Cri de Coeur

Cry from the Heart

Coffee Shop Replaces Pharmacy

Ironwood Drive Medicine Man Pharmacy becomes a coffee shop Travis White, who graduated from culinary school and has over 20 years in food service experience, moved to the CdA area from Seattle where he worked as the executive chef at Hotel Sorrento. The coffee shop will function as a drive-through until additional staff can be

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CdA Food Drive Starts Today

The CdA News offers a public service announcement: Empty shelves at the food pantry! Food drive going on now! Darrell Rickard, Community Action Food Bank director, says daily donations are collected from a variety of stores requiring two trucks. Community donations end up on these shelves prior to distribution. An increased need for assistance results

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Church Praises Candidates

In a move many voters find questionable, Candlelight Pastor Paul Van Noy invited three NIC Trustee candidates to the stage during Sunday worship services this week. He asked them to state why they were running, endorsed them, and urged his congregation to vote for them. Diana Sheridan stated, while holding back tears, “I’m running because

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Consoles: The Comparison

Gaming is something that many people do in lots of places. But what’s the best console? Which should you get? I’m here to answer these questions. We’ll be comparing three major consoles, the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. Specs: Let’s start with the PS5, which is $499.99. With 825 GB of storage

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NIC Trustee Candidate Forum Report

Editorial The chamber of commerce held an impromptu? NIC trustee candidate forum. Half of the candidates didn’t leave their basements, or, at least, didn’t show up. This may work in their favor.  Candidates focused on the dysfunctional board and placed blame solely on [Banducci and McKenzie] while forgoing tarnishing trustee emeritus Christie Wood. They were

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Mayor Hammond’s Balancing Act

Mayor Jim Hammond, strikingly portrayed in this Rubik’s Cube mosaic, has the constant pressure that comes with being the mayor of the great city of Coeur d’Alene. He is pressured by others but always has to make the decisions he deems to be correct. In any position of leadership there are hard decisions to be

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Parent Sounds Alarm on “Sources of Strength”

On Monday, October 3rd, the CdA School Board will vote on implementing the Sources of Strength program for grades K-5. The program is touted as “A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse.” Implementation

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Loss of Newspapers Contributes to Political Polarization

Repost from apnews.com January 30, 2019 NEW YORK (AP) — The steady loss of local newspapers and journalists across the country contributes to the nation’s political polarization, a new study has found. With fewer opportunities to find out about local politicians, citizens are more likely to turn to national sources like cable news and apply

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In Case You Missed It: Downtown Turnover

VR CdA closes shop and heads to Boise Virtual Reality CDA and Abi’s Ice Cream closed their downtown operations. Since VRCDA left the area four months ago the location remains vacant. Although apparently everyone loved Abi’s Ice Cream and you could even help make it, if lucky enough, new tenants are making a gutsy move

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Park Delay Drove Up Taxpayer Bill

Background: August 16, 2021, the Rotary Club presented their redesign of a small city park on Sherman Ave to the Park and Rec commission. Christie Wood, city council member up for re-election, initially denied approval because no bathroom was added by the benefactors who donated $275,000 to the project. Christie Wood wanted the group to

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CdA Paving Owner, Kaufman, Steamrolled by Neighbors

A 2+ acre property located at 2810 N. 17th Street is zoned R-12 and feasibly allows for 14-16 duplexes. However, the longtime resident and owner of CdA Paving, Todd Kaufman wanted to create a Planned Unit Development of 24 “twin homes” that would be geared toward owner-occupancy. After several hours of dissenting public comment, the

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Father De Smet

This picture is of a sculpture of Father De Smet, a Jesuit Priest. This was made by Mahonri Young, at the “This Is The Place Monument” in Utah. De Smet came to the northwest to set up missions. He has impacted our society because he spread Catholicism to Idaho/CdA which contributed to today’s Coeur d’Alene.

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