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Thursday, April 30

April 30, 2020 5:47 p.m.

Man seriously hurt in crash

POST FALLS — A Post Falls man suffered serious injuries in a crash Thursday afternoon.

April 30, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Boise man pleads not guilty in attempt to kill child accuser

An Idaho man has pleaded not guilty and remains in custody after prosecutors accuse him of soliciting someone to have a 7-year-old child kidnapped and killed

How sweet it is
April 30, 2020 1:38 p.m.

How sweet it is

Local kids raise money for food bank

April 30, 2020 12:10 p.m.

Idaho deputies find remains believed to be 2010 missing man

Authorities in Idaho have recovered a portion of a human skull and other skeletal remains officers believe belong to a man who went missing a decade ago

Idaho’s weekly unemployment claims reach 117,000
April 30, 2020 10:47 a.m.

Idaho’s weekly unemployment claims reach 117,000

Laid-off Idaho workers filed 117,811 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the six weeks of the COVID-19 state of emergency – twice the total number of initial claims filed in all of 2019.

Tease photo
April 30, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Parade of gratitude

Police, fire, medical vehicles show support for health care workers

A Big change of heart, scenery ... Rewers, a Lake City High product, transfers from Hawaii to Michigan State
April 30, 2020 1:15 a.m.

A Big change of heart, scenery ... Rewers, a Lake City High product, transfers from Hawaii to Michigan State

Rewers, a Lake City product, transfers from Hawaii to Michigan State

Supreme Court orders masks in all Idaho courthouses
April 30, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Supreme Court orders masks in all Idaho courthouses

A new order by the Idaho Supreme Court requires face masks be worn in courthouses across the state.

Museum’s virtual life off to strong start
April 30, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Museum’s virtual life off to strong start

Jocelyn Babcock said the move to give the Museum of North Idaho a virtual space has been challenging but adventurous.

April 30, 2020 1:12 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: No extra charge for IHSAA to be optimistic

It was interesting to see/listen to all the people who wondered what took the Idaho High School Activities Association so long.

April 30, 2020 1:08 a.m.

AT COLLEGE: April 30, 2020

Joseph Glenn

April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Don’t get taken to the cleaners on cleaning supplies

Phony calls and online sellers

April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Crash spills 3,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer

HAYDEN — About 3,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer were spilled on U.S. 95 following a crash Wednesday.

April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Clark Fork River access sites open and improved

Access sites on the Clark Fork River and a nearby portion of Lake Pend Oreille are open for anglers and boaters.

Pheasant hunting coming  to two WMAs in North Idaho
April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Pheasant hunting coming to two WMAs in North Idaho

North Idaho will receive 1,200 pheasants this year for a couple of its wildlife management areas.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Driver going 100 mph blames grandma

A driver pulled over by Coeur d’Alene police said he had a good reason for speeding: He was trying to get to his ill grandmother.

IDFG warns anglers to heed social distancing
April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

IDFG warns anglers to heed social distancing

as popular spring chinook fin to local rivers

April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

How to reduce your sleep debt

Precious and increasingly elusive, sleep represents a third of everyday life, with a tremendous impact on how we live the other two thirds — in some cases, literally.

April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Apply for elk, deer controlled hunts

Idaho hunters regardless if they are chosen to hunt elk in a controlled zone must wait to five days after the drawing to buy remaining elk tags.

Coeur Group receives $5K for COVID-19 response
April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Coeur Group receives $5K for COVID-19 response

The Coeur Group, a volunteer organization of local businessmen, has received a $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help agents give back to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Costco to require shoppers to wear masks starting Monday

COEUR d’ALENE — Starting Monday, all Costco Wholesale stores, including the Coeur d'Alene location, will require members and guests to wear face masks or coverings that cover the mouth and nose at all times.

Two Lakeland seniors appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy
April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Two Lakeland seniors appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy

Two Lakeland seniors appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy

Of mentors, busted flocks and pocketsful of Twinkies
April 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Of mentors, busted flocks and pocketsful of Twinkies

A person turning left must yield to oncoming traffic, or to the person turning right.

April 30, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 30 2020

Wednesday, April 29

April 29, 2020 4:56 p.m.

Crash spills 3,000 gallons of fertilizer

HAYDEN — About 3,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer were spilled on U.S. 95 following a crash today.

Bound for glory
April 29, 2020 4:30 p.m.

Bound for glory

Two Lakeland seniors appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy

Idaho committee OKs $150 million of coronavirus rescue money
April 29, 2020 3:35 p.m.

Idaho committee OKs $150 million of coronavirus rescue money

A committee helping oversee Idaho’s share of the federal government’s $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package has voted to distribute some of the money to local governments based on population

Economists agree: No quick rebound from recession is likely
April 29, 2020 2:40 p.m.

Economists agree: No quick rebound from recession is likely

Hopes are beginning to arise that the U.S. economy might be poised to rebound by the second half of the year

Idaho Rebounds: Stage 1 begins Friday
April 29, 2020 1:10 p.m.

Idaho Rebounds: Stage 1 begins Friday

Specific guidance issued for youth activities, child care, places of worship

April 29, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Crash blocks US-95

Idaho State Police are on the scene of a blocking crash north of Boekel Road.

April 29, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Costco to require face coverings

Starting Monday, Costco is requiring its members and guests to wear masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose at all times while at Costco.

April 29, 2020 11:04 a.m.

Masks required in Idaho courthouses beginning Friday

A new order by the Idaho Supreme Court requires face masks be worn in courthouses across the state.

Volunteers from 25 churches unite for collection of nonperishable items at Silver Lake Mall parking lot
April 29, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Volunteers from 25 churches unite for collection of nonperishable items at Silver Lake Mall parking lot

Volunteers from 25 churches unite for collection of nonperishable items at Silver Lake Mall parking lot

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Lake City High football — Experienced coaches, weight training, and lots of players
April 29, 2020 1:14 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Lake City High football — Experienced coaches, weight training, and lots of players

Coming off its first state championship in football in 2002, the school’s growing enrollment meant Lake City High had to move up to the 5A classification — one which included the largest schools in the state — the following school year.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG Parrotheads and Gov applause
April 29, 2020 1:13 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG Parrotheads and Gov applause

Still here.

Santa food drive a little early this year
April 29, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Santa food drive a little early this year

COEUR d’ALENE — Spring weather isn’t made for an elf with a beard and furred ruff.

Cleaning product safety
April 29, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Cleaning product safety

More than ever, we are relying on data and science to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2 virus). Household cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants can be valuable tools in keeping our environments clean and assist in maintaining our health, WHEN properly used. We must remember to handle household cleaners safely to avoid possible serious consequences. Some general precautions include:

April 29, 2020 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Seahawks reach again; was this draft a dog?

Let’s try to make some sense of the NFL’s first-ever virtual draft.

April 29, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Northwest Notes April 29, 2020

Those interested in playing football at CHS asked to contact coach

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Colton Boettcher, Lakeland High
April 29, 2020 1:06 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Colton Boettcher, Lakeland High

Colton Boettcher

Idaho Teacher of the Year nominations extended to May 11
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Idaho Teacher of the Year nominations extended to May 11

Idahoans have until May 11 to nominate an outstanding educator for the state’s top teaching honor, Teacher of the Year.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

GRADS: The fondest farewell

Dear Lake City Class of 2020,

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

County ramps up re-open plan

Kootenai County plans to open its governmental doors Monday.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Follow the money

It’s hard to believe how contentious the sheriff’s race has become. The amount of name calling, accusations and down right lies are amazing.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

IDAHO: We’re not NYC

The subject is the coronavirus and getting the city/country opened. The virus is here to stay, just as the flu is here.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Watching all our gorgeous gardens grow

Good starts with a g.

A legacy of excellence
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

A legacy of excellence

Lake City valedictorian following in big sister's footsteps

OPINION: LUKE MAYVILLE — The many forgotten Idahoans
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: LUKE MAYVILLE — The many forgotten Idahoans

Four thousand, two hundred, to be exact. That’s how many Idahoans are being shut out from Idaho’s health care exchange, according to a new study.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

BULEY: Personal stories appreciated

I was delighted to read Bill Buley’s story in the Coeur d’Alene Press featuring Ivan and Diane Wallgren, “Surviving snakes, war and old Fords.” Bill truly has a way of bringing personal stories to life and creating a memory that lasts forever.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

NOVEMBER: Remember this, voters

Dear Editor and all who love America:

Carol Rae Aresvik, 70
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Carol Rae Aresvik, 70

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce Carol Rae Aresvik, 70, passed away April 13, 2020. Carol was born on Sept. 28, 1949, in Bismarck, N.D. While growing up it was her, her mom and dad, and her older brother, Gary White.

Anita Loraine (Howell) Townsend, 80
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Anita Loraine (Howell) Townsend, 80

Anita Loraine (Howell) Townsend, 80, passed away April 3, 2020, from complications of vascular dementia. A lifelong teacher, Anita taught professionally for 31 years and more than 10 years as a volunteer tutor. She was born in 1939 and raised in Kootenai County.

OPAL’S HOMESTEAD HACKS Dishing up some health-helpers
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

OPAL’S HOMESTEAD HACKS Dishing up some health-helpers

Gotta love the simpler things in life. When you grow up in a family who takes pride in DIY — and I mean from digging a well to one-man home construction and “sun showers” (don’t ask), simple becomes a life philosophy. That’s Opal Harbert in a nutshell.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

PROTESTS: A counter-proposal

In the view of many, it seems, the pandemic here on Earth is all pretense. The frightening number of deaths, just so much play-acting carried to the extreme. But all this fuss over nothing does impact these non-believers, nonetheless. And so what do they do?

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Lakeland kindergarten registration starts Monday

In anticipation of the 2020-21 school year, Lakeland Joint School District will begin kindergarten registration earlier this year than normal.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Live church coming back to Kroc

COEUR d’ALENE — The Salvation Army Kroc Center announced Tuesday that church services will resume in the Worship Theater beginning 10 a.m. Sunday.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Remember 9/11

Like most of you, I am tired of the lockdown the state and country is in. I bring up 9/11 because how may people still remember it? Unfortunately, a lot of people soon forget what happened just a month ago.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

SPOKANE: Insult will cost you

What a shameful way to treat your Washington neighbors. As a Spokane resident I, and friends, come to golf several times a year in Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene. Not anymore.

Rathdrum 19-year-old inside that rockin’ T-rex costume
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Rathdrum 19-year-old inside that rockin’ T-rex costume

Rathdrum 19-year-old inside that rockin’ T-Rex costume

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

BUSTED: Consider the motives

Regarding meth bust at State Line, the article states that Idaho police wanted Joshua Bailey to conduct a Spokane drug purchase in Idaho and not in Spokane. Question is why?

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Response welcomes dystopia

In March, mayors statewide were “encouraged” to issue seven-day emergency proclamations regarding COVID-19. City councils were stampeded to extend those proclamations indefinitely, in extreme haste, under pressure, without consideration of negative impacts in doing so.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

SHOLEH: Pastoral praise

Thank you so much for Sholeh Patrick’s beautiful April 23 article about Ramadan (Pastor: Ramadan presents opportunity). I’m deeply encouraged to see the local newspaper in Coeur d’Alene encouraging people to reach out in a warm and caring way to their Muslim neighbors. This is the kind of love that Jesus taught. Your article is an excellent example of why we still need local newspapers in our globalized, digital age.

The heart of Spokane
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

The heart of Spokane

While Idaho officials are busy chasing Washingtonians away from the Gem State’s parks, lakes, disc golf courses and anywhere else they might want to go in this great state, my wife and I decided to drive 30 miles, venture across the border and visit Riverfront Park in Spokane.

Man clotheslined by cable
April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Man clotheslined by cable

NEWPORT, Wash. — A Post Falls woman said her husband was nearly killed Saturday when he was clotheslined by rusty cable while dirt biking at No Name Lake.

April 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Trump supporters to rally

A rally to show support for President Donald Trump and to call on Gov. Brad Little to let all Idaho businesses reopen is scheduled 10 a.m. Saturday on Northwest Boulevard.

April 29, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 29 2020

Tuesday, April 28

April 28, 2020 10:53 p.m.

Diary of a shut-in, Week 6.5

As the month of April comes to a close we’re in the home stretch of Idaho’s stay-at-home order, which ends on May 1. The first stage of reopening businesses has begun, which unfortunately for those in the third and fourth stages might not be soon enough to stay afloat.

County Republicans meet tonight in person
April 28, 2020 2:47 p.m.

County Republicans meet tonight in person

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee is planning to hold an in-person meeting tonight at the county’s Administration Building, according to an email distributed to party members.

Dino discovered
April 28, 2020 2:44 p.m.

Dino discovered

The mystery behind the dancing dino has been solved.

April 28, 2020 1:49 p.m.

Trump to sign order keeping meat processing plants open

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday meant to stave off a shortage of chicken, pork and other meat on American supermarket shelves because of the coronavirus

April 28, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Vandals spray-paint historic rock site signed in 1800s

Vandals have spray-painted graffiti on a historic Idaho landmark in City of Rocks National Reserve

April 28, 2020 10:12 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene Casino partially reopens

The Coeur d’Alene Casino has reopened some of its restaurants with social distancing efforts in place and face mask requirements

April 28, 2020 1:53 a.m.

Chip Shots April 28, 2020

• HOLE IN ONE

‘Once you’re a Zag, you’re a Zag for life’
April 28, 2020 1:37 a.m.

‘Once you’re a Zag, you’re a Zag for life’

No surprises.

A man of impact
April 28, 2020 1:15 a.m.

A man of impact

Rich Houser fights the good fight, receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award

Mystery man in T-Rex costume brings joy to Rathdrum on Sunday
April 28, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Mystery man in T-Rex costume brings joy to Rathdrum on Sunday

Mystery man in T-Rex costume brings joy to Rathdrum on Sunday

Washington to ease  back into outdoors
April 28, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Washington to ease back into outdoors

Those looking for a reprieve from Washingtonians recreating in Idaho got some good news Monday.

What we’ve learned from COVID-19
April 28, 2020 1:10 a.m.

What we’ve learned from COVID-19

Now that we’re starting to reopen local businesses and are looking forward to gathering in small groups again, you may be eager to get back to the life you were living before COVID-19. But before you do, take a moment to reflect. While many of us have experienced losses or sacrificed privileges by staying home, there may also be some good things we’ve gained over the past months. What new habits or insights can you take with you as you move forward?

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

ADDIS: Making Idaho better

My husband, Randy, and I moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1974, and when we settled here, we were glad to return to Idaho after living 10 years in Anderson, Alaska. I grew up in Payette, a town about one hour west of Boise, and when I attended the University of Idaho I knew I wanted to live in Coeur d’Alene someday.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

First responders vehicle parade is Wednesday

The Emergency Operations Center, in coordination with Kootenai County law enforcement, Fire, EMS and Emergency Management Services, will participate in a “First Responder Parade of Emergency Vehicles” in appreciation for healthcare professionals at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff’s blotter
April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s blotter

Notable calls

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Man of character

Tim Kastning and I got to know each other spending many hours riding our adventure motorcycles in the hills around Coeur d’Alene. He is a man of character and would represent Kootenai County well in Boise. I am confident he will vote against any legislation that would harm the way of life for the citizens of Idaho. I will cast my vote for Tim for Representative seat 2B.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

DELAVAN: Community comes first

Kootenai County voters will face an important decision on their mail-in May 19 primary election ballot with respect to the future of our county’s administration and direction. It is now more important than ever to let your voice be heard. You have an important choice to make in selecting our Kootenai County commissioner, District 2.

Free spuds arrive in Kootenai County
April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Free spuds arrive in Kootenai County

COEUR d’ALENE — Fifty-thousand pounds of potatoes rolled into the Kootenai County Fairgrounds Monday morning.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

WILLIAMS: Write her in

Are you looking for a State Senator who is willing and able to take action and actually represent you? I’m writing to encourage voters who are registered to vote in Coeur d’Alene to “write-in” Sharon “Shari” Williams for Idaho State Senate, District 4.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

WHITEHEAD: Waterways forum winner

I watched the Hayden Lake Watershed District “Sheriff Forum” and was amazed at the lack of experience in managing waterways by all but one of the candidates.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Shutdown might be increasing shut-eye

Since the stay-at-home orders began, some speculate that America has been sleeping better.

Rose Marie Roland, 35
April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Rose Marie Roland, 35

Rose Marie Roland, 35

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Former senator supports him

When electing our representation to serve in the Idaho Legislature, it is imperative that we send people with the intellect, integrity, and courage to truly consider issues based upon what best serves the interest of constituents in North Idaho and for all of Idaho.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

DELAVAN: A proven leader

I endorse Greg Delavan for the position of County Commissioner and urge people to vote for Greg in the upcoming primary election and again in the general election.

Toy store offering v-shopping, curbside pickup
April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Toy store offering v-shopping, curbside pickup

Downtown toy store offering virtual shopping, curbside pickup

County grapples with property tax dilemma
April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

County grapples with property tax dilemma

The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners, as well as Treasurer Steve Matheson and Chief Deputy Treasurer Laurie Thomas, are making plans for 2019 property tax payments.

3Cs distributes $16,000 to local senior meals, food banks
April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

3Cs distributes $16,000 to local senior meals, food banks

3Cs distributes $16,000 to local senior meals, food banks

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Shutdown protesters plan rally

COEUR d’ALENE — A rally to protest the continued shutdown of Idaho restaurants and bars due to the coronavirus is set for 1 p.m. Friday.

Bail set for alleged knife-wielder
April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Bail set for alleged knife-wielder

John F. Ober could be tried as a habitual offender

Fuel prices still falling
April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Fuel prices still falling

Gas prices kept tumbling last week amid record-high stock levels and continued low demand due to COVID-19 precautions. With another eight-cent drop for the week (the second-largest in the country behind Alaska), the Idaho average price for regular fuel is now just seven cents higher than the national average.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A Library returns to curbside service May 4

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will resume curbside service and accepting checked out returns on Monday, May 4. The building will remain closed to the public.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Avista Foundation provides food banks funds

The Avista Foundation has approved another round of grants in response to community agencies experiencing increased demand for services due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The donations include $129,000 to area United Way agencies and $100,000 provided to 45 food pantries throughout Avista’s service territory.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Conservative, pro-Constitution

As a Kootenai County resident and voter, I am encouraging you to vote for Tim Kastning for Idaho State Representative Seat B.

April 28, 2020 1 a.m.

WHITEHEAD: Honesty and experience

I would like to encourage the people of Kootenai County to vote for Richard Whitehead for Kootenai County Sheriff. He is the most honest and experienced candidate and has ran a clean campaign. Richard is the only candidate that has not felt the need to send out flyers or attend events to talk garbage about the other candidates.

April 28, 2020 12:51 a.m.

Northwest Notes April 28, 2020

Symetra Tour event, slated for Circling Raven, canceled for this season Governor says Washington golf courses can reopen May 5 Kellogg picks Davidian as new football coach

April 28, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 28 2020

Monday, April 27

April 27, 2020 4:25 p.m.

16 Idaho nursing homes hit by COVID-19

Idaho’s nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with at least 150 cases at 16 different long-term care facilities in the state

April 27, 2020 3:07 p.m.

Idaho's top school official sues lawmakers, education board

Idaho's top school official says lawmakers violated the state constitution by approving two laws that reduce her ability to direct critical public school operations

April 27, 2020 2:53 p.m.

Bender

I’ve been on a real bender lately.

Unearthing the past: local archaeologists add to historical record
April 27, 2020 2:53 p.m.

Unearthing the past: local archaeologists add to historical record

Real life archaeology may not have giant boulders and flying arrows and gold artifacts to steal.

Belated pondering of the decade’s best movies
April 27, 2020 2:53 p.m.

Belated pondering of the decade’s best movies

By TYLER WILSON

Fast Five: Chris Larson, hometown hero
April 27, 2020 2:53 p.m.

Fast Five: Chris Larson, hometown hero

Meet Chris Larson, a husband, father and grandfather that has been a firefighter in Kootenai County for 24 years. He is currently the deputy fire marshal for Northern Lakes Fire District and has been with his department for 19 years.

The stay-at-home dad: A ‘Price is Right’ conspiracy theory
April 27, 2020 2:53 p.m.

The stay-at-home dad: A ‘Price is Right’ conspiracy theory

A ‘Price is Right’ conspiracy theory

Panhandle scales back COVID-19 announcements
April 27, 2020 2:10 p.m.

Panhandle scales back COVID-19 announcements

The Panhandle Health District announced Monday that, in an effort to remain consistent across the board, the public health organization is changing the way the COVID-19 watchdogs update the public.

3Cs help feed local families
April 27, 2020 2:08 p.m.

3Cs help feed local families

About 1,500 masks and $16,000 later, Cancer and Community Charities is distributing the wealth.

April 27, 2020 12:43 p.m.

Some Montana stores cautiously reopen as restrictions eased

Some Montana businesses began reopening under the first phase of a new normal as the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in the state

April 27, 2020 11:10 a.m.

Wildlife officers kill mountain lion that entered Idaho city

A male mountain lion thought to be the same animal spotted earlier in an Idaho downtown area has been killed by wildlife officials

COVID-19: 3 million cases reported worldwide
April 27, 2020 10:49 a.m.

COVID-19: 3 million cases reported worldwide

The total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed three million worldwide on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

‘Why are we tolerating this?’
April 27, 2020 9:22 a.m.

‘Why are we tolerating this?’

About 200 turn out for freedom rally in Coeur d’Alene, call for governor to reopen state

Lawmakers hope to avoid closing time
April 27, 2020 9:16 a.m.

Lawmakers hope to avoid closing time

Idaho and Montana might be neighbors, but for the moment, the two states aren’t drinking buddies.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN: ‘Immunity passports’ in COVID context
April 27, 2020 9:09 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN: ‘Immunity passports’ in COVID context

WHO has published new guidance on adjusting public health and social measures for the next phase of the COVID-19 response.

Spotlight on Seniors April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Spotlight on Seniors April 27, 2020

With the cancellation of the spring sports season, The Press would like to honor even more area high school seniors who are missing out on their final sports season of high school.

Petrusev declares for NBA draft, ‘still considering’ return to Zags
April 27, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Petrusev declares for NBA draft, ‘still considering’ return to Zags

Third Gonzaga player to test waters

April 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Lake City Center

Puppy scam predators barking plenty
April 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Puppy scam predators barking plenty

Who let the dogs out? It’s a question you may not have asked yourself this pandemic. With all the extra time spent at home, many are turning to “man’s best friend” as a cure for their isolation blues.

April 27, 2020 1 a.m.

County absentee ballots hit 20,000

The Kootenai County Elections Office is about to reach a statistically stunning milestone after the coronavirus turned an ordinary primary election into an all-absentee calamity.

April 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Hold your breath as storm season approaches

In about five weeks, the 2020 tropical storm and hurricane season will begin. The official date it begins is on June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Based on the 30-year average, in the Atlantic and Caribbean waters, there are about 12 named storms. Six of those storms become hurricanes with two of them in the “major” Category 3 or above.

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Legals for April, 27 2020

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Legals for April, 27 2020

Sunday, April 26

Trump's focus on his base complicates path to reelection
April 26, 2020 9:47 p.m.

Trump's focus on his base complicates path to reelection

In times of war and national strife, presidents typically try to unite a broken country and see their approval ratings soar

Trump's focus on his base complicates path to reelection
April 26, 2020 9:45 p.m.

Trump's focus on his base complicates path to reelection

In times of war and national strife, presidents typically try to unite a broken country and see their approval ratings soar

Beautiful day: No new COVID-19 cases here
April 26, 2020 12:15 p.m.

Beautiful day: No new COVID-19 cases here

That’s three good days in a row.

April 26, 2020 11:41 a.m.

Spain lets children play as US state move at various speeds

By AMY FORLITI and JOSEPH WILSON

April 26, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Deserted icons: Indiana enclave awaits return of racing

By MICHAEL MAROT

April 26, 2020 10:24 a.m.

Pentagon focusing on most vital personnel for virus testing

By ROBERT BURNS

April 26, 2020 10:13 a.m.

Church services resume as Montana takes first step to reopen

By MATTHEW BROWN

SWAT incident at CDA apartment ends in arrest of 57-year-old
April 26, 2020 1:30 a.m.

SWAT incident at CDA apartment ends in arrest of 57-year-old

A 57-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was arrested around noon Saturday in Coeur d’Alene after a standoff with police in an apartment complex near Northwest Boulevard.

U.S. 95 work still on target
April 26, 2020 1:20 a.m.

U.S. 95 work still on target

Less traffic offsets virus-related problems

Though the banquet was cancelled, North Idaho’s best high school and college athletes, coaches and teams still honored
April 26, 2020 1:20 a.m.

Though the banquet was cancelled, North Idaho’s best high school and college athletes, coaches and teams still honored

COEUR d’ALENE — Athletes, teams and coaches from 17 high schools and three colleges in North Idaho were named winners for the 58th annual North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame awards sponsored by P1FCU, NIAHOF officials announced Saturday.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: The draft, the Vandals and more on Kaline
April 26, 2020 1:15 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: The draft, the Vandals and more on Kaline

I kinda liked the way the NFL draft was presented this year.

One Lakeside condo building eyes July completion date
April 26, 2020 1:10 a.m.

One Lakeside condo building eyes July completion date

A July completion is now estimated for the 15-story One Lakeside luxury condominium building under construction at First Street and Lakeside Avenue.

Zags’ Ayayi declares for NBA draft
April 26, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Zags’ Ayayi declares for NBA draft

Like Kispert, he doesn’t plan to hire an agent

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OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — The importance of loyalty

An elderly woman had always wanted to travel abroad. Now that she was getting on in years, she thought the time had come, but she’d never even been out of the country. So she began by going in person to the passport office and asking how long it would take to have one issued.

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VIRUS: Root of the problem

Every day we face risks. That’s why we buy life insurance, auto, home, medical and so forth. With insurance, we pay someone to assume the financial burden of risk.

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April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

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Reports in national media lately have been all about antibody testing (also known as serologic testing) and the excitement of being one step closer to understanding the total impact of COVID-19. This news is hopeful and encouraging, but where are we at in our area?

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VOTERS: A local sentiment

Elections are on the horizon.

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Better together

Churches unite for 3-day food drive in mall parking lot

April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: It doesn’t add up

Garbage in, garbage out. I was first introduced to that phrase 40 years ago in a computer programming class and it is just as true now as it was then.

April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

VANDALS: Can’t destroy memories

It is with great sadness that I’m writing in regard to the article of April 16 of the damage to the Anne Frank Memorial in Phippeny Park.

April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

BORAH: On right track

I just read Don Sausser’s letter questioning the wisdom of Principal Kristina Davenport’s re-branding of Borah Elementary School. And, first of all, you are right Don, all schools should contain “pervasive hope, contagious joy and academic excellence.” And that’s exactly what Borah contains! I’ve been volunteering there for the last several years, and have nothing but respect for the professionals that teach there every day.

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Focus on the right things Measured lawn care Toss the junk

Laura Mae Jorgenson, 96
April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

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Laura Mae Jorgenson, our beloved mother, age 96, peacefully passed into Heaven on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Village of Orchard Ridge, her residence since 2015. Preceding her in death were a half-brother, Charles Bird, and an infant, Stephanie Mills.

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ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — April showers will bring May flowers
April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — April showers will bring May flowers

In fact, April has already brought quite a few flowers … those of the perennial type. These include tulips, daffodils, primroses, crocus, scilla, lenten roses and violas, just to mention a few. Remember to leave the foliage on those tulips and daffodils after they finish blooming. This is important as the bulbs are then building up for next year’s bloom. To help this along, scratch in some bulb food and water it in.

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Dr. Jim and Louise Grassi

April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

REALITY: Who do you trust?

In response to “Don’t Waste a Thing,” when John or others come into contact with the virus because they need to go to their bar of choice, don’t bother going to the hospital. The state and local officials tried to help within their rights of the “toilet paper.” Trust health officials, not reality stars!

April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

IGNORANCE: Bridging stupidity

The remedy for “ignorance” is education. No remedy for “stupid.”

April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

A glimmer of light for local businesses

We’re going to cross a line here, slip under (or jump over) the invisible wall separating the newspaper’s editorial department and advertising department.

BACK THEN Flowers and fishes
April 26, 2020 1 a.m.

BACK THEN Flowers and fishes

Despite the moment’s peril — global pandemic or world war — some things never change.

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Lottery thief nabbed faces up to 15 years
April 25, 2020 3:17 p.m.

Lottery thief nabbed faces up to 15 years

A man with face tattoos who used fake money to buy winning lottery tickets from a vendor on Northwest Boulevard in Coeur d’Alene is in jail facing three felonies.

April 25, 2020 1:45 p.m.

Farmworkers test positive for COVID-19 at Washington orchard

Dozens of farm workers at a Central Washington orchard have tested positive for COVID-19, though they weren’t experiencing symptoms, according to a newspaper reported published Saturday.

Coeur d’Alene man arrested after stand-off with police
April 25, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene man arrested after stand-off with police

A 57-year old Coeur d’Alene man was arrested around noon Saturday in Coeur d’Alene after a stand-off with police in an apartment complex near Northwest Boulevard.

County holds at 59 COVID-19 cases
April 25, 2020 12:16 p.m.

County holds at 59 COVID-19 cases

After reporting Thursday three new cases of COVID-19 in Kootenai County, Friday and Saturday reports from Panhandle Health District showed no new confirmed cases in the five northern counties.

April 25, 2020 11:43 a.m.

Global death toll from coronavirus surpasses 200,000

By SARA BURNETT and KATE BRUMBACK

April 25, 2020 10:59 a.m.

New COVID-19 case brings Montana total cases to 445

HELENA, Mont (AP) — Montana health officials reported one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the state’s numbers to 445 cases.

April 25, 2020 10:12 a.m.

Pandemic leads to Idaho potato market woes

IDAHO FALLS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has caused a once strong potato market to make an abrupt about-face, leading some Idaho growers to dump surplus spuds from storage cellars or to feed them to cattle.

April 25, 2020 9:18 a.m.

Virus: Seattle closes more streets to ease social distancing

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will close six more miles of residential streets to vehicle traffic to create space for pedestrians and bicyclists during the coronavirus outbreak.

April 25, 2020 9:14 a.m.

University researchers working toward COVID-19 vaccine

By MATT NEUMAN

Cd’A Charter to conduct drive-in commencement for grads
April 25, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Cd’A Charter to conduct drive-in commencement for grads

Cd’A Charter to conduct drive-in commencement for grads

Gov. Brad Little hands out meals, buys lunch, coffee, and visits downtown shop
April 25, 2020 1:09 a.m.

Gov. Brad Little hands out meals, buys lunch, coffee, and visits downtown shop

Gov. Brad Little hands out meals, buys lunch, coffee, and visits downtown shop

Dalton Gardens ordinance prevents streets used as commercial conduit
April 25, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Dalton Gardens ordinance prevents streets used as commercial conduit

Dalton Gardens ordinance prevents streets from use as commercial conduit

Coeur d’Alene Tribe  to reopen  in phases
April 25, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene Tribe to reopen in phases

PLUMMER — The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council is beginning the process of re-opening the reservation.

Opening up North Idaho
April 25, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Opening up North Idaho

The day is fast approaching when North Idaho businesses will begin opening their doors. Gov. Little announced Thursday morning his staged approach which includes epidemiological benchmarks that must be met to reopen Idaho. The governor based his plan on data and guidance from the CDC, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and his business task force.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: The love for football still burns for former Viking Noll
April 25, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: The love for football still burns for former Viking Noll

What originally started as a way to make friends has turned into a passion that still burns for Coeur d’Alene High product Max Noll.

Listen to the writers
April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Listen to the writers

While we’re staying at home, our Coeur d’Alene predecessors were getting together in the midst of their global challenge, World War II.

Betty Irene Torre, 88
April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Betty Irene Torre, 88

Betty Irene Torre passed away on April 17, 2020 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was 88 years old.

Virus effects on church, society
April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Virus effects on church, society

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

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JUDGMENTS

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Man who reneged on agreement with police back in jail for trafficking
April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Man who reneged on agreement with police back in jail for trafficking

A man who reneged on an agreement to work as a police informant after being arrested in a January drug bust is back in jail.

My story of life  in North Idaho
April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

My story of life in North Idaho

During my first visit to Coeur d’Alene in the summer of 1975, I felt as if I’d stumbled into a time warp of simplicity, beauty and wonder. I saw a community featuring a crystal blue lake, lush wooded areas with green ferns and wildlife, a friendly quaint town with three stoplights and a charming community college where bagpipers in full regalia were piping on the campus at the mouth of the Spokane River. You might say I had found my Margaretville. It took another two years for me to relocate to this beautiful place.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

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Fixing sewer pipes, without digging a trench
April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Fixing sewer pipes, without digging a trench

Steam billowed from a manhole on 12th Street in Coeur d’Alene’s Garden District on a recent rainy afternoon, as the Coeur d’Alene Wastewater Department worked to rehabilitate sewer pipelines.

April 25, 2020 1 a.m.

TDS bringing 1G broadband to Spokane

SPOKANE — TDS, a business unit of TDS Telecommunications LLC, has been granted a municipal franchise by the city of Spokane, to build a 1,100-mile fiber-to-the-home network. The network will ultimately connect more than 88,000 homes and businesses across the community.

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Friday, April 24

KEC saves the day for Kidd Island Bay osprey
April 24, 2020 4:32 p.m.

KEC saves the day for Kidd Island Bay osprey

Pole-top fire destroys nest, knocks out power

April 24, 2020 4:11 p.m.

Trump: Postal Service must charge Amazon more, or no loan

President Donald Trump says he won’t approve a $10 billion loan for the U.S. Postal Service unless the agency raises charges for Amazon and other big shippers to four to five times current rates

April 24, 2020 3:27 p.m.

SHERIFF: Consider some facts

Reading about the reasons for electing Kim Edmondson for Sheriff, I have to react.

April 24, 2020 3:27 p.m.

EDMONDSON: Right for the job

I have read with concern the support for one of our sheriff candidates coming from various city and county police and fire employees. I served three terms as a city councilman, two of which were as Police Commissioner. During those six years of service I hired two chiefs of police. In addition I have been a business owner for 35+ years. From that background I learned that when employees were endorsing or backing a particular person for a supervisory job it had a smell to it.

April 24, 2020 3:26 p.m.

DOUG O: Support Trump supporter

I’ve known Doug Okuniewicz roughly 13 years. In the time that I’ve known him, Doug has proven to be a hard-working and honest man. He supports Republican values, including protecting life from conception through natural death, defending the 2nd Amendment, and protecting property owners from the risk of being forced out of their homes due to skyrocketing property taxes. Doug has also been working with locally elected leaders to implement new codes that will make it possible to stop the criminal re-entry center that has been proposed for our area by the Idaho Department of Corrections. And, no surprise here, Doug is a big supporter of President Trump too.

April 24, 2020 3:25 p.m.

FILLIOS: A proven leader

Chris Fillios deserves to be re-elected to the Board of Kootenai County Commissioners. He has proven to be an exceptional leader with a reasoned approach to problem solving.

April 24, 2020 3:25 p.m.

NORRIS: Meeting is believing

I am writing in support of Robert Norris for Sheriff. I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with him on a few occasions and he has shown himself to be open and transparent. He is not out to limit growth but being responsible with growth as the county continues to grow and our infrastructure continues to be overloaded with the growth.

April 24, 2020 3:24 p.m.

KASTNING: Qualities that matter

Integrity, honesty, Christianity and a desire to reduce the size of government are all important to me. It is crucial to elect honorable representatives who will have virtues that align with mine. Tim Kastning is just that candidate. If Russ Fulcher, our Congressman for District 1, and Janice McGeachin, our Lieutenant Governor, have both endorsed Tim then that is good enough for me.

April 24, 2020 3:16 p.m.

DELAVAN: Been here, can do that

The upcoming county commissioner election is crucial for the future of Kootenai County, especially district #2. I heartily endorse fourth-generation resident Greg Delavan. His qualifications as a Navy vet (medical corpsman) and numerous life experiences can be seen in his candidate forum questionnaire: https://bit.ly/2Kpwmll

April 24, 2020 3:16 p.m.

BROOKS: A vote of thanks

There has been a lot of talk about a prison release facility being placed in Kootenai County. No matter if you’re for it or against it, the chance for you to voice your opinion is on the ballot in the May 19th primary election.

Wander through virtual wonderland with Figpickels
April 24, 2020 1:46 p.m.

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Toy store offering v-shopping, curbside pickup

April 24, 2020 11:51 a.m.

Protesters gather at officer’s home

Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was one of several dozen protesters who showed up at a southwestern Idaho police officer’s home after the officer took into custody an activist at a city playground closed because of the coronavirus

Another Navy warship at sea reports a coronavirus outbreak
April 24, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Another Navy warship at sea reports a coronavirus outbreak

The Navy says another warship at sea has reported a coronavirus outbreak and is returning to port

April 24, 2020 1:15 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Seahawks throw a curveball in first round

Don’t try to earn your wages by outguessing John Schneider.

Drive-in movies? Head to Hayden
April 24, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Drive-in movies? Head to Hayden

Test run was Thursday night in parking lot

AID PACKAGE: He doesn’t love it, but Fulcher votes yes
April 24, 2020 1:13 a.m.

AID PACKAGE: He doesn’t love it, but Fulcher votes yes

U.S. Rep. Russ Fulcher voted Thursday for the nearly half-trillion dollar aid package for businesses and hospitals, but he did it with some asterisks attached.

Stopping stigma and discrimination
April 24, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Stopping stigma and discrimination

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

Zags’ Kispert to test NBA waters
April 24, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Zags’ Kispert to test NBA waters

Rising senior says he won’t sign with agent

April 24, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

Editor’s note: Because of little live programming these days, The Press is listing, for the time being, TV times for some past pro and college games, and other events. Listings subject to change.

Surviving snakes, war and old Fords
April 24, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Surviving snakes, war and old Fords

As Ivan Wallgren turns 96, he looks back on a life well-lived

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

GOLF: Teeing off on Spokane

What is going on with the Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Course right now? Why are they letting all of SpoKompton come over here to golf at our course? You can’t even get a tee time within one week right now!

Idaho churches allowed to reopen May 1
April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

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April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Mine disaster memorial, school events canceled

On May 2, you’ll be able to observe the 48th anniversary of the Sunshine Mine Disaster, which claimed the lives of 91 men.

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April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

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Our Betty Walker passed away at home on April 17, 2020, to be forever cradled in the arms of Jesus Christ. She was born in Hayden Lake on Jan. 1, 1949, to Kenneth and Stella Leighty. She married Steve Walker on Aug. 1, 1970, in Hayden Lake.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

VOTERS: Check their records

Most of us are familiar with the quote, “Those who cannot learn from history are bound to repeat it.” My letter is to serve as a reminder there are two recent and former Kootenai County Commissioners once again seeking public office, David Stewart for County Commissioner District 1 and Marc Eberlein for State Senate District 3.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

MOTHER: Show no mercy

Regarding the woman in Rathdrum who didn’t know she was pregnant and possibly killed her newborn… she should be sterilized. If you kill your baby once it’s born or your baby is born addicted to drugs or has AIDS, you should be sterilized no question.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Blame China, Obama

Justin StormoGipson is off on another liberal rant. As he was bashing Brietbart News and Mr. Abbott, he either forgot or was acting as an uneducated voter. In 2015 during Obama’s tyrannic reign, a $3.7 million grant was awarded by Obama administration via Dr. Fauci! Fauci MD, has now been tied to the grant and should have recused himself from any and all recommendations. The funding grant was awarded to the Chinese virology lab to research coronavirus pandemics! As we all know, Wuhan residents were allowed to leave China and spread the virus throughout the globe all before anyone knew!

Sheriff candidates featured in watershed group’s forum
April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff candidates featured in watershed group’s forum

All of the candidates running for Kootenai County Sheriff participated in a Zoom forum, now posted unedited on the Hayden Lake Watershed Association’s website.

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April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Tale of two airports leaves lasting impression

I learned in the first few days after Idaho confirmed it had coronavirus what a difference a few days and a different country can make in airport scenes.

The Dollar House: Elegance on Sherman
April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

The Dollar House: Elegance on Sherman

William Dollar, a native of Ottawa, Canada, was one of the first experienced timber agents to take advantage of the timber boom that was occurring in northern Idaho during the early 1900s.

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April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

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Free coffee a path to inspiration
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COEUR d’ALENE — Pastor Jonathan Owens and his wife, Raydeane, are usually busy running Heart of the City Church.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

LOGIC: Try this on

It’s not often I see Trump opponents try to use logic to support their point of view. Thus, I applaud J. Strobel’s attempt in his letter to the editor the other day. Unfortunately, coming to a logical conclusion needs to begin with real facts, not semi-truths or half-baked beliefs. And therein lies the problem with his Aristotelian Syllogism conclusion: “Anyone who supports Trump is a traitor to the principles of democracy.”

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

VACCINE: A call for access

Dear Coeur d’Alene Press readers:

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PSST: Need a haircut?

You’re not alone! When asked what people would do first when the COVID restrictions are lifted, most answers I’m hearing are “get a haircut, color or other salon service.”

HUCKLEBERRIES: You need to meet Thomas Kerl
April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

HUCKLEBERRIES: You need to meet Thomas Kerl

Steve McCrea needs no introduction.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Answer questions

I have a couple of questions for Mr. Fink.

Re-opening Idaho
April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Re-opening Idaho

Governor unveils plan in two-week stages

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Extra, extra: Let’s polish these gems

If you haven’t browsed in The Well-Read Moose, you’ve really missed something.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A reports show clean audit, but that’s before COVID-19 hit

A pair of reports give the city of Coeur d’Alene high marks for bookkeeping and financial stability, but city officials warn the news will not stay good for long.

OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Globalization and pandemics
April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Globalization and pandemics

Mass permanent migrations and as well as mass temporary relocations have been part of humans’ life patterns for many decades. As an example of the former, witness the large of influx of English, Scottish and Irish immigrations to early America in the 17th and 18th centuries. As an example of the latter, consider the temporary residences of Indians in South Africa during the 18th century.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

RESPONSIBLE: Right thing to do

“With rights come responsibilities.” This saying is beyond dispute. Also beyond dispute is the Constitutional right of “We the People” to peacefully assemble. However, the current COVID-19 outbreak calls on all citizens to briefly set aside this right and accept the responsibility of promoting the general welfare by not assembling ourselves for a short while.

It’s always  about family
April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

It’s always about family

Meet the Craig-Johnson-Johnson-Nelson ladies, four generations who gathered in Coeur d’Alene and had this timeless photo published April 24, 1942.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Let love grow where vandals’ hatred lies

We learned, according to a Press article, that vandals destroyed a tree in memory of Anne Frank in G.O. Phippeny Park at Eighth Street and Montana Avenue. The small tree that was planted in 2006 accompanied a plaque honoring Anne Frank.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Burn ban lifted today across county

County fire departments will allow open burning again beginning today, according to the Kootenai County Fire Prevention Co-op.

Salon owner vows to meet, even go beyond, governor’s reopening requirements
April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Salon owner vows to meet, even go beyond, governor’s reopening requirements

Salon owner vows to meet, even go beyond, governor’s reopening requirements

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

SNITCHES: Mind your business

I am ashamed that our country’s citizens are encouraged to snitch on their fellow Americans, then getting rewarded for it. California, Michigan and New York have gone power crazy.

April 24, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGHTS: That dangerous line

Seeing the front page of the paper Tuesday added to my anger at the people who refuse to accept their responsibility to folks at risk of DYING in order to flout their rights. What is wrong with you? As many as 50% of the folks with this virus have NO symptoms! There is NO constitutional right to put others in danger of dying.

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Computer, internet collection times and points announced

Idaho Business for Education’s Community Activation Project to provide students with PC laptops and internet for remote learning has announced collection times and points:

Local leaders weigh in on plan to reopen churches
April 23, 2020 2:54 p.m.

Local leaders weigh in on plan to reopen churches

Health and church leaders are weighing in on Gov. Brad Little’s plans to reopen Idaho churches May 1.

Neon’s Oscar winner and another forgotten gem hit Hulu
April 23, 2020 1:33 p.m.

Neon’s Oscar winner and another forgotten gem hit Hulu

Since its inception in 2017, film distributor Neon has become a powerhouse for independent cinema, culminating with its Best Picture victory earlier this year for Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece, “Parasite.”

The stay-at-home dad Quarantine birthday for the 5-year-old Wild Card
April 23, 2020 1:33 p.m.

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Back to school: Local colleges provide resources, opportunities for community despite quarantine
April 23, 2020 1:33 p.m.

Back to school: Local colleges provide resources, opportunities for community despite quarantine

The current health situation has brought a lot of changes, and more are likely to come as adjustments to staying put, perhaps with a full house, are made.

Slow Down
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Slow Down

By BILL BULEY

April 23, 2020 1:32 p.m.

Scavenger hunt postponed

The 2020 Hayden Drive-Around Scavenger Hunt that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed.

Kootenai County has three new COVID cases
April 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Kootenai County has three new COVID cases

Panhandle Health District reported three new cases of COVID-19 in Kootenai County.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: If we couldn’t laugh...
April 23, 2020 11:18 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: If we couldn’t laugh...

Still here.

Little: Re-opening starts May 1
April 23, 2020 11:04 a.m.

Little: Re-opening starts May 1

Gov. Brad Little announced during a press conference today that Idaho will be re-opening in stages starting May 1.

Idaho’s 5-week unemployment claims exceed 100,000
April 23, 2020 9:39 a.m.

Idaho’s 5-week unemployment claims exceed 100,000

Laid off Idaho workers filed 108,984 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the first five weeks of the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Burn ban ends tomorrow
April 23, 2020 9:36 a.m.

Burn ban ends tomorrow

Open burning and yard waste permits will be allowed in Kootenai County as of tomorrow, Friday, April 24.

Former NIC men’s basketball coach Phay takes coaching job at NJCAA Missouri State-West Plains
April 23, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Former NIC men’s basketball coach Phay takes coaching job at NJCAA Missouri State-West Plains

Former NIC men’s basketball coach takes coaching job at NJCAA Missouri State-West Plains

Friday big day for small biz
April 23, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Friday big day for small biz

Leaders say ‘Support Local Gems’

Hagadone Media Group launches grant program
April 23, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Hagadone Media Group launches grant program

Will donate $1 million in matching advertising credits

April 23, 2020 1:14 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Back when there were sports

One year ago, wondering why our car was running so rough might have been our biggest worry.

Meals, coffee for first responders
April 23, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Meals, coffee for first responders

Police officers, firefighters and health care workers are continuing to receive gifts for their efforts in these coronavirus times.

Idaho Codes to boost  computer literacy
April 23, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Idaho Codes to boost computer literacy

Governor, project partners announce new computer science program

Keep your kids busy at home
April 23, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Keep your kids busy at home

Families are doing their part to help stem the coronavirus outbreak by keeping children at home. But that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to do. It can be especially difficult if parents are also working from home.

April 23, 2020 1:09 a.m.

AT COLLEGE: April 23, 2020

Ridge Lovett

April 23, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Let’s help honor high school sports seniors in The Press

With the cancellation of the spring sports season, The Press would like to honor even more area high school seniors who are missing out on their final sports season of high school.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Movers and Shakers

Roger Stewart, owner of Allegra Marketing Print Mail, accepted the Sales Growth Award for January, which is presented to the top 10 businesses in Alliance Franchise Brands’ international network of marketing and print services providers.

Feds propose opening more refuges to hunting and fishing opportunities
April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Feds propose opening more refuges to hunting and fishing opportunities

More land in Idaho will be opened to hunters and anglers under a move by the federal government to amend rules at some federal wildlife refuges.

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

How to get legit info on stimulus checks

The one-time stimulus checks which are part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes direct payments to most Americans. Checks are starting to arrive and I received mine on April 15.

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Few spring Chinook in Idaho so far

Although spring Chinook salmon fishing season opens Saturday in Idaho, few fish have been documented crossing the Lower Granite Dam, 25 miles downstream of Lewiston.

Opal’s Homestead Hacks: Easy-in-bulk
April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Opal’s Homestead Hacks: Easy-in-bulk

Today’s hack is a home economics trifecta: It extends food life, reduces waste, and saves time. All you need are used jars and Ziploc bags (remember, you can wash and reuse those too).

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

NIC Graduate Portfolio show to open online

Every spring, North Idaho College graphic and web design students plan the production of their annual Graduate Portfolio show, and this year’s show was set to open April 24 at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls.

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Grizzly bear confirmed near Grangeville recreation site

Idaho Fish and Game have confirmed a grizzly bear roaming south of Grangeville in west central Idaho.

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Panhandle swan season will make 50 tags available

An experimental swan hunting season was established for parts of the Panhandle last week by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

New catch and release record   bull trout caught in Kootenai River
April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

New catch and release record bull trout caught in Kootenai River

A Post Falls man is the latest state catch-and-release record holder for bull trout.

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Singletary lecture moves to Facebook Live

COEUR d’ALENE — Robert Singletary will resume his lecture series about historic homes in Coeur d’Alene with a Facebook Live presentation at 4 p.m. today.

Public historian Sara Jane Ruggles is a collector, preserver of memories
April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Public historian Sara Jane Ruggles is a collector, preserver of memories

Public historian Sara Jane Ruggles is a collector, preserver of memories

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Pastor: Ramadan presents opportunity

It’s not often nearly the whole world shares a common experience. When such a moment happens, as it is now, it presents a unique opportunity to focus on what humans share. To choose anew between a self-centric “me” or inclusive “us” mentality.

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Cow elk and whitetail doe poached, wasted near Blanchard

Poachers killed and left to waste an elk and a deer near Blanchard, according to Idaho Fish and Game.

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Riggs, 88
April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Riggs, 88

Patricia A. “Pat” Riggs, 88, passed away on April 16, 2020. Born in Miles City, Mont., to Edward and Emma (Bailey) Gavin on Nov. 24, 1931.

April 23, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 23, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 23 2020

Wednesday, April 22

April 22, 2020 6:57 p.m.

Idaho governor gets flak from own party on virus decisions

Calls to disobey have increased along with a smattering of defiant actions across the state

April 22, 2020 6:57 p.m.

Inslee: Stay-at-home order working, changes to be data-led

Republican gubernatorial candidate Joshua Freed sues Inslee in federal court, challenging the current prohibition on religious gatherings under the stay-at-home order

Senate approves $483B virus aid deal, sends it to House
April 22, 2020 3:29 p.m.

Senate approves $483B virus aid deal, sends it to House

The Senate has approved a $483 billion coronavirus aid package after Congress and the White House reached a deal

Poll: Few Americans support easing virus protections
April 22, 2020 1:41 p.m.

Poll: Few Americans support easing virus protections

A new survey finds Americans remain overwhelmingly in favor of stay-at-home orders and other efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus

Governor announces new coding program
April 22, 2020 1:39 p.m.

Governor announces new coding program

Gov. Brad Little and industry, government and education leaders announced the Idaho Codes program this morning.

Idaho’s small businesses need our help On Friday, support our local gems
April 22, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Idaho’s small businesses need our help On Friday, support our local gems

Idaho’s local businesses are the backbone of our state’s economy – they’re also the lifeblood of our communities. They provide us with goods and services, local jobs, health care coverage, growth opportunities, community identity and immeasurable community value.

April 22, 2020 11:24 a.m.

Idaho activist arrested for refusing to leave playground

Growing number of protests in Idaho and elsewhere over stay-at-home orders

Health officials report 2 more COVID-19 cases
April 22, 2020 11:18 a.m.

Health officials report 2 more COVID-19 cases

For the third consecutive day, Panhandle Health District has reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Kootenai County.

April 22, 2020 11:17 a.m.

Snohomish County sheriff won't enforce stay-at-home order

Says, 'the impacts of COVID 19 no longer warrant the suspension of our constitutional rights'

April 22, 2020 11:15 a.m.

Gov. Bullock announces first phase of reopening Montana

People over age 65 and those with underlying health conditions are asked to continue to stay at home

April 22, 2020 10:45 a.m.

Idaho appellate court upholds ex-priest prison sentence

The Idaho Court of Appeals has affirmed a 25-year sentence for a former Boise priest convicted of possessing violent and extreme child pornography

Water — and what it carries — flows into the lake
April 22, 2020 9 a.m.

Water — and what it carries — flows into the lake

Pollution prevention is important for North Idaho rivers, lakes

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Post Falls High wrestling — With help from strong club programs, a powerhouse in the making
April 22, 2020 1:18 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Post Falls High wrestling — With help from strong club programs, a powerhouse in the making

It wasn’t like the cupboard was bare when Pete Reardon took over as head coach of the Post Falls High wrestling program in 2009.

Earth Day the North Idaho way
April 22, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Earth Day the North Idaho way

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the modern environmental movement. Over one billion people in 190 countries will celebrate the largest secular observance in the world.

‘It was a wildfire’
April 22, 2020 1:14 a.m.

‘It was a wildfire’

Cd’A nurse in epicenter of New York’s COVID crisis

Gizmo to gift 120 project kits to foster kids
April 22, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Gizmo to gift 120 project kits to foster kids

Gizmo to gift 120 project kits to foster kids

City Council transfers Atlas park, funds homeless COVID plans
April 22, 2020 1:12 a.m.

City Council transfers Atlas park, funds homeless COVID plans

The Coeur d’Alene City Council met virtually Tuesday evening to maintain a normal business routine in a backdrop that is anything but normal. They debated a number of issues — some routine, some COVID-driven — as they met to conduct city business. These were some of their decisions:

It’s the beer — and a lot more
April 22, 2020 1:12 a.m.

It’s the beer — and a lot more

With PPP in hand, Daft Badger Brewing will add food to curbside services

Back on the road again
April 22, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Back on the road again

After crashing last month, traffic numbers see bump

THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: On eve of draft, Seahawks zero in
April 22, 2020 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: On eve of draft, Seahawks zero in

YES, WE have your questions and comments on how the Seahawks can improve.

April 22, 2020 1:08 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: April 23, 2020

Beckman earns WHL Western Conference

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kenyon Spotted Horse, Lakeside High
April 22, 2020 1:06 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kenyon Spotted Horse, Lakeside High

Kenyon Spotted Horse

Let’s give back to our local nonprofits
April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Let’s give back to our local nonprofits

I. Last year during Idaho Gives area nonprofits joined together for a block party at City Park where there were carousel rides, museum tours, a volunteer fair, and a cornhole tournament. The plan was to continue this tradition of camaraderie and community connection, but the world has changed and nonprofits must fundraise and communicate with donors differently.

How and when to wear cloth face coverings
April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

How and when to wear cloth face coverings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends every person wear a cloth face covering (cloth mask, bandana, etc.) when entering a health care facility and all public settings where maintaining social distancing is difficult (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.)

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

BORAH: About that goal

After reading the article regarding Borah’s proposed transformation I questioned this: “Our goal is for Borah to become a school of pervasive hope, contagious joy and academic excellence.” Isn’t that the goal for every school in District 271?

Community invited to  unique scavenger hunt
April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Community invited to unique scavenger hunt

HAYDEN — Northwest Expedition Academy is inviting NExA family members and the whole Hayden community out for a scavenger hunt next Wednesday.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Today’s test is impossible to ace

There are no easy answers anymore.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

PANDEMIC: Don’t waste a thing

Is it true state and local officials are urging citizens to use old copies of the U.S. Constitution to ease the toilet paper shortage?

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Friday special day for small businesses

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and the Idaho Department of Commerce announced creation of “Support Local Gems,” an all-day event to support Idaho small businesses whose operations have been hurt by the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

COLUMN: Marriage counsel clarified

Bob Shillingstad’s Saturday column about the Guindons’ counseling approach concerns me. He characterized them as Marriage Counselors, not Christian Teachers.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

FRIDAYS: Let’s wear red

We need to go back to wearing red on Fridays to honor all the groups out there making sure we are safe. This includes law enforcement, fire and EMS, doctors, nurses and all who work to make us well and safe while knowing they could harm themselves.

BACK THEN A penny saved...
April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

BACK THEN A penny saved...

The way things are going, a gallon of gas might soon cost about what it did in 1942.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

‘Freedom’ gathering on Sunday

What is being billed as a “Coeur d’Alene Idaho Freedom Gathering” is scheduled 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Legion honors student delegates
April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Legion honors student delegates

American Legion Post 154 of Rathdrum selected five outstanding local students to represent North Idaho at the American Legion Boys State Program in Boise this year. Unfortunately, due to the COVID–19 virus, that program had to be canceled.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Post Falls council urges more COVID-19 testing

The Post Falls City Council voted Tuesday to send a letter to Gov. Brad Little, urging the governor to procure both additional COVID-19 tests and serology tests prior to lifting the state’s stay-at-home order.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Opinion piece inappropriate

I find Sheriff Wolfinger’s opinion on candidates running for his position extremely inappropriate. It is one thing to endorse a candidate, but to use his position to discourage and discredit the others based on his biased personal research is unprofessional and reeks of “Good old boys,” politics. I for one was outraged by it, and to be honest, it prompted me to want to vote for anyone but his choice.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

COINCIDENCE? Virus and hair color

Since the shutdown and stay at home order, I’ve noted a strange occurrence. It appears that more and more women’s hair is changing color. Could this strange phenomenon be an indication of being too close to someone who has the coronavirus? I feel this issue warrants an investigation.

Civil Air Patrol helps emergency operations
April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Civil Air Patrol helps emergency operations

Coeur d’Alene Civil Air Patrol is answering the call.

On the front lines
April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

On the front lines

Like many of you, I am glued to news reports about the pandemic. Recently, there was a somber story about allocations of medical resources and who gets them. We all know about the scarcity of medical supplies and equipment for facing the killer virus and watch it on the daily news. We see the warriors on the front lines battling the infection to treat their patients. Doctors now have to triage patients for who gets treatment and who does not. It purports an impossible decision that is necessary to help as many people as they can. Yes, the time has come that puts human life in jeopardy assigning our limited resources to the most viable patients.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Well done, Ben

Opinion section: Wolfinger’s article re: Sheriff Candidates. Good start in evaluating the applicants. The Kootenai County Sheriff should be squeaky clean — period!

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

WRITER: Gloves come off

Wow! What a difference a month makes — from the greatest economy in the history of our country to almost a shutdown of America, and the world. You might think Democrats would put politics aside so we could battle this virus together — but no! So I guess my gentle side is over — for now. Let’s see why.

April 22, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: That was an endorsement

I read Sheriff Wolfinger’s April 16th Research and Opinion column with great interest, thinking I’d gain some insight on the Sheriff’s replacement.

April 22, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 22 2020

Tuesday, April 21

April 21, 2020 11:04 p.m.

Diary of a shut-in, Week 6

The name of this column for decades has been Main Street. For quite a few years my personalized license plates have read MAIN ST. The phrase Main Street describes, collectively, everyday working class people and small business owners; and, geographically, a primary commerce area of a small town.

Community invited to scavenger hunt
April 21, 2020 4:43 p.m.

Community invited to scavenger hunt

Northwest Expedition Academy is inviting NExA family members and the whole Hayden community out for a scavenger hunt next Wednesday.

Kootenai County up to 54 COVID-19 cases
April 21, 2020 2:44 p.m.

Kootenai County up to 54 COVID-19 cases

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Kootenai County, Panhandle Health District reported Tuesday. That brings the county total to 54.

April 21, 2020 1:47 p.m.

Idaho pursuing land exchange deal with timber company, US

Idaho officials haven't given up on a three-way land swap and cash deal involving a private timber company and the U.S. Forest Service that is running into opposition from the Nez Perce Tribe

Special delivery
April 21, 2020 12:36 p.m.

Special delivery

Gizmo-CDA provides fun projects for CASA kids

April 21, 2020 11:38 a.m.

Trump is playing a dangerous double game

President Trump is playing both sides on the issue of whether to lift stay-at-home restrictions. He is likely to cause untold damage to the effort to control the coronavirus as a result of his duplicity. It is unconscionable for the President of the United States to use his office in this way for raw political gain.

Steve Cameron blog: Look, up in the sky!
April 21, 2020 9:29 a.m.

Steve Cameron blog: Look, up in the sky!

Still here.

‘This is my right’
April 21, 2020 1:15 a.m.

‘This is my right’

Even after citation, Rathdrum woman continues yard sale

LODGING A BULLET
April 21, 2020 1:14 a.m.

LODGING A BULLET

Roosevelt Inn gets loan, but success far from certain

Locals ahead of national census curves
April 21, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Locals ahead of national census curves

The Founding Fathers understandably did not have the forethought to predict when a pandemic would threaten the machinery of the Constitution. After all, prior to its drafting, the most recent outbreak on record was a smallpox epidemic from 1633.

PF library, museum offer digital journeys
April 21, 2020 1:12 a.m.

PF library, museum offer digital journeys

POST FALLS — One goal of libraries and museums is to provide public access to their archived materials.

New routines to stay healthy
April 21, 2020 1:11 a.m.

New routines to stay healthy

Times are trying for us right now. Our routines have been knocked off their rockers. Some may enjoy self-isolating at home while others miss the excitement of gatherings and socializing. For the moment, gyms are closed, dining at restaurants is not an option, and the things that can make us feel good, such as getting our hair or nails done, or a massage, are not in the cards.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

NORRIS: Fresh perspective needed

This is not your father’s Kootenai County, nor the one I moved to in 1993. The entire area has grown significantly and will continue to. Most of our growth is from people like me who chose this area — for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, this growth has also generated an increase in crime, a change in the type of crimes and severity thereof, and other new law enforcement issues. It is imperative that the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) implements current and best law enforcement practices to provide professional service to the citizens of and visitors to Kootenai County during these trying times.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Wins daughter’s approval

It may seem like a daughter’s endorsement of her dad for public office would be a given, but I disagree. I think family relationships give insight into the full breadth of a person, especially that of a daughter and her father. Since I’ve seen him in about every situation possible, in peaks, valleys, joys, sorrows, good times and bad, I can honestly say I know Tim Kastning in the fullest sense. It took a while to narrow a description of him down to just a few words, but I believe these paint the clearest picture of my dad.

BACK THEN You can’t wipe with gems
April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

BACK THEN You can’t wipe with gems

Diamonds are a government’s best friend.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Doug O: Vote for honest man

I enthusiastically endorse Doug Okuniewicz for the Idaho House of Representatives for District 2, Seat B. I’ve known him for many years. Doug is extremely ethical, researches the issues impacting Idaho citizens, has conservative values and is someone I completely trust.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls of the day!

No conflict declared in county hire
April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

No conflict declared in county hire

Terri Dickerson, campaign treasurer for Commissioner Bill Brooks, hired as the Veteran’s Officer assistant

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

NIC Board of Trustees to meet

The next meeting of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

NORRIS: Best sheriff choice

I am writing this letter in support of Robert Norris for Kootenai County Sheriff. I had the pleasure of meeting personally with Robert to determine his suitability for the Office of Sheriff. During my lengthy interview, I asked Robert numerous questions regarding the depth of his experience, knowledge, as well as his leadership philosophy and perspective on community policing engagement.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

WHITEHEAD: Will stand for rights

Richard Whitehead is associated with the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers (CSPO) and Oathkeepers. I was an organizer of Oathkeepers in 2011-2014 in the Panhandle. Oathkeepers is a C-corp to avoid the hassles that 501-C3 groups were encountering with the IRS in 2010. You may remember the 2nd Amendment Rally at Black Sheep in 2013 or when Sheriff Mack, the founder of CSPO, spoke at the Lincoln Day dinner in 2014. Both organizations were dedicated to instilling the importance of the US Constitution in the daily routines of police, firefighters and military personnel both active and retired. Neither organization was anti-government, both believing liberty requires government and the rule of law.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

JACOBSEN: Fiscally responsible

Elizabeth Jacobsen is running for Kootenai County Commissioner district 2. We were neighbors in Hayden and attended Coeur d’Alene High School 50 years ago and have always remained friends.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

FILLIOS: Earns the 3 E’s

Experience: Experience in management, budgeting, working with community leaders, being flexible, basing decisions on facts, listening to all sides equally, working with the general public on issues, etc.. Chris Fillios has this kind of experience, especially as your current County Commissioner; his opponents do not. One of his opponents was even fired twice from the same job while serving the general public; not the kind of experience one looks for in a good candidate.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Tried, tested and true

As a born and raised native here in Kootenai County, Ive had the privilege to be raised in the Law Enforcement Family. I was inspired by my father who is a retired CDA PD Lieutenant to become a cop myself. It was the old school cops like Larry House and Dave Scates that made growing up a lot more fun here in this community. It was their style of community policing that locals can look back on and talk about around campfires, “Hey remember that time Jason Felton chased us riding dirt bikes?”

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Isolation order doesn’t spike county DV, suicide case rate

Domestic violence and suicide rates have decreased in Kootenai County since residents were urged to stay at home because of cornoavirus concerns.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Research: Have you had your forest bath yet?

Happy 50th, Earth Day. Since we can’t throw parties, how about a forest bath?

Mourning dove
April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Mourning dove

The title of Idaho’s most sad-sounding cry might have to be the appropriately named mourning dove (Zenaida macroura). The oowoo-woo-woo-woo call is quite distinctive and sets them apart from most (if not all) other related birds.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A considers coronavirus czar

COEUR d’ALENE — Staff at City Hall will ask the Coeur d’Alene City Council tonight to consider a COVID-19 czar of sorts: a temporary point person to handle all matters related to the pandemic.

April 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Washington recreation invaders met with flyers, not fisticuffs

North Idaho boat launches and public docks could be quieter in the coming weeks since the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office began asking Washington residents to comply with their own state’s — and Idaho’s — orders to stay at home.

April 21, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 21 2020

Monday, April 20

False suicide stats spread on social media
April 20, 2020 3:38 p.m.

False suicide stats spread on social media

Coeur d’Alene — Inaccurate claims about the number of suicides in Kootenai County spread via social media this weekend, according to the Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management.

Oil price goes negative as demand collapses; stocks dip
April 20, 2020 1:52 p.m.

Oil price goes negative as demand collapses; stocks dip

Oil prices plunged below zero on Monday, the latest never-before-seen number to come out of the economic coma caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Trump, Congress near deal on small business, hospital aid
April 20, 2020 12:19 p.m.

Trump, Congress near deal on small business, hospital aid

The Trump administration and Congress are laboring toward an agreement on an aid package of more than $450 billion to boost a small-business loan program that has run out of money

April 20, 2020 12:18 p.m.

Report: Washington wolf population grew 11% in 2019

The wolf population in Washington state increased by at least 19 animals in 2019, despite multiple lethal removals due to wolf-livestock conflict

Start Small, think big
April 20, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Start Small, think big

By Jennifer Buley

April 20, 2020 11:18 a.m.

With schools closed, more Idaho students start farm jobs

With students doing school work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, officials say more youths are filling their days by doing farm labor and other agricultural jobs

Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed here
April 20, 2020 11:02 a.m.

Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed here

After a weekend with no new COVID-19 cases being reported, Kootenai County added two on Monday, according to Panhandle Health District.

Tease photo
April 20, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Doubly Determined

Charlie Hughes, a double-amputee, bikes, golfs and loves the active lifestyle of North Idaho

All hands on deck in Elections Office
April 20, 2020 1:14 a.m.

All hands on deck in Elections Office

COEUR d’ALENE — Those working in the Kootenai County Elections Office are not having to endure a common public enemy: boredom.

Leadership event coming straight to your place
April 20, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Leadership event coming straight to your place

In the midst of a pandemic, many online experiences give listeners stuck at home the ability to stream live events.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Staying apart isn’t easy, but it’s right
April 20, 2020 1:11 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Staying apart isn’t easy, but it’s right

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

Remembering my last normal day: The day of the play
April 20, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Remembering my last normal day: The day of the play

Burrowed inside my windbreaker, I walked briskly in the chill of a mid-March evening toward the University of Idaho’s Hartung Theater, unaware of how radically my life would change once the curtains closed.

April 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Lake City Center

April 20, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 20 2020

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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: BEVERLY A. TAYLOR, Deceased. CASE NO. CV 28-20-2356 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Sunday, April 19

April 19, 2020 12:10 p.m.

Global health crisis pits economic against health concerns

By WILL WEISSERT and JILL COLVIN

April 19, 2020 10:57 a.m.

Inslee takes Trump to task for fomenting ‘insubordination’

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee again blasted President Donald Trump’s call to “liberate” parts of the country from state stay-at-home and other orders designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus, saying Sunday that Trump is fomenting a potentially deadly “insubordination” before the pandemic is contained.

April 19, 2020 10:26 a.m.

Evolving aid package offers billions for hospitals, testing

By HOPE YEN and LISA MASCARO

April 19, 2020 10:15 a.m.

Sports leagues seek return to play but with no guarantees

With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic.

April 19, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Coronavirus accelerates decline of slumping coal industry

By MEAD GRUVER and MATTHEW BROWN

‘Print It Forward’
April 19, 2020 1:35 a.m.

‘Print It Forward’

Atomic Threads helps itself — and other businesses

April 19, 2020 1:27 a.m.

VIRUS: Rights in jeopardy

How many of your human and Constitutional rights are you willing to give up for a medical crisis that is not as bad as last year’s common flu season? Those who have died to give you those freedoms are wanting to know.

April 19, 2020 1:25 a.m.

GRADUATION: The show can go on

Just a suggestion for the local school boards.

Two new protections coming for patients
April 19, 2020 1:25 a.m.

Two new protections coming for patients

Impact of recently-signed Idaho Patient Act remains to be seen

April 19, 2020 1:22 a.m.

SHUTDOWN: It’s a killer

The governor’s statewide, one-size-fits-all shutdown — treating the north the same as the distant south — is wrong. Losing your job or business also kills — through depression, substance abuse and suicide.

April 19, 2020 1:17 a.m.

VIRUS: How serious is it?

March 25 total U.S. cases: 55,148

April 19, 2020 1:15 a.m.

SHOPPING: Mask up, leaders

On April 16, the Mayor of Los Angeles decreed that anyone going into a grocery store must wear a face mask. There is nothing wrong with that everywhere in Kootenai County. I went out yesterday from my hibernation to buy a few products and was astonished at how many people were going into Safeway stores as well as Fred Meyer with no gloves, no face mask, little concern of social distancing, and probably not too concerned with the community as a whole.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Don’t put off care you need
April 19, 2020 1:15 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Don’t put off care you need

Seeking proper medical care is important, even during a time of social distancing. Having COVID-19 in our community doesn’t mean you should put off going to the doctor for necessary medical care.

Office, warehouse under construction in Hayden
April 19, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Office, warehouse under construction in Hayden

Two buildings, including an office complex and a 10,000-square-foot warehouse, are being built by H.D. Fowler Co. on 5 acres at 2602 W. Hayden Ave. between Ramsey and Atlas roads. The property is for outdoor storage.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: The sounds of staying at home
April 19, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: The sounds of staying at home

It used to be the sounds of the ice cream truck were what got everybody flying out of the house at once.

Milestone Announcements
April 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcements

ANNIVERSARIES

April 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff debate ratcheted up just a bit

Thursday’s analysis by Sheriff Ben Wolfinger of the four Republicans seeking to replace him in January accomplished at least one big feat: It got people talking.

Edward Inez Moreno, 61
April 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Edward Inez Moreno, 61

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce Edward Inez Moreno, 61, passed away peacefully in his Dalton Gardens home during the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.

April 19, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION Sheriff is wrong on this one

The Kootenai County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (KCDSA) has become much more visible recently as a result of an overwhelming feeling among its members that the time to prepare this organization for growth is now. The KCDSA has a vision for change, and have collectively stood up and spoken out to effect this change. Our voice was heard when we voted to endorse Robert Norris with a clear majority.

April 19, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Always be learning!

A Marine corporal was driving a benefits specialist from base to base to deliver lectures on life insurance, according to a story in Reader’s Digest. After listening to a dozen of these talks, the corporal insisted he knew the spiel by heart.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Real estate apps to treat the shopping bug
April 19, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Real estate apps to treat the shopping bug

Real estate agents around the Inland Northwest continue their work, albeit with extra precautions in place as a result of COVID-19 and state mandated stay-at-home orders.

Saturday, April 18

April 18, 2020 10:30 p.m.

MISINFORMATION: It can be lethal

Dear CdA Press readers,

No new COVID cases in North Idaho
April 18, 2020 12:11 p.m.

No new COVID cases in North Idaho

Panhandle Health District gave the region a little shot in the arm Saturday, reporting no new cases of COVID-19 in any of the state’s five northernmost counties.

April 18, 2020 12:01 p.m.

Oregon officials credit early action, luck to curbing virus

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is in its fourth week of lockdown. Residents can’t enter state parks in mountains and in valleys now blooming with springtime flowers, or go to the state’s trademark wineries and microbreweries.

April 18, 2020 11:37 a.m.

Washington bus driver dies after contracting coronavirus

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Metro bus driver who worked in a highly-populated area that includes Seattle has died after contracting the coronavirus.

April 18, 2020 10:51 a.m.

Governors feel heat to reopen from protesters, president

By PAUL WEBER and FRANK JORDANS

April 18, 2020 9:39 a.m.

UW model: Washington could start safely reopening May 18

SEATTLE (AP) — Modelers at the University of Washington are starting to tackle a big question as the arc of the novel coronavirus pandemic appears to be flattening in places like Washington state: When will it be safe to begin loosening restrictions keeping the virus in check?

April 18, 2020 9:29 a.m.

St. Luke’s hopes to increase coronavirus testing capacity

BOISE (AP) — St. Luke’s Health System says it’s looking to significantly increase its testing capacity for the coronavirus by using its own labs starting Monday.

April 18, 2020 8:45 a.m.

Teachers on TV: Classes hit the airwaves during pandemic

By MIKE CATALINI

Doubly Determined
April 18, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Doubly Determined

Charlie Hughes, a double-amputee, bikes, golfs and loves the active lifestyle of North Idaho

How dry we are, how warm we’ll be
April 18, 2020 1:13 a.m.

How dry we are, how warm we’ll be

We’re currently in a drier-than-normal weather pattern across the Inland Northwest. For April, precipitation totals are barely over a half inch in Coeur d’Alene. Our monthly normal is 1.77 inches, so it now appears that our precipitation total for April will end up below normal.

GAMES OVER: IHSAA cancels remainder of spring sports season in Idaho, including state tournaments
April 18, 2020 1:10 a.m.

GAMES OVER: IHSAA cancels remainder of spring sports season in Idaho, including state tournaments

Like thousands of other high school athletes, Post Falls High senior Katie Fleming was looking forward to the final sports season of her high school career.

Murder in midtown
April 18, 2020 1:09 a.m.

Murder in midtown

Man charged with jacking car possible murder suspect, too

Woman accused of  murdering newborn
April 18, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Woman accused of murdering newborn

A 22-year-old Rathdrum woman who told police she did not know she was pregnant when she gave birth early Tuesday is in jail on $1 million bail for allegedly murdering her child.

Rathdrum woman cited for violating stay-home order
April 18, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Rathdrum woman cited for violating stay-home order

A Rathdrum woman was cited Friday for violating Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order after allegedly holding a yard sale.

Enjoy the outdoors, just do it safely
April 18, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Enjoy the outdoors, just do it safely

Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Practice made perfect for Currie on links
April 18, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Practice made perfect for Currie on links

This week was scheduled to be a big one for Lake City High senior Kyla Currie.

Hundreds gather to oppose order
April 18, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Hundreds gather to oppose order

SAGLE — Hundreds gathered at the south end of the U.S. 95 Long Bridge on Friday to protest Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

REBUTTAL: The candidates shoot back
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

REBUTTAL: The candidates shoot back

In Thursday’s Press, Sheriff Ben Wolfinger shared his analysis of the four candidates whose names appear on the Republican primary ballot.

Mystery of the missing masks
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Mystery of the missing masks

Still here, although …

Watch out for  work-from-home offers
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Watch out for work-from-home offers

As businesses remain closed because of COVID-19, Idaho’s unemployment rate continues to rise, with more than 30,000 people in Idaho needing benefits weekly. For many people, the uncertainty of their long-term employment status and a decrease in income has them looking for ways to make money working from home.

April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: A prosecutor’s preference

Please vote for Captain Kim Edmondson for Kootenai County Sheriff in the primary election. I worked closely with Captain Edmondson for 20 years when I was the elected Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney from 1989 to 2009. Together we successfully prosecuted society’s worst offenders: murderers, drug dealers, sex offenders and more.

Movers and shakers
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Movers and shakers

Beamis named CEO/leader at Keller Williams

Kyra Beamis has been named CEO/Team Leader for Keller Williams Realty.

Kinder Magic staff greets students, parents in drive-thru celebration
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Kinder Magic staff greets students, parents in drive-thru celebration

Kinder Magic staff greets students, parents in drive-thru celebration

April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Local and knowledgeable

Thank you Sheriff Wolfinger for your investigation of all of the candidates running for Sheriff of Kootenai County. I had looked into these candidates for a few months also and I agree with your findings. I also felt like someone was trying to buy the office of Sheriff.

Jordan P. ‘Tut’ Tuthill, 88
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Jordan P. ‘Tut’ Tuthill, 88

Jordan P. “Tut” Tuthill, 88, left this planet to be with the Lord on March 22, 2020. Born Oct. 27, 1931, in Norwich, Vt., to Ruth (school teacher in the 1920s) and Benjamin Tuthill (farmer and house painter). He was the fifth of six children who lived and were raised on a remote farm several miles outside the hamlet of Norwich.

April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

SWAMP: Doug O’s a drainer

Mark Twain once said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” I’m sure Jeff Tyler was only trying to do his buddy, Tim Kastning, a favor in his letter to the editor earlier this week.

Jason Thomas Peebles
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Jason Thomas Peebles

Jason Thomas Peebles, 48, passed away on April 13, 2020. He was born Sept. 13, 1971, in Davenport, Wash., to Tim and Margo Peebles. He spent his first five years in Davenport, then a year in Pullman, Wash., and then the remainder of his life in Coeur d’Alene and Hayden, Idaho.

Marriage and family during a lockdown
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Marriage and family during a lockdown

This “lockdown” or quarantine has been something none of us have experienced before and the effects are many. The baseball, soccer and track meets are canceled. Movie theaters, concerts and events not happening. Many are not able to work and students are home instead of in school.

April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

FILLIOS: Don’t believe opponent

A mailer from County Commissioner candidate Greg Delavan is either inaccurate or blatantly dishonest.

April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Question for Norris

While researching the candidates for the Kootenai County Sheriff election, I came across an unexpected expenditure in the 2019 Campaign Financial Disclosure Report for Robert Norris. There is a payment of $3,000 in campaign funds on December 23, 2019 to “Reputation Defender.” That company’s (Reputation Defender) service offers to bury negative Internet content. They claim: “We make negative content in search results virtually invisible by pushing it out of sight.”

April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

Thanks to the community
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Thanks to the community

Since the activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, resources suddenly became strained. Personal protective equipment, paper towels and even hand sanitizer evaporated seemingly overnight. Without the invaluable help of the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, who not only became a hub for community donations but also staffed the donation center, resources for first responders could have vanished.

April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: No LA blues

We are lifelong L.A. County residents, who moved here to God’s country mid-2017; which is about the same time as Los Angeles County Sheriff, Retired, Bob Norris. We left our home of 30 years and lifelong community of family and friends because we just couldn’t take it any longer.

April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Deputies send disc golfers back to Washington

Unwanted neighbors getting educated

William ‘Bill’ H. Selzer, 90
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

William ‘Bill’ H. Selzer, 90

William “Bill” H. Selzer, 90, of Spokane, Wash., died April 15, 2020, in Hayden, Idaho.

‘A labor of love’
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

‘A labor of love’

Gizmo-CDA creates face shields for health care providers, caregivers

Seniors, you’re not forgotten
April 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Seniors, you’re not forgotten

By MARY LOU THOMPSON

April 18, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 18 2020

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES ELDRED TRAVIS, DECEDENT. CASE NO: CV28-20-2141

Friday, April 17

Rathdrum woman cited for violating isolation
April 17, 2020 7:08 p.m.

Rathdrum woman cited for violating isolation

A Rathdrum woman was cited Friday for violating Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order.

Shooting suspect identified
April 17, 2020 2:50 p.m.

Shooting suspect identified

A 37-year-old Coeur d’Alene man who is believed to have been involved in a fatal shooting in Midtown Thursday evening, and who led police on a high-speed chase prior to his arrest, will have his first court appearance today.

Man accused of burglarizing storage units
April 17, 2020 2:10 p.m.

Man accused of burglarizing storage units

Hayden — A California man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing units in a storage facility north of Hayden.

April 17, 2020 1:10 p.m.

Stay-home protest on Long Bridge today

SANDPOINT — Idaho residents are joining the ranks of residents in other states who are pushing back against stay-at-home orders.

One new COVID case; county reaches 50
April 17, 2020 11:49 a.m.

One new COVID case; county reaches 50

Kootenai County added another confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, Panhandle Health District announced today.

April 17, 2020 11:39 a.m.

IHSAA cancels remainder of spring sports season in Idaho

The high school spring sports season in Idaho officially ended Friday morning when the Idaho High School Activities Association announced the cancelation of the remainder of the spring sports season, including the upcoming scheduled state tournaments.

Rathdrum woman arrested for homicide
April 17, 2020 10:44 a.m.

Rathdrum woman arrested for homicide

Police arrested a Rathdrum woman this week for the alleged murder of a newborn.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: The real MVP of this pandemic
April 17, 2020 1:15 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: The real MVP of this pandemic

Gonzaga got good news from two sources this week.

‘Everything was great. And then …’
April 17, 2020 1:14 a.m.

‘Everything was great. And then …’

Jim Purtee, owner of Jimmy’s Down the Street, hopes carry out orders help it survive the shutdown

Huckleberries makes its Press debut
April 17, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Huckleberries makes its Press debut

We’re probably saying it wrong — the “Coeur” in Coeur d’Alene, that is.

Northwest Notes April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Northwest Notes April 17, 2020

Bayley ties for fifth in Outlaw Tour

WIC is here for you during COVID-19
April 17, 2020 1:11 a.m.

WIC is here for you during COVID-19

This is an uncertain time for all of us as we navigate our way through COVID-19. Despite the turmoil, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is here for you.

April 17, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

FRIDAY

John Patrick Michael McGruder, 77
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

John Patrick Michael McGruder, 77

John Patrick Michael McGruder, 77

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Online shopping tip and sextortion update

Since most of us are shopping online more these days, there is a nice app called Honey that helps us save money by applying the best discounted codes for our online purchases.

No headline
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

No headline

The Corona Rules: Part II

Education board OKs re-entry criteria
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Education board OKs re-entry criteria

The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously outlined the process for school districts and charter schools to follow once schools reopen.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

New group creates voter guide

How many Kootenai County residents have felt frustrated when trying to research a candidate’s beliefs and what they stand for during election season? A new group has been started in Kootenai County whose primary goal is to provide non-partisan voter guides for all contested races in Kootenai County’s next election.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Man who skipped bail on pot charge sentenced to a year behind bars

An Oregon man who skipped bail after accepting a plea bargain on a marijuana trafficking charge was sentenced Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene to a year in prison.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Wins comparison test

We have two Republican, family dedicated candidates running for legislature in District 2, Position B, Tim Kastning and Doug O. We use different lenses and priorities in reviewing differences between candidates — traditional values, Bible-based values, Constitutional support, transparency, etc.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

LETTER: Statistical malpractice

In a recent letter to The Press, Mr. Steven Abbott — quoting a recent Breitbart magazine article — cites COVID-19 antibody testing at a single Chicago hospital as proof that at least 100 million Americans have had COVID-19, and further concludes that the U.S. is at the tail end of the infection.

Yep, records are made to be broken
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Yep, records are made to be broken

Sports — remember those?

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Best choice for sheriff

The citizens of Kootenai County have a great opportunity to vote for a professional leader in the Sheriff’s Office, that being Kim Edmondson. Kim brings a proven track record rising from detention deputy to captain within the department. She also brings a historical perspective which is crucial to making timely decisions.

Coeur d’Alene elementary school to undergo major educational, staffing overhaul
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene elementary school to undergo major educational, staffing overhaul

Elementary school to undergo major educational, staffing overhaul

The Corona Rules: Part I
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

The Corona Rules: Part I

Laughing at stress may be the best way to cope with it.

Free pizza and good tidings, too
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Free pizza and good tidings, too

Jim Hightower and Domino’s giving away 500 pies this month

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Bad, either way

An Aristotlean syllogism:

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

CHINA: Civilization, beware

The Chinese government has been engaged in waging political and economic world warfare for years, principally with the United States. The coronavirus suddenly appears at a time when We the People, to our detriment, are seriously engaged in political infighting. California is actually a part of the United States.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

TESTING: Skeptical of the stats

First, I applaud Governor Little for all he has done. But with the discussion recently about the government’s culpability in not informing the public of the seriousness of COVID-19 early on, how can Kootenai County follow in their footsteps by not testing? Rather than posting erroneous numbers, our officials should at least be honest enough to say that they do not know what the numbers really are.

Summer Theater actress unmasks fundraising plan
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Summer Theater actress unmasks fundraising plan

Actress Ellie Cook participated in CDA Summer Theatre's 2019 season, an experience that left quite the impression on her.

The Corona Rules: Part II
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

The Corona Rules: Part II

Laughing at stress is the easiest way to cope with it, and certainly the cheapest.

Safeway, Albertsons offer postage relief to absentee voters
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Safeway, Albertsons offer postage relief to absentee voters

When the coronavirus forced Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to declare the May 19 election will be all-absentee, a gap in communication led to some ballots escaping to mailboxes without a small but critical necessity: return postage.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

SCHOOLS: Superior leadership

I have three children in the Coeur d’Alene School District, and have had many concerns and questions regarding how grades are going to be calculated, especially for my high school student where any decision made will have college placement implications. After attending the school board meeting that was set up on April 15 via Zoom, I would like to share my main takeaway.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Virus keeps deputies busy

Incidents involving the coronavirus are making their way to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: No political Rx

This letter is to all of you “constitutional rights” people who are reacting to limitations during this coronavirus.

CHS senior wins T-Shirt design contest
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

CHS senior wins T-Shirt design contest

The different courses interwoven with red and ochre tulips in this year's United Way of North Idaho Spring Dash T-shirt image are symbolic of how the 2020 race will be conducted together, yet separate.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

FILLIOS: An ideal commissioner

It’s important to support the re-election of Chris Fillios for county commissioner. I have known Chris for 20 years and I know that he has the highest integrity and honesty. He and I have had many conversations regarding God and Country, limited government, and all the indispensable characteristics that make our country, our state and our county the amazing place we all call home and he works tirelessly toward that vision. He’s a common sense conservative with an understanding of what makes the county work.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Here’s a good tip for you to-go eaters

Those who had too little a month or so ago have less now.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

WASHINGTON: Stay home

I had to leave the house the other day and couldn’t believe what I saw. Traffic backed up on U.S. 95 and Garwood was ridiculous, but that’s not the part that is concerning. It’s the fact that almost all of them had Washington plates.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Cause for concern

In the article about Sheriff Wolfinger (April 14), words in parenthesis mentioned Sheriff Wheeler. If these words WERE said by Sheriff Wolfinger, it was very unprofessional. If they weren’t said by him and were put in the article by someone from the Coeur d’Alene Press, then that individual was even more unprofessional and maybe should confine their “writings” to the Opinion page.

April 17, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Make ‘em mandatory

Wednesday was my first time in a grocery store in around three weeks. Arrived at Winco at 8 a.m., put on our masks and went inside. There were not too many shoppers at this time but the numbers grew over the next 30 minutes.

April 17, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 17 2020

Thursday, April 16

Suspect arrested in shooting death
April 16, 2020 10:43 p.m.

Suspect arrested in shooting death

A suspect who is believed to have shot to death at least one man in Coeur d’Alene’s midtown district around 7 p.m. Thursday was taken into custody by Idaho State Police after a pursuit that ended near Gozzer Road and Highway 97.

April 16, 2020 6:57 p.m.

California to give cash payments to immigrants hurt by virus

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces he will give $75 million of taxpayer money to immigrants living in the country illegally

April 16, 2020 6:50 p.m.

Idaho sees more unemployment claims last month than all 2019

Nearly 96,000 Idaho residents have filed for unemployment since Idaho Gov. Brad Little declared a state of emergency on March 13

April 16, 2020 4:29 p.m.

Board of Education approves re-entry criteria

The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved criteria for school districts and charter schools to follow once schools reopen.

COVID-19 hotline hours to change
April 16, 2020 3:23 p.m.

COVID-19 hotline hours to change

Due to a decrease in call volume, Panhandle Health District plans to adjust the COVID-19 hotline hours.

Stay-home order: What you need to know
April 16, 2020 1:26 p.m.

Stay-home order: What you need to know

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has clarified several points of Gov. Brad Little’s amended statewide stay-home order, which is in effect through April 30.

April 16, 2020 1:08 p.m.

21 miles of people

By BILL BULEY

Don’t pass this place by
April 16, 2020 1:08 p.m.

Don’t pass this place by

Photos and Story

FAST FIVE: Brian Babb: Compassion, kindness, community
April 16, 2020 1:08 p.m.

FAST FIVE: Brian Babb: Compassion, kindness, community

Meet Brian Babb, a homegrown entrepreneur who is taking a leading role in helping our community respond to coronavirus. He is president of The Coeur Group, a unique volunteer organization, and founder of White Pine Wealth, a local investment management firm.

The stay-at-home dad: A sleepless Easter story
April 16, 2020 1:08 p.m.

The stay-at-home dad: A sleepless Easter story

A sleepless Easter story

Streaming sanity: Bad title, good movie: ‘The Land of Steady Habits’
April 16, 2020 1:08 p.m.

Streaming sanity: Bad title, good movie: ‘The Land of Steady Habits’

Bad title, good movie: ‘The Land of Steady Habits’

Lessons in adversity from local experts: from World War II to 2020
April 16, 2020 1:08 p.m.

Lessons in adversity from local experts: from World War II to 2020

For some Americans, this marks the first time in their lives grocery store shelves aren’t brimming with any and every option, at least for some items.

One new COVID case in Kootenai County; 49 total here
April 16, 2020 12:22 p.m.

One new COVID case in Kootenai County; 49 total here

Kootenai County added one confirmed COVID-19 case Thursday, according to Panhandle Health District, bringing the county’s total to 49.

Idaho’s weekly initial claims exceed total filed in 2019
April 16, 2020 12:07 p.m.

Idaho’s weekly initial claims exceed total filed in 2019

Idahoans filed more initial claims for unemployment benefits in the four weeks since the state of emergency was declared - 95,961 - than the total filed during all 2019 by 60 percent.

US job losses mount as economic pain deepens worldwide
April 16, 2020 11:02 a.m.

US job losses mount as economic pain deepens worldwide

The ranks of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus have ballooned to at least 22 million

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Russell McLain
April 16, 2020 9:15 a.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Russell McLain

NAME: Russell Mclain

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Preps trying to keep up to speed, just not in person
April 16, 2020 1:15 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Preps trying to keep up to speed, just not in person

Can a business offer curbside services if it doesn’t have a curb?

‘That’s the reality’
April 16, 2020 1:14 a.m.

‘That’s the reality’

Free produce distribution sees big turnout at Silver Lake Mall

Assisted living worker tests positive
April 16, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Assisted living worker tests positive

An employee at Honeysuckle Senior Living, an assisted living facility in Hayden, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 10.

Anne Frank memorial vandalized
April 16, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Anne Frank memorial vandalized

Coeur d’Alene officials believe vandals entered a local park and intentionally destroyed a tree marking the memory of Anne Frank.

Idaho COVID-19 Rebound to Recovery:
April 16, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Idaho COVID-19 Rebound to Recovery:

Guidance for Gov. Brad Little’s Amended Statewide Stay-home Order

April 16, 2020 1:04 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: April 16, 2020

Spokane Hoopfest pushed back to late August

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: You can trust him

I am writing this letter in support of Tim Kastning as a candidate for the state legislature in District Two.

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

EBERLEIN: His experience matters

This year’s election brings out a variety of candidates. In Legislative District 3, that covers south of Highway 53 to Worley on the west side of Lake Coeur d Alene, the senate seat is open as the current senator is retiring. There are three choices: a recent transplant from California who never held political office before, a CEO of his father’s company (and a proponent of Urban Renewal Districts getting our property tax dollars) who never held political office, or a former county commissioner who has a voting record and is a small business owner.

Survey finds more mountain goats in Selkirks
April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Survey finds more mountain goats in Selkirks

Hunters can apply for permits until the end of April

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Controlled hunt tag application starts May 1

Beginning next month, Idaho hunters can apply for elk, deer, pronghorn and bear controlled hunt tags.

Research and Opinion: Sheriff scrutinizes the candidates
April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Research and Opinion: Sheriff scrutinizes the candidates

On Jan. 11, 2021, I will officially retire from the Sheriff’s Office after 37 years and 41 weeks of full-time service. Ever since I announced that I would not be running for re-election, I have been asked, almost daily, who I recommend for the next Kootenai County Sheriff. I don’t believe that I should tell you who to vote for, but I will share some of my thoughts and observations on the four candidates who have filed for this seat in the upcoming Primary Election.

Research: Zen pilot: Choose faith over fear
April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Research: Zen pilot: Choose faith over fear

When Zen pilot Robert DeLaurentis set out to circumnavigate the world pole-to-pole, it was about more than daredevil feats, setting records, or the book he’ll write about it. Before taking off in 2019, DeLaurentis told me that by flying the world and interviewing its inhabitants, he hoped to illustrate the oneness of humanity. To witness our common connectedness, to promote peace.

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

ACLU files lawsuit against Idaho transgender athlete law

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state of Idaho over the Fairness In Women’s Sports Act.

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

No headline

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, way back in the 1300s, there was a pestilence known as the “Black Death,” also called bubonic plague.

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Results, not rhetoric

Doug Okuniewicz should be our next Representative for District 2, Seat B. As former Chief of Police in Post Falls, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Doug on various community projects where we developed a close friendship. Doug is a true conservative. Please visit his website, voteDougO.com, to learn more about where he stands on important issues like being Pro-Life, reducing property taxes, stopping the criminal reentry center, and refugee relocation.

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls of the day!

Little  extends  stay-home  mandate
April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Little extends stay-home mandate

Gov. Brad Little extended his stay-home order to April 30 during a press conference Wednesday morning.

If you want a good workiing dog best get one that trains itself
April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

If you want a good workiing dog best get one that trains itself

Best get one that trains itself

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Elk crushed by falling hay at east Idaho management area

A group of elk died after being crushed by hay bales at an eastern Idaho wildlife management area.

Always time to clean up
April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Always time to clean up

What do you do when you’re bunkered in during a pandemic? Why, you try not to make fun of false teeth. Then you try to share something uplifting — and we don’t mean lower dentures.

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Ex-sheriff backs her

Mr. Pfahler, you ask “Sheriff – Who dares to lead?” As a retired Sheriff of Kootenai County I will try to answer your question. When facing an emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe we should look to and trust in our elected officials and medical professionals for leadership. .Kootenai County has been blessed by a number of true leaders during this difficult time. Let me tell you about one of them. The one you want the public to believe did nothing.

Yellowstone cougars infected with Bubonic plague
April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Yellowstone cougars infected with Bubonic plague

Cats in West susceptible to age-old disease

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Online shopping tip and sextortion update

Since most of us are shopping online more these days, there is a nice app called Honey that helps us save money by applying the best discounted codes for our online purchases.

April 16, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: A man for the people

At the crossroads of recycled rhetoric and demonstrated conviction lies a choice. Tim Kastning is that choice.

April 16, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 16 2020

Wednesday, April 15

Spring Dash design winner announced
April 15, 2020 4:33 p.m.

Spring Dash design winner announced

Congratulations to Coeur d’Alene High School senior Joanna Hover, winner of United Way of North Idaho’s annual Spring Dash T-Shirt Design Contest.

April 15, 2020 4:16 p.m.

Crash blocks I-90 near Lookout

WALLACE — A logging truck crash has blocked Interstate 90 near Wallace.

IACI declares support for stay-home order
April 15, 2020 3:30 p.m.

IACI declares support for stay-home order

The Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry issued the following statement regarding Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order.

April 15, 2020 1:38 p.m.

A serious national crisis exposes the best, or worst, of a President

In this day and age of political spin, it is often difficult for the public to separate truth from fiction when it comes to the performance of a president. One cable network may heap praise upon the commander-in-chief for a certain action, while another bemoans the president’s abysmal performance for the very same act. With the plethora of news and opinion sources blasting out content today, it is hard to judge whether a president is a genius or a dunderhead.

Three new COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County
April 15, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Three new COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County

Kootenai County confirmed three new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to Panhandle Health District.

Governor extends stay-home order to April 30
April 15, 2020 10:59 a.m.

Governor extends stay-home order to April 30

Gov. Brad Little extended his stay-home order to April 30 during a press conference this morning.

LIVE: Gov. Little addresses stay-home order
April 15, 2020 10:03 a.m.

LIVE: Gov. Little addresses stay-home order

Gov. Brad Little will host a press conference regarding the 21-day stay-at-home order at 10 a.m.

COVID-19: 2 million cases reported globally
April 15, 2020 9:44 a.m.

COVID-19: 2 million cases reported globally

The total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed two million worldwide on Wednesday, according to to Johns Hopkins University.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT — Coeur d’Alene High football: From worst to one of the best
April 15, 2020 1:18 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT — Coeur d’Alene High football: From worst to one of the best

It may be hard to believe now, three state championships and seven total appearances in the state title game later, spanning a 23-year coaching stint.

Big decision for Little
April 15, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Big decision for Little

Governor announces shutdown plan today

Panhandle snowpack means plenty of water this summer
April 15, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Panhandle snowpack means plenty of water this summer

The snowpack in Idaho’s northern mountains is above normal and hydrologists expect an average year of runoff in the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe river basins.

Hotels hanging on —  and helping out
April 15, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Hotels hanging on — and helping out

Local hotels have opened their doors to provide shelter for essential workers during Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order, which has been extended to April 30.

Former Coeur d’Alene High standout Naccarato commits to Division II Fort Lewis in Colorado
April 15, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Former Coeur d’Alene High standout Naccarato commits to Division II Fort Lewis in Colorado

It was by chance that Joey Naccarato ended up at North Idaho College to begin with.

Opal’s homestead hacks: Easy preserves
April 15, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Opal’s homestead hacks: Easy preserves

If you’ve been following Opal Harbert’s brand of “lazy” homestead tips, you see cardboard in a new light, and your garbage can is getting lighter. Birds sing your praises in thanks for their recycled snacks. (That hokey forest scene from Sleeping Beauty comes to mind: Too far, Sholeh. Too far.)

April 15, 2020 1:10 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: April 15, 2020

Zags Kispert, Campbell, Wirth

Suggs makes it official, signs with Gonzaga
April 15, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Suggs makes it official, signs with Gonzaga

Vandals land CSI transfer guard

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ethan Miller, Post Falls High
April 15, 2020 1:06 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ethan Miller, Post Falls High

Ethan Miller

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

CHINA: The enemy unmasked

The Communist Chinese may just have won World War III without firing a single shot and no one in this country even noticed it.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

‘A very delicate balance’

Upbeat Breakfast talks look at life when businesses reopen

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Plan now and be prepared

Editor’s note: This was written by leaders at Panhandle Health District, Kootenai Health, and Kootenai County Emergency Operation Center as strong encouragement to the public to take action now.

Trivia for the ages
April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Trivia for the ages

Before Wilson Casey became the “Triv Guy” for the Coeur d’Alene Press, someone else held that honor 78 years ago.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

DELAVAN: Let him lead county

Change can be good, especially in challenging times like these. Fortunately, there’s a candidate running who will make a change for the best with the District Two Commissioner seat.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19: Critical assumptions

I am sure you are aware of the mathematical models used to forecast the spread and impact of the virus. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx stated very clearly that a mathematical model is only as good as the assumptions that are used.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Local, and qualified

I support Kim Edmondson for sheriff because I believe she brings the proper balance of local experience, education and leadership. These three attributes are needed to continue the advancement of our Sheriff’s Office.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Devoted and dedicated

I am proudly endorsing Tim Kastning for Legislative District Two, State Representative.

Patricia Ann Blakney, 78
April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Patricia Ann Blakney, 78

Patricia Ann Blakney, “Pat,” 78, of Dalton Gardens, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2020. She was born on Aug. 14, 1941 in Plentywood, Mont., to Arthur and Clara Listoe (Gunderson). She was the second of four children.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Truck crashes, and that’s no yolk

PINEHURST — Other than some cracked shells and broken yolks, no injuries were reported after a semi-truck hauling a trailer full of eggs caught on fire Monday afternoon.

Montana trio busted on I-90, accused of trafficking meth
April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Montana trio busted on I-90, accused of trafficking meth

Three more Montanans are being held in the Kootenai County jail after being busted for carrying more than a half pound of crystal meth east to Superior, police said.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Diary of a shut-in, Week 5

Although I describe my proverbial glass as overflowing for the most part, the weeks of isolation and lack of real-life contact with family and friends is taking a toll. My emotions have been right at the surface. It feels like mourning for the loss of so many things in our lives. By definition mourning is hurt, sorrow, anguish.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

INTERNET: Bundle this

While reviewing my Spectrum internet bill I noticed that they have increased my monthly “bundled services” fee by $10. I tried (and failed) to contact customer services to query this.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

COUNTY: Keep Brooks, Fillios

I’m curious about statements made by two challengers for County Commissioner seats in the May election. Specifically, I find the claims regarding Kootenai County’s fiscal health and “overspending” alarming. Yet a quick check of online resources shows these statements to be misleading at best.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Governor getting plenty of advice

With Gov. Brad Little’s March 25 stay-home order set to expire, local business and government leaders voiced to The Press their hopes for the weeks and months to come.

Movers and Shakers
April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Movers and Shakers

Scharenberg receives certification

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Plan to vote? Then read this

The season of free advertising for political candidates — otherwise known as candidate endorsement letters to the editor — is under way. As previously noted, we’ll make way for as many of these letters as space permits for the next few weeks. They’ve got to be 275 or fewer words, and publication priority will be given to paying customers — subscribers — over freeloaders.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Calling for cooperation

There has been nothing but praise not only from the governor but other news outlets about how people are doing the right thing with the stay-home order. However, I live in one of the ever-growing developments and see the very opposite. Kids going from home to home playing in groups, each one a possible carrier of the virus. Consistent gatherings of neighbors. I myself am surrounded on all sides by families completely disregarding the order.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — DR. WAYNE M. FICHTER: Get out!

There is a lot of misinformation floating around right now about the coronavirus. Doctors and scientists are still learning about how the infection works and the best ways to treat it, plus everyone wants to protect themselves, so it only makes sense that people will try just about anything to help themselves, be it proven or not.

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: Reaching up, dipping down

We just recently received an order from a client of ours to reload their wine cellar. “Cellar” may be overstating it. He basically just wanted to fill in the gaps in his collection that have evolved over the last year or so. This customer has one of the most sophisticated palates we know. He has lived and traveled all over the world. While he most always defers to us on wine choices, my sense is he knows far more than we and most of our wine professional friends know on the subject.

Tru’s Tribute
April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Tru’s Tribute

Family, friends rally to girl with cerebral palsy celebrating 11th birthday

April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — HOLLY CARLING: What are we doing about heartburn and reflux

It is estimated that almost 50% of the U.S. population has heartburn, with 7% reporting it daily. The typical solution is to take a medication: antacids, or acid-inhibitors (PPI’s) to counteract the symptom of heartburn or reflux. Most people are unaware of the dangers of these medications.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls of the day!

April 15, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 15 2020

Tuesday, April 14

April 14, 2020 6:16 p.m.

States confront practical dilemmas on reopening economies

The doomsday scenarios that were predicted just two weeks ago have not come to pass, raising hopes from coast to coast

April 14, 2020 6:09 p.m.

Virus: No date to lift restrictions, OR faces budget woes

Atate will be strapped for money because of the massive numbers of layoffs and furloughs the stay-home order has caused

April 14, 2020 6:06 p.m.

‘New normal’: distancing, masks likely needed for months

Dr. Kathy Lofy, state health officer, said that statewide, things have plateaued over the past few weeks

April 14, 2020 6:02 p.m.

Montana governor: No timeline for return to normal

Some lawmakers suggest allowing local school districts to decide to bring students back into classrooms and businesses in counties with no recent COVID-19 cases to reopen

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Vito Barbieri
April 14, 2020 1:50 p.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Vito Barbieri

NAME: Vito Barbieri

Fauci: 'We're not there yet' on key steps to reopen economy
April 14, 2020 1:23 p.m.

Fauci: 'We're not there yet' on key steps to reopen economy

The government's top infectious disease expert says the U.S. still lacks critical testing and other procedures needed to begin reopening the nation's economy, adding a dose of caution to increasingly optimistic projections from the White House

Governor likely to extend stay-home order
April 14, 2020 1:16 p.m.

Governor likely to extend stay-home order

Gov. Brad Little told an Idaho audience Tuesday that he’s leaning toward extending the stay-home order he imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Steve Cameron blog: Watch Those Words
April 14, 2020 9:13 a.m.

Steve Cameron blog: Watch Those Words

Still here.

BOTTOMS UP!
April 14, 2020 1:14 a.m.

BOTTOMS UP!

Virus or no, Idahoans drink

Fuel prices down, so fuel up
April 14, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Fuel prices down, so fuel up

Kootenai County gas falls to lowest levels in years

Lakeland, Cd’A schools need reusable face masks
April 14, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Lakeland, Cd’A schools need reusable face masks

Up to 1,000 masks are needed in the Coeur d’Alene and Lakeland Joint school districts to protect employees who are still working.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Recognizing stress - and coping with it
April 14, 2020 1:11 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Recognizing stress - and coping with it

When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak like COVID-19, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress — even if the outbreak hasn’t yet directly affected you and you are at low risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones who are immediately affected by the outbreak.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Solutions, not malice

I’ve known Doug for many years. We met at a local gun club in Hayden. While we share a love of competitive shooting, it was through our conversations about conservative principles and our support for President Trump that we became good friends.

April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

FILLIOS: Keep leader in office

Although I live in a municipality in Kootenai County, I understand how important the county government is and how it impacts my life. Many of the usual municipal services are provided by the city where I live. However, all our lives are affected by the actions of our county government. As a community we are all connected.

DAR recognizes 4 outstanding HS seniors
April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

DAR recognizes 4 outstanding HS seniors

The Lt. George Farragut Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, recently honored four area high school seniors as DAR Good Citizens. The award recognizes students who exemplify the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. Students are selected by their teachers and peers. The first award was given in 1934 and now continues for the 86th year.

April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Research: Does your pet have an app?

There’s an app for just about anything man can conceive. Did I say man? I meant furry friends, too.

April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Highway 54 accident leads to lawsuit

An Athol woman is being sued in federal court for an incident two years ago in which she struck a man on a bicycle on Highway 54.

37 years and counting
April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

37 years and counting

Sheriff Ben Wolfinger ready to retire

Denise Linda Dolinsek, 67
April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Denise Linda Dolinsek, 67

Denise Linda Dolinsek, 67, of Post Falls, passed away at Hospice of North Idaho Schneidmiller House on April 8, 2020.

April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: A vote for integrity

Usually, I will write in support of my favorites, but this time one stands out far above most legislative candidates. Tim Kastning is running for Seat 2B. He has already filled in there for John Green and did a great job in his short time there.

April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

DELAVAN: Dedicated to the job

I’ve been on the Coeur d’Alene Lakefront Homeowners Board for about five years. I’m always amazed by the hard work that Greg Delavan puts in for all of the Coeur d’Alene residents who enjoy the lake, as well as the area we live in. I’m very proud to know him and I can vouch firsthand for this positive man of integrity and patience like very few men really possess.

Crews readying for  next Atlas park stage
April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Crews readying for next Atlas park stage

COEUR d’ALENE — Construction crews are wrapping up the most recent stage of the Atlas Waterfront Park and are preparing, one way or another, to build its infrastructure.

Magnet school faculty, staff produce music video for students
April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Magnet school faculty, staff produce music video for students

Magnet school faculty, staff produce music video for students

‘Down the rabbit hole’ he goes
April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

‘Down the rabbit hole’ he goes

Michael Browning hops into action as the Easter Bunny

April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Produce giveaway on Wednesday

COEUR d’ALENE — As part of its COVID-19 emergency response efforts, Second Harvest will hold a free produce box distribution at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Silver Lake Mall parking lot near J.C. Penny.

BACK THEN Bathing beauties ... and Bataan nightmare
April 14, 2020 1 a.m.

BACK THEN Bathing beauties ... and Bataan nightmare

Starting April 9, 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army forced the transfer of up to 80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war in what became known as The Bataan Death March. But in this photo, published April 14, 1942, there’s no evidence of the strife that must have been occurring at that moment. Back then, it could take days for internationally circulated news photos to reach outlets like the Coeur d’Alene Press. The caption in this photo acknowledges the possible horror but prefers to take the optimistic route. It reads:

April 14, 2020 12:52 a.m.

Northwest Notes April 14, 2020

Shock still plans to play after IFL cancels rest of 2020 season

April 14, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 14 2020

Monday, April 13

April 13, 2020 5:09 p.m.

Virus deaths rise, Sweden sticks to ‘low-scale’ lockdown

Chief epidemiologist insists that Sweden’s approach still seems to make sense

Teachers deserve thanks
April 13, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Teachers deserve thanks

The closure of schools during the pandemic has had one unexpected consequence: a new realization that teachers have special skills, do important work, and are doing their best to make sure children get the education they need even when classrooms are shut down.

‘Raise Your Hands’
April 13, 2020 4:29 p.m.

‘Raise Your Hands’

Sorensen staff create music video for students

April 13, 2020 2:50 p.m.

Let science guide lake management

Imagine our community without a thriving Lake Coeur d’Alene.

April 13, 2020 1:44 p.m.

Washington, Oregon, California announce coronavirus pact

Officials in Washington, California and Oregon have announced they’ll be working together on a shared approach to re-opening their economies while continuing to control the spread of COVID-19

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Doug Okuniewicz
April 13, 2020 1:42 p.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Doug Okuniewicz

NAME: Doug Okuniewicz

April 13, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Idaho issues more than 60,000 unemployment payments

Idaho officials say they have issued more than 60,000 unemployment payments totaling nearly $18 million to some 30,000 workers who have lost jobs due to the coronavirus

April 13, 2020 1:25 p.m.

First COVID-19 death in Stevens County

Northeast Tri County Health District in Stevens County, Wash. has reported that a patient with COVID-19 has died — the first death from the virus in that county.

One new COVID-19 case in Kootenai County
April 13, 2020 12:01 p.m.

One new COVID-19 case in Kootenai County

Kootenai County picked up another COVID-19 case in the past 24 hours, according to Panhandle Health District.

April 13, 2020 10 a.m.

16 elk killed after haystack collapses

Officials say 16 elk died sometime during the winter at an eastern Idaho wildlife management area when a stack of hay containing one-ton bales collapsed and fell, crushing some of the elk and causing others to be trampled to death

‘The accidental mailman’
April 13, 2020 1:15 a.m.

‘The accidental mailman’

Coeur d’Alene’s Jim Mathey has been delivering letters, packages for half a century

Less driving, fewer crashes: You might get a nice refund
April 13, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Less driving, fewer crashes: You might get a nice refund

As Idaho residents follow the governor’s stay-at-home order, fewer drivers take to the road. In turn, there have been fewer auto accidents. Several automobile insurance companies are taking note, refunding customers portions of their premium payments during the coronavirus pandemic.

Clean and disinfect effectively
April 13, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Clean and disinfect effectively

The University of Washington School of Public Health has released new guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting.

April 13, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 cautions extended

There are reminders everywhere about the need to take physical precautions. Wash your hands for 20 seconds after an interaction, maintain 6 feet of distance from others, and even suggestions to wear a mask when in public.

April 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Virus can also sicken weather forecasts

Our snowfall season across the Inland Northwest is winding down, especially in the lower elevations. As of the weekend, Cliff had measured a total of 69.6 inches of snow for the 2019-20 season. That’s only 0.2 inches from the seasonal normal of 69.8 inches.

April 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Lake City Center

April 13, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 13 2020

Sunday, April 12

Fauci says 'rolling reentry' of US economy possible in May
April 12, 2020 9:32 p.m.

Fauci says 'rolling reentry' of US economy possible in May

The United States’ top infectious disease expert says the economy in parts of the country could have a “rolling reentry” as early as next month, provided health authorities can quickly identify and isolate people who will inevitably be infected with the coronavirus

Happy Easter: No new COVID cases
April 12, 2020 12:15 p.m.

Happy Easter: No new COVID cases

The Easter bunny delivered another day without a new COVID-19 case in Idaho’s five northern counties.

April 12, 2020 11:06 a.m.

How would Washington virus restrictions be modified, ended?

SEATTLE (AP) — Health authorities battling the coronavirus outbreak are trying to figure out how and when social distancing restrictions that have shut down many things across Washington state can be modified or ended.

MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: The 1989 Illini, a Final Four upset and painful lesson about ‘cheering’
April 12, 2020 8:26 a.m.

MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: The 1989 Illini, a Final Four upset and painful lesson about ‘cheering’

It’s pretty much the first thing you learn as a sports journalist …

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: A chance to come together again, at least for one night
April 12, 2020 8:26 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: A chance to come together again, at least for one night

They wondered if anyone would show up for this.

Steve Cameron blog: Sunday, April 12, 2020: Lunch To Go?
April 12, 2020 8:10 a.m.

Steve Cameron blog: Sunday, April 12, 2020: Lunch To Go?

Still here, but ...

Communication keeps evictions at bay
April 12, 2020 1:50 a.m.

Communication keeps evictions at bay

Communication keeps evictions at bay

‘He is risen, indeed’
April 12, 2020 1:40 a.m.

‘He is risen, indeed’

Pastor Geoffrey Winkler leads prayer walk the day before Easter Sunday

Coeur d’Alene to keep City Beach open
April 12, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene to keep City Beach open

COEUR d’ALENE — Those looking to enjoy a quiet, reflective, healthy, socially-distanced walk along City Beach in Coeur d’Alene can take a deep, relaxing breath of fresh lakeside air.

CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Back to the COVID-19 basics
April 12, 2020 1:20 a.m.

CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Back to the COVID-19 basics

Now that it has been several weeks of learning about COVID-19 and preparing for its arrival in our community, it might be a good time to revisit some important information about the virus and how to keep each other safe.

Silverlake Automotive opens third location
April 12, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Silverlake Automotive opens third location

Offering “honesty, quality, value and integrity,” Silverlake Automotive has opened in a third location at 1603 E. Sherman Ave.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT — Experience virtual and self tours of Estuary Forest on Lake Pend Oreille
April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT — Experience virtual and self tours of Estuary Forest on Lake Pend Oreille

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all good times and bad. They presented him the words:

ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — Let the ‘fun’ begin!
April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — Let the ‘fun’ begin!

All I can say is, if spring isn’t here by now, it certainly ought to be! It has seemed like a very long winter, not because of the amount of snow we got, but because the first snow arrived way last September!

April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

LAKE: No need to wait

In response to the recent articles and editorials, we do not need another study for two to three years for a report on Lake Coeur d’Alene/Bunker Hill Superfund. Actions need to be taken NOW.

April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

CEOs: A leadership challenge

Since 1978 the typical worker compensation has risen 12%. Since then, CEO compensation has risen an astronomical 940%. The low worker-to-CEO pay ratio shouldn’t be the benchmark for quality of equality, though.

Vollie Quinten ‘Dude’ Hunter, 82
April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Vollie Quinten ‘Dude’ Hunter, 82

Vollie Quinten ‘Dude’ Hunter, 82

March 23, 1938 – March 26, 2020

April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

EASTER: Something to reflect on

Today is Easter Sunday. Christians celebrate this as the holiest day of the year. This year is going to be different. Most churches will be empty. Why is this happening?

April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — The importance of humor

There is an Apache legend that the Creator gave human beings the ability to talk, run and see. But he was not satisfied until he also gave them the ability to laugh. Pleased with what he had done, the Creator said, “Now you are fit to live.”

Roberta A. Elliott, 87
April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Roberta A. Elliott, 87

Roberta Ann Elliott, 87, died peacefully in her sleep on April 4, 2020.

Anita Banta, 84
April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Anita Banta, 84

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Anita Louise Banta.

April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Integrity every day

I have known Tim Kastning for approximately 10 years. We became friends on the golf course before we each became active in local politics.

April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

ADDIS: An ideal legislator

I write in enthusiastic support of Jim Addis for District 4 Seat A Representative in our Idaho Legislature. Jim has deep North Idaho roots and brings his extensive business background, common sense thinking and demonstrated ability to listen and collaborate to represent our interests best in Boise.

April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

A word of hope, and caution

Good Friday gave us a glorious glimpse of what lies ahead.

BACK THEN Manners are always in fashion
April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

BACK THEN Manners are always in fashion

This pandemic experience is new and horrifying, its potential impact on human life and the economy staggering.

Milestone Announcements
April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcements

MILESTONE BIRTHDAY

Terrill and Ruth Semanko

April 12, 2020 1 a.m.

LETTER: Flunks fact check

I could not help but respond after reading Ms. Ann Seddon’s letter of April 7.

Saturday, April 11

April 11, 2020 4:14 p.m.

Seattle-area nursing home sued over death

SEATTLE (AP) — The daughter of a woman who died of a suspected coronavirus case at a Seattle-area nursing home connected to dozens of COVID-19 deaths is suing the company that owns the Life Care Center of Kirkland.

April 11, 2020 3:17 p.m.

Doctor gambles on clot-busting drug to save virus patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman was dying. New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital was about to call her husband and break the news that there was nothing left to try. Then Dr. Hooman Poor took a gamble.

CORONAVIRUS: County holds steady at 44 cases
April 11, 2020 12:24 p.m.

CORONAVIRUS: County holds steady at 44 cases

Panhandle Health District reported no new COVID-19 cases in Idaho’s five northern counties on Saturday.

FAITHFUL OBSERVATIONS: Important events that changed our world
April 11, 2020 12:01 p.m.

FAITHFUL OBSERVATIONS: Important events that changed our world

“He is not here: for He is risen …” Matthew 28:6

April 11, 2020 10:32 a.m.

Boeing to restart limited local work on jets

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing told employees Friday afternoon that “a safe and orderly restart of limited operations” will begin at a few Washington state sites as early as Monday.

April 11, 2020 9:30 a.m.

U.S. death toll closes in on Italy’s as Midwest braces

By KATHLEEN FOODY, AMY FORLITI and GEIR MOULSON

Construction goes on, warning lights flash
April 11, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Construction goes on, warning lights flash

While Washington Gov. Jay Inslee deemed the majority of commercial and residential construction in the state non-essential, construction projects have continued in Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Hicks staying true to his new Blue brothers
April 11, 2020 1:15 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Hicks staying true to his new Blue brothers

Michael Hicks, a 2015 Coeur d’Alene High graduate, has always wanted to put himself into a position to succeed, no matter what he’s doing.

Another stepping stone
April 11, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Another stepping stone

Post Falls teen lands Eagle Scout Project of Year

Clean and disinfect effectively
April 11, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Clean and disinfect effectively

The University of Washington School of Public Health has released new guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting.

COMPLICIT with CRUELTY
April 11, 2020 1:09 a.m.

COMPLICIT with CRUELTY

Idaho rated worst in reporting incidents of abuse to animals

Blast from the past
April 11, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Blast from the past

Eileen and Larry Bieber organize Friday night cruise to raise spirits

God bless Affinity
April 11, 2020 1:07 a.m.

God bless Affinity

Residents of 55-plus community show off singing voices and pride

Post Falls Police lead car parade to celebrate boy’s 13th birthday
April 11, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Post Falls Police lead car parade to celebrate boy’s 13th birthday

Post Falls Police lead car parade to celebrate boy’s 13th birthday

April 11, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Northwest Notes April 11, 2020

Coeur d’Alene Marathon

How to safely go to medical appointments
April 11, 2020 1:05 a.m.

How to safely go to medical appointments

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Little: Avoid crowded church pews on Easter

Idaho Gov. Brad Little shared an Easter Sunday message on Friday and urged residents to enjoy “a day of quiet, personal reflection and prayer.”

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

TP: The bottom line

I never gave it much thought until it was called to my attention. Why are we out of toilet paper? The answer is quite simple. People who used the bathroom at work or at school are now using them at home. And the commercial toilet paper is often quite different from what we use at home.

Community Thanks
April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Community Thanks

H.E.L.P.: Event raises nearly $20,000

New record for the 8th Annual Bartender’s Ball and Help Every Little Paw!

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Prime problem solver

I’ve known Doug Okuniewicz for several years. He’s a staunch conservative and devoted husband and father who supports President Trump. Doug is smart and gets along well with other people. He’s also one heck of a shooter.

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: ‘Liberty-loving patriot’

It has been said that the only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men, and I would add women, to do nothing.

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

PASTOR: Not what He would do

Shame on you, Pastor Remington. If Jesus showed up in Coeur d’Alene today, you’d see his brow even more furrowed by your reckless disregard for the well-being of your parishioners and anyone they come in contact with.

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

FLAGS: ‘Tis the season

In the March 26 edition of the Coeur d’Alene Press was an article stating that our mayor and the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association made the decision to start flying flags early on Sherman and Lakeside avenues to help boost morale during these uncertain times.

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

LEADERS: Doing their jobs well

There was a recent letter to the editor calling out elected officials for not being the out-in-front leaders the writer expects. It’s important to note city and county leadership have done exactly what they needed to do, declare emergency status, and let the people who manage crisis do their work.

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINIONS: Here’s one more

Thanks for printing Dr. Burnett’s and Sheriff Wheeler’s letters on April 8. As a former firefighter/paramedic (38/30 years), I appreciate the Sheriff’s response. Having worked through the AIDS crisis era, as well as swine/bird/Zika, etc., as well as regular influenza, and everything else, I found the doctor’s comment interesting. No one that I ever worked with in the health care field ever displayed such a self-righteous attitude. The good DR. and ALL of his co-workers should take comfort that some people, due to their behavior have relinquished their claim to treatment because he may disagree with that behavior? Says he? Please re-think and rescind that thinking, or what? And by whom?

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Planet Fitness crasher still in hospital, no charges filed yet

A man who crashed a pickup truck hauling a fifth-wheel trailer through the entrance of a Coeur d’Alene gym Thursday is still in the hospital and has not been charged, according to Idaho State Police.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

State Department of Education offers resources amid pandemic

Although public school buildings are closed, Idaho educators continue instructing students through distance learning. Parents are helping children learn at home.

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

WRITER: Bound for the beach

Come on Ron (Vieselmeyer), get your head out of the sand in reference to your letter to the editor March 27, “Trump: And crisis management.”

Blazen Divaz provide kid-sized face masks for Children’s Village
April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Blazen Divaz provide kid-sized face masks for Children’s Village

While feeling the impact of the COVID-19 with everyone else, Blazen Divaz members decided to put their costume sewing team into action by creating and donating special child-sized fabric masks for distribution by Children’s Village.

A stitch in time
April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

A stitch in time

This pandemic experience is new and horrifying, its potential impact on human life and the economy staggering.

Man faces child sexual abuse charges
April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Man faces child sexual abuse charges

Cd’A man with $250,000 bail will have evidence hearings next week

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

DANGER: Fortifying together

“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!

April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

IDEA: Leaders, pay up

Since the executive leadership of our state and cities have determined that the lowest paid of our fellow citizens and our small business people should now be unable to feed their families and pay their bills, would it not be appropriate for those leaders to donate their salaries (for as long as they insist on hurting those folk), to charitable organizations that are now overburdened by those affected by executive decisions?

Drawing parallels: COVID-19 and smallpox
April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Drawing parallels: COVID-19 and smallpox

This coronavirus COVID-19 and the “isolate at home” and “social distancing” rules got me thinking about an episode in my grandfather’s journal from 1912.

Paul L. Ferguson, 71
April 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Paul L. Ferguson, 71

Paul Lloyd Ferguson passed away peacefully on April 8, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene. He was born July 31, 1948, to Lloyd and MaryAnn Ferguson in Boise, Idaho. He was joined two years later by his sister, Linda. He was an Eagle Scout and graduate of Borah High School.

April 11, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 11 2020

Friday, April 10

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: John Grimm
April 10, 2020 4:41 p.m.

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: John Grimm

NAME: John Grimm

‘Divaz’ donate special masks to local kids
April 10, 2020 4:31 p.m.

‘Divaz’ donate special masks to local kids

Blazen Divaz members decided to put their costume sewing team into action by creating and donating special child-sized fabric masks for distribution by Children’s Village.

Post Falls Police celebrate teen’s birthday
April 10, 2020 3:51 p.m.

Post Falls Police celebrate teen’s birthday

Happy 13th birthday to Post Falls resident Kyler Miller!

Three more COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County
April 10, 2020 12:20 p.m.

Three more COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in North Idaho in the last 24 hours, Panhandle Health District reported Friday just after noon.

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Jim Addis
April 10, 2020 11:59 a.m.

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Jim Addis

NAME: Jim Addis

Stampede in Kenya as slum residents surge for food aid
April 10, 2020 11:55 a.m.

Stampede in Kenya as slum residents surge for food aid

A vast population of informal workers, with little or no savings, worries about the next meal as no one knows when the measures will end

US budget deficit totals $743.6 billion over past 6 months
April 10, 2020 11:53 a.m.

US budget deficit totals $743.6 billion over past 6 months

The federal government’s budget deficit for the first half of this budget year totals $743.6 billion, up 7.6% from last year and well on its way to topping $1 trillion even before the impacts of the coronavirus were felt

April 10, 2020 10:37 a.m.

COVID-19 Fund for Idaho distributes first grants

The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund for Idaho has approved nearly $300,000 for organizations throughout Idaho that are helping low-income individuals and families experiencing homelessness or housing instability, food insecurity and/or domestic violence, along with those in need of physical or mental healthcare, and childcare.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Alex Barron
April 10, 2020 9:43 a.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Alex Barron

NAME: Alex Barron

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: Fit like min?
April 10, 2020 9 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: Fit like min?

Still here.

While most area golf courses have re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak, a few have remained closed — for now
April 10, 2020 1:15 a.m.

While most area golf courses have re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak, a few have remained closed — for now

While most area golf courses have re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak, a few have remained closed — for now

Unconscious driver threads needle  before crashing into fitness club
April 10, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Unconscious driver threads needle before crashing into fitness club

Idaho State Police didn’t release the name of the driver who drove through the front entrance of Planet Fitness in Coeur d’Alene around noon Thursday, but Trooper Cody Ercanbrack said the 57-year-old was transported to Kootenai Health for evaluation.

Idaho Tourism hosting online ‘coffee talks’
April 10, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Idaho Tourism hosting online ‘coffee talks’

Catch up on Idaho business, travel each Thursday morning

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Respiratory therapists on the front lines
April 10, 2020 1:11 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Respiratory therapists on the front lines

It’s a specialty that often flies under the radar, but respiratory therapists are playing a critical role in caring for COVID-19 patients nationwide.

April 10, 2020 1:10 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: April 10, 2020

More schools to light up

April 10, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

FRIDAY

Online entertainment, courtesy of University of Idaho
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Online entertainment, courtesy of University of Idaho

The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) is offering a series of free live-streamed performances to entertain community members in isolation who are practicing social distancing.

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

DOCTOR: A professional prescription

Memo reply to Dr. Burnett: Representative Scott, being duly elected by and representing her constituents, has voiced her legitimate concern about the arbitrary abrogation of the First Amendment rights of Idaho citizens. I personally believe this disease is not a hoax, but remember the words of the former mayor of Chicago (the guy with the dual-citizenship) who said never let a good crisis go to waste.

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

PARKS: Mind the mess, mates

We moved here from Lake Tahoe, Nev., just over a year ago. While hiking trails at the lake, I was disappointed to see all the dog poop on the beautiful trails. I see it’s universal!

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

PARKS: Shut ‘em down

Our parks should be closed, too. Washington is in lockdown with good reason and so should we. We evidently haven’t the resources to effectively police the parks so that even normal basic rules are followed.

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

PRESS: Thanks for coverage

Much gratitude to the Coeur d’Alene Press for excellent coverage of this difficult time. Guiding us, what is happening, what we need to do and why, what services are available and survival tactics for our mental health. Thank You!

Not your normal campaign season
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Not your normal campaign season

Political season is in full swing. Not here, but in a parallel universe where the only place you see “coronavirus” is the answer to 23 across in the Sunday crossword puzzle. In that other dimension, national and local office-hunters dominate the news cycle. Candidates door knock. Fundraisers and debates dot partisan calendars. Yard signs litter the landscape.

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

CHURCH: Honking good idea

To Pastor Remington and others around the area, there is an alternative to closed encounters of the spiritual kind. At the Baptist Church of Kellogg Pastor Mike Terry has set up a system of tapping into an FM radio frequency (92.7).

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Crumbling in crisis

The way Trump is handling the COVID-19 epidemic is committing murder. Anyone who supports what he is doing is complicit. Anyone who ignores Governor Little’s orders is complicit. Denying the threat, denying supplies to medical personnel and not declaring a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus is inexcusable.

Cd’A Library patrons can stream video free through April 30
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A Library patrons can stream video free through April 30

Free video streaming through Kanopy is available to Coeur d'Alene library patrons through April 30.

Life’s lessons on the run
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Life’s lessons on the run

Katie Pemberton and daughter Ellie exercise together during school shutdown

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Dear John: We’re gonna miss you

the world goes ‘round

Rolling Stone called him “one of America’s great songwriters.” Yet many of America’s great song lovers don’t even know the name John Prine.

OPINION: DAVE OLIVERIA — DFO: We need The Press
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: DAVE OLIVERIA — DFO: We need The Press

I have competed against the Coeur d’Alene Press since September 1984 when I stepped off a U-Haul truck from the Lewiston Tribune.

Altar Church to hold Easter Sunday communion service
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Altar Church to hold Easter Sunday communion service

COEUR d’ALENE — The Altar Church led by Pastor Tim Remington will be giving out communion on Easter Sunday.

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Warning for Bayview bar

The Captain’s Wheel Resort in Bayview was given a warning for allegedly serving drinks in violation of Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

This Easter will be decidedly different

A virtual 'Message of hope'

CDAIDE volunteers answer the call
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

CDAIDE volunteers answer the call

Nonprofit that serves service workers reports increase in weekly referrals

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

JACOBSEN: For limited government

Help us to elect Elizabeth Jacobsen for Kootenai County Commissioner. Jacobsen stands for limited government, she opposes URDs and she won’t raise your property taxes. Do NOT re-elect Chris Fillios and Bill Brooks. Why? Simple, they both raised your property taxes last year. Is that enough reason for you?

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

PRECAUTIONS: Who not to follow

An open letter to Ammon Bundy, Heather Scott (State Rep) and all others who follow their thinking.

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

CREDIBILITY: Lost on liberals

In today’s liberal world, it’s impossible to lose credibility.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

IDAHO: Not proudest moment

I never thought that I would say this, but I am ashamed of my fellow Idahoans.

Woman reportedly hit 80 mph on Gov’t Way in stolen vehicle
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Woman reportedly hit 80 mph on Gov’t Way in stolen vehicle

A woman who was detained by a police dog after leading officers on a high-speed chase through Coeur d’Alene in a stolen vehicle was back in jail Thursday.

BACK THEN Sweet meat
April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

BACK THEN Sweet meat

April 10, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Who is he?

Doug Okuniewicz is running for District 2, Seat B of the Idaho assembly as a Republican. He is not what his website claims him to be.

April 10, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 10 2020

Thursday, April 9

Idaho Tourism hosting online ‘coffee talks’
April 9, 2020 5:08 p.m.

Idaho Tourism hosting online ‘coffee talks’

For those who want to catch up on Idaho business and tourism and the impacts of COVID-19 on Idaho travel, Idaho Tourism Virtual Coffee Talks are happening every Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Alex Barron
April 9, 2020 4:50 p.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Alex Barron

NAME: Alex Barron

Serving those who serve
April 9, 2020 3:35 p.m.

Serving those who serve

CDAIDE helps service industry workers during crisis

No new local coronavirus cases
April 9, 2020 2:05 p.m.

No new local coronavirus cases

By PRESS STAFF

Silverwood delays 2020 opening
April 9, 2020 12:18 p.m.

Silverwood delays 2020 opening

Silverwood Theme Park announced Thursday its spring opening will be moved back.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Greg Delavan
April 9, 2020 12:06 p.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Greg Delavan

NAME: Greg Delavan

April 9, 2020 11:12 a.m.

Canada’s first wave of cases won’t end until the summer

Economy lost 1,011,000 jobs in March.

April 9, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Wall Street climbs after Fed stuns markets again with aid

Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 517 points

April 9, 2020 11:05 a.m.

Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks

Idahoans File 30,904 More Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance
April 9, 2020 10 a.m.

Idahoans File 30,904 More Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance

Idaho workers laid off due to the coronavirus filed 30,904 initial claims for unemployment insurance between March 29 and April 4, a decrease of 6.2 percent from the previous week’s record level of 32,941.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: Crunch cereal, not numbers
April 9, 2020 8:49 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: Crunch cereal, not numbers

Still here.

COVID spares  comedian’s funny bone
April 9, 2020 1:15 a.m.

COVID spares comedian’s funny bone

North Idahoan in London thinking of home

A Fair forecast
April 9, 2020 1:15 a.m.

A Fair forecast

GM hopeful N. Idaho fair is still a go this summer

LEGION BASEBALL: Playing ball ... hopefully
April 9, 2020 1:15 a.m.

LEGION BASEBALL: Playing ball ... hopefully

One way or another, the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen American Legion baseball team hopes to take the field this summer.

THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE: Spring sports, we hardly knew ‘ye
April 9, 2020 1:15 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE: Spring sports, we hardly knew ‘ye

It’s not official — yet — but with every growing day of increasingly gloomy news, it might as well be.

Glimpse at the ghost town
April 9, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Glimpse at the ghost town

Local photographer captures images of Coeur d’Alene for National Geographic

April 9, 2020 1:13 a.m.

PREP ATHLETICS: Leaving the lights on for the seniors

Schools to pay tribute as pandemic halts spring sports

Four-alarm birthday party
April 9, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Four-alarm birthday party

Firefighters, police come out to celebrate with Lukas Petroskie and family

The hill that changed the city
April 9, 2020 1:12 a.m.

The hill that changed the city

Born in Germany in the late 1850s, Wilhelm Martin Anthony August von Tubbe ran away to the United States at age 17. He changed his name to Anthony August Tubbs (Tony Tubbs), a name that will live forever in Coeur d’Alene history.

Navigating holidays, special occasions
April 9, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Navigating holidays, special occasions

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

April 9, 2020 1:10 a.m.

AT COLLEGE: April 9, 2020

• ALL-BIG SKY CONFERENCE ACADEMIC TEAM

April 9, 2020 1:08 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: April 9, 2020

Manzardo earns

A spring without garage sales
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

A spring without garage sales

Spring usually brings with it blooming flowers, rising temperatures — and garage sales.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

IDFG assists in arrest of attempted murder suspect

An idaho Fish and Game officer was directly involved in the capture Saturday of The attempted murder suspect William James in New Meadows.

Backroads, pickup truck songs and Prine
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Backroads, pickup truck songs and Prine

There are truck songs and then there are pickup truck songs.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Latest big game regs available online

The latest Idaho Fish and Game rule book for 2020 hunting seasons is available online and includes changes regarding how resident elk hunters purchase capped zone tags, a prohibition on bringing harvested big game into Idaho from other states or Canada, and increases the limit to 15 wolves for state trappers and hunters.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Alzheimer’s Association steps up services during COVID-19

Care and support programs for people impacted by dementia now available online or by phone

Late night middle-of-street sermon (and paraphernalia) net $300 fine
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Late night middle-of-street sermon (and paraphernalia) net $300 fine

COEUR d’ALENE — Steven R. Raschko’s lunar prophecies induced by marijuana resulted in an overnight stay in the Kootenai County jail, police said.

Kootenai Health completes acquisitions
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Kootenai Health completes acquisitions

Kootenai Health is the new owner of Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, CVHC, and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, SMH, as of April 1.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

The doom and gloom of Zoom

If you’re using Zoom or are considering using it, you need to be aware the FBI and many state attorneys general have issued a warning particularly to schools and doctors’ offices. This warning is based on a rise in complaints from users who are being hacked due to insufficient security protocols on the Zoom App.

Statewide project seeks  used laptops for students
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Statewide project seeks used laptops for students

A statewide nonprofit of more than 200 business leaders is determined to get computers and internet service into the hands of Idaho’s students.

Spring hunters asked to be grizzly bear aware
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Spring hunters asked to be grizzly bear aware

Black bear hunters in North Idaho are once again reminded to be aware of grizzlies.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Research: MLP: Take your pun-ishment

Once upon a time, your Mrs. Language Punster didn’t appreciate a silly slip o’the tongue. Groan, she did, rolled her eyes and snittily shook that biddy-old head.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

Library furloughs 22  as doors remain closed
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Library furloughs 22 as doors remain closed

After closing its doors to the public, the Coeur d’Alene Public Library faced the grim reality that businesses and institutions throughout Idaho and across the country are grappling with: layoffs.

Fake news frowned upon
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Fake news frowned upon

This pandemic experience is new and horrifying, its potential impact on human life and the economy staggering.

April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Apply for moose, goat, sheep hunts by April 30

The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts begins on April 1 and runs through April 30. Hunters can apply online, or by phone at (800) 554-8685.

Dworshak kokanee numbers good
April 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Dworshak kokanee numbers good

Fish in 10-inch range expected

April 9, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 9 2020

Wednesday, April 8

COVID-19 update: 3 have been hospitalized
April 8, 2020 1:58 p.m.

COVID-19 update: 3 have been hospitalized

The good news is that in the last 24 hours, there have been no new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Idaho’s five northernmost counties.

April 8, 2020 1:04 p.m.

OPINION: Trump is America’s cheerleader-in-chief for the coronavirus pandemic

President Trump is facing substantial criticism for failing to launch an all-out federal effort to protect the country from the coronavirus pandemic. Many have questioned whether he has a coherent national strategy to bring the nation through the crisis. The President has taken to claiming that it is the job of state governors to combat the disease. The national government is there just for back-up and he is merely

April 8, 2020 11:35 a.m.

Suspect arrested in Idaho kidnapping, 2 others not found

The Idaho Falls Police Department has arrested a 29-year-old woman wanted on kidnapping, robbery and aggravated battery charges

April 8, 2020 11:28 a.m.

Even as virus deaths mount, governments eye exit strategies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was considering changing self-isolation guidelines

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: Surviving a social recession
April 8, 2020 10:06 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: Surviving a social recession

Still here.

Kootenai Health purchases Clearwater Valley, St. Mary’s Hospitals
April 8, 2020 9:15 a.m.

Kootenai Health purchases Clearwater Valley, St. Mary’s Hospitals

Ownership of Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, CVHC, and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, SMH, officially transferred to Kootenai Health on April 1.

Woman dies in US-95 crash
April 8, 2020 8:53 a.m.

Woman dies in US-95 crash

A Sandpoint woman died in a Tuesday night crash on northbound US-95 at Careywood Road, north of Athol.

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee
April 8, 2020 8:44 a.m.

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, has ended his presidential bid

State parks see waves  of Washington visitors
April 8, 2020 1:15 a.m.

State parks see waves of Washington visitors

If you go, be cool, follow the rules

Lucky break gives ‘Dicey’ a new home
April 8, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Lucky break gives ‘Dicey’ a new home

If the newest sculpture in Coeur d’Alene is any indication, our luck is starting to turn.

Coffee, tea and Michael D
April 8, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Coffee, tea and Michael D

Restaurant owner connects with customers, friends with special one-day sale; hopes to reopen soon

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Owen Hughes, Lake City High
April 8, 2020 1:12 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Owen Hughes, Lake City High

Owen Hughes

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Inside Kootenai Health’s COVID-19 Unit
April 8, 2020 1:11 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Inside Kootenai Health’s COVID-19 Unit

Since word of COVID-19’s arrival in Seattle, close work has been done between Kootenai Health, Panhandle Health District, and other community agencies to develop a community plan and assess resources daily.

You’ve got pandemic questions, and we’ve got (some) answers
April 8, 2020 1:11 a.m.

You’ve got pandemic questions, and we’ve got (some) answers

He’s a retired Presbyterian minister, an author and an opera singer.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Bring out your best

Saturday, a cashier barked at me to step back because I was too close to the fellow in front of me. Later, a young couple were crossing the street at a crosswalk. As I slowed, the gentleman self-indulgently insisted on gesturing for me to slow down. To my shame, immediately after passing them I gunned the engine in revolt against strangers presuming to command me.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

CHURCHES: Common sense sermon

Because some Christians believe the government is trying to control the church during the coronavirus pandemic, they’re choosing to continue holding church services.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Appeal to Cd’A doctor

Below is my response to Dr. Robert J. Burnett’s letter, “Officials’ comments threaten others’ health”, as published on April 5, 2020, in the Bonner County Daily Bee.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

MESSAGE: Love your neighbor

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus gave two great commandments.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Health corridor focus getting clearer now

Monday’s front page, upper-right corner Spokesman-Review headline was directed at some North Idaho residents.

Betty Mae Luster, 95
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Betty Mae Luster, 95

Betty Mae Luster died in her sleep on March 30, 2020, due to complications related to old age. She was born Mary Elizabeth Keegan, in East Chicago, Ind., on May 8, 1924, to John Keegan and Helen Rosenbaum. She grew up in Crown Point, Ind., during the Great Depression. As a young girl she remembers the excitement when the infamous John Dillinger escaped from the local Lake County Jail in 1934.

Charles L. ‘Chuck’ Sheaffer, 80
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Charles L. ‘Chuck’ Sheaffer, 80

Charles L. “Chuck” Sheaffer, passed peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on March 29, 2020.

Larry Ray Clark, 73
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Larry Ray Clark, 73

Larry Ray Clark, 73, of Rathdrum, went home to the Lord on April 1, 2020. Larry was born Nov. 22, 1946, in Pasco, Wash., to E. Henry Clark Jr. and Colleen (Callahan) Clark.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

LAKE: Wake-up call

From the shore, Lake Coeur d’Alene is looking serene and beautiful as always.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

LETTERS: A double delight

I couldn’t agree more with two letters to the editor on Saturday.

Making house calls Heritage Health launches Telehealth to patients
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Making house calls Heritage Health launches Telehealth to patients

Heritage Health launches Telehealth to patients

Post Falls city center gets boost
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Post Falls city center gets boost

The Post Falls City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with its urban renewal agency Tuesday. The memorandum states that the agency will fund half of the cost for the update to the city center master plan, not to exceed $30,000.

BACK THEN Fun ‘n names
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

BACK THEN Fun ‘n names

This pandemic experience is new and horrifying, its potential impact on human life and the economy staggering.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

The stay-at-home dad: Quarantine baseball season

Quarantine baseball season

Fast Five: Theresa Moran helps others reach for the stars
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Fast Five: Theresa Moran helps others reach for the stars

Theresa Moran helps others reach for the stars

Streaming sanity America’s obsession with ‘Tiger King’
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Streaming sanity America’s obsession with ‘Tiger King’

America’s obsession with ‘Tiger King’

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

OPAL’S HOMESTEAD HACKS Planting — with cardboard, of course
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

OPAL’S HOMESTEAD HACKS Planting — with cardboard, of course

If you’ve been following Opal Harbert’s brand of “lazy” homestead tips, you may already be saving those carrot peels and lettuce ends as garden compost. Now that the sun is out again, I asked Opal for more outdoor ideas.

Sew much to do
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Sew much to do

More locals step up to fill fabric face mask needs

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Who dares to lead?

My observation of the four Republican candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our country.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: Supply stability

In our weekly trips to the grocery store it is hard not to notice the supply chain interruptions in certain departments. No doubt those who are hoarding toilet paper, flour, pasta and other items are causing some of these problems. There are also some areas where supply chain challenges are part of the cause. So far, wine supplies have been relatively stable, although we are starting to see issues crop up on a small scale that will likely be around for some time.

Man allegedly threatens grandpa  over heroin, is booked for assault
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Man allegedly threatens grandpa over heroin, is booked for assault

A Coeur d’Alene man who police say threatened to stab his 89-year-old grandfather over heroin is in the Kootenai County jail on an assault charge.

Gas prices: How low will they go?
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Gas prices: How low will they go?

COEUR d’ALENE — For the second week in a row, Idaho’s average gas price dropped 14 cents per gallon, pushing Gem State pump prices ever closer to the $2 mark, according to AAA Idaho.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — JONATHAN M. SASSER: Diverticulitis and colitis: Answers are out there

Diverticulitis. Ulcerative colitis (UC). They almost sound like big words I invented just to impress you with my vocabulary, but they are serious digestive conditions. Many patients with these diagnoses feel hopeless about the reality of getting better, sometimes being told there is no solution to their condition or that medications like immuno-suppressants are their only hope. Sure, there are people that are so far down this road that they need the powerful intervention of immunosuppressant drugs, but in my opinion, they should be reserved as the last resort. We have achieved remarkable successes with these and similar chronic digestive conditions by investigating and addressing the underlying cause(s) of the digestive dysfunction.

Rathdrum might reconsider subdivision decision
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Rathdrum might reconsider subdivision decision

The Rathdrum City Council will decide tonight whether to reconsider its March 11 decision approving a 113-lot subdivision on the northwest corner of Highway 53 and Meyer Road.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Memo to Rep. Heather Scott: You are sickeningly wrong

Reprinted from the April 5 Bonner County Daily Bee.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

Marilyn Kay Boudreau, 85
April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Marilyn Kay Boudreau, 85

Marilyn Kay Boudreau passed away on April 2, 2020 at the age of 85.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Start your engines

One after the the other, cars zipped along Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive on a late Saturday afternoon. Big and small, colorful, low-riders, sleek, quick, they kept coming, in groups of three, four or five or more, headed toward Higgens Point, the designated gathering point for the car meet, before Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order last week.

April 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Diary of a shut-in, week 4

“Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing things historians usually record; while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks of the river.” — The Story of Civilization, Will Durant.

April 8, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 8 2020

Tuesday, April 7

April 7, 2020 5:43 p.m.

Nearly 400 virus deaths in Washington state

Opening up an application process for grants that will provide up to $10,000 for businesses with up to 10 employees

April 7, 2020 5:40 p.m.

Montana governor extends stay-at-home order, school closures

Restrictions now will go through April 24 in a continuing effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Elizabeth Jacobsen
April 7, 2020 3:51 p.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Elizabeth Jacobsen

NAME: Elizabeth Jacobsen (Betty Jo Murdoch, CdA High School class of 1969)

North Idaho has first COVID-19 patient
April 7, 2020 1:54 p.m.

North Idaho has first COVID-19 patient

Panhandle Health District reported Tuesday that the first COVID-19 patient in the region has been hospitalized in Bonner General Health in Sandpoint.

April 7, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general who was to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion rescue package for businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus

Video explores daily life of students, teachers
April 7, 2020 11:35 a.m.

Video explores daily life of students, teachers

The Coeur d’Alene School District has provided a peek into the daily lives of students and teachers in its new “Remote Learning in Coeur d’Alene Public Schools” YouTube video.

April 7, 2020 9:28 a.m.

China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world is set to end after 11 weeks

STEVE CAMERON BLOG  When all else fails, laugh
April 7, 2020 8:49 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG When all else fails, laugh

Still here.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: David Stewart
April 7, 2020 3:40 a.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: David Stewart

NAME: David Stewart

Northwest Notes Aptil 7, 2020
April 7, 2020 1:18 a.m.

Northwest Notes Aptil 7, 2020

Lake City grad Williamson named assistant men’s soccer coach at Gonzaga

BRACED FOR A SURGE Kootenai County appears ready for whatever virus dishes out
April 7, 2020 1:15 a.m.

BRACED FOR A SURGE Kootenai County appears ready for whatever virus dishes out

COEUR d’ALENE — As doctors, politicians and health officials acknowledge that America will likely see the worst of the coronavirus pandemic in the weeks to come, health care workers are reporting calamitous conditions in our larger metro hospitals.

Parks pack spring wildflower punch
April 7, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Parks pack spring wildflower punch

When wildflowers pop at Heyburn and Mary McCroskey state parks each spring, the southern slopes become a fireworks display.

CDC guidance on homemade masks
April 7, 2020 1:12 a.m.

CDC guidance on homemade masks

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

Sheriff's blotter
April 7, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Sheriff's blotter

Notable calls of the day!

April 7, 2020 1:09 a.m.

State decision likely ends prep sports season

The spring high school sports season in Idaho is likely over, after it barely began.

Common green darner
April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Common green darner

As we transition from winter to spring, nature lovers should take a chance to stroll along North Idaho’s many streams, rivers and other bodies of water. If they are fortunate enough, they might catch a glimpse at one of the most relentless aerial predators of the insect world: the dragonfly.

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

CHILDREN: Thanks to those who devote time

To quote a ’60s song, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Burn ban affects most outdoor fires in Kootenai County

Most outdoor burning is now prohibited in Kootenai County.

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

LEADERS: Where art thou?

Citizen Letter: To mayors of Post Falls, Coeur, d’Alene, Rathdrum, Hayden and Kootenai County Commissioners

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

LOGGING: Save Hanna Flats

I was horrified when I learned that Hanna Flats, a national forest surrounding a beautiful historic old growth forest and recreational area close to Priest Lake, was being considered for extensive logging.

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A Council using Zoom to keep meetings public

Coeur d’Alene City Council meetings are seldom empty venues. People show up at the library’s community room to give testimony, to accept an award, or simply out of civic duty or sheer curiosity.

Weekend busts net half pound of meth
April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Weekend busts net half pound of meth

In two busts over the weekend, Idaho State Police removed more than a half pound of methamphetamine from the streets and arrested five suspects.

Wanted: ‘Essential’ waste only
April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Wanted: ‘Essential’ waste only

County suggests making full use of curbside recycling

Cd’A School Board approves grandfathering plan for 2020-21
April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A School Board approves grandfathering plan for 2020-21

The Coeur d'Alene School Board unanimously voted to approve the Grandfathering of Students 2020 Transition Plan during a video conference board meeting Monday evening.

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

CHURCH: A burning question

If you can’t go to church in a crisis, where in the hell can you go?

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Rathdrum goes to Zoom for residents

The city of Rathdrum will hold a public hearing using Zoom video communications on April 15.

BACK THEN: Catch it now
April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

BACK THEN: Catch it now

This pandemic experience is new and horrifying, its potential impact on human life and the economy staggering.

Reading is believing
April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Reading is believing

Sign says it all to health workers

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

VOTE: Leaders for tough times

We are in rough financial times for our families and state. Voting for the best people for the tough job ahead is our community responsibility. Therefore, I am supporting Nick Henderson for County Commissioner and Marc Eberlein for State Senator.

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Haters on parade

I’ve come to a simple but seemingly obvious realization during the COVID-19 virus. Trump haters love to hate. I know I should have seen it earlier, but it’s finally become crystal clear. No matter what Trump does, his haters will tell you it’s wrong.

April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Research: Relax and call your spirit back

We could all use a little inspiration right now.

Skating coach on probation after asking teen for sex
April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Skating coach on probation after asking teen for sex

A former Hayden in-line skating coach accused of soliciting sex from a teenage athlete has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, but a Coeur d’Alene judge suspended the sentence in lieu of probation.

Denice Marie (Strobel) Raines, 68
April 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Denice Marie (Strobel) Raines, 68

Denice Marie (Strobel) Raines, 68, passed away on March 26, 2020, in Everett, Wash.

April 7, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 7 2020

Monday, April 6

April 6, 2020 6:50 p.m.

State Board of Education extends soft closure for Idaho schools

The State Board of Education unanimously agreed today to extend the soft closure of Idaho schools, but give flexibility to school districts and charter schools as they determine new ways to meet requirements and gauge students’ readiness in high school civics and early reading.

Idaho public schools to remain closed
April 6, 2020 4:07 p.m.

Idaho public schools to remain closed

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously today to extend the “soft closure” of all public schools to the end of this school year or until local and state social distancing orders have been lifted and re-entry criteria established by the state board have been met.

No garage sales under stay-at-home order
April 6, 2020 3:22 p.m.

No garage sales under stay-at-home order

As temperatures rise, Idaho residents may wonder if they can participate in their usual springtime activities while also complying with Gov. Brad Little’s statewide stay-at-home order.

April 6, 2020 3:04 p.m.

British Prime Minister moved to intensive care

Deterioration of Johnson’s health took many in Britain by surprise

April 6, 2020 2:50 p.m.

White House pushes unproven drug for virus; doctors wary

Researchers in China reported that cough, pneumonia and fever seemed to improve sooner among 31 patients given hydroxychloroquine compared with 31 others who did not get the drug

April 6, 2020 2:44 p.m.

Wall Street leaps 7%, markets rally worldwide on virus hopes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up 1,627.46 points

COVID-19: Idaho 10 days from peak daily deaths, analysis says
April 6, 2020 2:34 p.m.

COVID-19: Idaho 10 days from peak daily deaths, analysis says

New projections released by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations predict that Idaho will reach its peak for daily COVID-19 deaths just 10 days from now — more than a week ahead of

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Kootenai County
April 6, 2020 1:06 p.m.

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Kootenai County

No news is good news.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Chris Fillios
April 6, 2020 12:31 p.m.

2020 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Chris Fillios

NAME: Chris Fillios

April 6, 2020 noon

Coronavirus closures keep drivers’ licenses from expiring

The Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles has extended the lifespan of drivers’ licenses that either would have or will expire between March 1 and May 31. Drivers who ordinarily would need to get their licenses renewed in that three-month timeframe now have until June 30 to renew.

COVID-19 citizen inquiry line now open
April 6, 2020 11:02 a.m.

COVID-19 citizen inquiry line now open

Coeur d’Alene — The Emergency Operation Center’s citizen inquiry line is open and available for Kootenai County residents to call and ask questions throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG We’re all in this...
April 6, 2020 8:40 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG We’re all in this...

Still here.

SEED CITY
April 6, 2020 1:15 a.m.

SEED CITY

Forest nursery in Cd’A serves serious seed purpose

Cd’A schools go remote today
April 6, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Cd’A schools go remote today

Spring break is over, and the kids are ready to go back to school.

PHD in a pandemic: Functions explained
April 6, 2020 1:11 a.m.

PHD in a pandemic: Functions explained

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check The Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

ALL-IDAHO BASKETBALL: Timberlake’s Soumas, Lakeside’s Spotted Horse named high school basketball players of the year
April 6, 2020 1:05 a.m.

ALL-IDAHO BASKETBALL: Timberlake’s Soumas, Lakeside’s Spotted Horse named high school basketball players of the year

BOISE — The state’s top boys and girls high school basketball players were honored this past week, and two of them come from North Idaho.

April 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Yes, that was a terrific temblor

Several weeks ago, I wrote an article on the earthquake activity across the globe. Since then, other quakes that were higher than a 5.0 magnitude were reported in Indonesia and parts of the South Pacific Islands.

April 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Stimulus gives scams a big boost, as well

As job loss continues to rise with the spread of the coronavirus, people are looking to the passing of the stimulus bill to bring some relief. The United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that the distribution of economic impact payments will begin soon.

April 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Senior Meals

April 6, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 6 2020

Sunday, April 5

Five new local COVID-19 cases reported
April 5, 2020 10:21 p.m.

Five new local COVID-19 cases reported

After no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kootenai County on Saturday, five new cases were confirmed Sunday, according to Panhandle Health District.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG  The readers write
April 5, 2020 10:21 p.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG The readers write

Still here.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches drug unapproved for coronavirus
April 5, 2020 9:44 p.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches drug unapproved for coronavirus

President Donald Trump is pitching a medicine for COVID-19 sufferers that science has not concluded is effective or safe for their use

Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives
April 5, 2020 7:12 p.m.

Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives

Americans are bracing for what the nation’s top doctor warned would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives because of the coronavirus

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus
April 5, 2020 6:04 p.m.

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the new coronavirus

April 5, 2020 2:50 p.m.

Washington returning 400 ventilators for use in New York

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the state will return more than 400 ventilators of the 500 it has received from the federal government so they can go to New York and other states hit harder by the coronavirus.

Five new local COVID-19 cases
April 5, 2020 12:29 p.m.

Five new local COVID-19 cases

After no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kootenai County on Saturday, five new cases were confirmed Sunday, according to Panhandle Health District.

Stay-at-home order legal, Idaho attorney general says
April 5, 2020 11:33 a.m.

Stay-at-home order legal, Idaho attorney general says

BOISE (AP) — Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the coronavirus is legal and clearly defined by law, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said.

April 5, 2020 9:51 a.m.

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic

By MICHAEL BIESECKER

Pandemic robs high school seniors of rites of passage
April 5, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Pandemic robs high school seniors of rites of passage

It’s easy to minimize the struggles of others when one has no relation to the problem.

April 5, 2020 1:28 a.m.

Fugitive arrested near McCall

Early Saturday morning, officers from Idaho State Police, the Adams and Valley County Sheriff’s Offices, and the McCall Police Department arrested Williams “Bill” Pearle James near his parents’ home in New Meadows, the Idaho State Police reported.

LITTLE RELIEF for GRIEF
April 5, 2020 1:20 a.m.

LITTLE RELIEF for GRIEF

Pandemic has changed funeral service rules

‘Connecting and reaffirming’
April 5, 2020 1:15 a.m.

‘Connecting and reaffirming’

Car procession honors life of Tammy Bray

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Smoking and vaping risk with COVID-19
April 5, 2020 1:10 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Smoking and vaping risk with COVID-19

Everyone is at risk of contracting COVID-19. For those who smoke, vape, or use e-cigarettes, the risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 could be even greater.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: How a combined 5A/4A IEL would have impacted seeds this year
April 5, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: How a combined 5A/4A IEL would have impacted seeds this year

Meanwhile, a look back to a high school sports season that actually was completed:

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Spruce up, stay at home
April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Spruce up, stay at home

While much of the local real estate industry remains active, many buyers and sellers have decided to pause their efforts until the easing of federal and state stay-at-home recommendations.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

SENATOR: Compassion lacking

Dear Sen. Souza: I read Chuck Malloy’s column regarding the impact coronavirus is having on your business in particular and the economy in general. Let mine be the first email that lauds Gov. Little’s declaration. Let me also be the first to congratulate you on getting “cash flow” and “employee needs” in the same sentence.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Out of state? Out of luck on licenses, tags

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a rule that temporarily suspends the sale of several types of nonresident fishing and hunting licenses, tags, and permits.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: It’s bandana time

In an area population of more than 150,000 ,we have minimal known cases of COVID-19 now, so it seems to be trivial. But with a gestation period of 9-14 days we could easily have hundreds of non-symptomatic folks running around exposing people to COVID-19. This throws the door open for a sudden explosion of the virus, so I’m hinky about even going to grocery stores which are packed with folks not wearing a mask.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

COURAGE: Folks of faith

Common sense and courage are important. Despite the promising results of several doctors in treating COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloquine and azithromycin, the governors of Nevada, Michigan and other states are blocking the drugs’ use.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

SAFE: And looking back

I am always thinking of ways to keep in touch with old friends and family from afar, so I am using this letter to the editor to more widely let it be known I am fine and am not affected yet by COVID-19. Because of my interest in history, I have been thinking about other pandemics such as typhoid fever and polio and am encouraged by the fact that these diseases are no longer a threat.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Japan sets example

In comparing COVID-19 in Japan to the United States or other countries, it is clear their infection and death rates are dramatically lower. Japan has always had the respectful custom of wearing a mask at the slightest hint of illness. In every picture that includes people in Japan, there are always people (multiple) wearing a mask.

Donald ‘Donnie’ Duane Blaine
April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Donald ‘Donnie’ Duane Blaine

Born in Rathdrum, Idaho, on Sept. 26, 1940, to Harry and Ethel Blaine, Donald “Donnie” Duane Blaine passed away March 20, 2020, surrounded by his family in Spokane Valley, Wash.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Two faces of all-mail election

The all-mail primary election next month is a pain in the rear — and pretty darned exciting, too.

Far from high and dry
April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Far from high and dry

Adam Burton adds services to keep Next Day Dry Cleaning going

Eunice Bernice Stottlemyre, 89
April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Eunice Bernice Stottlemyre, 89

Eunice Bernice Stottlemyre died peacefully in her home in Post Falls, Idaho, on March 29, 2020, after battling cancer. Bernice was born May 18, 1930, in rural Bethany, Mo., to Etta Mae Allen and Claude Stottlemyre. She was the youngest of six children and is preceded in death by her brothers, Paul and Porter Stottlemyre, and her sisters, Anita (Stottlemyre) Haskins and Bonnie (Stottlemyre) Krebs.

Milestone Announcement
April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcement

Mike and Peggy Sawicki

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Mayors answer COVID-19 questions

In a time of crisis, leaders lead.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

THANKS: Hord-ing is good

In these times of stress, it’s nice to know there are people like Pegg Hord. I was having a problem with a charge against my account. She went above and beyond the norm to help me. She works for US Bank, 1603 N. Fourth St. Thank you for having such kind and caring people!

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

TOGETHER: Virus common enemy

I would like to thank George Miller for taking last Friday off and showing his softer side. It was a pleasure to read him not writing about communists at our door, lazy misguided socialists, evil Democrats and idiot liberals. I think it is one of the first letters of his that I actually read all the way through.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

COURAGE: These leaders have it

Big respect to the mayors and governors for taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, hence saving lives, even those not willing to accept the facts.

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Dial up your phone biz skills

More and more people are working from home in the midst of the current national emergency. Between their computers and phones, an incredible amount of business is being conducted. These devices are keeping companies open for business.

JOSH SUHR: Real estate in the time of COVID-19
April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

JOSH SUHR: Real estate in the time of COVID-19

Rules for a pandemic

April 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Nonresident licenses, permits and tag sales temporarily suspended by Idaho Fish and Game Comission

Nonresidents who purchase a 2020 hunting license may still apply for controlled hunts that will occur this fall.

Saturday, April 4

April 4, 2020 2:45 p.m.

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

BY KEVIN FREKING and COLLEEN LONG

April 4, 2020 10:59 a.m.

Nonresident licenses, permits and tag sales temporarily suspended by Idaho Fish and Game Comission

Nonresidents who purchase a 2020 hunting license may still apply for controlled hunts that will occur this fall.

April 4, 2020 9:18 a.m.

Virus: Transit agencies get federal money to help

SEATTLE (AP) — Transit agencies in the Puget Sound region will get more than $500 million in federal help to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course is open for play
April 4, 2020 1:15 a.m.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course is open for play

While some area courses have opted to shut down over the coronavirus pandemic, The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course is open for play.

Let’s fill the space between with love
April 4, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Let’s fill the space between with love

What acts of kindness have you been seeing?

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Abrupt end in Weishaar’s comeback year
April 4, 2020 1:10 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Abrupt end in Weishaar’s comeback year

As a senior at Timberlake High, Jamey Weishaar earned a medal by finishing 14th in the state 3A cross country meet at Farragut State Park on Oct. 31, 2015, a day that was filled with rain, mud and a lengthy delay.

‘It’s a mess’
April 4, 2020 1:09 a.m.

‘It’s a mess’

Years of low jobless rates left Idaho Department of Labor unprepared

Post Falls couple respect Gov. Little’s stay-at-home orders, marry on short notice
April 4, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Post Falls couple respect Gov. Little’s stay-at-home orders, marry on short notice

Post Falls couple respect Gov. Little’s stay-at-home orders, marry on short notice

Need a cloth mask? 3Cs to the rescue!
April 4, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Need a cloth mask? 3Cs to the rescue!

Post Falls company also pitching in

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend
April 4, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend

Magistrate issues no-contact order

April 4, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Northwest Notes April 4, 2020

Former Priest River coach Bodecker named CCS women’s hoops coach

Slowing spread of COVID-19 with source control
April 4, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Slowing spread of COVID-19 with source control

How easily a virus spreads from person to person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious, like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person in respiratory droplets from someone who is infected (via coughing or sneezing). People who are infected often have symptoms of illness. However, some people without symptoms may still be able to spread virus.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

TP: Salvation on a roll

Many thanks to all the preppers who now have a 20-month supply of toilet paper and water in the backyard bunker. Too bad for the 80-year-old widow down the block who could have used a four-pack of tissue and a gallon of water!

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

STAY HOME: Only responsible choice

With regard to Pastor Tim Remington’s former stance and the current one from the Bonner County sheriff: his decision, if left to stand, will cost lives, period. The data are clear. This is not a political or religious issue, it is a highly infectious pandemic that is killing thousands of our fellow citizens every day. Cases in Idaho are increasing rapidly. These “positions” for lack of a better word, are indefensible.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation announces $150K grant to COVID-19 funds

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation announced a donation of $150,000 to the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Funds that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the region’s coronavirus outbreak. $100,000 has been allocated to the North Idaho COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and $50,000 to the Eastern Washington COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Coldwell Banker gives to area food banks

Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty announced the gift of $20,000 to be shared by four area food banks. Those would include Post Falls, Rathdrum, Coeur d’Alene, and Shoshone County. The gift is funded by the Schneidmiller Family Foundation and was to be delivered this week. The Coldwell Banker Brokerage family together with its agents has a significant history of philanthropy in North Idaho.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

REMINGTON: Consider these rights

If Representative Remington is cited or arrested, it will not be because he is a pastor or a Christian. It will be because he has blatantly disregarded the safety of his parishioners and community.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: No, we’re not alone

Two weeks ago I wrote an unpublished letter to the editor that called on Americans and hospitals to join together to help with waves of doctors and nurses to hot spots like New York.

‘Bigfoot’ leads the way  to $2,500 donation
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

‘Bigfoot’ leads the way to $2,500 donation

COEUR d’ALENE — Sales are slower these days for PNW Journey. Money, as it is for most businesses, is tight.

Bless the beasts
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Bless the beasts

Without clinics, thrift store revenue, KHS faces challenges as donations drop off

Cd’A library printing 3D masks for health care
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A library printing 3D masks for health care

Just because the Coeur d’Alene Public Library is closed doesn’t mean its 3D printers are getting a break.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Critics will miss him

Who will the Trump-haters turn their venom on once Trump leaves office?

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

ESSENTIAL: The bottom line

Just an observation here. Perhaps I am biased, having grown up in a blue collar family, but I can’t help but notice who is “essential.” It appears the people who actually get dirt and grease under their fingernails, the people who spend the entire day on their feet, are the ones who actually make this country work.

Biological sex or gender identity?
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Biological sex or gender identity?

Gov. Little recently signed into law H500, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. The focus of this bill is to protect women’s sports for women and girls. Rep. Barbara Ehardt, from Idaho Falls, was the primary sponsor of the bill and I was the Senate sponsor. We worked tirelessly for months to get the right language and support from other legislators as well as outside groups.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Crowd connects via webinar on COVID-19

Business leaders hopeful Little will soon allow them to reopen storefronts

Judge sets bail at $100,000 for alleged shoplifter, cougher
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Judge sets bail at $100,000 for alleged shoplifter, cougher

An Oregon man who said he was sick with the coronavirus before police said he intentionally coughed on deputies during his arrest Wednesday in Hayden pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanors.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

PRESS: A Chinese weapon

It appears that the Coeur d’Alene Press, led by Dwayne Hagadone, has become an extended arm of Communist China’s propaganda machine by publishing Andrea Nagel’s column on the front page (not on the opinion page). Ms. Nagel propagates teaching our children about the Chinese virus (COVID-19). She propagates teaching distrust in their own government (don’t watch President Trump’s daily briefings) and instills in children the fear of being labeled a racist through the avoidance of being labeled xenophobic which she accuses our government of being. These are all poor civics lessons for our impressionable youth.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: He’s a giver

Every now and then, somebody runs for office and the only thing you can say is, “Now that makes sense.” Some people are takers, others are givers.

Helen May Chatfield, 93
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Helen May Chatfield, 93

Helen May Chatfield, 93, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on March 23, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Helen was born May 3, 1926, in Lane, Idaho, to John and Mildred (Bouchard) Strobel.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

CONSTITUTIONS: On governor’s side

Reminder to Rep. Scott, Pastor Tim and Sheriff Wheeler:

The power of one person’s witness
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

The power of one person’s witness

“In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.” Acts 19:20

Rear Admiral Edward L. ‘Whitey’ Feightner USN, (Ret.)
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Rear Admiral Edward L. ‘Whitey’ Feightner USN, (Ret.)

Edward Lewis “Whitey” Feightner was born on Oct. 14, 1919, and died on April 1, 2020. He was raised on a farm near Elida, Ohio, and graduated from Elida High School as class valedictorian. He then attended Findlay College on a full-ride scholarship and graduated in 1941.

Visualizing an ancient giant
April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Visualizing an ancient giant

Virtual tech students unravel mysteries behind mammoth bones

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

BRINTON: Ode to a neighbor

This week you published Jim Brinton’s obituary. He and his family were our first neighbors when we moved to North Idaho in 1975. In our current unique viral bubble, the importance of being a good neighbor is magnified.

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 4, 2020 1 a.m.

TRASH: Come on, people

My husband and I have been walking the public path from Atlas, past the Kroc Center to the Riverstone area and beyond for more than eight years. We have always made it a point to pick up and dispose of garbage along the way.

April 4, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 4 2020

Friday, April 3

April 3, 2020 4:11 p.m.

Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

Federal officials stressed that surgical masks and N95 respirators should be left for those on the front lines of fighting the spread of the infection

Department of Labor Committed to Help Idahoans Navigate Difficult Times
April 3, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Department of Labor Committed to Help Idahoans Navigate Difficult Times

As Idahoans grapple with the fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and many face an uncertain economic future, I want to assure the people of Idaho that the Department of Labor is here to assist our fellow citizens through these difficult times.

Volunteers sew handmade masks
April 3, 2020 2:15 p.m.

Volunteers sew handmade masks

Ladies of the Cancer and Community Charities (3Cs) are gearing up for a tsunami of requests for fabric face masks.

Can Gov. Little legally require Idahoans to stay home?
April 3, 2020 1:47 p.m.

Can Gov. Little legally require Idahoans to stay home?

With the coronavirus spreading rapidly in Idaho, Gov. Brad Little last Wednesday issued a proclamation directing most Idahoans to stay home for 21 days and all businesses, except those involving essential services, to close for the same period. Little could extend the period still further, depending on the outcome over the next few weeks.

Two new COVID-19 cases in North Idaho
April 3, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Two new COVID-19 cases in North Idaho

Panhandle Health District just announced two new COVID-19 cases in the five northern counties, one in Kootenai and one in Bonner.

April 3, 2020 11:45 a.m.

Did you miss the sheriff's forum? Watch it here

Only one hundred people were able to log into a virtual Kootenai County sheriff candidate forum Thursday night.

Idaho to receive $60 million in federal transit funding
April 3, 2020 10:51 a.m.

Idaho to receive $60 million in federal transit funding

Washington, D.C. – Members of the Idaho Delegation announced that Idaho will receive over $60 million in federal funding allocations to the transit industry following the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

April 3, 2020 10:34 a.m.

US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The job loss of 701,000 reported Friday by the government — the worst since the depths of the Great Recession in 2009 — is still just a small indication of what’s to come

April 3, 2020 10:20 a.m.

Kroc Center employees help other agencies

The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene providing 23 part time and full-time employees to organizations throughout the area to assist in maintaining their services and special requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: Your new world
April 3, 2020 9:28 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: Your new world

Still here.

April 3, 2020 9:19 a.m.

Casino closure extended

Plummer – The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council has decided to delay the re-opening of the casino until further notice.

The Great Lake Debate: Shoreline concerns among threats to Lake Cd’A’s health
April 3, 2020 9:05 a.m.

The Great Lake Debate: Shoreline concerns among threats to Lake Cd’A’s health

Shoreline concerns among threats to Lake Cd’A

Coronavirus casts its vote  for absentee-only primary
April 3, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Coronavirus casts its vote for absentee-only primary

County tally not likely until June 3

Caring for someone at home
April 3, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Caring for someone at home

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check The Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe.

Post Falls High basketball star Gennett commits to Central Washington
April 3, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Post Falls High basketball star Gennett commits to Central Washington

After a stellar career as a four-year starter for Post Falls High School, you wouldn’t think Colby Gennett had much more to prove on the basketball court.

April 3, 2020 1:04 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

FRIDAY

Annual graduation project requirement waived due to coronavirus
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Annual graduation project requirement waived due to coronavirus

Annual graduation requirement waived due to coronavirus

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Idaho economy sheds jobs at record rate due to coronavirus

Nearly 33,000 Idaho residents filed for unemployment benefits last week

Police: Sick suspect coughed on us
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Police: Sick suspect coughed on us

A 23-year-old Oregon shoplifter who told deputies he had the coronavirus and intentionally coughed in the face of arresting officers was charged by police with battery, failing to register as a sex offender and burglary.

COVID-19 Task Force partners with Kroc Center, local stores
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 Task Force partners with Kroc Center, local stores

The Coeur Group, a nonprofit of local businessmen that supports community causes, announced this week that it’s stepping up the efforts of its COVID-19 Task Force.

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: No congrats deserved

This is a response to the letter to the editor that was “extremely proud of president Trump’s leadership” regarding the coronavirus crisis.

Spokane Symphony announces 75th season lineup
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Spokane Symphony announces 75th season lineup

The Spokane Symphony announced its 75th concert season details, revealing the music for all 10 Masterworks concerts, six Pops concerts, Movies and Music events and more.

Our Gem, Coeur d’Alene Lake
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Our Gem, Coeur d’Alene Lake

The Our Gem Coeur d’Alene Lake Collaborative is a team of committed and passionate professionals working to protect our local water resources. Participating entities include University of Idaho Community Water Resource Center, Coeur d’Alene Tribe Lake Management Department, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Kootenai Environmental Alliance, and CDA 2030.

Lake City, Cd’A Charter, Sorensen receive accolades at jazz fest
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Lake City, Cd’A Charter, Sorensen receive accolades at jazz fest

Students from Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy and Lake City High School took top honors on Feb. 28 at the University of Idaho’s 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

Re-entry center benefits abound
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Re-entry center benefits abound

By BEN SIMPSON

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

GOVERNMENT: Sick with socialism

Welcome to socialism. I hope you all get a real good taste of it. Government shutting down your personal freedoms, rights and businesses for what?

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

GRESSLER: Selective memory

Mr. Gressler’s rants seem to be more demented, and show an increasing lack of history.

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

CRISIS: Beware tribalism

I have been very impressed with the reaction of many Americans to the COVID-19 threat. There are some, however, who do not understand or refuse to accept the best practices advised pretty much unanimously, by experts. Too many are generalizing their conclusions from specific experiences they see.

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Coeur Group rallies to help seniors

Starting March 16, Coeur Group members have served as grocery shoppers and errand runners for our community’s at-risk population.

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

HANKS LAW: Foundation A-OK

On Jan. 8, a letter to the editor was posted regarding our foundation, Hanks Law Foundation. The letter stated basically that the foundation and its governing body, Jennifer Peacock and Dakota Goin, had engaged in “deceptive or misleading solicitations.” Neither the foundation nor its governing body engaged in any such activity. To clarify, the statement below is the response received from the Attorney General’s office. Our focus has always been to change Idaho laws to better protect our domestic animals. It is this endeavor we have strived to accomplish and will continue to do so.

Darrel Edward Wilson, 93
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Darrel Edward Wilson, 93

Darrel E. Wilson, 93, passed away at home on the evening of March 30, 2020, with his wife, Bev, by his side. Darrel was born in Decatur, Neb., Dec. 4, 1926, to Mark and Ethel (Earl) Wilson. He graduated from Decatur High School in 1944 and joined the Navy, serving for two years, which included time in the Pacific theater during World War II. After leaving the Navy, Darrel enrolled at Dana College in Blair, Neb., where he played football. He completed college at Wayne State Teachers College, in Wayne, Neb., where he met his wife, Beverly Lockmer. They married on Aug. 10, 1951. After marrying, the couple moved to Greeley, Colo., where their son, Scott, was born. A second son, Gregg, was born in 1955, followed by daughter, Sherri, in 1957.

Tammy Wallner Bray
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Tammy Wallner Bray

Tammy Wallner Bray departed for her welcome party in Heaven on March 28, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House of North Idaho. She was lovingly supported by her husband, daughter and son, who prayed and sang over Tammy as she took her final breaths. Her illness was brief, and in true Tammy fashion, once she decided that she was ready to go, she didn’t waste any time getting there. The heavenly reunion was surely a glittered fanfare with a rock and roll soundtrack.

Roger F. Tanner
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Roger F. Tanner

Roger F. Tanner lost his battle with accidental burns on March 24, 2020, at Harborview Hospital in Seattle. He was born to Francis and Grace Tanner in Oct., 1943 and joined brother, Clyde.

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

ABORTION: Kindness or control?

On March 28, I read an article from the Associated Press: “Idaho governor OKs bill outlawing abortion if Roe reversed.” It was sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Lakey, who has said, “the health of women is secondary to their unborn children.” Does he mean, so what if mommy dies — daddy rules?

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

CRISIS: A question of faith

It’s times like these that should cause a person to reflect a bit. We all put our faith in something. Is it money, job, health, government, or a combination of all of these? I think we can all say that those things are all a bit shaky right now.

Sheriff’s Blotter
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls of the day!

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

Opal’s homestead hacks: Feed the birds
April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Opal’s homestead hacks: Feed the birds

This one really is for the birds.

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

REMINGTON: He deserves jail

I have pondered over and over the arrogance of Tim Remington with the disrespect for lives of people he knows, and others he will never meet because they died.

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

POPULATION: Culling is natural

Difficult as it is to accept, the coronavirus is one of several ways our planet deals with overpopulation, war and climate being others.

April 3, 2020 1 a.m.

GOVERNMENT: Suggest, don’t order

Pastor Tim Remington determines to hold church services contrary to what the government has required. I am not sure why, but it may be that based on the First Amendment he may feel the government has no authority to shut down the church.

April 3, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 3 2020

Thursday, April 2

April 2, 2020 6:33 p.m.

Idaho economy sheds jobs at record rate due to coronavirus

Nearly 33,000 Idaho residents filed for unemployment benefits last week

April 2, 2020 6:31 p.m.

Washington state stay-at-home order extended through May 4

Under previous actions taken by Inslee in response to the coronavirus outbreak, all bars, dine-in restaurants, entertainment and recreation facilities have been closed even longer, since March 17

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Kootenai County
April 2, 2020 5:05 p.m.

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Kootenai County

No new cases COVID-19 were reported in Kootenai County today. The total remains at 36 confirmed cases.

April 2, 2020 4:14 p.m.

First COVID-19 case confirmed in Pend Oreille County

Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) has reported the first positive COVID-19 test in Pend Oreille County, Wash. Pend Oreille County is adjacent to Boundary and Bonner Counties.

Senior project requirement waived
April 2, 2020 3:36 p.m.

Senior project requirement waived

Much to the dismay — or delight — of high school seniors across Idaho, all senior projects are now considered complete.

Teaming up to feed families
April 2, 2020 2:55 p.m.

Teaming up to feed families

Coeur Group partners with Kroc, local stores to provide gift cards to families in need

Bonner County Sheriff opposes stay-at-home order
April 2, 2020 2:20 p.m.

Bonner County Sheriff opposes stay-at-home order

SANDPOINT — Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler has penned an open letter calling on Gov. Brad Little to lift Idaho’s stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Altar Church won’t hold live service
April 2, 2020 2:17 p.m.

Altar Church won’t hold live service

COEUR d’ALENE — The Altar Church will not hold services on Sunday.

April 2, 2020 1:38 p.m.

Wall Street rises for first time in three days as oil spurts

Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 469.93, or 2.2%, to 21,413.44

April 2, 2020 1:34 p.m.

Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams has repeatedly admonished Americans not to wear face masks

April 2, 2020 12:58 p.m.

A perfect distraction from the wretched coronavirus news

A troubling piece of mail showed up in my mailbox on March 28 from the Republican Presidential Task Force. The envelope contained a “Strategy Survey,” which was essentially a Trump fundraising questionnaire. There were a number of loaded questions about various political issues in the presidential race. The one that caused particular concern was whether the recipient would support the President taking military action against Iran if it were to make or use a nuclear weapon.

COVID-19: 1 million cases reported globally
April 2, 2020 12:43 p.m.

COVID-19: 1 million cases reported globally

The total number of COVID-19 cases topped one million worldwide on Thursday,

Idaho initial claims for unemployment insurance increase 143%
April 2, 2020 10:41 a.m.

Idaho initial claims for unemployment insurance increase 143%

Idaho workers laid off due to the coronavirus filed 32,941 initial claims for unemployment insurance between March 22 -28, 2020, an increase of 143 percent over the previous week.

‘Cd’A Strong’
April 2, 2020 10:17 a.m.

‘Cd’A Strong’

Rod and Sandy S. posted this lighted white heart off the balcony of their home near Coeur d’Alene Lake to express their support for the city of Coeur d’Alene during these trying times. The 4’ by 5’ sign lights up.

April 2, 2020 10:12 a.m.

Economic fallout mounts, along with competition for masks

6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week

April 2, 2020 9:59 a.m.

Africa faces an ‘existential threat’ as virus cases spread

Police herd hundreds of homeless into a stadium in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, where tents were erected for shelter and methadone was provided for many

Steve Cameron blog: WHAT’S UP, DOC?
April 2, 2020 9:18 a.m.

Steve Cameron blog: WHAT’S UP, DOC?

Steve Cameron blog: Still here.

Digital forum  will feature sheriff candidates
April 2, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Digital forum will feature sheriff candidates

A bright, civic-minded teenager and Innovation Collective will co-host a digital Kootenai County sheriff candidate forum tonight at 6.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Hand sanitizers, and other memories of winter sports
April 2, 2020 1:14 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Hand sanitizers, and other memories of winter sports

It was less that four weekends ago that everything seemed “normal.”

U.S. Marshals nab  Texas man here
April 2, 2020 1:14 a.m.

U.S. Marshals nab Texas man here

A 47-year-old Texas man accused of taking his 6-year-old son on an 1,800-mile trip during a visitation was arrested Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene.

Study finds Cd’A fittest  in Idaho
April 2, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Study finds Cd’A fittest in Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is flexing its muscles today after being crowned Idaho’s Most Fitness-Friendly City.

Petrusev named Wooden All-American
April 2, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Petrusev named Wooden All-American

Zag sophomore one of 10 players honored

Coeur d’Alene Pediatrics converts Hayden clinic to drive-thru
April 2, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene Pediatrics converts Hayden clinic to drive-thru

A Kootenai County pediatric institution is using its three locations as an advantage to treat young patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Contact Tracing II
April 2, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Contact Tracing II

This is a series about COVID-19 preparation and regional updates. Check the Press daily for new information, tips, and ways our health care professionals are working to keep our community safe. • • •

Local bowling: April 2, 2020
April 2, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Local bowling: April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Hunting passports give young hunters a chance to bag game

Kids as young as 8 years old can participate in turkey hunts beginning next week.

April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

A not-so-charitable organization

A Coeur d’Alene reader emailed to ask about an organization called Children’s Emergency Food Vouchers. Her mother had received a phone solicitation asking her to help this organization feed hungry children and then she received a mailer with more detailed information.

Breath of fresh air
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Breath of fresh air

Sandpoint manufacturer cleared to sell ventilators

Gladys Mary Visnes, 98
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Gladys Mary Visnes, 98

Gladys Mary Visnes died March 23, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, with loved ones by her side. She was 98 years old, almost 99. Each year on the day after her birthday, May 29, she would round her age to the next year as she was proud to lead a long, full life.

Tokens of appreciation for long-haul truckers
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Tokens of appreciation for long-haul truckers

Biker club shows some love for unsung heroes of the open road

Keep your brain busy during spring break
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Keep your brain busy during spring break

Library offers online activities, resources for kids

April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

More small temblors in wake of Tuesday’s Challis quake

More than 300 aftershocks have rumbled around Idaho since Tuesday’s 6.5 magnitude earthquake near Stanley, geologists said.

Brook Eugene Neff, 59
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Brook Eugene Neff, 59

Brook Eugene Neff, 59, passed away on Feb. 21, 2020, in Lake Havasu, Ariz. Brook was born on Nov. 18, 1960, to Dan and Vickie Neff in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Research: This veto was in kids’ best interests

Bureaucratic molasses is frustrating. Yet it’s generally there for good reason, well-intentioned if inefficient.

Movers and Shakers
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Movers and Shakers

Hagadone Directories Publisher James Hail elected to industry board of directors position

Tough year coming:  Virus impacts to hit Montana’s outdoor economy
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Tough year coming: Virus impacts to hit Montana’s outdoor economy

Normally this time of year, Matt Swan is lining up his summer.

Ken Young, 77
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Ken Young, 77

Ken Young, 77 years old, from Coeur d’Alene, passed away after a brief illness on March 29, 2020, with family by his side. He was born in Los Angeles to Bob, a sergeant in the Army Air Corps, and Eleanor.

Non-native collared doves hit by virus
April 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Non-native collared doves hit by virus

Reports of an unusual number of dead Eurasian collared doves in yards and around neighborhoods this winter is being attributed to a pigeon virus.