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Help us celebrate the community's best and brightest under 40
February 3, 2023 3:15 p.m.

Help us celebrate the community's best and brightest under 40

Nominations open now through Feb. 20

We all know young professionals who are making positive impacts in their communities and workplaces. Celebrate those high-producing, inspiring and dedicated individuals by nominating them in the North Idaho Business Journal’s inaugural 40 Under 40 awards recognition program.

In Mexico, worry that Maya Train will destroy jungle
February 3, 2023 11:10 a.m.

In Mexico, worry that Maya Train will destroy jungle

The Maya Train is intended to drive economic development to some of the country's poorest areas

Chinese balloon now over central US as Blinken cancels visit
February 3, 2023 11:10 a.m.

Chinese balloon now over central US as Blinken cancels visit

The balloon was detected earlier over sensitive military sites in Montana

US may lift protections for Yellowstone, Glacier grizzlies
February 3, 2023 11 a.m.

US may lift protections for Yellowstone, Glacier grizzlies

The states want protections lifted so they can regain management of grizzlies and offer hunts to the public

A surprising burst of US hiring in January: 517,000 jobs
February 3, 2023 11 a.m.

A surprising burst of US hiring in January: 517,000 jobs

Friday’s report added instead to the picture of a resilient U.S. labor market, with low unemployment, relatively few layoffs and many job openings

‘Playing with an edge’ — Kolton Mitchell, Lake City all-time leading scorer, hopes to lead the Timberwolves to their first state title
February 3, 2023 1:25 a.m.

‘Playing with an edge’ — Kolton Mitchell, Lake City all-time leading scorer, hopes to lead the Timberwolves to their first state title

“He does some things that you just hit ‘rewind' on film about 10 times and you go ‘Goodness sakes, how did he do that?’ Lake City boys basketball coach Jim Winger said. “We just kinda let him do his thing. My brother (Mike, who played at Coeur d’Alene High and then at Gonzaga in the late 1980s) was a very good point guard, and there’s been some great ones around here, but I think he’s as good as they get.”

North Idaho 14-day forecast
February 3, 2023 1:20 a.m.

North Idaho 14-day forecast

North Idaho 14-day forecast

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: The dirty side of sports journalism — believe it or not
February 3, 2023 1:20 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: The dirty side of sports journalism — believe it or not

Well, there are a couple of items that I just have to share with you — everything from a hilarious spring training exchange a few years back to, unfortunately … A truly grubby story that makes sports journalism look fairly awful.

February 3, 2023 1:15 a.m.

PREP ROUNDUP: Timberlake girls top Lakeland again

Area girls basketball teams wrap regular season, and results from Thursday's prep wrestling and boys basketball games.

Little: State to sue on grizzly delisting
February 3, 2023 1:09 a.m.

Little: State to sue on grizzly delisting

An estimated 40-50 grizzlies live in Idaho

Over 10 months ago, Idaho petitioned for delisting the “lower-48” grizzly bear because it does not qualify as a “species” under the Endangered Species Act

Former NIC trustees, lawyer seek to quash subpoenas
February 3, 2023 1:08 a.m.

Former NIC trustees, lawyer seek to quash subpoenas

North Idaho College’s former attorney and two former trustees have asked a court to quash subpoenas seeking documents, emails, public record requests and other digital records related to the hiring of NIC President Nick Swayne, calling the subpoenas “unreasonable and oppressive.” Attorney Art Macomber issued a flurry of subpoenas last month on behalf of NIC in a lawsuit filed by Swayne against the college. The lawsuit seeks Swayne’s reinstatement after trustees placed him on administrative leave for no disciplinary reason.

'We're going to have a great year'
February 3, 2023 1:07 a.m.

'We're going to have a great year'

Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty honors team at annual awards banquet

Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty honors agents

Cruise, blues and dancing shoes: Cd'A Blues Festival returns
February 3, 2023 1:06 a.m.

Cruise, blues and dancing shoes: Cd'A Blues Festival returns

Tickets now on sale for March 31-April 2

Here's some good news to lose your winter blues and jazz things up for a weekend: Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival tickets are now on sale.

‘Taxpayers are asking for relief’: Three property tax bills unveiled in Idaho Legislature
February 3, 2023 1:05 a.m.

‘Taxpayers are asking for relief’: Three property tax bills unveiled in Idaho Legislature

The Idaho Legislature’s House Revenue and Taxation Committee introduced a trio of new property tax bills on Thursday morning in an effort to address one of the top priorities facing Idahoans.

February 3, 2023 1:05 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

Television and radio highlights for upcoming weekend.

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

EDITORIAL: Going Greene: Darn right it's a sellout

Local GOP tarnishes Lincoln's good name.

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

SCHOOL ELECTION DATES: March, August elections should be eliminated

Representative Alfieri is spot on. Putting these special confiscatory levies under the scrutiny of the voting majority at the November general elections gives meaning to no taxation without representation.

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

INDOCTRINATION: Tax revenue should not pay for one group’s ideology

Public education attacks seem to be abundant. The NIC takeover and school vouchers permeate the news. Claims of far left indoctrination are prevalent.

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

LIBRARY BOOKS: Let parents be responsible for their own children

Let me throw an idea out here. Perhaps M. Cochran and H. Greenman could censor their own children’s books and allow the rest of us to censor our own views of literacy as well as what it means to live in a civilized society.

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

CONTROL: Take it back

Some organizations have surmised that we have too many uncontrolled people in this world. How to solve this problem?

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

SCHOOL ELECTIONS: Bill would restrict citizen involvement

Rep. Alfieri’s proposal to eliminate March and August school elections is a poor idea.

DeeAnn Crawford, 77
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

DeeAnn Crawford, 77

DeeAnn Crawford passed away comfortably in her home on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Ralph Reeder Rankin II, 64
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Ralph Reeder Rankin II, 64

Ralph Reeder Rankin, II was born January 25, 1958 in Lynwood, California to Ronald D. and Alice M. (George) Rankin.

Inez Rose Trujillo, 88
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Inez Rose Trujillo, 88

Inez Rose Trujillo passed away peacefully on February 1, 2023. Inez was born on May 5, 1934 in Gusher, Uintah, Utah to James Henry Trujillo and Eva Ardella Boren Trujillo.

Youth Symphony joins Cd'A Symphony for concert
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Youth Symphony joins Cd'A Symphony for concert

The North Idaho Youth Symphony, conducted by Michael Harrison, joined the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra for the annual Family Concert Jan. 28 at the Schuler Performing Arts Center.

'It all comes from the music'
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

'It all comes from the music'

Music Conservatory of Cd'A opens Youth Choir Program

The Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene savors music as a form of connection – from the past as far back as Bach to the children they teach today – so adding a youth choir program will build new musical roots in the community for a stronger connection to the past. “I think the timing of everything is so magical,” said Conservatory Director Julienne Dance. “When it’s right, it’s right.”

Art Spirit opens Figurative
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Art Spirit opens Figurative

Explore works covering the body

The Art Spirit Gallery February 2023 show has been announced, and the exhibit will be “Figurative.” Figurative art describes any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world and particularly to the human figure.

JazzNIC Festival concert Feb.7
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

JazzNIC Festival concert Feb.7

The annual JazzNIC Festival is back at North Idaho College. More than 200 middle school and high school students will participate in jazz clinics Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7 and 8 at NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene. The festival includes a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene. The event is free and open to the public.

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Hayden Cinema movie times

Hayden Cinema Feb. 3-9 Nights $8, matinees $6, Tuesdays $5, $2 surcharge 3D

NIC rolls up its sleeves
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

NIC rolls up its sleeves

Student nursing association hosts blood drive for the community

As a national blood shortage continues across the country, the North Idaho College community looked to do its part to help with a blood drive Monday, Jan. 30 in a mobile donation center at NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene.

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Sheriff's blotter

Day Shift handled the following notable calls: A juvenile was arrested for his active warrant, after he turned himself into JDC.

Local poet, artist to mark Black History Month at libraries
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Local poet, artist to mark Black History Month at libraries

Stephen Pitters, Robert Lloyd will give presentations throughout February

To celebrate Black history month, Stephen Pitters and Robert Lloyd will combine creative forces to share Black history-based stories, poetry, and a visual art presentation in libraries from the Community Library Network.

Today's Ghastly Groaner
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Today's Ghastly Groaner

Before they invented the crowbar, did crows drink at home?

OPINION: A disheartening preview of coming attractions at the Statehouse theater
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

OPINION: A disheartening preview of coming attractions at the Statehouse theater

Based upon a preview of the coming attractions that will play at the Idaho Statehouse this legislative session, it appears there will be an excess of needless drama, bombastic performances, senseless ad-libbing and failed plot lines. Only an audience of far-right political zealots will give the spectacle a thumbs-up rating.

OPINION: Dueling realities
February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

OPINION: Dueling realities

Now more than ever it seems that two otherwise reasonable people can look at the same set of facts and arrive at two diametrically opposed viewpoints. Both can absolutely believe that their version of reality is correct.

February 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Idaho prep boys basketball media poll Feb. 3, 2023

How the state's media voted this week.

February 3, 2023 midnight

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