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US Bank Demolition Begins

Demolition started to make way for CdA’s sixth highrise. Here you can see demolition of the former US Bank parking lot and drive-through.  For more detailed articles on the highrise condos check out our previous articles here and here.

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Boat Docks Sinking?

Two proposed boat docks at the mouth of the Spokane River, comprising part of the city’s comprehensive plan and Four Corner’s master plan, are on the chopping block. Bill Greenwood, Coeur d’Alene Parks director, presented the names of two businesses selected to build, maintain, and manage the docks while leasing riparian rights from the city.

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Boat Dock Vendors Selected

The Parks and Rec Commission approved the selection of KJ Watersports and Hayden Paddle Board and Jet Ski as recommended by the RFP selection committee. Impressively, bids of twenty and thirty thousand per year for five years were received, netting the city an extra $20,000 per year.  Concerned parties worry about safety and increased river

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Are People Losing Faith in CdA?

Nationally, religious disaffiliation slightly decreased since it’s peak in 2018. However, many reports and news articles describe the causes and impacts. A Northern Nazarene University professor in Nampa said, “Pro-Trump politics may clash with the values of younger members of the church,” and churchs’ and older members political stance on issues such as social justice

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Breaking News: NIC Board Resigns

In an unforeseen turn of events, three trustees of North Idaho College have resigned leaving Board Chair Todd Banducci the sole trustee. Kristee Would stated the the replacements Jerome Horwitz, Moses Horwitz, and Louis Feinberg AKA Harry, Moe, and Curly would provide lighter entertainment and work better as a team. The new trustees will have

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CdA Reallocates $1.3 Million to Panhandle Health

As committee members of General Services and Public Works Councilmembers McEvers, Gookin, and Miller voted to reallocate a $1.3 Million settlement to Panhandle Health. City clerk Renata Mcleod said city staff felt “undergunned” to properly manage these funds distributed annually at roughly $73,000 for the next 18 years.  The settlement comes after the Idaho Attorney

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52 New Boat Slips Approved on the Spokane River

*Correction and update 3/22/2022 11:32 am: Correction: Bill Greenwood let us know that the lease is $15,000 per dock bringing the per slip cost down to $576.93 per year for the two companies lucky enough to be selected. Update: As a reference Online listings from local boat rental companies indicate boats rent from $500-$1,000 per

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Unelected Consultant to Decide NIC President?

February 23, 2022 NIC Trustee Board Meeting NIC Trustees Christie Wood and Ken Howard voted to allow the deciding vote for NIC Presidential Search Committee to be cast by an unelected consultant. When the vote was split 2-2, the motion failed. Both Howard and Wood are serving terms set to expire this year. It is

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CdA to Get its 6th High-Rise

As we reported here, the former US Bank parking lot on 3rd and Front Street is one step closer to becoming an 18 story, 199 foot, high-rise building consisting of 60 condos and two commercial spaces. 120 parking stalls spread over five levels, including two underground, will support residents.  Located at 301 E Front “The

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“If You Give People Parks, You Will be Revered.”

After eight years in office as mayor the final city council meeting of 2021 was a joyous celebration of Steve Widmyer’s service. The love and appreciation was palpable. Tonight Mayor Widmyer hands over the gavel to Mayor-elect Jim Hammond. Attempts at scrutiny don’t lead far. Steve Widmyer would have easily won reelection had he ran.

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