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December 31, 2021 5:40 p.m.

Little won't commute sick death row inmate's sentence

Clemency requests are rarely granted in the United States

Parents selling children shows desperation of Afghanistan
December 31, 2021 3:45 p.m.

Parents selling children shows desperation of Afghanistan

aid groups say more than half the population faces acute food shortages

'So many memories': Over 500 homes feared destroyed by fire
December 31, 2021 3:45 p.m.

'So many memories': Over 500 homes feared destroyed by fire

At least seven people were injured

Putin wishes Russians happier new year, hails their strength
December 31, 2021 3:40 p.m.

Putin wishes Russians happier new year, hails their strength

Putin's address to the nation was broadcast hours after his phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
December 31, 2021 3:40 p.m.

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Don’t try to be young,” she told The AP. “Just open your mind."

December 31, 2021 3:35 p.m.

Gonzaga to require COVID boosters for students, staff

Dozens of colleges have issued booster shot requirements

December 31, 2021 3:35 p.m.

Man charged with assaulting referee during his son’s game

Charging papers say the assault on the 72-year-old referee was captured on video

THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: Memories of Madden, and that train ride across America
December 31, 2021 1:25 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: Memories of Madden, and that train ride across America

If you’ve followed these columns, you probably know that Madden and I were friends.

December 31, 2021 1:20 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Viks notch another defensive gem

Coeur d'Alene, Lake City, Post Falls conclude trip to Boise area schools; Kellogg gets snowed out in seventh-place game in Lewiston

December 31, 2021 1:18 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Post Falls settles in, downs Lewiston for Avista Classic title

Once Post Falls settled into Thursday’s championship game of the Avista Winter Classic at Lewis-Clark State, it got to work.

December 31, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP WRESTLING: Post Falls runs away with Chad E. Ross Tournament title

Nine Trojans win at annual St. Maries tournament

December 31, 2021 1:10 a.m.

Northwest Notes: Dec. 31, 2021

Updates on Gonzaga men's and women's basketball, as well as Boise State football

'21's Top 10 Tales
December 31, 2021 1:09 a.m.

'21's Top 10 Tales

Press staff ranks biggest local stories of the year

Spoil alert: The two biggies are holdovers from 2020, alas.

They gave a hoot
December 31, 2021 1:08 a.m.

They gave a hoot

Transfer station employee call gets help for injured owl

Owl recovering with help from friends

December 31, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Who do you believe?

For many, that answer is why Idaho lost a Covid battle

Last in a three-part series.

Fathers of Rock come to Cd’A
December 31, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Fathers of Rock come to Cd’A

Local band performs Jan. 15

A Post Falls musician and his band are bringing their first rock show to Lake City Center on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

December 31, 2021 1:05 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

Radio and television highlights for upcoming weekend

COVID-19 Watch
December 31, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

BUSES: Public transit savior

I am not alone in that I plot out when to cross through town and what road I use depending on the time of day.

December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

KH: Explain contract move

To the leadership of community-owned Kootenai Health…

December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

NIC: Focus on priorities

I know the vast majority of caring citizens in Coeur d’Alene care deeply about North Idaho College.

December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

LIBRARIES: Rights apply to all

In response to Ms. Ottosen’s letter, “LIBRARIES: It’s about agendas.”

December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

DYSLEXIA: Two inspiring girls

I am writing to commend the two young girls, Bridget and Lillian McNamee, who are helping kids with dyslexia learn to read by providing books printed in a special font to local libraries.

December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

2021 was nothing to brag about

Just like its predecessor, '21 was mired in pandemic muck.

HUCKLEBERRIES: A hilarious look back 25 years
December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

HUCKLEBERRIES: A hilarious look back 25 years

Huckleberries column

Op-Ed: Resolving to be civil
December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Resolving to be civil

It also happens to be the best way to win an argument.

Op-Ed: Anti ain't enough
December 31, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Anti ain't enough

Victory is nothing without integrity.

December 31, 2021 midnight

Cheers to a safe New Year

DUI patrols in force this weekend; Office of Highway Safety sponsoring $5 off Lyft rides

North Idaho DUI Task Force, Office of Highway Safety team up to keep roads free of impaired drivers

December 31, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 31 2021

Thursday, December 30

Vivaldi opera gets premiere in Ferrara nearly 300 years late
December 30, 2021 5:45 p.m.

Vivaldi opera gets premiere in Ferrara nearly 300 years late

Ferrara Archbishop Giancarlo Perego attended the ceremony

Colorado governor slashes trucker's prison term to 10 years
December 30, 2021 5:40 p.m.

Colorado governor slashes trucker's prison term to 10 years

Around 5 million people signed an online petition seeking clemency for Aguilera-Mederos

Former billionaire suing Montana over forced bankruptcy
December 30, 2021 5:35 p.m.

Former billionaire suing Montana over forced bankruptcy

Blixseth consistently denied wrongdoing

2 Colorado cities evacuated by wind-driven wildfire
December 30, 2021 1:40 p.m.

2 Colorado cities evacuated by wind-driven wildfire

A scene straight out of an apocalyptic movie was captured in bystander video outside a Costco in Superior

CDC warns against cruises, regardless of vaccination status
December 30, 2021 12:45 p.m.

CDC warns against cruises, regardless of vaccination status

CDC said it has more than 90 cruise ships under investigation

Israel approves 4th vaccine dose for most vulnerable
December 30, 2021 12:30 p.m.

Israel approves 4th vaccine dose for most vulnerable

Israel has more than 90 patients who are seriously ill

More snow closes major freeway in Washington state
December 30, 2021 10:10 a.m.

More snow closes major freeway in Washington state

storm that moved in overnight dumped up to 3 inches in parts of Seattle

Hong Kong editors charged with sedition, US criticizes raid
December 30, 2021 10:10 a.m.

Hong Kong editors charged with sedition, US criticizes raid

'Journalism is not sedition, but seditious acts and activities'

Times Square show will go on despite virus surge, mayor says
December 30, 2021 10:05 a.m.

Times Square show will go on despite virus surge, mayor says

De Blasio said the answer is to “double down on vaccinations”

December 30, 2021 1:25 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings defend, down Bishop Kelly

Coeur d'Alene, Lake City notch wins in Boise area showdowns

December 30, 2021 1:20 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls notch key wins

Coeur d'Alene knocks off Timberline; Post Falls runs past Lapwai in Avista Winter Classic

December 30, 2021 1:15 a.m.

Northwest Notes: Dec. 30, 2021

Updates on Eastern Washington women's basketball, Idaho men's basketball and Gonzaga volleyball

December 30, 2021 1:10 a.m.

Bowling scores: Dec. 30, 2021

Results from area leagues

In digital universe, these were 2021's most-read Press articles
December 30, 2021 1:09 a.m.

In digital universe, these were 2021's most-read Press articles

This year was not like the others.

Full operation
December 30, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Full operation

Lookout, Silver Mountain and Schweitzer ski resorts runs 100% opened

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How did we get here? Health misinformation flourishes
December 30, 2021 1:07 a.m.

How did we get here? Health misinformation flourishes

Second in a series

Sex offender freed after appeal
December 30, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Sex offender freed after appeal

A man previously convicted of sexually abusing two children is free after the Idaho Supreme Court ruled that he was deprived of his right to a fair trial.

COVID-19 Watch
December 30, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Anna Jean Keisner (Anne) Hay, 93
December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

Anna Jean Keisner (Anne) Hay, 93

Anna Jean Keisner (Anne) Hay, 93, passed away December 6, 2021. She was the sixth daughter born to Orgel H. and Edna B. Keisner on February 8, 1928.

December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

Sourcing American New Year traditions

Whether you kick off each new year with champagne or football, odds are it’s tradition.

Protect wintering wildlife by leaving animals undisturbed
December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

Protect wintering wildlife by leaving animals undisturbed

For some wildlife, being left alone during winter can make a life-or-death difference

Winter is a challenging season for Idaho’s wildlife

Alex Zadekian, 49
December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

Alex Zadekian, 49

Alex Zadekian, late of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away on December 22, 2021, after a battle with COVID-19.

POLAR BRRRR PLUNGE
December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

POLAR BRRRR PLUNGE

Fun and frigid event noon Saturday at Sanders Beach

Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday

Richard "Rick" Paul Harper, 67
December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

Richard "Rick" Paul Harper, 67

Richard Paul Harper (Rick) left us on December 14th to go ride Harleys in Heaven with Debbie.

David Curtis Finkle
December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

David Curtis Finkle

David was born to Glen and Helene Finkle in Glendive, Montana.

New Year's bashes ahead
December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

New Year's bashes ahead

While waiting for the clock to strike midnight, locals can enjoy new year festivities and fireworks not far from home.

Weather temporarily closes Farragut Public Shooting Range
December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

Weather temporarily closes Farragut Public Shooting Range

Shooting range to be closed

December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

New fishing rules take effect Jan. 1

Steelhead bag limits have been modified

Gone fishing

December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

Poacher gets suspended sentence

Follows lengthy investigation

Poacher sent

December 30, 2021 1 a.m.

True story: You can buy unclaimed packages

Websites offer unclaimed merchandise for sale.

December 30, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 30 2021

Wednesday, December 29

Ghislaine Maxwell convicted in Epstein sex abuse case
December 29, 2021 3:20 p.m.

Ghislaine Maxwell convicted in Epstein sex abuse case

Jurors deliberated for five full days

Live updates: Las Vegas going ahead with New Year's Eve bash
December 29, 2021 3 p.m.

Live updates: Las Vegas going ahead with New Year's Eve bash

Thousands of ticketholders also are expected at a multi-stage outdoor music event

In the rainforest’s shadow, Brazilian surf capital blossoms
December 29, 2021 1:40 p.m.

In the rainforest’s shadow, Brazilian surf capital blossoms

The area's waves went virtually unridden until construction in the 1970s of a coastal highway

Bringing home the bacon tops new California laws in 2022
December 29, 2021 1:35 p.m.

Bringing home the bacon tops new California laws in 2022

Several of the laws mark national “firsts” — first minimum wage to reach $15 an hour

Another round of snow before thaw comes to frigid Northwest
December 29, 2021 1:30 p.m.

Another round of snow before thaw comes to frigid Northwest

And in Nevada the governor plans to declare a state of emergency due to snow and storm conditions

US affirms new interpretation for high-level nuclear waste
December 29, 2021 1:25 p.m.

US affirms new interpretation for high-level nuclear waste

The Energy Department was shipping high-level waste to Idaho until a series of lawsuits between the state and the federal government in the 1990s

How democracy was dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021
December 29, 2021 9:45 a.m.

How democracy was dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021

Any meaningful policy debates will now take place among a small circle of government loyalists

Harry Reid remembered as a fighter, skilled Senate dealmaker
December 29, 2021 9:45 a.m.

Harry Reid remembered as a fighter, skilled Senate dealmaker

Reid died Tuesday at 82 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer

NIC BASKETBALL: Conference play pushed back due to COVID
December 29, 2021 1:25 a.m.

NIC BASKETBALL: Conference play pushed back due to COVID

Northwest Athletic Conference play pushed back due to coronavirus outbreaks within league

December 29, 2021 1:25 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Lake City downs Meridian in 5A title game rematch

Mitchell goes for 34 points as Timberwolves hold off Warriors in two overtimes

December 29, 2021 1:24 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Viks fall short in Boise

Coeur d'Alene rally falls short to Thunder Ridge in rematch of state 5A semifinal game

THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: For Cougs, it's just good to have a game
December 29, 2021 1:20 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS WITH STEVE CAMERON: For Cougs, it's just good to have a game

It was a bit of a shock. No, not that Central Michigan would agree to hustle over to El Paso and tee it up against Washington State in the Sun Bowl this Friday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kendall Pickford, Lake City High
December 29, 2021 1:11 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kendall Pickford, Lake City High

Lake City High senior Kendall Pickford is this week's Knudsten Chevrolet Athlete of the Week

Better bundle up...
December 29, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Better bundle up...

...because temperatures are going down

North Idaho plunges into Arctic freeze

PHD: No omicron here
December 29, 2021 1:08 a.m.

PHD: No omicron here

3 cases in Idaho

no omicron here yet

How did we get here?
December 29, 2021 1:07 a.m.

How did we get here?

Idaho’s history and anti-government subculture set stage for health crisis

First part in a series by Idaho Capital Sun.

Electioneering investigation continues
December 29, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Electioneering investigation continues

Prosecutor wants more information; no timetable set

An investigation into possible electioneering during November’s local elections is ongoing.

COVID-19 Watch
December 29, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Domino's delivers SA
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Domino's delivers SA

Domino's Pizza employees contribute more than $1,100 to Press Christmas for All

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

FASCISM: A disturbing trend

PBS News Hour broadcast statistics on Dec. 9 I classify as hearsay because they didn’t state how the data were collected and the number of persons involved in the survey.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Our holiday wish
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Our holiday wish

Just in the last week we passed our 14-year anniversary since we opened The Dinner Party.

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

FOOD: Tale of the tax

Dear Legislators, I am trying again to get your attention about the fact that Idaho taxes food!

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Pain in the hands, may be radiculopathy
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Pain in the hands, may be radiculopathy

“Cervical radiculopathy is the clinical description of when a nerve root in the cervical spine becomes inflamed or damaged, resulting in a change in neurological function.”

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — How to be healthy
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — How to be healthy

Staying or getting healthy takes work.

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

DISAGREE: But let’s talk

I participated in Kootenai County government for 13 years, seven as a volunteer and six as an elected official.

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

RITTENHOUSE: An American hero

Rittenhouse — a racist, white supremacist, a self-imposed vigilante, killing and wounding black folks! Most of the media and all of the liberals had him overwhelmingly guilty of above charges during a riot in Kenosha, Wis.

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

MORALITY: Look closer, Christians

I’ve been heart broken to read articles of adults showing up at libraries to yell and show signs of condemnation to children and their parents entering the Post Falls library to participate in arts and crafts.

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

2ND AMENDMENT: Right is unambiguous

For those of you who are undecided as to the intent of the founding fathers with regard to the wording in the Second Amendment, may I point out that their intent was made perfectly clear in the First Amendment (the right of the people), the Second Amendment (the right of the people) and the Fourth Amendment (the right of the people).

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Youth Sports Dec. 29, 2021: Select soccer, swimming ... and more

Select soccer and more

James E. 'Jerky Jim' Gaboury, 91
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

James E. 'Jerky Jim' Gaboury, 91

James E. “Jerky Jim” Gaboury departed to check the smokehouse on the other side on December 19, 2021.

Winter Wonderland
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Winter Wonderland

Snow paints picture-perfect scenes on Tubbs Hill

Winter delight on Tubbs Hill

William “Bill” Richard Steele, 84
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

William “Bill” Richard Steele, 84

On Saturday, November 27th, 2021, at Schneidmiller Hospice House, William “Bill” Richard Steele, age 84, passed away peacefully,

Commitment continues for cannibalism suspect
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Commitment continues for cannibalism suspect

James David Russell, 39, will spend 84 more days in the Idaho Security Medical Program after being found unfit to stand trial on Tuesday.

Grayce Resser Thatcher, 95
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Grayce Resser Thatcher, 95

Grayce was born in Red Lodge, MT the 6th child, to George E. Resser and Lillian Frances Adams Resser.

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Humphreys to visit CDA

Humpheys to visit CDA

Holiday house of dangers
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Holiday house of dangers

We tried so hard to keep it clean. Our hubris became our undoing.

December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Let the young ones lead the way

They're the antidote to the poison that's making so many of us older citizens sick.

William Campbell Sinclair Sr., 93
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

William Campbell Sinclair Sr., 93

Bill Sinclair led an adventurous life. Ninety three years after he was born in Highland Park, MI on October 18,1928, Bill passed away in his Athol, ID home December 19, 2021.

Local student reaches new heights
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Local student reaches new heights

Student installs 25 foot flag pole at Cherry Hill Park and earns Eagle Scout status

Recently attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, Coeur d'Alene High School student Ryan Steinberg, 16, orchestrated the installation of a 25 foot flagpole at Cherry Hill Park BMX track.

Year-end quick reviews — ‘Matrix,’ ‘Ricardos, ‘Don’t Look Up’
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Year-end quick reviews — ‘Matrix,’ ‘Ricardos, ‘Don’t Look Up’

Even as it operates as a nostalgia-driven legacy sequel, “The Matrix Resurrections” openly mocks its own existence.

Willadene Ruth Monk, 81
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Willadene Ruth Monk, 81

Willadene Ruth Monk, 81, was born June 9, 1940 in Zona Roane County, West Virginia to Oral and Atlene (Fields) Litton.

Resolving not to bother
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Resolving not to bother

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” That’s likely a misattribution to Einstein, but somebody sure was wise enough to say it.

Let's take a cup of kindness in 2022
December 29, 2021 1 a.m.

Let's take a cup of kindness in 2022

So here we are on the cusp of another new year. I’m not sure what to expect although I’m attempting cautious optimism.

December 29, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 29 2021

Tuesday, December 28

Hong Kong police arrest 6 journalists for sedition
December 28, 2021 5:20 p.m.

Hong Kong police arrest 6 journalists for sedition

The arrests come as authorities crack down on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese city

Severe Brazil flooding spreads in Bahia and beyond
December 28, 2021 2:10 p.m.

Severe Brazil flooding spreads in Bahia and beyond

More than 470,000 people affected

Man facing cannibalism charge to continue medical security program
December 28, 2021 2:05 p.m.

Man facing cannibalism charge to continue medical security program

James David Russell, 39, will continue to remain in the Idaho Medical Security Program after he was found incompetent to stand trial.

Police: 5 killed, including gunman, in Denver area shootings
December 28, 2021 1 p.m.

Police: 5 killed, including gunman, in Denver area shootings

The wounded officer was undergoing surgery Monday night and his condition was not immediately known

US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt
December 28, 2021 1 p.m.

US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt

The guidance has raised questions about how it was crafted and why it was changed now

Russian court shuts renowned rights group
December 28, 2021 11:30 a.m.

Russian court shuts renowned rights group

Police detained several people who picketed the courthouse

Experts pull documents, money from Lee statue time capsule
December 28, 2021 11:20 a.m.

Experts pull documents, money from Lee statue time capsule

Historical records had led to some speculation that the capsule might contain a rare and historically significant photo of deceased President Abraham Lincoln

'So difficult': Winter snow, cold slam Northwest and Sierra
December 28, 2021 11:10 a.m.

'So difficult': Winter snow, cold slam Northwest and Sierra

The National Weather Service said the low was 17 degrees F (-8.3 C) in Seattle on Monday

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Sun not done for Cougars yet
December 28, 2021 1:25 a.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Sun not done for Cougars yet

Washington State gets new opponent for Friday's Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas

It's a wrap: Christmas for All spreads joy
December 28, 2021 1:09 a.m.

It's a wrap: Christmas for All spreads joy

Fund drive raises second most in 36-year history of program

Final tally

Idaho sees first flu death
December 28, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Idaho sees first flu death

Fluarix Quadrivalent shots available to help protect against sickness

Idaho's first flu-related death reported in Gooding County

Man burns to death in bedroom
December 28, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Man burns to death in bedroom

Police say death was accidental

Rape hearing postponed
December 28, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Rape hearing postponed

A judge will consider whether to separate the charges against a former legislative candidate accused of fondling a child and raping a woman.

COVID-19 Watch
December 28, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 28, 2021 1:05 a.m.

Northwest Notes: Dec. 28, 2021

Gonzaga women call off Thursday's game due to COVID

Missing snowboarder passes away
December 28, 2021 1 a.m.

Missing snowboarder passes away

Had been reported missing Sunday afternoon; was found Monday morning.

Lorraine Julia Manthey, 84
December 28, 2021 1 a.m.

Lorraine Julia Manthey, 84

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Lorraine Julia Manthey, 84, of Mullan, Idaho,

Delores Maria Hanson, 91
December 28, 2021 1 a.m.

Delores Maria Hanson, 91

Delores Maria Hanson, 91, from Hauser Idaho, was called back to her Heavenly Father on Dec 2, 2021, in Hayden, ID.

December 28, 2021 1 a.m.

(Best) Word of the Year: Perseverance

Or would you prefer "allyship?"

Linda D. Schrader, 71
December 28, 2021 1 a.m.

Linda D. Schrader, 71

Linda D Schrader, 71, of Rathdrum Idaho found peace in the arms of the lord on December 22, 2021 surrounded by her family.

December 28, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 28 2021

Monday, December 27

Lost snowboarder has passed away
December 27, 2021 4:53 p.m.

Lost snowboarder has passed away

Riley Hadeen, 27, was reported missing Sunday afternoon

ISP investigating fatal accident
December 27, 2021 4:07 p.m.

ISP investigating fatal accident

84-year-old man dies in collision

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Maybe it's time for someone else to take the wheel in Seattle
December 27, 2021 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Maybe it's time for someone else to take the wheel in Seattle

The quarterback in Seattle may not be the only problem — but he’s ONE of them, and someone else needs to take the wheel.

$24M upgrade for cleaner water
December 27, 2021 1:09 a.m.

$24M upgrade for cleaner water

Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board installs new equipment

HAYDEN — The Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board installed a $24M upgrade on Dec. 13 to meet Spokane River dissolved oxygen total daily maximum load limits standards for 2024, initiated by the Washington Department of Ecology to improve dissolved oxygen in the Spokane River and Lake Spokane.

Sisters lead charge for change with dyslexia
December 27, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Sisters lead charge for change with dyslexia

Mission is to help Idaho kids overcome reading hurdle

They may be young but they know how to get things done.

Bone-chilling cold coming
December 27, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Bone-chilling cold coming

But nowhere near region's coldest temps ever

Here are your 10 coldest days locally.

Rathdrum sets New Year's celebration
December 27, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Rathdrum sets New Year's celebration

Ball Drop event begins at 8

Don't miss out on the Rathdrum New Year's Eve Ball Drop.

COVID-19 Watch
December 27, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Sunday, December 26

The gift of giving
December 26, 2021 1:09 a.m.

The gift of giving

Volunteers serve dinners to hundreds on Christmas Day

Hundreds enjoy Christmas feast

LAID BARE
December 26, 2021 1:08 a.m.

LAID BARE

Local haven for 'naturism' closes

Sun Meadow Family Nudist Resort closing this month

Come on inn the waterfront's fine
December 26, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Come on inn the waterfront's fine

Business bits for Dec. 26

National comic strip goes deep in N. Idaho
December 26, 2021 1:06 a.m.

National comic strip goes deep in N. Idaho

Sherman's Lagoon star finds his way to Lake Pend Oreille

Series runs this week in The Press.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Bill Bopp, 'arguably the most successful basketball official in the state of Idaho’s history,' calls it a career after 37 years
December 26, 2021 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Bill Bopp, 'arguably the most successful basketball official in the state of Idaho’s history,' calls it a career after 37 years

"He did everything in his power to de-escalate the situation, without losing control of the situation," Post Falls boys basketball coach Mike McLean said.

COVID-19 Watch
December 26, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

MACKAY: The secret to happiness

Long ago in a small village, there was a place known as the House of 1,000 Mirrors.

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Senior Meals: Dec. 27-31

Milestone Announcement
December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcement

See who's celebrating!

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

TRAVOLTA: To Ellen with love

letters to the editor

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

Golden nuggets in day-after debris

Let's trade 24 hours for 365 days.

Op-Ed: Idaho's leaders can lower barriers to fair housing
December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Idaho's leaders can lower barriers to fair housing

Everyone deserves access to safe and affordable housing, and rapidly increasing rents and home prices are making it more difficult for Idahoans to achieve this goal.

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

BIDEN: On further review

BIDEN: On further review

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

CHRISTMAS: Start of togetherness

Letter to the editor

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

COEXIST: An exterior viewpoint

COEXIST: An exterior viewpoint

The state of real estate in 2022
December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

The state of real estate in 2022

Neighborhood of the Week

Through all the challenges of 2021, the North Idaho real estate market maintained its unprecedented momentum. Home values continued to rise, which is great for sellers, though buyers continued to face stiff competition for limited inventory.

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

MOOSE: Going to the dogs

MOOSE: Going to the dogs

Wendell Robert Wardell, 79
December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

Wendell Robert Wardell, 79

Wendell Robert Wardell was born on October 20, 1942. He died on December 17, 2021, leaving behind a life well and thoroughly lived, his wife, two children and four grandchildren.

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

FORD TOUGH: A job well done

letters to the editor

December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

MADISON: A class act

MADISON: A class act

Longtime Coeur d'Alene Viking Schwenke inducted into national AD hall of fame
December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

Longtime Coeur d'Alene Viking Schwenke inducted into national AD hall of fame

Larry Schwenke, 74, worked for the Coeur d'Alene School District for 35 years, including 14 years as athletic director at Coeur d'Alene High.

Saturday, December 25

Queen recalls 'familiar laugh missing' in Christmas speech
December 25, 2021 2:05 p.m.

Queen recalls 'familiar laugh missing' in Christmas speech

the queen said her family was a “source of great happiness

Flight cancellations drag on as airlines short-staffed
December 25, 2021 2 p.m.

Flight cancellations drag on as airlines short-staffed

FlightAware said airlines scrapped nearly 6,000 flights globally on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Parts of California get a White Christmas after snowfall
December 25, 2021 2 a.m.

Parts of California get a White Christmas after snowfall

Parts of California get a White Christmas after snowfall

The top local sports stories of 2021
December 25, 2021 1:10 a.m.

The top local sports stories of 2021

State champs, a local baseball player drafted in the second round, and an NIC sports year affected by COVID-19

Christmas JOY
December 25, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Christmas JOY

Silver Angels for the Elderly, Santa visit Lacrosse Health and Rehabilitation Center

Silver Angels for the Elderly, Santa bring holiday cheer to residents of Lacrosse Health and Rehabilitation Center

A Christmas present from Mr. Tomorrow Is...
December 25, 2021 1:08 a.m.

A Christmas present from Mr. Tomorrow Is...

Rann Haight shares a little Christmas joy with Press readers.

Young mind, grand ideas
December 25, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Young mind, grand ideas

Invent Idaho student partners with University of Idaho undergrads

Sam Wilson might just be 13, but he's inventing products that could save and sustain lives.

‘Do it the Cardinal way’
December 25, 2021 1:06 a.m.

‘Do it the Cardinal way’

NIC honors outstanding alumni

“I was told to do it the Cardinal Way, which is to make sure you’re out there being excellent,” said Bryant, recipient of the North Idaho College Alumni Association’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award.

COVID-19 Watch
December 25, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 statistics

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: The road for wrestlers is clear for right now
December 25, 2021 1:05 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: The road for wrestlers is clear for right now

At this point in the season, things can go either way in a hurry. One minute, you could be coasting along and arrive at your destination safe and sound. In another moment, you could get buried in the snow, slush and ice to the point where you’ve just got to go to a Plan B.

North Idaho Eye donates a merry $30K to local causes this holiday season
December 25, 2021 1 a.m.

North Idaho Eye donates a merry $30K to local causes this holiday season

Seventeen local nonprofits, organizations receive a portion of $30,000 from North Idaho Eye Institute

Climate Explorers
December 25, 2021 1 a.m.

Climate Explorers

Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, Coeur d’Alene Tribe partner for successful youth program

Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, Coeur d’Alene Tribe partner for successful youth program

Christmas is more than a day
December 25, 2021 1 a.m.

Christmas is more than a day

Christmas offers opportunity for a new life.

December 25, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 25 2021

Friday, December 24

Signing photos Dec. 24, 2021
December 24, 2021 1:20 a.m.

Signing photos Dec. 24, 2021

Alexis Blankenship, Rylee Hartwig and Kendall Pickford sign letters of intent.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: When you're bad, not even the obvious calls go your way
December 24, 2021 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: When you're bad, not even the obvious calls go your way

Let’s not sugarcoat this … It was Seattle that got hosed this time around, but you see awful calls in multiple games every week, because nobody — on the field or elsewhere — truly knows what constitutes pass interference or defensive holding.

StanCraft acquires Resort Aviation at CDA Airport
December 24, 2021 1:09 a.m.

StanCraft acquires Resort Aviation at CDA Airport

Resort Aviation Jet Center closes after four decades

Last call for Christmas for All
December 24, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Last call for Christmas for All

Santa says there's still time for last-minute donations.

'I woke up with my sheets on fire'
December 24, 2021 1:07 a.m.

'I woke up with my sheets on fire'

Painter thankful for response after home fire

Painter thankful for community response after home fire

The gift of a bicycle
December 24, 2021 1:06 a.m.

The gift of a bicycle

High-schooler donates to nonprofit shop

COEUR d’ALENE — In the spirit of Christmas, a Post Falls High School senior donated money from his own small business to help get bicycles into the hands of those in need.

Alyssa Randles wins in Reno
December 24, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Alyssa Randles wins in Reno

Coeur d'Alene High junior Alyssa Randles won the girls 126-pound bracket at the Reno Tournament of Champions wrestling tournament Dec. 16-18 at the Reno Events Center.

COVID-19 Watch
December 24, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 24, 2021 1:05 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

Television and radio highlights for upcoming weekend

December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Family fun at Ace Hardware

The Seright’s Ace Hardware in Rathdrum is hosting a Snowtacular Celebration event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 16, featuring all-things winter. Guests can enjoy live ice sculpting by local artist, Jeff May. Free snacks and hot drinks including apple cider, coffee and hot chocolate. There will be free winter-themed crafts for the whole family and winter-themed items available for sale.

Bundle up, cold is coming
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Bundle up, cold is coming

Harris predicts below zero temps next week

Cold snap coming soon

Mabel Werner, 94
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Mabel Werner, 94

Mabel Werner was born July 15, 1927 in Lehr, North Dakota to Jacob and Emelia (Werth) Flemmer.

December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Huckleberries: 3 blessings + family dinner = happy life

And a tip of the wisdom cap to the late Berni Dami.

Bennett (Ben) Ervin Cooper, 82
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Bennett (Ben) Ervin Cooper, 82

Ben Cooper, age 82, passed away at Schneidmiller Hospice House on December 3, 2021, with family members at his side. He was born in Lewistown, Montana, on January 21, 1939, to Thurlow and Marie (Clary) Cooper.

Ross Point river access coming to PF
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Ross Point river access coming to PF

Construction set on a day-use park with access to Spokane River

Dreaming of snow-free hydrants
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Dreaming of snow-free hydrants

Fire department asks residents to dig in, help out

Please, clear hydrants of snow

Theater announces summer lineup, launches season ticket sales
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Theater announces summer lineup, launches season ticket sales

Auditions will be held Jan. 22 and 23

COEUR d’ALENE – Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre is bringing three popular Broadway musicals to the stage for the summer 2022 season: “Mamma Mia!,” “Little Women” and “Nunsense.” Season tickets are available now, in time for Christmas giving.

William Neal Panabaker, 74
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

William Neal Panabaker, 74

William Neal Panabaker, 74 of Rathdrum passed away October 19th, 2021.

STUDENTS are the TEACHERS
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

STUDENTS are the TEACHERS

Club focuses on STEM and engineering

Fingers flew and brains ticked as teams of middle schoolers raced the clock, and each other, to get their project finished.

Op-Ed: Divine intercession
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Divine intercession

Saved by Saint Mary's.

Young professionals in spotlight
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Young professionals in spotlight

The Kootenai County Young Professionals will be hosting a celebration for the 2021 Top 30 Under 40 winners at 6 p.m. at the StanCraft Jet Center on Jan. 29.

Moving History Forward: Steamboat Flyer
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Moving History Forward: Steamboat Flyer

The “golden years” of the Coeur d’Alene Lake steamers was from 1880 to 1930.

Art on the Green poster contest opens Jan. 1
December 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Art on the Green poster contest opens Jan. 1

The Citizens’ Council for the Arts, presenter of the annual Art on the Green festival in Coeur d’Alene, opens entries for the 2022 poster contest on Jan. 1. The winning poster will be adapted for use on programs, pins and T-shirts. The winner receives $300 and a T-shirt with the design. The competition is open until March 18. For past winners and rules, http://artonthegreencda.com/poster-contest. Art on the Green will take place on the grounds of North Idaho College on Aug. 5 through 8 with artist booths, a juried show, a selection of food and free entertainment.

December 24, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 24 2021

Thursday, December 23

Oklahoma sixth-grader praised for heroism twice in one day
December 23, 2021 12:55 p.m.

Oklahoma sixth-grader praised for heroism twice in one day

Saves choking person, pulls woman from burning home

Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright's death
December 23, 2021 12:25 p.m.

Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright's death

Judge Regina Chu ordered Potter taken into custody and held without bail

New Year's Eve in Times Square still on, with smaller crowd
December 23, 2021 12:25 p.m.

New Year's Eve in Times Square still on, with smaller crowd

The surge has led to the cancellation of concerts

'Unabomber' Ted Kaczynski moved to prison medical facility
December 23, 2021 11:30 a.m.

'Unabomber' Ted Kaczynski moved to prison medical facility

Kaczynski is serving life without the possibility of parole

A gift of Christmas joy for the children of the incarcerated
December 23, 2021 10:55 a.m.

A gift of Christmas joy for the children of the incarcerated

The program works with prison chaplains to reach inmates interested in sending gifts to their children

China locks down city of 13 million
December 23, 2021 10:35 a.m.

China locks down city of 13 million

One person from each household will be allowed out every two days

Pope demands humility in new zinger-filled Christmas speech
December 23, 2021 10:35 a.m.

Pope demands humility in new zinger-filled Christmas speech

Francis also repeated his call for tradition-minded clerics to stop living in the past

December 23, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Idaho governor taps Bellevue mayor for legislative seat

Burns was one of three recommendations put forward by Democrats

Tribes lacking water see glimmer of hope with massive bill
December 23, 2021 10:20 a.m.

Tribes lacking water see glimmer of hope with massive bill

About 3,300 homes in more than 30 rural Alaska communities lack indoor plumbing

Putin to the West: 'It is not us who threaten anyone'
December 23, 2021 10:15 a.m.

Putin to the West: 'It is not us who threaten anyone'

'it’s the U.S. who came to our home with its missiles'

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of documents
December 23, 2021 10:15 a.m.

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of documents

The documents include presidential diaries, visitor logs, speech drafts, handwritten notes “concerning the events of January 6”

UK data suggest hospitalization is less likely with omicron
December 23, 2021 10:15 a.m.

UK data suggest hospitalization is less likely with omicron

Emerging evidence that omicron produces milder illness than other variants

US adds Merck pill as 2nd easy-to-use drug against COVID-19
December 23, 2021 10:15 a.m.

US adds Merck pill as 2nd easy-to-use drug against COVID-19

company hopes to eventually get it approved for use in children.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Lake City boys looking to make the most of every game
December 23, 2021 1:30 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Lake City boys looking to make the most of every game

"They’re fired up — sometimes too much — in the locker room, and coming out to play," Lake City boys basketball coach Jim Winger said. "They’ve even said it; they’ve got 21 of these (games), and they want to take advantage of every one of them."

ZAGS TRACKER: The benefit for cashing in from deep
December 23, 2021 1:15 a.m.

ZAGS TRACKER: The benefit for cashing in from deep

If it’s the right play, the 3-pointer can benefit the Zags against anybody.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings slug past Shadle Park
December 23, 2021 1:10 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings slug past Shadle Park

Senior post Cameren Cope had 26 points, hitting 12 of 14 free throws for the Vikings in a 62-47 win over the Shadle Park Highlanders at Viking Court on Wednesday.

IDAGROW
December 23, 2021 1:09 a.m.

IDAGROW

Our growth rate is No. 1 in nation for 5th straight year

For the fifth year in a row, Idaho leads the country in population growth rate. Local residents have mixed feelings about it.

‘We can’t arrest our way out of this’
December 23, 2021 1:08 a.m.

‘We can’t arrest our way out of this’

Police shine light on deadly fentanyl crisis in North Idaho

Police shine light on deadly fentanyl crisis in North Idaho

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Heart condition complicates pregnancy
December 23, 2021 1:07 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Heart condition complicates pregnancy

Young mom born with a heart condition learns that succession of pregnancies has damaged her heart.

Holidays around the World comes to CDA
December 23, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Holidays around the World comes to CDA

HREI event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today

HREI's Holidays around the World free event for children goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

COVID-19 Watch
December 23, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Bowling scores: Dec. 23, 2021
December 23, 2021 1:05 a.m.

Bowling scores: Dec. 23, 2021

Scores from area leagues

Finding hope through the holidays
December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

Finding hope through the holidays

The holidays can be joyful as well as challenging. Heritage Health shares three strategies to boost your mental health.

Holiday songs, TV commercials and Christmas specials lead us to believe that we should feel maximum joy during the holiday season.

December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

Sheriff's blotter

Sheriff's blotter

Cow, calf moose relocated from Kendrick city limits
December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

Cow, calf moose relocated from Kendrick city limits

Idaho Fish and Game staff decide that it is time to move moose that took up residence in small, north-central Idaho town

OUTDOORS The 'biggest fish' stories of 2021
December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

OUTDOORS The 'biggest fish' stories of 2021

Here are the top state record-setting fish stories from this year

December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

Free Christmas dinner available at Cherished Ones

Dinner on Christmas

Prosecutors: Driver in fatal crash was drunk
December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

Prosecutors: Driver in fatal crash was drunk

Prosecutors said a man accused of causing a deadly crash was drunk.

December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

Consumer Gal: Who gets scammed — and why

Victims' state of mind key to bad guys winning.

Angels of Christmas
December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

Angels of Christmas

Disability Action Center Northwest blesses families during Christmas Angel event

Disability Action Center Northwest, community partners bless more than 30 families this Christmas

December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

'Tis the season for traditions

Holiday traditions a cultural blend

Thanks for noticing the little lights are not twinkling.

OUTDOORS Winter stream fishing is just heating up
December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

OUTDOORS Winter stream fishing is just heating up

Keep those off-season fishing mechanics sharp by getting out on your local stream or river this winter

Churches ready for Christmas
December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

Churches ready for Christmas

Services will include music, decorations, and messages

Christmas services at churches

George Robert “Butch” Periman, 89
December 23, 2021 1 a.m.

George Robert “Butch” Periman, 89

At the age of 89, George’s journey on earth ended December 18, 2021 surrounded by loving family at the Schneidmiller Hospice House, where Jesus took his hand to lead him to his final destination.

December 23, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 23 2021

Wednesday, December 22

Spokane man reported missing
December 22, 2021 2:04 p.m.

Spokane man reported missing

May be en route to Coolin

Bachman, 79, is white with white hair and hazel eyes.

'We have stock': Smaller stores aim for last-minute shoppers
December 22, 2021 12:10 p.m.

'We have stock': Smaller stores aim for last-minute shoppers

So far, worries about omicron and rising cases haven't made a measurable dent on holiday shoppingSo far, worries about omicron and rising cases haven't made a measurable dent on holiday shopping

Case drop may show South Africa's omicron peak has passed
December 22, 2021 11:40 a.m.

Case drop may show South Africa's omicron peak has passed

After hitting a high of nearly 27,000 new cases nationwide on Thursday, the numbers dropped to about 15,424 on Tuesday

December 22, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Oregon State University 'likely' will require COVID boosters

the University of Oregon announced it will require booster doses for students and staff

Youth Sports Dec. 22, 2021
December 22, 2021 1:30 a.m.

Youth Sports Dec. 22, 2021

Bowling, basketball ... and more.

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast
December 22, 2021 1:20 a.m.

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast

December 22, 2021 1:17 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lake City, Post Falls finish second in Tarkanian Classic brackets

Timberwolves lose in heartbreaker in Diamond Bracket final; Trojans edged in title game in Ruby Bracket

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Subs get their moment as Lake City wins big
December 22, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Subs get their moment as Lake City wins big

Lake City jumped on top early and never looked back in a 66-34 victory over the visiting Shadle Park Highlanders.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: With loss by Seahawks, we can finally move on
December 22, 2021 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: With loss by Seahawks, we can finally move on

And so, finally … Mercifully … We can officially stick a fork in the Seahawks, who are well and truly done after losing to the Rams Tuesday night.

'Seven people that didn’t need to die'
December 22, 2021 1:09 a.m.

'Seven people that didn’t need to die'

Vigil honors homeless, past and present

Vigil honors homeless

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Young mom pursues higher ed to support family
December 22, 2021 1:08 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Young mom pursues higher ed to support family

Young mom unable to finish high school because of pregnancy, struggles to support family, got GED in a month and now pursuing higher education at NIC Workforce Training Center

December 22, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Idaho prep boys basketball media poll Dec. 22, 2021

How the state's media voted this week.

CDA Tribe challenges redistricting
December 22, 2021 1:07 a.m.

CDA Tribe challenges redistricting

Says 'communities of interest' not served in new map

Coeur d'Alene and Shoshone-Bannock tribal leaders file suit against legislative boundaries

Kootenai Health edges closer to normal
December 22, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Kootenai Health edges closer to normal

Will resume elective, other procedures with end of crisis standards of care

KH closer to normal

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Rylan Rogers, Coeur d'Alene High
December 22, 2021 1:05 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Rylan Rogers, Coeur d'Alene High

This week's Knudsten Chevrolet Athlete of the Week this week is Coeur d'Alene High senior Rylan Rogers.

COVID-19 Watch
December 22, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Op-Ed: I’m tired. Sincerely, your local psychologist
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: I’m tired. Sincerely, your local psychologist

Mental health crisis worses in wake of poor leadership.

December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

For Christmas, no-man's land looks good

Press encourages positive and encouraging letters to the editor Christmas Eve.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Blood pressure detective work
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Blood pressure detective work

Fifty million Americans are diagnosed with hypertension, and over a billion people worldwide.

December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

LIBRARIES: It’s about agendas

Why do legislatures legally prohibit/limit minors’ ability and access; to smoke/drink/inhalants/obscene material and performances;/firearms/sex/sex shops/vote/drive?

December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

BIDEN: ‘Tis the season

10 gifts from President Biden, Progressive Democrats and the Woke mob…

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — What is a long-hauler and how can cold laser help with recovery?
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — What is a long-hauler and how can cold laser help with recovery?

You or someone you know may have had COVID and are possibly still feeling the effects weeks or months later.

December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

VACCINES: Support mandate protests

In reference to The Press Editorial of Dec. 12: “The heroes aren’t out holding signs”

December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

NIC: Blame the ex-boss

The ex-president of NIC has nearly destroyed the college by possibly losing accreditation.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — A great conversation
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — A great conversation

We just completed our December events and we were thrilled to host Justin Baldwin founder of Justin Winery in Paso Robles for both a winemaker dinner and a tasting here at the shop.

Roberta Schoening, 55
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Roberta Schoening, 55

Roberta Schoening, 55, of Coeur d’ Alene, passed away on December 8th, 2021.

‘Spider-Man’ a holiday treat for a struggling box office
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

‘Spider-Man’ a holiday treat for a struggling box office

It’s a very merry Christmas for movie theaters thanks to “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and its $250 million opening weekend.

Rose Anna House Frutchey, 84
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Rose Anna House Frutchey, 84

Rose Anna House Frutchey, 84, of Cataldo, ID, passed away on December 15, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at her beloved ranch in Cataldo, ID.

One man’s eggnog is another’s horse skeleton
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

One man’s eggnog is another’s horse skeleton

If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance it’s already Sunday. Unless you’re waiting for little ones to descend into madness, or they finally passed out in sugar comas, tuckered out from the highs of new toys. Or, you’re blessed with a little downtime between festivities.

Bird lovers unite
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Bird lovers unite

Bird by Bird program presented in Mary Pattis' 3rd grade classroom

For the past eight years, third-grade Treaty Rock teacher Mary Pattis has partnered with Carrie Hugo and the Bird by Bird program to pass on her love of bird-watching.

Eric Knudtsen new PF chamber board chair
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Eric Knudtsen new PF chamber board chair

Reflects on visions that made city what it is today

Post Falls Chamber of Commerce celebrates an incoming Board Chair while sadly saying good-bye to retiring members.

Main Street: Christmas Eve journey of giving
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Main Street: Christmas Eve journey of giving

The cozy Christmas view from Main Street

Joan Louise (Verminski) Renaldo, 84
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Joan Louise (Verminski) Renaldo, 84

Joan Louise (Verminski) Renaldo (84) resident of St. Maries, ID passed away at Valley Vista Care Center on December 16, 2021.

December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Hit the holiday road

Nearly 600,000 Idahoans expected to travel for Christmas

holiday travel up

Man charged with sexual battery
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

Man charged with sexual battery

A man is in jail after police said he entered a woman’s home while she slept and groped her.

The stay-at-home dad: Christmas present, as told from the past
December 22, 2021 1 a.m.

The stay-at-home dad: Christmas present, as told from the past

Greetings from the past

December 22, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 22 2021

Tuesday, December 21

Four Roots fresh food box distribution Wednesday
December 21, 2021 1:40 p.m.

Four Roots fresh food box distribution Wednesday

Emergency food boxes going out to those struggling with food insecurity

Locally owned by women and veterans, Four Roots curates regionally sourced, nourishing foods. In light of food insecurity being faced by many because of COVID-19, they will be distributing emergency food boxes Wednesday.

Putin blames West for tensions, demands security guarantees
December 21, 2021 12:15 p.m.

Putin blames West for tensions, demands security guarantees

Says U.S. “should understand we have nowhere to retreat.”

De Blasio says 'No more shutdowns' as NYC faces virus spike
December 21, 2021 12:10 p.m.

De Blasio says 'No more shutdowns' as NYC faces virus spike

will decide by Christmas whether the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will continue

Judge: Detective made false statements to obtain warrant
December 21, 2021 12:05 p.m.

Judge: Detective made false statements to obtain warrant

Wondie was not a suspect in the homicide

Care rationing plans deactivated at N. Idaho hospitals
December 21, 2021 9:12 a.m.

Care rationing plans deactivated at N. Idaho hospitals

Health & Welfare said COVID-19 cases remain high but no longer exceed available health care resources

December 21, 2021 9:09 a.m.

CDA steps up to preserve historic gems

Plan to be presented at tonight's council meeting.

Eck: ‘I don’t think we’re that far off’
December 21, 2021 1:30 a.m.

Eck: ‘I don’t think we’re that far off’

Former Idaho assistant introduced as new Vandal football coach

“I don’t think we’re that far off,” Eck said Monday, at a news conference in Moscow to introduce the 36th football coach in Idaho Vandals history. “The cupboard’s not bare.”

December 21, 2021 1:25 a.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: Lake City girls breeze into title game at Tark Classic

Slowing the game down while they were on defense, but pushing the pace when they got the ball. That formula worked wonders for the Lake City Timberwolves, who blitzed Bishop Loughlin of Brooklyn, N.Y., 54-31 on Monday at Orleans Arena in a Diamond Bracket semifinal game at the Tarkanian Classic.

Northwest Notes Dec. 21, 2021
December 21, 2021 1:20 a.m.

Northwest Notes Dec. 21, 2021

Updates on Idaho men's basketball, NIC women's soccer and Gonzaga men's basketball

Man arrested at library protest
December 21, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Man arrested at library protest

LBGTQ event attracts more participants than usual, too

Police arrested an armed man who allegedly trespassed while protesting a library program for LGBTQ youths.

Gifts galore
December 21, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Gifts galore

Cd'A Police, Les Schwab deliver toys to Kootenai Health

Cd'A Police, Les Schwab deliver toys and joys to Kootenai Health

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL — Going up from rock bottom
December 21, 2021 1:07 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL — Going up from rock bottom

Young mom loses custody of children following incident with drugs, now sober and almost ready to graduate from the Good Samaritan program, she is hopeful that one day she will have her children back.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Reflections from a World War II Prisoner of War
December 21, 2021 1:06 a.m.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Reflections from a World War II Prisoner of War

'Silent Night' and 'Joy to the World' help World War II Prisoner of War find 'Hope' in captivity

It was early morning on Dec. 21, 1944, and U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Joe Zelazny was headed back to his battalion near the small town of Martelange, Belgium.

COVID-19 Watch
December 21, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: North Idaho Resource Directory

Every county and state has a Veteran Affairs office to answer questions about benefits and provide assistance.

Virginia Young, 91
December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

Virginia Young, 91

Virginia Young passed from this life’s experience into the arms of our Savior on December 14, 2021 at her home in Hayden Lake, Idaho.

Mearl M. 'Sonny' Sawyer, 96
December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

Mearl M. 'Sonny' Sawyer, 96

Mearl M. “Sonny” Sawyer of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho passed away peacefully December 15th, 2021 at the Schneidmiller House-Hospice of North Idaho.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Send us your stories
December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Send us your stories

Veterans Help Net helps the Coeur d'Alene Press gather veteran stories, veteran organizational stories, “Hey veteran, did you know?” articles and other content for this monthly publication.

December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: VA to start processing claims for certain conditions related to particulate matter

The Department of Veterans Affairs began processing disability claims on Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas — if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Afghanistan: How veterans can reconcile service
December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Afghanistan: How veterans can reconcile service

Major news outlets for the past few months have focused on the drawdown of our nation’s longest war: Afghanistan.

December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Afghanistan: Last days observations

What happened from a Vietnam veteran’s perspective

I remember sitting in front of the in April 1975 watching the fall of Saigon.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Native Veteran — Native Pride
December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Native Veteran — Native Pride

Simple and powerful … timeless and inclusive.

December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

THE VETERANS' PRESS: Getting to the bottom of depression

1) Little interest or pleasure in doing things?

Movers & Shakers
December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

The way to happiness? Hygge, of course

Take it from the Danes: Simple pleasures make profoundly positive impacts.

Dave Robison, 69
December 21, 2021 1 a.m.

Dave Robison, 69

Dave Robison, 69, passed away December 8, 2021.

December 21, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 21 2021

Monday, December 20

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Numbers say to make Zags shoot 3s — but they can still beat you that way
December 20, 2021 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Numbers say to make Zags shoot 3s — but they can still beat you that way

Playing all five guys in or near the paint came with a risk. It left Gonzaga’s perimeter players wide open, again and again.

The economics of generosity
December 20, 2021 1:09 a.m.

The economics of generosity

LCHS students raise small fortune for two nonprofits

Tears were shed as the executive director explained how much this donation meant.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Let's get Ryan off the floor
December 20, 2021 1:08 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Let's get Ryan off the floor

Down syndrome young man has heart surgery; needs a real bed

"Ryan" is twenty-three and lives with Downs syndrome and ADHD, has been sleeping on a mattress on the floor and appealed to CFA for help with a new bed frame and mattress.

You wanted snow, and you got it
December 20, 2021 1:07 a.m.

You wanted snow, and you got it

More cold and snow headed to N. Idaho for Christmas

Moon makes campaign stop in Cd'A
December 20, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Moon makes campaign stop in Cd'A

Seeks Republican nomination for Idaho Secretary of State

Moon, Souza seeking Secretary of State slot

December 20, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Zags give up big lead; WSU falls after long trip

Melody Kempton, a senior from Post Falls High, led Gonzaga (8-3) with 14 points. She also had six rebounds and two steals. Kempton now has 400 career rebounds at Gonzaga.

COVID-19 Watch
December 20, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 20, 2021 1 a.m.

Avista awards grants

Food banks receive help

Avista benefits others

Attempted murder charge dropped
December 20, 2021 1 a.m.

Attempted murder charge dropped

The state will drop an attempted murder charge against a man who allegedly tried to shoot his ex.

Sunday, December 19

Vandals tab Eck as football coach
December 19, 2021 1:30 a.m.

Vandals tab Eck as football coach

South Dakota State offensive coordinator, an offensive line coach at Idaho for three seasons in the 2000s, has been named the 36th head coach of the Vandal football program, pending approval by the Idaho State Board of Education, Idaho athletic director Terry Gawlik said.

THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE: Last-minute gift ideas for local sports teams
December 19, 2021 1:25 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE: Last-minute gift ideas for local sports teams

Watching the Zags have their way -- so far -- with a barely ranked, shorthanded and shooting-challenged Texas Tech team ... And thinking about a few last-minute Christmas gifts for the local sporting community.

TRI-STATE INVITATIONAL: A first for Vikings
December 19, 2021 1:24 a.m.

TRI-STATE INVITATIONAL: A first for Vikings

Coeur d'Alene, down two starters including 2019 Tri-State champ Giulio, roll to team title

Coeur d’Alene High might have been shorthanded, but you’d never know by the finish to Saturday’s 50th Tri-State Invitational at North Idaho College. Senior Rylan Rogers, the team’s lone champion, pinned Flathead’s Chase Youso in 3 minutes, 26 seconds to capture the 195-pound title, leading the Vikings to their first Tri-State team title.

December 19, 2021 1:20 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: T-Wolves win tourney with 'D'

After an absolute battle for three quarters, Lake City turned to the one thing that had been working all weekend to create the offense it needed late. Defense.

December 19, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lake City on to semis in Vegas

One day after winning a fast-paced game, the Lake City Timberwolves slowed it down, with the same result.

December 19, 2021 1:10 a.m.

NIC BASKETBALL: Cardinal women rally to down Green River

For whatever reason, the first 30 minutes wasn’t North Idaho College’s best. But that last 10, that’s where coach Korina Baker is hoping her team will carry into conference play.

Holiday home? Hardly
December 19, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Holiday home? Hardly

Renter's family caught in hot market dilemma

After renting a three bedroom, two bath home for six years the Martin family is suddenly facing displacement during the holidays.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL From the big hearts in little people
December 19, 2021 1:08 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL From the big hearts in little people

Mia and Devon, this hug is for you.

Who's ready for some pizza?
December 19, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Who's ready for some pizza?

Business bits for Dec. 19

Forever grateful
December 19, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Forever grateful

Wreaths Across America ceremony attendees place over 800 wreaths to honor fallen veterans

A crowd of about one hundred gathered Saturday to lay wreaths upon over 800 graves in remembrance of the cost of American freedom and those who served in the military to protect it.

COVID-19 Watch
December 19, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

A bright future that's just beginning

Madison, you're gonna be missed.

Larry Gene Carstensen, 79
December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

Larry Gene Carstensen, 79

Larry Gene Carstensen was born May 18, 1942 to Edmond and Minnie Caroline (Arp) Carstensen in Pipestone, Minnesota.

Shirley Orth, 78
December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

Shirley Orth, 78

Heaven was awaited by Shirley Orth of Post Falls, Idaho on December 12, 2021 at the age of 78.

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

BAKER: His message resonates

I am a big newspaper reader, much to the consternation of my family, labeling me old-fashioned and behind in technology.

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

OMICRON: Pronounce it correctly

Omicron: short o. Omega: long o.

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

Airline inaugurates Spokane to Reno-Tahoe flights

New flight to Reno

New charter school looking for students, employees
December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

New charter school looking for students, employees

Community invited to celebration on Tuesday

Elevate Academy North is looking for students and employees to fill their classrooms with the first day of school set for Aug. 23. Marita Diffenbaugh, principal of the new charter school in Post Falls, said the foundation is being poured and they are planning to have keys in hand for the building by Aug. 5.

Nancy Gail Minor, 84
December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

Nancy Gail Minor, 84

Minor, Nancy Gail (age 84) entered Heaven on December 7, 2021 due to complications following a fall while wintering in Peoria, AZ.

Our Gem: Ho Ho How to dispose of hazardous waste
December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

Our Gem: Ho Ho How to dispose of hazardous waste

When making room for new holiday purchases, be sure to dispose of your waste properly

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

Senior Meals

Senior Meals: Dec. 20-24

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

DEFUND: How about prosecutors?

Everyone is complaining about “defunding the police” but nobody is talking about defunding the prosecutors. The police do their job with upholding the law. They arrest the person who did the crime and the prosecutors “plea down the charges” that the judges sentenced the criminal with in the first place.

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

MACKAY: Santa's business tips

The holidays are full of tradition and are a time to gather with family and friends.

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

PRINCIPAL: Give him a break

Mr. Smith, I don’t understand the logic of questioning the leadership of a veteran who served admirably in Iraq for not acknowledging Dec. 7, 1941. Chris Sensel sacrificed immeasurably to serve our country. I personally witnessed his service to this country and how hard it was on his family.

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

GARNET: Save the cafe

A little piece of Coeur d’Alene might die, and it will be a crying shame if that happens.

December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

CHILDREN: Warning to parents

Was waiting in a long line at the post office this a.m. Overheard a man asking many questions of a young attractive girl child, grade, subjects she liked, school and others. Felt very intrusive to me.

Saturday, December 18

TRI-STATE INVITATIONAL: Crowded at the top
December 18, 2021 1:25 a.m.

TRI-STATE INVITATIONAL: Crowded at the top

Coeur d'Alene third, 2019 champ Post Falls fourth after first day as prestigious tourney returns after year's absence

Wrestling resumes today at 9 a.m., with championship finals tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m.

December 18, 2021 1:20 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Defense carries Timberwolves into title game

“Offensively, we’re in a bit of a funk right now,” Lake City coach Jim Winger said. “There was a lid on the basket no question, but defensively, we played great.”

December 18, 2021 1:20 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lake City lights up Vegas from 3-point line

Lake City coach James Anderson knew his team was going to have to play with a little more tempo to start things off in the bright lights of Las Vegas. The Timberwolves were ready.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Early tests could pay off later
December 18, 2021 1:20 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Early tests could pay off later

From league opponents to tough tournaments, area wrestlers could benefit from big time competition sooner than later this season

December 18, 2021 1:10 a.m.

NIC BASKETBALL: Cardinals women triumph in first game in three weeks

Sophomore Kolby Pimperton scored 18 points for the Cardinals, who jumped out to a 27-19 lead after the first quarter on the way to a 71-59 win over Portland in an NWAC Crossover game.

MASTER of LIGHT
December 18, 2021 1:09 a.m.

MASTER of LIGHT

Man on a mission to lift Christmas spirits

Local man Casey Brown creates a magical Christmas light display that reaches from corner to corner, outside his family's Coeur d'Alene home.

NIC ‘dysfunction’ causes rating downgrade
December 18, 2021 1:08 a.m.

NIC ‘dysfunction’ causes rating downgrade

Moody's cites instability while financial ratings remain good

A1 issuer and A2 revenue bond ratings affirmed

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Climbing toward independence
December 18, 2021 1:07 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Climbing toward independence

Single woman leaves abusive situation

"Kamie" shares her story of finding freedom and independence from an abusive situation and alcohol abuse.

A life-changing experience
December 18, 2021 1:06 a.m.

A life-changing experience

Patient details 22-day stay in COVID-19 isolation unit

Couple survives COVID

COVID-19 Watch
December 18, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Coeur d'Alene Casino to give $20K to nonprofits, individuals

Casino helping nonprofits

Oldtown murder suspect facing cannibalism charge
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Oldtown murder suspect facing cannibalism charge

James David Russell, 39, is facing a cannibalism charge in addition to a first-degree murder charge for the Sept. 10 murder of David Flaget.

Form of government group stands divided
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Form of government group stands divided

Citizens can prepare for Jan. 19 public hearing

Study commissioners finish preliminary recommendation to change form of government

Margaret Alice Brown (Peggy), 92
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Margaret Alice Brown (Peggy), 92

Margaret Alice Brown (Peggy) was born in Bethlehem, August 18, 1929

Virginia Young
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Virginia Young

Virginia Young passed from this life’s experience into the arms of our Savior on December 14, 2021 at her home in Hayden Lake, Idaho.

State's role in NIC oversight questioned
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

State's role in NIC oversight questioned

Turmoil in the community and at North Idaho College has brought the college to the attention of the State Board of Education, and a local board member said there is a need for clarity in the role of the SBOE.

Accused Post Falls shooter remains in jail
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Accused Post Falls shooter remains in jail

The man accused of shooting two people before going on a crime spree earlier this month remains in jail on $2 million bond.

State, keep an eye on NIC
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

State, keep an eye on NIC

Dear Members of the State Board of Education…

Gary Dale Jorgenson, 77
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Gary Dale Jorgenson, 77

Gary was born November 2, 1944 in Clarkfield, Minnesota to Dale and Alice (Koepp) Jorgenson.

Born to read
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Born to read

Library launches program at Kootenai Health

'Born Reading' rolls out

December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

CDA teacher lands $500 grant

Grant for teacher

Fair awards presented
December 18, 2021 1 a.m.

Fair awards presented

Volunteer, business of year honored

December 18, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 18 2021

Friday, December 17

Police seek porch pirate
December 17, 2021 3:37 p.m.

Police seek porch pirate

Coeur d’Alene police are investigating a suspected porch pirate who allegedly stole packages from a residence this week.

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 91: Headlines from 12/15 thru 12/17
December 17, 2021 3:05 p.m.

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 91: Headlines from 12/15 thru 12/17

In this episode of the North Idaho Now Podcast, Chanse Watson and Madison Hardy go over the latest news coming out of the Coeur'd Alene/Post Falls Press, the Bonner County Daily Bee, the Shoshone News-Press, and the the Bonners Ferry Herald from Dec. 15-17.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: If your team loses a big game ... it wasn't their fault!
December 17, 2021 1:30 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: If your team loses a big game ... it wasn't their fault!

Just thinking of Saturday makes me a little sick to my stomach. Yes, this coming Saturday.

December 17, 2021 1:25 a.m.

ALL-IDAHO FOOTBALL: Three Coeur d'Alene players named to first team in 5A

The all-Idaho teams in all six classifications were compiled by The Idaho Statesman newspaper in Boise and announced earlier this week, following voting from coaches statewide.

December 17, 2021 1:20 a.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: Freshman VonBruck hits key free throws for Post Falls

VonBruck, a freshman, hit two free throws for a two-point lead, and the Trojans forced the Spartans into a desperation shot at the buzzer, which missed, as Post Falls advanced with a 46-44 victory Thursday night at the Owyhee Holiday Classic at Owyhee High.

December 17, 2021 1:15 a.m.

TRI-STATE INVITATIONAL: Years later, it's still super tough

Tri-State Invitational returns for 50th edition after cancelation due to pandemic in 2020.

December 17, 2021 1:10 a.m.

Idaho prep girls basketball media poll Dec. 17, 2021

How the state's media voted this week.

December 17, 2021 1:10 a.m.

NIC BASKETBALL: Skalskiy, in reserve, helps Cardinals beat Umpqua

“He does a lot of the dirty work for us inside,” NIC coach Corey Symons said. “He came off the bench and played really well for us tonight.”

Rainbows and rain clouds
December 17, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Rainbows and rain clouds

Citizens debate public library offerings

Residents speak out about LGBTQ materials in public libraries

Group aims to 'take back' Idaho from extremist politics
December 17, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Group aims to 'take back' Idaho from extremist politics

Former and current elected officials talk about ongoing state affairs

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Mom seeks help with basic furnishings
December 17, 2021 1:07 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Mom seeks help with basic furnishings

Mother of three young girls struggles to make ends meet following a traumatic divorce, a bout with COVID and the death of her grandmother, who provided her a lot of support.

It's snow time
December 17, 2021 1:06 a.m.

It's snow time

Major storm could hit Saturday

Snowstorm hits, more coming

COVID-19 Watch
December 17, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 17, 2021 1:05 a.m.

Northwest Notes Dec. 17, 2021

WSU football to play five conference games at home in 2022, seven home games overall

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

See? They can do something right

NIC board takes a rare, prudent step forward.

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

Television and radio highlights for upcoming weekend

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

SUPPLY: How to fix crisis

The current supply chain crisis should be a wake-up call so it doesn’t happen again.

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

CONTEMPT: A personal confession

I heard on the news and read in the papers about former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows being subpoenaed for Contempt of Congress.

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

NIC: The cars are crashing

When I was a kid we used to go to demolition derbies.

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

DEMS: Crashing the party

We Americans used to fear the Taliban and all the terrorists.

Op-Ed: Truth is not violence
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Truth is not violence

"Freedom is the ability to say two plus two equals four.”

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Bob Dole Republicans, where have you gone?

He showed that working across the aisle worked for America.

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

NIC: Liberals are sore losers

Is it not interesting that when the woke liberal NIC trustees lose power they complain about how they are being treated?

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

COVID: Freedom is a right

To those who refuse to get the COVID vaccine because it’s an experimental drug are completely mistaken.

COVID positivity rates fall
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

COVID positivity rates fall

Reach lowest point in five months in Kootenai County, PHD, state

Positivity rates down

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

ISP increasing DUI patrols

Traffic fatalities in Idaho at 15-year high

dui patrols rising

Tony Ray Napier aka "Poppy," 63
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Tony Ray Napier aka "Poppy," 63

Tony Ray Napier aka "Poppy'', 63 years old of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away unexpectedly on December 6,2021 due to medical complications

William 'Bill' Mark Puddy, 70
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

William 'Bill' Mark Puddy, 70

On December 14, 2021 Bill went home to be with the Lord after a long-fought battle with cancer.

HUCKLEBERRIES: This tale of Tom's no whitewash
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

HUCKLEBERRIES: This tale of Tom's no whitewash

Coeur d’Alene has a connection to Tom Sawyer — yes, that Tom Sawyer — through its funeral homes: Yates and English.

May the music be with you
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

May the music be with you

Coeur d’Alene Symphony concert Jan. 29

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony will bring “Star Wars” melodies and more to Coeur d’Alene in their family concert, Swords and Sabers: Melodic Heroism, at the Schuler Performing Arts Center at the North Idaho College campus on Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Schweitzer announces employee housing
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Schweitzer announces employee housing

The first workers who will be calling Schweitzer's new employee housing facility home could be moving in within the next few weeks.

December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Free Christmas dinner available at Cherished Ones

Christmas Day Dinner

Movers & Shakers
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

New art show at Emerge
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

New art show at Emerge

Opening last week, Horizon Mind will be on display at Emerge in Coeur d’Alene until the first of the new year. The show features the work of artists Sarah Thompson Moore and Micheal Horswill.

Jonathan Dilger, 69
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Jonathan Dilger, 69

Jonathan Dilger born June 6, 1952 was called to heaven on December 6, 2021.

Preparing for a more resilient community
December 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Preparing for a more resilient community

Organizations join forces to pass out 100 kits with emergency supplies to those in need

December 17, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 17 2021

Thursday, December 16

Afghanistan's health care system on the brink of collapse
December 16, 2021 7:25 p.m.

Afghanistan's health care system on the brink of collapse

Deputy Health Minister Dr. Abdul Bari Omar said last week that Afghanistan had 3.5 million malnourished children

US regulators lift in-person restrictions on abortion pill
December 16, 2021 7:20 p.m.

US regulators lift in-person restrictions on abortion pill

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication

CDC panel recommends Pfizer, Moderna COVID shots over J&J's
December 16, 2021 3 p.m.

CDC panel recommends Pfizer, Moderna COVID shots over J&J's

Johnson & Johnson shot can cause rare but serious blood clots

ISP joins a statewide effort to increase DUI Patrols
December 16, 2021 12:58 p.m.

ISP joins a statewide effort to increase DUI Patrols

Traffic deaths on Idaho roadways reach 15-year high

December 16, 2021 11:20 a.m.

Lawsuit challenges Idaho's new congressional district map

Fourth lawsuit against the redistricting commission and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney

Ex-Epstein worker says she 'never' saw misconduct by Maxwell
December 16, 2021 11:15 a.m.

Ex-Epstein worker says she 'never' saw misconduct by Maxwell

The defense case began after the jury heard four women detail accusations

Defense expert: Police had duty to arrest Daunte Wright
December 16, 2021 11:10 a.m.

Defense expert: Police had duty to arrest Daunte Wright

Potter's attorneys have argued that she would have been within her rights to use deadly force

Rescuers battle strong typhoon lashing southern Philippines
December 16, 2021 11:05 a.m.

Rescuers battle strong typhoon lashing southern Philippines

nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated

Jittery Ukrainian villagers 'fear that a big war will start'
December 16, 2021 11:05 a.m.

Jittery Ukrainian villagers 'fear that a big war will start'

Small arms fire frequently is heard in the daytime

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Hot starts, and where they lead
December 16, 2021 1:30 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Hot starts, and where they lead

Coeur d'Alene is 7-0, Lake City 10-0, Post Falls 6-1 — and the Trojans were unbeaten until losing to Mead in their last outing. So what does this all mean?

SIGNING DAY: From a Viking to a Wildcat
December 16, 2021 1:20 a.m.

SIGNING DAY: From a Viking to a Wildcat

Coeur d'Alene's Cope signs to play football at Weber State during the first day of national letter of intent signing period

ZAG TRACKER: On guard in the Bulldogs backcourt
December 16, 2021 1:15 a.m.

ZAG TRACKER: On guard in the Bulldogs backcourt

What about the guards? We talked last week about Gonzaga’s issues up front — specifically, how can Drew Timme and Chet Holmgren play together? Or even if they should.

December 16, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP ROUNDUP: Lake City, Cd'A tune up for Tri-State

Lake City, Coeur d'Alene sweep over 3A schools Kellogg and Timberlake in Tri-State tune up in Kellogg on Wednesday.

Bowling scores: Dec. 16, 2021
December 16, 2021 1:10 a.m.

Bowling scores: Dec. 16, 2021

Scores from area leagues

NIC: Investigation on trustee residency requirement authorized
December 16, 2021 1:09 a.m.

NIC: Investigation on trustee residency requirement authorized

Presidential search firm approved

In a unanimous vote, the North Idaho College board of trustees moved to authorize the college attorney to engage with the Attorney General to investigate whether two board members remained qualified to continue in their positions based on residency requirements.

Shopping buddies for Christmas
December 16, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Shopping buddies for Christmas

Children of deployed soldiers and military members team up

COEUR D’ALENE - Excitement filled the aisles of Target as local children of deployed soldiers got to play Santa with the assistance of local military members. “I’m actually having fun,” 9-year-old Daniella said. “All I have left on my list is to get my dad something.” The group of eight kids, each with a military buddy, scanned the shelves to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list on Tuesday morning.

Moose charges, tramples man trying to get it to leave barn
December 16, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Moose charges, tramples man trying to get it to leave barn

But this wildlife tale ends with no harm done

Moose makes trouble

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Young family asks only for food, gas
December 16, 2021 1:06 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Young family asks only for food, gas

single income family

Single income family struggles to make ends meet.

COVID-19 Watch
December 16, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Back Country donations
December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Back Country donations

Backcountry donation

December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Wolf trapper education classes coming to Panhandle

Wolf classes coming soon

Tamara (Tami Sue) Nickson, 55
December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Tamara (Tami Sue) Nickson, 55

Tamara Sue Nickson passed away on December 7, 2021 at her parent’s home in Newport, WA. Tami’s life may have been cut short, but she touched the hearts of many while she was with us.

Santa Claus is coming to help the food bank
December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Santa Claus is coming to help the food bank

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department kicks off annual donation drive

Man charged with rape, child sexual abuse
December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Man charged with rape, child sexual abuse

A former legislative candidate is facing felony charges after he allegedly fondled a child and raped a woman.

Heavy construction underway on the Clark Fork Delta Restoration Project
December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Heavy construction underway on the Clark Fork Delta Restoration Project

Idaho Fish and Game has started Phase 3

Idaho Fish and Game has started Phase 3 of the Clark Fork Delta Restoration Project.

Take a hike
December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Take a hike

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness stepping out

'Friends' ready to take a hike

December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Keeping government out of business decisions

Organization wants Legislature to avoid another 'circus show'

Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry emphasize need for stable legislative session

December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Holiday perfection a false prophet

Not everybody is jolly this time of year.

December 16, 2021 1 a.m.

Consumer Gal: Don’t carry these things in your wallet

Some things are better left in a safety deposit box.

December 16, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 16 2021

Wednesday, December 15

Alleged package thieves identified
December 15, 2021 12:09 p.m.

Alleged package thieves identified

Police cited two suspects in a recent package theft after social media sleuths helped to identify them.

Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charge in Floyd’s death
December 15, 2021 11:45 a.m.

Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charge in Floyd’s death

Chauvin appeared in person Wednesday for the change of plea hearing in an orange short-sleeve prison shirt

Kremlin: Xi supports Putin's pursuit of guarantees from West
December 15, 2021 11:40 a.m.

Kremlin: Xi supports Putin's pursuit of guarantees from West

Kremlin: Xi supports Putin's pursuit of guarantees from West

Yellowstone opens for winter travel, ends wildlife program
December 15, 2021 11:35 a.m.

Yellowstone opens for winter travel, ends wildlife program

Wildlife workers observed more than 1,100 groups of animals over seven years with the restrictions in place.

Montana advances grizzly bear plans that could allow hunting
December 15, 2021 11:25 a.m.

Montana advances grizzly bear plans that could allow hunting

Wildlife advocates have objected to the bid to lift protections

Businesses: Idaho education politics are hurting state
December 15, 2021 11:20 a.m.

Businesses: Idaho education politics are hurting state

Primary talking points in getting the cuts this year were objections to social diversity and critical race theory

Youth Sports Dec. 15, 2021
December 15, 2021 1:25 a.m.

Youth Sports Dec. 15, 2021

Basketball ... and more

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Dipoto will bring in more help for Mariners — eventually
December 15, 2021 1:22 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Dipoto will bring in more help for Mariners — eventually

Yes, Seattle could benefit, but that still doesn’t mean I like this lockout. It’s just plain ugly, and we could all do without it.

December 15, 2021 1:20 a.m.

PREP ROUNDUP: Burke, Symons lead Cd'A girls past Lakeland

“We knew going in those were the two kids we had to dial in on,” Lakeland coach Steve Seymour said. “Coeur d’Alene did a good job running its stuff, and they did a good job running around. We lost track of ‘em a few times.”

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jack Sciortino, Post Falls High School
December 15, 2021 1:18 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jack Sciortino, Post Falls High School

Post Falls High senior basketball player Jack Sciortino is this week's Knudtsen Chevrolet Press Athlete of the Week.

December 15, 2021 1:15 a.m.

Northwest Notes Dec. 15, 2021

District 1 football officials honored

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: You-know-who to the rescue
December 15, 2021 1:09 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: You-know-who to the rescue

Program's all-time leading donor steps up yet again

Anonymous in Athol has donated $199,000 since 2001.

They wear it well
December 15, 2021 1:08 a.m.

They wear it well

Kids receive free coats, boots at the Lola & Duane Hagadone Boys & Girls Club

Coats warm Christmas for kids

Ford tough
December 15, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Ford tough

Boy, 5, visits CDA, displays joy despite neurological disorder

Ford Parks fights the good fight

December 15, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Preserving the prairie: County personnel express need for action

Rathdrum Prairie series, part three

Last of three parts

COVID-19 Watch
December 15, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

COVID: Blame the true sources

First off, I am fully vaccinated.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

MONSTERS: A modern social construct

In the 1956 sci-fi movie “Forbidden Planet,” Altair-4, a planet in the constellation Aquilae, was once inhabited by an alien race of geniuses, the Krell.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Holiday stress management: Biggest causes of stress and anxiety
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Holiday stress management: Biggest causes of stress and anxiety

The holidays can be a joyous and wonderful time, but there’s no denying that holiday stress can occasionally creep up on even the most calm and organized among us.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Change is good: Opportunities await NIC

Former faculty members says focus should be on exciting future for community college.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

COVID: Choose science, not fear

Stephanie Wolf, rallying outside Kootenai Health, states that the COVID vaccine is “experimental” and a mandate should not be enforced.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

RAINBOW SQUAD: Protest not in God’s image

I was heartbroken when I read Madison Hardy’s story on Feb. 1 about the protest at the Post Falls library against the Rainbow Squad, based on “disapproval.”

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

VACCINATE: Or take responsibility

I have written several letters to The Press about the response (or lack there of) to the COVID-19 virus.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

COVID: Give us real numbers

While reading the “rally targets vaccine mandate” story Sunday and all the other COVID related stories, I always wonder why the hospital won’t give us true numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated?

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

MLP: Rejecting redundancies

With tongue planted firmly in cheek and at great personal risk, I must dispute some of Mrs. Language Person's recent references to redundant expressions.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

BURNING: Breaking a promise

A few years ago, the U.S. Forest Service burned a huge area above Mokins Bay, Hayden Lake creating dense smoke for weeks and turning the lake gray during the following spring runoff.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

CFA: How this sweet story began

This editorial honors the memory of Duane Hagadone, Bob and Virginia Paulos.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

VACCINES: Do no harm

The editorial “The heroes aren’t out holding signs” comes emotionally charged with ignorance of issues.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

HEALTH: Equity is essential

The culture of medicine and the provision of care is changing, but the notion of health equity has still not reached the consciousness of some of our local providers.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

PROTEST: Just more demoralizing

Kudos to Mike Patrick and his editorial in Sunday’s paper stressing the importance of getting vaccinated and calling to account the protesters at Kootenai Health on Saturday.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — What do I bring?
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — What do I bring?

It’s the holidays and many of us will be joining friends and families at their homes for Christmas dinner and other gatherings.

Man gets 30-year sentence for ‘unforgivable’ abuse
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Man gets 30-year sentence for ‘unforgivable’ abuse

A man who sexually abused a child for a decade will spend up to 30 years in prison.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

DHW: Don't dismiss omicron

Idaho long-term care facility COVID-19 deaths top 1,000

Omicron expected to spread in Idaho

County defers to ITD on Huetter Corridor
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

County defers to ITD on Huetter Corridor

Update on the status of the Huetter Corridor.

Bonita (Bonnie) Joan Anderson, 79
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Bonita (Bonnie) Joan Anderson, 79

On Monday, December 13, 2021, Bonita (Bonnie) Joan Anderson, surrounded by her family singing hymns, peacefully took her last breath at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Nancy Gail Minor, 84
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Nancy Gail Minor, 84

Minor, Nancy Gail (age 84) entered Heaven on December 7, 2021 due to complications following a fall while wintering in Peoria, AZ.

Barbara Lindner Weber, 93
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Barbara Lindner Weber, 93

Barbara Weber passed away peacefully on December 10, 2021 at The Schneidmiller House in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Garnett, David Robert, 72
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Garnett, David Robert, 72

Dave gave cancer a good fight for 7 years but in the end Covid-19 got him at a Hospital in Hawaii, shortly after sunset.

Project Print slated for Post Falls
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Project Print slated for Post Falls

ground broken on 20,000 square foot building destined to employ up to 60

Project Print broke ground on 20,000 square foot facility Tuesday. Once up and running, representatives say they will employ up to 60 people.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Man charged with beating infant

A man accused of choking his wife and beating an infant is being held on $85,000 bail.

Tried, true and sorta tired traditions
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Tried, true and sorta tired traditions

When we hit this time of year, many of us have one thought on our minds: Boy, the end of the month can’t come soon enough.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

NIC: Trustees to discuss NWCCU visit, trustee residency requirements

Board meeting at 5 p.m.

The North Idaho College Board of Trustees will meet to discuss the planned accreditation organization planned site visit and trustee residency requirements, and select a presidential search firm at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the Edminster Student Union Building, Lake Coeur d’Alene room on the NIC main campus.

The best and worst of Spidey on the big screen
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

The best and worst of Spidey on the big screen

With the release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” this weekend, here are the highlights (and lowlights) of this memorable cinematic run.

The stay-at-home dad: A (part-time) dog for Christmas
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

The stay-at-home dad: A (part-time) dog for Christmas

For the love of a half-amazing dog, part-time anyway

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Santa's Singers

Theatre vocalists brighten Upbeat Breakfast

Linda Marie Davis, 73
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Linda Marie Davis, 73

Linda Marie Davis, born on January 11th, 1948 to Lester Keller and Dorothy Ness in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, laid her body aside on November 28th, 2021 due to heart complications.

River City Leadership Academy supports Victim Services Unit
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

River City Leadership Academy supports Victim Services Unit

Annual fundraising competition nets big donations to local services

Local leadership academy strives to support local service groups with a little healthy competition.

Stephen Mark Chase, 70
December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Stephen Mark Chase, 70

Stephen Mark Chase, January 7, 1951 - November 26, 2021.

December 15, 2021 1 a.m.

Bonus points for creative promotion

Main Street column

December 15, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 15 2021

Tuesday, December 14

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 90: Headlines from 12/11 thru 12/14
December 14, 2021 2:45 p.m.

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 90: Headlines from 12/11 thru 12/14

In this episode of the North Idaho Now Podcast, Chanse Watson and Josh McDonald go over the latest news coming out of the Coeur'd Alene/Post Falls Press, the Bonner County Daily Bee, and the Shoshone News-Press from Dec. 11-14.

What's your religion? In US, a common reply now is "None"
December 14, 2021 1:55 p.m.

What's your religion? In US, a common reply now is "None"

Over recent years, the prevalence of the nones in the U.S. has been roughly comparable to Western Europe

Tornado-slammed parts of Kentucky face long recovery
December 14, 2021 7:50 a.m.

Tornado-slammed parts of Kentucky face long recovery

Mayfield, home to 10,000, suffered some of the worst damage

Data indicate omicron is milder, better at evading vaccines
December 14, 2021 7:50 a.m.

Data indicate omicron is milder, better at evading vaccines

A two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination appeared to provide just 33% protection

Gasoline truck explodes in northern Haiti; dozens killed
December 14, 2021 7:50 a.m.

Gasoline truck explodes in northern Haiti; dozens killed

Haiti is still trying to recover from the July 7 presidential assassination

First-class headache delivered
December 14, 2021 1:09 a.m.

First-class headache delivered

Postal Service deals with holiday crush

Here are suggested mail deadlines you should know.

Odd man in
December 14, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Odd man in

CDA fraternal group donating $60,000 from building sale

Odd Fellows give

Preserving the Prairie: Been there, didn't do that
December 14, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Preserving the Prairie: Been there, didn't do that

Part 2 of 3

State answers NIC questions
December 14, 2021 1:06 a.m.

State answers NIC questions

Most involve college's trustees

In response to about a dozen calls received by the Idaho State Board of Education with questions and concerns about North Idaho College, the SBOE created a sheet of answers according to Mike Keckler, SBOE chief communications and legislative affairs officer. The document was developed by SBOE Executive Director Matt Freeman and Deputy Attorney General Jenifer Marcus, and reviewed by the Attorney General’s Office.

COVID-19 Watch
December 14, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 14, 2021 1:05 a.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: Ross helps St. Maries rally past Lakeland

“I was super proud of the boys, how they played defensively tonight,” St. Maries coach Bryan Chase said.

Man bound over on child enticement charges
December 14, 2021 1 a.m.

Man bound over on child enticement charges

A man is facing felony charges after he allegedly solicited middle school-aged girls online, not knowing he was really chatting with a federal agent.

December 14, 2021 1 a.m.

Northwest Notes Dec. 14, 2021

Washington State sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker was named Pac-12 women's basketball Player of the Week.

December 14, 2021 1 a.m.

Study: Idahoans less vulnerable to Identity theft

A WalletHub study finds Idahoans are less vulnerable to identity theft, beating 47 states and the District of Columbia.

The best medicine is lifting others up
December 14, 2021 1 a.m.

The best medicine is lifting others up

Health care providers often have the difficult task of telling their patients things they don’t want to hear.

State student art contest
December 14, 2021 1 a.m.

State student art contest

Students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to picture how their education will connect with their future and share that vision through art.

Grant funds new Kellogg, Sandpoint drug treatment clinics
December 14, 2021 1 a.m.

Grant funds new Kellogg, Sandpoint drug treatment clinics

Ideal Option, PHD team-up to share locations

December 14, 2021 1 a.m.

CDA native who oversaw the Channel Tunnel dies

Jack Lemley was a man of vision

Lemley dies

December 14, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 14 2021

Monday, December 13

Air Force discharges 27 for refusal to get COVID vaccine
December 13, 2021 2:55 p.m.

Air Force discharges 27 for refusal to get COVID vaccine

More than 1,000 airmen have refused the shot and more than 4,700 are seeking a religious exemption

Inslee unveils climate proposals ahead of budget plan
December 13, 2021 2:50 p.m.

Inslee unveils climate proposals ahead of budget plan

rebates of up to $7,500 would be available for new electric sedans listed under $55,000

Hoppy Holidays: Study finds Idahoans drink enough beer to fill 36 Olympic-sized swimming pools over holiday season
December 13, 2021 1:49 p.m.

Hoppy Holidays: Study finds Idahoans drink enough beer to fill 36 Olympic-sized swimming pools over holiday season

Idaho ranks 27th overall in gallons of beer consumed

VIDEO: Water supply issues affect Spokane Valley firefighters
December 13, 2021 12:43 p.m.

VIDEO: Water supply issues affect Spokane Valley firefighters

Otis house fires show how spread out Spokane Valley fire hydrants truly are

NASA sends U of I student research to International Space Station
December 13, 2021 12:29 p.m.

NASA sends U of I student research to International Space Station

A team of University of Idaho College of Engineering students will travel to Kennedy Space Center to witness the Dec. 21 SpaceX launch that will send their research to the ISS.

North Korea's Kim at critical crossroads decade into rule
December 13, 2021 10:55 a.m.

North Korea's Kim at critical crossroads decade into rule

Kim grapples with a decaying economy worsened by pandemic-related border closures

Thousands without heat, water after tornadoes kill dozens
December 13, 2021 10:50 a.m.

Thousands without heat, water after tornadoes kill dozens

Kentucky was the worst hit by far in the cluster of twisters across several states

December 13, 2021 10:45 a.m.

Oregon lawmakers return to Capitol for special session

Proposals would allocate $215 million to prevent winter evictions

December 13, 2021 10:45 a.m.

Inmate arrested after apparent beating death at Idaho prison

Cummings was serving three sentences for possession of a controlled substance convictions

December 13, 2021 10:40 a.m.

Fox News' Murdoch buys Montana ranch from Koch Industries

The Beaverhead Ranch is spread across more than 500 square miles of private and leased land

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Seahawks' future isn't as bleak as you might think
December 13, 2021 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Seahawks' future isn't as bleak as you might think

The Seahawks DO need a few good personnel moves during this offseason, Jody, but … Don’t burn the place down.

Call for toys
December 13, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Call for toys

Toys for Tots needs more donations

With just around a week left to get gifts under the tree by Christmas, more donations are needed for the children of Kootenai County.

White Christmas still lookin' good
December 13, 2021 1:08 a.m.

White Christmas still lookin' good

Elsewhere, quakes shake up Christmas spirit.

Wreaths Across America - and North Idaho
December 13, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Wreaths Across America - and North Idaho

Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens and Pinegrove Cemetery to host ceremonies Saturday

Annually about 2 million wreaths are placed on veteran's gravesites to honor their service, Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens and Rathdrum's Pinegrove Cemetery to host ceremonies Saturday December 18 at 9 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Disabled woman struggles to raise great grandsons
December 13, 2021 1:06 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Disabled woman struggles to raise great grandsons

"Penny" is a single, disabled woman raising her two great grandsons, ages 6 and 7.

December 13, 2021 1:05 a.m.

NIC wrestling: Cardinals win one, lose one vs. NAIA squads

Cohle Feliciano (285 pounds) notched a pair of pins for North Idaho College.

COVID-19 Watch
December 13, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 13, 2021 1 a.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Zags finish strong to upend SFA

Melody Kempton, a senior from Post Falls High, had eight points, four rebounds and two assists for the Zags.

Sunday, December 12

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Tough year for coaches, as well as some teams
December 12, 2021 1:30 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Tough year for coaches, as well as some teams

Now the question is, which will come first — the announcement of the new football coach at Idaho, or the first day of the early signing period, which is Wednesday.

PREP BASKETBALL: Post Falls boys prevail in OT
December 12, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: Post Falls boys prevail in OT

“For a team with as little varsity experience as we have, to step up and make plays in overtime, I’m very, very happy,” Post Falls coach Mike McLean said. “Everybody contributed who played.”

December 12, 2021 1:10 a.m.

PREP WRESTLING: Lake City wins at West Valley Wrestle-Rama

Lake City wins at West Valley; Coeur d'Alene third at Central Valley; Rodgers runner-up in Ohio

Preserving the Rathdrum Prairie: Past, Present and Future
December 12, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Preserving the Rathdrum Prairie: Past, Present and Future

Planning and Zoning Commissioner asks county to take action

Rally targets vaccine mandate
December 12, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Rally targets vaccine mandate

Crowd gathers outside Kootenai Health

Rally targets KH vaccine mandate

Coffee coming to Linden
December 12, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Coffee coming to Linden

Business bits for Dec. 12

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Small gifts bring big smiles
December 12, 2021 1:06 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Small gifts bring big smiles

Vice-president of TESH, Terri Johnson talks about how CFA awards impact the lives of TESH clients.

COVID-19 Watch
December 12, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT: Experience the holidays at Dover Bay
December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT: Experience the holidays at Dover Bay

Neighborhood of the Week: Dec. 12

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

SEPARATION: Church, state explained

“If you had only read the Constitution and the Amendments, you would have seen, in the first amendment, written in the 1700’s, that the government wouldn’t interfere in religion. T. Jefferson put it in the simple term-Separation of Church and State. Now all Cd’A press readers know you’re ignornant!”

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

RINGERS: A little empathy, please

For the last six or seven Christmases I have had the privilege of ringing the bell for Salvation Army’s red bucket.

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

HISTORY: Letter to PFHS principal

Mr. Sensel, My daughter is a junior at PFHS.

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

DRIVERS: ‘Tis the season

I just wanted to ask readers and their friends who are new to the area to PLEASE drive more carefully, you’re in Idaho now.

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

NIC: Situation concerns parent

As a former North Idaho College student and parent of a high school senior, I am deeply concerned about the threat to NIC’s accreditation.

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

The drive to be the goat

Do you know what makes someone worthy of the title "greatest of all time," or GOAT?

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

COUNTY: Try this form on

The volunteer commission investigating alternate forms of government for Kootenai County is making a commendable good faith effort to solve a vexing growth-related problem facing all of us.

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

The heroes aren't out holding signs

The hospital is not the public's enemy. A slice of the public might be.

William Howard (Bill) Pickett, 75
December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

William Howard (Bill) Pickett, 75

Bill was a 5-mile prairie boy graduated from Mead High School, and attended EWU

Garnett, David Robert, 72
December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

Garnett, David Robert, 72

Dave gave cancer a good fight for 7 years but in the end Covid-19 got him at a Hospital in Hawaii, shortly after sunset.

December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

School and Senior Meals

School and Senior Meals: Dec. 13-17

Dietrich Karlson Blickenderfer, 49
December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

Dietrich Karlson Blickenderfer, 49

Dietrich Karlson Blickenderfer, 49, of Hayden, ID, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, November 26, 2021

Deacon Robert “Bob” Cyr, AIA, 86
December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

Deacon Robert “Bob” Cyr, AIA, 86

The family of Robert Anthony Cyr honors his passing. Bob, a former Deacon of Coeur d’Alene’s St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church went to be with the Lord on December 3, 2021.

William David “Bill” Williamson, 64
December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

William David “Bill” Williamson, 64

Bill Williamson left the planet on November 3. While he’d have preferred to do so at the helm of a Federation starship

Phyllis Marine Shauvin Burrows (Stoffer), 99
December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

Phyllis Marine Shauvin Burrows (Stoffer), 99

Phyllis Marine Shauvin Burrows (Stoffer) slipped peacefully into the hands of God on November 18th, 2021. She was 99.

Saturday, December 11

Dole honored at home as 'greatest' of 'Greatest Generation'
December 11, 2021 11:55 a.m.

Dole honored at home as 'greatest' of 'Greatest Generation'

Dole died Sunday at the age of 98

Pandamania: Twin cubs in French zoo take 1st steps in public
December 11, 2021 11:50 a.m.

Pandamania: Twin cubs in French zoo take 1st steps in public

The cubs will spend a few years in France before being sent to China

December 11, 2021 11:45 a.m.

Idaho health officials report state's 1st COVID omicron case

the variant was confirmed in a lab sample from an Ada County residents over age 50

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Area girls basketball teams go for broke in Vegas
December 11, 2021 1:20 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Area girls basketball teams go for broke in Vegas

Bright lights, big time competition and the Blue Man Group. Those are just a few of the things that both the Post Falls and Lake City High girls basketball teams hope to get starting next Friday in Las Vegas.

PREP BASKETBALL: Symons, Burke lead Vikings to win at Moscow
December 11, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: Symons, Burke lead Vikings to win at Moscow

Symons made three of Coeur d’Alene’s six 3-pointers as the Vikings improved to 6-0, 2-0 IEL.

December 11, 2021 1:10 a.m.

PREP WRESTLING: Coeur d'Alene leads after first day at CV tourney

“The kids came out and competed really, really well tonight,” Coeur d’Alene assistant coach Kelly Moffat said. “We had some of them that didn’t get a chance to wrestle on Wednesday, so it was their first matches, and to compete as well as they did, it was exciting to see.”

December 11, 2021 1:10 a.m.

NIC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Johnson gets Cardinals going

“Each game we’ve played, even our losses, we’ve led by double digits,” Symons said. “We just haven’t developed that closing mentality. It was nice to hit some shots and get it done, get a close win and get that monkey off our back. We get everyone’s best punch and we’ve got to come ready to play each night.”

Money makes campaigns go
December 11, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Money makes campaigns go

Local election saw lots of it raised — and spent

November candidates talk campaign finance reports

Grateful hearts
December 11, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Grateful hearts

Midway Hyundai donates $27,500 to CFA, food banks, Holidays & Heroes

Midway Hyundai donates $27,500

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL 'My life has changed tremendously'
December 11, 2021 1:07 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL 'My life has changed tremendously'

Single mom Brookelyn Lafont has not had an easy time in life, but with her dedication, hard work and the support of her treatment team behind her, she has changed her life.

Moving History Forward: Christmas 1880 at Fort Coeur d’Alene
December 11, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Moving History Forward: Christmas 1880 at Fort Coeur d’Alene

Fort Coeur d’Alene was established in 1878.

COVID-19 Watch
December 11, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 11, 2021 1:02 a.m.

Northwest Notes Dec. 11, 2021

Idaho State names Ragle new football coach

December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Chiefs fall short to Winterhawks

Spokane (6-13-2-1, 15 points) falls to 0-2 on the season against Portland.

Accused batterer back in jail
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Accused batterer back in jail

A man accused of choking a woman and breaking her nose on Thanksgiving is back in jail.

Movers & Shakers
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Milestone Announcement
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcement

See who's celebrating!

Get ready for Rathdrum's Frozen 5K
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Get ready for Rathdrum's Frozen 5K

Jan. 15 kicks off annual Lakeland High School fundraiser

Benefitting the Lakeland Strong fund and the Lions Club Nutritional Weekend Backpack program, Lakeland High School's annual Frozen 5k is right around the corner.

December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Military family events on Sunday

Military and veteran families can enjoy two Christmas events on Sunday at the Idaho Army National Guard recruiting office in Post Falls. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., military and veteran families may sort through and gather stocking stuffer toys and goodies courtesy of the community through donations collected at Dollar Tree locations and Operation Homefront. At the same time, there will be a chance to take photos with Santa in front of the Humvee. The office is at 5253 E. Seltice Way.

Construction to begin on Spokane River rec site
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Construction to begin on Spokane River rec site

Ross Point development includes riverbank situation

National Native American Construction Inc. lands $544,000 contract

One more time: CRT not taught here
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

One more time: CRT not taught here

CDA school district once again clarifies what it does - and does not - do.

Tattoo you, too
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Tattoo you, too

Benefit for Children's Village coming up

Tattoos for the children

Idaho's foster kids in the lurch
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Idaho's foster kids in the lurch

CASA CEO Brant shares concerns about child welfare, protection

Foster homes needed

Woman will plead guilty to DUI
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Woman will plead guilty to DUI

A woman charged with causing a head-on crash while driving drunk will plead guilty.

Lamarr A. “Skip” Rapp & Joyce A. Rapp
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Lamarr A. “Skip” Rapp & Joyce A. Rapp

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Lamarr A “Skip” Rapp passed away at the age of 82. The following week on Sunday, October 3, 2021, his wife Joyce Ann (Smith) Rapp passed away in her sleep at the age of 80.

Volunteers ensure shot clinics' success
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Volunteers ensure shot clinics' success

Shot clinics are being held throughout N. Idaho

Viral post helps 'sad' tree get Christmas makeover
December 11, 2021 1 a.m.

Viral post helps 'sad' tree get Christmas makeover

Community celebration set for 3 p.m. Saturday

December 11, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 11 2021

Friday, December 10

December 10, 2021 3:05 p.m.

Avista readies for storm

Wind, snow expected to move through region

Trouble brewing

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 89: Headlines from 12/8 thru 12/10
December 10, 2021 2:13 p.m.

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 89: Headlines from 12/8 thru 12/10

In this episode of the North Idaho Now Podcast, Chanse Watson and Josh McDonald go over the latest news coming out of the Coeur'd Alene/Post Falls Press, the Bonner County Daily Bee, the Shoshone News-Press, and the the Bonners Ferry Herald from Dec. 8-12.

UK opens door to Assange extradition to US on spying charges
December 10, 2021 12:50 p.m.

UK opens door to Assange extradition to US on spying charges

Some see him as a dangerous secret-spiller

Denver sees first snowfall after breaking 87-year-old record
December 10, 2021 12:45 p.m.

Denver sees first snowfall after breaking 87-year-old record

Before Friday, the Mile High City's latest first snow was on Nov. 21, 1934.

Thousands in Oregon face eviction as lawmakers scramble
December 10, 2021 12:40 p.m.

Thousands in Oregon face eviction as lawmakers scramble

Tenants on the brink of eviction are losing the safety nets that kept them housed

December 10, 2021 12:35 p.m.

Wildlife advocates question killing of wolf in SE Washington

Two yearling female wolves from this pack were struck and killed by vehicles

Shortage of snowplow drivers hampers states as storms arrive
December 10, 2021 12:35 p.m.

Shortage of snowplow drivers hampers states as storms arrive

Several states are either already feeling the crunch or could be soon

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Give me more of those who talk trash
December 10, 2021 1:25 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Give me more of those who talk trash

Have a laugh and don’t take trash talk seriously. It all makes me giggle.

PREP WRESTLING: Trojans take it to Timberwolves
December 10, 2021 1:25 a.m.

PREP WRESTLING: Trojans take it to Timberwolves

“Our guys were aggressive and going after the bonus points,” Post Falls coach Pete Reardon said. “We got the edge on them in some tough matches. Luke finding a way to win was super cool to see. Trey Smith, a freshman, won 6-4 in a tough match and showed a lot of character.”

December 10, 2021 1:22 a.m.

Stoddard, Munday head all-state volleyball teams

Brandon Walton of SBLive Idaho compiled the teams, following voting from the state's coaches.

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast
December 10, 2021 1:20 a.m.

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast

December 10, 2021 1:20 a.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: After rough start, Lake City boys roll at Moscow

“Even though we ended up winning fairly big, this was a good game for us,” Lake City coach Jim Winger said. “We got smacked in the mouth in the first quarter, and after that … the third quarter we had about a 4-5 minute stretch that was quite frankly as good as I’ve seen in a while. We played extremely well defensively and offensively; a lot of fast breaks. We just played super basketball to finish it out.”

December 10, 2021 1:10 a.m.

NIC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Cards fall to Green River

Freshman Taden King hit a 3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining to pull North Idaho College within one point, but the Green River Gators held on to beat the Cardinals 67-65 in a nonconference game on Thursday night.

'A tremendous honor'
December 10, 2021 1:09 a.m.

'A tremendous honor'

Mayor Widmyer tabbed chambers' Citizen of the Year

Mayor honored

Plowing ahead
December 10, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Plowing ahead

City outlines plan for dealing with snow, asks residents for help clearing streets

Snow plows ready to roll

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Single mom credits local program for her success
December 10, 2021 1:07 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Single mom credits local program for her success

Mental Health Court helps woman get back on her feet following a catastrophic childhood

Mental Health Court helped single mom get back on her feet following a catastrophic childhood and serious drug abuse.

Working together to build back stronger
December 10, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Working together to build back stronger

CDA Area Economic Development Corp. presents annual address on housing and labor force issues

Local experts address the current state of the labor force and housing in Kootenai County.

COVID-19 Watch
December 10, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

COUNTY: Try 7 commissioners

The volunteer commission investigating alternate forms of government for Kootenai County is making a commendable good faith effort to solve a vexing growth-related problem facing all of us.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

COLUMNISTS: Contrast in literature

Thank you Coeur d’Alene Press for the two articles in the Op/Ed Section dated Dec. 3.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

THANKS: Making holiday music together

On behalf of the 3Cs Coeur d’Aleers, I would like to give a big thank you to the members of our community who came to our free Christmas concerts at Trinity Lutheran church on Fifth Street on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 30 and Friday evening, Dec. 3.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

TAX CREDITS: A top priority renewal

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansions from the American Rescue Plan will expire at the end of this year, pushing millions of families and low wage workers back into poverty.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

HIPAA: Now wait a second

How is this fair in the world of HIPAA?

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

COLUMNIST: Straw-man tactics

I see Ralph Ginorio is at it again.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

BEWARE: Building Back Better

In the early eras Egyptian pharaohs planned to build better pyramids than their predecessors.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

CHRISTMAS: Bring back Virginia

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so could you please print that old editorial “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” in your paper sometime soon?

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

DIXON: Example of ethical

Some have called Sage Dixon and the House Ethics Committee’s actions to be unethical and political corruption.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

THANKS: For Rathdrum vet event

We wish to acknowledge those who sponsored the Rathdrum Veterans Recognition event.

KCSO seeks vehicle in hit-and-run accident
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

KCSO seeks vehicle in hit-and-run accident

Pedestrian struck, taken to Kootenai Health

Suspect vehicle sought

Op-Ed: Resetting freedom for utopia?
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Resetting freedom for utopia?

Reality is not a mere social construct.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

11 days of sweeping, 9 days of hauling

Leaf pickup collects 3,720 tons

city tallies leaf pickup

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Celebrate at the Hamilton House

Holiday music, party at 6 p.m. tonight

Celebrate the holidays at Friday night live at the Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene in the historic Hamilton House tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be student and faculty performances, caroling, games, treats and more for all ages. The conservatory is located at 627 N. Government Way.

New ‘Mudgy & Millie’ book giveaway Dec. 11
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

New ‘Mudgy & Millie’ book giveaway Dec. 11

New ‘Mudgy & Millie’ book giveaway Dec. 11

Judy Sorensen Riba Nelson, 81
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Judy Sorensen Riba Nelson, 81

Judy Sorensen Riba Nelson, age, 81 of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho died December 6, 2021.

Make it a tradition
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Make it a tradition

Annual Traditions of Christmas show opens tonight

Traditions of Christmas, is making its ninth annual appearance opening tonight at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center theater in Coeur d’Alene.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Ear candy: Engrossing podcasts for fledgling listeners

Roundup of quality podcasts

Op-Ed: The Idaho Freedom Foundation demonstrates its higher education model
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: The Idaho Freedom Foundation demonstrates its higher education model

When Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman indicated that IFF wanted to dismantle Idaho’s public education system, many wondered what, if anything, the group had in mind to replace it.

Sounds of Christmas ring at NIC
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Sounds of Christmas ring at NIC

Free concert this weekend

North Idaho College Music Department wishes everyone a Merry Christmas with the return of its annual Christmas concert with performances from the NIC Wind Symphony, NIC Cardinal Chorale, NIC Chamber Singers, and a piano duet from NIC Piano students. “The singers of the NIC Choirs are always excited to showcase the best in holiday selections, and this year is no exception” Max Mendez, director of choirs, said.

Diane Van Zandt, 77
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Diane Van Zandt, 77

On December 7th our beloved mom, Diane Van Zandt passed away peacefully at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Sheriff's blotter

Sheriff's blog

Accused drunken driver to change plea
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Accused drunken driver to change plea

A woman accused of causing a head-on crash while driving drunk is expected to change her plea.

December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Real paradise requires the right people

Chamber chooses wisely in selection of 2021 honorees.

Shalena's Breakfast, Nativity, Santa Village and more
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

Shalena's Breakfast, Nativity, Santa Village and more

Christmas events, fundraisers abound this weekend

Christmas celebrations coming up

A miraculous Christmas
December 10, 2021 1 a.m.

A miraculous Christmas

A Christmas miracle happened here 75 years ago, thanks to the late, revered Dr. E.R.W. “Ted” Fox.

December 10, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 10 2021

Thursday, December 9

49 migrants dead, 58 injured in truck crash in south Mexico
December 9, 2021 6 p.m.

49 migrants dead, 58 injured in truck crash in south Mexico

49 migrants dead, 58 injured in truck crash in south Mexico

Recall effort against Seattle socialist appears to fail
December 9, 2021 5:45 p.m.

Recall effort against Seattle socialist appears to fail

latest ballot count Thursday showed 50.3% opposing the recall

Jussie Smollett's attorney says will appeal guilty verdict
December 9, 2021 5:40 p.m.

Jussie Smollett's attorney says will appeal guilty verdict

jury deliberated for just over nine hours

New Zealand's plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for youth
December 9, 2021 10:55 a.m.

New Zealand's plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for youth

Minimum age to buy cigarettes would keep rising year after year

Darwin in a lab: Coral evolution tweaked for global warming
December 9, 2021 10:55 a.m.

Darwin in a lab: Coral evolution tweaked for global warming

“super corals” may be coming

Black councilman nudges Portland center on post-protest path
December 9, 2021 10:50 a.m.

Black councilman nudges Portland center on post-protest path

Mapps compared protesters to a "white mob" for vandalizing the home of a fellow councilman

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Emerging from the fog of the MaxPreps rankings
December 9, 2021 1:25 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Emerging from the fog of the MaxPreps rankings

"I think it's better than the alternative," St. Maries boys basketball coach Bryan Chase said of the MaxPreps rankings.

PREP ROUNDUP: Vikings sweep in mat debut
December 9, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP ROUNDUP: Vikings sweep in mat debut

Coeur d'Alene, Lake City, Lakeland open wrestling season on Wednesday night

ZAG TRACKER: Just what has been going on with these Bulldogs?
December 9, 2021 1:15 a.m.

ZAG TRACKER: Just what has been going on with these Bulldogs?

There’s panic everywhere. Women and children are racing through the streets. The Apocalypse must be at hand.

Bowling scores: Dec. 9, 2021
December 9, 2021 1:10 a.m.

Bowling scores: Dec. 9, 2021

Scores from area leagues

Keeping our lake beautiful
December 9, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Keeping our lake beautiful

Teams pull over 2.5K pounds of trash out of Lake Cd’A

2,640 pounds of trash. Around 100 tires, sheet metal, signs, alcohol containers and more. The over 2.5K lbs. of trash extracted didn’t even make a dent in the garbage in Lake Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ryan Miller said.

November candidates bring in the cash
December 9, 2021 1:08 a.m.

November candidates bring in the cash

Cost of campaigning isn't cheap, state data shows

Cost of campaigning isn't cheap, state data shows

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL "Back in business and giving back"
December 9, 2021 1:07 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL "Back in business and giving back"

Former CFA awardee shares his new outlook on life

2020 CFA awardee changes outlook on life because of the help received from Mental Health Court and Press Christmas For All.

It takes an 'Army'
December 9, 2021 1:06 a.m.

It takes an 'Army'

More volunteers needed to meet Red Kettle goal

Red Kettle campaign hoping for rally

COVID-19 Watch
December 9, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

MLP: Cringe-worthy redundancies, and an admission

Let's home in on some basic language necessities.

Suspects bound over for alleged attack
December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

Suspects bound over for alleged attack

A woman and four teens have been bound over to district court for their roles in an alleged attack at a gas station.

Janet Louise Crapo, 64
December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

Janet Louise Crapo, 64

Janet Louise Crapo, 64, passed away at her home in Athol, Idaho on November 16, 2021.

Richard Green, 44
December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

Richard Green, 44

J. Richard Green, II, 44 years old of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, passed away unexpectedly on December 5, 2021

December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

Fish and Game wants to hear from you

Upland game, turkey and furbearer season proposals out there

Fish and Game

December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

Rally planned against vaccine requirement

rally on saturday for KH workers

'Beanie' at Black Sheep
December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

'Beanie' at Black Sheep

Cd'A store one of few to get cool toys

Beanie mania at Black Sheep

Tesh gets fresh new look
December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

Tesh gets fresh new look

NIC Graphic and Web Design student creates logo

Tesh new look

Breakfast with Santa
December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa

Halo's One Hope hosts annual fundraiser supporting diabetic patients

This Saturday at La Peep restaurant a fundraiser for Halo's One Hope from 9 a.m. until noon.

Glacier Park to keep ticketed entry for 2022 season
December 9, 2021 1 a.m.

Glacier Park to keep ticketed entry for 2022 season

Kerzman said a final decision and plan for 2022 reservation system should be released in the coming days

December 9, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 9 2021

Wednesday, December 8

The AP Interview: CDC chief says omicron mostly mild so far
December 8, 2021 2:55 p.m.

The AP Interview: CDC chief says omicron mostly mild so far

“the disease is mild” in almost all cases

Idaho education official applauds vaccine mandate injunction
December 8, 2021 2:55 p.m.

Idaho education official applauds vaccine mandate injunction

The board in voting to comply cited unknowns in how long the lawsuit could go on

UK's Johnson apologizes, orders probe of staff lockdown fest
December 8, 2021 11:15 a.m.

UK's Johnson apologizes, orders probe of staff lockdown fest

Video has poured fuel on allegations that officials in the Conservative government flouted coronavirus rules they imposed on everyone else

Newsom: California to be abortion sanctuary
December 8, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Newsom: California to be abortion sanctuary

money won't be a problem for state-funded abortion services

Woods to make return from car crash at PNC Championship
December 8, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Woods to make return from car crash at PNC Championship

It will be his first competition since he and his son tied for seventh a year ago

Biden: "Severe consequences" for Putin if he attacks Ukraine
December 8, 2021 10:20 a.m.

Biden: "Severe consequences" for Putin if he attacks Ukraine

Biden said he was “very straightforward” with Putin

December 8, 2021 10:15 a.m.

Federal judge to decide if transgender athlete case is moot

Idaho passed the nation’s first transgender sports ban last year

December 8, 2021 10:15 a.m.

'horrific and inhumane killings'

Reward for info on poisoned wolves grows to nearly $43K

December 8, 2021 10:15 a.m.

Davenport hotels in Spokane sold to Colorado group

sale comprises about 1,700 hotel rooms

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings honor Haynes, use big third quarter to run away from Sandpoint
December 8, 2021 1:30 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings honor Haynes, use big third quarter to run away from Sandpoint

“We’re making some good, smart halftime adjustments,” Coeur d’Alene coach Jon Adams said. “They ran a 2-3 zone defense and we were tentative early on. Burgess came out and knocked down some big shots, and our outside shots started to fall.”

December 8, 2021 1:21 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Post Falls starts hot, downs Lakeland

Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene, Lake City notch Inland Empire League wins on Tuesday

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kolton Mitchell, Lake City High School
December 8, 2021 1:20 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kolton Mitchell, Lake City High School

Lake City junior point guard Kolton Mitchell is this week's Knudtsen Chevrolet Press Athlete of the Week.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: A lot on Wazzu (sorry, Jack), and some on Vandals
December 8, 2021 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: A lot on Wazzu (sorry, Jack), and some on Vandals

Apologies to all who find this troublesome, but … Today’s notes and quotes goes pretty heavy on Washington State (with a nod to Idaho), so if some other team or program floats your boat, well, please wait just a day or two.

15 centuries at NIC sound off
December 8, 2021 1:09 a.m.

15 centuries at NIC sound off

Group's letter joins chorus of voices worried about college leadership

Former and retired NIC affiliates share concerns

Wanted: Snow
December 8, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Wanted: Snow

Schweitzer opens one chairlift; Lookout, Silver have high hopes to crank hill operations into full gear

Ski hills get some snow, need more

Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital helps with COVID crisis
December 8, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital helps with COVID crisis

Specializing in long-term acute care treatments, NIAC is poised to help with the COVID crisis with it's national certification in respiratory failure.

December 8, 2021 1:06 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Housing struggles stymie family's stability

Following a struggle with addiction and a car wreck, a young family works to find stable housing and pay for new tires.

December 8, 2021 1:05 a.m.

Northwest Notes Dec. 8, 2021

Eastern Washington, Washington State football players honored

Youth Sports Dec. 8, 2021
December 8, 2021 1:05 a.m.

Youth Sports Dec. 8, 2021

Basketball, bowling ... and more

COVID-19 Watch
December 8, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

PASTOR: The shame is yours

This letter is in response to Pastor Steven Hemming and his opinion published in the Dec. 4 Coeur d’Alene Press.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

DEMOCRATS: Rally for what’s right

When I worked at the Bunker Hill Mine 50 years ago most of my associates were Democrats — good Americans; family men, hardworking, clean living and reasonable.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

PROTEST: Jesus might not approve

I have a few questions for the “Christians” who recently held protest signs outside the Post Falls Community Library.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Some other appellations
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Some other appellations

Sometimes called Appellations, or sometimes AVA, or in the “Old World” DOC, or DOCG or many other names it refers to a growing area that is distinct with its own boundaries and set of growing conditions, soils and countless other factors that make an area unique.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

PASTOR: Misunderstands morality

It was sad to read a piece by a pastor with so little basis in reality.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

PASTOR: Where’s the love?

It is with great sorrow that I have been reading about the hateful and demonizing behavior displayed by some who call themselves Christians, toward young people arriving for the Rainbow Squad meeting at the Post Falls library recently.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — COPD: A challenging disease
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — COPD: A challenging disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an awful and challenging disease.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

GOD: Loves the sinner…

I feel I need to respond to the “Rainbow Squad” article of Dec. 5.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

BIGOTRY: Not at home here

I firmly stand with our LGBTQ+ community.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

SILVAS: Just what NIC needs

Thank Goodness for Dr. Silvas!

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Cyberchondria: Do you have it?
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Cyberchondria: Do you have it?

It’s a busy day at work or at home with the kids and your eye begins to twitch uncontrollably.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

LIBRARY: Access vs. sponsorship

The editorial, “There’s no purity test for public” in Sunday’s paper relies on a series of false comparisons.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

ABORTION: View from a fetus

“A person convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” (Unknown)

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

RESPECT: Show some, teach it

Americans should have attitudes of gratitude on Veteran’s Day and every day — make every day special for American veterans and our military.

Helicopter challenge lifts off
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Helicopter challenge lifts off

Pizza purveyors donate - and ask other businesses to step up, too

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department seeks public assistance to fund purchase of a helicopter.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Kootenai County deputies investigate hit-and-run accident

Hit and run driver sought

Lynette (Lynn) Dennis, 76
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Lynette (Lynn) Dennis, 76

Heaven has awaited the arrival of retired teacher and educator, Lynnette (Lynn) Dennis, age 76, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Holiday sweet treats' secret ingredient is LOVE

Main Street column

Kurtis (Kurt) Allen Wilson, 69
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Kurtis (Kurt) Allen Wilson, 69

Kurtis (Kurt) Allen Wilson passed away on November 18th, 2021.

The stay-at-home dad: Hide and seek not a tournament of champions
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

The stay-at-home dad: Hide and seek not a tournament of champions

Adults love open-concept homes. Avid hide-and-seekers, however, prefer a home with abundant nooks and crannies.

Towering craft, performances in ‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘Belfast’
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Towering craft, performances in ‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘Belfast’

The right experience behind the camera can elevate any good story to greatness. Jane Campion, the Oscar-winning filmmaker of 1993’s “The Piano,” demonstrates her mastery of form again with the Netflix western, “The Power of the Dog.”

What's with the cat's meow?
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

What's with the cat's meow?

As a linguist, you find out quickly that animals don’t have true languages, a designation that requires nine key characteristics be met. That doesn’t mean a species’ manner of communication can’t be fairly sophisticated.

The $10 state computational error
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

The $10 state computational error

$838,000 tax goof reaps little return for taxpayers

Blessed are the givers
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Blessed are the givers

Visually impaired students gather to bless the community

Smiles, carols and cards filled the room as a group of happy givers prepared to bless the community. Six visually impaired students, guided by volunteers, spent their Saturday crafting Christmas cards, putting together goodie bags, and practicing Christmas carols at North Idaho College, preparing for their show at Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters that afternoon.

Student art show closes Friday
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Student art show closes Friday

Not just an ordinary art show, North Idaho College’s Aspiring Art Show is a chance for students to get their name known.

Larry David House, 78
December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Larry David House, 78

Larry David House, Age 78 from Hayden Lake, Idaho died November 25th, 2021, in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

December 8, 2021 1 a.m.

Pssst: Here's a newspaper tip

Show your Press carrier a little love, please.

December 8, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 8 2021

Tuesday, December 7

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 88: Headlines from 12/4 thru 12/7
December 7, 2021 4:31 p.m.

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 88: Headlines from 12/4 thru 12/7

In this episode of the North Idaho Now Podcast, Chanse Watson, Josh McDonald, and Chelsea Newby go over the latest news coming out of the Coeur'd Alene/Post Falls Press, the Bonner County Daily Bee, and the Shoshone News-Press from Dec. 4-7.

Desperation drives thousands of Afghans a day across borders
December 7, 2021 4:10 p.m.

Desperation drives thousands of Afghans a day across borders

Since the Taliban takeover in mid-August, Afghanistan’s economic collapse has accelerated, robbing millions of work and leaving them unable to feed their families

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast
December 7, 2021 1:20 a.m.

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast

December 7, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Coeur d'Alene shoots away from Moscow late

Vikings hit four 3-pointers in final quarter to down Bears on Monday

State issues NIC warning
December 7, 2021 1:09 a.m.

State issues NIC warning

With accreditation jeopardized, college could lose local control, funding

State Board of Education urges NIC to take action

A boy watches war begin
December 7, 2021 1:08 a.m.

A boy watches war begin

Now 86, man recounts Pearl Harbor attack Dec. 7, 1941

Hayden man recalls Dec. 7, 1941

NIC students share accreditation concerns
December 7, 2021 1:07 a.m.

NIC students share accreditation concerns

With a visit from the accreditation organization looming, some North Idaho College students said they're very concerned about what’s ahead for NIC, while others aren’t even aware the college's accreditation may be at stake.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Single mom thriving after CFA help
December 7, 2021 1:06 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Single mom thriving after CFA help

A year later, CFA recipient shares how far she has come

Single mom "Sadie" was given a hand up from Press Christmas For All in 2020. She shared her story of success and how far she has come one year later.

COVID-19 Watch
December 7, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Man gets prison for sexual abuse
December 7, 2021 1 a.m.

Man gets prison for sexual abuse

A man will spend up to a decade behind bars after he pleaded guilty to molesting a child.

December 7, 2021 1 a.m.

Northwest Notes Dec. 7, 2021

Holmgren named WCC Freshman of the Week for fourth straight week

Finally, a real snow day
December 7, 2021 1 a.m.

Finally, a real snow day

CDA gets 3.3 inches on Monday

Snow comes down

December 7, 2021 1 a.m.

Taking the trash out of Lake Cd'A

KCSO Dive Team to assist in community cleanup of Tubbs Hill

August Bernard (Bernie) Blondeau, 80
December 7, 2021 1 a.m.

August Bernard (Bernie) Blondeau, 80

August Bernard (Bernie) Blondeau, 80 years old of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho passed away on November 1, 2021.

December 7, 2021 1 a.m.

Sinking a boaters' paradise

Lack of boat launch access angers this angler.

The photophone: Does that ring a Bell?
December 7, 2021 1 a.m.

The photophone: Does that ring a Bell?

On this day in 1880 (as Pearl Harbor tragically endured its onslaught), Alexander Graham Bell patented the photophone.

December 7, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 7 2021

Monday, December 6

Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'
December 6, 2021 5:25 p.m.

Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'

A friend who was at his apartment called police and told him to put the noose back on so officers could see it

Montana seeks to end protections for Glacier-area grizzlies
December 6, 2021 5:20 p.m.

Montana seeks to end protections for Glacier-area grizzlies

Bears considered problematic are regularly killed by wildlife officials

Lawsuit seeks to stop wolf trapping and snaring in Idaho
December 6, 2021 5:20 p.m.

Lawsuit seeks to stop wolf trapping and snaring in Idaho

A primary change in the new law allows the state to hire private contractors to kill wolves

VIDEO: First sports gambling spot in Spokane area opens at Northern Quest
December 6, 2021 1:13 p.m.

VIDEO: First sports gambling spot in Spokane area opens at Northern Quest

Northern Quest's Turf Club Sports Book opened last weekend, becoming the first place for legal sports betting outside of video horse racing in the county.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi convicted in further blow to democracy
December 6, 2021 12:15 p.m.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi convicted in further blow to democracy

The cases against Suu Kyi are widely seen as contrived

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator
December 6, 2021 12:10 p.m.

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Dole, from Kansas, won the Republican nomination in 1996

China seethes as Biden prepares Olympic diplomatic boycott
December 6, 2021 10:45 a.m.

China seethes as Biden prepares Olympic diplomatic boycott

U.S. athletes would still compete

101-year-old returns to Pearl Harbor to remember those lost
December 6, 2021 10:40 a.m.

101-year-old returns to Pearl Harbor to remember those lost

'Those darn torpedoes, they just kept hitting us and kept hitting us.'

Socialist Kshama Sawant faces recall vote in Seattle
December 6, 2021 10:35 a.m.

Socialist Kshama Sawant faces recall vote in Seattle

Two groups supporting the recall have raised close to $1 million combined

December 6, 2021 10:35 a.m.

Union Pacific train derails in central Idaho

The train was carrying a mix of commodities

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: In victory, Seahawks still have questions to answer
December 6, 2021 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: In victory, Seahawks still have questions to answer

As thrilling as it was, this win over the 49ers didn’t really solve any problems.

Bedke: Looking to the horizon
December 6, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Bedke: Looking to the horizon

Lt. Gov. candidate getting campaign boost from Malek

Former and current candidates in lieutenant governor race talk the 2022 May primary election

Where artists congregate
December 6, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Where artists congregate

Trinity Lutheran celebrates installation for Advent

An art installation by local artist Shannon Erwin lights up the sanctuary at Trinity Lutheran Church, among artist pieces by numerous talented members of the congregation.

Extreme weather fans get their wish
December 6, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Extreme weather fans get their wish

Locally, next few weeks look colder and snowy.

COVID-19 Watch
December 6, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Finding strength in sobriety
December 6, 2021 1 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL: Finding strength in sobriety

Union Gospel Mission helps young woman find a healthy path

A serious injury led Suzanne down a dark path of drug addiction, until she found the Union Gospel Mission.

Sunday, December 5

THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE: Seahawks, 49ers not suitable for prime time this time
December 5, 2021 1:30 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE: Seahawks, 49ers not suitable for prime time this time

It shouldn't matter if Adrian Peterson or DeeJay Dallas or Claude Dallas or E.J. the D.J., or even Edgerrin James or Franco Harris, is running the ball for the Seahawks.

December 5, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Heath helps Post Falls complete 3-0 weekend

Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene, Lake City finish off unbeaten weeks against Boise-area programs

December 5, 2021 1:11 a.m.

NIC ROUNDUP: Cardinal men see 40-game home winning streak snapped

“We just struggled hitting open shots tonight,” said NIC coach Corey Symons, whose team finished 28 of 66 shooting, including 1 for 19 from the 3-point line. “We had a lot of good looks, but couldn’t get into a rhythm tonight. They’ve got some good players and hit some shots tonight and we didn’t.”

December 5, 2021 1:10 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Childs notches first win as Sandpoint coach

“I’m happy for our kids,” said Childs, a former head coach at Coeur d’Alene Charter and assistant at Lake City. “It was good to see the smiles on their faces.”

KABOOM!
December 5, 2021 1:09 a.m.

KABOOM!

Behind-the-scenes sizzle of Christmas fireworks

Fireworks are cool on Christmas cruise

Eat in and fuel up
December 5, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Eat in and fuel up

Business bits for Dec. 5

COVID-19 Watch
December 5, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 5, 2021 1:05 a.m.

PREP WRESTLING: Trojans finish runner-up at Sidney Invitational

Tyson Barnhart (120 pounds), Jose Laguna (170) and Gentry Smith (182) claimed individual titles for Post Falls at the season-opening Sidney Invitational on Saturday evening.

December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

School and Senior Meals

School and Senior Meals: Dec. 6-10

Milestone Announcement
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcement

See who's celebrating!

December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Kootenai Health delays vaccine requirement

Compliance dates for employees pushed to Dec. 13

Kootenai Health changes compliance date

December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

MACKAY: Flattery can get you everywhere

In Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Crow," a crow is eating a piece of cheese on a branch when it is approached by a fox who wants the cheese.

December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

GOVERNMENT: Speak out on forms

The readers always write

December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

There's no purity test for public

Just because you don't approve of something doesn't mean it's wrong.

Ralph Oscar Meyer
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Ralph Oscar Meyer

Ralph Oscar Meyer died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on November 23, 2021.

Price-cut-a-palooza one last time
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Price-cut-a-palooza one last time

Neighborhood of the Week

Price-cut-a-palooza continues one last time.

Bjerke takes the ticket - again
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Bjerke takes the ticket - again

School board recount confirms initial tally was spot on

School board recount affirms election results

Andrew Jared Critchfield, 50
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Andrew Jared Critchfield, 50

Andrew Jared Critchfield, beloved son, brother, uncle, and great uncle, 50, of Washington, DC, departed this life unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021,

December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Sunday op-ed: Rainbow Squad, you're not in this alone

Task Force on Human Relations steps up to defend youth group and their parents.

Larry David House, 78
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Larry David House, 78

Larry David House, Age 78 from Hayden Lake, Idaho died November 25th, 2021, in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Building stability on a shaky foundation
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Building stability on a shaky foundation

Young family struggles to make ends meet as they attempt to launch a new business and manage mental health crises.

Richard Lee Bechel, 72
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Richard Lee Bechel, 72

RET USAF MSgt Richard Lee Bechel, 72, of Post Falls, Idaho was called home to Jesus on September 30, 2021.

Eileen (Homad) Cresswell
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Eileen (Homad) Cresswell

Eileen Cresswell passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Nov. 21, with family members at her side. She was born on October 3, 1938, in Coeur d'Alene, Ida., to William Homad and Agnes (Kerns) Homad.

Alan Golub: 'The artist of heroes'
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Alan Golub: 'The artist of heroes'

Hayden resident honors 13 fallen American service members through graphic design, hopes to find families

Gene R. Retter, 83
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Gene R. Retter, 83

Born in Moscow, Idaho, raised in Eastern Montana until 1948. Then moved to Kellogg, Idaho. Graduated from Kellogg High School in 1956.

Saturday, December 4

December 4, 2021 3:20 p.m.

Police: Graffiti in tunnels near Boise's Anne Frank memorial

Graffiti included spray-painted swastikas and other hate speech

Broadband access remains an issue in remote parts of Nevada
December 4, 2021 3:15 p.m.

Broadband access remains an issue in remote parts of Nevada

The FCC estimated 14.5 million people in the U.S. lived in areas without access to broadband at the end of 2019

Michigan parents found in building; bond set at $500K apiece
December 4, 2021 3:10 p.m.

Michigan parents found in building; bond set at $500K apiece

James and Jennifer Crumbley entered not guilty pleas

Indonesia's volcano spews ash, gas; 1 dead, dozens hurt
December 4, 2021 3:05 p.m.

Indonesia's volcano spews ash, gas; 1 dead, dozens hurt

A thunderstorm and days of rain, which had eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Timberlake wins OT thriller
December 4, 2021 1:22 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Timberlake wins OT thriller

Raj Olivieri and Hunter Higgins scored 12 points each for the Tigers, who went 10 of 15 from the free-throw line in overtime to beat the Riverside Rams of Chatteroy, Wash., 55-52 in a nonleague game on Friday.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Balanced Lake City improves to 6-0
December 4, 2021 1:21 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Balanced Lake City improves to 6-0

“I think we’ve had five different leading scorers in six games,” Lake City coach James Anderson said. “We did a good job of keeping the ball moving. We preach being selfless from day one. They’re not worried about who scores, just playing really selfless basketball.”

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast
December 4, 2021 1:20 a.m.

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast

North Idaho 14-day weather forecast

ZAGS TRACKER with STEVE CAMERON: Zags elite despite being mediocre from deep
December 4, 2021 1:20 a.m.

ZAGS TRACKER with STEVE CAMERON: Zags elite despite being mediocre from deep

Just for the record … I hate the 3-point shot.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT:  New tests, both on and off the court
December 4, 2021 1:15 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: New tests, both on and off the court

The goal for high school teams at this point in the season is to get better, whether that be on the basketball court or wrestling mats, right?

December 4, 2021 1:10 a.m.

NIC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Skalskiy's big night sparks Cardinals

Skalskiy, a freshman from Lakeland High, had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals in a 107-61 win over Rexburg United, a collegiate team from Rexburg, on Friday at Rolly Williams Court in the Coeur d’Alene Inn-vitational.

December 4, 2021 1:10 a.m.

PREP WRESTLING: Post Falls leads after first day at Sidney Inviational

Post Falls, Lake City open season in Montana

Critical miscommunication
December 4, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Critical miscommunication

Schools chief told GOP group Cd'A among 'worst offenders'

School district seeks to set Sherri Ybarra's recorded Critical Race Theory comment straight.

It's snow joke, free diamonds
December 4, 2021 1:08 a.m.

It's snow joke, free diamonds

Clark's brings back 'Let It Snow' campaign

'Let It Snow' diamonds

A holly jolly Hayden weekend
December 4, 2021 1:07 a.m.

A holly jolly Hayden weekend

Three events kick off the holiday season

Three events kick off the holiday season

Winterfest lights up the night
December 4, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Winterfest lights up the night

Festival tradition going strong

Post Falls' annual Winterfest delighted young and old alike Friday night.

COVID-19 Watch
December 4, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Social Emotional Learning explained
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Social Emotional Learning explained

School district takes mystery, misunderstanding out of new term.

Man charged with false imprisonment
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Man charged with false imprisonment

Police arrested a man this week who is accused of choking a woman and holding her against her will.

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Trustee to take office

Coeur d’Alene school district board meeting Monday

A mother of four Coeur d’Alene School District students will take the oath of office to serve the district as the newly appointed trustee for Zone 3 at the board meeting Monday. Heather Tenbrink received majority board approval on Nov. 15 to take the place of former Trustee Tambra Pickford who resigned on Oct. 1. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. at the Midtown Center Meeting Room at 1505 N. 5th Street in Coeur d’Alene. Seating capacity is capped at 72 per the Fire Marshall. The meeting will also be live streamed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CdASchools271.

Arrest made following death threat to district one judge
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Arrest made following death threat to district one judge

Security at the courthouse was temporarily increased to ensure the safety of those inside and determine the source of the threat.

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

OFFICIALS: Taking kitchen temperature

The readers always write

Toys & Tires
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Toys & Tires

Police foundation drive gets big boost from Les Schwab

Toy drive rolling along

Thieves strike PF senior living complex
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Thieves strike PF senior living complex

Multiple incidences of theft cause fear for residents

Thieves struck a senior living complex in Post Falls. Though they only got away with a wagon, they made numerous attempts to wreak havoc on residents.

Mary Jane Morical, 90
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Mary Jane Morical, 90

Mary Jane Morical, 90, passed away, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho due to complications from COVID.

OFGSC: fact or opinion
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

OFGSC: fact or opinion

Study commissions find faults in perceived faults and advantages in changing form of government

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

HATE: Standing up for kids

The readers always write

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

God would approve of library protest

Pastor defends protest at public library.

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

LIBRARIES: Community treasures

The readers always write

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

THEFT: Not invincible here

The readers always write

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

AUTUMN: CDA's differentiator

The readers always write

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

HOMELESS: Thanks for the help

The readers always write

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Family trauma sidelines single mom
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Family trauma sidelines single mom

Single mom healing from family trauma

Life spun out of control following two serious traumas, but single mom, Bella is on track to find recovery and healing.

Frederick W. Kershaw Jr., 84
December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Frederick W. Kershaw Jr., 84

Frederick W. Kershaw Jr. 84, went to be with our Lord on November 23,2021

December 4, 2021 1 a.m.

Public invited to Fireside Chat on big tech happenings

Free event hosted by Innovation Collective on Dec. 8

December 4, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 4 2021

Friday, December 3

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 87: Headlines from 12/1 thru 12/3
December 3, 2021 5:11 p.m.

North Idaho Now podcast Episode 87: Headlines from 12/1 thru 12/3

In this episode of the North Idaho Now Podcast, Chanse Watson and Madison Hardy go over the latest news coming out of the Coeur'd Alene/Post Falls Press, the Bonner County Daily Bee, the Shoshone News-Press, and the the Bonners Ferry Herald from Dec. 1-3.

Bundy: Campaigning counts as court-ordered community service
December 3, 2021 12:55 p.m.

Bundy: Campaigning counts as court-ordered community service

Bundy’s arrest came the next day in an auditorium used for lawmakers considering a measure on coronavirus-related liability

Wildfire destroys 24 houses in central Montana town
December 3, 2021 10 a.m.

Wildfire destroys 24 houses in central Montana town

burning 24 homes and four grain elevators

Against all odds, disabled teen gymnast in Bosnia excels
December 3, 2021 9:55 a.m.

Against all odds, disabled teen gymnast in Bosnia excels

She handles the equipment used in the sport with her right arm and the remaining part of her left arm

Prosecutor: Michigan school shooting suspect wrote 'help me'
December 3, 2021 9:50 a.m.

Prosecutor: Michigan school shooting suspect wrote 'help me'

McDonald says the gun used in the shootings at Oxford High School was purchased by James Crumbley a week ago and given to the boy

Famously soggy Seattle sees its wettest fall on record
December 3, 2021 9:45 a.m.

Famously soggy Seattle sees its wettest fall on record

A series of wet storms caused by so-called “atmospheric rivers” pounded the Pacific Northwest

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Slow-starting Vikings come on strong to capture opener
December 3, 2021 1:30 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Slow-starting Vikings come on strong to capture opener

“Our energy and our defense, most definitely (changed),” said Coeur d’Alene junior point guard Steven Burgess, one of the Vikings’ few returning players. “We started playing way better defense on their guards, and that helped our offensive game pick up.”

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: WSU might not get away with ugly vs. USC
December 3, 2021 1:25 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: WSU might not get away with ugly vs. USC

A 2-0 start in the conference would be welcome, especially since the Cougs don’t play another Pac-12 opponent until they meet Washington on Dec. 29. By then, hopefully, that nonsense at Arizona State can be consigned to the dustbin of history.

December 3, 2021 1:14 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Symons' double-double leads Cd'A past Rocky Mountain

Coeur d'Alene, Lake City, Post Falls win home matchups against visiting Southern Idaho Conference foes on Thursday

December 3, 2021 1:10 a.m.

NIC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Cards down Elite Prep

Freshman Taden King had 18 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Cardinals, who finished with 27 assists in a 79-68 win over Elite Prep of Issaquah, Wash., in the opening game of the Coeur d’Alene Inn-vitational on Thursday at Rolly Williams Court.

NIC under accreditation microscope
December 3, 2021 1:09 a.m.

NIC under accreditation microscope

Experts coming to CDA next month to investigate leadership concerns

After a second complaint, the accrediting organization for North Idaho College is planning an onsite inquiry to the college to review the situation in January. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities said in a letter to the college that based on the analysis of alleged facts, “NIC’s ability to maintain compliance with the United States Department of Education’s regulations, and Accreditation Procedures is of concern.”

$2 million bail for alleged shooter
December 3, 2021 1:08 a.m.

$2 million bail for alleged shooter

A man who allegedly shot two people before going on a crime spree is being held on $2 million bail.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Coming back from childhood trauma
December 3, 2021 1:07 a.m.

PRESS CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Coming back from childhood trauma

Single father thriving during recovery from addiction

Jonathan's struggle with mental health began at a young age. Working through childhood trauma exacerbated that struggle. Now at 34, Jonathan is rebounding and building a bright future.

Omicron is coming
December 3, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Omicron is coming

With little is known of latest variant, health officials urge vaccines, boosters

Omicron is coming

December 3, 2021 1:05 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

Television and radio highlights for upcoming weekend

COVID-19 Watch
December 3, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

Op-Ed: This is no accident
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: This is no accident

As we approach a Christmas Season more rife with inflation than any time since the Carter Administration and more rife with shortages of every commodity greater than at any time since World War II, we must remember that this is no accident.

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

WRITER: Stirring up division

Columnist Ralph Ginorio, as a self-described educator, could do a better job of educating our community.

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

BARNES: Answer important questions

NIC Board Member, Michael Barnes, must obey the laws and statutes of Idaho.

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Silence isn't always golden

Yes, we're referring to you, NIC trustees.

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

EDINGERS: Debt of gratitude

Thank you Nancy Edinger for sharing your husband Ron with the city he loved so much.

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

LEGISLATION: Worthy of attention

To my Legislators, Rep. Wisniewski, Rep. Mendive and to my State Senator Riggs…

Op-Ed: CRT ultra-right's weapon of choice
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: CRT ultra-right's weapon of choice

Hysteria reigns, but where's evidence that CRT is being taught in public schools?

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

NIC: Devastating losses

It is with great sadness that I read that two senior administrators at North Idaho College are leaving.

Jody Annette (MacDonald) Corbin, 70
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Jody Annette (MacDonald) Corbin, 70

Jody Annette (MacDonald) Corbin passed away at the age of 70, at home surrounded by family on November 11, 2021 in Hayden, Idaho.

James C. Park, 75
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

James C. Park, 75

James Park of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho passed away on November 27,2021 after a brief illness.

Tease photo
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Merchants smile when they see Andrea coming

Sensational shopper and other local legends revealed.

Ringing in the holidays
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Ringing in the holidays

Coeur d’Alene Symphony performance Saturday

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony will be presenting "Sounding the Horn: Illuminated Carols" at the Schuler Performing Arts Center on the North Idaho College campus in Coeur d’Alene at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Northwest Notes Dec. 3, 2021

Eastern Washington volleyball coach resigns after four seasons

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Take the New Year's Day plunge in Bayview or Sanders Beach

Polar Bear Plunge coming up

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Hangover Handicap set for Jan. 1

5K run benefits Tesh, Inc.

5K run benefits Tesh, Inc.

Interim president hires NIC provost
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Interim president hires NIC provost

Position merges two VP slots; some felt left out of decision-making process

A former North Idaho College dean will be returning Monday to temporarily fill in the shoes of two retiring vice presidents. Interim President Michael Sebaaly announced on Nov. 23 that Dr. Kassie Silvas, NIC’s former retired dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education, would return to the college Monday in an interim provost position.

Christmas, Bogdan Ota-style
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Christmas, Bogdan Ota-style

European pianist performs holiday songs Dec. 14

Bogdan Ota, a professional concert pianist, composer, producer and recording artist is performing “Hallelujah” with special guests at the Salvation Army Kroc Center theater at 7:30 on Dec. 14. Born in Romania, the Harrison resident and now U.S. citizen said he considers North Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene area to be his home and is excited to bring his art to the area. Following his performance on Norway’s Got Talent in 2012, he toured the world and released three albums.

The winner takes it all
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

The winner takes it all

Raffle winner takes home 45 art pieces

“Winner Takes All” raffle is this weekend, the last fundraiser of the year for Emerge, Coeur d’Alene’s non-profit community arts program.

Mamas eye Ireland
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Mamas eye Ireland

But COVID restrictions may again keep group home

Hoping for the best, 14 Red Hot Mama dancers from the North Idaho and Spokane area are still planning to dance their way into the hearts of Ireland during the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Mikki Stevens, director of the dancing comedy group, said with COVID-19 travel restrictions, they’re hoping everything will still work out when their tour rolls around March 11 through 19th.

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Red Kettle bell ringers wanted

Ring a bell, raise money

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Kootenai County Republicans condemn Giddings censure

Members argue politicians used punishment for "political gain," donate $3,000 to lieutenant governor candidate

December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Raffle fundraiser for the arts

Tickets are available for the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance’s annual fundraiser, Go. Do. Experience raffle.

Woman pleads guilty to assaulting officers
December 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Woman pleads guilty to assaulting officers

A woman accused of dragging a Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputy with her car has pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges.

December 3, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 3 2021

Thursday, December 2

US defense chief slams China's drive for hypersonic weapons
December 2, 2021 2:35 p.m.

US defense chief slams China's drive for hypersonic weapons

Many in the region warn of a pattern of Chinese interference

Charging decision anticipated for Michigan shooter's parents
December 2, 2021 2:30 p.m.

Charging decision anticipated for Michigan shooter's parents

The semi-automatic gun was purchased legally by Crumbley’s father last week, according to investigators

Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900
December 2, 2021 2:25 p.m.

Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

An additional 200 bison among the park's more than 5,000 bison could be captured or hunted

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves
December 2, 2021 12:25 p.m.

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

Oregon has only about 170 wolves within its borders

Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices
December 2, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices

Record-breaking heat and wildfires in late June took a heavy toll on Christmas tree farms in Oregon and Washington

Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions
December 2, 2021 10:25 a.m.

Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions

Germany on Thursday imposed strict new limitations on the unvaccinated

Montana river level rising after gate on dam repaired
December 2, 2021 10:20 a.m.

Montana river level rising after gate on dam repaired

Hundreds had been rescued Tuesday

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: LaFountaine, Twoteeth back coaching, for the right reasons
December 2, 2021 1:30 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: LaFountaine, Twoteeth back coaching, for the right reasons

Both thought their coaching days were behind them. But administrators, in one case, and players in the other, thought enough of them to talk them back into coaching.

December 2, 2021 1:15 a.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: Wallace runs past Post Falls JV

Wallace girls win over Post Falls JV; Kellogg boys fall at Moscow

December 2, 2021 1:10 a.m.

Bowling scores: Dec. 2, 2021

Scores from area leagues

Woman sentenced for deadly crash
December 2, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Woman sentenced for deadly crash

A woman who caused a head-on crash that killed a man last year will spend up to a decade behind bars.

New mom loses job during pandemic
December 2, 2021 1:08 a.m.

New mom loses job during pandemic

Despite struggles, young family presses on

First time parents welcomed a baby girl during the pandemic, but the loss of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic has made life unstable.

December comes in like a lamb
December 2, 2021 1:07 a.m.

December comes in like a lamb

Warm winds lead to record high for Dec. 1 in CDA, but Cliff Harris says the cold is coming

December arrives with a whimper

Remember the grieving at holiday time
December 2, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Remember the grieving at holiday time

Lake City Church to host annual Ceremony of Remembrance

The joy of the holiday season can make it easy to forget that many people are struggling with grief. Lake City Church is holding its annual Ceremony of Remembrance, Saturday December 4, to provide comfort to those who have lost a loved one.

COVID-19 Watch
December 2, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 2, 2021 1:05 a.m.

NORTHWEST NOTES: Dec. 2, 2021

The Idaho High School Activities Association announced the adoption of 10 separate weight classes for girls wrestling, which has been sanctioned for the first time during the 2021-22 season in the state.

Joseph Donald Hawkins, 89
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Joseph Donald Hawkins, 89

Joseph Donald Hawkins, much-loved Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, passed away on November 18, 2021 at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

LPOIC announces unofficial derby results
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

LPOIC announces unofficial derby results

LPOIC's annual fall derby wrapped up Sunday

Counting eagles
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Counting eagles

108 recorded in most recent tally around Lake CDA

Eagles count

December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Open houses set on upland game, turkey and furbearer seasons

Fish and Game hosting meetings

Donna Rae Sweeney, 95
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Donna Rae Sweeney, 95

Donna Rae Sweeney, 95

Think outside the box
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Think outside the box

Students join the global cardboard challenge

Armed with tape, pipe cleaners, construction paper, glue, and plenty of cardboard, over 200 students and parents in the Lakeland Joint School District gathered for the 4th annual global cardboard challenge at Lakeland Middle School on Oct. 27. “I love seeing parents and kids play together, have fun, and create,” said Julie Anderson, Advanced Learning Program teacher at Athol Elementary.

December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Felon charged with battery

A man who allegedly battered his wife at her workplace is being held on $50,000 bail.

Child porn trial set for 2022
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Child porn trial set for 2022

A Spokane man accused of possessing child sexual abuse material is expected to stand trial early next year.

Kathryn (Kay) Hagadone Wellman, 84,
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Kathryn (Kay) Hagadone Wellman, 84,

Kathryn (Kay) Hagadone Wellman, 84, passed away at North Idaho Hospice on November, 23, 2021.

December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

MLP: Don’t misstate these sayings

As every word nerd well knows, among the many benefits of reading books is increasing knowledge of good grammar and proper spelling, enjoying it while carried along a sea of words.

Bull elk killed, left to waste near Heyburn State Park
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Bull elk killed, left to waste near Heyburn State Park

Fish and Game seeks help to find shooter

Fish and Game seeks help to find shooter of bull elk

December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

How to shop online safely

Tips can protect you and your private info.

Taking it all in stride
December 2, 2021 1 a.m.

Taking it all in stride

North Idaho mayors accept walking challenge

December 2, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 2 2021

Wednesday, December 1

December 1, 2021 3:45 p.m.

E. Idaho man arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol attack

Court documents include several images from videos that authorities say show Tew inside the U.S. Capitol

Shooting suspect arrested
December 1, 2021 3:33 p.m.

Shooting suspect arrested

Two men injured in what police describe as random shooting in Post Falls

Police arrested a man who allegedly shot two people Wednesday afternoon.

VIDEO: Tiger King cast coming to Spokane
December 1, 2021 2:17 p.m.

VIDEO: Tiger King cast coming to Spokane

Audience members will be able to hear untold stories that weren't covered in the documentary and interact with the cast in a 30-minute question and answer session.

Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 4, disrupts trains
December 1, 2021 11:35 a.m.

Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 4, disrupts trains

Unexploded bombs are still found frequently in Germany

Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting
December 1, 2021 11:30 a.m.

Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting

Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced Wednesday

December 1, 2021 11:25 a.m.

Third lawsuit filed against Idaho's redistricting commission

The redistricting commission redrew Idaho’s 35 legislative districts based on the 2020 census

Abortion debate epicenter: Mississippi clinic stays open
December 1, 2021 9:20 a.m.

Abortion debate epicenter: Mississippi clinic stays open

As patients arrived, some protesters tried to stop them to talk

Volcanic lava threatens church, more homes on La Palma
December 1, 2021 9:15 a.m.

Volcanic lava threatens church, more homes on La Palma

Molten rock from the Sept. 19 eruption on La Palma has consumed over 1,500 buildings

December 1, 2021 9:10 a.m.

3 mountain lion cubs euthanized in eastern Idaho

It's not clear what happened to the mother

Oregon governor calls for special session to protect renters
December 1, 2021 9:10 a.m.

Oregon governor calls for special session to protect renters

The state received nearly 51,000 complete applications for rental assistance

December 1, 2021 9:05 a.m.

Dozens of Oregon workers fired for not getting COVID shot

12.2% were exempt on religious or medical grounds

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Energetic opener ... Mitchell pours in 38 as Lake City begins quest for title
December 1, 2021 1:30 a.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Energetic opener ... Mitchell pours in 38 as Lake City begins quest for title

Kolton Mitchell, a junior guard and third-year starter, poured in 38 points, tying the school record set by Matt Dlouhy some two decades ago. Mitchell hit five 3-pointers and sank 13 of 14 from the free-throw line.

December 1, 2021 1:25 a.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Post Falls starts fast, downs Central Valley in opener

Senior guards Trinidie Nichols and Lexi Heath scored 15 points each for the Trojans, who jumped out to a 26-3 lead in the first five minutes, beating the Central Valley Bears 65-47 in the nonleague opener for both.

Youth Sports Dec. 1, 2021: Bowling, basketball and more
December 1, 2021 1:15 a.m.

Youth Sports Dec. 1, 2021: Bowling, basketball and more

Bowling, basketball ... and more

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Ray a risk worth taking for M's
December 1, 2021 1:10 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Ray a risk worth taking for M's

It’s a risk. There’s no other way to describe the Mariners’ splashing out $115 million over five years for the services of lefty Robbie Ray. Having said that, this is probably a risk worth taking.

Protesters target teen library patrons
December 1, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Protesters target teen library patrons

'Rainbow Squad' has been meeting for years, but new trustees muster opposition

Community Library Network addresses recent controversy over LGBTQ+ program

The $838,000 tax goof
December 1, 2021 1:08 a.m.

The $838,000 tax goof

Big mistake nets taxpayers unexpected present

Kootenai County Taxpayers will see lower tax bills in 2022 and 2023

Little: Idaho kicking butt
December 1, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Little: Idaho kicking butt

Gov. highlights state achievements, says it can do even better

Little speaks to biz group

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Single mom tries to regroup after homelessness
December 1, 2021 1:06 a.m.

CHRISTMAS FOR ALL Single mom tries to regroup after homelessness

single mom faces challenges after being homeless for nine months

Single mom of two struggling with diabetes is just starting to find stability following nine months of homelessness, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the sole provider on a limited income, there isn't money in the budget for the tires and vehicle alignment she needs to keep moving forwards.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sammie Wood, Post Falls High
December 1, 2021 1:05 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sammie Wood, Post Falls High

The Knudsten Chevrolet Athlete of the Week this week is Post Falls High senior Sammie Wood

COVID-19 Watch
December 1, 2021 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 Watch

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

REAGAN: Is there another out there?

Having been under the leadership of Ronald Reagan for nearly 20% of my life, as governor and as president, I yearn and pray for such a leader once again.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Is your gut causing you pain?
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Is your gut causing you pain?

Research shows that gut problems can trigger pain.

Antone Ornellas, 93
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Antone Ornellas, 93

Antone Ornellas (93) passed away on November 12th after having a short illness with pneumonia. Antone was born on June 13th, 1928 to Maria (Souza) Ornellas and Manuel D. Ornellas in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Embrace that changing palate
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Embrace that changing palate

We hear it all the time and it usually goes something like this, “I just had a bottle of my old favorite wine, and it just didn’t taste the same, or I never thought I was going to like this wine, but I just loved it.”

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

STREETS: A clean sweep

Our street department workers are not lazy and do have pride in their work as well as all city employees.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Malek takes one for the team

Former state rep puts personal political ambition aside for benefit of the state.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Medical thermography for thyroid
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Medical thermography for thyroid

According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid problem, with a greater percentage of women than men.

Fully holiday spectrum — ‘Spencer,’ ‘8-Bit Christmas,’ more
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Fully holiday spectrum — ‘Spencer,’ ‘8-Bit Christmas,’ more

Another holiday season, another 9,000 new Christmas movies.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

LEAVES: Pickup earns nice review

I would like to respond to a negative post I read recently, titled Leaves: Pickup gets poor review.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

DEMS: Seeing a different future

In response to Bob Ridout’s letter, “History: Paints dim forecast for Dems” on Nov. 21.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

CARTOON: Who is Brandon?

For readers who did not understand your cartoon printed Nov. 17 referencing “Let’s go Brandon,” they were not watching a NASCAR race Oct. 2 at Talladega or seeing it on the internet.

Eileen Fay Fleming
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Eileen Fay Fleming

Eileen Fay Fleming went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 17th 2021.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Winter blues — greens, reds and yellows too!
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Winter blues — greens, reds and yellows too!

We call them “Winter Blues” — feeling kind of low and down and out.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

PASTORS: Lead peace movement — please

How are we ever going to have a peaceful society in our country if everybody keeps yelling and degrading each other?

Op-Ed: Legislature commits political malpractice
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Legislature commits political malpractice

One of my west Ada County legislative colleagues spilled the beans.

It hath no fuzzy
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

It hath no fuzzy

Hell hath no (polite, mild-mannered) fury like a crafter scorned (or sort of inconvenienced).

Jonathan Ethan Moore, Sr. (Morecedes Brown)
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Jonathan Ethan Moore, Sr. (Morecedes Brown)

Jonathan Ethan Moore Sr., Morecedes Brown or “Mo” as many came to know him by, was born in Redding, California on January 15, 1971 to Bill and Dee Moore

Christine “Chris” Douglas, 67
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Christine “Chris” Douglas, 67

Christine (Chris) Douglas, 67, passed away peacefully in her home on November 25, 2021 surrounded by close family members after a courageous battle with cancer.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

No veteran left out in the cold

Veterans have many options for services in North Idaho

Veterans get help

David C. Dodson, 68
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

David C. Dodson, 68

The creator of the most spectacular blueback dip in the universe, David C. Dodson, passed away at home on September 22, 2021

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

PF man faces charges in fatal accident

Charges in fatal accident

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Life's not a hallmark movie, but it is wonderful

The view from Main Street this week takes a look at the Christmas spirit — kindness, generosity and the riches money can't buy.

Two decades of service
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Two decades of service

Vice president retires from NIC

From Dean of Health Professionals and Nursing to Vice President for Instruction to Acting President, Lita Burns has worn a lot of hats at North Idaho College. “I have really good memories of connecting with students to help them be successful,” Burns said. “The faculty and staff here are incredible people.” Now after 20 years of service, she decided it’s time to retire from the school she so loves.

Ellen M. Franz, 95
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Ellen M. Franz, 95

Ellen M. Franz, age 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

The stay-at-home dad: The family superpower draft
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

The stay-at-home dad: The family superpower draft

The typical Wilson Family Party features a few constants, mostly food related — Cheetos, salami and cheese and Ritz Crackers.

Michael David Hirsch, 81
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Michael David Hirsch, 81

Michael Hirsch passed away on November 14, 2021 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, surrounded by his wife, children, and extended family.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Free winter driving classes

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department and Les Schwab Tires are offering free winter driving classes Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department. Classes cover driving in snow/ice, avoiding crashes, staying safe in the event of a crash and what to do if stranded. The course is offered as a refresher, or for drivers not familiar with driving in slick conditions. ​ Each class is limited to 40 people. To register, email Officer Nick Knoll at winterdriving@cdaid.org or call 208-769-2319. You may also register online at https://www.cdaid.org/Forms/EmailForm/33.

Clifford Herman Claflin
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Clifford Herman Claflin

Clifford Herman Claflin was born June 24, 1933 to Ivan Claflin and Esther Claflin (Underdahl) in Slope County, North Dakota. He passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, surrounded by family members.

Accused stalker bound over on felony charges
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Accused stalker bound over on felony charges

The case of an accused stalker who was arrested after a five-hour standoff with police will move forward.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

County reopens Planning & Zoning Commission applications

Deadline to apply is Dec. 15

That’s a lot of toys
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

That’s a lot of toys

Local business collects 1,000-plus toys for kids in need

Every single toy counts. Just over 1000 toys were donated by community members through a Toys for Tots drive by a Post Falls off road shop on Nov. 20, filling stockings for kids throughout Kootenai County.

George Arthur Loos, 71
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

George Arthur Loos, 71

Known for his great love for life, infectious laugh and a special way of making a person feel valued, George Arthur Loos left an incredible impact on everyone around him.

Richard 'Dick' Livingston, 84
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Richard 'Dick' Livingston, 84

Richard (Dick) Livingston was born Feb. 25, 1937 in Niagara Falls, NY where he and his sister, Gretchen, were raised to adulthood.

December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Trial set for alleged child luring

A man accused of attempting to lure a child at Independence Point this summer is expected to stand trial in January.

Una Mignon Hamilton, 78,
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Una Mignon Hamilton, 78,

Una Mignon Hamilton, 78, passed away November 17, 2021 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Sarah Basso, 63
December 1, 2021 1 a.m.

Sarah Basso, 63

Sarah, Basso; 63 Sarah Louise “The Warrior” Basso was a month shy of her 64th birthday.

December 1, 2021 midnight

Legals for December, 1 2021