Monday, August 31
Strange summer stretches out for lake-loving locals
This is summer's last gasp
Officials: Voters should go online
Registration, ballot request best via the web
County Clerk Jim Brannon said the best way voters can participate in their democracy this November is to go online.
'Don't tread on the Atwoods!'
Rathdrum couple's flag cut down in middle of night
Rathdrum couple's flag cut down in middle of night
CDA summer fourth driest since 1895
Expect a mighty wet autumn
Expect a really wet fall
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Standing pat might be best — but you know M's GM
M's GM is usually wheeling and dealing at the trade deadline — and he did again this year.
BBB: How to safely participate in census
With a little more than 40 days left to count every person living in the
Lake City Center , Hayden Senior Center, Post Falls Senior Center , Rathdrum Senior Center Spirit Lake Senior Center meal information.
Sunday, August 30
Student life returns to NIC
First week reflects realities of a pandemic
Campus life in a new era
Hayden Lake area growth
An ongoing battle between accommodating growth and protecting the watershed around Hayden Lake
As new homes and future developments push into the rural areas around Hayden Lake, those devoted to both protecting the watershed and planning responsible growth say the ever-expanding area can succeed if the approach is intelligent, careful and collaborative.
'Number one is in heaven'
About 75 come out for Gil Alvarado Memorial fun run/walk
Event is fundraiser for church benevolence ministry
THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Lute Olson will be missed — but his 'gift' will remain forever
Lute Olson was part of a different era in college basketball.
MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: Those times when the friendly skies weren't so friendly
Steve Cameron recalls some scary moments on flights.
PREP ROUNDUP: Lakeland, Sandpoint collide in volleyball — in Lewiston
Lakeland opens season at Lewiston
The geographic narrative
I am dedicating this week’s column to my dear friend, Norman.
OPINION: HARVEY MACKEY — Lessons from sports
I recently attended a virtual panel presentation in Minneapolis about women in sports that highlighted the important benefits of participation.
MY GARDEN PATH — Summer … fun while it lasted
August is flying by, but we're still seeing some hot days. For those of us living in Post Falls, there are watering restrictions we need to follow.
RACISM: Time for its demise
There has been immense angst with the current atmosphere and fast-paced global events of uncertainty that became the powder keg waiting to be lit.
Space behind Hayden Meadows to be sold
Some disappointed in loss of soccer fields
Cd'A School District to sell soccer fields behind Hayden Meadows
MASKS: Here’s your proof
Despite the recent letter by Anne Stinnett that claimed there is no scientific evidence that masks work, so that it is irrational to wear them, there are several studies supporting the efficacy of masks.
EXTREMISTS: Leaders, step up now
This is an open letter to our public officials. Coeur d’Alene Mayor Widmyer, Coeur d’Alene City Council, Kootenai County Commissioners, Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger, Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White:
WILLIAMS: Deserves your vote
I am encouraging our region to consider and elect Shari Williams to our Idaho State Senate in District 4.
POLICE: There for us
Do we have any idea what our local police officers go through every day to protect us?
NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Parade of Homes coming soon — virtual and in-person
It’s easier than ever to check out the latest in design and home construction in North Idaho thanks to new virtual opportunities at this year’s Parade of Homes, presented by the North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA).
PANDEMIC: No hoax, folks
I find it disturbing that there are so many Americans who have deluded themselves into thinking that this pandemic is a “hoax.”
BLM: It’s all about anarchy
Undercover of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, there is a concerted, coordinated and well-funded campaign to overthrow our form of government.
Special session helps voters, exposes ideologues
Special session good for voters
Saturday, August 29
Lake City holds off Lakeland in opener
Lake City holds off Lakeland in the football season opener for both teams.
PREP FOOTBALL: Trojan turnover
Post Falls forces five second half takeaways to beat Sandpoint
Post Falls wins fifth-straight against Sandpoint
PREP FOOTBALL: Timberlake, Lakeside fall in openers
Billingsley, Yetter scored twice each for Tigers in first half
THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Talking what is, instead of isn't
Prep sports a welcomed return
PREP ROUNDUP: Wood shines for Post Falls at Sandpoint
Area runners open season in Sandpoint, Lewiston
Fire destroys Post Falls homes
Firefighters' quick response prevents blaze from spreading
Firefighters' quick response prevents blaze from spreading
Arrest made in chiropractor murder
Arrest made in death of Dr. Brian Drake
Suspected Hudson’s Hamburgers arsonist caught on camera
COEUR d’ALENE — Police have asked for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of arson and burglary at Hudson’s Hamburgers earlier this week.
NIC grounds aerospace program
Aerospace Center will close at the end of 2020-21 school year
High cost, low volume of students, pandemic contribute to NIC Aerospace Center closure
C1 My Turn: And who will heal the healer?
What About the Physician ... Who will
High winds, dry conditions keep firefighters on edge
While sunshine and highs in the mid-to-upper 80’s are in the forecast this weekend, weather models are predicting high winds in the midst of a dry spell in Kootenai County.
Murder suspect arrested
Victim practiced in Bonner's Ferry and Hayden
Police arrested a man in connection with a March shooting in Bonners Ferry
With mom's help, Post Falls sisters plant, sell flowers, squash
Girls learning young about running their own business.
Man convicted on drug charges in CDA court
Faces a sentence of 15 years to life in federal prison
Faces a sentence of 15 years to life in federal prison
J.A. Bertsch Heating & Cooling offers furnace for veteran in need
Company to hold drawing for free furnace
The stay-at-home dad: Haircut complications
While I don’t quite understand why haircuts became a hot
Top of his game: Hilltop Bar & Grill as colorful as its own, David Albertini
David Albertini is a character.
New movies: Disney’s ‘One and Only Ivan,’ Netflix’s ‘Project Power’
At first glance, Disney’s live-action adaptation of the popular children’s novel “The One and Only Ivan” by K.A. Applegate seems out of step with what we know about the quality of life for animals in captivity.
Taking the reins: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
When Idaho Youth Ranch was approached to start an equine-assisted therapy program seven years ago, Amanda Smith, then-therapist for the nonprofit, was eager to be part of it.
Friday, August 28
Idaho education board approves change for state funding
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Educational officials in Idaho have approved a temporary regulation allowing schools to use their full-time equivalent enrollment numbers instead of
BSU, UI confront student parties during pandemic
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University has suspended three fraternities for reportedly having large gatherings that officials fear
200 US Army soldiers deployed to help fight wildfires
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the National Interagency Fire Center say about 200 active duty U.S. Army soldiers are being mobilized to
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Athletes definitely should not 'shut up and dribble'
Steve Cameron weighs in on the recent boycotts in pro sports.
PREP ROUNDUP: Vikings sweep past Lewiston in opener
Coeur d'Alene, Lakeside open prep volleyball season on Thursday
Gridiron Guesses: Back for another season of expert (?) analysis
For a fourth season, intrepid Press sports writers take a stab at picking winners of area high school football games.
St. Maries teams get OK to start Monday
St. Maries High fall sports teams can now start practicing on Monday, thanks to a decision by the St. Maries School Board on Wednesday night.
Brittany's Standing O
9-year-old receives Youth award from Hayden
Girl wants to grow up and run her own Children's Village
Police: Man punches pregnant girlfriend
Bond set at $10k
Hayden man reportedly hits pregnant girlfriend
Rules on re-entry
Planning and zoning commission finalizes preliminary ordinance regarding center
Planning and zoning commission finalizes preliminary ordinance regarding reentry center
New fire chief for East Side district
Jerry Lynn steps in as Dan Currie moves on
New fire chief for East Side district
U.S. MAIL: Count on them
I don’t care what your political affiliation is. I have been around for a few years and the one thing I have always had faith in, is the Service provided by the United States Postal Service and the men and women who work there.
Comment on Cd'A Schools mask policy through Sunday
Special board meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday
Down on the boardwalk
The Marina Cantina is now open at the Coeur d’Alene Resort
Police continue investigation into Tesh threats
One person interviewed, but no arrests made
Tesh forced to close temporarily
Readers are leaders
Jazzed about Reading visits Boys and Girls Club
Local nonprofit promotes literacy, inspires youths to be passionate about reading
HARRIS: A fine complement
I was stunned to read George Silva’s letter stating that he had never heard of Kamala Harris!
BIDEN: Wrong for Idaho, U.S.
I grew up in Idaho. In response to “Biden Popular with Idaho Women? You Bet!” Press article Aug. 18, 2020: Christa Hazel believes there needs to be “more competition between political parties” in Idaho.
STREET: No, it’s an avenue
Dear Mr. Craig Northrup, That was an excellent picture of the statue, “the Suffragist,” but I still haven’t found it on Front Street.
YOUTH: Tale of woe hollow
I’m sorry — it was hard to stop laughing after reading Shelly Blank’s opinion in the Aug. 21 Press.
ANTI-MASKERS: Watch your analogies
A Newsweek headline: Idaho Republicans push to strip health officials’ power: “We’re fearful of an elitist approach.”
Huckleberries: Talk about burying the lead
Clyde Bentley packed off a piece of Coeur d’Alene Press
Gil Alvarado Memorial 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk Saturday
Fundraiser to help the working poor
Fun run includes 5k and a mile walk
Behold, your new favorite bands
Music festival from 2-7 p.m. Saturday
Unsigned Artists Music Festival begins at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cd'A City Park
Commissioner on right track with structure
Bill Brooks is right to bring county government structure into spotlight.
Fairy tale favorites
Free zoom concert at 4 p.m. Wednesday
CYT North Idaho presents Disney and other fairy tale favorites
Library to shorten hours over COVID
Board says unmasked patrons threatening health; city cites low attendance
Board says unmasked patrons threatening health; city cites low attendance
Thursday, August 27
Scam targets Idaho nurses
Attorney General, Board of Nursing issue warning
Pilot killed in Oregon wildfire was ex-Montana State player
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed while fighting an Oregon wildfire was
Thousands may return home as gains made on California fires
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people forced to flee their homes were allowed to return Thursday after firefighters
Idaho weighs whether to adopt new CDC testing guidelines
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s public health officials are trying to decide whether they’ll officially adopt new CDC guidelines that no longer recommend coronavirus testing for
THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Spotlight to shine on North Idaho prep football
The Front Row with MARK NELKE Aug. 27, 2020
PREP VOLLEYBALL: Post Falls sweeps in opener
Munday, Blake shine for 5A Trojans in win over 3A Tigers
Tesh shaken by threats
Police have 'investigative lead' in case
Police have 'investigative lead' in case
Lakeland goes Code Orange
Rathdrum area schools to start in blended learning model
Rathdrum area schools to start in blended learning model
Wanted: Publisher’s advisory council members
The Coeur d’Alene Press is seeking subscriber
Northwest Notes Aug. 27, 2020
Tyson McGuffin of Hayden wins title in men's doubles at pickleball tourney.
Legislature wraps up special session with civil liability bill
The Senate approved immunity in COVID-related lawsuits late Wednesday night.
4-H goes virtual
Kootenai-Shoshone 4-H Program offers online buying option
Kootenai-Shoshone 4-H Program offers online buying option
LaRayne Joy Duthie, 73
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, LaRayne Joy Duthie, 73, of Cataldo, Idaho, passed
The best hikes are closer to the sun
A friend who introduced me to custom firearms and the Idaho backcountry in winter, both of them accessible to anyon
Mayor's Awards in the Arts canceled
The yearly event was cancelled because of the pandemic.
Idaho steelhead run better than last year
Projections for the fall steelhead run in the
Celebrity helps push Lewiston ammunition
An outdoor lifestyle celebrity whose adventures are featured on Netflix is part of Vista Outdoor’s push to sell rimfire ammunition manufactured in Lewiston.
Mountain lion killed in Priest River
A mountain lion that had reportedly killed a cat
Volunteers needed for three NI trail projects
Volunteers are needed to help maintain trails on
Another LPO angler catches walleye that is worth a grand
A Sandpoint angler became the fifth person to ree
Kootenai County Commissioners pass budget but hold off on CARES Act dollars
After a public hearing Wednesday night, the Kootenai County commissioners adopted their $98.9 million the fiscal year 2020-21 budget in a 2-1 vote.
Marty Joe Sanders, 58
Marty Joe Sanders, 58, passed away Aug. 23, 2020, at his home in Rose Lake, Idaho. He was b
New Idaho golden trout catch-and-release record set
A central Idaho angler holds the latest Gem State catch-and-release record for golden trout.
'I just killed my mom!'
Rathdrum police arrest man in bloody incident
Rathdrum man allegedly stabs mother
Wednesday, August 26
Idaho Falls man arrested after hitting, robbing gas station worker
An Idaho Falls man was arrested Sunday after he reportedly hit a woman working at a gas station and threatened to
Lakeland schools to open in ‘orange’ risk category
Masks recommended, not required
Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice.
PHD confirms first Boundary County coronavirus death
BOUNDARY COUNTY, IDAHO – Panhandle Health District confirmed the first COVID-19 death in Boundary
Bundy arrested at Idaho Statehouse for second time in 2 days
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was arrested Wednesday for the second time
Suspect arrested after 2 are killed at Kenosha protest
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Illinois police arrested a juvenile Wednesday after two people were shot to death
Idaho lawmakers resume special session to deal with virus
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers meeting in a special session resumed work Wednesday on bills dealing with the coronavirus pandemic following
Fans encouraged to buy tickets early for area prep football games
Fans encouraged to buy tickets early for area prep football games
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Trying to keep those college ships afloat
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON Aug. 26, 2020
PREP SOCCER: Allred tallies hat trick for T-Wolves
PREP SOCCER: Allred tallies hat trick for T-Wolves
Idaho prep football media poll Aug. 26, 2020
Idaho prep football media poll Aug. 26, 2020
Arson suspected in Hudson's fire
The fire started about 6:30 a.m. in the back of the building at 207 Sherman Ave.
Don't be a bystander
In a critical election year, Coeur d'Alene nonprofit is working to increase voter turnout
In a critical election year, one Coeur d'Alene nonprofit is trying to increase voter turnout
County government: Time for a restructure?
Commissioner Bill Brooks discusses changing county government
Athlete of the Week Chris Swider
Coeur d'Alene High senior forward Chris Swider is this week's Knudtsen Chevrolet Athlete of the Week.
Rose Lake beauty
Trees frame a field along Highway 3 near Rose Lake on Monday.
TREATY ROCK: Explain further, please
The Saturday history article by Richard Sheldon, Treaty Rock: What Happened?, gives us a good biography of Fredrick Post, but is confusing as to just which falls on the Spokane River were actually purchased from Chief Seltice.
REAGAN: He had it right
When we’re no longer a nation under God, we’ll be a nation gone under… So said Ronald Reagan.
Child care, preschool survey open through Sept. 4
United Way seeking info about access, barriers for parents, caregivers
SOCIALISM: If the shoe fits...
Scam No. 1 — November 2016; Fool me once, shame on you. Scam No. 2 — Money donated to the NRA; Fool me twice, shame on me.
BIDEN: He’s OK with this?
In the recent Press article entitled “Biden Popular With Idaho Women? You Bet,” it’s stated that Biden shares the group’s values and ideas. I would politely suggest that these women check out Biden’s interview with rapper Cardi B where he seeks her guidance on how to run the country.
Random act of kindness blooms
Columnist Kerri Thoreson takes the pulse of North Idaho.
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — DR. WAYNE M. FICHTER: Child’s Backpack Leading to Back Pain?
With school right around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for school supplies. One of the most overlooked items is your child’s backpack.
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — HOLLY CARLING: Monthly misery
A woman’s monthly cycle isn’t anything we really want but it is a fact of life. It’s not so bad when it is healthy, but when it isn’t, it can be truly miserable!
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: About that 2020 Wine Grape Harvest?
It was just two short weeks ago that we wrote about the 2020 harvest and how the vintage looked heading into the most crucial time in the growing year.
COVID: The greater threat
In the Aug. 23 Readers Write, Mr. Les Wigen presents statistics of the very low incidence of infection and death from the COVID-19 virus worldwide and in Kootenai County as a percentage of the general population, suggesting that all of the shutdowns were unnecessary.
County pitches in on lake study
Kootenai County commissioners move forward in $200,000 support to Lake Coeur d'Alene study
Kootenai County commissioners move forward in $200,000 support to Lake Coeur d'Alene study
Special session makes progress amid arrests
Idaho special session makes progress amid arrests
Music to their ears
Garden Party brings in more than $8,000 for Cd'A Symphony
Benefit brings in more than $8,000 for Cd'A Symphony
COVID: Madness about masks
A letter in the Sunday “Press” reproached opponents to mask-wearing for being selfish and uncaring.
GROWTH: Government plays key role
Monday’s paper featured an article about the Kootenai County Commissioner meeting on growth.
Ina Ruth Willis, 81
Feb. 1, 1939 — Aug. 3, 2020
Ina Ruth Willis, age 81, passed away peacefully in the arms of her family
James W. Bennett, 88
James William Bennett, 88, of Coeur d’Alene, passed away Aug. 15, 2020.
Betty Lundy Evans, 100
Betty Lundy Evans, of Hayden, Idaho, left us to go home to the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020
Catherine Lula (Hobbs) Schauble, 90
Cathy Schauble peacefully entered her heavenly home on Aug. 20, 2020, at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene.
Irma Jean Carlson, 68
Irma Jean Carlson, age 68, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020
Darlene Wooten, 75
Darlene Wooten, 75, of Athol, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2020.
Sept. 6, 1960 — Aug. 13, 2020
Dave, Uncle, Uncle Dave, Flatty, Uncle Flatchip, Denture Dave passed away with his family at his side on Aug. 13, 2020.
Ethel D. Drapeau
Ethel D. Drapeau passed away July 28, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene.
Lorman D. Boawn, 80
Lorman D. Boawn, 80, of Hayden, has gone to be with the Lord.
Isobel 'Izzy' Grace, 97
Isobel “Izzy” Grace, age 97, of Coeur d’Alene, left her earthly home for her heavenly home on Aug. 21, 2020.
Tuesday, August 25
Idaho lawmakers abandon meeting amid unruly spectators
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — One person was taken into custody Tuesday and lawmakers abandoned the room after spectators at a House committee
Kanye West qualifies for Idaho presidential ballot
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Idaho's presidential
Mountain lion kills pastured horse in southern Idaho
HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife officials in Idaho have said a mountain lion attacked
Fire at Hudson’s Hamburgers
Sherman Ave. is closed between 2nd and 3rd as fire crews
Charter girls soccer rolls in season opener
POST FALLS — The Coeur d’Alene Charter girls’ soccer team, with four straight 3A state titles under its belt, wasted little time getting its 2020 season off to a strong start.
BOISE gets NOISY
Special session includes glass-blast protest but Legislature starts work on three bills
Back home again
Knights of Columbus answers the call to deliver 1878 organ to Mission of the Sacred Heart
Cd’A fine tunes plans for reopening schools
Details discussed, approved during long back-to-school workshop
PHD: 33 new cases
COEUR d’ALENE — The Panhandle Health District reported 33 new coronavirus cases and attributed five more deaths to it Monday.
Coeur d’Con announces winners
COEUR d'ALENE — The winners of the Coeur d'Alene Public Library’s sixth annual Coeur d’Con cosplay and fan art contests were announced Sunday.
Judge finalist interviews open to public
The First Judicial District Magistrates Commission will meet on 9 a.m. Aug. 28 to select two new Kootenai County Magistrate Judges. The interviews will take place at the Kootenai County Administration Building, 451 N. Government Way, Lower Level, Rooms 1A and 1B.
Bonner County man held on murder, kidnapping charges
PRIEST RIVER — A Bonner County man has been arrested for allegedly bludgeoning and strangling a woman to death and forcing another man at gunpoint to help him dispose of her remains.
Nonprofits unite to kids returning to school
COEUR d’ALENE — The Salvation Army Kroc Center and St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho are combining efforts to help kids.
Del Brown Lutsenhizer, 82
Del Brown Lutsenhizer, age 82, of Coeur d’Alene, died Aug. 19, 2020, following a lengthy illness. Del was born in Bates County, Mo., on Jan. 29, 1938, to Benton and Ruth (Brown) Lutsenhizer.
I was homeschooled through much of my childhood. During one such session (math, I think?) in autumn, my sister, mom, and I looked up at our ceiling to find hundreds — literally hundreds — of tiny red and black-spotted “aliens” invading our house through an almost invisible space between the edge of a window and the ceiling. Our house was under siege from insects commonly known as ladybugs! They were looking for a safe, warm place to hibernate over the long, cold winter, and our house apparently fit the bill. We were well into the winter vacuuming up the remnants of our autumn invasion. Scientific results are inconclusive as of yet, but I suspect our insect invasion may be part of the reason my mother hates the red and black-spotted insects now.
COVID cases spike at Silver Valley nursing home
Five confirmed deaths at Mountain Valley of Cascadia
County armory decision pushed to last second
COEUR d’ALENE — With the start date deadline closing in, Kootenai County commissioners tentatively began the process of turning the vacant National Guard Armory at Coeur d’Alene Airport-Pappy Boyington Field into an Emergency Operations Center.
Nine more reasons to get those eyeballs checked
Don’t forget to protect those peepers.
Monday, August 24
Police in Belarus detain opposition activists amid protests
Police in Belarus have detained several opposition activists who helped spearhead a wave of protests demanding the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko
Cautious optimism in fight against massive California blazes
California fire officials are sounding cautiously optimistic after dodging a potentially major lightning storm
State to return bighorn sheep to Montana mountain range
Montana wildlife officials plan to restore bighorn sheep to a southwest Montana mountain range where the animals had been killed off due to disease
Spectators shatter glass door to get into lawmakers' session
A special legislative session in Idaho to deal with the coronavirus pandemic started with angry spectators shattering a glass door and rushing into the House of Representatives gallery that had limited seating because of the virus
Murder suspect arrested
PRIEST RIVER — Police arrested and charged a man with second-degree murder after a missing Priest River woman's body was found in a remote area.
Idaho lawmakers begin special session due to coronavirus
Idaho lawmakers have started a special session to deal with the coronavirus pandemic
The Nineteenth Amendment will save our republic this year
Who could have guessed that the Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, would come to the rescue of the American republic 100 years after its ratification? Could Benjamin Franklin have had an inkling that women would eventually gain the vote when he spoke with Mrs. Elizabeth Powel upon the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: M’s lefty Sheffield ‘seams’ to be dialed in
Justus Sheffield pitched a nice game Saturday night.
Bayley T-7 at Dakotas Tour event
FARGO, N.D. — Derek Bayley of Rathdrum finished in a four-way tie for seventh Sunday at the Bobcat North Dakota Open at the Fargo Country Club.
Tested under fire
Leo Benoit of Cd’A, 93, recounts serving in World War II
County hears ideas for managing growth
Community Development director offers several possible options
Building Cd’A into an Opportunity Community
Poverty Immersion Institute virtual training sessions are Sept. 15, 16
Fire, tornadoes and record heat
The blast furnace was going strong last week across much of the Far West. Last Monday, Aug. 17, Cliff recorded a high of 100 degrees at his station in northwestern Coeur d’Alene. Spokane also hit 100 degrees on that date, but the airport also hit 100 degrees on Sunday, Aug. 16. Most stations across North Idaho were in the upper 90s last Monday.
Back-to-school preparations have a little different feel to them this year. Families planning to learn remotely in the fall are likely expecting laptops, tablets, and other online technology to see a significant uptick in usage within their households. Unfortunately, the risks associated with using those devices are likely to increase, too.
Sunday, August 23
Militias adapting after Facebook ban
Militias adapting after Facebook bans pages
Exercise, nutrition are also keys to maintaining strong immune system and fighting off the coronavirus
COEUR d’ALENE — Wear masks. Wash hands. Maintain distance.
Highway 97 ‘an accident waiting to happen’
Jerrell Snell had been worried a vehicle could go off Highway 97 near Carlin Bay and strike his family’s RV.
THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Through it all, Marsell Colbert stood tall at Genesis Prep
Marsell Colbert had no reason to leave his hometown of Annapolis, Md., and come to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to play college basketball — except his friend and high school teammate had committed to play basketball at North Idaho College.
MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: All those blasts from my past are having an impact
Our Gem Coeur d’Alene Lake Collaborative
Along the shores of Coeur d’Alene Lake, citizen scientists are keeping a close eye and detailed log of changes in the water.
WHOA! Stargazer richly rewarded
On the evening of July 23, about 8 p.m., I was in my backyard gazing at the celestial universe and suddenly five objects appeared from the vastness of space. I said, “Whoa. What is this?”
ISSUES: Questions and calculations
As of Aug. 20, I checked Google for the facts on COVID-19 worldwide.
BIDEN: Do a values check
Biden shares your values? Read any part of the Democrat platform? Health care for all including illegals… Guess who’s going to pay for this?
PRESIDENT: Question of fortune
Aren’t we lucky? Germany had Hitler, we have Trump.
Carl Raymond Edmundson, 83
Carl Raymond Edmundson, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He was born to Carl (Kully) and Dominica (Mayme) Edmundson in Joliet, Ill., on Friday, April 13, 1937. His mother always said that his coming into the world on Friday the 13th was a sign. He joined his sister, Marguerite, at home, and they lived their childhood in Braidwood, Ill.
GOVERNANCE: Authority is with electeds
A recent letter to the editor suggested that Christians should do what government tells us to do because government is a creation of God. In Paul’s day, those to whom he was writing had no say in who was governing them. Ergo, it must be God’s will that they obey.
OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Good friends make a good life
A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a humid day, sipping iced tea with his father. As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities and obligations, the father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look at his son.
Karla Jeanne (Nivison) Falter
Karla Jeanne (Nivison) Falter passed on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at North Idaho Hospice in Coeur d’Alene. She valiantly fought ovarian cancer for four years with strength and grace. Karla was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, daughter, sister and cousin, and will be missed more than words can express.
Idaho ranks third in 2020 state economic competitiveness ranking
Overall Economic Outlook for 2019
States ranked based on 15 policies that spur economic growth
NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Heavy demand powers development surge near Greensferry in Post Falls
New construction continues to be scooped up at an incredible pace in Post Falls.
Robert Wayne Campbell
Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. Let us remember with thanksgiving what God has done through His servant Bob.
Good leaders work through tough times
Coeur d’Alene boasts a strong city council. It also elected a mayor any community in the country would be thrilled to have serve.
Saturday, August 22
PREP SOCCER: Alive and kicking ... Swider leads Coeur d’Alene to win over Post Falls as high school sports return for first time since March
POST FALLS — Due to COVID-19, it’s been a long wait between games for everybody.
North Idaho State Fair Food Fix in full swing at Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Speedy recovery for Idaho
Gem State has third-lowest unemployment rate in the nation
THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Don’t pile on, and other new football issues
Next Friday, the hope is that for the most part, you won’t notice the officials on the field for those high school football games in the area.
Tell your friends: telethon!
Kootenai Humane Society to host live virtual event Sept. 10
The Christian view of the world: Past, present and future
As Christians we have a worldview that God created this world, the entire universe and we were created in His image. Man turned from God and we have been in a fallen world ever since, however from the beginning there was a plan of redemption — the birth and crucifixion of Christ. Although we still live in this fallen world we have this redemption and also hope of restoration with the return of the second coming of Christ. The celebration of the first coming with Christmas is dominating in our culture but the discussion of the events leading to the restoration, or second coming is not on everyone’s radar!
Daily case count falls to 12
PHD conducted about 35,000 coronavirus tests from May 29 to Aug. 15
Treaty Rock: What happened?
No treaty was signed there. No handshake or other customary method of sealing a deal was performed here. So, what’s the big deal? Here is the story.
Sheriff finds stolen vehicle
DALTON GARDENS — Ben Wolfinger may be retiring later this year, but he’s still hard at work.
Our beauty is being chopped away
Enough is enough. As a local resident with deep roots, I am just constantly sick to my stomach as I watch new residents and longtime residents who just don’t care anymore. Also many, many businesses cutting down our city’s majestic fir and pine trees that have been part of the beauty of Coeur d’Alene for hundreds of years.
Marlene Elaine Braun, 81
Marlene Elaine Braun, 81, resided with her daughter, Le’tana Lickfold, in Athol, Idaho. She passed away Aug. 11, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene.
Acoustic technology on the future ‘USS IDAHO’ was developed at the Navy research facility in Bayview
James ‘Jimmy’ Kevin Brown, 63
James “Jimmy” Kevin Brown, 63, was suddenly and tragically taken from us on Aug. 15, 2020, in Spirit Lake, Idaho. There will be a special viewing for him from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at English Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene, for all those who wish to attend before the memorial and celebration of life, which is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 19 in Spirit Lake (additional details TBD). If you have any desire to see him one last time, please know all are more than welcome to attend the special viewing. We’d love to see everyone who wants to attend feel welcome to do so.
Friday, August 21
U.S. Postal service launches new election mail website
WASHINGTON, DC — As part of its ongoing effort to ensure that voters and election officials have the information they need to successfully use the U.S. Mail to vote in the November general elections, the U.S. Postal Service has launched a new Election Mail website.
COVID trends promising, but Idaho stays in Stage Four
Gov. Brad Little praised the efforts of Idahoans in turning around the now-shrinking coronavirus metrics, but he declared Friday the state will remain in Stage Four of his Idaho Rebounds plan.
The Latest: Hong Kong offers free testing to all residents
Hong Kong will offer free, universal testing to its residents starting Sept. 1
Spokane bomb squad recover homemade device at hospital
The Spokane Police Department Bomb Squad safely recovered a small homemade device that was discovered outside Providence Sacred Heart hospital
Idaho restrictions remain; governor touts food banks
Idaho will remain in the fourth and final stage of Gov. Brad Little’s plan to reopen for at least another two weeks as coronavirus infection rates and hospitalizations continue to exceed established metrics
Idaho unemployment rate drops as 14,000 workers land jobs
About 14,000 people landed jobs or returned to work in July as Idaho's unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent
Idaho could seek warrant for execution as soon as October
BOISE — It is possible Idaho’s government could seek a death warrant as early as October for the execution of one of its nine death row inmates, as the inmate’s attorneys say the state is trying to give them little notice of when the date will be.
Low rates and heavy buyer demand send US home sales surging
Spurred by ultra-low mortgage rates, home buyers rushed last month to snap up a limited supply of existing houses, causing the pace of purchases to jump by a record-high 24.7%
European economic rebound slows as virus cases rise
The European economy’s rebound from coronavirus lockdowns slowed in August, suggesting the reopening of businesses is proceeding slowly and the outlook for jobs is precarious
Portland clashes rage again outside US immigration building
Protesters in Oregon’s largest city have clashed again with federal agents outside a U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement building that has become a new focus of the demonstrations that have gripped Portland for months
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: An ace is an ace — no matter how it got there
You might remember a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about nearly making a hole-in-one.
County officials wash hands of mask mandate
Two residents push for some PHD members to be replaced
Cows, pigs and chickens — oh my!
Benewah County Fair gives 4-H kids an opportunity to shine
Idaho third in Google searches for saving for homes
Taylor Morris knows exactly what she’s looking for in a home.
PHD: COVID-19 positivity declining
Active cases down to 528; Virus hospitalizations fall
COVID-19: The latest numbers
PHD reported 27 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its total cases to 2,547. Of those, 2,019 are closed and the number of active cases is down to 528, which is 0.21 percent of the district’s population.
Abandoned Sherman motels to be demolished
Green space, public parking are possibilities for property
OPINION: SHELLY BLANK — 10 thoughts on the actions of a disgruntled customer
1. All people are not ALL people. When you use the word “ALL” with regard to a group of people, it implies that you are including ALL the people in that category. For instance, this week my son was berated by an older customer at work (when he asked the customer to please wear his face mask, which is a part of my son’s job). The older man classified “ALL millennials” as “worthless.” The ironic part is, my son isn’t even a millennial.
ISOLATION: More help needed
Anyone who has cared for a person with dementia knows isolation can exacerbate the disease. One of the biggest challenges in taking care of dementia patients, at home or in facilities, is finding ways to keep them engaged and active. Yet the first thing many LTC facilities did when the coronavirus hit was close down to visitors, stop activities and isolate residents.
DEPRESSION: Calling for compassion
Hello to all of you. I would like to talk about depression. If you know someone, a friend or family member who is suffering from depression or is bipolar, or has some other mental health condition, please reach out to them. With these trying times that we are all going through, it only makes the situation worse. Sometimes people say and do things completely out of character. Please have a forgiving heart; let them know that you care. Look to the person that you know as a good and loving person.
JESUS: Carried a big stick
This is a response to Mike Lee of Bayview ”think about Jesus.”
LIFE: Definitely weird out there
Lately it feels like I’m losing my mind or have actually lost it. Reading the paper, watching the news on TV, watching big 4x4 trucks aggressively driving around town with big American flags flying, people flaunting and protesting a common sense order to wear a face mask and distance so that a virulent disease is somewhat kept in check.
An invitation for inspiration
Eighth annual Artist Studio Tour is Aug. 29, 30
SEAT BELTS: Example of enforcement
As stated by Max Mohr, I.S.P. on Aug. 13, “Seat belts are the quickest and best way to save a life…” The life you save would likely be your own.
Ron’s tribute worth reading at least twice
Ron Edinger will have the last word, after all.
Hospice helping those with relatives in lockdown facilities
Hospice of North Idaho is taking steps to meet community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will be online in 2021
The University of Idaho's 54th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, set for Feb. 25 through 27, will be a special virtual event, enabling students from around the world to perform and learn from the brightest stars in jazz.
Gerald Edwin Brown, II
In loving memory of Gerald “Gerry” Brown, age 60, who passed away on Aug. 13, 2020, after a lengthy illness.
Ride with ABATE for Children’s Village Sept. 19
Toys, funds will help kids in crisis
TRAVAILS: There is an answer
When are people going to realize that the only answer to our problems over the whole world is God! The one True God. He is patiently waiting for us to turn to Him for all the answers to all of our problems. He is such a kind and loving God.
OPINION: JESSICA MAHURON — Here’s what’s needed for a great election
Nationally, we are facing an election fraught with challenges to ensure all eligible citizens can vote safely. For months, nonpartisan voting, civil and human rights organizations along with election officials have advocated for a minimum of $3.6 billion in critical funding so states can upgrade their infrastructure and prepare to handle the challenges of running an election during a pandemic. Mired in partisan conflict and a misinformation campaign to discredit voting by mail, Congress has provided only $400 million in the March 2020 CARES Act, leaving the burden of operating safe, secure and accessible elections in a pandemic to the states.
Thursday, August 20
Idaho sees rise in jobless claims, first increase in 3 weeks
The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment increased 12 percent last week after three weeks of declines
Rural Idaho school district sees influx of city kids
A rural Idaho school district is pushing back its start date because of an influx of children from neighboring cities that have enrolled in its schools
New Columbia River Gorge fire starts, prompting evacuations
Authorities say a new fire that ignited in the Columbia River Gorge forced residents of the Rowena area to evacuate
Northern California wildfires threatening thousands of homes
Wildfires raging through Northern California are threatening thousands of homes and blackening the skies near San Francisco as crews struggle to surround them despite steep terrain and blistering heat
Idaho Botanical Garden announces fall webinars
Idaho Botanical Garden has announced its schedule of upcoming fall webinar classes August to November. All will be hosted on Zoom and cost between $5 and $25. To see the entire schedule and sign up for classes visit idahobotanicalgarden.org/learn/fallclasses.
All 44 Idaho counties had a COVID-19 case last week
TWIN FALLS — The number of weekly COVID-19 cases has held flat in Idaho for the last month.
THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Doing whatever it takes to have a volleyball season
Volleyball, perhaps more than any other sport, is a sport where momentum can change with each play, all six players on the court can be in contact with each other between plays, and each play can be celebrated with the enthusiasm normally reserved for the final play of a match.
Lee White is still the chief
No action taken after City Council held executive session Tuesday night
Special session focus: election, lawsuits
But education not on Monday’s agenda
Online Coeur d’Con begins Friday
Three-day virtual festival to celebrate all things nerd culture
PHD: 23 new cases
The Panhandle Health District reported 23 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the lowest single-day count in more than seven weeks.
Movers and shakers
Kayla Howell has joined TitleOne as an escrow assistant in the company’s Coeur d’Alene office. She has eight years of customer service and administrative experience along with three years of escrow experience. Howell also has her associate’s degree in social sciences.
Red Ives Road in St. Joe Forest under construction
Road improvements on the Red Ives Road in the St. Joe Ranger District will cause traffic delays this week as workers complete upgrades.
Research sheds light on steelhead survival
Cash tags should entice angler participation in study
Fake customer service sites are popping up online
With many businesses either still shut down or partially shut down due to COVID-19, getting in touch with the customer service department at a company can be challenging. Scammers have figured out a way to capitalize on consumer frustrations.
Snake River angler reels in latest record catch-and-release Yellowstone cutthroat trout
A Yellowstone cutthroat trout bigger than your arm?
NIC trustees to meet
The next meeting of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday.
Free dinner for veterans
A free barbecue dinner for veterans is scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3603, 1125 E. Third Ave., Post Falls.
Voters, cast ballots with confidence
It feels odd to examine the reliability of U.S. Mail, something most people have taken for granted for centuries. In 2019, the independent U.S. Postal Service (funded exclusively by its own income) delivered more than 143 billion pieces of mail to more than 160 million addresses, including 46 million rural ones, where in some cases USPS is not simply the cheapest, but the only option.
Wednesday, August 19
Canadian mining company sues US over Idaho water pollution
A Canadian company seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in Idaho is suing the U.S. government, contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the heavily mined site in violation of environmental laws
UN: Committee drafting new Syria constitution meets Aug. 24
The U.N. special envoy for Syria says the 45-member committee charged with drafting a new constitution for the conflict-torn country will meet for the first time in nine months on Aug. 24
Puerto Rico imposes stricter measures amid coronavirus spike
Puerto Rico’s governor says she will place the U.S. territory on a 24-hour lockdown every Sunday as part of stricter measures to fight a spike in coronavirus cases
Inslee declares state of emergency over wildfires
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a statewide emergency proclamation because of multiple wildfires in Central and Eastern Washington, as well as the Olympic Peninsula
Idaho Falls man arrested for armed robbery with gun
An Idaho Falls man is in jail after he reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint and used the victim’s debit card for shopping.
Environmental group sues Idaho prison over pollution claims
The Idaho Department of Correction is being sued in federal court by an environmental group that says a north-central Idaho prison is dumping pollution into the waterways that feed the Snake River
Florida virus deaths surpass 10,000 as teachers, state argue
The number of people in Florida confirmed to have died from the new coronavirus has surpassed 10,000
One injured in crash
One person was injured this morning in a head-on crash that blocked State Highway 53, just south of Rathdrum.
Gov. Little calls for special legislative session
Special legislative session to address election, civil liability during pandemic
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: C’mon, Pete, #LetRussCook a little earlier
Cd’A police officers support Chief White amid ‘rumblings’
Members of the community and the Coeur d’Alene Police Department came to Tuesday night’s City Council meeting to voice their support for what turned out to be an embattled Chief Lee White.
Post Falls schools to resume in ‘orange’
School board votes unanimously to reopen with A/B hybrid plan
County hesitant in helping pay for scientific study of Lake Cd’A
Although Gov. Brad Little and the state of Idaho decided to move forward with a scientific study of Lake Coeur d’Alene, the Kootenai County commissioners aren’t sure if they want the county to help pay for it.
Following the paper trail
Post Falls adds name to list of Idaho municipalities unsure of Gov. Little’s CARES Act program
OPINION — Voter fraud: Research shows it’s basically a myth
As the social media has evolved less reliable or unsubstantiated information has exploded on the internet. This erroneous information is posted by unknown or less reputable groups, then picked up by the certain broadcast media desperate to fill their 24 hours of air time. Some people follow these dubious “news” outlets and consider these statements of fact. People who should know better — including some of our leaders, elected and others — regurgitate this nonsense and add credibility to unreliable information.
Donald Eugene Finney, 75
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Donald “Don” Eugene Finney, 75, of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed away Aug. 14, 2020, at Mountain Valley of Cascadia in Kellogg, Idaho. He was born April 3, 1945, in Spokane, Wash.; Don was the son of John and Thelma (Johnson) Finney.
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — DR. WAYNE M. FICHTER: Chronic pain triggers to avoid
Debilitating chronic pain is on the increase and if you do not know why you are in pain then it is difficult to know what to do or how to cope. At Natural Spine Solutions, we treat people with chronic pain every day and Dr. Fichter focuses on the underlying cause of the pain. When working with patients that have chronic pain, it is not always straightforward and can be a time consuming process to determine the main factors contributing to the issue. These underlying factors can include emotional, physical, and chemical trauma. It may be surprising to find out that one of the following triggers may be affecting your chronic pain.
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — HOLLY CARLING: How to get rid of headaches or migraines
There are many causes for headaches and migraines. Many people would probably agree that one of the biggest causes right now is the political climate and uncertainty that seems to always linger in the background of our thoughts. It can be really stressful!
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: Bonny Doon Access
A couple of years ago one of our great local distributors happened into the shop. In the sample bag were a few bottles from the Bonny Doon Winery, located in Santa Cruz. We have known the wines from Bonny Doon for many years, having enjoyed them on many occasions long before we opened the Dinner Party. The founder and winemaker at Bonny Doon, Randall Grahm, is a legend in California winemaking and has been honored with numerous awards in the culinary arts and for his winemaking, including the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year from the James Beard Foundation in 1994. He has been making the wines at Bonny Doon for nearly 40 years.
SOUZA: In-person isn’t safest
Regarding State Sen. Souza’s article in Sunday’s paper, I must say, “Mary, Mary quite contrary!”
WRITERS: Something to consider
I enjoy reading the paper every day with my first cup of coffee. I like seeing what is going on in my community. I read the opinion section too, more out of curiosity, but with less enthusiasm.
KAMALA HARRIS: Now you know
As a white female senior citizen, I made a promise to myself I would stand by Senator Harris as she braves through the muck of this election year.
SOUZA: Column hits the bull’s-eye
I found the article beginning on the front page of the Sunday paper entitled SOLVING NOVEMBER to be long, rambling and confusing. But, thanks to Sen. Mary Souza’s article on page 3, the critical difference between mail-in voting and absentee voting was clarified.
MASKS: Where do leaders stand?
I have been impressed with the leadership in the city of Coeur d’Alene. The public spaces and outdoor art make the city a beautiful place. I live downtown, yet since COVID-19 began, I have been unable to be part of any downtown activities because I do not feel safe. The streets are crowded with unmasked people who don’t keep social distance. I have written to all six council members and the mayor to express my concerns.
For Dorothy, keep history alive
My good friend Dorothy Dahlgren, the director of the Museum of North Idaho, is taking a well-deserved retirement after a long 38-year career. I have known and worked with Dorothy since she started back in 1982, for I began researching a railroad book at the “Museum” about 1974 — that before the current building (the old Co-op gas station) was even acquired. Back then the late Carl Krueger was in charge of the collections, and the photos were stored at what was then the North Idaho Junior College.
MELLO-ROOS: A godsend to taxpayers
Reading the paper and seeing current taxpayers complaining about us footing the bill for all these new developments, there is a fix to this: a Mello-Roos. Why do you think so many of these out-of-staters are building here? Because we allow them to without making them pay for our new roads and infrastructure. Those purchasing houses don’t pay either, which is not fair.
DOGNAP: Show us the thief
Please, post pictures from the video of the person who stole that precious little dog, Gi! So sad to read about her theft, makes me sick that such people exist.
Vietnam vet honors his brothers of long ago
Michelle Miller of Coeur d’Alene shared a touching story that only a few people in her Avondale neighborhood would know about.
OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Insulin users can’t wait for long-range fix
As a wise fellow once told me, “You turn 70 only once.”
School district rolls out Cd’A eSchool
Deadline to register is Monday; Lakeland, Post Falls also offer online options
Lawrence Wayne Lynott, 77
Lawrence Wayne Lynott, age 77, of Rathdrum, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Aug. 1, 2020, following his long and courageous battle with COPD.
Banducci seeks third NIC term
Todd M. Banducci has filed to run for re-election to the North Idaho College Board of Trustees representing Zone 3.
Terrence Allen Treutel, 74
Terrence Allen Treutel, 74, a resident of St. Maries, Idaho, passed away at his home on Aug. 11, 2020. He was born to Hans and Elizabeth Treutel, in Burlington, Vt., on June 25, 1946.
One district down, four to go
Post Falls taxing districts to receive $70,000 from urban renewal district closure
New bathrooms coming to City Park in mid-September
City Park passersby might notice dirt where the bathrooms by the grandstands once stood. The city has removed the old bathrooms — which stood for more than four decades — in order to prep the groundwork for new bathrooms that will satisfy both ADA requirements for disabled parkgoers and Title IX requirements for Memorial Field, which North Idaho College’s women’s softball team uses.
‘People don’t seem to care’
Cd’A senior asks people to please be respectful, wear masks
Tuesday, August 18
To stop COVID-19, Idaho cities are tracking it in an unusual (smelly) place: your sewage
BOISE — A handful of cities in Idaho — including Boise, Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, Twin Falls, and Lewiston — have been making an effort to provide new COVID-19 information to their health districts through an unusual source: their wastewater.
More eviction hearings in Idaho after US moratorium ends
Several groups say Idaho is experiencing a rise in eviction hearings following the end of a federal eviction moratorium that ended in July
Liz Montgomery: ‘Family is everything’
Liz Montgomery: ‘Family is everything’
Honoring the past with veteran warbirds: Special flyover, tour from WWII-era plane
Seventy-five years ago today, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allies on radio, and with victory over Japan, World War II was essentially brought to an end.
The stay-at-home dad Infamous catches in parenting history
Parenting requires a certain level of dexterity.
Quick takes on new flicks: ‘First Cow,’ more
Writer/director Kelly Reichardt continues to explore the Northwest on film with her latest, the period drama “First Cow,” about two poor outsiders hustling to survive in the Oregon Territory circa 1820.
The Texas flying ace
Sometimes it takes a touch to bring history from the abstract to the real.
Montana assisted living facility told to enforce mask rules
An assisted living facility in Montana has been ordered to comply with state and local requirements for employees to wear masks while at work to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Police: People try to flood Portland police union building
Authorities say people marched to the police union building in Portland, Oregon, Monday night and tried to break into the facility
Belarus president remains defiant as strikes widen
More workers in Belarus have joined a widening strike to push for the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko after an Aug. 9 election that the opposition says was rigged
Idaho teen drowns in Portneuf River
Authorities in eastern Idaho say a teen drowned in the Portneuf River near Lava Hot Springs on Sunday afternoon
Idaho reports 1st case of inflammatory pediatric syndrome
An Idaho hospital is reporting the state’s first case of a pediatric inflammatory illness associated with the coronavirus
Kispert named to national player development panel Judge blocks Idaho law targeting transgender athletes
Cd’A pushes school reopening to Sept. 14
Blended learning will be in place when schools resume in moderate risk level
Kathleen Moseley was born to vote
Her 100th birthday marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
‘Women Getting Stuff Done’
COEUR d’ALENE — Today’s unveiling of “The Suffragist” will commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a movement that required 51 years of organized devotion to the fight for women’s right to vote in America.
Biden popular with Idaho women? You bet
New group attracts Republicans, Independents
‘This has been my life’
DogHouse owner looks back on six years of operating downtown bar
Robert Harry Williams
Robert Harry Williams passed away on Aug. 5, 2010, in Coeur d’Alene. He was born in Emida, Idaho, on Dec. 12, 1928, to Charles Donald Williams and Edna Mae Griffith Williams. He grew up in the Emida and St. Maries area until his parents moved the family to the Spokane Valley (Wash.).
Edward Joseph Anson, 69
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Edward “Ed” Joseph Anson, 69, of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed away Aug. 11, 2020, at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Mont. He was born Jan. 9, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa.; Ed was the son of Edward and Theresa (Whelan) Anson.
North Idaho FINALLY hits 100 degrees
COEUR d’ALENE — Another century mark bites the dust.
ISP plans extra patrols
Troopers with the Idaho State Police are planning extra patrols focused on finding DUI drivers through Labor Day.
Post Falls Parks and Recreation fall classes
The Post Falls Parks and Recreation Department is offering classes this fall. Youth programs include gymnastics, martial arts, dance, art and tennis. Adult classes include gardening, hiking, yoga and jump rope.
National conventions look whole lot different
Whether you prefer donkeys, elephants or any other mascot when you vote, the parties’ national conventions Aug. 17-27 should interest you.
Online program to share area ghost stories
COEUR d’ALENE — The author of a new book, “Ghosts of Coeur d’Alene and the Silver Valley,” will discuss her work as part of an online program on the Facebook page for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, streaming live at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Traffic stop leads to foot pursuit in Post Falls
Police looking for white juvenile male who stole truck, disappeared after early morning chase
PHD: 32 new cases
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Panhandle Health District on Monday was 32, bringing the total in the PHD to 2,466.
Monday, August 17
Idaho signs on for Trump's unemployment benefit bump
Some Idaho residents will be able to get up to an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits under President Donald Trump’s supplemental plan, Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced Monday, but the state won’t be chipping in the required quarter match to bring the weekly amount up to the maximum $400 benefit level
Washington officials trap male Asian giant hornet
Officials in Washington state have trapped a male Asian giant hornet, the first male detected in the United States
Cd’A delays school reopening
The first day of school for students in the Coeur d’Alene School District has been pushed out almost a week from Sept. 8 to Sept. 14.
Idaho school district to reopen despite health guidance
A school district in southwestern Idaho has announced plans to reopen its schools during the coronavirus pandemic despite recommendations against doing so from local health officials
Spirit Lake man dies in crash
SPIRIT LAKE – A Spirit Lake man died in an ATV crash Saturday night.
The home front: Virus stalks nurses after they leave work
For four nurses in a Southern California hospital, the scariest place isn't the ward where they care for coronavirus patients
Washington kills last 2 members of wolf pack preying on cattle
The state of Washington has killed the last two known wolves in the so-called Wedge pack in Stevens County, which had been preying on livestock
Idaho sage grouse numbers flat, hunting could be restricted
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says sage grouse numbers have remained mostly flat this year
Risch and Crapo must stand up and support the Postal Service
The Post Office has been one of the most useful and revered agencies of government from the very founding of the United States. It helped to bring us together as a nation by facilitating communication and commerce from coast to coast. The institution of rural free delivery in 1896 ensured that rural Americans would be included in the growth of the nation’s prosperity.
Running for Gil
Eric Reade, collegiate runner, Marine and former L.A. police officer, leads benevolence efforts at Candlelight Christian Fellowship
You can’t keep a good burger down
Schmidty’s Burgers finds new home after fire devastation
Wild weather rocked the planet
We’ve had some interesting and unusual weather events across the globe over the last week. There have been floods, wild thunderstorms and a derecho. Here in North Idaho, it’s been extremely dry since early July, but we’ve also been in a temperature pattern from summer to fall-like, and then back to summer again this week.
Crash sends vehicle into residence
HAYDEN — A vehicle struck a residence at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Government Way after a two-vehicle T-bone accident Saturday around 12:30 p.m.
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: The nature of streaks, good and bad
Erik Swanson wouldn’t be able to find a dime under the living room cushions at Warren Buffett’s house.
Rapid Lightning Creek bridge project at crossroad
SANDPOINT — The project is years off, but Bonner County officials want to know what the public thinks about a project to replace one of the bridges across Rapid Lightning Creek.
Sandpoint High ready for reentry
SANDPOINT — A back-to-school guide for students and staff attending Sandpoint High School this fall was released Friday, which indicated changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunday, August 16
Rathdrum’s BNSF railroad facility going eco-friendly
Rathdrum’s BNSF railroad facility going eco-friendly
Apartment complex planned near Riverstone Pond
India House opens in Post Falls Engel & Volkers opens in Riverstone Sweet Treats Frozen Yogurt at Prairie-Atlas And now the Tidbits
Idaho sets stage for election like no other
Idaho sets stage for election like no other
Better options than mail-in voting
There is a critical difference between mail-in voting and absentee voting, and that difference is like night-and-day when it comes to the safety of elections and your vote. Let’s take a closer look:
THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Local high schools keeping ‘Fred’ busy
If they wanted to, the folks who print up those posters that display the local team’s high school sports schedules — the ones that hang in area businesses — could make a killing this year.
MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: Sometimes, despite the code, you just fall in love with a team you cover
It’s the rule in our profession…
Woman injured in roadway on I-90 near Pinehurst
PINEHURST — A Kellogg woman was injured after being struck by a pickup truck as she attempted to remove items from Interstate 90 near Pinehurst on Saturday, Idaho State Police reported.
ADVICE: Ignore Barack and Joe
Pre-COVID, the stock market was roaring with the fastest recovery from a depressed market since 1939. Do you remember Obama’s recovery after the 2008 recession, putting Biden in charge of a nearly trillion dollar stimulus program? Yeah, no shovel-ready jobs as promised. In fact, we are yet to know where much of the money disappeared to — but we do know it was the slowest recovery in recent memory. Cash for clunkers and the Solyndra Solar scandal (bankrupted after accepting Obama’s $535 million) come to mind.
CRABTREE: An inspiring story
Thanks to Bill Buley for his article “Chair on Wheels” about a strong and brave lady, Sandy Crabtree. Enduring 50 years of Multiple Sclerosis and still smiling! Faith in the Lord as well as being blessed with a faithful husband is, I’m sure, what keeps her going.
FIONA: Careful casting stones
This letter is in response to Fiona Gressler’s letter of Aug. 12. I am offended when you state myself and other conservative voters “have the same morals, prejudices, hatred and insecurities that President Trump has.” Your judgmental attitude deserves a trip to the confessional booth and when you leave this Earth, you and everyone else will be judged by God.
MASKS: Think about Jesus
Far be it for me to cast judgment upon the faith of another. Not my job. But meditating on a Christian anti-masker’s statement that “Jesus is my mask” brought to mind the “Fast of Temptation” where Jesus is told by Satan to throw himself from the top of the temple as a test of his faith, for surely God will save him. His reply was, “We should never test God.”
HARRIS: Pandering to far left
Talk about racism. Yes, I am talking about Joe Biden’s pick for vice president nominee Kamala Harris. Remember the famous speech by Martin Luther King when he said “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
ELECTION: Wisdom from county clerks
I am encouraged and grateful that the County Clerks are taking action to ensure all Idahoans have the opportunity to vote safely and to know their vote is counted. A big Thank You to them.
OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — The ABCS of risk-taking
One of the reasons we admire people who take risks is that most of us are scared stiff at the prospect of taking risks ourselves. “I could never do something like that,” we say. The “something” we could never do might be anything from starting a new career to learning how to cook something. It doesn’t matter. Sometimes, it seems that the only people who can take risks successfully are the people who have nothing to lose.
Children’s Village marks another successful event
Virtual fundraiser nearly hits $200,000 goal
What’s going on in our nursing homes?
Idaho is five months into the coronavirus pandemic, and we still haven’t gotten a handle on cases in the state’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — Dog days?
I’m not sure why, but they call this the “dog days of summer.” I asked my dog about it, but she just gave me that look. You know the one … I am pretty sure it means something like, “wha cha talkin’ ‘bout, Willis.”
TRUMP: Fiona’s got it right
In regard to Wednesday’s letter to the editor by Fiona Gressler, I couldn’t have said it better. People who love Trump are Trump.
NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: New construction continues to pop up in Post Falls
Spend some time on any North Idaho community social media page and you’re bound to find the following comment: “The parking lot is full of out-of-state license plates!”
Saturday, August 15
THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Back on the trail after long layoff
This fall will likely be like one that hasn’t been seen in a long time in respect to high school sports.
With D.C. trip canceled, Lake City Academy students experience history in B-25 bomber
It’s rootin’ tootin’ Rose Sale time
Rotary floral fundraiser starting early, roses on sale now
Micro-Events look to bring life back to downtown Cd’A
Craig Moss sees the rest of 2020 as an opportunity for downtown businesses to regain some lost ground.
The best climate for giving
Coeur d’Alene Garden Club presents $2,500 to Coeur d’Alene Food Bank
How can we help?
The pandemic has hit nursing homes hard all across the country, leaving illness and death in its wake. Even though the number of assisted living and nursing home cases in North Idaho has not reached the numbers in southern and central Idaho, the number has escalated, leaving residents with anxiety, depression, and fear.
Man arrested in hit-and-run incident
HAYDEN — The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested a 43-year-old Hayden man in connection to a hit-and-run accident that occurred last year.
PHD: 30 new cases
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Panhandle Health District fell to 30 on Friday, the lowest one-day count since Aug 4.
Do your part for schools, Idaho
The angst many educators and parents have surrounding whether students should return to the classroom or learn online is not surprising, given the news we receive every day about the coronavirus’s spread in our state.
Quick takes on new flicks: ‘First Cow,’ more
Writer/director Kelly Reichardt continues to explore the Northwest on film with her latest, the period drama “First Cow,” about two poor outsiders hustling to survive in the Oregon Territory circa 1820.
FAITHFUL OBSERVATIONS — A biblical world view: The challenge today
“For everything in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — comes not from the Father but from the world.” — 1 John 2:16
Art installation in Studio Selfie 4 reveals how people are processing COVID-19 pandemic
Ordinance would mandate masks in Sandpoint
SANDPOINT — The chambers are quiet, but controversy on mandating masks in the city has reached an all-time high.
Friday, August 14
Oregon governor expands COVID-19 mask requirements
Oregon’s total confirmedcoronvirus case count, since the start of the pandemic surpassed 22,600 as Malhuer County is sent back to Phase 1 and Gov. Kate Brown expanded mask requirements to office spaces
Families of Lebanese blast victims plead for outside inquiry
Lebanese survivors of the massive port explosion and relatives of the victims are asking the U.N. Security Council for an international investigation into the blast that wrecked their capital
U.S. releases draft assessment of Idaho open-pit gold mines
The U.S. government has released a draft environmental report on the potential effects of three open-pit gold mines in salmon habitat in central Idaho proposed by a Canadian company
Canada U.S border restrictions extended to at least Sept.
The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month
Boise State to ‘operate in the red’
BOISE — Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey acknowledged Thursday the loss of the 2020 fall football season because of the COVID-19 pandemic will force the athletic department to run a deficit for the foreseeable future as it looks to make up the lost revenue.
Fewer Idaho residents file unemployment claims
The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment dropped by 10 percent last week, but layoffs are continuing to run high due to the coronavirus pandemic
Spring is the new fall ... Big Sky pushes all fall sports back to 2021
Any thoughts Idaho may have had of playing some nonconference football games this fall were officially dashed Thursday.
THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: NCAA is a mess, but don’t expect a change
It’s an old phrase.
It’s almost a park
Delays, vandalism shadow slow progress on Atlas project
Leap of faith
Navy vet recovering from heart attacks to skydive for 9/11 responders, fellow vets on Sept. 11
No fair, but at last a taste
4-H livestock sale and North Idaho State Fair food vendors coming to fairgrounds
Drive in to rock out
Metallica concert at Hayden, UI drive-in theaters Aug. 29
FLAG: Display it with pride
I saw an article about ABC employees banned from wearing American flag lapel pins. All I can say is, are you kidding me?
‘Traditions of Christmas’ auditions Aug. 17, 23, 24
Everyone's favorite holiday show is seeking performers with Christmas in their hearts to contribute their talents to the 2020 "Traditions of Christmas."
MASKS: Don’t heed local GOP
Early in the virus shutdown, I had no idea what to think about it. I listened to the director of Panhandle Health District at the Coeur d’Alene Council meeting. She was clear, straightforward and seemed quite honest. Later I found she’s an Army veteran so it was a briefing. No one listened to her.
Seeking North Fork solutions
WALLACE — The Friends of the River Coalition (FORC) recently met with the Shoshone Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to air their grievances concerning the perceived mismanagement of the North Fork Region of the Coeur d’Alene River.
RIVER’S EDGE: Finally, right answer
The resolution of River’s Edge reached at Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting was reasonable for the people of Coeur d’Alene.
TRUMP: Doing a tough job
Am I the only one who’s tired of the garbage that people think of our president? I hope not.
ILLNESSES: Been there, survived that
I am old enough to remember the Depression of the 1930s. The United States was confronted with these contagious diseases: Smallpox, Polio, Measles, Chickenpox, Mumps, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Whooping Cough, and probably more that I’ve forgotten.
PROTESTS: Snapshot of a party
It’s no secret that Democrats live in a parallel universe that couldn’t be more different than those of us in “fly-over country.”
Bonners Ferry Police chief involved in fatal shooting
CHALLIS — Bonners Ferry Police Chief Brian Zimmerman is under investigation after he allegedly shot and killed a man after a verbal altercation near Tin Cup Campground in Custer County on Saturday, Aug. 1.
A clean car joke you just can’t miss
Nancy Trusty worked for the four Coeur d’Alene mayors who served during the final two decades of the 20th century: Jim Fromm, Ray Stone, Al Hassell, and Steve Judy.
Panhandle Health District reports 55 new cases
The Panhandle Health District reported 55 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, which brings the total of cases to 2,404. There have been 24 deaths attributed to the virus.
Another hearing set in gun lawsuit
SANDPOINT — A hearing has been set on the city of Sandpoint’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by Bonner County over a prohibition of firearms during the Festival at Sandpoint.
Washington man sentenced for aggravated identity theft
COEUR d’ALENE —Devin Alexander Motley, 22, of Greenacres, Wash., was sentenced in U.S. District Court to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis said Thursday.
Bonner County Fair prep in-motion
SANDPOINT — For decades, Bonner County has celebrated its summer season with a community-wide fair and Bonner County Fairgrounds Director Darcey Smith said this year should be no different.
Idaho senators, congressman want forest cameras gone
BONNERS FERRY — Idaho lawmakers recent wrote U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen asking her to address concerns over the use of cameras to enforce U.S. Forest Service regulations.
MASKS: Take it from authority
To those of you who protest wearing a mask during this pandemic: It is probable that many of you are also church-going people. It’s good to know that the Bible says you must submit to those governing you, specifically to governors.
OPINION: JIM JONES — Anti-maskers might give Biden boost
The coronavirus has uprooted life in the United States like no other single cause in recent memory. Serious conflicts have arisen among our people as to when and how to return to work, school and routine living. A common thread running through these conflicts is when or whether we should wear masks. Strangely enough, the answer to that question may well determine the outcome of the presidential election in November.
New show at Sixth Street Melodrama
WALLACE — The Sixth Street Melodrama in Wallace commenced its August performances with a new original production “Bernie, Get a Beau — or — Salt and Sugar Look the Same.”
Thursday, August 13
Portland State disarms campus police after Black man's death
Portland State University says it will disarm its campus police force
Initiative backers call it quits on education ballot drive
An Idaho group collecting online signatures for an education initiative for the November ballot has suspended the effort following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against them
Free mask giveaway today at Cherry Hill Park
The City of Coeur d’Alene will host a free mask giveaway today from 3 to 6 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park on North 15th in Coeur d’Alene.
Idaho's first national veterans cemetery dedicated in Buhl
Idaho now has its first national cemetery for veterans
THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Kids first, then sports at St. Maries
Often, we’re under the cloud of wildfire smoke as fall sports practices begin in North Idaho in early August.
Riding the last rays of sunlight
Many newbies roll in finale of Wednesday night mountain biking series at Farragut
Hayden annexes 54 acres for R-1 development
Hayden grew by 54 acres Tuesday night after its City Council approved a proposal to annex three parcels of land into its city limits.
Forget the shotgun, get a fly rod holder!
Windshield wipers are made for bugs and dust.
Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn honored by Tripadvisor
COEUR d’ALENE — Tripadvisor has named The Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award Winner.
Giant Idaho forest project on hold again after court ruling
A giant Idaho forest project favored by some environmental groups but decried by others is on hold again following a federal court ruling
Easement protects bighorn sheep habitat along Snake River south of Lewiston
A conservation easement on a 2,900-acre Snake River ranch will help preserve important bighorn sheep habitat.
More sockeye return to Redfish than in years past, IDFG says
As of Monday, 16 sockeye salmon had made it back to Redfish Lake in central Idaho.
See if Facebook is using your camera
Facebook is sending messages to customers letting them know that the company has the right to access their phone cameras, apparently in many instances without their knowledge.
Hard work alone isn’t antidote to poverty
“Mom, we’re out of my cereal. We need to get more.”
Shooting was self-inflicted, accidental
COCOLALLA — A gunshot wound which injured a Cocolalla resident on Tuesday has been determined to be accidentally self-inflicted, according to Bonner County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim Hemphill.
Sage grouse, pheasants and steelhead on agenda
Setting a season for sage grouse; approving pheasant stocking locations that will require an Upland Game Bird Permit, modification to the 2020 fall steelhead season, and three property acquisitions are among items Fish and Game commissioners will decide at this month’s meeting in Nampa.
‘Mask burning’ planned outside PHD
People who oppose the mask mandate for Kootenai County recently approved by the Panhandle Health District board of trustees are planning a demonstration today.
Coeur d’Alene seeking students to represent on committees
Coeur d’Alene is on the hunt for the next generation of political leaders, as the city is calling for student representatives to serve on the various committees and commissions within its jurisdiction.
More than 300 cited in seat belt emphasis
A focus by the Idaho State Police on seat belt education and enforcement between July 25 and Aug. 7 resulted in troopers writing 302 citations to motorists found not wearing a seat belt.
Wednesday, August 12
Wildland firefighter in Idaho tests positive for coronavirus
A wildland firefighter who was working with about 270 other people on a small fire in Idaho has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Wednesday
Stocks rebound on Wall Street, S&P 500 trades above record
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 289.93 points
Idaho family reaches settlement in cyanide bomb lawsuit
The federal government has admitted negligence and agreed to pay an Idaho family nearly $40,000 to resolve a lawsuit after an M-44 “cyanide bomb” placed near the family’s home exploded, killing the family’s dog and spewing poison on a 14-year-old boy
UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon
The U.N. Security Council remains at odds over the way the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon operates on the ground
Sockeye salmon return to central Idaho, numbers still low
Wildlife experts have reported more than a dozen sockeye salmon returned to Redfish Lake in central Idaho after reporting a record-low number of salmon last year
Nursing homes see spike in new COVID cases
Nursing homes are experiencing a spike in new COVID-19 cases due to community spread among the general population, according to
THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Even cousin Kathy knows college football this fall is a bad idea
Happy home for the Hawks
Lakeland 2020 grads, community spend summer sprucing up press box, concession stand
County clerks seek early ballot access, voting centers
Eyes on the armory
Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management seeks permanent home
Depending on the day, avoid going that way
Blue Creek Bay bridge work causes unique traffic jams
Hayden: Feds leaving us no choice on sewer rates
The Hayden City Council gave an understanding but nonetheless full-throated defense of its decision to raise sewer rates Tuesday night, saying its share of upgrading the plant on Atlas Road is the inescapable cost of complying with federal requirements.
More free masks up for grabs
Free masks will be offered Thursday at Cherry Hill Park.
Idaho pump prices up 1 cent
COEUR d’ALENE — Idaho drivers were in for a pleasant surprise when they filled up this week: Even though more people are visiting the Gem State at the height of the summer travel season, the state average gas price only went up by a penny.
Make room boys, there’s a new girl in town
In February this column featured the back story of the Suffragist statue that’s to be placed and dedicated on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at noon. It’s a testament, not only to artist Terry Lee’s talent but to how a group of women of this era volunteered their time and treasure to making the project happen and to a community who stepped up to raise the money to privately fund the project.
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — HOLLY CARLING: Are you hangry?
Some people are familiar with the word hangry, others think I’m misspelling hungry or angry. It is, however, a combination of the two words. It is when the emotion of anger, irritability, impatience or intolerance coincides with someone hungry. It could be that they had a delayed meal, skipped a meal, or it’s just time to eat. But it is deeper than that.
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: Reports from Wine Country
Much news from our friends in “Wine Countries” across the west that affects everything from visits to the wineries, to our events here at home to the 2020 vintage. So, let’s get started with news that one way or another will affect most wine consumers.
CAMERON: Take your advice
Almost two weeks ago in an article on The Cheap Seats written by Steve Cameron, was an article entitled, “Use your brain when in public.”
THUGS: Let’s shut them down
I assume your experiences with coronavirus are similar to mine. I find it almost impossible to have a conversation with friends or family without the discussion being penetrated by thoughts pertaining to COVID-19.
MASKS: Question of effectiveness
I am being compliant with the current mask mandate, but after reading Ruth Brown’s article recently, I have one simple question: If infected health care workers numbers are continuing to climb in Idaho, how can they say that masks are effective?
MASKS: Way better than this
Kudos to Jennifer Drake and her letter asking us to follow PHD’s mask mandate. She is right, our elected officials have let us down. If the mayors of cities in Kootenai County had issued a joint mandate with PHD, I do not think there would be so many people running around refusing to wear masks.
LAWS: These are being ignored
I am just wondering how active law enforcement is related to a few issues that seem to be concerns of many that I talk to?
VENOM: Serves no good purpose
This is a response to Lee M. Gibson on Trump: Leader not a liar.
TRUMP: Quote sums it up
“After almost four years of Donald Trump, I’ve wondered why conservative voters still support him. I thought maybe they were still angry and afraid, or just ignorant and in denial, or racist, but that’s not it. I’ve realized the reason they still support Trump and love him is not because of any of those things. They love him because they ARE him. They have the same morals, prejudices, hatreds and insecurities that Trump has. They’re the same persons he is and they’ve always been that way. We see it now because Trump has given them permission to come out in the open and be who they really are. And, it’s ugly.”
OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Bipartisan cooperation? There’s hope
In the Gem State, we have the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s “freedom index,” which attempts to sort out the true conservatives from the RINOs while driving some legislators nuts in the process — particularly those Republicans who are branded as liberals.
Celebrate 30 years of Children’s Village at 6 tonight
COEUR d’ALENE — Children's Village will live-stream an online event from 6 to 8 tonight to celebrate 30 years of serving local children.
NIC Venture Center begins Sept. 15
Innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship will be the focus of the North Idaho College Venture Center Commercialization Academy, a new eight-week course that will start Sept. 15.
Tuesday, August 11
Idaho projected to see $405 million surplus amid pandemic
Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $405 million in surplus tax revenue in spite of the pandemic's economic toll if a new forecast holds true
Montana allocates $50M to bolster child care amid pandemic
Montana is allocating $50 million to increase the availability of child care in response to COVID-19
Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate
Joe Biden has chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate
First COVID-19 death in Benewah County
First COVID-19 death in Benewah County
Washington state to kill more wolves that attack livestock
The state of Washington has ordered that more endangered wolves be killed in a pack that continued to prey on cattle in Stevens County even after one member was eliminated
Dutch government plans to tighten virus quarantine measures
The Dutch health minister says he plans to introduce mandatory home quarantine for people identified by local authorities as having been in close contact with somebody infected with the coronavirus and travelers returning from high-risk countries
Navajo Nation president asks Trump to commute death sentence
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has asked President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a Navajo man convicted in the 2001 killing of a fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter
Idaho Falls man arrested after drawing weapon at bowling alley
An Idaho Falls man was arrested Friday night after he reportedly threatened a man with a gun at a bowling alley.
Free masks offered Thursday
Free masks will be offered Thursday at Cherry Hill Park.
Sharpshooting debated as method to reduce Idaho elk numbers
The growth of the elk population in parts of Idaho has caused state wildlife officials to step up efforts to reduce the number of animals damaging private property with various methods, including nighttime sharpshooters
Sculptor feels the weight they bore
His tribute, ‘The Suffragist,’ unveiled Aug. 18
‘Chair on Wheels’
Sandy Crabtree says faith and writing have sustained her during 50 years with multiple sclerosis
All fall sports suspended at Eastern Washington
Eastern Washington University will suspend all fall sports until further notice out of safety concerns in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey announced Monday.
Speedy trials challenged by pandemic
Once upon a time, mere accusation by someone with power could mean an indefinite stay in a dank and desolate place. Many an innocent without resources or connections literally rotted away in centuries gone by, never seeing the inside of a courtroom.
COVID or not, back to work
CHS, Lake City football teams begin practices for 2020 season
CDA schools, don’t subject students to this
As a parent of two school-age children and having worked in social services, educational environments and mental health facilities, there is an important perspective I felt needed to be heard.
Movers and Shakers
Russell joins Architects West
Kathy Russell has been hired as a project architect/project manager by Architects West.
Luncheon to raise funds for dive, sonar team
A private luncheon to honor the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Dive and Sonar Team is scheduled Wednesday.
Slimy sculpin: Camouflaged predator
If you happen to find yourself wading through one of the many clear, cool, freshwater streams meandering their way across North Idaho, you’re likely to spot some fish. Some, like trout, are skittish (for good reason!), and are likely to dart away before you get real close. Others prefer to rely on their camouflage to protect them, and will lie very still until anything they perceive as a threat has passed. One of these fish is the slimy sculpin.
Coeur d’Alene Race for the Cure goes virtual
COEUR d’ALENE — Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana announced Monday the 2020 Coeur d’Alene Race for the Cure will be held virtually this year. Originally planned for Sept. 20 at North Idaho College, the event will now take place virtually.
Baked by bots, automated bread bakery returns to Sandpoint
SANDPOINT — After 50 years of fine-tuning robot hands and bread recipes, Breadbot, the world’s first fully-automated bread bakery, will be serving fresh products in Sandpoint and Walla Walla’s Super 1 Foods grocery store.
Jail inmates, staff test positive
PHD reports 782 active cases, most in Kootenai County
Monday, August 10
Seattle City Council OKs cuts to police positions, budget
The City Council also cut Police Chief Carmen Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary
COVID-19: Jail inmates, staff test positive
COEUR d’ALENE — Inmates and staff at the Kootenai County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.
Hate literature found in Coeur d'Alene
COEUR d’ALENE — Hate literature was discovered in a neighborhood in the area of east Harrison Avenue early Sunday morning.
Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public anger
Since October, there have been mass demonstrations
French expert: Dangerous chemicals remain in Beirut port
Chemical experts and firefighters are working to secure at least 20 potentially dangerous chemical containers at the explosion-shattered port of Beirut
Judge: Anti-transgender birth certificate law violates order
A federal judge says Idaho officials’ latest attempt to ban transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificates violates a court order issued two years ago
Three dead in Sandpoint crash
Three people are dead after a crash near Sandpoint.
1 dead, 4 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes
A natural gas explosion has leveled three row houses in Baltimore, killing a woman and trapping others
Washington apple crop projected to be larger than 2019
This year’s Washington state apple crop is expected to be slightly larger than the 2019 crop
‘You’re not going to find a better stadium out there’
Sandpoint to host Post Falls in first game on new turf at War Memorial Field on Aug. 28
Got a medical condition? Mask mandate has limits
The Justice Department has issued an advisory on cards and flyers circulating that falsely claim to exempt people from wearing face masks.
Home on the range
New farm-themed tourist attraction to open in Athol next month
Get to know Post Falls’ new school superintendent
Teamwork, open communication are part of Dena Naccarato’s leadership style
Young professionals pay it forward
Ponderosa Elementary receives $7,000 in supplies
A month without moisture in the Inland Northwest
After 30 days of rainless weather in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding regions, we finally received some measurable moisture last Thursday. However, amounts were very light as Cliff measured just .04 inches at his station. Spokane only measured .02 inches with Hayden and Post Falls picking up .05 inches. Prior to the dry spell, the last time we had any measurable rainfall was on July 7 as .32 inches fell on that day. Also, during the 30 days without rain, we were drier than parts of the Sahara Desert.
For some of us, the annual act of spring cleaning may have stretched well into the fall. And why not? The added time at home has provided plenty of opportunities to clean out closets and clear away clutter. It’s no surprise, then, that all the tidying up has translated into a surge in online sellers wanting to cash in on their unwanted items.
Sunday, August 9
Fuzzy math and folklore
Shaky sasquatch study doesn’t change truth about Bigfoot
DUI arrests rise in July as alcohol-related fatalities decline
If you can’t overdrink at your own watering hole, where do you go?
Post Falls businesses focus on new moms, babies
Vapor Lounge opens at Crossroads complex in Cd’A Select K9 Resort opens in Post Falls Voltage Studios opens in Hayden
MOMENTS, MEMORIES AND MADNESS WITH STEVE CAMERON: A few minutes with some good friends
It was a night fitting of a farewell.
THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: Wait this out, then forget it
If you’re a Mariners fan, or if…
THE FRONT ROW WITH DYLAN GREENE: Obstacles for fall football getting bigger
Day by day the college football season continues to collapse.
The ‘Object’ of History
Do you ever look at an antique and wonder what the story is behind it? The nostalgia that exists within and around objects has fascinated humans for centuries. It inspires us to collect, archive, and protect the sanctity of historical artifacts because they tell our story.
LEGION BASEBALL: Northern Lakes falls to Washington Rush, finishes season 24-11
RATHDRUM — Trailing 7-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, Northern Lakes coach Bryce Johnson knew time was running out.
MASKS: Enforce the mandate
Turning onto Coeur d’Alene’s Northwest Boulevard from U.S. 95, motorists see an illuminated yellow sign advising that face masks are mandated in the city. However, continuing east onto the resort city’s tourist-filled Sherman Avenue, not more than a few face masks are evident on the hundreds of sidewalk diners and strollers. And although many are locals, visitors from other parts of Idaho, its three surrounding states and, most likely, from many other states and countries, have come to enjoy our beautiful city.
John S. Williams, 60
John S. Williams passed away on March 27, 2020, at the age of 60, in his home in Post Falls. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1978 and Western Washington University, with a BA in arts and sciences, in 1983. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 325 in Spokane, where he earned his Eagle Scout Award.
Daniel David Adams, 75
Daniel David Adams (“Danny”), age 75, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, passed into eternity on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Larry Raymond Crall, 79
Our dad, Larry Raymond Crall, 79, of Kellogg, Idaho, was finally released from his battle with Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society- Silver Wood Village in Silverton. He was born on Aug. 17, 1940, in Coeur d’Alene, to Cleon Crall and Ruth Carney Crall. Dad grew up in Kellogg and graduated from Kellogg High School in 1958, where he played basketball, a love he later passed on to his oldest granddaughter. After graduation, Dad joined the United States Army and became a devoted Army soldier and helicopter mechanic. He served in Korea and at various Army bases around the United States before he was honorably discharged in 1964.
COLUMN: Drake is worth toasting
Jennifer Drake’s “My Turn” column (Aug. 1) was outstanding. She voiced the sentiments of the large segment of our population who are cooperating with efforts to stem the growth of this pandemic. Such a wise, organized statement of her opinion makes me believe she will make a success of her new business: The Crown & Thistle British-Style Pub in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
VOTING: Must be in person
The need for integrity in the upcoming election process can’t be overstated. Vote-by-mail is problematic. Will ballots automatically be sent to every address? Moreover, will they start registering all people automatically? If so, to what signature will they compare their vote? Will ballot harvesting be allowed? (Ex: Anyone can go door to door in neighborhoods, “help” people fill in their ballot as suggested, and deliver them en mass to a precinct.) Will people unduly influence the other voters in their households, making them vote under duress?
NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT — Space limited in Bayside South near Lake Pend Oreille
One of the most in-demand new developments near Lake Pend Oreille is nearing completion. Time to make a move.
MASKS: At least be consistent
Where were all the protests from the anti-maskers and their ilk when laws/rules/mandates requiring vehicle drivers to wear a seat belt, or risk a traffic citation; put your kid in a car seat or risk a traffic citation; wear a helmet (in most states) when riding a motorcycle, or risk a traffic citation?
LETTERS: Couple of coffee chokers
First let me start by stating I think our president is the worst leader I’ve seen in my 68 years. I read the Opinions page religiously and usually see both sides of any subject, but after reading today’s, Aug. 5, 2020, I have to say something.
KINDNESS: Here’s a cool story
I would like to acknowledge an act of kindness. I am a senior and live in an apartment in Rathdrum.
COVID: Cook is correct
I’m writing to express my strongest support for the piece in Thursday’s edition of The Press written by Mr. Jim Cook in the “My Turn” section.
PRESS: Shows pro-mask bias
In response to Pam Nordby’s letter on Aug. 5 questioning Dr. Wayne Fichter’s qualifications to write about COVID, please go back and read his columns so you clearly understand his viewpoint. Dr. Fichter simply wrote about what his reading on masks revealed and he cited the sources so he was simply reporting the facts, not an opinion or recommendation. One does not need to be an infectious disease specialist to read academic publications and become educated; maybe more should follow Dr. Fichter’s example by educating themselves rather than parroting the CDC’s mask recommendation.
Our Gem Coeur d’Alene Lake Collaborative
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are plants, animals, and other organisms that are introduced by humans to new waterways and cause harm to our environment and economy. AIS invade aquatic ecosystems beyond their natural and historic range often outcompeting native species because they have no natural predators to limit their reproduction. “Invasive” is the right word to describe these organisms that overwhelm marine and freshwater environments including wetlands, lakes, rivers, irrigation systems, hydroelectric systems, and aquaculture facilities.
OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Lessons from the diamond
I know it’s already August, but this summer my thoughts can finally turn to the crack of the bat as I watch my Minnesota Twins “Bomba Squad” launch dinger after dinger! As much as I love basketball and football, there’s a certain magic about the great national pastime.
PHD seeking volunteers
The Panhandle Health District is seeking volunteers for its Reserve Medical Corps to assist with contact tracing of confirmed coronavirus cases and respond to public inquiries in their call center.
Saturday, August 8
THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Some steps in the right direction
It seems as though it has been in the making for a lot longer than a year and a half.
LEGION BASEBALL: Taylor tosses no-hitter for Northern Lakes
RATHDRUM — Jaret Taylor struck out six over five innings for Northern Lakes, tossing a no-hitter in the Mountaineers 8-0 win over Washington FCA-16 of Columbia Basin in the Rocky Mountain Smash Tournament on Friday at Gorton Field.
A journey of HOPE and LIGHT
Jared Larsen helps people connect and share stories on his 1,000-mile adventure
Last hurdle awaits Rivers Edge
Proposed land swap would consolidate two parcels into one
Check your red onions — they might be unsafe
North Idaho registers salmonella cases
Panhandle Health District: Another death due to virus
No citations for violating mask mandate
Family from a biblical worldview
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” — Genesis 2:24
Coeur d’Alene Tribe awarded HUD funds to address COVID-19
Seven more federally recognized tribes and villages in Alaska, Idaho and Oregon were awarded a total of $6.3 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant funds appropriated to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by the CARES Act to address problems that pose an imminent threat to the public health or safety of Tribal residents.
Health leaders double-down on masks
A contingent of health care officials sent out a letter in support of masks on Friday.
Spirit Lake may lift building moratorium
Spirit Lake’s moratorium on building permits and sewer hookups is over, for now.
Jerry D. Umphres, 88
Jerry D. Umphres, 88
Jerry D. Umphres, of Hayden, Idaho, passed away July 13, 2020, at Hospice House, at age 88. Jerry was born in Hondo, Texas, to Althea (Cavitt) and Johnny Umphres, on Dec. 26, 1931. Jerry worked with his dad on various large ranches in the area.
Kyle Patrick Carbery, 36
Kyle Patrick Carbery, 36, of Hayden Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Kootenai Medical Center, after suffering a major heart attack on the night of Friday, July 10. Despite the heroic CPR efforts of a retired nurse and friend who was present when the heart attack occurred and the quick response of EMTs, the damage to Kyle’s heart and other organs proved to be too overwhelming. Kyle’s case was complicated by the fact that he tested positive for COVID-19 while at the hospital.
Edward P. Robar, 63
Edward Paul “Ed” Robar, age 63, known as “Eddie” when he was younger, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Hospice of North Idaho Schneidmiller House.
Support fine work of PHD
In the early 1980s, the National Institute of Medicine did a study of Public Health in America. That study defined public health as “What we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.”
Friday, August 7
Virus spread forces lockdown on Montana tribal reservation
The Crow Tribe in Montana ordered its members to lock down for two weeks as tribal leaders moved to slow a sharp spike in coronavirus cases
The Latest: UN says willing to investigate Beirut disaster
The United Nations says it would consider a request to launch an international investigation into the explosion that devastated Beirut but hasn’t received such a request from the Lebanese government
Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands
Thousands of bikers are pouring into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbles to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak
Officials say Oregon's weekly case count has "plateaued"
Health officials say Oregon’s weekly case count has plateaued following statewide COVID-19 restrictions implemented during the last two months
183 inmates test positive for coronavirus at Idaho jail
More than 180 inmates at an Idaho county jail have tested positive for the coronavirus
US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened
The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is slowing hiring and the economic rebound
Stalking suspect arrested
Police have identified a person of interest in a stalking case in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Big Sky postpones football conference competition until spring
FARMINGTON, Utah — Due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Big Sky Conference is postponing its fall 2020 football season to spring 2021. The conference’s Presidents’ Council convened Thursday and voted to move forward on Friday.
Washington Supreme Court upholds Spokane River water minimum
The Washington Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that a state law that put a minimum on the amount of water that must flow in the Spokane River was valid
Protesters rally in Portland as mayor decries violence
Violent clashes between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, this week have ratcheted up tensions in the city days after an agreement between state and federal officials appeared to bring calm
THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: Close, but with nobody to see it
COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Vandals delay start of fall camp; Big Sky season could be next
Idaho football pushed back the start of its fall camp a week, the school announced on Thursday.
JUNIOR HOCKEY: WHL pushes back start of upcoming season
The Western Hockey League announced that it is now scheduled to open its 2020-21 regular season on Friday, Dec. 4.
LEGION BASEBALL: Northern Lakes falls in tourney opener
RATHDRUM — Trevor Vandever singled to score Jaret Taylor in the bottom of the fifth inning to cut a Northern Lakes deficit to 6-5, but the Mountaineers were unable to push the tying run across in a loss to Aloha Post 105 of Portland in the opening game of the Rocky Mountain Smash Tournament on Thursday at Gorton Field.
Little promotes $85M plan to reopen schools
PHD: 2 more deaths, 41 new cases
Meth and mental health
Drug use can amplify psychological problems in users, police find
RADICALS: Know the players
Some 70 or 80 years ago we had friends Democrats and Republican. We all ran around together; our differences being minor, yet we all had faith and love of our country. Most of us are wondering why it so different today. I will explain by listing some names.
COVID-19: Balance needed
The World Health Organization and government leaders mean well when it mandates that “nonessential businesses” shut down and people stay home. But their outlook is a single-visioned view of how to cope with the problem.
SCHOOLS: Wait for vaccine
Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is confident that a vaccine against COVID-19 will be offered to the public “by the end of this year and as we go into 2021.”
VIRUS: Team effort required
The coronavirus is real. It’s weird, it’s scary and sometimes it’s deadly.
IDEA: For children’s hospital
I must be a simple thinking person. Like when they built a baseball park, and they said the people would come and the people did. Or when a roller skate park was built and it filled with people. I know that we need a children’s hospital.
OPINION: SEN. JIM RISCH — Protecting Idaho’s forests and communities
Summers are beautiful in the Gem State. Idaho’s mountains, rivers, lakes and trails are beloved by the people who live here, as well as the millions who visit every year. From attending forestry camp in McCall as a student at the University of Idaho, to summers spent hiking through the Cabinet Mountains with my sons, I continue to be awed by the beauty and serenity of the great state that we are blessed to call home.
Hazel Cardwell, pioneer educator
Hazel Elizabeth Cardwell, pioneer educator and native of Coeur d’Alene, was born on May 2, 1891. As a child, she witnessed the last days of Fort Sherman and Coeur d’Alene’s population boom during the early 1900s. She graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1910 and started her teaching career the following September at Squaw Bay School. She taught at several rural schools, including the Coeur d’Alene Reservation School and the Blue Bell School near Potlatch. In 1918, she graduated from Lewiston Normal College and later served as principal of the Sherman and Huetter elementary schools.
Keep this legislative power in check
Idaho’s Legislature should not be trusted with the power to reactivate itself.
Close the Divide Day collects 1,300 devices statewide
Nearly 100 computers donated in Kootenai County for students in need
From Tami’s heart to your lawn
A meme from a Facebook friend launched those yard signs you may have seen around Kootenai County — you know, the ones that read: “Turn Off the News & Love Your Neighbor.”
COMPANY: Lights up food bank
I am a volunteer at Community Action Food Bank and for the last three years have been trying to get fluorescent lights in both of our large refrigerators. Another company we dealt with always put us off with a claim of being too busy.
Arts Commission invites applications for performing arts grant
COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is inviting local performing arts organizations to apply for one-time funding through the new Performing Arts Grant Program.
Reclaim Idaho ends signature push
The website for Reclaim Idaho reads like a sign in a post-apocalyptic shop window, frozen in time after a worst-case scenario left streets and storefronts empty.
Rotten dock, begone
Commissioners OK emergency ordinance, criticize negligent dock owners
Thursday, August 6
Coping tips for these bizarre times
A survey of more than 1,200 school-age girls released in June by the Rox Institute for Research found 79 percent felt more lonely or isolated than before the pandemic. Forty percent reported feeling more stressed.
The Latest: South Africa nearing 10,000 coronavirus deaths
South Africa is reporting more than 8,300 new confirmed coronavirus cases as the country with the world’s fifth largest caseload is approaching 10,000 deaths
Montana allows counties to hold all-mail voting in November
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has issued an order that allows counties to hold all-mail elections in November to limit the spread of the coronavirus
Idaho teen will serve jail time for shooting gun at protest
An 18-year-old who fired a gun near a Boise protest after the police killing of George Floyd will spend four days in jail
Idaho directs millions toward reopening schools
Boise, Idaho – Gov. Brad Little announced that Idaho is directing $86 million to get students back into schools for in-person instruction.
Idaho to remain in Stage 4
Gov. Brad Little announced Idaho will remain in Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds plan for another two weeks.
The Latest: US deaths predicted at nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1
A widely cited University of Washington model predicts U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1
Idaho man wins bighorn lottery tag that raised a record $185,000 for sheep conservation
MERIDIAN — For the Meridian hunter whose ticket was pulled for the 29th Annual Bighorn Sheep Tag Lottery, the winning ticket represents the hunt of a lifetime. For Idaho Department of Fish and Game, it means more than $185,000 in funding to benefit wild sheep conservation in Idaho.
The Latest: Spain town will lock down after virus surge
A town of 32,000 people in northwestern Spain will begin lockdown Friday amid a local surge in coronavirus cases
1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends
Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired
Portland fines feds for illegal fence around courthouse
It’s been nearly a week since federal officers withdrew from guarding Portland’s federal courthouse during nightly protests, but a large fence they installed is still there and city officials say it remains illegal
New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA
New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit
Extraordinary times, extraordinary measures
Gov. Brad Little calls special session of Legislature
‘Cheers’ to a magical 97
Pat Jeffrey celebrates her birthday with Henry Weinhard and Snow White
A furry friend and $50,000
Hite family feeling 'beyond blessed' after successful event for youth with brain cancer
Uphill battle on North Fork
Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office towing illegally parked vehicles
PHD: School districts in ‘mild to moderate’ risk
76 new coronavirus cases reported on Wednesday
Backcountry hiking with fish in a bag
Crews stock back-country lakes one sack of fingerlings at a time
Police seek info on driver with gun
Idaho State Police are looking for a driver who displayed a handgun Tuesday evening.
Hunters can get certified before fall
Beginning hunters interested in hunting in Idaho this fall who have not taken a required hunter education or a bow hunter education course may complete an online course in time to receive their certification, buy a license, and hunt this fall.
Commissioners delay decision on joint powers deal
Kootenai County commissioners delayed a decision on a joint powers agreement with Post Falls until Monday after they were hesitant to initiate an urban renewal district in a tight economy.
Idaho’s public lands to see upgrades, enhanced access
The Idaho Conservation League welcomes the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act into law Tuesday morning by President Trump. The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, passed the U.S. House of Representatives in July on a vote of 310-107.
Well said, Kootenai Health
I tip my hat to the recent COVID-19 news article provided by Kootenai Health. It was a no-nonsense explanation of the current health concerns. It answered in simple terms all the myths and conspiracy theories that we hear every day on the television channels.
Chain lakes crappie record falls to southern Idaho reservoir fish
The Coeur d’Alene River chain lakes are known for their pike fishing, but they also have in recent years become regarded as a panfish hotspot.
Jet boats enforcement concerns residents
The war for the North Fork continues as Coeur d’Alene River property owners and recreators are at odds over the use of jet boats on the popular summer destination.
Vera (Wildman) Weniger, 83
Vera (Wildman) Weniger, 83, of Coeur d’Alene, passed away June 7, 2020, at The Schneidmiller Hospice House of North Idaho, surrounded by family. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 10 months earlier, she fought a good fight, right to the end.
Watch out for Amazon bogus charges
After last week’s report to readers about Amazon customers being targeted by scammers, I received a few more calls from local readers this week with communications they have received supposedly from Amazon.
Virus: More data, more good decisions
After reading Jennifer Drake’s “My Turn” article Aug. 1, I felt compelled to respond.
Wednesday, August 5
‘Scarywood’ won’t happen
Silverwood Theme Park announced Wednesday it has canceled “Scarywood” slated for later this year due to the coronavirus.
Free masks offered at LCHS
Free masks will be offered on Thursday at Lake City High School.
FAST FIVE Art lives in Janey Ortega’s heart
Art lives in Janey Ortega’s heart
The New Old Master: Artist keeps tradition alive
Story and photos by ELENA JOHNSON
The stay-at-home dad Wild requests and practical gifts for a 7th birthday
By TYLER WILSON
Over half of Idaho COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities
BOISE — State officials said during Tuesday’s AARP telephone conference that 58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities.
Gov. Little to call special legislative session
Boise – Gov. Brad Little announced today he will call the Idaho Legislature into a special legislative session the week of Aug. 24.
Boise students will start the school year at home
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on August 4, 2020
Space Needle reopens to visitors in Seattle after upgrades
Seattle’s Space Needle has reopened to visitors after recently completing $1 million in upgrades intended to provide a safer experience during the coronavirus pandemic
Auditors issue critical report for Pullman-Moscow airport
Washington state auditors have issued a critical report on the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport
Fireworks, ammonium nitrate likely fueled Beirut explosion
Experts and video footage suggest that fireworks and ammonium nitrate were the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday
Judge orders trial tied to discovery of missing kids' bodies
A judge ruled Tuesday there’s enough evidence for a man to go to trial after the bodies of his new wife’s two children were found buried on his Idaho property
Police declare riot in Portland as unruly protests continue
A riot was declared early Wednesday during demonstrations in Portland after authorities said people set fires and barricaded public roadways
VANDAL FOOTBALL: Vandals meet, chat ahead of start of fall camp
With fall camp scheduled to begin on Friday, the Idaho football team met via Zoom for a players-only meeting last week, their first as a team due to precautions taken due to COVID-19.
THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: Save the Crucifix for someone else
LEGION BASEBALL: Lums sweep in final games of season
COEUR d’ALENE — Breyson Coppess doubled with one out in the bottom of the seventh to score Landen Thompson with the winning run as the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen beat the Moses Lake Spuds 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader late Monday at Thorco Field.
CHILD CARE in CRISIS
Enrollment is down, costs are up; families, businesses jeopardized
Cd’A extends contract amid recyclable uncertainty
City hopes to trim garbage output with extended recycling contract
One Cd’A police sergeant back in budget talks
Tuesday night’s City Council meeting saw movement over a public safety debate found between the lines of Coeur d’Alene’s preliminary budget.
Money in, money out
Post Falls City Council discusses budget, masks, and vehicle fees in meeting
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — HOLLY CARLING: Lyme disease: The ticks are out!
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through the bite of a tick. It can be a serious disease. Fortunately, not all tick bites cause Lyme disease. It is transmitted from certain ticks only. Some researchers are investigating other possible transmission of Lyme, but it is not yet clarified.
MASKS: A word to the wise
In response to Kent Wise ‘MASK: Press pro-mask bias’:
COVID-19: Numbers can lie
You can’t believe the numbers. Hospitals record a heart attack as COVID-19 related; a man is killed in a motorcycle accident and it is reported another COVID-19 death; anyone entering a hospital is automatically labeled as COVID-19 infected.
ACUPUNCTURE: Surprisingly helpful
In the fall of 2014, my husband was diagnosed with COPD. After multiple regimens of antibiotics, Prednisone and rescue inhalers, he’d had enough.
Todd H. DuBois, 59
Our brother, Todd Harold DuBois, went to be with his Savior on May 28, 2020. Todd came into this world, laughing, on Oct. 25, 1960, in Los Angeles. Born to Robert Charles DuBois II and Gretchen Luane Teach, he joined older sister, Dae, and was soon followed by his younger brother, Thad, and sisters, Dimity, Dolly and Debin.
Child drowns in north Sandpoint
SANDPOINT — A Sandpoint youth died in a Tuesday afternoon drowning accident near Popsicle Bridge.
OPINION: DAN ENGLISH — Let’s see if our voting system is safe
Of the many things that makes America great, one of the most central and important is the process by which we all exercise our democracy, the voting process. We, as a country, have been a world leader in how to conduct honest, fair, reliable elections. And the reliability of our honest elections is the basis of another great strength of ours: the peaceful transfer of power.
Heather Colleen Thompson
On Monday, July 27, 2020, Heather Colleen Thompson, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and cousin, passed away peacefully in her sleep. She gained the golden wings she so dearly deserved. The legacy she left is that of mentor to young women, caregiver to special needs adults, loyal friend, comedian and role model.
Shirley (Schwenke) Yeats, 91
Shirley Yeats, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her, passed away peacefully with her son by her side, on July 21, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Violet Pearl McHenry, 98
Violet Pearl McHenry was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Leon and Elodia Lagrou, who were both born in Belgium.
Celia Jane ‘Janie’ Orr, 65
Celia Jane “Janie” Orr, 65, went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 29, 2020, in Post Falls. Janie was born in Libby, Mont., on June 3, 1955, to Edward and Charlotte Orr.
Jonna Rae Hart, 31
Jonna Rae Hart, 31, was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Jonna was born to Greg and Monica (Ober) Hart. She was a beautiful soul and continuously moved around with her adventurous spirit, last living in Tacoma, Wash. She was known by her family in Coeur d’Alene and is survived by her family here. Anyone who knows her knew she was wild, young and free. Her beautiful young presence is held close to heart.
Mary Waddell Templin, 89
Mary Waddell Templin, age 89, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House, surrounded by family. Mary was born on Jan. 30, 1931, to Earl and Florence Waddell, in Holcomb, Mo. Her family had a farm where they raised cotton, soybeans, corn and wheat. She graduated from Holcomb High School in 1949.
Hauser hearing set on Area of City Impact changes
A public hearing to amend Hauser’s Area of City Impact agreement and address changes in the Hauser Outreach Project is scheduled at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Hauser Lake Fire Station.
Mary Templin, the wind beneath his wings
Bob Templin was a legend and his death at age 93 in 2017 brought many well-deserved tributes to his business acumen, generosity and servant’s heart. His bride of a half century, Mary, had been by his side through many of his accomplishments. Petite and proper and pretty as a picture, Mary was a steel magnolia. I can still hear Bob’s voice as he’d say often, “Mary and I ...” always including and crediting her for being the wind beneath his wings.
Boat burns, all on board OK
Marine deputies with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a boat fire Tuesday in Lake Coeur d’Alene near Conklin Park Marina.
Drive Thru Job Fair is Thursday
COEUR d’ALENE — As businesses continue to re-open, Express Employment Professionals is putting job seekers to work with its third annual mass interviewing event on Thursday — National Interview Day.
IEA president urges ‘hot spot’ schools to go online
The president of the Idaho Education Association released a statement Tuesday urging schools in areas experiencing high volumes of COVID-19 to go completely online when school resumes.
Festival at Sandpoint launches fundraising campaign
SANDPOINT — Nonprofit organizations, musicians, and concert producers everywhere are facing an unprecedented crisis.
Putting her best foot forward
Rachael Fetter wants to raise money for those with foot drop
THUGS: Give then no quarter
I assume your experiences with coronavirus are similar to mine. I find it almost impossible to have a conversation with friends or family without the discussion being penetrated by thoughts pertaining to COVID-19. Everywhere you go people are sharing their experiences regarding the shut down of their businesses, schools, churches, and places of entertainment and other sporting events.
TRUMP: Leader, not a liar
In response to Sandra Boynton: You call our president “Liar in Chief.” That’s just CNN, MSNBC talking out of your rear end. D.J.T. as you call him has never lied to the American people. That’s the Democrats’ job.
McLANDRESS: Deserves full support
It saddens me to see the lack of support toward Dr. Richard McLandress, PHD board member, for his introduction and yes vote of the Kootenai County mask mandate. Dr. McLandress was my primary care physician for 20-plus years. He was caring, thorough, and well-informed on developments within the medical field. I trust his assessment and knowledge of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Board yes votes for a temporary mandate seem a reasonable and responsible concern.
More drivers hitting the road
Travel volumes are increasing in the Idaho backcountry due to COVID-19 restrictions
PHD: Questions needing answers
1. If masks are so great preventing COVID virus, why have more than 1,100 Idaho health workers tested positive? Are they not trained for the use of N95 masks? Did these masks fail? Did they use incorrect masks? Are health care workers the disease vectors? Is respiratory or contact the primary transmission method?
ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: Wine dogs
When you visit wineries and wine shops, many times you will find the owners there with their dogs. It makes sense, wine, after all, is a social drink. We have long said that when you sit down to have a glass of wine with friends or family, the conversation livens up. Many times you talk about the wine, and still others, you have the opportunity to catch up on all that is going on with your “bottle partners.” Dogs, by their nature, are social characters too. They love to greet people when they come into the room, wagging their tales and in their own way, welcoming visitors and saying hello.
New cases for day lowest since early July
The number of new coronavirus cases reported by the Panhandle Health District was 30 on Tuesday, the lowest single-day count in nearly a month. The single-day count was last lower on July 7, when there were 25 new cases.
HEARING: Removed woman speaks out
I am the woman jerked out of the Panhandle Health Board meeting on mandating masks by a macho deputy. I am not an imported or paid protester. What I am is a retired R.N. who moved here 43 years ago. Anyone can stream YouTube PHD mask mandate and see what happened for themselves.
DRAKE: Here’s to her column
Jennifer Drake’s “My Turn” on Saturday was outstanding. She voiced the sentiments of the large segment of our population who are cooperating with efforts to stem the growth of this pandemic. Such a wise, organized statement of her opinion makes me believe she will make a success of her new business: The Crown & Thistle British-style pub in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
MILLENNIALS: Note to our seniors
Hi there, Baby Boomers. Wanted to introduce myself on behalf of all Millennials and get reacquainted with what seems to be a conversation started off on the wrong foot.
COVID: Possible silver lining
The last time this nation came together was 9/11. And now, again, a horrible situation, COVID, has brought us together again. But this time the threat is throughout our nation and has given everyone a chance to be creative and help one another.
ELECTION: Choose best leaders
Patricia Turner’s opinion piece from July 29, “What your Vote Gets,” was concise and an excellent breakdown of the choices between the two candidates for president.
Tuesday, August 4
Prosecutor: Couple talked by phone on day kids' bodies found
A prosecutor on Tuesday played a recorded jailhouse phone call between an Idaho couple accused of hiding their children’s bodies months after they went missing in a mystery that has garnered national attention
25 virus cases reported at Oregon summer camp
At least 25 campers and staff members at a camp east of Portland, Oregon have tested positive for COVID-19
COVID-19: Idaho postive test rate among highest in nation
Idaho nursing homes lack adequate PPE supplies
Relax, America, our nuclear codes are in the hands of a stable genius
The President has now furnished proof that he is a bonafide stable genius.
HIGHWAY 54: Work to be done
Well, here we go again. Lakes Highway District got out their best engineers to resurface Highway 54 thinking this would be OK for the taxpaying public. Well, not so fast.
MEN: A call to lead
You can walk into a store “proud.” Proud to be alive; proud to be an American citizen; proud to live in “Idaho;” proud to be born a man (no disrespect to women). “That’s right” all you men out there — beards, hairy chests, and ‘Yes,’ low, loud commanding voices, to lead and make decisions. Voices given by “God” to protect and defend. Not voices to be silenced. Silenced by the social scientist on a daily dose of fear tactics from the BLM media. What do I do?
GOVERNMENT: Needs more Christianity
Wednesday’s newspaper had mostly conservative letters to the editor. Mike Hill, Thomas Lawrence and Kent Setty, plus an article by Dr. Fichter (page C10) explained the fallacy of wearing masks to combat COVID-19. The magnification of this disease is by liberal politicians and policy leaders aided by the liberal media (Democrats) who hate America.
MASKS: Listen to the professionals
What is wrong with the people who don’t want to wear a mask? Are you that selfish, lacking consideration for the citizens of Kootenai County?
PROTESTERS: No, it’s mobs
Our country is being torn apart with the tacit approval of one political party. During Tuesday’s Congressional Hearing with Attorney General William Barr, Rep. Jerry Nadler stated that these are protesters and not mobs. He said it’s a myth that there has been Antifa involvement.
MASKS: Press pro-mask bias
Why does the Coeur d’Alene Press not expand on the articles written recently by local Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr.? The past two Wednesdays his advertorial column has done a great job of debunking some of the myths surrounding masks; balanced journalism, in my opinion, would involve further exploration of the points he makes which are also from well established sources, not merely Dr. Fichter’s opinion. Instead, each issue of The Press is dominated by pro-mask stories and how the world will be saved from the virus if we all mask up.
MASKS: Asking so little
I am a nurse. Masks have for decades been the standard to prevent the spread of airborne and droplet infections. If you think about it, masks are the standard in many industries to prevent the inhalation of harmful particles into the lungs. COVID-19 is spread either by droplets, or are airborne.
SCHOOLS: Start the competition
Finally! After decades of ever declining public schools, our Supreme Court has taken the step which will level the playing field for American kids and their families. Tax money will now be distributed also to private and religious schools. Public schools will have to “compete” for the cash! About four months ago, this paper reported that Idaho has “the worst” public schools in the nation. This newspaper nor District 271 ever mentioned it again — even after the district failed an evaluation.
JAIL: Staff deserve raises, too
This group has been overlooked for many years and forced to watch other employees of the county receive wage increases, while they are left out repeatedly. Who are these people? They are the dedicated deputies of the Kootenai County jail.
Rural counties in Idaho report low census response rates
The U.S. Census Bureau says rural counties in Idaho are struggling to get citizens counted, with some counties reporting a response rate of less than 50%
Court hearing held in notorious case of children's deaths
A detective Monday described in excruciating details how investigators unearthed the remains of two children who had been missing for months while searching the rural Idaho property of a man charged with concealing evidence
Cd’A School District releases draft plan for reopening
Final approval of school reopening plans will be made Aug. 24
NIC: Masks required on campus
No gray area or flexibility, says President Rick MacLennan
The right kind of art
Lake District project would focus on equality, human rights
Kispert returning for senior season at GU
SPOKANE — Corey Kispert will not pursue professional options and is returning to Gonzaga for his senior season.
Coast Guard celebrates 230th birthday
When Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Secretary of Treasury, created the Revenue Cutter Service — the precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard — with the Tariff Act in August 1790, his chief aim was collecting this new Republic’s trade revenue.
Rathdrum considers host of new fees
Rathdrum City Council will hold a public hearing Aug. 19 on the proposed 2020-21 budget and a bunch of new fees and fee increases.
Thomas Condos, Jr.
Thomas Condos, Jr. passed away on July 24, 2020, at Ivy Court, in Coeur d’Alene
Chamber seeks nominations for H.A.Y.D.E.N. awards
The Hayden Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2020 H.A.Y.D.E.N. awards to honor individuals and businesses for their accomplishments and contributions to the community.
Two men face meth trafficking charges
Police surveillance resulted in two arrests for meth trafficking on Thursday.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help after bar-related overdoses
Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies responded to calls of an overdose at the Kon Tiki Bar in Stateline Village early Sunday morning.
Fatal crash near Sagle
SAGLE — Idaho State Police are investigating a deadly crash that occurred Friday near Sagle in the Idaho panhandle.
Youth theater group wants to send you to Hawaii
Christian Youth Theater North Idaho is raffling a Hawaiian vacation.
Masks and money on PF council agenda
Post Falls City Council will tackle the new budget, land usage plans and a face mask campaign at 6 tonight.
Yola Mae (Richardson) Mayfield, 89
Yola Mae (Richardson) Mayfield, 89, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away Aug. 1, 2020.
Walks, errors, big innings doom Northern Lakes against Expos
RATHDRUM — The visiting Spokane Expos used a five-run fifth and a seven-run seventh to break open a close game, topping Northern Lakes 15-3 on Monday evening in American Legion baseball at Gorton Field.
Monday, August 3
Court hearing held in notorious case of children’s deaths
nvestigators said they found the bodies by tracking the movements of Lori Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox, using cellphone data
Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group
It was unclear Monday how may prisoners remained at large
Virus relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume
Negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume, but the path forward promises to be challenging
Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast
A Norwegian cruise ship line has halted all trips and apologized for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew members
A record day, done very quietly
RATHDRUM — When a three-time Olympian calls, you listen.
Palaniuk comes from behind to win Bassmaster Elite event at Lake Champlain
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Turning in his best performance of the week, Brandon Palaniuk leveraged a blistering afternoon bite to sack up 21 pounds, 6 ounces and win the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain with a four-day total of 80-1.
THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: No bunts, that’s just plain silly
Can’t anybody bunt?
Housing towers planned for CDA’s east side
Hagadone Hospitality Co. hopes to eventually build three towers of apartments, condominiums and hotel rooms on the east side of Coeur d’Alene near the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.
Therapists, a tip of the hat to you
Syringa Family Partnership wins high praise for dedication to children with disabilities
Hurricane forecast: More big storms
The Atlantic and Caribbean tropical storm and hurricane season is off to a fast start for the 2020 season. As of late last week, there were eight named storms. The normal, based on a 30-year average, is 12 named storms for each season.
Government imposter scams prey on fear during pandemic
Picture this. You’re sitting at home when you get a telephone call from an unknown number. When you answer, the caller on the other end identifies themself as a government employee and informs you that a police officer will soon be at your doorstep to arrest you. The caller urges you to check the telephone number that appeared on your phone. Sure enough, it matches a government agency. You are caught off guard. And worried.
Dave Fawcett, 64
The world got a little darker on Sunday, July 26, 2020, when devoted husband, father and light of many lives, Dave Fawcett, passed away in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after a brief illness.
Investigators release plane crash report
SPOKANE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report of the facts of a fatal Idaho plane crash involving two airplanes.
Here is this week’s list of suspected lawbreakers sought by Kootenai County police agencies and the Sheriff’s Office:
Sunday, August 2
Idaho internet? Still loading
A study from the consumer ratings website Highspeedinternet.com reports that Idaho has some of the slowest internet connectivity in the country.
MOMENTS, MEMORIES AND MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: Why couldn’t Willie just hit it three feet higher?
On the day he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, Willie McCovey was asked how he’d like to be remembered.
GONZAGA MEN’S BASKETBALL: Ayayi returning for junior year
2020 West Coast Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player will be back in 2020-21
Cd’A Chamber changing name, expanding reach
Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce adds ‘regional’ to its name
Geoff Matson, 74
Geoff Matson passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2020, in Lacey, Wash., from complications of cancer. He was born May 26, 1946, to Reino Matson and Dorothy Ward Matson, in Coeur d’Alene. He graduated from Olympia High School in 1964 and served in the Army National Guard from 1967 to 1972.
ATHLETES: Paid out of proportion
I think everyone should boycott all sports and anyone that bows down to Black Lives Matter.
NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK — Summer living on Lake Cd’A: Part 6
Southside and Conkling
ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — August … already?
It’s hard to believe, but summer is half over already. Seems like it just got started. Guess we’d better enjoy every day: hot, cold, wet or dry.
OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Getting fired can be good!
Many people have lost their jobs during this pandemic through no fault of their own.
Lora Arlene (Rhodes) Krauss, 70
Lora Arlene (Rhodes) Krauss passed away in Spokane, Wash., on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the age of 70. Lora was born in Coeur d’Alene, on Nov. 17, 1949. She graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1968, and from Eastern Washington State College in 1972, with a degree in education.
Karen Leigh Fairchild, 66
Beloved wife, soulmate, mother (great and grand) and all-around wonderful human being, Karen Fairchild, died suddenly July 25, 2020, after a short illness but peacefully at home. Karen was born in Rockford, Ill., to Ream and Beverly Clapper. She was raised in southern California and moved to Idaho with her young son in the late 1970s.
Spice & Tea Exchange opens in Plaza Shops
Atlas Building Group opens in Riverstone CAL Cars opens on Fourth Street Good Time Tap Room opens on Fourth And now the Tidbits
Saturday, August 1
In it until the end ... Bayley misses cut in first PGA Tour start
Bayley misses cut in first PGA Tour start
LEGION BASEBALL: Lums fall to Spokane Expos
COEUR d’ALENE — Liam Paddack scored on an error to give Coeur d’Alene a 6-5 lead in the fourth inning, but the visiting Spokane Expos scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Lumbermen 11-6 in a Legion baseball game on Friday at Thorco Field.
Cd’A Schools survey: Let’s get back to the classroom
Results, reopening plans to be reviewed at board meeting Monday
Pac-12 announces revised 2020 schedule
PULLMAN — The Pac-12 Conference announced Friday revised conference-only schedules for the upcoming season, with the Cougars playing 10 contests, five home and five road. The Pac-12 CEO Group also approved conference-only scheduling plans for men’s & women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s & women’s cross country, with competition to start no earlier than the weekend of Sept. 26.
Ready to roll, really
While many sporting events are canceled, Coeur d’Fondo is on for Sept. 19
Museum director steps down
When Executive Director Dorothy Dahlgren was first hired at the Museum of North Idaho, the only job description she received was “make it your own.”
He’ll be back
Frank Bybee’s try at running 3,500 miles comes up way short, but he learned from mistakes
JoAnn Edith Lumberg-Dickinson (Claflin)
JoAnn Edith Lumberg-Dickinson (Claflin) left this world after a brief illness on July 1, 2020. She moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 1951, and had seven children. Missing her family but loving the area, she made this her permanent home.
Body found in Fernan Saddle area
Detectives confirmed a body was found on July 25 at a campground in the Fernan Saddle area.
For safety of all, follow PHD mandate
“I will not wear a mask.” “I will not comply with a mask mandate.” “This is a violation of my rights.”
Mettle on the Mountain: A story of courage and providence
In April of 2019 we did a column about a local Trail Life troop led by Steve Meyer at Candlelight Church. Trail Life is relatively new and began as an alternative to Boy Scouts. Steve had an amazing story of how he led a group of teenage boys on a mission to build a boat starting with cutting down a tree! He sent me information and pictures of his troop’s latest adventure — an early July trip to climb 12,281 foot Mt. Adams this year. You might wonder how this fits into a series of columns about a Biblical worldview, however it makes perfect sense when you read about Steve’s mission to impart values and wisdom concerning maturity and life. The rest of the column is Steve’s account of this adventure:
County decides against property tax increase
Will hold public hearing on budget Aug. 26
Avista seeks to increase electric revenues
Avista has made its annual Power Cost Adjustment and Residential Exchange rate adjustment filings with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission that if approved, are designed to increase overall electric revenues by approximately $2.8 million or 1.1% effective Oct. 1. These annual filings have no impact on Avista’s earnings.
Another death attributed to COVID-19
Community transmission identified in Boundary, Shoshone counties
Arthur Elder Steiner, 101
Art Steiner died at the age of 101 on July 27, 2020. He outlived all seven of his siblings as well as his wife of 67 years, Lorraine. He is survived by his three sons: Douglas (Donna), Robert (Nina) and Stanley (Betty), through whom he gained five grandsons, one granddaughter, numerous great-grandchildren and even great-great-grandchildren. Although he had trouble saying the words “I love you,” all these people knew that he indeed loved them.
Ray Spaulding, 85
Raymond Leo Spaulding, age 85, of Hayden, died July 24, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene. He was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Blythedale, Mo., to Roy and Helen (Bowles) Spaulding.
Sheryl D. Osborn, 77
Longtime Coeur d’Alene resident Sheryl D. Davis Osborn passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2020. Those who knew and worked with her knew her as a strong Christian woman with passionate political beliefs and unending kindness and respect for people, especially her patients.