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Sunday, May 31

May 31, 2020 9:01 a.m.

Massive protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks

The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.”

May 31, 2020 8:49 a.m.

Idaho newspaper plans lawsuit over COVID-19 records denial

BOISE (AP) — A southwestern Idaho newspaper on Friday said it will file a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Welfare if the agency doesn’t turn over the names of long-term care facilities in the state with confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff.

Locals return to favorite haunts for food,drink and good company
May 31, 2020 1:40 a.m.

Locals return to favorite haunts for food,drink and good company

Locals return to favorite haunts for food, drink and good company

Real estate prices climb
May 31, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Real estate prices climb

Sales are off from last year, but low interest rates, consumer demand fueling housing market

Restaurants, retail split on Sherman parking changes
May 31, 2020 1:20 a.m.

Restaurants, retail split on Sherman parking changes

Early results from a recent survey polling business owners downtown show mixed reactions to changing the Sherman Avenue parking layout to provide shops and restaurants more space to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: An abundance of caution, when prep sports return
May 31, 2020 1:16 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: An abundance of caution, when prep sports return

I got a call from my friend Spam Risk the other day.

Poke restaurant opens in The Northern strip mall
May 31, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Poke restaurant opens in The Northern strip mall

CAMFIT Golf Fitness offers personal training A&R Metalworks opens to public Alpine Animal Hospital opens on Kathleen And now the Tidbits

May 31, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Lums openers to be streamed live

COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen class AA American Legion baseball program is scheduled to open the season with a pair of games today at Thorco Field, starting at noon.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

BIDEN: Lock him up

A scandal 100 times as great and corrupt as Watergate — and hardly a mention of it by mainstream media outlets. Yeah I’m talking about the unmasking of General Flynn.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

JULY 4: Not Chamber’s call

Hey! Who ever said that the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce has control of what goes on in Coeur d’Alene? Or surrounding communities? These are tough times for everybody, not just Coeur d’Alene.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERMAN: A fine proposal

I was very encouraged to read that the city of Coeur d’Alene is considering giving local businesses the option to use city sidewalks and streets for their operations during this time of COVID-19.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

PHOTO: Oops — got it wrong

Great article by Syd Albright on Sunday regarding “Seward’s Folly” and the acquisition of our beautiful state of Alaska — except for the artwork.

Photographic memories ... and how to save them
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Photographic memories ... and how to save them

VINTAGE VOICES

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: It’s about all of us

In response to K. Johnson’s letter to the editor May 27, see mayoclinic.org. The CDC recommends widespread use of simple cloth face coverings to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 by people who HAVE the virus but don’t know it, NOT to protect the person wearing the mask.

ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE BIRTHDAY
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE BIRTHDAY

Dennis and

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Finally, the talking is almost over

No local primary election has ever had this kind of buildup.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERMAN: Planning suggestions

Temporarily closing Sherman Avenue from Second to Sixth streets is consistent with what other cities have done like Portland, Maine; Wilmington, N.C., Palo Alto, Calif., and Boise. Smart growth cities around the country are responding to COVID-19 by opening up more streets for people to safely be outside.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Rhetorical question?

I was wondering if physical distancing, masks, gloves, sanitizer, washing our hands and keeping those who are at risk self-isolated is keeping us safe now, how come it wouldn’t have kept us safe two months ago?

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Creativity counts!

There are only three pure colors — red, blue and yellow — but look at what Michelangelo did with those three colors. There are only seven notes, but look at what Chopin, Beethoven and Vivaldi did with those seven notes. President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address contained fewer than 275 words, and most of them had one syllable. Think of the impact those simple, direct words have had on our society. There are only 10 numerals, but look at what Bernie Madoff did with them. Never mind … that was way too creative.

Saturday, May 30

May 30, 2020 3:20 p.m.

For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane

By MICHAEL MAROT

Pollen on the Prairie
May 30, 2020 11:33 a.m.

Pollen on the Prairie

Suspect charged for attemped murder after fight, pursuit
May 30, 2020 10:37 a.m.

Suspect charged for attemped murder after fight, pursuit

Cole J. Rhodes, 36 of Sacramento was taken into custody late Friday night after Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a fight.

May 30, 2020 9:36 a.m.

Hood River COVID-19 outbreak linked to Duckwall Fruit

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials disclosed Friday that a Hood River County pear-packing company is the site of the latest COVID-19 outbreak connected to the agriculture industry.

Hauser juvenile reported missing late Friday night
May 30, 2020 9:19 a.m.

Hauser juvenile reported missing late Friday night

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing juvenile in the Hauser area around midnight on Friday.

Coming full circle
May 30, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Coming full circle

Jon Adams, a 1991 Coeur d’Alene High grad, named Viking boys basketball coach

‘Dysfunction junction’
May 30, 2020 1:09 a.m.

‘Dysfunction junction’

Go online and help shape future of traffic project

Isenberg jurors will have  lake view of alleged homicide scene
May 30, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Isenberg jurors will have lake view of alleged homicide scene

A district judge on Friday gave prosecutors the green light to take jurors to the place where Larry Isenberg was allegedly tipped off a boat and into Lake Coeur d’Alene two years ago, resulting in a weeks-long search for his body.

‘The heartbeat of Coeur d’Alene’
May 30, 2020 1:07 a.m.

‘The heartbeat of Coeur d’Alene’

Tom Robb’s Iron Horse restaurant marks 48 years at Fourth and Sherman

Campers, start your engines
May 30, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Campers, start your engines

Outdoors opportunities opening in forest

Post Falls man charged with sexual battery on girls between 5 and 15 years old
May 30, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Post Falls man charged with sexual battery on girls between 5 and 15 years old

A 58-year-old Post Falls man who was charged with sexual conduct with minors paid $200,000 bail before his first appearance in First District magistrate court and was released from jail.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Missed it, but worth the replays
May 30, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Missed it, but worth the replays

So, do I miss live sports yet?

May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

SENTENCINGS

May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

CASA’s 5K Foot Pursuit teams up with ISP for the second year

Do you have what it takes to outrun a state trooper?

May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Clarification

Bear Paw Cookies will be opening a second location in the old Shenanigans building on Sherman Avenue, while keeping its original location in Riverstone.

Aftermath of the lockdown
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Aftermath of the lockdown

First of two parts

2020 session: 341 new bills, 6 vetoes
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

2020 session: 341 new bills, 6 vetoes

Creating a new state law is intentionally difficult. Our founders created a legislative process that requires any idea to pass many hurdles before it can land on the governor’s desk for his or her signature.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A COVID-19 Relief Fund receives more than $52,000 in donations

The Coeur d'Alene COVID-19 Relief Fund announced donations of $50,000 from the Mica Bay Property Owners Association and $2,600 from the Dutch Bros Foundation.

UI professor secures $2.7 million grant
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

UI professor secures $2.7 million grant

Amador to lead charge to assist math coaches in rural school districts

Ayiana Sapp Lakeland High  co-valedictorian
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Ayiana Sapp Lakeland High co-valedictorian

I’m 17 years old and I’ve lived in Rathdrum for many years, going from their elementary school (John Brown), to the middle school (LJHS), and, finally, to the high school. I’m short but strong-willed, and I am very organized and meticulous.

David LeBailly Buschhorn, 51
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

David LeBailly Buschhorn, 51

David LeBailly Buschhorn, 51, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, passed away on Feb. 5, 2020, in Grand Junction, Colo., from progressive bulbar palsy.

May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

PHD coronavirus case count remains low

PHD on Friday reported a total of 77 COVID-19 cases. It is no longer monitoring 68 of those individuals.

Hayden Lake buoys: A practical solution
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Hayden Lake buoys: A practical solution

I own property on Hayden Lake and had a major issue with many boats and jet skis not honoring the 200-foot no wake zone from my shore and dock. I went through the application and hearing process to place permitted buoys to protect my property but was told at the end of the process it was only permitted for commercial use. I was also told they had never enforced the placement of Coast Guard approved buoys at the 200-foot designation (which I did). Once boaters saw the buoys my problem went away.

Commencement caravan
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Commencement caravan

Interns graduate from Project SEARCH, celebrate during surprise parade

Efforts continue for music conservatory
May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Efforts continue for music conservatory

$2,000 down, $61,000 to go for Hamilton House work

May 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Intermax Networks acquires Tel-West

Intermax Networks, a leader in business and residential internet, phone, and IT managed services, has acquired Spokane-based Tel-West Business Communications, a regional professional voice communications specialty firm. The transaction takes effect June 1.

May 30, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 30 2020

Friday, May 29

Labor adds phone lines and agents to help answer claimant calls
May 29, 2020 4:33 p.m.

Labor adds phone lines and agents to help answer claimant calls

The Idaho Department of Labor has contracted with a call center to provide additional agents for claimants who want to talk to someone about their claim beginning Monday. The goal is for claimants to eventually experience shorter hold times.

WA virus order expiring, counties get more flexibility
May 29, 2020 3:24 p.m.

WA virus order expiring, counties get more flexibility

Washington's COVID-19 stay-at-home order will expire Sunday night, and the state's counties will have more flexibility to apply to advance through the current four-phase reopening plan using updated benchmarks that some larger counties had been seeking

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man's neck charged with murder
May 29, 2020 2:39 p.m.

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man's neck charged with murder

The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, has been arrested and charged with murder

May 29, 2020 1:16 p.m.

Latinos increasingly affected by COVID-19 in rural Idaho

New data shows a recent spike in coronavirus cases has hit Latinos in rural Idaho, an already disproportionately affected community that makes up a third of the state’s cases where the race is known

US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus
May 29, 2020 12:42 p.m.

US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening
May 29, 2020 11:38 a.m.

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis

The Latest: Biden responds to Floyd's death; officer charged
May 29, 2020 11:36 a.m.

The Latest: Biden responds to Floyd's death; officer charged

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he has spoken with the family of George Floyd and is calling for justice

Twitter adds 'glorifying violence' warning to Trump tweet
May 29, 2020 10:07 a.m.

Twitter adds 'glorifying violence' warning to Trump tweet

Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis

May 29, 2020 9:07 a.m.

Idaho gets 14K more absentee ballot requests after extension

The state of Idaho has received another 14,000 absentee ballot requests after a federal court extended the deadline for the primary election because of website problems that kept some voters from filing their requests on time

Protests over George Floyd's death spread across the nation
May 29, 2020 9:05 a.m.

Protests over George Floyd's death spread across the nation

Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody have spread to other areas across the United States

Coeur d’Alene’s 2018 Little League World Series team gives back
May 29, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene’s 2018 Little League World Series team gives back

It was a long hot summer but one that paid off big for both the local baseball community as well as the area sports fields.

Movie theaters included in stage three
May 29, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Movie theaters included in stage three

Gov. Brad Little announced Thursday that Idaho will move forward with its phased re-opening amid the coronavirus pandemic, continuing with a stage three that begins Saturday.

Zoie Eskelson  NI STEM Charter  salutatorian
May 29, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Zoie Eskelson NI STEM Charter salutatorian

I am a 17-year-old from Rathdrum and have attended North Idaho STEM Charter Academy for seven years. I love animals and anything involving the creative side of the brain.

Parting is such sweet sorrow
May 29, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Parting is such sweet sorrow

Shenanigans closing in wake of pandemic, Bear Paw Cookies to move in starting mid-June

May 29, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

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

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Chamber gets it right on Fourth of July

The easy thing to do would have been to simply hang out a big sign:

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

ABORTION: Choosing safety

Consequences: Pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion. No person is pro-abortion. Pro-choice means anti-forced birth.

Proposed Post Falls land deal targets clean water needs
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Proposed Post Falls land deal targets clean water needs

The Planning and Zoning Commission of Post Falls will hold a virtual public hearing on two requests to annex acres with a public reserve zoning designation into the city.

IBE closes internet divide to tune of $260,000
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

IBE closes internet divide to tune of $260,000

Idaho Business for Education announced this week that several Idaho companies, foundations and individual Idahoans have committed more than $260,000 to an Internet for Students Emergency Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation.

Edward Joseph Goodwin III, 70
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Edward Joseph Goodwin III, 70

Edward Joseph Goodwin III, 70, passed away on May 27, 2020, in his home with family, in Athol, Idaho. He was born in Tacoma, Wash., to Edward J. Goodwin and Naomi (Connell) Goodwin on Aug. 15, 1949. He is survived by his brother, Joseph Whitaker; sister, Cheryl “Star” Adams and husband, Jules; daughter, Mysti (Goodwin) Philpott, her husband, William Philpott and their children, Taylor, Allison and William Jr. Also surviving are his son, Andrew Goodwin, his wife, Tina (Day) Goodwin and their children, Victor, Linaya, Kylah and Echo; as well as his niece, Kerstie Boone, her husband, Jesse and their children, Lexie and Trystan.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

ABORTION: Where rights end

Dr. Cutting insincerely argues that we who don’t support the elective murder of unborn children think of “back-alley abortions” as good. The argument of pro-life individuals was never that we want only a few to happen. We are first disgusted by the mass endorsement of the act, and second, heartbroken that, to date, well over 55 million individuals have either had their bodies torn apart, their brains injected with poison, or their spine cut in half.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

GOVERNOR: He’s wrong; Lt. Gov right

Regarding the Op/Ed in last Friday’s Press by Luke Malek with the headline, Lieutenant governor abdicates her duty to protect Idahoans:

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner commissioners defy governor’s order

SANDPOINT — Calling Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order unconstitutional, Bonner County commissioners said Thursday they would not be following the directives outlined in the order.

Classic cars to cruise for seniors on Saturday
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Classic cars to cruise for seniors on Saturday

Silver Angels for the Elderly will bring joy to six senior living facilities

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Princess sing-along Saturday in McEuen Park

COEUR d’ALENE — Dreams are Forever Events is inviting community members to McEuen Park on Saturday to sing along with their favorite princesses from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

COLUMN: A powerful salute

Dear Justice Jones: Thank you for your column in Monday’s Coeur d’Alene Press! It was especially heartwarming to hear you speak about our wonderful care providers on the front line of today’s battle. Your article gives me hope that our nation can come together to overcome this new adversary if we can get enough people to execute the mission to make it happen.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

CHINA: ABCs of warfare

ABC — Atomic, Biological and Chemical warfare. Weapons of Mass Destruction strike fear in our hearts during times of war and lurk in the shadows of our minds during times of peace.

Patricia Sue Webster (Hill), 84
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Patricia Sue Webster (Hill), 84

Patricia Sue Hill passed away on May 27, 2020, from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, in Beaver Dam, Ariz. Patricia Sue Madden was born in Lebanon, Ore., on Nov. 2, 1935, to Charles Doyle and Emma Elizabeth Madden.

Country Gold to sparkle at Lake City Center
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Country Gold to sparkle at Lake City Center

COEUR d'ALENE — Grab your 10-gallon hats and prepare to giddy-up on the dance floor June 13 during an evening of Solid Country Gold, presented by the Inland Northwest Country Music Association.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

TOURISTS: Abide by protocols

Concerning the article by Mike Patrick in the June Business Journal of North Idaho, the article was to encourage tourists to come and enjoy our beautiful city and recreational opportunities. It had a “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” message.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: A statistical source

In response to the letter submitted on May 24 by Morton Kraus:

COVID-19 busts tradition for buskers
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 busts tradition for buskers

Street Music Week physically canceled; fundraiser will be held online

Music makes him feel good
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Music makes him feel good

You can take the boy out of the 1960s, but you can’t take the songs of the ’60s out of the boy.

The FLAGS  of their FATHERS
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

The FLAGS of their FATHERS

St. Maries Legion reunites WWII battle flag with the Japanese family of fallen officer

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

EXPERTS: Some expert advice

It is bizarre that so many writers of letters to the editor disparage formal, higher education and, in particular, experts. They put the word, experts, in quotes as if it is a euphemism for “fraudulent dimwits.” But these letter writers certainly must consider themselves experts in their own occupations, or they would not be employed.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Foreign policy looms large in Senate campaign

If you are a die-hard Republican who puts the word “greatness” in the same sentence with Donald Trump — as many within the GOP do — then you’ll probably appreciate how Idaho Sen. Jim Risch does business as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

Adler speaks to constitutional balancing act during national emergencies
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Adler speaks to constitutional balancing act during national emergencies

A constitutional scholar with long-standing ties to Coeur d’Alene said the recent restrictions placed on Americans amid the coronavirus crisis evoke policies that date back millenia.

Sheriff’s blotter
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s blotter

Notable calls

Here’s a snake shocker for you
May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

Here’s a snake shocker for you

Reporter’s note: Quotation marks show direct quotes from the media, such as a newspaper. All other commentary is from Your On The Street Reporter.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: More info wanted

It was interesting to know that Kootenai County had two new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, but it would have been more helpful if we had more information, such as were the two cases related, what part of the county were they from, were they workers in a public facility such as a restaurant or retail store, and if so, did that facility’s workers wear masks and regularly disinfect the facility, did they attend a public event recently, do they regularly wear masks and practice social distancing, did they come from another area to Kootenai County, and has there been any contact tracing to find other people who may have been exposed from them?

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

LAMENT: Source of problems

Money and power. Unfortunately it always comes down to these two items. Many of you have heard that hospitals get more money when they list cause of death as coronavirus related. If not, may I suggest you look up Doctor, Senator Scott Jensen and watch his video on how much more money hospitals get from Medicare.

May 29, 2020 1 a.m.

OBITS: Should be ad-free

I read the obituaries online almost daily. I’d like to give honor to the lives of people that pass before us. I find it disrespectful to see an advertisement between the photo and the story of this person’s life. Please remove these ads.

May 29, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 29 2020

Thursday, May 28

Bonner County rejects Idaho’s stay-home order
May 28, 2020 2:42 p.m.

Bonner County rejects Idaho’s stay-home order

SANDPOINT — Calling Governor Brad Little’s stay-home order unconstitutional, Bonner County commissioners said they would not be following the directives outlined in the order.

May 28, 2020 1:39 p.m.

Gov. Little OKs additional lifting of restrictions

Gov. Brad Little says Idaho can move to the third stage of his four-stage plan to return to regular activity and recover from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Fourth of July fireworks canceled, parade to go forward
May 28, 2020 12:22 p.m.

Fourth of July fireworks canceled, parade to go forward

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce announced this morning that the yearly fireworks event over Lake Coeur d’Alene

Idaho Republican joins transgender sports lawsuit fight
May 28, 2020 11:20 a.m.

Idaho Republican joins transgender sports lawsuit fight

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Raul Labrador has signed on to represent two college track athletes who want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports

May 28, 2020 9:19 a.m.

Caldwell man dies in crash

One person is dead after a Wednesday night crash near Spirit Lake.

LEGION BASEBALL: Changes continue, but first pitch coming ... Coeur d’Alene, Prairie moving on with AA season in midst of pandemic
May 28, 2020 1:15 a.m.

LEGION BASEBALL: Changes continue, but first pitch coming ... Coeur d’Alene, Prairie moving on with AA season in midst of pandemic

The changes continue to come rolling in for area American Legion baseball programs.

CHS senior draws statewide attention  to child marriage
May 28, 2020 1:15 a.m.

CHS senior draws statewide attention  to child marriage

Idaho has highest rate in the nation of wedded minors

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Re-energized, Cronnelly back as AD at Timberlake
May 28, 2020 1:14 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Re-energized, Cronnelly back as AD at Timberlake

Apparently, Tim Cronnelly caught his breath.

Up next: Stage three
May 28, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Up next: Stage three

Could open bars, tourism, gatherings as early as Saturday

Ground-breaking pediatrician  retires today after 35 years
May 28, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Ground-breaking pediatrician retires today after 35 years

Ground-breaking pediatrician retires today after 35 years

Air Force Academy graduates soaring  to new heights
May 28, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Air Force Academy graduates soaring to new heights

Lake City, Coeur d’Alene alumni embark on next chapter of military life

Silverwood Theme Park gears up for season opener Saturday
May 28, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Silverwood Theme Park gears up for season opener Saturday

Silverwood Theme Park gears up for season opener Saturday

Three jailed in weekend bust
May 28, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Three jailed in weekend bust

Police seized approximately four pounds of marijuana and a half pound of methamphetamine last weekend when they stopped an eastbound Dodge pickup near the Harrison exit of Interstate 90.

Grizzly biologist’s personal account of reintroduction efforts in Gem State
May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Grizzly biologist’s personal account of reintroduction efforts in Gem State

Despite their size, cunning and fearsome reputation, there are a lot of things that can befall grizzly bears as they negotiate the perils of nature.

A lot to learn from spring, take advantage while it’s here
May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

A lot to learn from spring, take advantage while it’s here

When you drop a turkey shell onto the ground and it goes thunk and you bend over to pick it up you have confirmed a wonderful thing:

CDA angler prefers long rods and streamers for jackfish
May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

CDA angler prefers long rods and streamers for jackfish

Phil Biggerstaff’s six-year obsession concluded last week when the Coeur d’Alene man wagged an 8-inch, homemade streamer in front of a 20-pound pike that took the bait.

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Anglin with Anglen — 1974

JULY 11, 1974

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Few new coronavirus cases in Kootenai County

The number of coronavirus cases in the Panhandle Health District remains low.

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Airbnb cancellation policy leaves some dissatisfied

The fallout from COVID-19 continues to affect a multitude of businesses, and Airbnb isn’t immune.

Ah, heat —  but not  for long
May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Ah, heat — but not for long

COEUR d’ALENE — Today, North Idaho’s temperature is expected to reach a high of 80 degrees. If it does, it will be the first time in nearly nine months that it’s hit 80, and the start of a three-day heatwave.

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Get free legal advice

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, dozens of evictions are scheduled in courts across Idaho. Although the Idaho Supreme Court halted most evictions starting in late March because of the virus, that moratorium expired on May 1.

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Movers and Shakers

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

IDFG Panhandle office is open

The Panhandle Idaho Fish and Game office reopened to the public May 18 for license services after being closed for more than a month because of the state’s COVID-19 rules.

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Sorry, no kitties in this corner

Languages provide endless entertainment. I grew up with two in our household, which is probably how it started: Wondering how English became such a hodgepodge of other languages. Etymology is fascinating, at least to word nerds. So let’s start there:

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

Grizzlies in Western Montana relocated after being nuisances

KALISPELL, Mont. — Three grizzly bears trapped along Swan Lake in Montana were relocated after weeks of roaming the area, invading yards and ravaging garbage and hummingbird feeders, wildlife officials said.

May 28, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 28, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 28 2020

Wednesday, May 27

May 27, 2020 4:30 p.m.

Yellowstone: Memorial Day traffic in Wyoming resembled 2019

The northern half of Yellowstone National Park remains closed due to the coronavirus but Memorial Day weekend traffic in the park’s southern half was similar to last year

May 27, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Art that rocks

Recently I was working on this year’s edition of Discover North Idaho (temporarily renamed Explore North Idaho, because we’re as confused about 2020 as you are), when I was beefing up an entry on Treaty Rock Park.

Reggie is a lover, not a fighter
May 27, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Reggie is a lover, not a fighter

I’ll grant you, Reggie looks ferocious.

Being the solution: Father-son duo keep lake clean
May 27, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Being the solution: Father-son duo keep lake clean

Weston Cederblom and son Landon like to find trash on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The stay-at-home-dad: Wisdom comes with age… sometimes.
May 27, 2020 1:29 p.m.

The stay-at-home-dad: Wisdom comes with age… sometimes.

Wisdom comes with age… sometimes.

Fast Five: Josh Wise shares his economic development wisdom
May 27, 2020 1:29 p.m.

Fast Five: Josh Wise shares his economic development wisdom

Meet Josh Wise, the economic development specialist at the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation-Jobs Plus. Josh has achieved his Master of Business Administration degree and feels blessed to use that to help individuals and businesses in a state he loves. He enjoys beer brewing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, running, biking and cooking.

A lockdown recap - Jordan, Maleficent and classic noir
May 27, 2020 1:29 p.m.

A lockdown recap - Jordan, Maleficent and classic noir

The last several weeks provided many of us the time to veg out and watch more movies. I squandered that opportunity.

U.S. on cusp of marking at least 100K deaths from virus
May 27, 2020 12:29 p.m.

U.S. on cusp of marking at least 100K deaths from virus

The U.S. is on the cusp of marking at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus

May 27, 2020 10:41 a.m.

Washington state to try nonlethal measures after wolves attack cattle

Washington Fish and Wildlife officials say the agency won’t shoot the wolves in a small pack that has attacked three calves in rural northeastern Washington

Time’s running out to apply for property tax reduction
May 27, 2020 10:38 a.m.

Time’s running out to apply for property tax reduction

BOISE — June 15 is the last day for eligible homeowners and disabled veterans to apply for a reduction in their 2020 property taxes. They must give their completed application to their county assessor by that date.

SpaceX on cusp of launching astronauts, back on home turf
May 27, 2020 10:02 a.m.

SpaceX on cusp of launching astronauts, back on home turf

SpaceX is on the cusp of launching NASA astronauts into orbit, a first for a private company

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf
May 27, 2020 9:56 a.m.

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit from Kennedy Space Center

July 4 bang — or whimper?
May 27, 2020 1:15 a.m.

July 4 bang — or whimper?

Parade and fireworks decision coming up

Green again  asks federal court for new trial
May 27, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Green again asks federal court for new trial

A former North Idaho lawmaker who was found guilty by a jury of conspiring to defraud the government has asked the court for a new trial.

Self-employed get COVID booster shot
May 27, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Self-employed get COVID booster shot

Gov. Brad Little expanded access Tuesday to grant money to include self-employed Idahoans, enveloping the sole proprietor workforce with small businesses looking for relief from the economic turmoil the coronavirus has inflicted on the state.

Man charged with waving gun downtown
May 27, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Man charged with waving gun downtown

A California man accused of waving a handgun in crowded downtown Coeur d’Alene over the holiday weekend is in the Kootenai County jail facing charges of burglary and brandishing a deadly weapon.

Former Lake City star Manzardo named third-team All-America
May 27, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Former Lake City star Manzardo named third-team All-America

Washington State first baseman Kyle Manzardo, a sophomore from Lake City High, was named to the All-America third team by Collegiate Baseball on Tuesday.

May 27, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Northwest Notes May 28, 2020

Zags signee Suggs named

Judge denies leniency for contractor
May 27, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Judge denies leniency for contractor

A Coeur d’Alene judge denied a motion Friday for a more lenient sentence for a 58-year-old Post Falls business owner serving up to 20 years in prison for child molestation.

Signing photos May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Signing photos May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

UN: Pandemic plot thickens

The U.N. has been pressing for one world order for several years, and the pandemic is playing right into their desires. They are responsible for the majority of nations accepting their pandemic views, which is very socialistic in nature.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

County tables latest call for no-wake in Hayden Lake bay

COEUR d’ALENE — Kootenai County commissioners on Tuesday heard another proposal to make a busy bay in Hayden Lake a no-wake zone.

Little boats make a big splash
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Little boats make a big splash

In wake of Race the Joe cancellations, St. Maries begins a new watersport tradition

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Sherman experiment worth a try

Foot traffic.

Barry R. Pry, 80
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Barry R. Pry, 80

Barry R. Pry, age 80, passed away May 20, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, from complications of metastatic melanoma.

Joseph K. Harvey, 80
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Joseph K. Harvey, 80

Joe Harvey passed peacefully from this life on May 8, 2020, at his home in Coeur d’Alene. We are thankful he lived a fulfilling life for 80 years, and left many wonderful stories and memories behind.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

Frank ‘Hank’ Pool, 79
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Frank ‘Hank’ Pool, 79

Frank “Hank” Pool was born in Portsmouth, Va., on June 16, 1940, and passed away on May 9, 2020, just before his 80th birthday, leaving behind his wife, Juanita (Wyatt); their four children: Teresa Johnson of Hayden, Kimberly Dunbar of Spokane Valley, Wash., Kenneth Pool of Coeur d’Alene and Jerry Pool of Englewood, Fla.; a sister, Mari Lyn Spearbeck of Seattle; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren (with the ninth great-grandchild on her way).

Helen Hamel
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Helen Hamel

Helen Hamel was born in Cataldo, Idaho, on Dec. 31, 1923, to Victor and Mayme Johnson. She grew up on a farm on Skeel Gulch in Cataldo, with two sisters, Mabel and Ruth. Helen attended grade school in Cataldo and graduated from Kingston High in 1941. She married Gene Shubert on May 31, 1942. They made their home on Pine Creek and later in Pinehurst. They were blessed with five children: Carol, Jim, Phillip, Marie and Kathleen.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Gas prices keep going up

Jump another 12 cents in a week in Idaho

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

VACCINES: Make world safer

There is much discussion now about vaccines. There will be a lot of trial and error before the new one is ready and we can’t be hasty.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — HOLLY CARLING: Hot Flashes: Not mandatory!

Good news for mature women — hot flashes aren’t a normal part of menopause! Common? Yes. Healthy? No. We have come to accept hot flashes as being a normal part of menopause when in fact it is a symptom of hormones out of balance. Women who go through menopause symptom-free don’t talk about it! One day, they realize, ‘Hey, I haven’t had my cycle in a year now. I guess I’m done.’ The ones who talk about it are the ones you see fanning their faces, stripping layers of clothes off or cursing “their own personal summer.”

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: The most important wine flaw to know

There are many things that can go wrong in the winemaking process. Many are controllable and some are not. Wine is an organic product, and while from time to time we all might encounter a wine that is poorly made, more often than not, one of the things that goes wrong is not due to a poorly skilled winemaker or production staff, it is a simple flaw. Everything from bottle variation to volatile acidity or VA, to an unintended secondary bottle fermentation which can just get loose in the wine, resulting in a bottle that just doesn’t taste (or more likely smell) right.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — DR. WAYNE M. FICHTER: Dealing with stress or anxiety?

We all realize chiropractic care is an effective treatment for neck and low back pain as well as acute care to relieve injuries after an accident or trauma. Point blank, chiropractic care helps relieve daily aches and pains.

May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

ACLU: Where art thou?

I find it strangely comical that the A.C.L.U. is eerily reticent during this COVID-19 debacle as these petty and imperious dictators who pose themselves as governors slowly erode our constitutional rights and liberties by decree and by degree.

Duane Sausser, 82
May 27, 2020 1 a.m.

Duane Sausser, 82

Duane L. Sausser, 82, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House. He was born April 24, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif.

May 27, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 27 2020

Tuesday, May 26

May 26, 2020 10:54 p.m.

Primary a marathon for candidates

I’ve been feeling empathy for all of the candidates with their names on the primary election ballot this year. Nothing has been normal in the three-month lead up to the election, which was supposed to take place on Tuesday, May 19. Stay-at-home orders and restrictions on gatherings put the kibosh on candidate forums, candidate meet-and-greets, and events for candidates to attend.

May 26, 2020 2:47 p.m.

Virus outbreak targeted in agricultural Washington county

The state of Washington is implementing safety recommendations to battle a large outbreak of the coronavirus in an agricultural county in the central part of the state

May 26, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Idaho’s unemployment rate reaches record high in April

Idaho’s unemployment rate swung from a record low to a record high in the span of a month, spurred by job losses from the coronavirus pandemic

Cd’A considers summer solution on Sherman for COVID relief
May 26, 2020 11:54 a.m.

Cd’A considers summer solution on Sherman for COVID relief

An idea that would temporarily but drastically change the culture of Sherman Avenue is being floated by city leaders, and the notion is quickly gaining steam.

May 26, 2020 11:51 a.m.

More employees of Washington fruit processing plant test positive

The number of employees at a Vancouver, Washington, fruit processing facility who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now up to 65

Tourism: Canada a big question mark
May 26, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Tourism: Canada a big question mark

The North Idaho tourism industry has long had a love affair with Canadians and their vacation funds. The Canadian dollar has been hurting for several years, but as the pandemic continues, the loonie has dropped even further, earning only 71 cents on the dollar across the border in the U.S.

May 26, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Tourists, welcome

Where would we be without tourists?

Restaurants hungry  for post-COVID tourists
May 26, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Restaurants hungry for post-COVID tourists

The sun is out. The lakes are glistening blue. The highways are wide-open. The trifecta of great weather, outdoor recreation and summer vacations blend together in North Idaho to make a unique concoction for the perfect family trip, complete with meals at some of the best restaurants in driving distance.

At Gone Fishing Artistries shop, Cd’A veteran turns passion to art
May 26, 2020 11:06 a.m.

At Gone Fishing Artistries shop, Cd’A veteran turns passion to art

Gregory Ford was introduced to fishing on the dock at Fernan Lake.

A season like no other
May 26, 2020 11:06 a.m.

A season like no other

Silverwood prepares to open as pandemic restrictions begin to lift

TOURISM PREVIEW
May 26, 2020 11:06 a.m.

TOURISM PREVIEW

Strong summer season in Coeur d’Alene still expected

May 26, 2020 11:05 a.m.

Business as (UN)usual…

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber typical Business Journal of North Idaho June report clues readers into upcoming summer events. There are so many exciting events this Chamber and the entire community look forward to each summer and if this was “business as usual,” you would be reading about all those activities right now. Just plain ol’ wonderful Chamber of Commerce news.

Traditional Match Day bash  takes untraditional twist
May 26, 2020 11:05 a.m.

Traditional Match Day bash takes untraditional twist

Scholar headed to Kootenai Health

May 26, 2020 11:05 a.m.

SHOLEH PATRICK — Hope in lean times: Recession-born giants

With good reason, economists and analysts almost universally expect this post-pandemic recession to last longer than usual.

May 26, 2020 11:05 a.m.

JAME` DAVIS — Better days comin’ right up

The past couple of months have been interesting and challenging to say the least. Businesses and organizations adapting and adjusting to state orders, new company policies and procedures regarding health, safety and let’s not forget a whole new world via Zoom!

Boating industry honors Craig
May 26, 2020 11:05 a.m.

Boating industry honors Craig

Chris Craig, a sales consultant at Hagadone Marine Group, has been named to the 2020 Boating Industry 40 Under 40.

May 26, 2020 10:43 a.m.

Man killed in fight and shooting in Idaho community

Authorities say one person is dead following a shooting in a small Idaho community

May 26, 2020 9:47 a.m.

Injured mountain lion found near Rexburg was euthanized

A young mountain lion was found injured near Rexburg and officials came to the decision that it had to be euthanized a day later

May 26, 2020 9:08 a.m.

America wins the “Badge of Honor” in the coronavirus sweepstakes

The United States is clearly winning the corona sweepstakes with over 1.7 million confirmed cases as of May 26. Brazil is a distant second with over 380,000 cases, but it is moving up fast. Russia is third with 370,000 reported cases. On May 20, President Trump proclaimed America’s first place as a

Despite restrictions, Memorial Day ceremonies go on at Evergreen Cemetery
May 26, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Despite restrictions, Memorial Day ceremonies go on at Evergreen Cemetery

Despite restrictions, Memorial Day ceremonies go on at Evergreen Cemetery

Traditional camp? Not this summer
May 26, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Traditional camp? Not this summer

But Lutherhaven has other ideas

Anne Frank: Why her memory matters
May 26, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Anne Frank: Why her memory matters

After the tree in memory of Anne Frank at G.O. Phippeny Park in Coeur d’Alene was vandalized and a new Japanese stewartia tree and the original plaque were recently moved to McEuen Park, we believe this is an important opportunity to share Anne Frank’s remarkable story as we pay tribute to her in the hope that her powerful words remain in our thoughts and hearts.

Inaugural COV’AIDE Invitational set for June 9
May 26, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Inaugural COV’AIDE Invitational set for June 9

New kind of fundraiser to support local nonprofit CDAIDE

Sarah Boyer, Lakeland High valedictorian
May 26, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Sarah Boyer, Lakeland High valedictorian

I live in Rathdrum and I have been privileged to be a part of the Lakeland School District for all 12 years of schooling. I am the youngest of five, but many people think I am an only child because all of my siblings have moved out of the house.

Adler lecture Thursday; here’s how to tune in
May 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Adler lecture Thursday; here’s how to tune in

Viewers will have several options to see and hear the online presentation of the ninth annual Adler Lecture at 6 p.m. May 28.

May 26, 2020 1 a.m.

CHIP SHOTS: May 26, 2020

• AVONDALE GOLF CLUB

May 26, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 26, 2020 1 a.m.

A quarter of Americans might say no to vaccine

Medical experts are confident a COVID-19 vaccine is a matter of when, not if. Yet even when it’s ready, a quarter of Americans say they don’t plan to take it.

May 26, 2020 1 a.m.

Opportunity Lost in Post Falls

Back in February, the Press reported on something called the “Opportunity Zone” in Post Falls, a stretch of development-ready properties along the south side of I-90 from Spokane Street east to Highway 41. It was described as encompassing “residential, commercial, and park lands.” Three months later, it looks more like a case of Opportunity Lost. One of several such cases in Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene, and the surrounding county.

May 26, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 26 2020

Monday, May 25

May 25, 2020 4:44 p.m.

Four hurt as three motorcycles crash

Four people were taken to Kootenai Health following an accident on Interstate 90 near Fourth of July Pass about noon Monday.

Veteran takes you back with THE OLD GUARD
May 25, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Veteran takes you back with THE OLD GUARD

My wife and I took our grandkids to Washington, D.C., last summer for their first visit to our nation’s capital. One of the spots we visited was Arlington National Cemetery, where their great-grandfather is buried, having qualified for Arlington by virtue of serving 32 years in the Army and receiving the Silver Star.

Igniting generosity  across the region
May 25, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Igniting generosity across the region

From classrooms to COVID, Innovia Foundation helps communities thrive

Micah Sharples,  Post Falls High  salutatorian
May 25, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Micah Sharples, Post Falls High salutatorian

I’m Micah Faucher Sharples. Even though my favorite form of communication is sarcasm, I will not be using that for these questions. My typical school demeanor is the shy nerd, but once people get to know me they find out I’m so much more than that.

Price gouging? Better believe it
May 25, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Price gouging? Better believe it

Reports of price gouging have increased 279% since January, according to the latest statistics from the International Association of Better Business Bureaus.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Sports Sundays looking closer to normal
May 25, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Sports Sundays looking closer to normal

Just in case you wanted more…

May 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Senior Meals

Centennial Trail stories wanted
May 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Centennial Trail stories wanted

COEUR d’ALENE — The Centennial Trail is 30 years old this year and its board of directors is collecting memories of experiences on the trail.

May 25, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 25 2020

Sunday, May 24

May 24, 2020 1:52 p.m.

CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion

Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming — and whether another round of stay-at-home orders or closings might be needed.

May 24, 2020 10:34 a.m.

National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures

By MEAD GRUVER

Model behavior
May 24, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Model behavior

The USS Frank Fletcher was 300 feet long and 27 feet wide.

‘The need is great’
May 24, 2020 1:20 a.m.

‘The need is great’

15,000 pounds of spuds given away in 3 hours

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Fans of Trail Blazers, Jazz share ‘what-ifs’ with No. 23
May 24, 2020 1:11 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Fans of Trail Blazers, Jazz share ‘what-ifs’ with No. 23

I rooted for the Portland Trail Blazers to beat the Chicago Bulls in the 1992 NBA Finals.

Coeur d’Alene Marine Sports opens in new location
May 24, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene Marine Sports opens in new location

With the motto of “The Best for Le$$ quality boats with huge discounts,” Coeur d’Alene Marine Sports is now open at 1220 Government Way (the former Franz Bakery location).

MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: Jerry Sloan’s last dance left lots of defensive marks
May 24, 2020 1:05 a.m.

MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: Jerry Sloan’s last dance left lots of defensive marks

Surely you watched “The Last Dance,” the 10-part series on what made Michael Jordan so special.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Wide open spaces close to town — Brickert Country Estates
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Wide open spaces close to town — Brickert Country Estates

In most cases, buyers wanting acreage need to look well outside traditional city limits. Brickert Country Estates in Post Falls offers tons of space without sacrificing proximity to civilization.

Sharon Lee (Smith) Whitney, 83
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Sharon Lee (Smith) Whitney, 83

July 29, 1936 — May 16, 2020

Boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake this summer?
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake this summer?

You likely live in this beautiful area for the abundant recreational activities it provides: boating, wake surfing, camping, swimming, and fishing. The waterways in the Coeur d’Alene Basin are increasingly busy so preventing water pollution is especially important and our shared responsibility. Let’s continue to enjoy the lake we love and, at the same time, exercise ‘Best Management Practices’ described below to keep our water clean for generations to come.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

WAKES: It’s about the river

This week saw the adoption of Res. 2020-38 adding to the wake restrictions on the county’s waterways. The Commissioners should be thanked for finding a reasonable compromise on this very contentious issue.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID: Impact on Cd’A

It would be helpful and interesting to know how many COVID-19 cases there have been in the city of Coeur d’Alene. Is the information being repressed?

Julia A. Malloy
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Julia A. Malloy

Julia A. Malloy, known as Juel, was born June 1, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, to John Gregor and Julia Russin Gregor. She passed away at home in Spokane Valley, Wash., after a short illness, surrounded by her husband, Leonard, and family.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Our medicine of choice

The president of the United States is taking hydroxychloroquine as a possible preventive for COVID-19. It is his personal choice and it is safe to say that he has access to the best medical minds in this nation and around the world.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

PUBLIC ART: A Cd’A specialty

Public art is appreciated here. Each time I drive past one of these art works, it generates a smile, brightens my day and I thank my lucky stars that I live in Coeur d’Alene.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

REMEMBER: Those who gave all

Memorial Day is a day we remember those who have sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we have come to take for granted but for days like Memorial Day.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID: What it isn’t

Some interesting statistics:

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Take a moment (or more) to pay tribute

The barbecues might be blazin’ this three-day holiday weekend while campers stretch their legs in the hills. Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional shotgun start to summer — but it commemorates a very somber reality.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

ATTACKS: Surrender the tomatoes

Sholeh Patrick was unfairly and outrageously attacked for her article suggesting the possibility of embracing parenthood in a more expansive manner. In the first sentence of the column, Patrick writes, “Before you toss tomatoes at the headline…,” but by the end of the first letter in response to Patrick, Hicks writes that she’s “got a whole box of rotten ones to throw” at her.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

ABORTION: A doctor’s view

A letter in the May 16 Press makes the point that the candidate whom the writer favors scored 97% on his anti-abortion questionnaire. Therefore he deserves your vote. My objections to this recommendation are twofold:

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — The importance of loyalty

Of all the creatures that came to the watering hole, Frog was the only one that did not have a tail. The other animals taunted him over it, making him feel inferior and ugly. So Frog visited the Sun God and asked him for a tail. The Sun God granted Frog his wish, on the condition that Frog watch over the Sun God’s special lagoon. Frog agreed.

Paul Lloyd Ferguson, 71
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Paul Lloyd Ferguson, 71

Paul Lloyd Ferguson, 71, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene. He was born July 31, 1948, to Lloyd and MaryAnn Ferguson in Boise. He was joined two years later by his sister, Linda. He was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Borah High School. Paul worked highway construction during summers while attending the University of Idaho. After two years, he left to join the Air Force and served in Korea, Okinawa and Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged and then returned to the University of Idaho and completed a degree in business management (making the dean’s list on occasion).

Richard ‘Dick’ K. Best, 86
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Richard ‘Dick’ K. Best, 86

Richard ‘Dick’ K. Best, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, passed away May 15, 2020, in Puyallup, Wash. He was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Wallace, Idaho, the son of Marion and Kenneth Best. He graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School, North Idaho Jr. College, the University of Idaho (in forest management), and naval flight training as a Marine Corps helicopter pilot. He spent four years on active duty and 18 years in the reserves, retiring as a Lt. Colonel.

ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — Busy, busy, busy
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — Busy, busy, busy

Planting season has arrived … in earnest. As if we don’t already have enough to do, let’s not forget to fertilize. Many types of perennials can use a good boost to get them off and running. Roses, irises and lilies will appreciate some fertilizer with a low first number and high middle number. Your clematis vines could use some too.

May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Glorious rain here, horrid drought there

After a drier-than-normal April across the Inland Northwest, the storm door has opened and some much-needed rain has fallen over the past week.

Donald S.  ‘Don’ Donetti, 88
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Donald S. ‘Don’ Donetti, 88

Donald passed away at home after a short and unexpected illness, on Monday, May 18, 2020. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Patricia A. Donetti, and her children Delora R. Scott and John P. Sarensen. Donald was born and raised in Miles City, Mont. As a teenager, he worked on a turkey ranch in Kalispell, Mont., during the summers.

EDUCATION
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

EDUCATION

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) is pleased to announce the graduation of Jennifer J. Speirs of Coeur d’Alene.

‘More than a paycheck’
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

‘More than a paycheck’

Your calling might not be what you think it is

Saturday, May 23

First case of COVID-19 in Benewah County announced
May 23, 2020 1:31 p.m.

First case of COVID-19 in Benewah County announced

The Panhandle Health District (PHD) confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a female under the age of 18 in Benewah County, announced on Saturday.

May 23, 2020 9:58 a.m.

Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

By DAVID CRARY, GEIR MOULSON and ANGELA CHARLTON

May 23, 2020 8:57 a.m.

Many in US won’t return to gym or dining out

By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON

May 23, 2020 8:32 a.m.

Some recreational fishing set to reopen in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After two months of closures because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns, many of Washington state’s coastal waters are set to reopen for fishing on Tuesday, officials said.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Pandemic puts Gordon back on running path
May 23, 2020 1:10 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Pandemic puts Gordon back on running path

Lake City High senior Carter Gordon was just fine with going to Boise State this fall.

More than 700 flags set up at Evergreen Cemetery for Memorial Day
May 23, 2020 1:05 a.m.

More than 700 flags set up at Evergreen Cemetery for Memorial Day

More than 700 flags set up at Evergreen Cemetery for Memorial Day

May 23, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Northwest Notes May 23, 2020

Big Sky basketball teams

Sex-case sentence overturned
May 23, 2020 1:04 a.m.

Sex-case sentence overturned

Appeals court rules judge abused court’s discretion

Jobless rate sets record
May 23, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Jobless rate sets record

State at 11.5%, Kootenai County at 16.8%

Now comes the wait
May 23, 2020 1:02 a.m.

Now comes the wait

Local ballots going to lockup

Walk for Autism Acceptance moves to Sept. 13
May 23, 2020 1:01 a.m.

Walk for Autism Acceptance moves to Sept. 13

Panhandle Autism Society hosting online fundraiser through June 7

May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Idaho extends absentee ballot request deadline

BOISE — U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered the state to give Idaho voters more time — until 8 p.m. Tuesday — to request an absentee ballot for the May primary election.

May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Missing Sagle man found safe

BAYVIEW — A Sagle man who went missing while picking mushrooms has been found safe, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday night.

Matt Dill named EMS division chief
May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Matt Dill named EMS division chief

Northern Lakes Fire District bid farewell to retiring EMS Division Chief Brad Van Ert after 40 years in the fire service, including the last seven with Northern Lakes Fire.

May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

SENTENCINGS

Sheriff’s blotter
May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s blotter

Notable calls

I was there — at that prayer rally!
May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

I was there — at that prayer rally!

It was so encouraging after being separated from worshipping together with other believers in Christ in our churches for several weeks, to be among people who wanted to pray with other like-minded believers on a beautiful afternoon in an outdoor park in North Idaho; it was nothing less than an inspiration and a renewal in hope that we all needed.

May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Movers and Shakers

Hanson earns Banner Bank honors

May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Bright light over North Idaho believed to be meteor

A shining flash of light that crossed North Idaho is believed to have been a meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

Holiday for true heroes
May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Holiday for true heroes

We are having three days of observance close together. A few weeks ago it was Mother’s Day, this Monday will be Memorial Day and next Sunday will be Pentecost Sunday.

May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

NIC Board of Trustees to meet

COEUR d’ALENE — The next meeting of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be conducted virtually and the public can participate remotely by way of Zoom at bit.ly/2XoI1H4.

Two new Kootenai County COVID-19 cases since stage 2
May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Two new Kootenai County COVID-19 cases since stage 2

Since restaurants, gyms and salons reopened last Saturday in Idaho, there have been two new cases of the coronavirus reported in the Panhandle Health District.

Lost hikers rescued on Scotchman Peak
May 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Lost hikers rescued on Scotchman Peak

CLARK FORK — The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search & Rescue was deployed in the area of Scotchman Peak last Saturday to find a hiker who became lost after becoming separated from her companions.

May 23, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 23 2020

Friday, May 22

Pandemic job losses hit tourism-dependent states hardest
May 22, 2020 4:15 p.m.

Pandemic job losses hit tourism-dependent states hardest

The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly brutal to the tourism-dependent economies of Nevada and Hawaii

May 22, 2020 3 p.m.

Supreme Court won't put transgender inmate surgery on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t put an Idaho transgender inmate’s gender confirmation surgery on hold while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward

Little details goals to expand COVID-19 testing in Idaho
May 22, 2020 1:34 p.m.

Little details goals to expand COVID-19 testing in Idaho

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says ramping up COVID-19 testing and tracing is key to Idaho’s containment strategy and authorities hope be consistently testing 2% of the state’s population in the coming months

May 22, 2020 12:26 p.m.

2 new cases of Kawasaki-like disease in children in Washington

The Washington State Department of Health has confirmed two new cases of a new inflammatory ailment in children that is associated with COVID-19

May 22, 2020 11:26 a.m.

Post Falls man dies after crash

A man died after a car crash this morning in Post Falls.

Back at the point for NIC ... Baker, a starting guard on 2011 NJCAA championship team, named interim Cardinal women’s basketball coach
May 22, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Back at the point for NIC ... Baker, a starting guard on 2011 NJCAA championship team, named interim Cardinal women’s basketball coach

Baker, a starting guard on 2011 NJCAA championship team, named interim Cardinal women’s basketball coach

Passing the torch
May 22, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Passing the torch

Margo Swanson named Cd’A Teacher of the Year

Trial date set for Tyler Rambo
May 22, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Trial date set for Tyler Rambo

A Coeur d’Alene judge on Thursday reduced bond and set a trial date for Tyler Rambo, the teenager who police say pointed a gun at them in a Fourth of July crowd before shooting him 14 times.

County finds wake compromise
May 22, 2020 1:13 a.m.

County finds wake compromise

New boat rule adopts 150-foot zone for river

May 22, 2020 1:10 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: May 22, 2020

Chiefs’ Beckman named

May 22, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

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

The baskets are back
May 22, 2020 1:01 a.m.

The baskets are back

Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s hanging floral accents are a tradition that beckons summer

OPINION: LUKE MALEK — Lieutenant governor abdicates her duty to protect Idahoans
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: LUKE MALEK — Lieutenant governor abdicates her duty to protect Idahoans

Our lieutenant governor is blowing it.

General Carlin’s lasting mark
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

General Carlin’s lasting mark

On the eastern side of Lake Coeur d’Alene is beautiful Carlin Bay. It is approximately 10 miles from Fort Sherman. Who was the man honored by having such a beautiful place named in his memory?

North Idaho students published in ‘Stories of Our Collective Future’
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

North Idaho students published in ‘Stories of Our Collective Future’

North Idaho middle school and high school students participated in the 11th annual Idaho Youth Writing Challenge: Our Collective Future, sponsored by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

PLAZAS: Social distance solution

Visiting Germany years ago, I have always maintained that their version of “Platz” (plazas) and open-air seating and markets really added to the beauty of the area. There was the quiet and calmness that was pronounced … no car exhaust, no noise of traffic and its hustle and bustle.

You can’t train an owl to do this
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

You can’t train an owl to do this

RATHDRUM — Laborers at the BNSF Railway Hauser fueling facility had quite the hoot.

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

SHOPPER: Unmasking frustration

I would like to thank Super 1 in Rathdrum for not requiring their employees to wear masks to at least protect us who are most vulnerable to this virus (as they probably come in contact with hundred-plus people each day).

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

GOVERNOR: Too much power

I believe the first order of business for the next legislative session should be to curtail gubernatorial power.

Sheriff's Blotter
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff's Blotter

Notable calls

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

GIFTS: It takes a Village

My daughters have been holding lemonade stands and crafts sales to raise money for the Children’s Village since the quarantine started. My 10-year-old daughter lived at Children’s Village prior to her adoption from foster care, and daily remembers and thinks of the children that she left behind.

Kids will do the darnedest things
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Kids will do the darnedest things

Reporter’s note: Quotation marks show direct quotes from the media, such as a newspaper. All other commentary is from Your On The Street Reporter.

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID: Need more info

I phoned the Post Falls Health Department and the Panhandle Health Department to ask why they published the number of COVID-19 cases in counties but not in towns. The reply was that they are following HIPPAA regulations to protect patient privacy. If they gave the number by towns, people would be able to find out who is infected, violating their privacy.

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID: Fallout en route

Sunday’s business section decried the bankruptcy filing of the 118-year-old retailer, J.C. Penney, among others, as another victim of the coronavirus pandemic. As opposed to the “science” that led to the asinine and lawless decision making by our uninformed and panicked governor and other “educated” and scholastically superior decision makers, the science of what we’re witnessing as a result of their ineptitude and the death that is sure to come will dwarf the overinflated (for monetary reward and political standing) death toll of this virus.

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

WOODSTOCK: A soldier’s perspective

Dear Syd Albright:

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

The way government should work

Government and efficiency aren’t mutually exclusive.

Fewer expected to travel this wet weekend
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Fewer expected to travel this wet weekend

This Memorial Day weekend may see the lowest travel volume in the last 20 years, according to Matthew Conde, AAA Idaho spokesman.

Anne Frank tree finds new home
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Anne Frank tree finds new home

COEUR d’ALENE — While the legacy of Anne Frank has endured, displays commemorating the life of the young writer who perished in the Holocaust have not.

A carrier never  (ever) forgets
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

A carrier never (ever) forgets

Ryan Brodwater is now a capital projects manager for the Spokane Transit Authority. But in another life he was one of four sons of Mike and Sandi Brodwater who delivered papers for the Press.

Music for the soul
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Music for the soul

Dalton Gardens artist releases album: ‘Revibify’

CHS grad selected  as Fulbright finalist
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

CHS grad selected as Fulbright finalist

Two class of 2020 Whitworth University students, Victoria Robbins and Shasta Brooks, have been selected as Fulbright scholarship finalists. They have been awarded the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award.

May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Memorial Day ceremonies set

Post Falls American Legion Post 143 is holding Memorial Day ceremonies at Evergreen Cemetery.

Voters break records with ballot requests
May 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Voters break records with ballot requests

BOISE — Based off the number of statewide ballot requests, the 2020 May Primary Election is on track to have the largest voter turnout of any non-gubernatorial primary election in Idaho history, with the largest absentee request ever recorded, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office press release.

May 22, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 22 2020

Thursday, May 21

Radioactive waste cleanup paying off for giant Idaho aquifer
May 21, 2020 4:48 p.m.

Radioactive waste cleanup paying off for giant Idaho aquifer

Scientists say radioactive and chemical contamination in a giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility has decreased or remained constant in recent years

Emphasis patrols planned for Memorial Day weekend
May 21, 2020 3:29 p.m.

Emphasis patrols planned for Memorial Day weekend

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Idaho State Police and Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office will conduct DUI emphasis patrols Memorial Day weekend in order to keep impaired drivers off the roads.

Idaho state government won’t borrow money to support cash flow
May 21, 2020 3:04 p.m.

Idaho state government won’t borrow money to support cash flow

Boise – Under the direction of Governor Brad Little and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth, the State of Idaho will not borrow money in the bond market to meet anticipated cash flow requirements for the current fiscal year.

May 21, 2020 1:55 p.m.

Nampa man charged in connection with mother's stabbing

A Nampa man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he stabbed his 92-year-old mother

May 21, 2020 12:49 p.m.

Musical experience streaming today

The Innovation Collective is hosting a one-hour digital experience at 4 p.m. today that will explore how musical resources make communities stronger.

May 21, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Idaho deputy who died in line of duty identified

The Bonneville County sheriff’s office has identified 23-year-old Wyatt Maser as the deputy who was hit and killed by another deputy earlier this week

May 21, 2020 10:19 a.m.

Flood warnings issued for parts of Shoshone County

Flood warnings issued for parts of Shoshone County

Idaho sees 5,800 new weekly initial unemployment claims because of COVID-19
May 21, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Idaho sees 5,800 new weekly initial unemployment claims because of COVID-19

A total of 5,800 new initial claims were filed in Idaho for unemployment benefits during the week ending May 16, the same level filed the previous week.

May 21, 2020 9:56 a.m.

Amazon starts hiring 2,000 workers in Airway Heights

Hiring has started for more than 2,000 jobs at a new Amazon processing facility in the Spokane suburb of Airway Heights

‘Life interrupted’
May 21, 2020 1:15 a.m.

‘Life interrupted’

Jenny Gray, LCHS graduate and Hayden resident, overcomes cancer, chemo, amputation; looks forward to running again with prosthetic

Kovacs named new assessor
May 21, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Kovacs named new assessor

Bela Kovacs was sworn in Wednesday as the new Kootenai County assessor after the Board of County Commissioners unanimously selected him from three candidates.

Kiss Pier 1 goodbye
May 21, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Kiss Pier 1 goodbye

COEUR d’ALENE — Pier 1 Imports along U.S. 95 in Coeur d’Alene still has a sign posted beside its glass double-doors, telling interested shoppers the store is temporarily closed, a notice originally posted in the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 21, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Northwest Notes May 21, 2020

Circling Raven plans high school tournament for golfers whose season was canceled by COVID-19

May 21, 2020 1:12 a.m.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: From Star to Scenic in the north

Area 1A schools move to new league starting with 2020-21 season

Top grads: Jacob Unruh, Cd’A Charter salutatorian
May 21, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Top grads: Jacob Unruh, Cd’A Charter salutatorian

I'm originally from Coupeville, Wash., then moved here when I was 11. I've been playing the violin for 10 years. Though I love living in Coeur d'Alene, I'm excited to go to college in Denver!

Meter magic: Cd’A cuts costs
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Meter magic: Cd’A cuts costs

The city of Coeur d’Alene’s Water Department is about to get a little more efficient.

Grad dad will continue UI tradition
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Grad dad will continue UI tradition

Father, daughters, brothers, nephews share academic spark for science, math

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Forest Service campgrounds set to open this month

Since March, developed campgrounds and other recreation sites on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests have been temporarily closed for public safety. The sites are tentatively scheduled to start opening May 30 upon entry into Stage 3 of Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s Idaho Rebounds Strategy. Dispersed camping, hiking, trail use, and other dispersed activities are encouraged across the National Forests. Memorial Day weekend visitors should prepare for limited or no services, such as restroom facilities and garbage collection. Campers must practice “pack it in pack it out.”

Addiction treatment a COVID-19 casualty
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Addiction treatment a COVID-19 casualty

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone differently. Some have lost jobs and family members, isolating for weeks on end with nothing to do but worry. But one feeling that’s common among most Americans is that the virus hasn’t brought anything positive, disrupting lives and businesses across the United States. And specific industries have been hit particularly hard, as they depend on face-to-face interaction to survive.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Spring is a perfect time for new outdoor traditions

Leaving the toilet seat up, or eating the last half of a doughnut left in a box — family traditions come in all stripes.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 affects federal, state and local deadlines

A local financial planner sent some dates for me to pass along regarding extensions to some important upcoming deadlines. Here are a few of the deadlines that have been affected.

Dead bait is still best  for lunker pike in big bays
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Dead bait is still best for lunker pike in big bays

Once the bobber moves, light a cigarette and smoke it.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

BLM launch at Blackwell Island opens today

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Blackwell Island recreation site and boat launch on the Spokane River at Coeur d’Alene will open today. The 134-space parking lot and four-lane boat launch at Blackwell Island offers picnicking, a native plant garden and wildlife viewing along the nature trail. The site is open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. through mid-October.

Moon Pass is officially open road still soft, county warns
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Moon Pass is officially open road still soft, county warns

The Silver Valley’s shortest route to the St. Joe region is officially open.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

North Idaho College to host virtual commencement ceremony Friday

North Idaho College graduates will gather online at 10 a.m. Friday for a virtual commencement ceremony.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Mental health tools apply to everyone

With physical illness, we can learn the hard way what happens if we wait until things are dire to do something about it. Ignore symptoms too long and any action may come too late to do much good.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

More gifts for first responders, teachers

Metro Express Car Wash, 3131 Conference Drive in Coeur d’Alene, will provide free car washes to medical personnel, first responders, teachers and grocery store employees.

Catching for cash
May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Catching for cash

LPO walleye can net big winners

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Practice safe boating this season

Volunteers of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Coeur d’Alene Flotilla 84, have started a year-round effort to promote safe boating.

May 21, 2020 1 a.m.

Panhandle Health District: Two new virus cases since Friday

There have been two new cases of the coronavirus reported in the Panhandle Health District since Friday.

May 21, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 21 2020

Wednesday, May 20

OPINION: SEN. MARY SOUZA — Behind the scenes on Idaho COVID orders
May 20, 2020 4:01 p.m.

OPINION: SEN. MARY SOUZA — Behind the scenes on Idaho COVID orders

As the State Senator from District 4, which is basically Coeur d’Alene, I’ve been receiving many phone calls and emails from individuals and businesses upset with the COVID-19 shut downs. The other legislators from our area have as well and, believe me, we feel your frustration.

May 20, 2020 4:01 p.m.

TRUMP: Trust in Donald

I just read D. Cohen’s Letter to the Editor. It was so outrageous I assumed he was writing it as sarcasms. But he stated who do you believe Dr. Fauci or Trump, and ended with “That’s rhetorical by the way.”

May 20, 2020 4:01 p.m.

ASSESSOR: Expertise essential

I do not personally know the three individuals selected for consideration to become the County Assessor. All three may be eminently qualified. The article mentioned that two had experience being in real estate and one had been a political candidate previously. Again each of these men may be well qualified to serve as our assessor. There is some other information that should be considered in my opinion.

May 20, 2020 4:01 p.m.

TRUMP: Applause for leading

In response to Mr. David M. Cohen’s letter, I would like to HONOR our great President Trump who is doing a phenomenal job leading us through this challenging season in our country. Just to be clear, it was President Trump who closed access to China when this whole thing started and it is President Trump who has saved thousands of lives because of his timely decisions to address the virus while another political party was bent on wasting valuable time and millions of dollars on an impeachment fiasco. Money that could have been used to help fight the virus but they were too focused on destroying our elected and esteemed President!

May 20, 2020 4 p.m.

THRIFT: Don’t ignore the good

Ms. Thrasher’s letter of 5/13/20 was, in my opinion, snobbish, hurtful and nasty. Maybe, in whatever state she came from, thrift stores had an odor problem. However, she obviously hasn’t been in our Coeur d’Alene Goodwill or our Hospice Thrift store (Salvation Army Thrift closed some time ago).

May 20, 2020 4 p.m.

BOCC: Public safety fail

Form over substance is a common element in most political deception, and the Board of County Commissioners recently displayed that skill when they denied Doctor Keene, their Coroner, the slightest hope that he will have adequate Idaho facilities in the near future to determine if our loved ones were murdered or died naturally. With all the political promises being offered today in exchange for votes, this one misstep reveals the true lack of commitment by BOCC, as presently constituted, to a safe and civilized community. After all, your Coroner having the tools needed to do the job is what makes a community a Big City instead of a Cow Town. Cow Town it is. Sorry, Doctor Keene.

May 20, 2020 4 p.m.

VANDALISM: No justification

On May 15, a writer submitted a letter to the editor which begins, “No one can justify vandalism,...”

May 20, 2020 4 p.m.

REBUTTAL: Enforce some facts

In the May 17 edition of the Press, John Heyden wrote a letter critical of Sheriff Wolfinger’s published letter to Gov. Little.

May 20, 2020 4 p.m.

BAYVIEW: Here’s the issue

In the Monday, May 18 article regarding the Bayview Water and Sewer District water bond, statements were made that misrepresented the facts.

May 20, 2020 4 p.m.

Mailing it in makes massive sense

With so many people out of work or working from home, maybe they couldn’t help but notice a springtime election creeping up on them.

Their own private Idaho
May 20, 2020 3:39 p.m.

Their own private Idaho

COEUR D’ALENE — A reader submitted these photos of a backyard garden in full bloom near the Fort Grounds neighborhood, whose caretakers wished to remain anonymous.

May 20, 2020 2:32 p.m.

Idaho candidate claims state botched mail-in ballot process

A candidate seeking to represent Idaho in Congress says election officials botched the mail-in primary process

May 20, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Dispersed activities encouraged on Idaho Panhandle National Forests

As the Memorial Day weekend nears, the USDA Forest Service suggests exploration of dispersed recreation opportunities on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, encouraging forest visitors who want to get into the great outdoors to be aware of limited campground availability on the forest.

May 20, 2020 1:02 p.m.

Idaho official improperly released private addresses 9 times

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office says it improperly released the protected addresses of 55 people to several groups and individuals that requested voter information

Thousands evacuated as river dams break in central Michigan
May 20, 2020 11:37 a.m.

Thousands evacuated as river dams break in central Michigan

Rapidly rising water has overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from flooded communities in central Michigan

May 20, 2020 6:23 a.m.

Zoom can’t replace in-person meetings

What we know is that from this day forward there will be changes in many areas of our personal and professional lives. Something I won’t miss when we fully open is video conferencing that’s replaced meetings and gatherings.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT — Post Falls girls basketball: After coaching boys for years, Allert guided two girls teams to titles
May 20, 2020 1:16 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT — Post Falls girls basketball: After coaching boys for years, Allert guided two girls teams to titles

At some point, Marc Allert knew he wanted to get into coaching.

Latest wake boat rules laid out this week
May 20, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Latest wake boat rules laid out this week

Tuesday meeting draws even-keeled crowd

May 20, 2020 1:13 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: When local college sports return, prepare to watch from afar

Will we see college sports around here in the fall?

New art wraps to grace 15 Cd’A utility boxes
May 20, 2020 1:13 a.m.

New art wraps to grace 15 Cd’A utility boxes

Utility boxes around Coeur d’Alene are about to get a facelift.

Girl with connection to Children’s Village leads charge to raise money to help kids
May 20, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Girl with connection to Children’s Village leads charge to raise money to help kids

Girl with connection to Children’s Village leads charge to raise money to help kids

Signing Photos May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Signing Photos May 20, 2020

Mom charged with shooting at her husband in bedroom
May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Mom charged with shooting at her husband in bedroom

A Post Falls mother of two accused of shooting at her husband with a 30-caliber pistol posted bail last week, but Holly N. Landerman will be back in court June 4 to determine the status of her case.

Couples threatens, shoots disabled man at Eddyville
May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Couples threatens, shoots disabled man at Eddyville

A Kootenai County couple was arrested and released for shooting two rounds from a pistol at their disabled roommate near Eddyville.

May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial: HOLLY CARLING — The Gallbladder: Simple but important

The gallbladder is a simple organ, but not an unimportant one. When the gallbladder isn’t functioning properly, we really need to be asking WHY? Most gallbladder problems start further upstream, in the upper digestive system (mouth and stomach), yet frequently that aspect is ignored and the gallbladder is simply taken out.

May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Virus saps city coffers

COVID-19 could steal $1 to 2 million from Cd’A general fund

Steven Cassel, 70
May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Steven Cassel, 70

Steven Cassel, 70, passed away peacefully at his home on May 8, 2020.

Master criminal left evidence
May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Master criminal left evidence

Reporter’s note: Quotation marks show direct quotes from the media, such as a newspaper. All other commentary is from Your On The Street Reporter.

William Thomas ‘Bill’ Hilderbrand, 89
May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

William Thomas ‘Bill’ Hilderbrand, 89

Our Lord and Savior called William Thomas “Bill” Hilderbrand, age 89, home to Heaven on May 8, 2020, at the Garden at Orchard Ridge in Coeur d’Alene, with his daughter by his side, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A family service will be held on May 22, 2020, with a celebration of life held later this summer.

May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial: GEORGE BALLING: Wines from your past

We all have known for the full span of our wine journey that our palates change over time. During some periods we may bounce between varietals and growing regions quite rapidly as we move from wine to wine that we like better, for whatever reason. The great importer Kermit Lynch said it best some years back when asked which wine was his favorite. “Right now, I am really in to Vermentino” he said, “but that will change. Wine is not like marriage. It’s OK to move around.”

Deanna Mae Whaley, 81
May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Deanna Mae Whaley, 81

Deanna Mae Whaley, 81, resident of Coeur d’Alene, passed away at Kootenai Health on May 18, 2020. She was born to William and Mary (Rickman) Antelope Sr. on Oct. 23, 1938, in Tilma, Wash. Deanna grew up in Tensed, Idaho, and was raised by her Grandma Tutu. She attended boarding school in DeSmet and graduated from Plummer High School with the class of 1956.

May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Free potatoes on Saturday

Free potatoes will be offered 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Heart of the City Church.

Sheriff’s blotter
May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s blotter

Notable calls

May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A library plans partial reopening June 1

COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Public Library is ready to partially reopen for the public on June 1 in compliance with Gov. Brad Little’s Rebound Idaho plan and with the approval of the Library Board of Trustees.

Cd’A school board to vote on new assistant superintendent
May 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A school board to vote on new assistant superintendent

COEUR d'ALENE — The Coeur d'Alene School District Board of Trustees will vote June 1 on a recommendation to hire Kelly Niccolls as assistant superintendent for secondary education and curriculum.

May 20, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 20 2020

Tuesday, May 19

May 19, 2020 2:01 p.m.

Idaho Land Board will stick with timberland-buying strategy

Gov. Brad Little’s desire to make a significant course change involving a politically charged strategy on how to invest millions of dollars to benefit public schools and other beneficiaries has been rejected by his fellow members on the Idaho Land Board

More Washington counties can expedite reopening process
May 19, 2020 1:52 p.m.

More Washington counties can expedite reopening process

Ten additional counties in Washington can apply to move to the second stage of the state’s economic reopening plan

May 19, 2020 12:04 p.m.

Turnout looks to be big in Idaho's first mail-only primary

County election workers across Idaho were bustling for the state primary Tuesday morning, but the tasks were far from the usual routine

The stay-at-home dad: A rowdy Saturday night
May 19, 2020 11:59 a.m.

The stay-at-home dad: A rowdy Saturday night

A rowdy Saturday night

May 19, 2020 11:58 a.m.

Walking through memories

Sometimes it’s good to be wrong.

Fast Five: Hale Fields takes it all into account
May 19, 2020 11:58 a.m.

Fast Five: Hale Fields takes it all into account

Meet Hale Fields. Born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Hale has lived in Idaho his whole life. He moved to Boise for several years to attend Boise State University and begin his career in accounting, then moved back to Coeur d’Alene with his wife to start a family.

Best of the 2010s - #10-1
May 19, 2020 11:58 a.m.

Best of the 2010s - #10-1

By TYLER WILSON

Getting the right stuff done: Lessons in productivity from a master
May 19, 2020 11:58 a.m.

Getting the right stuff done: Lessons in productivity from a master

In an interview with local productivity expert Robby Miles, there were several interruptions in the form of his four-year-old daughter.

Sandpoint still stunning after all these years
May 19, 2020 11:58 a.m.

Sandpoint still stunning after all these years

SANDPOINT — It had been more than a decade since my wife and I had visited Sandpoint.

May 19, 2020 11:10 a.m.

Yellowstone National Park partially reopens for day use

Tourists are being allowed back into Yellowstone National Park for the first time in nearly two months

High Court hears big boathouse beef
May 19, 2020 1:15 a.m.

High Court hears big boathouse beef

A boathouse on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Everwell Bay that neighbors call a monstrosity and a mistake was illegally permitted by the Idaho Department of Lands, a Spokane attorney last week told the Idaho Supreme Court.

TIME’S ALMOST UP
May 19, 2020 1:15 a.m.

TIME’S ALMOST UP

Deadline today to request ballot

ANALYSIS/RESEARCH Just one way to describe  this election: Historic
May 19, 2020 1:14 a.m.

ANALYSIS/RESEARCH Just one way to describe this election: Historic

I’m writing to you from what we affectionately call the “Bunker.” The Bunker is the base from which, under normal circumstances, we coordinate the massive undertaking that is required to pull off an election at hundreds of polling places, each processing hundreds, if not thousands, of voters. Elections Offices are effectively the largest event planning operations in any given community.

Let’s join together as one to remember and honor our war dead
May 19, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Let’s join together as one to remember and honor our war dead

As I was growing up in the years following America’s victory in the Second World War, I remember being so proud of the country and those who had served and given their lives to win the war. The country had come together as one to accomplish something truly remarkable. Americans of every national origin, faith and creed played a part in the war, although the participation of some —African Americans and Japanese Americans — had been in separate units. Nevertheless, the war dead were honored and mourned by a united, thankful nation.

Sheriff race contributions  running neck-and-neck
May 19, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Sheriff race contributions running neck-and-neck

Money doesn’t always decide elections, be it in May primaries or in the November general election. But the contributions coming into today’s all-absentee primary election show one-sided trends for federal offices and a neck-and-neck battle in a few local races.

Lakeland makes room for possible graduation seating
May 19, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Lakeland makes room for possible graduation seating

Board members, district officials to bombard governor’s office for special concession

May 19, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Chip Shots May 19, 2020

• HOLE IN ONE

Cameron Sessions, Post Falls High School valedictorian
May 19, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Cameron Sessions, Post Falls High School valedictorian

Hi! My name is Cameron Sessions. I have a pretty busy schedule as I maintain school, sports and clubs all in my day-to-day activities. In between all of this, I find time to be with my friends and family. I enjoy being active as I enjoy being out in public and spending time with the people I love.

Wake zone on tap
May 19, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Wake zone on tap

Commissioners hear testimony tonight

Mikell P. Mowreader, 85
May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Mikell P. Mowreader, 85

Mikell P. Mowreader, 85

Jennifer Jo Gonser, 66
May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Jennifer Jo Gonser, 66

Jennifer Jo Gonser, 66

Problem voting? Call the hotline
May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Problem voting? Call the hotline

BOISE — The ACLU of Idaho is operating a voter hotline and website for Idaho voters to submit complaints if they are experiencing problems or barriers to voting during the May 2020 Idaho Primary Election.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

GRIMM: Good and honest

I would like express my support for John Grimm for Kootenai County Sheriff. As a resident of our beautiful Coeur d’Alene community, I feel passionate about having a good honest leader in the position of Sheriff here in Kootenai County.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Hayden talent show set

HAYDEN — As part of the Hayden Days festivities, the “Hayden’s Got Talent” Show is set for Saturday, July 25.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

STEWART: For the people

As a long time resident of Kootenai County I want to encourage voters to vote for David Stewart for Kootenai County Commissioner--District 1.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Emergency funding available

Local food and shelter organizations can apply for funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency/Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

Going up: Gas prices soar
May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Going up: Gas prices soar

BOISE — Idaho gas prices leaped by 17 cents in a week as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted and fuel demand rebuilds. For the week, the Gem State’s price jump was the largest in the country.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Working, not talking

I’m voting for Doug Okuniewicz for Idaho House District 2, Seat B because he has already proven his willingness and ability to fight on our behalf in opposing the prison reentry center that Boise bureaucrats want to build here in North Idaho. Any Johnny-come-lately can say they are against the reentry center, but Doug has been actively working with local officials to draft code changes that will give them the legal authority to refuse a reentry center in our area since last year. And, don’t forget Doug’s opponent has been endorsed by one of the Boise bureaucrats who wants to open a reentry center in our area.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: He’ll stand and deliver

Doug Okuniewicz has character, integrity and perseverance to be a strong voice for your community at the Idaho Legislature.

White-tailed deer
May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

White-tailed deer

I don’t know about you, but after so many false starts, I am glad that North Idaho is finally experiencing classic spring weather. So is the animal kingdom!

Post Falls Post pushes ahead
May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Post Falls Post pushes ahead

Will hold Memorial Day activities, starting Friday

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGGS: Values, pro-business

The clear choice for the Senate seat for District 3 is Peter Riggs.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Tubbs Hill pot bust lands 20-year-old in jail

A 20-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was arrested at Tubbs Hill Saturday and charged by police with selling marijuana cigarettes and bags of cannabis to minors.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

DELAVAN: A proven leader

I first met Greg within days of moving here over 20 years ago. I had recently retired, after living several years in England, spent some time looking for the right place to settle, was encouraged by friends and family to look at Coeur d’Alene, and it was love at first sight. I grew up in a small town in Wyoming, so it had to be somewhere in the West.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Pro-life, anti-re-entry

I am urging your vote for Tim Kastning in the race for State Representative District 2B. Tim is “honest as the day is long,” is highly conservative, principled and is beholden to no one other than our Lord, Jesus Christ.

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

Pet power: 10 ways animals help health

Don’t tell Karma — who, like all cats, thinks she’s the bee’s knees, but the truest friend among feline kind was Sasha. (No disrespect, Cameron fans, to Sammie The World’s Greatest.)

May 19, 2020 1 a.m.

EBERLEIN: Unusually qualified

Marc Eberlein, candidate for Idaho State Senate District 3, is a rarity in the political realm. Honest, authentic, and unequivocal, he asserts his positions respectfully and thoughtfully. His motivation for running for office is to serve the constituents of his district to the best of his considerable ability, according to the foundational principles of our republic—of which he has long been a student.

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?: Vandal football coaches, players keep in contact — via internet — during pandemic
May 19, 2020 12:55 a.m.

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?: Vandal football coaches, players keep in contact — via internet — during pandemic

MOSCOW — As the summer begins, University of Idaho student-athletes have already been settled in across the country for nearly two months.

May 19, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 19 2020

Monday, May 18

May 18, 2020 10:58 p.m.

Northwest Notes May 19, 2020

Fans invited to choose red turf

Gov. Little extends cash grants to self-employed
May 18, 2020 3:13 p.m.

Gov. Little extends cash grants to self-employed

Boise – Self-employed individuals economically impacted by COVID-19 now may be eligible to receive up to $7,500 in cash support through the Idaho Rebound cash grants for small businesses.

May 18, 2020 2:24 p.m.

Deputy dies after he was struck by another deputy’s vehicle

Authorities in eastern Idaho say a sheriff’s deputy was hit and killed by another deputy when both were responding to a crash early Monday morning

ACLU of Idaho launches voter hotline
May 18, 2020 12:45 p.m.

ACLU of Idaho launches voter hotline

BOISE – The ACLU of Idaho is operating a voter hotline and website for Idaho voters to submit complaints if they are experiencing problems or barriers to voting during the May 2020 Idaho Primary Election.

May 18, 2020 11:34 a.m.

Mom charged with murder after infant’s death

An Idaho woman has been charged with murder in connection with the death of her infant son

Steve Cameron blog
May 18, 2020 10:29 a.m.

Steve Cameron blog

Still here.

Virus interrupts St. Helens eruption annniversary plans
May 18, 2020 9:10 a.m.

Virus interrupts St. Helens eruption annniversary plans

The coronavirus outbreak disrupted what had been big plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state

Mark your calendar for a paradigm shift
May 18, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Mark your calendar for a paradigm shift

Renowned poverty expert Donna Beegle to present workshop in Coeur d'Alene in September

A wine-win for Children’s Village
May 18, 2020 1:14 a.m.

A wine-win for Children’s Village

COEUR d’ALENE — It was a wine-win Thursday night as community members joined in for a lively virtual fundraiser that raised $23,475 for Children's Village.

TOP GRADS  Owen Foster, Cd’A Charter valedictorian
May 18, 2020 1:12 a.m.

TOP GRADS Owen Foster, Cd’A Charter valedictorian

I moved to Coeur d’Alene at the start of fifth grade. After attending LAM Christian Academy, I went to Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, where I will graduate this year.

Could we have a rough wildfire season?
May 18, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Could we have a rough wildfire season?

After a drier-than-normal April in the northwestern portion of the country, precipitation totals have been increasing. Between now and early June, Cliff and I believe that rainfall totals in Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Empire will be near- to above-normal levels.

May 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Lake City Center

May 18, 2020 1 a.m.

Bayview tries again to pass water bond

BAYVIEW — The more than 480 patrons of the Bayview Water and Sewer District are deciding whether to approve a $3.4 million bond to fix the district’s water system over the next decade.

May 18, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 18 2020

Sunday, May 17

US, European leaders weigh reopening risks without a vaccine
May 17, 2020 9:43 p.m.

US, European leaders weigh reopening risks without a vaccine

On a weekend when many pandemic-weary people emerged from weeks of lockdown, leaders in the U.S. and Europe  are weighing the risks and rewards of lifting COVID-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop

Thousands defer plans to leave the military during crisis
May 17, 2020 9:38 p.m.

Thousands defer plans to leave the military during crisis

Army Sgt. Antonio Gozikowski had been planning to leave the military and head to college to study dentistry

New case of COVID-19 in Kootenai County
May 17, 2020 1:12 p.m.

New case of COVID-19 in Kootenai County

One new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Kootenai County on Sunday, according to Panhandle Health District.

Male arrested for aggravated DUI after UTV crash
May 17, 2020 12:43 p.m.

Male arrested for aggravated DUI after UTV crash

Raven D. Blackburn, 18, of Post Falls was taken into custody Saturday evening on charges of aggravated DUI.

May 17, 2020 9:06 a.m.

Small free libraries offering solace amid virus shutdowns

By MICHELLE A. MONROE and RUSSELL CONTRERAS

Gyms jacked to be back
May 17, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Gyms jacked to be back

With a few changes, Kroc Center, Peak Health & Wellness users return

Reopening of restaurants attracts crowd to downtown Coeur d’Alene
May 17, 2020 1:40 a.m.

Reopening of restaurants attracts crowd to downtown Coeur d’Alene

COEUR d’ALENE — Gene Marquez sat out front at the Iron Horse restaurant on a sunny Saturday afternoon and smiled. He liked what he saw.

This fire season unlike any other
May 17, 2020 1:30 a.m.

This fire season unlike any other

Wildland firefighters are gearing up for what could be a higher-than-average fire season.

Cork & Tap reopens with new owners, offerings
May 17, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Cork & Tap reopens with new owners, offerings

The Cork & Tap at 2034 Main St. in Riverstone has opened with many major changes including ownership.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Any state memories would have been better than this
May 17, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Any state memories would have been better than this

We should be waking up this morning, and reflecting on a wild weekend — a wild week, actually — of state high school spring sports tournaments.

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Blazes! It’s that time of year again

Here comes fire season.

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

TAXES: Message does not compute

Rep. Sage Dixon,

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Something to consider

Our local sheriff wrote a letter to Gov. Little asking to open Kootenai sooner than the governor’s plan due to the small amount of cases of coronavirus in our county. Yes, we are blessed as to our small count. However, opening our county earlier than the rest of Idaho will be a welcome mat for not only our friends from Washington but other parts of Idaho.

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

MOTHERS: Blood connection precious

To Sally Hicks of Rathdrum; I read your opinion “Armed with tomatoes” May 13 regarding Sholeh Patrick’s article, “Mother’s Day: Is it Past Prime?” I’m not a mother, I’m 73, and a great-grandfather. The passion in your letter was deep, well put and your anger was justified. There is something near spiritual about the connection mothers have with the children they nurture; it is unique to mothers, especially with the children they have born.

Patricia L. Backer, 85
May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

Patricia L. Backer, 85

Patricia L. Backer passed away peacefully at her Hayden home with her daughter, Kendall Backer, at her side, following complications from a recent stroke.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Eye of the Storm
May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN Eye of the Storm

With the state reopening, many of us are sighing with relief and thinking this pandemic is in the rearview mirror. Let’s pump the brakes a little bit. Let’s proceed, but proceed with some caution.

VINTAGE VOICES
May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

VINTAGE VOICES

Scrumptious Storytelling

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Back in action
May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Back in action

It’s time for Neighborhood of the Week to re-focus on what’s new and available in the North Idaho real estate market.

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

MOTHERS: Mixed Press review

Just to say, I agree with Sally Hicks response to Sholeh Patrick’s article redefining Mother’s Day. Was proud of Sally, let us not forget the Patricks are liberal. Thankfully, he prints conservative letters to the editor.

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

PANDEMIC: Praying for writer

With regret I read the letter in the Coeur d’Alene Press by Esequiel Vasquez accusing me and those who attended the National Day of Prayer at McEuen Park of in effect being a danger to our community and indicating that these Protestants are a rabble of non-true worshipers of God who flagrantly resist God ordained authority. He fails to understand that we have a duty under God to provide for our families and those hardest hit by this pandemic.

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Business lessons from the pandemic

Harvard Business School surveyed 600 CEOs recently and asked them what keeps them awake at night during this global pandemic. The results found that almost every aspect of doing business must be completely rethought for both short-term survival and long-term success.

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Some strong words

In response to our sheriff. Dear Ben, while you were attending medical school, did you specialize in infectious disease by chance? What, you’re not a medical professional? You’re a law enforcement officer you say, highest position in the county you say. I am sorry. I must be confused then since you’re willing, on my behalf, to decline enforcement of the governor’s law put in place to protect me.

May 17, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: He’s completely right

On Wednesday, Sheriff Wolfinger was quoted in an article saying that each county should be judged on its own regarding reopening after the China virus.

Saturday, May 16

May 16, 2020 3:54 p.m.

Coronavirus deaths reach 1,000 in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — The number of deaths in Washington because of the coronavirus has reached 1,000, the Washington State Department of Health reported Saturday.

May 16, 2020 1:34 p.m.

Restaurants and racing can resume, but new rules abound

By REBECCA SANTANA and MARINA VILLENEUVE

May 16, 2020 12:05 p.m.

Return to play or not? A thorny question for youth sports

By SCHUYLER DIXON

May 16, 2020 11:52 a.m.

Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels

As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly wave of outbreaks, according to an Associated Press analysis.

May 16, 2020 11:24 a.m.

Washington governor retracts restaurant contact requirement

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington will not require restaurants to get customers’ contact information as initially planned as part of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Jay Inslee said.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: What are you reaching for?
May 16, 2020 8:27 a.m.

STEVE CAMERON BLOG: What are you reaching for?

Still here.

Kyle Anson, Venture High School senior of the year
May 16, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Kyle Anson, Venture High School senior of the year

I love to be active, I enjoy being outdoors and playing in the North Idaho wilderness. My life has been a struggle for as long as I can remember. I've had a rough home life and I never really was the coolest kid in school. But every day I would be up early, go to the gym and then go to school. I always do my best to make people smile. I feel like “the best way to make myself happy is to make others happy." There is nothing more special to me than the opportunity to receive this award and prove to myself and others that hard work pays off, even when you don't think anyone is watching. If you persevere and set a goal for yourself, you can make yourself and the world a better place.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: McDonald missing one final run with his boys
May 16, 2020 1:10 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: McDonald missing one final run with his boys

Who knows, today could have been Timberlake High’s breakthrough day at the state 3A baseball tournament.

Bowling is back
May 16, 2020 1:09 a.m.

Bowling is back

Sunset center reopens Friday to strikes and spares

Salons in style again
May 16, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Salons in style again

Locals have hand in today’s opening

Judge OKs move of alleged sex-solicitor
May 16, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Judge OKs move of alleged sex-solicitor

Scott C. Marquez will be released to a group home

This way to  the beach
May 16, 2020 1:06 a.m.

This way to the beach

Mullan Trail holds festive Friday food drive to help Post Falls Food Bank

Shavuot or Pentecost
May 16, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Shavuot or Pentecost

The weekend of May 30-31 marks the observance of Pentecost and Shavuot, holy days to Christians and Jews respectively. And both involve certain “gifts” that don’t come with wrapping and bows.

Idaho star has sights set on White House
May 16, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Idaho star has sights set on White House

Klinker plans to play overseas before returning to Moscow

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

VOTERS: Check this out

If you have yet to make candidate choices for the May 19 primary election, we may have something that will help you through the process.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Resolution banning heavy equipment on residential property pulled

A resolution to prohibit the parking of heavy equipment on residential property in Coeur d’Alene was pulled from the upcoming Tuesday city council agenda, as provisions in the proposal didn’t factor in certain conditions for equipment owners.

CDAIDE names first executive director
May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

CDAIDE names first executive director

Leadership coach Michael Murray to guide nonprofit into the future

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Strong core values

I have known Tim Kastning for almost 30 years. That history has given me the unique opportunity to observe Tim in very diverse settings and situations. This includes working in business, working for Tim, recreating together, working in ministry together and just being in casual family settings.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

BAYVIEW: Vote no — again

Bayview is voting on their third Water & Sewer bond. The first two failed. The third bond is for a higher amount, $3.4 million. Talk about going backwards.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

SENTENCINGS

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

FILLIOS: Feel our pain

Chris Fillios has failed to respond to or acknowledge two emails I sent to him in March 2018.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGGS: Wins Pro-Life endorsement

Idaho Chooses Life has endorsed Peter Riggs because of his thoughtful responses to our Candidate Survey. He scored a 97 on a range of critical pro-Life issues. In fact, it was one of the best responses we received from any candidate running this year.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGGS: Smart, will listen

I am writing to encourage you to vote for Peter Riggs for the open senate seat in district 3. I’ve known Peter for many, many years and can attest to his intelligence, his devotion to his family and to Idaho, and his conservative principals. He is a smart, capable guy and if you like your politicians to be better listeners than talkers, better problem solvers than conspiracy theorists, better teammates than loners and more favorable to business than to government, Peter is your guy.

Wakes on waterways should be managed
May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Wakes on waterways should be managed

Waves are created by the temporary displacement of water. Once displaced, water rebounds above its static level and eventually, after a few or many oscillations, resumes its static level. The energy expended to push the water down and begin its oscillation is radiated outward in the waterbody as a wave.

Ronald Bryant Norfleet, 71
May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Ronald Bryant Norfleet, 71

Sept. 14, 1948 – May 11, 2020

Daniel James Hagen, 97
May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Daniel James Hagen, 97

Daniel James Hagen passed away at Schneidmiller Hospice House on May 11, 2020. Dan was born in Missoula, Mont. on May 23, 1922, to Joseph and Marie Hagen. He attended Catholic schools in Missoula, from kindergarten through eighth grade, and graduated from Missoula County High School in 1940.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Prayer rally threatened public safety

In the May 8 issue of The Press, front page center, is an article concerning a prayer rally held at McEuen Park on May 7. It appears from that article and accompanying photos that virtually every established, official guideline to protect the public from COVID-19 infection, was violated. That Press article, I believe, as an understatement, was non-critical.

Kootenai River Inn Casino and Spa reopens
May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Kootenai River Inn Casino and Spa reopens

All employees were paid through shutdown

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

FILLIOS: Not a supporter

Chris Fillios stated in the Press on 5/9/20, “… asked I … defy Little’s … plan. That isn’t going to happen, he’s … Govenor … I took an oath of office”

Lakeland senior parents to protest on Tuesday
May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Lakeland senior parents to protest on Tuesday

Some pressing for grads to have option to sit outside cars at drive-in commencement ceremony

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Free overdose antidotes available to the public

Heritage Health is working to prevent people from dying from drug overdoses.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Free compost giveaway this weekend

The city is giving away compost this weekend at its Coeur d’Alene composting plant.

Jim Addis
May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

Jim Addis

With an uncertain economic forecast in Idaho’s future, Rep. Jim Addis said his history in economics and manufacturing will best prepare him to grapple with complex issues like the coronavirus.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

VOTE: For this slate

As a former candidate for local government, I have known and dealt with, both past and present, many government officials. I am endorsing several candidates that I know and feel will represent us without any political agenda.

May 16, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGGS: Focuses on real issues

Are you as tired as I am of the political divisions and the focus in our state legislature on matters that don’t address our most pressing needs? Our representatives are wasting time on issues that don’t improve our ability to run businesses, help our citizens thrive or educate our children to the levels this world requires for a successful life.

May 16, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 16 2020

Friday, May 15

Attorneys for State Board, Legislature fire back in Ybarra lawsuit
May 15, 2020 5:58 p.m.

Attorneys for State Board, Legislature fire back in Ybarra lawsuit

The State Board of Education is Idaho’s education policymaking body, and the Legislature has the authority to transfer positions from one agency to another, attorneys for the two entities argued in legal briefs Friday.

One new COVID-19 case in Kootenai County
May 15, 2020 4:48 p.m.

One new COVID-19 case in Kootenai County

One new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Kootenai County this week, according to Panhandle Health District.

A wine-win for Children’s Village
May 15, 2020 2:36 p.m.

A wine-win for Children’s Village

Virtual event raises more than $23,000

U.S. layoffs surged to record high of 11.4 million in March
May 15, 2020 1:01 p.m.

U.S. layoffs surged to record high of 11.4 million in March

U.S. layoffs soared in March to a record high of 11.4 million after state and local governments closed restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other nonessential businesses as the viral outbreak intensified

May 15, 2020 11:11 a.m.

Pandemic turns Magic Valley meat industry upside down

Spring is typically the slow season for Idaho custom meat processors like Don Scarrow

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (4-year term) Three candidates, three platforms
May 15, 2020 1:15 a.m.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (4-year term) Three candidates, three platforms

Nicholas Henderson said as commissioner, he would maintain a servant heart and lead from that position.

Hungry for more
May 15, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Hungry for more

Restaurants ready for crowds when dining-in reopens on Saturday

David Stewart
May 15, 2020 1:14 a.m.

David Stewart

Commissioner Candidate David Stewart declined a phone interview. Information regarding his candidacy is taken directly from the Coeur d’Alene Press Voter Guide questionnaire and his website.

Bill Brooks
May 15, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Bill Brooks

Bill Brooks believes the most important part of the county commissioner’s job is quite simple.

State reopening continues into Stage 2
May 15, 2020 1:11 a.m.

State reopening continues into Stage 2

Yesterday Gov. Brad Little announced Idaho will move into Stage 2 of his reopening plan. In his announcement, he encouraged residents and businesses to move forward safely and continue to adhere to social distancing and sanitation guidelines.

Cd’A parking revenue  shows virus’s impact
May 15, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Cd’A parking revenue shows virus’s impact

The city of Coeur d’Alene released data this week that shows a dramatic decrease in revenue from its parking lots, numbers that reflect direct economic damage from the coronavirus.

May 15, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Northwest Notes May 15, 2020

Free Kids Day set for Sunday

May 15, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

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

No headline
May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

No headline

U of I offering two $1,000 scholarship prizes for high school seniors

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

TRAIL: Herbicides inappropriate

Have you ever enjoyed biking or hiking the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, “The award winning 72-mile paved, non-motorized, mostly alpine and basically flat rail trail…,” according to the website of Friends of the Trail? It is indeed a beautiful ride for the family, taking you past lakes, the river and wetlands.

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Negligent in deaths

How many lives would have been saved if the Trump administration had done something sooner? A LOT!

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

WASHINGTON: Policy hard to digest

I heard on the radio this week that Washington will be taking the names and phone numbers of patrons at dine-in restaurants for contact tracing and yet they don’t feel the need for persons to provide proof of citizenship to vote. Seems a little wonky to me.

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

RE-ENTRY: On the record, say no

As the state of Idaho sent out feelers to see which community made it clear that they wouldn’t accept a Prison Release Program, Kootenai County and Coeur d’Alene did NOT make it clear that we don’t want the program. To date, our community has spoken and said “No Way!” Even politicians in campaigns have voiced a big NO! What we have not heard from is our City Council, County Commissioners or newspaper supporting the people.

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

GOVERNOR: Violating oath of office

It’s an election year and how I wish Governor Little was up for re-election. In 2014, I ran against now-Governor Little for the office of Lt. Governor, and it is with a deep concern for my state and my country that I make an appeal to his oath of office.

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID: Smart only way to go

I understand the increasing urgency of business people and their employees to reopen, and I support reopening businesses. But, OPEN SMART! Businesses must put into place measures to protect both their customers and their employees. And SHOP SMART! Customers must help protect the business community they purport to value by following now well-known guidelines of social distancing, hand-washing and using face masks.

Wallace ready  for center stage
May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Wallace ready for center stage

Wallace will use any excuse to party.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

VANDALISM: Sign of the times

How sad! No one can justify vandalism, but it bothers me that if the “decision makers” would be a little more flexible in what they have kept closed, this need not have happened.

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Kootenai Heart Clinics to close Spokane locations

Kootenai Heart Clinics will be closing its Spokane locations by Aug. 31 in a move to reduce significant operational losses. The closure will affect all three cardiology offices in Spokane as well as outreach offices in Washington.

Heritage Health’s clinics continue to serve community
May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Heritage Health’s clinics continue to serve community

Heritage Health is expecting that the easing of Idaho’s statewide lockdown will bring patients back to its medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics across North Idaho.

‘True partners with our friends’
May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

‘True partners with our friends’

Casino CEO outlines tribe’s many responsibilities for environment, members, community

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Newport hospital resumes elective surgeries

NEWPORT, Wash. — Newport Hospital and Health Services will gradually restart elective surgeries beginning May 18.

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGHTS: Apparently not unalienable

Our Declaration of Independence states, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Stinson waives speedy trial rights will have hearing by end of month
May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

Stinson waives speedy trial rights will have hearing by end of month

The preliminary hearing for a 37-year-old Coeur d’Alene man accused in a fatal shooting last month in midtown, and who led police on a high-speed chase across the county, was canceled this week.

May 15, 2020 1 a.m.

IDFG lifts ban on out-of-state license sales

Idaho Fish and Game will resume selling out-of-state fishing and hunting licenses beginning Saturday, according to the department.

May 15, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 15 2020

Thursday, May 14

CDAIDE announces first executive director
May 14, 2020 4:53 p.m.

CDAIDE announces first executive director

CDAIDE, a volunteer-run nonprofit that supports restaurant and hospitality workers, has announced that leadership coach and speaker Michael Murray will be its first executive director.

Steve Cameron blog
May 14, 2020 4:39 p.m.

Steve Cameron blog

Still here.

Rebound reaches stage 2
May 14, 2020 2:42 p.m.

Rebound reaches stage 2

Bars get bumped up to May 30 opening; visitor restrictions eased Saturday

Idaho sees 5,795 new weekly initial unemployment claims because of COVID-19
May 14, 2020 12:28 p.m.

Idaho sees 5,795 new weekly initial unemployment claims because of COVID-19

Initial claims reached 5,795 during the week ending May 9, a 23 percent decline from the previous week.

May 14, 2020 11:51 a.m.

Idaho virus outbreak linked to family gathering

Idaho health officials say a cluster of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Washington County, leading to the voluntary shutdown of a food processing plant

May 14, 2020 10:49 a.m.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Idaho

An earthquake struck northeast of Boise near tehe area where a larger earthquake hit in late March

Wisconsin bars reopen after court ruling praised by Trump
May 14, 2020 10:25 a.m.

Wisconsin bars reopen after court ruling praised by Trump

A court ruling tossing out Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order threw communities into chaos

Richard Whitehead
May 14, 2020 1:40 a.m.

Richard Whitehead

If Richard Whitehead is elected to replace Ben Wolfinger as Kootenai County sheriff, he plans to make the sheriff’s office a destination agency where law enforcement professionals want to work, instead of having it used as a starting point where young recruits gain experience before leaving for jobs at other agencies.

Bob Norris
May 14, 2020 1:35 a.m.

Bob Norris

As a member of the Kootenai County Search and Rescue unit, sheriff candidate Bob Norris says he understands how the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office works.

John Grimm
May 14, 2020 1:30 a.m.

John Grimm

If he wins next week’s Republican primary in the Kootenai County sheriff’s race, John Grimm will position himself to run against a libertarian and an independent candidate for the highest law enforcement office in Kootenai County.

Kim Edmondson
May 14, 2020 1:25 a.m.

Kim Edmondson

Kim Edmondson said her 28 years of experience in the sheriff’s office combined with more than 32 years living in Kootenai County makes her the most knowledgeable of the four Republican candidates for sheriff.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: What might have been this season for Coeur d’Alene High’s softball team
May 14, 2020 1:15 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: What might have been this season for Coeur d’Alene High’s softball team

It was Friday afternoon, March 13, and second-year Coeur d’Alene High softball coach Bobbi Darretta decided it was time for a break.

Dinners with the Dagastines
May 14, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Dinners with the Dagastines

Gary and Beth head out each night to support local restaurants, encourage others to do the same

Entering Stage 2 By CRAIG NORTHRUP
May 14, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Entering Stage 2 By CRAIG NORTHRUP

Restaurants, salons, gyms look forward to reopening on Saturday

Art on the Green goes virtual
May 14, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Art on the Green goes virtual

Downtown Street Fair, Taste of Coeur d’Alene still scheduled

TOP GRADS Kristen Nethercott,  CHS salutatorian
May 14, 2020 1:12 a.m.

TOP GRADS Kristen Nethercott, CHS salutatorian

I am 17 years old. I have lived in Coeur d'Alene my entire life, and I am excited to graduate and experience the world outside of North Idaho!

Kroc to open Saturday;  Silverwood at month’s end
May 14, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Kroc to open Saturday; Silverwood at month’s end

Two of the most popular spots in Kootenai County plan to open this month.

Three candidates selected for assessor post
May 14, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Three candidates selected for assessor post

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee selected three candidates to replace the late county assessor Rich Houser on Wednesday evening. More than 60 people gathered at the fairgrounds for the special meeting.

May 14, 2020 1:10 a.m.

AT COLLEGE: May 14, 2020

Michael Hicks

May 14, 2020 1:10 a.m.

CORONAVIRUS: Iron Wood Throws Classic, annual HOTSHOT soccer tournament canceled for 2020

Iron Wood Throws Classic and HOTSHOT soccer tournament canceled

May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Forbearance, deferment: What’s the difference?

If you have a home loan, student loan or credit card debt and are considering suspending payments to creditors because you’re financially struggling, you should know the difference between forbearance and deferment.

May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

IDFG whitetail study continues in Panhandle

In a study that began last year, Idaho Fish and Game finished its second year of monitoring whitetail deer in the Panhandle.

Pike pounding on Hayden Lake is a spring family tradition
May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Pike pounding on Hayden Lake is a spring family tradition

Welcome to the family.

Jesse ‘Hayden’ Tucker, 37
May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Jesse ‘Hayden’ Tucker, 37

Jesse ‘Hayden’ Tucker, 37

May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Pandemic hits Cd’A parking revenue

The city of Coeur d’Alene released data Tuesday night that shows a dramatic decrease in revenue from its parking lots, numbers that reflect what is believed to be our first objective look at the economic damage the coronavirus is leaving behind.

May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

SENTENCINGS

Low numbers prompt IDFG to shut down  Chinook fishing in Clearwater River
May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Low numbers prompt IDFG to shut down Chinook fishing in Clearwater River

Idaho Fish and Game has closed fishing for Chinook salmon throughout the Clearwater River system upstream from Lewiston.

May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

MLP: Don’t presume nada

Of the many, er, colorful adjectives befitting Mrs. Language Person, prompt isn’t one of them.

Laurie E. Lyons
May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Laurie E. Lyons

Laurie E. Lyons

Post Falls bathrooms being cleaned more often
May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Post Falls bathrooms being cleaned more often

More than 50 people gathered online Tuesday for a virtual town hall with Post Falls leaders.

Shakespeare and a dump run;  a ballad of spring cleaning
May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Shakespeare and a dump run; a ballad of spring cleaning

I knew a girl who could pull more gear, stay awake at the wheel longer and generally out endure most of her peers during the sleepless commercial fishing openers on the coast.

John  Grimm
May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

John Grimm

John

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

May 14, 2020 1 a.m.

Auxiliary performs free boat checks

The U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary Coeur d’Alene Flotilla will perform Vessel Safety Checks beginning this month. The checks are free at boat launches and can be scheduled at residential homes or wherever boats are stored.

May 14, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 14 2020

Wednesday, May 13

Art on the Green canceled
May 13, 2020 4:46 p.m.

Art on the Green canceled

The Citizens’ Council for the Arts is canceling Art on the Green.

Kootenai Electric Cooperative reopens next week
May 13, 2020 3:24 p.m.

Kootenai Electric Cooperative reopens next week

HAYDEN — Kootenai Electric Cooperative is preparing to return to normal operations, beginning next week.

May 13, 2020 2 p.m.

Seattle sees 1st case of childhood disease tied to virus

Seattle has had its first confirmed case of a rare inflammatory disease in children that has been closely linked to COVID-19

May 13, 2020 1:38 p.m.

Idaho Rebounds: Stage 2 guidance for gyms, recreation facilities

Gov. Brad Little is expected to announce at a Thursday press conference that stage two of the Idaho Rebounds plan will begin Saturday.

May 13, 2020 1:11 p.m.

Inslee orders hiring freeze, agencies prepare for 15 % cuts

Facing a reduction in projected state revenues of billions due to the coronavirus crisis, Gov Jay Inslee has issued a directive freezing most hiring and signing of personal services contracts and purchasing of equipment

May 13, 2020 12:17 p.m.

The good, the bad, the joys, of thrift stores

By BILL BULEY

The stay-at-home dad: Pay the teachers billions of dollars
May 13, 2020 12:17 p.m.

The stay-at-home dad: Pay the teachers billions of dollars

Pay the teachers billions of dollars

Best of the 2010s - #11-20
May 13, 2020 12:16 p.m.

Best of the 2010s - #11-20

The march to name the Best Movies of the past decade continues. Last week’s Honorable Mention column featured several beloved titles from the 2010s, including “Moonlight,” “Her” and “Arrival.”

Immersed in history: Tattoo Museum, shop tells story of American ink
May 13, 2020 12:16 p.m.

Immersed in history: Tattoo Museum, shop tells story of American ink

Jay Brown didn’t intend to become a historian, or curator.

Fast Five: Miranda Hamilton is looking out for you
May 13, 2020 12:16 p.m.

Fast Five: Miranda Hamilton is looking out for you

Meet Miranda Hamilton, a University of Idaho graduate who has nearly 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. First with American Family Insurance, where she owned and operated the Hamilton Agency before joining independent brokerage Insurance Northwest in 2019. As an independent insurance agent, Miranda is passionate about serving her clients and community. When she is not talking insurance, you will find her behind the scenes of many local events and fundraisers, playing in the woods with her family or celebrating sisterhood with her girl gang.

Quarantine life Feeding the family is no easy task
May 13, 2020 12:16 p.m.

Quarantine life Feeding the family is no easy task

Feeding the family is no easy task

May 13, 2020 12:16 p.m.

Idle hands: staying creative to stave off stress

When my mind is racing, and my thoughts are heavy, I pick up my yarn.

Cd’A COVID-19 Relief Fund releases grant recipients
May 13, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Cd’A COVID-19 Relief Fund releases grant recipients

Kids, child care big priorities for local relief

May 13, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Governor offers cautious optimism as stage 2 deadline nears

Governor offers cautious optimism as stage two deadline nears

Governor offers cautious optimism as stage 2 deadline nears
May 13, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Governor offers cautious optimism as stage 2 deadline nears

Governor offers cautious optimism as stage 2 deadline approaches

Sheriff to Governor:  Accelerate reopening
May 13, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Sheriff to Governor: Accelerate reopening

Wolfinger urges special consideration on county-by-county basis

Top grads: Nick Probst, Coeur d’Alene High School valedictorian
May 13, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Top grads: Nick Probst, Coeur d’Alene High School valedictorian

Although I am originally from Moscow, Russia, I've been fortunate enough to call the Pacific Northwest my home for the last 12 years. I'm also the youngest of two siblings, my older brother being 22. When I'm not busy, I like to spend time outside, grab coffee with a friend or just watch some sort of foreign series on Netflix.

Legends of the Paws has delivered 132 dogs to KHS; all have been adopted
May 13, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Legends of the Paws has delivered 132 dogs to KHS; all have been adopted

Legends of the Paws has delivered 132 dogs to KHS; all have been adopted

May 13, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Youth Sports May 13, 2020

COEUR d’ALENE RECREATION

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — DR. WAYNE M. FICHTER: Flip-flops: What is the big fuss?

Minimalist footwear is the newest craze and flip–flops seem to fall under this umbrella. Flip-flops have single-handedly caused more problems with people’s feet in the last couple of years than just about any other shoe. But why are flip-flops so bad?

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Commish kibosh pathology lab for coroner’s office in crunch

Kootenai County will go another year without a pathology lab for the coroner’s office.

Hearing delayed for baby slaying suspect
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Hearing delayed for baby slaying suspect

The preliminary hearing for a Rathdrum woman accused of killing her baby and cutting the child open with a box cutter was delayed Tuesday and public defenders have asked that the court prohibit communication about the case with the public or the media.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Gripers and groaners

To those of you that aren’t paying attention to anything else but the government violating our “Constitutional Rights,” shut up, open your eyes!

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

KH: Follow their lead

While reading Monday’s headline story of Kootenai Health’s recovery plan in the Coeur d’Alene Press, two quotes came to mind. The first was, “Fail to plan, plan to fail” and the second was from the movie “Apollo 13,” “With all due respect sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.”

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — DR. WENDY CUNNINGHAM: Antibody tests for COVID-19

Those of you who have been sick in recent months but did not get tested for COVID-19 have been left wondering whether you may have had the coronavirus. There are also those who did not get sick but may have been exposed to the virus (an asymptomatic infection). Antibody tests can be used by people in both groups to find out.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — HOLLY CARLING: Your amazing liver

For an organ weighing three or four pounds and about six inches, our liver is amazing! I like to compare it to the heart. The heart is incredibly complex — with four chambers, lots of vasculature, chordae, valves and more, yet it does one thing, it pumps blood. The liver, by contrast looks boring — uniform in texture and color, simple in anatomy, and incredibly varied in its function. The liver has between 500 to 6,000 functions depending on how the functions are categorized. There are some that say the liver is related to every biological function in the body either directly or immediately indirectly. That’s pretty amazing!

Dalmar James Vander Meer, 94
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Dalmar James Vander Meer, 94

Our father, Dalmar James Vander Meer, born March 13, 1926, reached out and grasped our Lord’s hand on March 31, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. His parents, Tina Marie (Montgomery) and Gerrit Marion Vander Meer; grandson, Daniel; and treasured wife of 56 years, Joan, were all awaiting his heavenly arrival.

Douglas George Weed, 70
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Douglas George Weed, 70

Douglas George Weed, 70, passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart in Spokane, Wash., on the night of Friday, May 1, 2020. With family at his side and prayers pouring in from his many work relationships, Doug left us for a better place during this difficult time.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: Wine and food

We are facing one more week of closed restaurants but as we have called around to make reservations, we have found that some of our friends in the restaurant business are extending their closures a bit beyond that. Mary and I really enjoy a meal out regularly, but most times we go to lunch, not dinner. We are usually satisfied to eat dinner at home after being at the shop all day. I cook most nights, but what has been interesting about this period of being shut out of our favorite restaurants is that even we are getting tired of my cooking. Even though we don’t have many dinners out, we have found ourselves seeking new ideas for our nightly meals.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

LARSON: Praise continues

Chris Larson is definitely a hometown hero! Thank you for your heart and service. You are a perfect example of what we all need to be.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

MY TURN: Lightbulb comes on

I read through Dave Botting’s “My Turn” column (Civility suffers in political pandemic) and couldn’t figure out whom he was talking about. He didn’t single out anyone or any group to support his point of view.

Hissing at a drug company
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Hissing at a drug company

Still here.

Marilois ‘ML’ Werlhof, 86
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Marilois ‘ML’ Werlhof, 86

Marilois ‘ML’ Werlhof, 86, of Coeur d’Alene, passed away May 8, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Fred and Loismae Benson on May 28, 1933, in Bend, Ore

OPINION: CARRIE AND JERRY SCHEID — Giving freedom a bad name?
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: CARRIE AND JERRY SCHEID — Giving freedom a bad name?

Jerry: Looks like you’ve added to the uproar over the Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF.)

John Rex Fulbright, 76
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

John Rex Fulbright, 76

John Rex Fulbright was born to John and Patty Fulbright on Dec. 14, 1943, in Astoria, Ore. Rex grew up on the family’s cattle ranch in Jordan, Mont.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable call for the day!

Richard Andrews Houser, 58
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Richard Andrews Houser, 58

Richard Andrews Houser, 58

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

A lesson in gratitude for our hospital

One of our earliest lessons in life is that it’s better to be safe than sorry.

It coulda been an eagle
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

It coulda been an eagle

Reporter’s note: Quotation marks show direct quotes from the media, such as a newspaper. All other commentary is from Your On The Street Reporter.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

MOMS: Armed with tomatoes

I don’t know about other mothers that read Sholeh Patrick’s article on “Mother’s Day: Is it past its prime?,” but it really rattled my cage and not in a good way. So many of our traditions and rights are being stolen right out from under us and I’ll be darn if you think you can take away “Mother’s Day” by re-defining it and calling it “Parent’s Day!” The moment I gave birth defined me as a mother and there has never been anything in my life that has made me more proud and caused me greater joy than to earn that title. That’s mine and you’re not touching it!

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Courteous and cautious

We, in Kootenai County, are so fortunate to have zero deaths and only a few cases of this COVID virus, but that could change, in time, if we are not proactive.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

STORES: Thrifts aren’t essential

Can anyone explain to me how thrift stores, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., qualify as essential businesses? Have you been in one or any of them before this all started? The smell is bad enough but then there’s the fact that these items belonged to who-knows-who.

Donna May Blackburn, 85
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Donna May Blackburn, 85

Donna May Blackburn, 85, passed away on May 6, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Donna was born in River Falls, Wis., on Sept. 20, 1934, to Merle and Pearl Nicholson. She graduated from high school there and had additional training in trade school.

Beware of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Beware of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

With so much focus on COVID-19 and the havoc it is wreaking across the world, it is easy to forget about other diseases and illnesses afflicting our population.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

PRAYER DAY: Disrespect on display

I was totally aghast to see the front page of The Press on May 8 depicting 400 protestants (in McEuen Park) breaking all of Governor Little’s guidelines. Social distancing, HA. The group was huddled together shoulder to shoulder, arm to arm, raising hands with total disregard for our current situation.

Samuel L. Hibbard, 92
May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Samuel L. Hibbard, 92

Samuel Lester Hibbard was born in Fresno, Calif., on Nov. 19, 1927. He died at the age of 92, on May 9, 2020, as a result of complications from colon and liver cancer.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

LOCKDOWN: Bad for distractions

People keep wondering why there isn’t more social unrest with this lockdown.

May 13, 2020 1 a.m.

Enjoy the baby steps to normalcy, quietly

It takes a lot to steal my joy when May comes around but holy cow, this just might be the year. We’ve had lots of sunshine, relaxing of business closures in stages and the optimistic yet, delusional expectation that we’d be seeing normal again.

May 13, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 13 2020

Tuesday, May 12

May 12, 2020 3:45 p.m.

America is maintaining its commanding lead in the coronavirus war

The President envisions himself as a military genius, leading the country in a war to conquer the coronavirus. He has characterized the public as “warriors” in the fight. We have the world’s finest epidemiologists and best medical technology to support the struggle, so we should be outshining every other nation on earth. Indeed, on May 8 Trump proclaimed that the U.S. was recognized as the “world leader” in the fight. Four days later he announced that we had “prevailed.” Let’s examine what prevailing looks like.

US government sees record monthly deficit of $737.9 billion
May 12, 2020 2:57 p.m.

US government sees record monthly deficit of $737.9 billion

The federal government piled up a record deficit in April, traditionally a month of big budget surpluses

Wildfire plan approved with 435 miles of Idaho fuel breaks
May 12, 2020 12:46 p.m.

Wildfire plan approved with 435 miles of Idaho fuel breaks

Authorities have approved a plan to prevent giant rangeland wildfires in southwestern Idaho by clearing vegetation along 435 miles of roads to create fuel breaks

Justices hear argument in NY Trump tax case
May 12, 2020 12:20 p.m.

Justices hear argument in NY Trump tax case

The Supreme Court has begun hearing its second phone argument of the day, this one about a Manhattan district attorney’s office subpoena seeking financial documents from President Donald Trump

Fauci warns of 'suffering and death' if US reopens too soon
May 12, 2020 11:32 a.m.

Fauci warns of 'suffering and death' if US reopens too soon

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning Congress and the nation of what he calls "really serious” consequences of suffering, death and deeper economic damage if state and local officials lift stay-at-home orders too quickly

Little’s rebound plan leaves yard sales room to negotiate
May 12, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Little’s rebound plan leaves yard sales room to negotiate

As Idaho gradually opens its businesses over the course of the next five weeks, an industry largely forgotten in Gov. Brad Little’s coronavirus rebound plan has been greenlighted by some local jurisdictions but halted by others, creating confusion and constitutional conversations around the weekend ritual.

Absentee avalanche continues
May 12, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Absentee avalanche continues

County staff busy with ballot requests; deadline a week away

Saluting North Idaho’s top grads
May 12, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Saluting North Idaho’s top grads

The Class of 2020 is filled with stars so bright, even a worldwide pandemic can't overshadow their accomplishments.

Group suggests flipping CDA school start times
May 12, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Group suggests flipping CDA school start times

COEUR d’ALENE — A panel voted 11-8 to recommend that the Coeur d’Alene School Board change start times for elementary and secondary schools beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.

2020 Julyamsh Powwow canceled
May 12, 2020 1:11 a.m.

2020 Julyamsh Powwow canceled

Northwest’s largest outdoor powwow will return in 2021

May 12, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Big Sky alters volleyball, soccer schedules

University of Idaho arena construction continues

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

CHIP SHOTS: May 12, 2020

• COEUR d’ALENE GOLF CLUB

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Drive for laptops not over yet

Project seeks computers, connectivity to close ‘digital divide’

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Integrity and ethics

I have known Doug “O” Okuniewicz for more than 10 years and have always found him to be a man of integrity and ethics. Doug is a family man who will represent the citizens of District 2 with honor and dignity. As a conservative Republican, Doug’s values align with most Idahoans. He believes in the U.S. and Idaho Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Idaho gas prices below national average
May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Idaho gas prices below national average

BOISE — Gas in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls has dropped under $1.50 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

‘Nervous’ suspect arrested, nearly pees his pants
May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

‘Nervous’ suspect arrested, nearly pees his pants

When police asked Robert Pennazoli early Saturday morning if he carried anything illegal, he said he might urinate in his pants.

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Runs clean campaign

Doug Okuniewicz is not only Pro Life, he’s the only candidate running for House Seat 2B who is actually endorsed by Idaho Chooses Life, the premier pro-life organization in the state.

Martin ‘Ed’ Sharp, 82
May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Martin ‘Ed’ Sharp, 82

Ed passed from this earth on May 2, 2020, after a short battle with lung cancer, while at home with his wife, Coleen, and daughter, Tama, at his side. There will never be another like him. He was a unique man and will be greatly missed.

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Is dark actually smart?

Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Stop deputy exodus

I’m a retired Deputy Sheriff having worked my entire 28-plus year career at KCSO.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Quality to the core

In the nearly 10 years that I spent as a police chief in North Idaho, I had the privilege of working with several outstanding law enforcement representatives and Kim Edmondson is one of those individuals.

Norma Frances (Crowley) Blessing, 98
May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Norma Frances (Crowley) Blessing, 98

Norma Frances (Crowley) Blessing, 98

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Campaign signs reported missing

A Kootenai County commissioner recently reported that some of his campaign signs were missing.

May 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Five face drug charges after I-90 traffic stop

Three people from Montana who appeared to be using a red Honda Pilot as a traveling pharmaceutical dispensary are in the Kootenai County jail facing felony drug charges.

May 12, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 12 2020

Monday, May 11

Ad hoc committee recommends changes to Cd’A school start times
May 11, 2020 3:45 p.m.

Ad hoc committee recommends changes to Cd’A school start times

The Coeur d’Alene School District School Start Times Committee voted 11 to 8 to take a recommendation to the school board to implement changes to start times for elementary and secondary schools beginning in the 2021-2020 school year.

May 11, 2020 12:19 p.m.

Idaho gas prices now below national average

BOISE – Idaho gas prices are currently below the national average, even as both prices went up in the last week.

May 11, 2020 10:56 a.m.

Sea-Tac to require passengers, workers to cover faces

All passengers traveling through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will be required to wear cloth face coverings beginning May 18 to slow the spread of the coronavirus

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments begin
May 11, 2020 10:21 a.m.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments begin

The Idaho Department of Labor is now making payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provides benefits to individuals who are unemployed because of COVID-19 and are not eligible for regular benefits.

Kootenai Health launches recovery plan
May 11, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Kootenai Health launches recovery plan

COEUR d’ALENE — Kootenai Health isn’t used to losing money.

Adler show will go on
May 11, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Adler show will go on

Ninth annual lecture May 28

May 11, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Lake City Center

May 11, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 11 2020

Sunday, May 10

Leaders balance optimism with threat of second virus wave
May 10, 2020 8:44 p.m.

Leaders balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus as life within the White House reflected the challenges still posed by the pandemic: Vice President Mike Pence was “self-isolating” after one of his aides tested positive

May 10, 2020 2:43 p.m.

Sea-Tac to require passengers, workers to cover faces

SEATTLE (AP) — All passengers traveling through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will be required to wear cloth face coverings beginning May 18 to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Driver in custody for Sunday morning chase
May 10, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Driver in custody for Sunday morning chase

From news services

May 10, 2020 12:37 p.m.

On Mother’s Day, leaders seek some optimism amid pandemic

By FRANK JORDANS and NOMAAN MERCHANT

May 10, 2020 9:46 a.m.

As Trump pulls back from virus, Congress races to fill void

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tries to move on from the coronavirus, Congress is rushing to fill the void and prepare the country for the long fight ahead.

WHEN HOSPITALS GET SICK Losses piling up at Kootenai Health
May 10, 2020 1:40 a.m.

WHEN HOSPITALS GET SICK Losses piling up at Kootenai Health

COEUR d’ALENE — Kootenai Health lost $6 million in the last two weeks of March, according to CFO Kimberly Webb.

FoodFeed: Your guide to eating out and at home
May 10, 2020 1:30 a.m.

FoodFeed: Your guide to eating out and at home

COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Press has launched a tasty new website.

Northwest Softplay play room to open in Post Falls
May 10, 2020 1:20 a.m.

Northwest Softplay play room to open in Post Falls

An event center for children age 10 and younger, Northwest Softplay plans to open May 22 at 317 E. Seltice (Suite C) in Post Falls.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Mothers as coaches, and vice versa
May 10, 2020 1:11 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Mothers as coaches, and vice versa

For a youth athlete, seeing a parent — in this case, their mother — in the stands can be a sign of reassurance, as well as inspiration.

The eyes have it
May 10, 2020 1:10 a.m.

The eyes have it

Artist’s painting shows how eyes tell stories when faces can’t

MOMENTS, MEMORIES AND MADNESS with Steve Cameron: Athletes and coaches who have made my job a whole lot more enjoyable
May 10, 2020 1:05 a.m.

MOMENTS, MEMORIES AND MADNESS with Steve Cameron: Athletes and coaches who have made my job a whole lot more enjoyable

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful moms — without whom none us would have been born, or likely brushed our teeth often enough as kids.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Hoping for empathy

This epidemic is truly trying to each person. If anything good results from this I do hope it is empathy. The people struggling will not be able to recover in one to three months, but longer. I do hope the banks and all lenders will work with each person with respect and “let’s work on this together” attitude.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

TYRANNY: A gubernatorial reality

The founding fathers’ biggest fear was tyranny. That’s why, in large part, the system they gave us is so cumbersome.

Elaine Marie Mathers (Cox), 63
May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Elaine Marie Mathers (Cox), 63

Elaine Marie Mathers (Cox) passed away on April 28, 2020, in Hayden, Idaho, after a tough battle with cancer. At the age of 63 years, she was taken from this earth too soon.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

HOUSER: A prayerful memory

To Pam Houser, in memory of your late husband, Rich Houser. Pam, you might not know this story.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

PROTESTS: Anarchy unleashed

People are protesting that their “god given” rights have been taken away by pandemic restrictions. Sheriffs are picking and choosing which laws they enforce. Businesses are deciding what they can and cannot do. Notable people ignore congressional subpoenas. White House staff openly break federal laws. The Justice Department has one set of rules for Red States and another for Blue States.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT: NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK — Make summer plans now for Bayside South in Dover Bay
May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT: NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK — Make summer plans now for Bayside South in Dover Bay

Outdoor summer fun is almost here. Get into a brand-new luxury condominium near the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in the Bayside South neighborhood of the Dover Bay Waterfront Community.

Facing risks as we begin to ‘reopen’
May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Facing risks as we begin to ‘reopen’

As businesses around Idaho begin to open, it is natural to experience some anxiety. We face risks every day that require us to make choices and take action to protect ourselves. When we travel in our vehicles, we wear our seat belt; when we ride our bikes, we wear a helmet; when we raft the river, we wear a lifejacket; when we hike in the mountains, we carry bear spray. Some level of risk is, and will most likely always will be, around us and we have a choice in how we protect ourselves. Many of the ways we are protecting ourselves from COVID-19 will also prevent us from contracting and spreading other viruses.

ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — Spring has definitely sprung!
May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

ELAINE CERNY: MY GARDEN PATH — Spring has definitely sprung!

Happy Mother’s day! Besides being a special day for all moms, today marks the “green light” for our planting season. We can plant just about anything now. The exceptions being a few things that absolutely cannot take any freezing temps. These include things like coleus and dahlias.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Make decisions that make a difference

T. Boone Pickens, the late famed oil prospector and corporate raider, said in commencement remarks at George Washington University: “Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. Don’t fall victim to what I call the ‘ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome.’ You must be willing to fire.”

Richard Andrews Houser, 58
May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Richard Andrews Houser, 58

Rich was born on Aug. 1, 1961, in Long Beach, Calif., to John and Sharon (Stanley) Houser. He lost his battle with brain cancer and went home to Jesus on May 3, 2020.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Thunderstorms rumbling on North Idaho horizon

We’re in the middle of thunderstorm season across the U.S., including North Idaho. So far, we’ve only seen one thunderstorm, which occurred on April 27. Last month was drier than normal as only 0.99 inches of rain fell at Cliff’s station in northwestern Coeur d’Alene. The normal precipitation for April is 1.77 inches.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

POEM: To you, Mom

I held on,

Wise lawn, garden care protects our waterways
May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Wise lawn, garden care protects our waterways

As our population increases, beloved North Idaho lakes and streams are at heightened risk of pollution. However, homeowners can do a lot to protect and improve water quality through proper lawn and garden care and by landscaping with native or near-native plants that are acclimated to thrive without extra water and/or fertilizers. Soluble nutrients found in fertilizers, nitrogen and phosphorus, are beneficial to yards and gardens. Unfortunately, these nutrients cause problems when they enter lakes, rivers and streams by accelerating aquatic plant and algae growth. This can have a negative impact on waterways where we swim, fish and boat.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

THANKS: Death with dignity

The family of Laura Mills Jorgenson wishes to extend a big thank you to everyone at Village at Orchard Ridge, and Hospice of North Idaho, Dr. Ancker, RN Karen, Social Worker Laura, Aides Terri and Ashleigh who cared for our mother.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: It’s pretty simple

Coronavirus etiquette?

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

DISTANCING: An unlikely contrast

I gotta say something. On page A10 of the May 6 Press, none of the health care workers are 6 feet apart. In fact, I have noticed this time and time again in photos in The Press. What the heck?

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Stepmoms, this hug is for you

Happy Stepmothers Day.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Calling all campers

Idaho Panhandle National Forest campgrounds may open soon

Erma Louise Oldenburg Ward, 91
May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Erma Louise Oldenburg Ward, 91

Erma Louise Oldenburg Ward died Monday, May 4, 2020, at the age of 91, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Pomeroy, Wash., to Virgie Mae (Koller) and Leo Otto Herman Oldenburg; the first of three children. The family lived on the farm on the Snake River on the Wawawai Grade Road, in Garfield County.

May 10, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Who passes the test?

During the COVID-19 crisis we have been lucky to live in a rural area when we are not as affected by these kinds of issues as other areas of our country are. That does not mean it can’t spread and become much worse for us or that other crises won’t occur.

Saturday, May 9

May 9, 2020 2:58 p.m.

A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layoffs may be permanent

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER

May 9, 2020 2:40 p.m.

Over 20 Idaho beef plant workers sickened with coronavirus

KUNA (AP) — At least 23 employees working at a beef processing plant near Boise, Idaho, have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials confirmed Saturday.

May 9, 2020 1:15 p.m.

FDA head in self-quarantine, has tested negative for virus

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and AAMER MADHANI

May 9, 2020 11:58 a.m.

National parks visitors should plan for ‘new normal’

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — After closing amid the coronavirus pandemic, the National Park Service is testing public access at several parks across the nation, including two in Utah, with limited offerings and services. Visitor centers and campgrounds remain largely shuttered at Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef, but visitors are welcome at some of the sites.

May 9, 2020 11:38 a.m.

Seattle council to pause business tax proposal amid pandemic

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council will halt deliberating a proposal to tax large corporations, council leaders said this week, citing a statewide coronavirus-emergency proclamation that limits what public agencies can discuss during the pandemic.

May 9, 2020 9:54 a.m.

Coronavirus infects 26 employees at Astoria seafood plant

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Twelve more workers at Bornstein Seafoods in Astoria, Oregon, have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the outbreak to 26.

Series focuses on coronavirus impact
May 9, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Series focuses on coronavirus impact

Imagine a storm is coming.

This school is in session
May 9, 2020 1:09 a.m.

This school is in session

Cornerstone Christian Academy welcomes students back to class

Trees removed from old White House property to make it ready for sale
May 9, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Trees removed from old White House property to make it ready for sale

Trees removed from old J.C. White House property to make it ready for sale

Car d’Lane gets the yellow light
May 9, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Car d’Lane gets the yellow light

Annual downtown event’s 30th anniversary pushed back to July 17-18

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: His knee buckled, but Lakeland wrestler Quimby did not
May 9, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: His knee buckled, but Lakeland wrestler Quimby did not

In 2019, Ryan Quimby was on top of the world as it were, winning at the Reno Worlds wrestling tournament in May of that year.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Best for our future

Thank you Rocky Watson for setting the record straight on Captain Kim Edmondson’s promotional history. When people like Kim are promoted for leadership positions over men, some hold the unfortunate belief that it is due to their gender.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Zoom with Charity Reimagined on May 12

Join Charity Reimagined for a compelling conversation with Donna Beegle from 3 to 4 p.m. May 12 as Beegle shares her background and discusses her work across the country that focuses on educating and training communities — both those who serve and those who are served.

Lorena Lela Hand
May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Lorena Lela Hand

Feb. 13, 1941 – May 2, 2020

Movers and Shakers
May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Movers and Shakers

Wardon joins HMH Engineering Silver Pine Wealth Management moves to Cd’A location

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGGS: Excellent business acumen

My wife Ilene and I have known Peter and his family for many years and are proud to endorse him for State Senate District 3. We have both worked with Peter on volunteer boards and committees and can vouch for his honesty, integrity and innate ability to impartially shape, support, and promote the mission, and vision of each of these organizations.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Use common sense

After 60 years in north Idaho, 47 of those in law enforcement at local, state and federal levels. I feel we should use common sense and facts in evaluating the Sheriff’s race.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

ADDIS: Keep good thing going

I am writing to endorse Jim Addis for Idaho State Representative. I’ve known Jim and his family for over 20 years. In this time, Jim has been heavily involved in our community on many levels, from business, to community involvement, to charitable giving.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A Summer Theatre announces 2020 season will move to next year

Cd’A Summer Theatre announces 2020 season will move to next year

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

No giant hornets in Idaho

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has no confirmed reports of Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) being found in the state, according to department officials.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19: ‘Lord thy will be done’

I am in the age group most affected by COVID-19. I remain in relatively good health and plan to be a centurion. Over the years, I have had a few bouts with bronchitis, so, I practice distancing, wear a face mask, and my hands have never been cleaner than they are today.

Way named new KCFR chief
May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Way named new KCFR chief

The Kootenai County Fire & Rescue District has a new fire chief.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

Post Falls honors grads
May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Post Falls honors grads

Post Falls Police Chief Pat Knight knew he had to do something to support the senior high school class of 2020.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

WHITEHEAD: Experienced leader

The sheriff’s race is critical. That’s why I endorse Rick Whitehead. Kootenai County’s future needs proven leadership to support rapidly accelerating change.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: Patrol background essential

I read with great interest the other day the well written letter by retired KCSO Deputy Jeff Burns, which cements my opinion that Kim Edmondson is not qualified to be our next Sheriff.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Time for spring cleaning

Free dumpsters will be set up in the Rathdrum Public Works yard at 7310 W. Boekel Road for Spring Cleaning Week May 9-15. Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. residents can dispose of yard waste — wood products, leaves, branches — and old furniture and appliances.

Beatrice Louise (Anderson) Graupman, 93
May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Beatrice Louise (Anderson) Graupman, 93

Beatrice Louise (Anderson) Graupman, 93, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020, at Advanced Health Care of Coeur d’Alene.

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Meeting set to choose assessor nominees

Use of fairgrounds will allow for social distancing

Donna Joyce (Quist) Dickie, 88
May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Donna Joyce (Quist) Dickie, 88

Donna Joyce (Quist) Dickie, 88, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, contented, with her daughter at her side. She was under Sanford Hospice care at Cornerstone Residence in Kelliher, Minn., for the last several months.

The state of the church: What is the new normal?
May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

The state of the church: What is the new normal?

“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” — Psalm 19:7

May 9, 2020 1 a.m.

Business leaders hopeful for economic recovery

COEUR d’ALENE — “Anxious.”

May 9, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 9 2020

Friday, May 8

View from the top
May 8, 2020 5:26 p.m.

View from the top

Flyover celebrates nurses

Constitutional scholar to present library lecture via Zoon
May 8, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Constitutional scholar to present library lecture via Zoon

COEUR d’ALENE – Constitutional scholar, author, and lecturer Dr. David Adler will present his ninth lecture for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library by way of an online meeting service at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 28.

Lawsuit filed to stop US from killing coyotes in Idaho
May 8, 2020 12:42 p.m.

Lawsuit filed to stop US from killing coyotes in Idaho

Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the U.S. government from killing coyotes to protect livestock in Idaho until environmental studies are carried out

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression
May 8, 2020 12:02 p.m.

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record

Judge allows lawsuit to ban bear baiting in Idaho, Wyoming
May 8, 2020 10:46 a.m.

Judge allows lawsuit to ban bear baiting in Idaho, Wyoming

A federal court says a lawsuit seeking to ban using bait for hunting black bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming can continue

About 400 attend National Day of Prayer at McEuen Park
May 8, 2020 1:15 a.m.

About 400 attend National Day of Prayer at McEuen Park

About 400 attend National Day of Prayer at McEuen Park

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Money will bring sports back — eventually
May 8, 2020 1:14 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Money will bring sports back — eventually

We’re going to do things a little differently today.

Using precautions, Cherry Hill BMX track to open Saturday
May 8, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Using precautions, Cherry Hill BMX track to open Saturday

COEUR d’ALENE — Delayed a bit by the coronavirus pandemic, Cherry Hill BMX has announced it will start its BMX racing series on Saturday at its Cherry Hill Park track — with precautions.

Book it: Coeur d’Alene Public Library eyes June 1 opening
May 8, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Book it: Coeur d’Alene Public Library eyes June 1 opening

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Board of Trustees — after deliberating over health concerns, staffing issues and the comfort of the community — voted Thursday in favor of a metered re-opening of its Front Street building, starting June 1.

Children and COVID-19
May 8, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Children and COVID-19

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has disrupted our lives in many ways and it can be especially hard for our children. They have been unable to socialize with their friends and extended family, they are virtually learning outside a classroom setting, parks and playgrounds have been a no-go zone. Times are stressful and it is important to watch for signs of stress not only in ourselves, but also our children.

May 8, 2020 1:08 a.m.

LEGION BASEBALL: Area teams to play, eventually

They will play ball after all this summer.

Kastning, Okuniewicz square off
May 8, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Kastning, Okuniewicz square off

The following is a look at the candidates for State Representative Position B, District 2

May 8, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

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

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

PLAYGROUNDS: Let them play

I meant to write a couple weeks ago to thank the city of Coeur d’Alene for not shutting down Tubbs Hill or City Beach. What a blessing.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Wrong-way driver hits trooper

SPOKANE — A Hayden woman was arrested Thursday after allegedly driving her car the wrong way on Interstate 90, and then crashing into a Washington State Patrol vehicle.

Oh, that beautiful shrieking
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Oh, that beautiful shrieking

Mark Sales had a right to be annoyed after he was awakened by happy squeals from girls outside his hotel window.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

PROTESTERS: A foolproof Rx

Every one of the stay-at-home protesters needs to inject ammonia, anthrax, benzine, chlorine, Drano, kerosene and Lysol into themselves, right now. That way they will be protected forever from any virus.

Cd’A Symphony receives funds, prepares for late summer concerts
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A Symphony receives funds, prepares for late summer concerts

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program loan through Mountain West Bank.

OPINION: Political incivility in the time of coronavirus
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: Political incivility in the time of coronavirus

COVID-19 has revealed daily heroism all around us, extraordinary and everyday heroes who care for our sick, deliver necessary goods, stock our stores and keep our society functioning.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

DEBT: A deeper sickness

Let’s look at COVID-19, the nastiest virus to hit our country since 1917. And the irony of it all is millions of hard working Americans are being paid to stay home — with funds we don’t have but will need to borrow. We’ll just add it to our already $22 trillion debt ($22,000,000,000,000).

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

ADDICTION: Driven by fear

I have written once before about a year ago from the same place, yet again, the Kootenai County Jail. The last time I wrote apologizing for my actions in the community while under the influence of methamphetamine. Today I write for a different reason.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Open up Idaho

As a veteran of the Vietnam War and a follower of Christ for 45 years, plus soon to be a 60-year graduate of Clearwater Valley High School, I feel qualified to give my opinion on this Wuhan virus.

Sunshine Mine disaster rewind
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Sunshine Mine disaster rewind

What rankles in Bob Launhardt’s mind is the issue of what caused the disastrous and deadly 1972 Sunshine Mine fire that caused the deaths of 91 miners.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

GARDEN TOUR: Nipped in the bud

It is with deep regret that the Garden Club has postponed the Garden Tour this year due to the uncertainties of the current virus. This step is taken out of deep respect for our members and the public in general.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

AFFILIATION: The deception game

If party affiliation doesn’t really mean anything anymore, why have it?

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

TRANSGENDER: Two failing grades

I am appalled that the student leadership of our four-year universities is challenging two recently passed laws regarding transgender rights. The first prohibits transgender girls and women from participating in girls and women’s sports. The second bars people from changing the gender on their birth certificate.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

Mary Lipscomb Hickman, 95
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Mary Lipscomb Hickman, 95

Mary Lipscomb Hickman passed away in her family home in Coeur d’Alene, on May 4, 2020. Mary was born on Nov. 7, 1924, in Duncan, Okla., to William and Elsie Lipscomb.

Your On The Street Reporter
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Your On The Street Reporter

INTRODUCTION

TDS picking up lunch tab for key pandemic workers
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

TDS picking up lunch tab for key pandemic workers

COEUR d’ALENE — From May 15 to May 31, TDS Telecom will be picking up the tab for first responders and essential employees at two local restaurants. The participating restaurants include Caddyshack, 1100 W. Prairie Ave., and Jimmy’s Down the Street, 1613 E. Sherman Ave.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

County will name assessor replacement

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee meeting next week will be to recommend three candidates to the Board of County Commissioners to replace the late county assessor Rich Houser.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

CAMPGROUND: Little help, please?

Last week we drove up the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River to see how far we could get. Just past Kit Price Campground we started running into snow and downfall so we dropped back to the campground to have lunch.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID: Student’s essay outstanding

Thank you Tristan Schmick for your essay on Monday, May 4. I have seen the difference in the way people are treating people. North Idaho is a friendly place that is definitely seeing some changes with social distancing. I think we can all do better.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

LETTER: Ex-sheriff responds

My oh my, this sheriff race has really become a circus. As a former sheriff, I need to respond to Jeff Burns’ letter to the editor.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

DISLIKE: No part of law

Folks (and especially candidates for office) in North Idaho in general and Kootenai County in particular would do well to understand that laws and executive actions are not unconstitutional just because they dislike or disagree with them.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

GOVERNOR: I’ll remember, too

I decided to respond to Chris Dortignac’s letter on the opinion page. He said, “I hope the good people of Idaho will remember what he (Governor Little) did to us and our businesses and jobs in 2020.”

Dreams are Forever Events hosting safe distance grand opening
May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

Dreams are Forever Events hosting safe distance grand opening

DALTON GARDENS — Dreams Are Forever Events is hosting a special free grand opening meet-and-greet event with several princesses from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

New math resource available for parents, teachers

COEUR d'ALENE — The Idaho Regional Mathematics Center at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene has a new resource available to parents and teachers to keep students engaged with math lessons during this extended time outside the classroom.

May 8, 2020 1 a.m.

AFFILIATION: California’s dire warning

Sunday’s editorial describes the evils of primary voting based on party registration. While you do indicate the solution is to change party registration to enable voting and certainly party labels do not mean much anymore, there are corruption problems with open voting.

May 8, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 8 2020

Thursday, May 7

May 7, 2020 2:24 p.m.

Official: Idaho revenue drop due to extended tax deadline

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s general fund revenue in April plummeted from initial forecasts, but officials said Thursday that’s because the deadline for paying state income taxes was moved from April 15 to June 15 due to the coronavirus.

May 7, 2020 12:31 p.m.

Idaho Labor Department sees another 7,500 jobless claims

Officials say another 7,500 laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week

33 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit
May 7, 2020 11:38 a.m.

33 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the business shutdowns caused by the viral outbreak deepened the worst U.S. economic catastrophe in decades

Idaho inmates sue, claiming overcrowding at state prison
May 7, 2020 10:32 a.m.

Idaho inmates sue, claiming overcrowding at state prison

A group of inmates at Idaho’s largest prison is suing the state for overcrowding, saying cell blocks are so packed that the prison department can’t maintain sanitary toilets, putting them at risk during the coronavirus outbreak

Thank you, teachers!
May 7, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Thank you, teachers!

Canfield Middle School PTO, students show some love during Teacher Appreciation Week

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Lake City’s Ashlynn Allen misses softball and school — and perhaps not in that order
May 7, 2020 1:15 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Lake City’s Ashlynn Allen misses softball and school — and perhaps not in that order

Growing up in Athol, Lake City High senior softball standout Ashlynn Allen didn’t get any preferential treatment from her older brothers.

CDA, PF districts: No return to classes
May 7, 2020 1:14 a.m.

CDA, PF districts: No return to classes

The Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls school districts will not hold classes again this year due to the coronavirus.

Conservative trio want your vote
May 7, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Conservative trio want your vote

With the May 19 primary election fast approaching, The Coeur d’Alene Press will periodically profile candidates in competitive races. Today, we profile three candidates running for the Republican ticket for District 3’s open Senate seat.

Cd’A issuing grants to charities, businesses
May 7, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Cd’A issuing grants to charities, businesses

St. Vincent de Paul, Family Promise, Lake City Center to benefit

NORTHWEST NOTES: May 7, 2020
May 7, 2020 1:10 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: May 7, 2020

Lake City High

May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 affects home equity loans

As the fallout from COVID-19 continues to filter through our economy, one notable change that happened last weekend was Wells Fargo and Chase Banks announced they will no longer offer new home equity loans.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Mother’s Day: Is it past its prime?

Before you toss tomatoes at the headline, please bear with me. I ask this with a mother’s love.

Jewelry in the hen house, Run boy run
May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Jewelry in the hen house, Run boy run

Ruby and topaz lace, emerald frizzle, gold bars.

Fish and Game want help solving elk poaching case near Blanchard
May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Fish and Game want help solving elk poaching case near Blanchard

Fish and Game police are still looking for the poachers who killed and left to waste an elk and a deer last month near Blanchard, according to Idaho Fish and Game.

May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Montana officials euthanize two bears for killing livestock

MISSOULA, Mont. — Two grizzly bears were euthanized late last month by wildlife officials in Montana for killing livestock, officials said.

May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Lake trout gillnetting on Upper Priest resumes this month

Lake trout removal in Upper Priest Lake will begin May 11 and run until May 29.

PF council to keep talking about ordinance
May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

PF council to keep talking about ordinance

The Post Falls City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to continue discussion to repeal an outdated ordinance regarding water and sewer capacity fees for new developments.

May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Census Bureau starts delivery to local homes

The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, began to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of Idaho households Wednesday.

May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Virtual meeting on Albeni Falls Dam

PRIEST RIVER — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a virtual meeting on May 11 to review operations at the Albeni Falls Dam.

Another Dworshak bass record but this one isn’t a keeper
May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Another Dworshak bass record but this one isn’t a keeper

A Lewiston man is the latest title holder of the state catch-and-release record for smallmouth bass.

Civility suffers in political pandemic
May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Civility suffers in political pandemic

The vast majority of Idahoans, in my experience, are drawn to civil conversation and respectful interactions with other people as we acknowledge and work through our differences. It is concerning, however, watching a small group of individuals with an insatiable appetite for attention exploiting this current election season for self gain.

May 7, 2020 1 a.m.

Nothing but a hound dog

For 10 minutes, a woman heard a man yelling for help Tuesday. And then, it stopped.

May 7, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 7 2020

Wednesday, May 6

May 6, 2020 2:41 p.m.

System to decontaminate N95 masks arrives in eastern Idaho

A system able to decontaminate 80,000 N95 masks a day so they can be reused has arrived in Idaho Falls

Honk if you like the show
May 6, 2020 12:25 p.m.

Honk if you like the show

Hayden Discount drive-in an early success

May 6, 2020 12:01 p.m.

People holding coronavirus parties in Washington

Walla Walla health officials say some people are intentionally flouting health recommendations by exposing themselves and others to COVID-19

May 6, 2020 11:21 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene tribal member sentenced for distributing methamphetamine

Coeur d’Alene tribal member sentenced for distributing methamphetamine

May 6, 2020 9:40 a.m.

DNA testing finally brings closure to a heinous Canyon County murder

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue has brought closure to the brutal murder of a nine-year-old girl in Nampa thirty-eight years ago. On April 5, Donahue announced that recent DNA testing incriminated a former Nampa resident, David Dalrymple, of the abduction, rape and murder of Daralyn Johnson on February 4, 1982. Dalrymple is currently imprisoned for abusing other children.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Timberlake track and field: The vision, and riding the momentum ... Kluss and company turn Timberlake from middle of the pack to leaders of the pack in Intermountain League
May 6, 2020 1:15 a.m.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT: Timberlake track and field: The vision, and riding the momentum ... Kluss and company turn Timberlake from middle of the pack to leaders of the pack in Intermountain League

Kluss and company turn Timberlake track and field from middle of the pack to leaders of the pack in Intermountain League

With warmer weather, more are starting to use skate park, despite signs, fencing; city says it’s given warnings
May 6, 2020 1:15 a.m.

With warmer weather, more are starting to use skate park, despite signs, fencing; city says it’s given warnings

With warmer weather, more are starting to use skate park, despite signs, fencing; city says it’s given warnings

Governor: So far, so good,  but keep an eye on autumn
May 6, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Governor: So far, so good, but keep an eye on autumn

Even as Gov. Brad Little’s four-stage re-opening program proceeds positively, he still has time to look ahead, to plan — and to worry.

Barbieri, McLain on GOP ballot
May 6, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Barbieri, McLain on GOP ballot

The following is a look at the candidates for State Representative Position A, District 2

Latin language all-stars
May 6, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Latin language all-stars

Five Cd'A Charter eighth-graders ace National Latin Exam

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Judge does what no soccer foe managed
May 6, 2020 1:13 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Judge does what no soccer foe managed

We’ll use this metaphor just once, then retire it for good.

Idaho youths earn honors for volunteer service
May 6, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Idaho youths earn honors for volunteer service

Idaho's top two youth volunteers of 2020, Lilian Smith, 17, of Coeur d'Alene and Kaleb Chatelain, 14, of Ammon, were recognized last weekend for their outstanding volunteer service during the 25th annual — and first-ever virtual — Prudential Spirit of Community Awards national recognition celebration.

Papa busted, 9-year-old walks after erratic ride through PF
May 6, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Papa busted, 9-year-old walks after erratic ride through PF

A man who allowed a 9-year-old to drive his car Sunday evening in Post Falls was stopped by police and arrested on a warrant.

And we think this is tough?
May 6, 2020 1:12 a.m.

And we think this is tough?

Still here.

Catch up on preventive care
May 6, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Catch up on preventive care

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people decided to delay non-emergent health care appointments until the stay-home orders began to lift. For you and your family, that may have meant avoiding some routine doctor’s visits. But now that restrictions are easing up, it’s time to catch up on any preventive health services you missed.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jacob Schnatter, Lake City High
May 6, 2020 1:08 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jacob Schnatter, Lake City High

Jacob Schnatter

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

RESEARCH: Tells different story

Early reports about the coronavirus from Italy and elsewhere were scary — perhaps justifying this drastic shutdown as an abundance of caution. But new science in the last month now shows the virus is far more widespread and far less dangerous than originally feared.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Life lessons learned from a friend

I imagine there are quite a list of things that happened in the days since I filed last week’s Main Street column. But it seems time stood still as our friends Rich and Pam Houser were dealt a blow in Rich’s three-month battle with brain cancer. A week ago Rich was hospitalized with a serious blood infection, he’d made it halfway through chemo and radiation but this was a monumental setback.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

No headline

FILLIOS: An ideal public servant

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Do not bend, fold or manipulate

To argue that we mortals are an easily manipulated lot is no mean task. Look at the astonishingly superficial, self-indulgent and brain-numbing world we’ve constructed with social media and the debate is done.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

No headline

The sheriff’s race is critical. That’s why I endorse Rick Whitehead. Kootenai County’s future needs proven leadership to support rapidly accelerating change.

2020 high school grads will walk at Fairgrounds
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

2020 high school grads will walk at Fairgrounds

2020 high school grads will walk at Fairgrounds

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Distance from logic

Sooooooo if I’m wearing a mask, and you’re wearing a mask, why do I need to stay 6 feet from you? Just wondering.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Proven commitment, integrity

This year we see another election cycle and I would like to endorse Tim Kastning for Idaho House of Representatives, District 2, Seat B.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Better than Obama

Mr. Gressler wants me to respond to internet hate Trump conspiracy stories that few are gullible enough to believe.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

BROOKS: Not in our corner

Every Friday morning I go to my local convenience store and pick up a free copy of the Nickel’s Worth. On the third page is a large advertisement comparing former Kootenai County Commissioner David Stewart and current commissioner Bill Brooks.

Man with 228 child porn images sentenced to three years fixed
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Man with 228 child porn images sentenced to three years fixed

A Coeur d’Alene judge on Tuesday sent a 62-year-old man to prison for at least three years for downloading and saving child porn on his cellphone.

No headline
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

No headline

It is with great pleasure that we endorse Peter Riggs for Idaho State Senate in Legislative District 3. Peter will bring a refreshing, conservative and vibrant perspective to the Idaho State Senate — with a winning combination of business acumen, fiscal responsibility, community engagement and a collaborative attitude.

COVID-19 cases  low, caution high
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 cases low, caution high

The number of coronavirus cases in Kootenai County and North Idaho remains low.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

LOCKDOWN: It’s not safe

Our county has zero deaths due to COVID. The dreaded death curve did not happen.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

COVERAGE: Double standards galore

This past weekend your paper ran an Associated Press piece about Joe Biden’s alleged 1993 sexual assault against Tara Reade. This article conveniently ignored at least three corroborating witnesses for Reade’s claims, plus AP also ignored a released video of Reade’s mother calling in to Larry King on CNN asking for advice about a daughter who had been assaulted by a prominent politician.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

TRAFFIC: Just have to laugh

Someone should ask questions of both the contractor(s) and whichever government office(s) are overseeing the U.S. 95 intersections undergoing modifications.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

BOYCOTT: Back at you, Edward

Dear Edward from Spokompton … or is it California?

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

DAYBELL: Make her talk

I’m glad to see judge Michelle Mallard has a strong backbone and didn’t lower Lori Daybell’s bail.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

REOPENING: Smiles can deceive

I saw photos of downtown reopening Friday. Everyone looked very happy, as they were standing perhaps two/three feet apart, none wearing masks.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

SHILLINGSTAD: Columns heaven-sent

I’ve written before about how much I appreciate Bob Shillingstad’s Faithful Observations column in each Saturday’s paper. Last weekend’s edition concerning the May 7 National Day of Prayer is superb in its highlighting of presidential prayers for our nation throughout history.

Judge set bail at $30,000 for man who eluded police in parking garage
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Judge set bail at $30,000 for man who eluded police in parking garage

A man who led police on a chase in The Coeur d’Alene Resort parking garage before fleeing from police and resisting an officer is in jail facing a felony charge.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

QUARANTINE: Love ice cream

I sympathize with the many people who are out of work. I am not a fan of the mandatory closure of our country.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGGS: He’s earned our vote

It is with great pleasure that we endorse Peter Riggs for Idaho State Senate in Legislative District 3. Peter will bring a refreshing, conservative and vibrant perspective to the Idaho State Senate — with a winning combination of business acumen, fiscal responsibility, community engagement and a collaborative attitude.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Organizers urge city’s support for CDA Triathlon

A pair of community leaders and triathlon organizers urged the Coeur d’Alene City Council to encourage the city’s continued support for their annual race in the midst of community event closures and reschedulings due to the COVID-19 crisis.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Post Falls passes emergency ordinance

Move bypasses public hearings before planning commission

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Movers and Shakers

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID: An abortion reminder

I just heard Gov. Cuomo of New York telling us — again — that in fighting COVID-19 he is not willing to trade a single human life for the sake of money (reopening businesses).

Peggy Carline Bockstruck, 83
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Peggy Carline Bockstruck, 83

Peggy Carline Bockstruck, 83, went to the loving embrace of the Lord on May 3, 2020. She was born on Feb. 21, 1937, to Carl and Madoline Moore of Muse, Okla.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

EDUCATORS: Avoid personal attacks

In regard to Don Sausser’s April 22 Letter to the Editor. While your points are well-taken and fair to ask, I wonder why you decided to single out one educator and mock her quote in a widely read publication? Even if we are to assume that the article represented her entire quote appropriately (suspect), per Merriam-Webster, ending a sentence with a preposition is not actually incorrect grammar. Perhaps not to your liking but not wrong.

Food banks all right for now, bracing for wave of need to come
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Food banks all right for now, bracing for wave of need to come

Food banks OK for now, but bracing for big wave

National Day of Prayer event planned Thursday at McEuen Park
May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

National Day of Prayer event planned Thursday at McEuen Park

COEUR d’ALENE — A National Day of Prayer gathering is set for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at McEuen Park.

May 6, 2020 1 a.m.

Slow down, speed racers

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped several drivers for putting their pedal to the metal a bit too hard.

May 6, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 6 2020

Tuesday, May 5

Whistleblower: US failed to prepare, sought quick virus fix
May 5, 2020 4:04 p.m.

Whistleblower: US failed to prepare, sought quick virus fix

A senior government scientist alleges the Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a fix by rushing an unproven drug to patients

Commencement ceremonies to take place at fairgrounds
May 5, 2020 1:49 p.m.

Commencement ceremonies to take place at fairgrounds

The Coeur d’Alene School Board unanimously voted on Monday to move forward with a high school graduation ceremony plan that will comply with recommendations and guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and the Idaho State Board of Education with approval from Panhandle Health District.

May 5, 2020 12:38 p.m.

Pretty without pretension

By ELENA JOHNSON

Lost and still running in a virtual world
May 5, 2020 12:38 p.m.

Lost and still running in a virtual world

By BILL BULEY

Best of the 2010s - part 1 - just missed the cut
May 5, 2020 12:38 p.m.

Best of the 2010s - part 1 - just missed the cut

By TYLER WILSON

The stay-at-home dad: Nothing like homemade birthday gifts
May 5, 2020 12:38 p.m.

The stay-at-home dad: Nothing like homemade birthday gifts

Nothing like homemade birthday gifts

Fast Five: Rhonda Newton: ‘Crafters gotta craft’
May 5, 2020 12:38 p.m.

Fast Five: Rhonda Newton: ‘Crafters gotta craft’

Meet Rhonda Newton, who has lived in Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum for more than 30 years.

May 5, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Idaho's unemployment benefit fund looking strong, for now

Before the surge of coronavirus-related joblessness hit Idaho, the state estimated it had enough money to cover nearly 16 months’ worth of unemployment benefits

Census Bureau to deliver 2020 Census Questionnaires in Idaho
May 5, 2020 10:01 a.m.

Census Bureau to deliver 2020 Census Questionnaires in Idaho

The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of households in Idaho on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This is done in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their physical address.

Death of two Moores
May 5, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Death of two Moores

Policemen from different sides of country were shot and killed

A toast to Sgt. Moore:   Winemaker honors  fallen officer
May 5, 2020 1:14 a.m.

A toast to Sgt. Moore: Winemaker honors fallen officer

Early May brings out a sliver of sadness in Kimber Gates.

‘Truly a good man’
May 5, 2020 1:13 a.m.

‘Truly a good man’

Rich Houser dies at 58

Recognizing murdered and missing indigenous people
May 5, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Recognizing murdered and missing indigenous people

Online webinar will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. today

Greensferry Elementary holds ‘reverse parade,’ homework exchange in decked-out bus loop
May 5, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Greensferry Elementary holds ‘reverse parade,’ homework exchange in decked-out bus loop

Greensferry Elementary holds ‘reverse parade,’ homework exchange in decked-out bus loop

May 5, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Chip shots May 5, 2020

• HOLE IN ONE

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

FILLIOS: Correcting two writers

John MacPhee, a Greg Delavan supporter, has no issue with discriminating against my husband Chris Fillios for being raised in NY. A city that does not discriminate against newcomers. We came here from NH and have been Idaho residents for 24 years, having owned properties in the city, county and on the lake. Yet the fact that we sold our home and are currently renting our daughter’s property until we build, seems to be a concern with the Delavan campaign.

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

DELAVAN: His ability is proven

I received an unsolicited mailing from Commissioner Chris Fillios stating “when candidates knowingly present inaccurate information” the “voters deserve better.” Surprisingly, in this same mailing, Fillios communicates misinformation about his opponent, Greg Delavan. Fillios inaccurately states that there is “no record” of Delavan’s “proven ability” as former Airport Manager.

Fire  cleanup continues
May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Fire cleanup continues

COEUR d’ALENE — Efforts to clean up the site of a fire that destroyed several downtown businesses earlier this year are continuing.

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

ELECTION: Time for change

It is way past time for us to be responsible and to think before we act or vote. If you want more of the same, vote for Brooks, Fillios and Edmondson, and, while I realize the governor is not up for re-election just yet, I hope the good people of Idaho will remember what he did to us and our businesses and jobs in 2020.

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

NORRIS: Here’s a leader

In making your decision on the next sheriff, it might be a good idea to ignore what the candidates have to say and heed the advice of the men and women, both sworn and civilian, of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

04-30-2020

Humane society gets on the bus
May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Humane society gets on the bus

1976 Volkswagen to be raffled to care for animals

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

The healing power of pausing, praying

Most realize fairly early in human experience that releasing our most pressing thoughts has healing, even restorative effects.

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Registered voters mailed ballot request forms for May primary

BOISE — Ballot request forms for the May primary election will begin landing in registered voters mailboxes this week. The Secretary of State’s Office sent more than 550,000 forms statewide. All Idahoans will vote in the May Primary Election from home to protect voters, election workers and community members from the coronavirus. Voters who want to participate in the upcoming election must request their ballot.

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Constitution, Covid have a good talk

COVID-19: Wow, I’m really giving you a beating, aren’t I?

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Curbside service resumes at Cd’A Library

COEUR d’ALENE — The book drop is open at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and patrons are invited to again place holds and to pick them up at the front door.

Deer mouse: An all-American mouse
May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Deer mouse: An all-American mouse

There are hundreds of species of mice and mice-like rodents throughout the world. But to most of us, a mouse is a mouse is a mouse. After all, who cares about identifying what mouse species you are looking at when all you want to do is trap, poison, or sic the cat on them in your home? But the danger in overgeneralizing is that we miss out on learning what makes each species unique in its own right.

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

DOUG O: Not just a talker

I’m voting for Doug Okuniewicz for the Idaho House, Seat 2B, because he’s not an empty talker. While it’s imperative to me that he is pro-life (and was recently endorsed by Idaho Chooses Life), that he supports the Second Amendment, and that he believes in limited government, what sets him apart is that he also cares about issues important to people like me.

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERIFF: The case against Kim

I have worked for four police agencies, including the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office from 1995 until 2018 when I retired. During my career with KCSO, I came to know Kim Edmondson and her history with the sheriff’s office very well.

May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

Ironman postpones race

The 2020 Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene triathlon has been pushed back to Sept. 6. It had been scheduled for June 28.

NIC information session:  COVID change your college plans?
May 5, 2020 1 a.m.

NIC information session: COVID change your college plans?

Graydon Stanley, North Idaho College vice president of student services, and Donya Gadley, enrollment coordinator and director of NIC Connect, will host a live chat “COVID Changed Your College Plans. Now What?” today at 1 p.m.

May 5, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 5 2020

Monday, May 4

Expert: Idaho will have to be smart to defeat coronavirus
May 4, 2020 3:01 p.m.

Expert: Idaho will have to be smart to defeat coronavirus

The co-chair of Gov. Brad Little's COVID-19 Testing Task Force says Idaho's long-term success in reopening during the pandemic hinges on understanding what the state and individuals have to do to defeat the coronavirus

Ironman Coeur d’Alene postponed
May 4, 2020 1:22 p.m.

Ironman Coeur d’Alene postponed

The 2020 Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene triathlon will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 4, 2020 11:48 a.m.

'Murder Hornets,' with sting that can kill, lands in US

The world’s largest hornet, a 2-inch killer dubbed the “Murder Hornet” with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, where entomologists were making plans to wipe it out

Festival at Sandpoint cancels 2020 season
May 4, 2020 11:48 a.m.

Festival at Sandpoint cancels 2020 season

SANDPOINT — The Festival at Sandpoint, in consultation with local health officials, music industry experts, and the Festival at Sandpoint’s Board of Directors, announced Monday that the 2020 Festival will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 4, 2020 1:29 a.m.

Northwest Notes May 5, 2020

Gilkey, Carlson honored among top ADs in Idaho Chiefs’ Beckman receives Bob Clarke Trophy NAIA to add women’s flag football as sport

Blessed to be back
May 4, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Blessed to be back

Churches reopen to smaller, but still spirited, crowds, while others stay closed

Changing the world, one preschooler at a time
May 4, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Changing the world, one preschooler at a time

Molly Smart has a dedication to education and communication

Grocery store workers  feel customer tension  during pandemic
May 4, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Grocery store workers feel customer tension during pandemic

The job that I’m doing to pay for my tuition at the University of Idaho — a grocery store merchandiser — is crucial to keeping people going during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Lake City Center

May 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Deadly twister activity already on uptick

According to an article from The Weather Channel, the U.S. is seeing one of the deadliest tornado seasons in years. There were 73 fatalities from a series of outbreaks in April. Damage from the severe conditions is close to $4.5 billion.

May 4, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 4 2020

Sunday, May 3

May 3, 2020 9:51 p.m.

Trump wants to switch focus, push for economic reopening

President Donald Trump acknowledges fear on both sides of the coronavirus crisis, with some Americans worried about getting sick while others are concerned about losing jobs

Canine connection
May 3, 2020 1:40 a.m.

Canine connection

Four-legged friend from Iraq makes way back to its partner

Researchers try caddisflies as bio control of lake milfoil
May 3, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Researchers try caddisflies as bio control of lake milfoil

An insect that dances like smoke on the water could be the savior that destroys noxious milfoil.

Drive-through Starbucks to open on Ramsey Road
May 3, 2020 1:20 a.m.

Drive-through Starbucks to open on Ramsey Road

With at least 23,768 outlets and its headquarters in the Northwest, Starbucks is building a new outlet in Coeur d’Alene.

Open(ing)  for  Business
May 3, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Open(ing) for Business

While we cannot predict the future or know exactly how things will go as we navigate this entirely new existence and economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we at least know this: Even if it won’t be “business as usual,” we all have a part to play getting doors open again.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: After Little League World Series is canceled, local leagues adjust
May 3, 2020 1:11 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: After Little League World Series is canceled, local leagues adjust

When Brea Daniels heard the news this year’s Little League World Series, as well as the regional qualifying tournaments, were being canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, she cried.

VINTAGE VOICES You’ve got a (hi)story to tell
May 3, 2020 1:10 a.m.

VINTAGE VOICES You’ve got a (hi)story to tell

As this is my inaugural column in the Press, I’d like to briefly introduce myself.

Lucie Coe Johns Maier, 86
May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Lucie Coe Johns Maier, 86

Lucie Coe Johns Maier died at home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on April 4, 2020. Lucie was born on Nov. 2, 1933, in Islip, N.Y., to Jerome W. Johns and Lucie Coe Johns, neé Spence.

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

TOURISTS: An economic savior

Hooray! Our gelded governor has discovered the cure for the Chinese 19 flu bug. TOURIST SEASON, yes folks tourist season will save us all. Let’s flood North Idaho with tourists from highly infected areas of the country to a population that has had virtually no exposure to this Chinese bug due to the governor’s isolation policy. Thanks governor for not giving us the chance of group immunity.

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBOR: Growth spurt needed

Dear Edward Murphy,

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Refinancing keeps lenders busy
May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Refinancing keeps lenders busy

Much of the local real estate industry soldiers on thanks to versatile technology that facilitates social distancing and contactless signings.

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBOR: Enough Washingtonitis

Regarding SPOKANE: “Insult will cost you” (printed Apirl 30):

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBOR: Fore, yourself

To Edward Murphy in response to his letter in the Coeur d’Alene Press, April 29, that states he will never golf again in Idaho as he was not permitted to do so since he is from Spokane.

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

QUESTIONS: Just asking

For the life of me, I wondered why so many people want to be Sheriff of Kootenai County. The average salary is $106,000 plus other additions such as education, longevity, classes taken, etc.

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

The primary lesson in local politics

The caller said she needed to vent, and boy, did she.

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

CITATIONS: Spread ‘em, governor

I have been impressed with our governor, Brad Little’s leadership during our health crisis. But if the Rathdrum City Police Department can cite people for violating the social distancing and only essential services allowed order, I would hope that Brad Little would send the Idaho State Police to Sandpoint to arrest and fine Sheriff Wheeler and Heather Scott for violation of his order. That would be real leadership!

Lorenzo A. Elias, 80
May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Lorenzo A. Elias, 80

Lorenzo A. Elias, 80, died April 20, 2020, at Kootenai Health, in Coeur d’Alene. He was cremated at Yates Funeral Home and will have his ashes buried in Boise, Idaho, in a private ceremony. Condolences or testimonials may be sent to eliaslj@rezmail.com or call (208) 667-7950.

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Post Falls seeks comment on proposed development

The Post Falls Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a virtual public hearing via Zoom on May 12 at 6 p.m., on a request to subdivide approximately 10 acres into 50 single-family residential lots.

Milestone Announcements
May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcements

MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS

Robert and Marjorie Moate

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

PRESS: Savoring Larson article

Thank you for the wonderful article on Chris Larson, hometown hero. Chris is a man of integrity, a hard worker and always upbeat with a sincere smile that not only exudes kindness, but goes on forever. Observing him with his co-workers, it is obvious that he is well-liked and respected, which spills over in the way he treats medical staff in the ER. He’s the genuine article! Thanks, Chris!

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Life in jeopardy

Response to Michael Gears:

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBOR: Putt this, please

In response to Spokane’s Edward Murphy’s “Insult will cost you,” Mr. Murphy states that he will no longer golf in Idaho due to our unjust coronavirus safety regulations. Good one Mr. Murphy! Thank you for your consideration. Now I won’t have to wait in line so long.

Here’s the plan for restaurant reopenings
May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

Here’s the plan for restaurant reopenings

To our Food Establishment Operators,

May 3, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Enhance your life during tough times

For so many of us working from home during our stay-at-home restrictions, the days seem to take on an eerie similarity regardless of how much we actually accomplish. I can barely remember the last time I put on a suit and tie!

Saturday, May 2

Out of the blue, and into some ... Rising Lake City High basketball senior Rewers commits to Duke
May 2, 2020 5:16 p.m.

Out of the blue, and into some ... Rising Lake City High basketball senior Rewers commits to Duke

Rising Lake City High basketball senior Rewers commits to Duke

May 2, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Man arrested trying to quarantine on private Disney island

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies arrested a man who had been living out his quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a “tropical paradise.”

May 2, 2020 12:29 p.m.

The week that was: Lockdowns ease, and choices are complex

Around the world, lockdowns are starting to ease as some places get coronavirus outbreaks under control and others decide the economic pain of keeping businesses closed is too much to bear.

May 2, 2020 12:19 p.m.

Sun draws out many in US, Europe; Russia virus numbers grow

By DAVID PORTER and JEFFREY COLLINS

May 2, 2020 9:53 a.m.

AP: Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds

As more states begin to relax their coronavirus lockdowns, most are falling short of the minimum levels of testing suggested by the federal government and recommended by a variety of public health researchers, an Associated Press analysis has found.

May 2, 2020 9:50 a.m.

Washington Republican asks feds to reopen wildlife refuges

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state congresswoman says the federal government should reopen national wildlife refuges to the public.

May 2, 2020 9:36 a.m.

Yakima County has top rate of COVID-19 cases on West Coast

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS

Steve Cameron blog: Saturday, May 2: Not feeling the joy
May 2, 2020 8:42 a.m.

Steve Cameron blog: Saturday, May 2: Not feeling the joy

Still here, but ...

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Johnson sets sights on diamond, looks back on time as a Vik
May 2, 2020 1:10 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Johnson sets sights on diamond, looks back on time as a Vik

Devon Johnson’s senior year started on the sidelines at Coeur d’Alene High.

Coeur d’Alene Resort reopens 34 years after it first opened in ’86
May 2, 2020 1:09 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene Resort reopens 34 years after it first opened in ’86

Coeur d’Alene Resort reopens 34 years after it first opened in ’86

Retail shops welcome first customers after COVID-19 closures
May 2, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Retail shops welcome first customers after COVID-19 closures

Retail shops welcome first customers after COVID-19 closures

Churches approach re-opening with caution
May 2, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Churches approach re-opening with caution

Many have decided to delay in-person services until later

PF Mayor: ‘We will never all agree’
May 2, 2020 1:06 a.m.

PF Mayor: ‘We will never all agree’

Post Falls Mayor Ron Jacobson said one thing in the COVID-19 pandemic has become abundantly clear: There are many different opinions.

Crowd protests business closures
May 2, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Crowd protests business closures

About 100 people rallied in downtown Coeur d’Alene on Friday afternoon, calling for Gov. Brad Little to let all businesses reopen.

NORTHWEST NOTES: May 2, 2020
May 2, 2020 1:05 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: May 2, 2020

Former Zag Morrison voted into

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Driver: Radio, turkey leads to rollover crash

A distracted driver changing the radio station missed a turkey but hit two mailboxes.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: Right for North Idaho

This year we have great candidates running for the second district Idaho State House of Representatives. However, there is one candidate that stands out as a longtime community leader and is the best suited to address the major concerns for our community: Tim Kastning.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

No new cases on Friday

COEUR d’ALENE — The Friday report from the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command showed no new cases of novel coronavirus in the Panhandle Health District. There was one new case Thursday.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Mom sets record straight

On a full page ad in your paper on April 23, Robert Norris, himself, gave his straight forward answers and one of his answers is an untruth. He was asked, “Are you the ONLY California candidate?” He replied “No. There are three candidates originally from California. The other is from Texas.”

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

KASTNING: A proven leader

District 2 voters, please vote for Tim Kastning, who will represent YOUR interests in Boise.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

EDMONDSON: Pick of ex-commissioner

As an Idaho native and lifelong resident of Kootenai County I care deeply about who we elect to represent us at the local level. Over the years I have been reminded again and again how truly special our county is when compared to other areas of the United States.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

BARRON: Pick a patriot

Please vote for Alex Barron for Idaho State Senate District 3. He is a true conservative and a patriot, and will do right by our great state of Idaho. He is supported by Don Cheatham, the outgoing Idaho State Senator representing District 3, and will work hard to make the state of Idaho even better.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

BROOKS: Accessible, accountable

My wife and I are supporting Bill Brooks for County Commissioner in the May 19 election. Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1973 in Southeast Asia and Europe and had top security clearance. He is a great County Commissioner and deserves a second term.

National Day of Prayer is May 7
May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

National Day of Prayer is May 7

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” — II Chronicles 7:14

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

COMMISSION: No to Fillios

I recently reviewed the Voters Guide supplement from April 25th. In there I noticed an ad to re-elect Chris Fillios. In that ad it notes that he is interested in “Preserving our Rural Lifestyle.”

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Shoshone County identifies errors on GOP absentee ballot

WALLACE — The Shoshone County Elections Office has become aware of errors that appeared on the Legislative District 7 races on the Shoshone County Republican ballot.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

WHITEHEAD: He’ll enforce Constitution

A Sheriff needs to support, follow and enforce the Constitution! Richard Whitehead is the only candidate which will exactly do that. His stand on the Governor’s unconstitutionally ‘Stay-at-Home’ is clear, Whitehead will stand with ‘We the People’ and respect our God Given Rights to assemble, work and worship.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

HENDERSON: He does the right thing

Today we face a variety of challenges that in the blink of the eye can grind life as we know it to a halt. In times like these, with more trials to face than ever before, the last thing we need are elected officials in office who do not represent the greatest we have to offer.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

RIGGS: Personally, he’s ideal

I write to encourage the voters of Legislative District 3 to support Peter Riggs for state Senate.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonners Ferry: No roosters

BONNERS FERRY— Roosters are not welcome in Bonners Ferry.

Devin Ray Nelson, 47
May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Devin Ray Nelson, 47

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Devin Ray Nelson, age 47, on April 20, 2020. Devin was born in July of 1972, to Dan and Diana Nelson, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The family then moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, where he lived the first three years of his life. There he learned to ride his first motorcycle and continued to ride and follow racing throughout his life.

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

Failing where it matters the most
May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Failing where it matters the most

“I can’t stay sober living on the streets, Dr. H. I’ve tried and failed so many times!”

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

FILLIOS: Has earned re-election

I am supporting Chris Fillios for County Commissioner. He has been doing an excellent job! Chris wants to hear all points of view prior to making decisions. He actively promotes economic development. He works to protect water quality in all of our lakes — arguably the County’s most valuable resource.

May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

Wife of VA cop involved in fracas charged with witness intimidation
May 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Wife of VA cop involved in fracas charged with witness intimidation

Angela Bryman allegedly yelled a threat at neighbors

May 2, 2020 midnight

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Friday, May 1

May 1, 2020 4:43 p.m.

Inslee announces phases for lifting virus restrictions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday he is extending the state’s coronavirus stay-at-home order through at least May 31 and that he will ease the restrictions in four stages, starting with allowing retail curbside pickup, automobile sales and car washes by mid-May.

COVID-19: One new case in Kootenai County this week
May 1, 2020 4:06 p.m.

COVID-19: One new case in Kootenai County this week

Panhandle Health District announced one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the five northern counties this week. The new Kootenai County case was confirmed Thursday.

May 1, 2020 1:31 p.m.

Lawsuit seeks to block Idaho restrictions due to virus

Three northern Idaho residents have filed a federal lawsuit challenging statewide restrictions ordered by Gov. Brad Little due to the coronavirus, saying it violates their religious freedoms

OPINION: Trump’s deleted programs – gone in the dead of night
May 1, 2020 1:25 p.m.

OPINION: Trump’s deleted programs – gone in the dead of night

No one asked me if I still wanted these programs … but the Trump administration had different ideas.

County receives $4.5 million grant for public transportation
May 1, 2020 12:01 p.m.

County receives $4.5 million grant for public transportation

Kootenai County will receive a $4.5 million grant as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed by the president on March 27. The funds will be used by Kootenai County Public Transportation for operating assistance, paratransit services, preventative maintenance, and for security services and equipment needs that have arose due to the pandemic.

Biden on sexual assault allegation: 'never, never happened'
May 1, 2020 10:45 a.m.

Biden on sexual assault allegation: 'never, never happened'

Joe Biden is denying a former staffer’s allegation of sexual assault, saying it “never happened.”

Lockdown over: Businesses opening  to new normal
May 1, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Lockdown over: Businesses opening to new normal

Today is the first step in what political leaders, health care professionals and economists believe will be a long road to recovery from the coronavirus.

How sweet it is
May 1, 2020 1:14 a.m.

How sweet it is

Kids sell ice cream, donate $1,110 to Coeur d’Alene Food Bank

Hayden mayor preps residents  on rebound
May 1, 2020 1:14 a.m.

Hayden mayor preps residents on rebound

HAYDEN — Mayor Steve Griffitts addressed residents via Facebook live Thursday, preparing them for the first phase of Gov. Brad Little’s rebound order.

Penny Inglis still loves making May Day baskets
May 1, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Penny Inglis still loves making May Day baskets

Penny Inglis still loves making May Day baskets

Little League World Series canceled for first time
May 1, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Little League World Series canceled for first time

Coeur d’Alene team played in event in 2018, nearly made it back last year

Take care of those precious pipes
May 1, 2020 1:11 a.m.

Take care of those precious pipes

With many of us being home more than we previously were, you may find yourself using one particular area of your home more: your bathroom.

A Vandal’s view of the pandemic
May 1, 2020 1:10 a.m.

A Vandal’s view of the pandemic

Raised in a big city, I thought I’d seen it all.

May 1, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

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

VA officer seeks bail reduction
May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

VA officer seeks bail reduction

Allegedly fought with police after pointing gun at wife, neighbors

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

GOATS: Need your help

Once we’re free to travel, residents of North Idaho will begin heading east on I-90 to hike, backpack and ride horseback in the Great Burn Recommended Wilderness.

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

GOVERNOR: A call for freedom

An open letter to Governor Little:

Ziply takes over Frontier locally
May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

Ziply takes over Frontier locally

HAYDEN — Ziply Fiber finalized its acquisition of the Northwest operations of Frontier Communications in a $1.35 billion transaction Thursday. An additional half-billion dollars will be used to address network and service improvements, the company announced.

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: Unsung heroes at scene of a shooting

To the citizens of Coeur d’Alene,

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

OK to walk when you want to run

It’s the first of May, which means the Idaho door to normalcy is cracked open a little more than it was back on March 25.

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

WARNING: To the point

Covid impatience

Sheriff’s Blotter
May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Notable calls

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd’A decides to celebrate Arbor Month

After the coronavirus put a hold on all gatherings and in-person celebrations, many April 24 Arbor Day plans were scrapped.

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

COUNTY: Shun Chinese products

It is well past time for the Kootenai County Commissioners to pass a resolution recommending the purchase of American-made products over Chinese imported products where safe and reasonably possible to do so under the economic disaster brought on by the Chinese Communist Party’s failure to treat this pandemic responsibly.

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

SALONS: Let them work

I live in a residential community of senior citizens. The managers of this community are enforcing the government’s requirements for self-protection. That is good.

North Idaho-raised PIERRE releases third single today
May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

North Idaho-raised PIERRE releases third single today

Pierre Schrambach has been playing his songs for as long as he can remember.

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

GOVERNOR: Flirting with tyranny

What if it is not the governor’s job to keep you healthy, keep you working, bail out your failed business, or decide which businesses are essential?

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

PRESS: A print servant

I am often criticized for reading my newspaper daily by friends who are social media addicts. I always tell them print journalism can bring more to a story than social media or broadcast journalism since the latter are prohibited by time and space.

Vintage BMW bashed on east Sherman
May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

Vintage BMW bashed on east Sherman

Owner asks for help finding perp

Fitness center finds online workouts are wanted
May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

Fitness center finds online workouts are wanted

Fitness center finds online workouts are wanted

May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

PRESS: Pro-China agenda

It appears that Hagadone is pushing the Panhandle Health District’s (see K. Hoyer piece last Friday) pro-communist China, anti-U.S. propaganda yet again. This time, however, the ignorance could be endangering the local population. Hoyer takes the moral high ground with accusations toward us as racists.

Can’t make this stuff up
May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

Can’t make this stuff up

Still here.

Adoption leads  to life  of crime
May 1, 2020 1 a.m.

Adoption leads to life of crime

Christie Wood spent almost 26 years in local law enforcement jailing thieves and other bad guys.

May 1, 2020 midnight

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