in which industry thrives. As an owner of several businesses, I support Tommy Ahlquist for governor. Tommy is a doer who will help Coeur d’Alene to continue to grow by lowering the burden of taxes on business owners, generate skilled workers by partnering students with industry and set an example of getting things done, just like we do in the business world. Tommy Ahlquist is a political outsider, a businessman and understands how things operate in the real world, not just the political world.

January 19, 2018 midnight

'Importance of Being Earnest' coming to LCHS

COEUR d’ALENE — Oscar Wilde’s most famous play “The Importance of Being Earnest” is in production at Lake City High School.

January 19, 2018 midnight

State board of education endorses higher education CEO proposal

A plan to create a higher education CEO position for Idaho received unanimous support Thursday from the Idaho State Board of Education.

January 19, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES FILED

January 19, 2018 midnight

Genealogy resources abound in Cd'A area

I very much enjoyed the recent Coeur Voice article about family history and family stories, and I couldn’t agree more with the value of discovering our ancestors’ stories. However, I must disagree with the last paragraph. There is plenty of information available free in our area.

January 19, 2018 midnight

POLITICS: Everyone's an independent

The deep divide in our country between Democrats and Republicans seems to be getting deeper. I’m not sure if coming together on most issues is possible. My suggestion is to dissolve both parties and instead call everyone “Independent.” It would have an immediate equalizing effect, if even just psychologically.

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Ernest ‘Ernie’ Adelbert Neumann, 94

January 19, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

Two cannibals were talking about their catch of the day and dinner.

Knee-slapping laughter in Coeur d'Alene
January 19, 2018 midnight

Knee-slapping laughter in Coeur d'Alene

Alvin Williams loves to laugh. More importantly, he loves to make other people laugh. And that’s exactly what he does. Williams brings his comedy gigs to audiences across the country and overseas.

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Jennifer Elliot Mackey, 95

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Tracy Rand Sloan, 46

January 19, 2018 midnight

Once to every person

There’s an old song the words of which should resonate with all Americans: “Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide in the struggle for truth and justice for the good or evil side…”

January 19, 2018 midnight

CLUBS: Make sweet music

Ramsey Magnet School of Science recently received two grants from two fantastic local organizations: Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene and Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene. Rotary funded the purchase of 15 clarinets totaling $1,700. These instruments will be played day in and day out and will be used to start a beginning band program. Kiwanis donated funds to purchase penny whistles which has allowed me to teach kindergarten and first-graders the joys of playing instruments. I am very thankful to live in a community with organizations like these that supports the arts so fully. THANK YOU Rotary and Kiwanis and thank you Coeur d’Alene for your continued support.

January 19, 2018 midnight

RIGHTS: Support Marsy's Law

Five years ago, my teenage daughter was raped. The trauma of that crime, the offender’s subsequent behavior and living through the trial and sentencing phases of the case have profoundly and irrevocably changed my daughter’s life, as well as our family’s.

January 19, 2018 midnight

Movie Times

Post Falls woman comes home a transplant survivor
January 19, 2018 midnight

Post Falls woman comes home a transplant survivor

POST FALLS — Saying goodbye to her family for what could have been the final time was one of the hardest things Alex Heisel ever had to do.

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Sharon Ruth Holcomb, 74

January 19, 2018 midnight

MLK EVENT: Gratitude galore

On behalf of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Board, we wish to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to the Coeur d’Alene Press for your outstanding and in-depth coverage of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fifth Grade Children’s Program for the past 33 years.

January 19, 2018 midnight

Where there's water, danger lurks

It was a tragedy.

January 19, 2018 midnight

PLOWING: Citizen suggestions

Why do people shovel or snowblow their driveways/sidewalks back into the freshly plowed streets? Why park your car on the street (and have to dig it out later) while your garage is filled with junk? The county/city might publish a snowplow schedule once in awhile to alert people where they will be plowing so folks have an opportunity to move their vehicles. Just a thought.

January 19, 2018 midnight

TRUMP: Enough, already

Everyone is talking about whether the president of the United States of America is mentally competent to hold office. I have an idea, a really great idea to test him. After all, Mr. Trump was once a reality star. What about testing him with game shows?

Cd'A all ears on busking request
January 19, 2018 midnight

Cd'A all ears on busking request

COEUR d’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene musician Jesse Warburton is hoping for change.

Thursday, January 18

Vikings finish strong, keep Cup
January 18, 2018 10:32 p.m.

Vikings finish strong, keep Cup

COEUR d’ALENE — The Lake City Timberwolves got the draw they wanted, and the lead they had hoped for.

January 18, 2018 10:31 p.m.

Timberlake handles Moscow's press for win

BOYS

January 18, 2018 10:19 p.m.

Sandpoint football coach Yarno resigns

SANDPOINT — Citing personal family matters, Sandpoint head football coach George Yarno tendered his resignation on Thursday, capping a two year stint that saw his teams go 7-13 and make the state tournament both years.

January 18, 2018 10:17 p.m.

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January 18, 2018 10:16 p.m.

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January 18, 2018 8:39 a.m.

Tax reform could drive down gas and electric bills

Your gas and electric bills could be a little less hefty, a result of the recently passed GOP tax reform legislation.

January 18, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 18, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE Kootenai Hospital District d/b/a: Kootenai Health 2003 Kootenai Health Way Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Phase 2, Facility Master Plan East Expansion - 3rd Floor Build-out Request For Prequalification Building and Specialty Contractors Pursuant to Idaho Code, Title 67, Chapter 28 (67-2805, paragraph 3(b)), Kootenai Health has determined that due to the complex nature of the Phase 2, Facility Master Plan East Expansion- 3rd Floor Build-out (Project), Idaho licensed building and specialty contractors shall meet preliminary supplemental qualifications if they intend to competitively bid any work that is related to the Project as listed below: A. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Controls B. Plumbing C. Electrical, Communications and Electronic Safety/Security Prequalification Requirements: Each interested subcontractor will be required to submit to Bouten Construction Company, Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), a completed copy of the Request for Prequalification (RFP) no later than Friday, January 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM (PST). The RFP responses will be evaluated in accordance with the established criteria as set forth in the RFP to determine which subcontractors will be eligible to submit bids to Bouten Construction Company for the applicable Projects. Only those firms meeting the minimum RFP Criteria and scoring a minimum 90 points will be eligible to submit bids. Optional requirement: At Bouten Construction Company's sole discretion, a current copy of the subcontractor's most recent audited financial statement may be requested and shall be submitted upon request. Following the prequalification process, a list of prequalified subcontractors will be published and only those firms who have been prequalified will be allowed to bid the Projects. Project Description: The project consists of the interior build-out of the shelled 3rd floor of the East Expansion, approximately 25,000 square feet in size. The build-out will be nearly identical to the 2nd floor including 32 new patient rooms, nurse stations, and other staff use areas. The project scope includes general, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire protection construction. An add alternate will be considered to remodel the 3rd floor of the legacy tower as part of this project. The phasing and sequencing of construction will require careful coordination to ensure that patient, public, and staff safety is maintained at all times. Subcontractors will be expected to participate in and abide by all requirements related to safety, infection control, coordination of work, and Lean practices that will be implemented on the Project. Request for Prequalification Process: Bouten Construction Company, Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), on behalf of Kootenai Health will be conducting this prequalification process. Subcontractors may obtain a copy of the RFP document by contacting: Kalee Erickson, Project Coordinator Bouten Construction Company 509-535-3531 kaleee@ boutenconstruction.com All questions related to the RFP or any matter involving this prequalification process shall be directed to Kalee Erickson at the email address or phone number listed above. Responses to questions from interested parties will be distributed via written addendum prior to the RFP due date. Interested subcontractors shall submit five (5) paper copies of the completed RFP to Bill Bouten no later than Friday, January 26, 2018, at 12:00 PM (PST) at the following address: Bill Bouten, Construction Manager Bouten Construction Company 627 N. Napa Street Spokane, WA 99202 CDA LEGAL 8875 JANUARY 11, 18, 2018

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Robert Warren Bumbaugh Sr., 80

January 18, 2018 midnight

Cardinals fall to Walla Walla

- MEN

Wisniewski to run for Idaho House seat
January 18, 2018 midnight

Wisniewski to run for Idaho House seat

Tony Wisniewski has announced his candidacy for the Idaho House of Representatives District 3 Seat B.

January 18, 2018 midnight

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Idaho's a fine place to retire

Idaho made yet another top 10 list of best places to retire. Talk about stating the obvious; gorgeous scenery, affordable living, quality medical facilities, vibrant and friendly communities.

January 18, 2018 midnight

Ginno construction submits low bid for LCHS expansion

COEUR d’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene Public Schools on Wednesday opened general contractor bids to expand and update Lake City High School.

January 18, 2018 midnight

Midtown misfortune

COEUR d’ALENE — A plan to revitalize a part of Coeur d’Alene that has been in a funk for decades took a nosedive Wednesday when officials made public that just one developer showed interest in investing in a half-acre chunk of property along Fourth Street north of downtown.

January 18, 2018 midnight

Momentum, and other big wins

Timberlake’s girls basketball team can wrap up a perfect season against 4A Inland Empire League opponents if the Tigers can win at Sandpoint on Saturday.

January 18, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES FILED

Plowing through some cold truths
January 18, 2018 midnight

Plowing through some cold truths

Shocker: It snows in North Idaho.

Trail appears to be a go
January 18, 2018 midnight

Trail appears to be a go

COEUR d’ALENE — Bicycle advocates rode a county commissioner’s support on Wednesday to what is expected to lead to the reconstruction of the trail on the east side of U.S. 95 from Appleway Avenue to Highway 53.

Today's ghastly groaner
January 18, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

What did Kenny Rogers say when the tire fell off his car?

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Kristin Kay Erick, 69

January 18, 2018 midnight

Remembering wolves amid efforts to keep or kill them

I remember two wolves in particular.

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Robert ‘Bob’ E. Pate, 87

January 18, 2018 midnight

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Contract alert: Read fine print - on both sides

In past columns I have stressed how important it is that consumers thoroughly read any contract they sign. This last week I had a consumer come to me with a problem they were having with a vacuum cleaner company that sells its wares door-to-door and by referrals.

January 18, 2018 midnight

Committee kills financial disclosure proposal

COEUR d’ALENE — A movement calling for Idaho to join the rest of the states that require lawmakers to disclose information about their personal finances took a step backward Thursday.

One million reasons to smile
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One million reasons to smile

By DEVIN WEEKS

January 18, 2018 midnight

Post Falls to explore new bus route option further

By BRIAN WALKER

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Leanne Asper

Wednesday, January 17

January 17, 2018 5:18 p.m.

Dial in to talk to Idaho legislative leaders

Idaho residents have the opportunity to attend a town hall meeting by telephone Thursday with Sen. Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, and Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley. The conversation will be moderated by AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel who will take questions from callers from throughout the state. Hill is the president pro tem of the Idaho Senate and Bedke is the speaker of the house.

January 17, 2018 11:56 a.m.

Fulcher announces town hall in Rathdrum

Russ Fulcher, a former state senator and Republican candidate for Idaho’s open congressional seat, will host a town hall-style forum next week in Rathdrum.

January 17, 2018 10:24 a.m.

Legislative committee kills bill calling for financial disclosures for elected officials

The House State Affairs Committee has killed legislation from its own chairman – endorsed unanimously by a legislative interim committee – to impose Idaho’s first-ever personal financial disclosure requirement for elected officials.

North Idaho Skate Park Association plans fundraiser
January 17, 2018 8:02 a.m.

North Idaho Skate Park Association plans fundraiser

This spring, the city of Coeur d’Alene will break ground on a new, world-class skate park. Envisioned as “a place to gather, learn, build confidence and resilience,” the park will be as diverse and exciting as the community it serves.

January 17, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 17, 2018

Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice By The Mall Storage - Located at 6176 N Government Way, Dalton Gardens, ID 83815 intends to hold a bid sale of self-storage units by the following persons in default of payment. The sale will occur at the storage facility: By The Mall Storage - Government Way on 1/29/18 at 12:00 PM. Delaney, Mary: 1485 W. Heron, Hayden ID 83835 - household items Ihli, Lisa: 3291 W Parda Dr, Coeur d Alene ID 83815 - household items All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. CDA LEGAL 8917 JANUARY 17, 24, 2018

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Crucita ‘Christina’ Parades Olivas Shields, 80

January 17, 2018 midnight

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Cd'A School District to host budget workshop Friday

COEUR d’ALENE — The Board of Trustees for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools will receive a mid-year status report on the school district’s budget Friday.

January 17, 2018 midnight

Bonus days are a blessing

Here’s a personal On This Date in History:

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Phyllis Lenore Vanairsdale, 89

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Verda Colleen Hansen, 87

Fugitive Scovel sought by authorities
January 17, 2018 midnight

Fugitive Scovel sought by authorities

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Everett William Scovel.

January 17, 2018 midnight

TRAIL: An economic boost

We recently traveled to Whitefish for a family reunion. Upon arrival, we headed to a bike shop. We asked the owner about bicycle trails in the area. His response? If it was bike trails that we wanted, we should go to Coeur d’Alene.

Hoop shoot, gymnastics, bowling and more
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Hoop shoot, gymnastics, bowling and more

ELKS HOOP SHOOT

January 17, 2018 midnight

TRAIL: Its bright future

Dear County Commissioners,

January 17, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES FILED

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Sam Matheson

January 17, 2018 midnight

Napierala, Kootenai girls sharp from stripe

• GIRLS

January 17, 2018 midnight

Local paving projects earn national awards

COEUR d’ALENE — Three North Idaho projects have received recognition from the National Asphalt and Paving Association for high-quality paving.

January 17, 2018 midnight

GIZMO: Rest of the story

Matt Roetter, it seems very obvious that you did not do any research about Gizmo prior to publishing your article. If you had, you would find that the Muellers donate their time, to the tune of about 60 hours a week, to provide the community with an incredible program that provides tools for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge and skills in a large variety of areas. Not to mention what they do for kids who want to learn about computers, CAD, programming, robotics, math, science, etc.

January 17, 2018 midnight

Cardinals get practice in scramble mode

You might have thought the challenges of traveling within the conference were past the North Idaho College men’s and women’s basketball teams after moving to the more regional-friendly Northwest Athletic Conference from the far-flung Scenic West Athletic Conference.

January 17, 2018 midnight

IMMIGRATION: This has merit

President Trump allegedly said that Haiti and African nations were “s***hole” countries. While some of us were shocked by the vulgarity of his comments, others may have thought it was just Trump being “politically incorrect” again. But Trump’s words are not the real issue here. The rest of Trump’s comments are more disturbing.

A voyage of discovery at Invent Idaho
January 17, 2018 midnight

A voyage of discovery at Invent Idaho

By DEVIN WEEKS

Launch safety questioned
January 17, 2018 midnight

Launch safety questioned

By BRIAN WALKER

Traffic signals get green light
January 17, 2018 midnight

Traffic signals get green light

A city plan to replace 11 traffic signals in downtown Coeur d’Alene could take an $84,000 chunk out of the city budget.

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Charles ‘Charlie’ Joseph Allen, 94

Today's ghastly groaner
January 17, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

It was a windy day in Kaycee, Wyo. A cowboy walked into a saloon wearing a paper hat, a paper shirt, a paper scarf, paper pants and paper chaps.

January 17, 2018 midnight

Rental fee schedule adopted

The fees imposed on the owners of vacation rental properties in Coeur d’Alene are not going up. They are, however, being ushered in.

January 17, 2018 midnight

Strive to be a servant-leader

“I really want to know what you think,” I say to a teacher who, by the look on her face, has never been asked to share her thoughts on the work she does. Uncomfortable silence followed by even more uncomfortable laughter fills the room as the educator searches for an answer. I say nothing, waiting for her to speak. As the principal and trained as a psychotherapist, I understand that silence, even when uncomfortable, offers one time to truly own one’s thinking.

January 17, 2018 midnight

Mall analysis blows up mailbox

Are we cheerleaders for local businesses? Yes.

January 17, 2018 midnight

TRAIL: 'No' vote an epic fail

It has been a longstanding goal of bicycle/pedestrian advocacy groups to rebuild the existing trail along the east side of Highway 95 to current standards for non-motorized use along this corridor.

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January 17, 2018 midnight

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A.L. Rick Padilla, 90

January 17, 2018 midnight

SENIORS: Work ethic lessons

As a senior seeking help at my house, I wish The Press could do an article related to people like myself who would like to hire high school students for snow and yard work. I have contacted TWO area schools and have received ZERO response.

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January 17, 2018 midnight

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Richard Bentz, 49

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Bernadette Johnson

January 17, 2018 midnight

A breath of fresh North Idaho air

For a mental health tuneup, sometimes you just have to turn away from the political conflagration that’s consuming our nation.

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Carl A. Peters, 77

Tuesday, January 16

January 16, 2018 4:28 p.m.

It's Time for a Fresh Approach & New Ideas in the Governor's Office

Idahoans, including myself, appreciate Governor Butch Otter’s 12 years of longstanding service to the State of Idaho. His efforts are truly to be commended. As we look to the future of our great state though – it’s time we say goodbye to the status quo and career politician model – and bring a fresh approach, new ideas and real-world experience to the Governor’s office.

January 16, 2018 2:19 p.m.

Alcohol pointed to in fatal boat launch crash

Investigators think alcohol intoxication contibuted to a fatal crash Saturday when a vehicle went into the water at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch in Hayden.

Kid Scoop 01-16
January 16, 2018 1:32 p.m.

Kid Scoop 01-16

January 16, 2018 1:03 p.m.

Vote for Best of 2018! Dave Cannon

January 16, 2018 11 a.m.

Hearing Jan. 25 on Hwy 41 expansion; ITD seeks public comments

COEUR d’ALENE — The Idaho Transportation Department wants to hear from members of the public about a planned expansion of Highway 41 from Prairie Avenue to Boekel Road. A public hearing will be held Jan. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at ITD’s Coeur d’Alene office, 600 W. Prairie Ave.

Crossing culinary boundaries
January 16, 2018 10:13 a.m.

Crossing culinary boundaries

Forget the cheeseburger and fries. These Coeur d’Alene-area eateries go outside the box and offer food you might not typically expect to find in North Idaho.

January 16, 2018 10:04 a.m.

Idaho House passes unemployment tax bill

The Idaho House has voted unanimously – 69-0 – in favor of HB 335, to cut unemployment insurance taxes for Idaho employers. The move sends the bill to the Senate side.

January 16, 2018 10:02 a.m.

JUDD JONES: Seasonal Soreness

Welcome to the season of the gym.

January 16, 2018 9:50 a.m.

THE CONVERSATION:

Recently, while on my way to the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, I made a quick “Pittsburgh left” – taking a left turn just as the light turns green – while facing a driverless car.

A room full of weirdness
January 16, 2018 9:43 a.m.

A room full of weirdness

Eric Billings loves bad movies and he’s hoping about 60 to 80 other people do, too.

From adversity to art
January 16, 2018 9:32 a.m.

From adversity to art

BONNERS FERRY — Despite being blind in one eye, 59-year-old Mickey Hughes brings depth and clarity to his artwork. His pencil drawings of people and animals are capturing the attention of the Bonners Ferry art community, yet he has not had much of a chance to share his work with the general public.

January 16, 2018 12:33 a.m.

Evans' triple-double leads NIC men to win

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — A triple-double by North Idaho College guard RayQuan Evans, along with a big day at the free-throw line, helped the visiting Cardinals cruise past Big Bend 94-76 Monday in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball action.

January 16, 2018 12:23 a.m.

Well-traveled Trojans win near Seattle

KENT, Wash. — The first six weeks of the season have taken Post Falls’ boys basketball team to Las Vegas, eastern and western Washington. And the Trojans have tasted victory in all three locales.

Duncan makes another run for county commissioner
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Duncan makes another run for county commissioner

Rathdrum resident Leslie Duncan announced her candidacy for Kootenai County commissioner, District 3.

Rogers joins Kootenai Health Foundation Board of Directors
January 16, 2018 midnight

Rogers joins Kootenai Health Foundation Board of Directors

Kootenai Health Foundation announced the addition of Heidi Rogers, Ed.D., as a member of the board of directors. Rogers began serving a three-year term on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

January 16, 2018 midnight

Question is, who are you?

What began as an everyday greeting at a workout Sunday soon resulted in one of those consciousness-raising moments. Ironic, really; Peak Fitness is where one normally focuses on the body, not the mind. Yet in a way, apropos.

Today's ghastly groaner
January 16, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

Did you hear about the two cannibals in the jungle that were brothers and had not seen each other for 10 years?

Humble off the court, but a Bulldog on it
January 16, 2018 midnight

Humble off the court, but a Bulldog on it

From the day she first picked up a basketball in the driveway to catching it in the paint at The Arena in Post Falls, Melody Kempton has given everything she had to get better.

Calam Shriners install Cd'A native as Potentate
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Calam Shriners install Cd'A native as Potentate

Coeur d’Alene native David R. Garnett was elected and installed as the 2018 Potentate of Calam Shriners on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Lewiston.

Christmas hangover
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Christmas hangover

COEUR d’ALENE — An attorney for a Hayden homeowners group is asking for a portion of a much publicized lawsuit against West Hayden Estates subdivision to be dismissed for lack of evidence.

January 16, 2018 midnight

New bus route up for debate

POST FALLS — With the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare considering moving from Coeur d’Alene to Riverbend Commerce Park and demand from businesses on Post Falls’ west side, a fourth Citylink bus route in the urban area of the county is being considered.

The great false alarm
January 16, 2018 midnight

The great false alarm

By BRIAN WALKER

Monday, January 15

Shuler receives posthumous medal of achievement
January 15, 2018 11:07 a.m.

Shuler receives posthumous medal of achievement

Idaho human rights leader Marilyn Shuler received the 2018 Idaho Medal of Achievement posthumously Monday from Gov. Butch Otter.

January 15, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 15, 2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS (I.C. SECTION 15-3-801) CASE NO. CV-17-9364 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JULIA ANN FREE, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Carolyn Sue Fall has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named Decedent. All persons having claims against the Decedent or the Estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 11th day of January, 2018. /S/: JOHN F. MAGNUSON, ISB #4270 Attorney for Carolyn Sue Fall Personal Representative to the Estate of Julia Ann Free P.O. Box 2350 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-2350 Telephone: (208) 667-0100 Facsimile: (208) 667-0500 CDA LEGAL 8903 JANUARY 15, 22, 29, 2018

Today's ghastly groaner
January 15, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

Two hunters hired a pilot to fly them to Canada to hunt moose. They bagged four.

January 15, 2018 midnight

Old? Yep. Stupid? No way!

Why is it that phone and internet scammers seem to target us “old” folks? (I was born in the first half of last century.) As they say, “I was born at night, just not last night.”

Essential oils diffuse into modern culture 
January 15, 2018 midnight

Essential oils diffuse into modern culture 

To keep her babies soothed and calm, Coeur d'Alene mom Allie Stinson has an aromatic item in her parenting toolbox: lavender oil.

January 15, 2018 midnight

School and Senior Lunches

School menus

January 15, 2018 midnight

ON THE AGENDA: Your local government and schools in action

This list of local government meetings taking place this week includes just highlights from published meeting agendas that are available. To view the complete agenda, visit the web addresses included with the listings or call the entities directly.

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Edith Marie Reed, 94

Warrants
January 15, 2018 midnight

Warrants

Here is this week’s list of suspected lawbreakers sought by Kootenai County police agencies and the sheriff’s office:

January 15, 2018 midnight

Weather extremes are off to a fast start for 2018

Our last big storm across the Coeur d’Alene area late last week created a slushy mess in many spots. At Cliff’s station, nearly 6 inches of snow fell from that system, bringing our seasonal total to 48.3 inches. The normal for an entire season is 69.7 inches.

Sunday, January 14

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January 14, 2018 11:28 p.m.

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January 14, 2018 midnight

TICKET: A positive view

Friday, I made a donation to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department. I really can’t think of a more worthy organization to receive my $90 donation, and here’s why.

January 14, 2018 midnight

LEGISLATURE: Praise for Scott

The governor called a “special session” last year to deal with a bill that did not pass the 2016 Legislature. It dealt with international child support enforcement. Sound good? Well, thank goodness, nine members of the House of Representatives asked for more details. They discovered this bill actually allowed international law to supersede state law. If an individual in a foreign country claims child support from an Idaho citizen, that individual automatically has to pay with no questions asked. Therefore, if someone in Idaho is ordered to pay child support, they have no legal recourse; even if the Idaho citizen isn’t legally related to the child.

January 14, 2018 midnight

Sandpoint grinds out 4A IEL victory at Moscow

MOSCOW — A dominating second quarter and strong interior defense were big keys as the Sandpoint Bulldogs earned a 39-35 4A Inland Empire League win over the Moscow Bears on Saturday at Bear Den.

January 14, 2018 midnight

Best of North Idaho contest is here again

It’s time to decide North Idaho’s best businesses in 2018.

Maximum mac and cheese
January 14, 2018 midnight

Maximum mac and cheese

By DEVIN WEEKS

January 14, 2018 midnight

HITLER: A history lesson

In the course of studying history, I judged that Hitler’s general intelligence was not superior. I also thought that his monstrous biases were due to his experiences in life.

January 14, 2018 midnight

OBAMACARE: Little delivers blow

It’s been eight long years since President Obama and the Democrats in Congress passed Obamacare. Since then, prices have increased dramatically, yet it looks like we’re finally going to get some relief.

January 14, 2018 midnight

A smile adds face value

Readers of this column know that I am a big fan of Dale Carnegie, the master of making friends. I carry an excerpt from one of his books with me and often share it when I am speaking to groups. It’s about the value of a smile, and I hope you learn as much from it as I have:

January 14, 2018 midnight

Cardinal men fly past TVCC

- MEN’S BASKETBALL

January 14, 2018 midnight

CANADIAN: Christmas praise for Cd'A

I recently spent a wonderful two weeks in Coeur d’Alene. It was great to see Christmas celebrated so openly in your city. This doesn’t happen in my town anymore. It’s not politically correct to say CHRISTMAS anymore. Whereas, in Coeur d’Alene, I was not only greeted by the personnel in the stores with “Merry Christmas,” many of the stores had Christmas greetings painted on the windows. Season’s greeting and happy holidays doesn’t cut it: It’s Christmas.

January 14, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

A man runs in to a bar and tells the bartender to quickly pour him a shot of whiskey.

January 14, 2018 midnight

How do you study without a roof over your head?

When Jessica Rankin left her children in the motel so she could go to work, she would tell them to never open the door to anybody — ever.

Lakeside living beckons at Dover Bay's Marina Town
January 14, 2018 midnight

Lakeside living beckons at Dover Bay's Marina Town

It’s cold and snowy, but imagine just a few short months from now — sunny skies, warm temperatures and your own picturesque view of Lake Pend Oreille.

EWU AD Chaves takes North Dakota job
January 14, 2018 midnight

EWU AD Chaves takes North Dakota job

Bill Chaves, athletic director at Eastern Washington since 2007, on Saturday was named to a similar position at the University of North Dakota.

January 14, 2018 midnight

Maybe Zags should consider going East

As the Zags continue to beat up on the mostly inferior competition in the West Coast Conference, you start to wonder ...

Milestone Announcements
January 14, 2018 midnight

Milestone Announcements

ENGAGEMENT

January 14, 2018 midnight

Kistler's hoop lifts Timberlake past Priest River

PRIEST RIVER — Sheldon Kistler scored in traffic with 9 seconds left, and the Timberlake Tigers roared back from a slow start to beat the Priest River Spartans 48-47 in Intermountain League play Saturday night in the boys’ Battle of the Buck spirit game.

Community Thanks
January 14, 2018 midnight

Community Thanks

Wreaths: A job well done

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January 14, 2018 midnight

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Lina (PuFahl) McFarland

January 14, 2018 midnight

LITTLE: Takes correct stand

Over the past year, when I hear the words “health care,” the next words that come to mind are: “Rising premiums, increasing deductible, 300 percent price increase for the same service, loss of choice, no cross-state competition to keep prices down.” And yes, these are real examples I’ve heard from multiple area residents.

Post Falls beats Lakeland, wins fourth straight River City Duals
January 14, 2018 midnight

Post Falls beats Lakeland, wins fourth straight River City Duals

POST FALLS — If Saturday’s championship dual in the 21st annual River City Duals is any indication, there’s going to be a lot to celebrate on the prairie come late February.

Saturday, January 13

January 13, 2018 11:58 p.m.

Tomlinson Sotheby's Realty is moving

With the history of helping people meet their real estate goals with a particular focus on high-value properties, Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty has moved to an expanded location at 211 E. Sherman Ave. (the former home of Painter’s Chair Gallery) downtown.

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January 13, 2018 12:35 a.m.

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The 20th annual Fish games were played before a packed house estimated at 2,700. After the boys game, judges awarded Lake City the wooden fish plaque as the winner of the spirit competition, based on spirit shown by its students and fans, and not influenced by the results of the game. It was the eighth straight year Lake City won the Fish.

January 13, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 13, 2018

ANOTHER SUMMONS Case No. CV16-51 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI IN THE MATTER OF: LEWIS MICHAEL PEHRSON DOB: 06/05/2016 A Child Under Eighteen Years of Age. In the Matter of the Termination of the Parental Rights of: TIFFANY MARIE PEHRSON, Mother THE STATE OF IDAHO SENDS GREETINGS TO: TIFFANY MARIE PEHRSON YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights between LEWIS MICHAEL PEHRSON and his mother, TIFFANY MARIE PEHRSON, has been filed with the District Court of the County of Kootenai, by Denise L. Rosen, Deputy Attorney General, under Idaho Code Section 16-2005, etc. A hearing on the petition will be held at the Juvenile Justice Center, 205 North 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on February 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that you are entitled to be represented by an Attorney. If you cannot afford one, you may be appointed an Attorney by making application to the Court at the Kootenai County Courthouse. If you fail to appear at the time and place set forth above, or fail to appear through an attorney, you may be deemed to have defaulted and a judgment terminating your parental rights may be entered without further hearing or notice. DATED this 3 day of January, 2018. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO By:/S/: Theresa Carroll CDA LEGAL 8853 JANUARY 6, 13, 20, 2018

The sweet sweat of saunas
January 13, 2018 midnight

The sweet sweat of saunas

There’s a reason Scandinavians are healthier than we are, and live longer than we do.

January 13, 2018 midnight

No injuries, minor damage to school buses in crashes

No injuries were reported in a couple of fender benders involving Coeur d’Alene public school buses on snowy roadways this week.

Today's ghastly groaner
January 13, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

There’s a scarecrow people say is outstanding in his field.

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January 13, 2018 midnight

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Kenneth Thomas White, 80

January 13, 2018 midnight

Footprints in snow, K9 help officers make arrests

COEUR d’ALENE — Three men were persuaded by a police K9 to give themselves up to officers Thursday evening after a burglary near downtown Coeur d’Alene.

January 13, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES GRANTED

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January 13, 2018 midnight

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Yolanda Nelson, 82

Bubble? What bubble?
January 13, 2018 midnight

Bubble? What bubble?

By BRIAN WALKER

Standoff suspect released
January 13, 2018 midnight

Standoff suspect released

By RALPH BARTHOLDT

January 13, 2018 midnight

No epidemic here

By MAUREEN DOLAN

January 13, 2018 midnight

Some good from a few setbacks

The surgery, well, that was planned for Post Falls High wrestling coach Pete Reardon.

Making her mark
January 13, 2018 midnight

Making her mark

By DEVIN WEEKS

January 13, 2018 midnight

Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow

By MARC STEWART

January 13, 2018 midnight

Post Falls girls notch key 5A IEL win

- GIRLS

January 13, 2018 midnight

Lakeland, Post Falls move into top bracket

POST FALLS — Tournament host Post Falls went unbeaten with wins over Sandpoint and Rocky Mountain High of Meridian on Friday to advance to the Gold Bracket of the 21st annual River City Duals at The Arena.

Friday, January 12

Sam's dash
January 12, 2018 11:05 p.m.

Sam's dash

COEUR d’ALENE — Sam Matheson snatched the rebound with the score tied and 9 seconds left, and turned upcourt with one thing on his mind.

A dream chocolate
January 12, 2018 1 p.m.

A dream chocolate

North Idaho inventor creates chocolate for losing weight

Mary Jo Kringas ate herself thin, losing more than 100 pounds.

FOUND! Snowmobiler located walking in the forest
January 12, 2018 8:23 a.m.

FOUND! Snowmobiler located walking in the forest

A snowmobiler who went missing Thursday evening in the Panhandle National Forest near the Fernan Trail Head has been located.

January 12, 2018 8 a.m.

Sports Schedule 1/8 - 1/13

January 12, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 12, 2018

STORAGE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Idaho Code 45-805 that on the 20th day of January 2018, at the hour of 11:00 A.M. at A Better Storage Solution LLC located at , 995 N. Boulder Ct., Post Falls, Idaho, a public auction shall be held for the purpose of selling any and all personal property located within: Unit# 406 ; Holly Turrell. 1065 W. Sargent Loop, Worley Id 83876. MISC. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS and some tools. Unit #518 ; Dale Kronich, P.O. Box 94, Veradale, WA 99037. Misc. Household Items. Unit #577 ; Samantha DeGraw, 108 E. 12th Street Post Falls, ID 83854. Misc household furniture and items. Unit #657 ; Marty Lang, 7258 Wheatland Coeur D' Alene, ID 83815. Misc items, Tools, fishing gear, shelving and shovels. Unit #682 : Danika White, 2107 N. Walnut Street #A, Post Falls, ID 83854. Misc. Household items and some furniture. Unit #701; Will Haines, 1448 Watercress, Post FAlls, ID 83854. Misc. Tools, form boards and concrete laying equipment. To satisfy liens against these units and in favor of A BETTER STORAGE SOLUTION LLC, on said personal property as authorized by Idaho Code 45-805. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said lien is for unpaid rents, late fees, together with cost and fees for lien. The proceeds of the sale shall be applied to the discharge of said sale. Units will be sold separately, on the same day of January 20th, 2018. A Better Storage Solution LLC Dated this Day of January 8, 2018 CDA LEGAL 8873 JANUARY 12, 19, 2018

January 12, 2018 midnight

COLLEGE: Make campuses healthier

Yes, we all get it. When you go to college, you expect to be able to have as much fun as you want, right?

January 12, 2018 midnight

TRAIL: Let's get it done

The Kootenai County Commissioners will meet on Jan. 17 to discuss and vote on a proposal by the Idaho Department of Transportation that would ensure long-term maintenance on the pedestrian and bicycle trail along Highway 95 to the Bonner County line. I attended the Dec. 7 commission meeting on this subject and was mystified that the two commissioners present were not in violent agreement on this proposal. This seemed like a no-brainer topic to me that the commission would easily agree on.

January 12, 2018 midnight

Put porch thieves out of business

No, it was not “just” a blanket that was stolen from a Coeur d’Alene family last weekend.

Biggest elephant in the room? Love, of course
January 12, 2018 midnight

Biggest elephant in the room? Love, of course

COEUR d’ALENE — Don't be a little elephant.

The best movie performances of 2017
January 12, 2018 midnight

The best movie performances of 2017

In the Press’ penultimate look back at all-things-movies in 2017, this space is devoted to (some) of the best performances of the year. The Inland Northwest hasn’t yet seen Daniel Day-Lewis in “Phantom Thread,” and the latest Meryl Streep acting showcase (in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post”) drops in local theaters today.

January 12, 2018 midnight

Transitional housing added to county code

By BRIAN WALKER

January 12, 2018 midnight

Herbert sparks Timberlake in War of the Waters

SPIRIT LAKE — In his first match in nearly a year, senior Noah Herbert of Timberlake edged Manual Naccarato of Priest River 5-4 at 132 pounds, and the Tigers went on to rout the Spartans 63-17 in the annual War of the Waters wrestling dual Thursday night.

January 12, 2018 midnight

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FRIDAY

January 12, 2018 midnight

Stop NIC use of 'legal plunder'

The Coeur d’Alene Press article dated Jan. 4, 2018, with the title of “Collaborating on curriculum,” was written by Marc Stewart. Two statements in the article are obviously shocking: “North Idaho College is leasing 8,500 square feet of floor space on its main campus to a private business at no charge,” and “Under the terms of the three-year contract, Gizmo receives free internet and phone service, up to 25 used NIC computers, and free water and electricity from the college.” This is Legal Plunder.

Today's ghastly groaner
January 12, 2018 midnight

Today's ghastly groaner

Did you hear about the agnostic insomniac with dyslexia?

January 12, 2018 midnight

SNOW: Plates full of opinions

It’s a snowy morning (Thursday), temperature right at the freezing point. I’m sitting at a morning traffic light after dropping my daughter off at school.

Smartphones making us stupid
January 12, 2018 midnight

Smartphones making us stupid

If you read and digested Thursday’s column...

January 12, 2018 midnight

CITYLINK: Riders are real people

To those who have the opinion that the people who ride the CityLink buses are “less than human,” I want to share with you a 15-minute episode I, an 83-year-old bus rider, experienced.

January 12, 2018 midnight

POLITICS: Let's play then and now

Then: Schumer/Pelosi predicted with the Trump election, the world as we know it would cease to exist — stock market crashing — world turmoil — total chaos — pronouncing Trump is dumb, dangerous and incompetent.

January 12, 2018 midnight

Movie Times Jan. 12 - 18

Hayden Discount Cinema

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January 12, 2018 midnight

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Whalley Joe Stephens, 70

Kroc, Boys & Girls Club, Cd'A Fire team up to run recess
January 12, 2018 midnight

Kroc, Boys & Girls Club, Cd'A Fire team up to run recess

COEUR d’ALENE — Elementary students at several Coeur d’Alene schools are receiving a gift from community organizations.

Tax anxiety?
January 12, 2018 midnight

Tax anxiety?

By HOLLY PASZCZYNSKA

January 12, 2018 midnight

No rehab for this pistol whipper

COEUR d’ALENE — A 33-year-old Hayden man who pistol whipped a victim for $50 and was convicted by a jury of robbery, burglary, theft and drug possession will serve at least 10 years behind bars.

January 12, 2018 midnight

Speaking up for the Quiet Man

One of Idaho’s most effective “behind-the-scenes” operators has been making the rounds at the Capitol building this week, introducing his successor to legislators and key folks in state government. Well-known in that small group of movers and shakers because he is one of its key participants, he is soft spoken and rather taciturn.

January 12, 2018 midnight

Fine line defines weather

It’s a matter of degrees.

January 12, 2018 midnight

Artists wanted

The Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists to create bike racks to be located at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on the upper level and in front of the Community Room on the lower level.

January 12, 2018 midnight

RECORDS

DIVORCES GRANTED

January 12, 2018 midnight

Lakeland falls at Moscow

- BOYS

Thursday, January 11

January 11, 2018 4 p.m.

Idaho went too far on noncompetition agreements

The Legislature put the shoe on the wrong foot in 2016 when it passed a bill requiring employees to prove they did not harm their former employer if they violated a noncompetition agreement. The new law presumes irreparable harm to the employer, unless the employee can present proof to the contrary. The law is unfair, unnecessary and should be repealed.

January 11, 2018 3:46 p.m.

County commissioners clarify building codes

In order to clarify any possible confusion regarding Kootenai County’s position on building codes, the Board of County Commissioners wishes to say that at the current time, building codes have not been abolished.

WWII flag donated to Post Falls PD
January 11, 2018 2:15 p.m.

WWII flag donated to Post Falls PD

A Coeur d’Alene man presented a family treasure to the Post Falls Police Department — a gift that will honor local veterans.

Watch: Atlas Waterfront Project
January 11, 2018 1:08 p.m.

Watch: Atlas Waterfront Project

Learn about the city of Coeur d'Alene's Atlas Waterfront Project in this video created by the city.

Winter storm to continue through evening
January 11, 2018 12:26 p.m.

Winter storm to continue through evening

A strong storm system will continue through much of the day today in the afternoon or evening, depending on where you are at. This system is producing heavy mountain and valley snow accumulations across the northern third of WA and the northern half of the Panhandle. Snow will change to rain along and south of Highway 2 by midday. Expect gusty winds this afternoon and evening.

CDAPD officer earns perfect score with K9 partner
January 11, 2018 12:09 p.m.

CDAPD officer earns perfect score with K9 partner

Officer Bangs of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department and his partner K9 Halo recently completed a six-week Idaho State Narcotic certification course. They passed with flying colors — a perfect score.

January 11, 2018 8:09 a.m.

LICENSE PLATES: Which suits you better?

It’s a snowy morning, temperature right at the freezing point, I’m sitting at a morning traffic light after dropping my daughter off at school.

January 11, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 11, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE Kootenai Hospital District d/b/a: Kootenai Health 2003 Kootenai Health Way Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Phase 2, Facility Master Plan East Expansion - 3rd Floor Build-out Request For Prequalification Building and Specialty Contractors Pursuant to Idaho Code, Title 67, Chapter 28 (67-2805, paragraph 3(b)), Kootenai Health has determined that due to the complex nature of the Phase 2, Facility Master Plan East Expansion- 3rd Floor Build-out (Project), Idaho licensed building and specialty contractors shall meet preliminary supplemental qualifications if they intend to competitively bid any work that is related to the Project as listed below: A. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Controls B. Plumbing C. Electrical, Communications and Electronic Safety/Security Prequalification Requirements: Each interested subcontractor will be required to submit to Bouten Construction Company, Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), a completed copy of the Request for Prequalification (RFP) no later than Friday, January 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM (PST). The RFP responses will be evaluated in accordance with the established criteria as set forth in the RFP to determine which subcontractors will be eligible to submit bids to Bouten Construction Company for the applicable Projects. Only those firms meeting the minimum RFP Criteria and scoring a minimum 90 points will be eligible to submit bids. Optional requirement: At Bouten Construction Company's sole discretion, a current copy of the subcontractor's most recent audited financial statement may be requested and shall be submitted upon request. Following the prequalification process, a list of prequalified subcontractors will be published and only those firms who have been prequalified will be allowed to bid the Projects. Project Description: The project consists of the interior build-out of the shelled 3rd floor of the East Expansion, approximately 25,000 square feet in size. The build-out will be nearly identical to the 2nd floor including 32 new patient rooms, nurse stations, and other staff use areas. The project scope includes general, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire protection construction. An add alternate will be considered to remodel the 3rd floor of the legacy tower as part of this project. The phasing and sequencing of construction will require careful coordination to ensure that patient, public, and staff safety is maintained at all times. Subcontractors will be expected to participate in and abide by all requirements related to safety, infection control, coordination of work, and Lean practices that will be implemented on the Project. Request for Prequalification Process: Bouten Construction Company, Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), on behalf of Kootenai Health will be conducting this prequalification process. Subcontractors may obtain a copy of the RFP document by contacting: Kalee Erickson, Project Coordinator Bouten Construction Company 509-535-3531 kaleee@ boutenconstruction.com All questions related to the RFP or any matter involving this prequalification process shall be directed to Kalee Erickson at the email address or phone number listed above. Responses to questions from interested parties will be distributed via written addendum prior to the RFP due date. Interested subcontractors shall submit five (5) paper copies of the completed RFP to Bill Bouten no later than Friday, January 26, 2018, at 12:00 PM (PST) at the following address: Bill Bouten, Construction Manager Bouten Construction Company 627 N. Napa Street Spokane, WA 99202 CDA LEGAL 8875 JANUARY 11, 18, 2018

Veteran who fought with police sentenced to prison
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Veteran who fought with police sentenced to prison

COEUR d’ALENE — A 27-year-old combat veteran from Hayden who told the court he was self-medicating with methamphetamine last autumn before fighting Coeur d’Alene police downtown, will serve up to a year in a prison rehabilitation program.

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William Lewis McRory, Jr., 70

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Trojans roll past Hermiston

POST FALLS — The season of sharing continued on Wednesday night for the Post Falls girls basketball team.

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Frank (Franke) Melvin LaBare, 90

Historic Sherman location marks new chapter
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Historic Sherman location marks new chapter

By BRIAN WALKER

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Donald Jacob Dundon, 93

Smartphone solution ­- at no charge
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Smartphone solution ­- at no charge

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'STOMP' - and smile
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'STOMP' - and smile

By DEVIN WEEKS

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Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

Sam and Julie were touring the American Southwest. During a break in their travels, they see an old man lying on the ground with his ear pressed against the road.

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MLP: Drop eggcorns from yon tenterhooks

READ, people; read literature! Please, and urge others to follow suit (do the same, like a card game). So many commonly abused and misused phrases — which the Brits call eggcorns — are simply a matter of inadequate exposure to good writers. Easily resolved.

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RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

Pike relocation project benefits native trout, anglers
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Pike relocation project benefits native trout, anglers

By RALPH BARTHOLDT

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Shed hunting is about more than tine

This whole antler hunting thing started with a whitetail deer shed found in the strip of cedars in back of the house one spring years ago.

Cardinal men hold off Columbia Basin
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Cardinal men hold off Columbia Basin

- MEN

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Cougars tabbed

Music Walk 2018 kicks off  in downtown Coeur d'Alene
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Music Walk 2018 kicks off in downtown Coeur d'Alene

Join the excitement of Music Walk on second Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. in January, February and March. This Friday will kick off the fun as downtown Coeur d’Alene rings with live performances from our talented local musicians, singers and songwriters at 11 venues in the downtown area. A great time to meet up with friends, visit supporting restaurants, businesses and galleries, and hear a diverse sampling of music.

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Tax time approacheth, and so do scammers

Anytime consumers are asked for their personal information, Social Security number, date of birth, etc., is a time for special awareness. Never sign a blank return and always guard your personal information. Also never prepay a tax preparer up front. Get an estimate. Don’t wait until the last minute and don’t allow yourself to be rushed. Taxpayers need to exercise special caution from now until April 15. Not only are the legitimate tax preparers busy, the scammers are also very busy.

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Two decades later, 'Fish' still tasty

It’s a crazy environment — has been that way for nearly two decades.

Wednesday, January 10

January 10, 2018 3:05 p.m.

Survey finds strong support for early childhood education among Idaho voters and parents

BOISE – Idaho voters and parents believe the early years of life are important in a child’s brain development and that the state should be doing more to support preschool opportunities, according to a survey conducted by the public opinion research firm Moore Information for the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children.

January 10, 2018 8:33 a.m.

Put on the brakes and hear bike mechanic's story

Every once in awhile you get thrown into the deep end of the pool and have to figure life out.

January 10, 2018 7:53 a.m.

Pedestrian injured in Rathdrum

RATHDRUM — An 85-year-old Rathdrum man was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday night while he was attempting to walk across Highway 41 in a crosswalk, according to Idaho Police.

January 10, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 10, 2018

GOVERNMENT PUBLIC NOTICE CNS-3086528# Frontier provides residential service in Idaho for $18.20-$30.50 and business service for $28.99-$69.99. Other taxes, fees, and surcharges may apply. Frontier offers single party service, touch tone, toll blocking, access to long distance, emergency services, operator assistance, and directory assistance. Use of these services may result in additional charges. Budget or economy services may also be available. Frontier offers Lifeline service which is a non transferable government assistance program that provides a $9.25 discount on the cost of monthly telephone service or eligible broadband products (where available) and is limited to one discount per household. In addition to Basic Lifeline, individuals living on federally recognized Tribal Lands who meet the eligibility criteria may also qualify for additional monthly discounts through Enhanced Lifeline and up to $100.00 toward installation fees through the Tribal Link-Up program. You may also qualify for an additional state discount where available If you have any questions regarding Frontier's rates or services, please call us at 1-800-921-8101 for further information or visit us at www.Frontier.com. 1/10/18 CDA LEGAL 8871 JANUARY 10, 2018

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Elizabeth Mary Anderson, 99

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Carolyn Joyce Brenner Hudlet, 85

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CEO proposal is music to Idaho's ears

In an Idaho Education News story published Nov. 29 on cdapress.com, a photo caption reads, “Gov. Butch Otter will unveil his 12th and final executive budget proposal on Jan. 8. It’s unclear whether the CEO proposal will make the cut.”

Cd'A  shines in rearview mirror
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Cd'A shines in rearview mirror

COEUR d’ALENE — The last remaining undeveloped Spokane River frontage, a 47-acre swath of sloping ground west of Coeur d’Alene with a well-traveled boulevard at its upper perimeter, has for a decade been a question mark in the book of developers.

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Forrest ‘Casey’ Carnie Jones, 84

Silver Lake Mall's silver lining
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Silver Lake Mall's silver lining

Staring down the main concourse at the Silver Lake Mall is downright eerie.

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VOWELS: What say you, readers?

I read with interest the article titled “Attached at the Vowels” in the Jan. 6 issue of The Press. It occurred to me: Why not change your masthead to again show the “oe” in Coeur connected? I think it would have historical interest and significance. If you don’t want to make the change permanent, at least do it temporarily, just for the fun of it.

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RECORDS

SENTENCINGS

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Future school sites scrutinized

The clock is ticking for the Coeur d’Alene School District if it hopes to open a new elementary school on time.

Indoor soccer,  wrestling and bowling
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Indoor soccer, wrestling and bowling

WRESTLING

Trojans get out and run, roll T-Wolves
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Trojans get out and run, roll T-Wolves

POST FALLS — Post Falls used its speed — and sharing — to remain unbeaten in 5A Inland Empire League play on Tuesday night.

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Experience with SAD

I do not remember experiencing a more joyful, active winter as I am feeling this season. My mind is active, my mood lifted and I’m excited about my future. A few winters ago, winter was a different story. I wrote the following column four years ago while in the depth of Seasonal Affective Depression. I was SAD! Many readers empathize with me or gain understanding into their own depression after reading my story, so I offer this experience again in hope more people seek help for their seasonal depression and vitamin D deficiency.

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VA CLINIC: A big salute

I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Allen Seely and his nurse, Ted. Their diagnosis and quick reaction probably saved my life. I had a very low heart rate which prompted them to call the paramedics, who transported me to Kootenai Health. I was released three days later and after a successful procedure, I returned to good health.

The next generation of the workforce
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The next generation of the workforce

By DEVIN WEEKS

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Hunter Schaffer

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

A cop frantically pulls over an older gentleman riding alone on a scooter.

Memorial planned for Jacob Leeder
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Memorial planned for Jacob Leeder

While the Leeder family plans a memorial service for one son, there is a glimpse of hope in the recovery of their other son.

Strong arm burglary defendants to stand trial together
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Strong arm burglary defendants to stand trial together

COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene judge signed a request Tuesday by prosecutors to combine two strong-arm burglary cases into one jury trial.

Airport lands agreement
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Airport lands agreement

A little discussion can resolve a lot of controversy.

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Right to Life rally set for Jan. 20

COEUR d’ALENE — Right to Life of Coeur d'Alene is holding its annual commemorative march and rally at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20.

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POST OFFICE: Inadvertent slip?

Saturday’s Press: Plea from the Postmaster to keep mailboxes clear of ice and snow, good point! I was at the downtown Coeur d’Alene post office last Friday. That parking lot is dangerously icy, has puddles and snow berms. How about getting that maintained? Parking space lines are covered by ice, nearly invisible.

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TAGS: Color of controversy?

If the color of license plate tags is the Larkins’ biggest worry, please give it to me and I’ll give you one of mine. I’m sure anyone who has to read the stickers will be able to. I also just got my blue sticker and never gave it a second thought.

Clune sought for parole violations
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Clune sought for parole violations

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the apprehension of David James Clune.

January 10, 2018 midnight

Happy birthday to everyone!

I’m often asked how to have a name appear in Main Street birthdays. What started as an occasional birthday shout-out a couple of decades ago has grown to include nearly two thousand best wishes annually to the newly-arrived, centenarians, and everyone of every age in-between.

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Walter James Burns Jr., 90

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Walter Edward ‘Bud’ Huntington

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James Nelson Fenton

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Corrine Ann Meierbachtol, 84

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Lorraine Kelly, 73

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Estimated $17K worth of rings reported stolen

POST FALLS — An elderly woman and her family told police she had an estimated $17,000 worth of rings stolen from her senior living room.

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Hayden’s McGuffin signs

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PRESS: More outside coverage

Re: Letter from Kevin Fox on Wednesday, Jan. 1

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TRUMP: Too close to Russia

This 65-year-old Idaho born, Army 02-E DAV stood and looked over the Berlin wall at the graves of those who died FIGHTING to escape the “COMMUNIST RED MENACE.” Why is it OK to think the KGBs’ old Dear Leader is now our president’s BESTEST FRIEND? What’s next, adding the “HAMMER & SICKLE” to the STARS AND STRIPES like East Germany did with their flag? Hmmm. Where have ALL THE PATRIOTS GONE — or am I just being “too politically correct?”

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Hawks top Vikings on late 3-pointer in OT

RATHDRUM — Kaden Davis hit a 3-pointer with .3 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting the Lakeland Hawks to a 74-72 win over the Coeur d’Alene Vikings in a nonleague game at Hawk Court on Tuesday.

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DEBATE: The healthy route

Students who are a part of a higher learning institution need to learn how to test their assumptions against the arguments of their critics. When they do so, they validate their thoughts as educated and objective.

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Ian E. Anderson, 24

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TREE: Merry Christmas my foot

To whoever lost their Christmas tree on I-90 just west of exit 7 (eastbound) last Saturday evening, we found it! Yes sir, we found that sucker at 70 mph!

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Great game, but not for west coast

Say what you want to about the College Football Playoff, but in this year’s version, you’d have a hard time that they got it wrong with the four teams selected.

Tuesday, January 9

January 9, 2018 11 a.m.

Former Idaho lawmaker found dead of self-inflicted gunshot

BOISE (AP) — Authorities say a former Idaho lawmaker who was under investigation for possible sexual abuse shot himself to death in his home.

Kid Scoop 01-09
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Kid Scoop 01-09

January 9, 2018 12:32 a.m.

North Idaho Christian boys rally for win

SPANGLE, Wash. — North Idaho Christian School had to rally in the second half to earn a 66-62 road win at Upper Columbia on Monday night.

January 9, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 9, 2018

STORAGE SALE Advanced Storage Center will sell at public sale the stored goods of the tenants listed below on the date, location and time shown. January 12, 2018 1:00pm 6215 N Government Way Cda, Id 83815 George Benson 3630 Government Way Cda,Id 83815 Misc. items Gregory Wynacht Jr 8701 Salmon Berry Hayden Id 83838 Misc. items CDA LEGAL 8838 JANUARY 2, 9, 2018

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Apartment project proposed off Highway 41

By BRIAN WALKER

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Delmar ‘Del’ L. Shaw, 93

Jail expansion on budget
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Jail expansion on budget

By BRIAN WALKER

Blanket bandits strike
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Blanket bandits strike

COEUR d’ALENE — Nate Clements’ family is devastated after thieves pilfered packages from their doorstep over the weekend.

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Out of Sight

By MARC STEWART

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RECORDS

DIVORCES GRANTED

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Lawmakers praise Otter's address

Reactions to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s final State of the State speech were mostly positive from several members of the North Idaho legislative delegation.

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

“Has your son decided what he wants to be when he grows up?” I asked my friend.

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Earthing's great, even if it's so obvious

Ever shake your head at a “new” trend, because (a) it’s so obvious, and (b) it’s as old as dirt?

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Mary Ann Couser

Capital contribution
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Capital contribution

By RALPH BARTHOLDT

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Mark A. Reed, 59

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John Charles McGinty, 80

Monday, January 8

STEP TALK: Alexandra Mortensen
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STEP TALK: Alexandra Mortensen

Being a stepparent isn’t for everyone.

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FESTIVAL OF CHEESE

Kraft has nothing on these chefs.

January 8, 2018 1:23 p.m.

Planned power outage to impact some downtown CDA signals

A planned power outage by Avista Corp. will cause several downtown Coeur d’Alene traffic signals to be offline for a few hours Friday.

JUDD JONES: Health and Fitness Trends for 2018
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JUDD JONES: Health and Fitness Trends for 2018

This year, I am going to review six very different types of health and wellness trends for 2018. Each year it seems these trending predictions are just reruns or remakes of the same old health and fitness stuff. Let’s take a little different look at what’s up in 2018.

More Than a Family Tree
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More Than a Family Tree

We are all the products of stories.

Digital Storyteller
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Digital Storyteller

It began at the end.

January 8, 2018 2 a.m.

2017 North Idaho weather review

Last week’s article showed a lot of the wild weather that went on in 2017 across the U.S. It seemed like it was either too dry, too wet, too cold or too hot. North Idaho was no exception to the extremes we had. So what will 2018 be like? We’re already seeing more extremes, like one of the biggest East Coast storms in history last week, so probably more of the same. Cliff and I believe we’re still in this crazy cycle of wide weather “extremes” that is showing no sign in letting up anytime soon.

January 8, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 8, 2018

City of Athol Annual Street Fund Report Fy 2016-2017 Ending September 2017 Revenue Highway Users (State) $ 32,350.00 County Highway Funds $ 6,330.00 All Other Revenue $ 112,358.00 Total Revenue $ 151,038.00 Expenses Routine Maint $ 3,400.00 Street Lights $ 10,461.00 Equipment Maint $ 7,604.00 All Other Expenses $ 110,720.00 Total Expenses $ 132,185.00 "Published in accordance with Idaho Code #40-708" Bob Wachter, Mayor Lori Yarbrough, Clerk/Treasurer CDA LEGAL 8848 JANUARY 8, 2018

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Heated driveway leaves buyer out in the cold

A consumer emailed me, asking what she could do to get her driveway fixed. (I didn’t know you could “break” a driveway!) It turns out the driveway was a “heated driveway.” The contractor promised she would no longer need to shovel snow or chip away ice. That sounds pretty good right about now; flip a switch and voila, no snow or ice!

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School and Senior Lunches

School menus

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ON THE AGENDA: Your schools and local government in action

This list of local government meetings taking place this week includes just highlights from published meeting agendas that are available. To view the complete agenda, visit the web addresses included with the listings or call the entities directly.

Warrants - Jan.7
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Warrants - Jan.7

Here is this week’s list of suspected lawbreakers sought by Kootenai County police agencies and the sheriff’s office:

In Coeur d'Alene, you spell 'museum' D-a-h-l-g-r-e-n
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In Coeur d'Alene, you spell 'museum' D-a-h-l-g-r-e-n

COEUR d’ALENE — Consider this.

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Brimming with berm bits

A change to Post Falls’ snow removal program to keep snow berms off sidewalks in exchange for extending the time to complete the overall process has resulted in widespread resident reaction.

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

One day, Roy Rogers saw a fancy pair of cowboy boots in the general store. They had hand-tooled leather that any cowboy would love to show off.

Sunday, January 7

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Photos by LOREN BENOIT/Press

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NIC Booster Club Luncheon

Papa John's Pizza to open in Post Falls
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Papa John's Pizza to open in Post Falls

Offering pizza, breadsticks, wings and desserts, Papa John’s Pizza opens early this week in the former Domino’s location at 112 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls.

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Milestone Announcement
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Milestone Announcement

5 GENERATIONS

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CDA: Its secret sauce

In regard to the article written by Devin Weeks on Dec. 27, 2017, I’m asked frequently why I came to Coeur d’Alene. I tell them the scenery, the traffic, the low crime rate, the cost of living, but most of all, the people like those in “Secret Santas.”

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Post Falls nabs fourth straight Rollie Lane title

NAMPA — Now battle tested, the Post Falls High wrestling team can focus a little more in the second half of the season.

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Nothing to whine about out here

I’m not exactly a world traveler.

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath.

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Howard powers St. Maries past Grangeville in CIL opener

GRANGEVILLE — Dan Howard had 20 points and eight rebounds, leading four St. Maries Lumberjacks in double figures in a 75-61 win over the Grangeville Bulldogs on Saturday in the Central Idaho League opener for both schools.

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TABS: A design nightmare

We applied for new license plate tabs for one of our vehicles recently. Kootenai County turned it around in near record time, but when the tabs arrived this week, what a disappointment!

Water's blessing a fresh start
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Water's blessing a fresh start

POST FALLS — The singing was heavenly as voices reflected off the water that quietly flowed past the snowy beach.

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VETERANS: Burial flags assured

The article on Flags for Veterans by Brian Walker was well written and sounds like a good plan with help on the way. The only thing not mentioned was that every veteran who served in war time or all veterans serving after Jan. 31, 1955, are entitled to a burial flag covering the casket and then presented to the next of kin. Check the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs website for all the details. Generally, any funeral director should be able to obtain the flag. There are also many benefits, i.e. a headstone provided (not installed) for burial at a private cemetery.

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Rita Hamilton, 76

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Haeg's career night lifts St. Maries past Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE — Junior post Kaci Haeg scored 15 of her career-high 21 points in the second half as the St. Maries Lumberjacks rolled pulled away for a 57-36 victory over the Grangeville Bulldogs in Central Idaho League play on Saturday.

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Another old friend is passing on

Sears is dying a slow, painful death. Many of us are complicit.

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F&G: Attitude adjustment needed

Thanks to Bonnie Brown for drawing attention to the change of attitude toward wildlife on the part of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. It seems now, their only interest is selling hunting tags. I called them when a deer had hopelessly tangled herself in a couple portable corral panels, carrying them 20 yards from my barn before collapsing underneath them. Their answer, “Let nature take its course,” was obviously not acceptable. My husband works in Seattle and I could think of no one else to call for assistance, so alone I cut the baling twine that held the panel pieces together (also tangled around her legs); then carefully lifted panels off the deer until she was able to stand and run away. Thankfully, she lay quietly while I worked, but realize I could have been injured — no thanks to our tax-funded Fish and Game who don’t seem to care about wildlife unless someone wants to shoot them. I remember the day when they seemed to have a more helpful attitude.

Hayden's Heatherstone a convenient 55+ neighborhood
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Hayden's Heatherstone a convenient 55+ neighborhood

More space often means more things to manage. A big home on a large slab of land is a dream for many, but sometimes, especially later in life, there’s a desire to keep things simple.

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TRUMP: A bogey at best

Arrogant, lies, rich, defiant, thinks he’s “really something,” even while golfing in tropical weather.

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SUGGESTION: The Binkie solution

Genius or moronic, I’m not sure, but I have a plan. What if instead of “comfort pets” and “professional hug therapy” (gropers), college campuses across the nation hand out millions of binkies (pacifiers) and little Linus blankets. Very comforting — and no one picks up poop (change a few diapers maybe). Oh goodie! World History — nap time!

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Networkin' hard or hardly networkin?

If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I’ve met over a lifetime, I’d say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.

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THANKS: For school gym

On behalf of the Coeur d’Alene Parks and Recreation Department we want to thank Coeur d’Alene School District No. 271 and Woodland Middle School for once again allowing the recreation department to hold our daytime open gym for youth during winter break at Woodland. The recreation department has been holding this annual event for the last 10 years and it has become very popular for kids and parents to participate in. The school district has been a great supporter of this and it is vastly becoming a Christmas break tradition for families.

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Dvorak sparks Cardinal women

- WOMEN

A big year in water rights
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A big year in water rights

COEUR d'ALENE — The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is looking for a resolution to the North Idaho water adjudication process.

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Susan ‘Susie’ Shand Henry, 75

Saturday, January 6

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

Three strings walked into a bar. The bartender said, “We don’t serve strings here.”

Snow + trees + power lines = trouble
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Snow + trees + power lines = trouble

It’s happened to a lot more people than Jena Sherich.

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Lake City girls finish strong, top Lewiston

- GIRLS

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Time to start again in Seattle

Maybe the Seattle Seahawks missing the playoffs isn’t the worst thing to happen for the franchise.

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Walter H. Butz, 91

T-Wolves turn on the switch
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T-Wolves turn on the switch

COEUR d’ALENE — It’s been an up-and-down season for the Lake City High boys basketball team, and Friday’s 5A Inland Empire League opener was no exception.

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Legion: 'Good Ol' Boy' system needs to go

As current legionnaires, military veterans, former post officers and former executive committee members of the American Legion, Post Falls Post No. 143, we are outraged to read in a public forum that the state (department) adjutant and his appointed post commander have chosen to release what we understand to be questionable and defaming information of a present and ongoing investigation, of those involved within the investigation, and to read the present state of the once largest post in the state of Idaho.

Attached at the vowels
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Attached at the vowels

By DEVIN WEEKS

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Suicides decline, but there's still work to do

During these dark winter months, there’s a glimmer of hope regarding suicide in Kootenai County.

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Denise Marguerite Ferrie

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Florence L. Johnson, 94

NIC's Parker Tech Ed Center wins award
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NIC's Parker Tech Ed Center wins award

North Idaho College’s Parker Technical Educational Center in Rathdrum is the recipient of a 2017 Outstanding Project Award by Learning by Design’s Architecture and Interior Design Awards.

Movers and shakers
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Movers and shakers

The Murray Group

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NIC to hold auditions for play 'Wounds to the Face'

The North Idaho College Theatre Department is holding open auditions for the play “Wounds to the Face” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, and Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus.

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RECORDS

DIVORCES GRANTED

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Post Falls sits in second after Day 1 at Rollie Lane

NAMPA — Post Falls, on the heels of nine unbeaten wrestlers, is second in the team standings at the Rollie Lane Invitational after Friday’s matches at the Ford Idaho Center.

Ex-teacher guilty of misdemeanor
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Ex-teacher guilty of misdemeanor

COEUR d’ALENE — A former Coeur d’Alene teacher accused of molesting a child outside of school pleaded guilty Friday in Coeur d’Alene’s First District Court to injuring a child, a misdemeanor.

Post Falls considers bringing bridge back
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Post Falls considers bringing bridge back

By BRIAN WALKER

Friday, January 5

Idaho's water season off to slow start
January 5, 2018 2:09 p.m.

Idaho's water season off to slow start

BOISE – The Natural Resources Conservation Service just released the first water supply outlook report for the 2018 water year.

January 5, 2018 12:41 p.m.

Postal Service asks customers to clear snow from approaches to mailboxes

COEUR d’ALENE -- The heavy snows in the Coeur d’Alene area create a challenge for all letter carriers, but especially for those in vehicles who are trying to serve mailboxes close to the street or rural roadways.

January 5, 2018 11:38 a.m.

Mega Millions and Powerball raise jackpots for this weekend

Both Mega Millions and Powerball have increased their jackpots for this weekend’s draws.

January 5, 2018 10:24 a.m.

Many seek to be Cd'A schools' next superintendent

COEUR d’ALENE — The application deadline has passed for the position of superintendent of Coeur d’Alene Public Schools. Executive search firm McPherson & Jacobson received 34 applications for the position, which closed Thursday. The applicants are from 20 states and all regions of the U.S.

January 5, 2018 9:15 a.m.

Memorial Fund set up for Leeder Family

COEUR d’ALENE — The Kootenai County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and Idaho Central Credit Union have created the Leeder Family Memorial Fund to assist the Leeder family during their time of loss and for the continued treatment of Jonah Leeder.

January 5, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 5, 2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case No. CV 17-9139 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI In the Matter of the Estate of WILLIAM FRANK BIXBY, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent, William Frank Bixby. All persons having claims against the above-named decedent or his estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented in writing to the undersigned at the address indicated and to the Clerk of the Court. Dated this 27th day of December 2017. Bill F. Bixby c/o Alan Wasserman Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. 610 W. Hubbard Ave., Suite 219 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 CDA LEGAL 8832 DECEMBER 29, 2017, JANUARY 5, 12, 2018

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Kempton, Morris spark Post Falls

- GIRLS

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Unified on the court

By DEVIN WEEKS

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NEWCOMER: Extortion legal in Idaho

I went to the Kootenai County Commissioners Cancellation of Taxes meeting recently to request owner occupied status for 2017 since my wife and I forgot to sign the form after we moved in on October 2016. That’s all we did — simply forget to sign a form saying that we live in our recently purchased home. The kicker here is that we never received a letter telling us to sign it or else.

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LEGION: Wheeler stellar leader

I am writing on my own behalf. I have been a Legion member at Post 143 for 13 years, and have been an active working member of the post all those years, and know what has transpired at the post during those years.

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Claire Anne Jenson, 81

Airport has questions to answer
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Airport has questions to answer

Remember when you were playing touch football out in the street, and then that really big kid came walking down the block?

Woman allegedly  harassed, arrested
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Woman allegedly harassed, arrested

COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene woman who was assaulted by the man she was beating when police arrived to arrest her on New Year’s Eve on Sherman Avenue was released from jail on a $2,000 bond.

Cd'A Sears to close
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Cd'A Sears to close

By BRIAN WALKER

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

Do you think that a hamburger can marry a hot dog? Only after a FRANK discussion, to get their BEEF out, so they can RELISH their moments together, and later KETCHUP on good times.

History of City Park event returns to library
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History of City Park event returns to library

COEUR d’ALENE — A popular presentation on the history of Coeur d’Alene’s City Park will make a return engagement to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.

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RECORDS

DIVORCES FILED

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SHOW: It will go on

This letter is in response to Dave Sheldon’s letter regarding Laura Little’s Traditions of Christmas show held at the Kroc Center every year. First, this is a Christmas show.

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Vikings pin down Borah

BOISE — Coeur d’Alene High challenged its team by jumping on the bus and traveling to Boise, weighing in and trying to stay aggressive in Thursday’s match with host Borah.

A box of memories - encouragement from the beyond?
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A box of memories - encouragement from the beyond?

By DEVIN WEEKS

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Charles “Chuck” Anthony Stein, 89

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Sandra Dee Gatfield, 57

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Trojans step up, rout Vikings

COEUR d’ALENE — Tanner McCliment-Call scored 15 points, but that wasn’t his most important contribution to the Post Falls High boys basketball team’s cause Thursday night.

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Movie Times Jan. 5 - 11

Hayden Discount Cinema

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SHOW: Veterans in spotlight

Regarding Dave Sheldon’s letter, “Missed Opportunity.”

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Hey, Joe: The sequel

By MARC STEWART

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What to do with your little windfall

It’s hard to say exactly how the newly approved federal tax bill will impact you, but this much we know: There’s a strong likelihood that many Idahoans will have at least a little more disposable income soon.

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Idaho Central Credit Union pays $10 million for naming rights to new Idaho arena

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BROOKS: Comes through for consumer

I am writing this letter to commend Bill Brooks on the service he provides for our community.

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Jacqueline Marie Miller, 77

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The other 75 movies of 2017

Earlier this week I watched my 100th and 101st movie released in 2017. They were “Bright” and “The Dark Tower,” so, you know, not a stellar way to ring in the new year.

Thursday, January 4

January 4, 2018 2:13 p.m.

Local students nominated to service academies

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo (R) and Jim Risch (R) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) have announced their nominations of Idaho high school students for the nation’s military service academies. Several Kootenai County students were nominated.

January 4, 2018 1:04 p.m.

Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpot Duel Creates Lottery Fever

BOISE – Powerball and Mega Millions are in the midst of a historic jackpot duel. This is the first time in US history both jackpots have been over $400 million at the same time. As their jackpots continue to soar, their combined jackpots for this weekend are now an estimated $995 million, the third largest in combined jackpots in US history. As player participation increases, the Idaho Lottery is strongly urging all participants to please play responsibly.

Cd'A PD seeks to identify human remains
January 4, 2018 12:39 p.m.

Cd'A PD seeks to identify human remains

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying human remains that were discovered in September.

January 4, 2018 9:44 a.m.

Sharp Increase in Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho

SPOKANE – Officials from Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) and Panhandle Health District (PHD) are seeing marked increases in flu hospitalizations and deaths, prompting a reminder to residents in both areas to get vaccinated and, if a person does become ill, to consult with a healthcare provider about diagnosis and possible treatment with antiviral drugs.

January 4, 2018 9:31 a.m.

Idaho Finance Department Says To Approach Cryptocurrency Investing with Caution

With cryptocurrencies continuing to attract headlines, the Idaho Department of Finance today reminded Idahoans to be cautious about investments involving cryptocurrencies.

January 4, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 4, 2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS CASE NO. CV 17 - 9465 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI In the Matter of the Estate of: STEPHEN K. HIGHLAND, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named Decedent. All persons having claims against the Decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within FOUR (4) MONTHS after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated and filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 2 day of January 2018. /S/: PHYLLIS K. PERRY Personal Representative c/o CUSACK LAW FIRM, PLLC 320 E. Neider Avenue, Suite 206 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 CDA LEGAL 8844 JANUARY 4, 11, 18, 2018

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At College

Kolby DeHaas

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Now, it's time for the horseradish and au jus

At long last, the inaugural season of Gridiron Guesses is over.

Ice sheets cause alarm
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Ice sheets cause alarm

A vehicle is traveling on a highway, its roof covered in ice from last week's snow.

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Lakeside gets past Wallace in NSL tilt

PLUMMER — Tommia Pakootas scored 12 points and Tara Allen had eight points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lakeside Knights past the Wallace Miners 43-31 in a North Star League game on Wednesday at Ron Miller Court.

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City, highway district will get, maintain lakeside road

COEUR d’ALENE — A piece of road in Coeur d’Alene that was being maintained by the state will revert to the city’s care this year, according to an agreement signed Tuesday by council members.

Much obliged
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Much obliged

I want to say thanks, but...

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Collaborating on curriculum

By MARC STEWART

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

A physician walked into a bar and ordered a rum drink, insisting that it be stirred with a wooden swizzle stick.

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Bowling scores

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Kindness does count

STARTING THE NEW YEAR ASHAMED: Ashamed probably isn’t the right word to use. “Humbled” is better, much more descriptive and accurate. It’s New Year’s Day 2018 and I’m writing my column for this coming Thursday. Early this morning, one of my regular readers called and left a message. She is an elderly lady and was “plowed in” and couldn’t get out of her driveway. In addition to going out to bring in her mail, she needed to pick up a much-needed prescription. I was glad she called me for help. I called her back in about an hour and a half. What she told me literally brought tears to my eyes. Before I had been able to call her back, she called Ken Roberge of Specialty Tree Services (specialitytree.com). He answered her call, and volunteered to come out and help her. By the time I called her back, Mr. Roberge had already solved her problems, including driving her to the pharmacy to pick up her medication — all on New Year’s Day! Thanks Ken, you’re the kind of person/business owner who makes our corner of the world a great place to live.

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How the ball is bouncing so far in preps

The high school girls basketball season for area teams is heading into the home stretch, while the boys basketball season is roughly at the midway point.

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Patricia Marvis Glenn, 79

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Adopt 10 financial resolutions

Considering a New Year’s Resolution? Healthier habits and weight loss are probably the most common, and the topic of a recent column. Others resolve to be kinder or more patient, perhaps less stressed — which are not unrelated.

The ice is on, and so are the anglers
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The ice is on, and so are the anglers

By RALPH BARTHOLDT

Rathdrum nears urban renewal
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Rathdrum nears urban renewal

By BRIAN WALKER

Man faces charges for lewd conduct with minors
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Man faces charges for lewd conduct with minors

SPIRIT LAKE — A 61-year-old Spirit Lake man is facing felony charges for lewd conduct with a minor under 16.

Wednesday, January 3

January 3, 2018 2:10 p.m.

Some encouraging Idaho education news

Idaho's college enrollment numbers surpassed a milestone — and defied a downward national trend.

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Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle Winning Ticket Sold in Kootenai County

BOISE – One lucky player who purchased their Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket in Kootenai County is starting the year off as Idaho’s newest millionaire.

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Of questions and myths

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Hear well in 2018

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Are you missing the boat?

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Idaho among most popular states for new residents in 2017

Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, according to the

January 3, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Legals January 3, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE Community 1st Bank, with branch locations at 707 Post Street in Post Falls, Idaho 83854 and at 435 W. Hanley, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815, has made formal application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to obtain approval to expand its current Loan Production Office at 504 E. Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814, into a domestic full service community bank, at this location. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments in writing with the Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at: FDIC, 25 Jessie Street at Ecker Square, Suite 2300, San Francisco, Ca 94105 within 15 days after the date of this newspaper publication. The non-confidential portions of the application are on file at the appropriate FDIC office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the non-confidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request. CDA LEGAL 8842 JANUARY 3, 2018

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.

He did it his way
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He did it his way

Magic.

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ARTICLES: Worth two smiles

First of all, I want any reader to know what I’m writing about is with a smile because I find these two subjects in The Press rather funny.

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Larry Johnson

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BOAT: Project needs help

I have just acquired a hit-n-miss marine water cooled motor with transmission and shaft and prop used back in the day about 1902 in a small work boat to deliver the mail on Lake Coeur d’Alene. I acquired it from the estate of the late Herman Meyer of Spokane. The plan now is to actually build a replica of the boat that it was used in and bring a bit of local history back.

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PRESS: Bust AP, not Broncos

I would like to present two questions for the staff of the Coeur d’Alene Press to address:

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IV BAGS: Salt in our wounds

I read with interest the story about the IV bag shortage, and had to chuckle. Three years ago, there was an alleged IV shortage, and USA Today wrote about it in a headline labeled “Hospitals struggle with intravenous saline shortage.”

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A wish for 2018 and beyond

Before the 2017 holiday season recedes to a distant glittering speck, here’s a bow on that splendid package, and a wish for the new year.

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Thanking those who make a difference

Back in October, in reference to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I mentioned a quote by Mr. Rogers about helpers.

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Ronald J. Young, 82

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RECORDS

DIVORCES GRANTED

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Celebration of Braille

COEUR d’ALENE — A celebration of the life of Louis Braille — inventor of the raised-dot system used by blind readers — and the Talking Book Service (TBS) will be part of an open house Jan. 11 in the Coeur d'Alene Public Library.

Patriotic honor prompts big response
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Patriotic honor prompts big response

By BRIAN WALKER

Bond reduction request denied  for man accused of failed home invasion robbery
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Bond reduction request denied for man accused of failed home invasion robbery

COEUR d’ALENE — A Hayden man who was arrested by a SWAT team, after allegedly breaking into a Coeur d’Alene home with an accomplice and injuring the residents, will remain in jail on a quarter million dollar bond.

Post Falls girls get going,  roll past Lewiston
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Post Falls girls get going, roll past Lewiston

POST FALLS — For the first 10 minutes on Tuesday, Post Falls looked like a team that hadn’t played a game since Dec. 23.

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Simpson sparks Lake City to win over Cd'A

- GIRLS

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Where they stand headed down the stretch

For the most part, any challenges presented in the nonconference schedule are long gone as area teams transition into the conference portion of the schedule.

Winter wonders await
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Winter wonders await

FOURTH OF JULY PASS — If winter blues are bringing you down, a refreshing adventure in the snowy woods might do you some good.

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Sandra May Ward, 79

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OVERPASSES: Undermining electeds

On July 1, 2015, the Idaho gas tax and vehicle registration fees were increased. The following is a quote from the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello: “—TRANSPORTATION: Lawmakers passed a $95 million transportation plan designed to help repair Idaho’s crumbling bridges and roads. This means vehicle-registration fees are going up $21 and Idaho residents will pay 7 cents more for gas. However, the new plan falls short of the $262 million funding shortfall the state has faced each year since 2010 to maintain upkeep on its transportation infrastructure.”

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KCSO: Professionalism appreciated

Kudos to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office for exercising extraordinary restraint and professionalism in the Bradley J. Johnston matter. It has not gone unnoticed.

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Fort Grounds lots up for bid

COEUR d’ALENE — The city’s economic development company is selling residential lots in one of Coeur d’Alene’s oldest neighborhoods to raise money to support its ongoing projects.

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Donald Jacob Bodenman, 84

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LIQUOR: Licenses have value

Luke Malek is at it again! He is trying to change the laws in Idaho to essentially allow every Tom, Dick and Harry to serve liquor. In a recent article in The Press, he accused current license owners of having a “monopoly.” Sounds like lawyer mumbo jumbo to me.

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A curse and a blessing

Northwest Expedition Academy (NExA) is the newest school in the Coeur d’Alene School District and is housed temporarily in the building originally built in 1936 for students in the Hayden and Hayden Lake community. What a beautiful building. Thick wood floors creak and squeak as little feet walk the same halls that children walked 80 years ago. Thick plaster walls prohibit staples and tacks — used to hang student art and posters — from entering the cement. Antique hinges whine with the opening of most doors. This building has a story to tell.

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You have to just do it

A group of scientists has decreed that exercise is most pleasurable if you put the painful part in the middle.

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Idaho junior Ferenz named Sky

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Garwood Elementary earns national recognition

Garwood Elementary, in the Lakeland Joint School District, is one of four Idaho schools to receive national recognition this year for its work with at-risk students.

Tuesday, January 2

Fatal crash suspect charged with manslaughter
January 2, 2018 6:23 p.m.

Fatal crash suspect charged with manslaughter

COEUR d’ALENE — The North Idaho man accused of driving drunk and crashing into a car resulting in the death of the teenage son of a Kootenai County sheriff’s sergeant was charged Tuesday with felony manslaughter and his bond was set at $200,000.

Saving for the future
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Saving for the future

Younger generations in the U.S. are twice as likely as baby boomers to prioritize savings as a New Year’s resolution.

January 2, 2018 2:08 p.m.

Avista rates increased Jan. 1 due to settlement

BOISE – A rate increase took effect Jan. 1 for Avista Utilities electric and natural gas service as a result of a settlement adopted by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission.

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Website showcases Coeur d'Alene's charms

A website that curates the best of what each state has to offer has identified the top 12 reasons to “drop everything” and move to Coeur d’Alene.

Number of flu-related deaths in Idaho jumps to 13
January 2, 2018 1:27 p.m.

Number of flu-related deaths in Idaho jumps to 13

Idaho is seeing more influenza-related deaths at this point in the season than in the same timeframe in the previous seven seasons, and public health officials are concerned. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has received five new reports in one week of Idahoans who died from an influenza-related illness, bringing the season total to 13 deaths.

English seeks Idaho Senate seat
January 2, 2018 1:04 p.m.

English seeks Idaho Senate seat

Cory Jane English announced Monday that she will run as a Democratic candidate for the Idaho Senate in Legislative District 4.

Vibrational fashion
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Vibrational fashion

Local designer uses quantum physics theories to help clients find their fashion identities

Lightning Creek: A North Idaho Adventure
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Lightning Creek: A North Idaho Adventure

By JASON WILMOTH

January 2, 2018 10:42 a.m.

JUDD JONES: Popularity of health and wellness in 2018

This week, I would like to send all of you the blessing of health and wellness for 2018. The new year is knocking on the door and many of us have much to look forward to in this coming year.

Balazs-ing in the new year
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Balazs-ing in the new year

The Art Spirit Gallery will ring in 2018 with local iconic artist Harold Balazs.

January 2, 2018 9:57 a.m.

Bitcoin is booming

Digital payment option soaring in popularity, stocks jump

Kid Scoop 01-02
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Kid Scoop 01-02

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Legals January 2, 2018

STORAGE SALE Advanced Storage Center will sell at public sale the stored goods of the tenants listed below on the date, location and time shown. January 12, 2018 1:00pm 6215 N Government Way Cda, Id 83815 George Benson 3630 Government Way Cda,Id 83815 Misc. items Gregory Wynacht Jr 8701 Salmon Berry Hayden Id 83838 Misc. items CDA LEGAL 8838 JANUARY 2, 9, 2018

Running in the New Year
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Running in the New Year

By MARC STEWART

Another day at the beach
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Another day at the beach

By MARC STEWART

It's a boy!
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It's a boy!

By MARC STEWART

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Two words that tower over 2017 socially

Hold on to your hats, folks. It’s a youthquake — the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year.

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

Here are a few groaners to quack up your Tuesday.

Monday, January 1

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Legals January 1, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REQUEST TO VALIDATE DOLAN FUTURE ROAD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Commissioners of the LAKES HIGHWAY DISTRICT will hold a public hearing in accordance with the provisions of Idaho Code §40-203 and 40-203A to consider the validation of: A portion of the Dolan Road right of way designated on the plat as "future road" as recorded in Book G of Plats, Page 31, in Township 52 North, Range 4 West, Section 23, Boise Meridian, Kootenai County, Idaho. The public hearing will be held at the District Office of the Lakes Highway District, 11341 N. Ramsey Road, Hayden, ID 83835, on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. Written, electronic mail, or oral comments will be accepted. Anyone wishing to view a detailed description can do so at Lakes Highway District office designated above Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any person needing special accommodation to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the office three (3) working days prior to the meeting at (208)772-7527. Lakes Highway District is Title VI compliant. DATED this 11th day of December 2017 LAKES HIGHWAY COMMISSIONERS Rodney A. Twete, Chairman Weston E. Montgomery, Vice Chairman Diane J. Fountain, Commissioner ATTEST: Bonny A. Flagg, District Clerk CDA LEGAL 8758 DECEMBER 25, 2017 JANUARY 1, 8, 2018

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Ronald J. Young, 82

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School and Senior Lunches

Jan. 1-5

Grappling with growth
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Grappling with growth

Here’s a look at the major initiatives area cities and Kootenai County will be wrestling with over the next year.

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Here's why credit trumps debit almost every time

A very savvy, sharp-eyed reader of this column called me and told me that according to Dave Ramsey, a well known personal finance guru, the consumer who uses a debit card has the same protection as a consumer who uses a credit card to make a purchase. We talked for a few minuets and then after getting off the phone, did our own research.

An American resolution
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An American resolution

Drop a few pounds.

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Weather and climate disasters mar 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been updating the weather and climate disasters for 2017. As of mid-December, there were 16 major events that had losses of $1 billion or more across the United States. Since 1980, there have been over 220 major weather and climate-related events with totals exceeding $1.2 trillion. Later this year, NOAA will have an update on these figures for last year, which will obviously be substantially higher.

Today's ghastly groaner
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Today's ghastly groaner

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they go?

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Here is this week’s list of suspected lawbreakers sought by Kootenai County police agencies and the sheriff’s office:

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Resolutions worth emulating (ha!)

While most Americans will be watching football on New Year’s Day, many will be desperately trying to remember where they left their pants the night before. I haven’t been to a New Year’s Eve party in decades because, frankly, no one in their right mind would ever invite me twice. While there are definite advantages to being a senior citizen, I miss those days when I had the energy to make a complete fool of myself. Now I’m asleep long before the ball even begins to drop at Times Square.