Cri de Coeur

Cry from the Heart

Coeurllaborate Project Fizzles

After decades of strategic property acquisition along NW Blvd in hopes of building a hotel, Ron Ayers has listed the nearly four acres of prime real estate for sale. The project was continuously delayed after a request for local tax dollars came up short. An October 2016 ask of $1,255,000 resulted in a commitment of

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Gated Waterfront Coming to Riverstone’s Bellerive

Mahogany Lane: Eleven lots will include accessory dwelling units allowing income generation or in-law/caretaker suites. Previously owned by Spokane developer Lanzce Douglass, the development is being undertaken by local businessman and Bellerive resident Rob Bloem. The seemingly small project is a quite complex as it involves land swaps with the Bellerive Homeowners Association, Ignite CdA,

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Prime Downtown Land Becomes $15 Million Property

The Nest on Lakeside. Five townhomes will cover half of the lot of the former J.C. White house which was recently transported to the base of Tubbs Hill to serve as the new North Idaho Museum. Property owner, Mark Launder, subdivided and sold the northern half of the lots to Allen Measom who is developing

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Getting Out the Vote

The heart of a city is her people. Inside the heart of the people: their faith. Three CdA churches replaced a movie theater, a car dealership, and a hardware store. Their leaders sat down to discuss all things faith and Coeur d’Alene–including getting out the vote. Enjoy this first clip where they weigh in on

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92 lot subdivision coming to CdA

A 20 acre lot southwest of Interstate 90 will finally be developed. Developers who have ties to Monogram Homes and will be allowed to build up to eight units per acre have offered $500 per lot to the CdA school district in an attempt to mitigate the development’s impact on schools. Representatives did not indicate

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Leaf-Fest: a Misguided Venture?

As the city of Coeur d’Alene wraps up the annual “leaf-fest,” wherein street crews collect around 1,400 tons of leaves, some argue the task is unnecessary and even harmful to the environment. Check out Nathan’s report: People raking their leaves is in fact not helpful because it is bad for the environment, ends up destroying

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Coming Soon to CdA

Due to a 450% increase in CdA SWAT calls since 2014, the city council approved the purchase of a newly rebuilt armored vehicle similar to above for $183,000 discounted from a new model $380,000.  Year to date, the SWAT team has been called upon 18 times including one officer-involved shooting. Officers currently do not have

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Kootenai Health Pediatrician Validated, Well Sort of

Dr. Carroll was right–at least about one thing. The hospitalization rate for <18-year-old-kids positive for Covid jumped to nearly 2%. Since we questioned the Press’ coverage of Dr. Carroll’s Rotary presentation, an additional 934 juveniles confirmed or suspected positive for SARS-CoV2 resulted in 18 hospitalizations among the same demographic. No reports of deaths or PICU

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Votes Are In…. Are We Headed for a Recount?

Kootenai County has posted the unofficial election results to their website which redirects here.  The Coeur d’Alene races turned out mostly how we predicted (5/7) with the exception of the school board. The largest surprise was the turnout which nearly doubled from 2019 for the city of CdA residents with over 10,000 votes cast. Below

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Today is the day…

Today is the day we let less than 11% of voters or about 2,700 people determine who makes decisions in our schools*, cities, and other local governing bodies.* While that doesn’t sound like democracy, Kootenai county voting data reveal less than 20% of Coeur d’Alene registered voters cast a ballot in 2019. The lack of

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CdA School District 271 Endorsement

Zone 1: Vote Allie Anderton Third term hopeful Lisa May is the most experienced, best-spoken and, perhaps, most highly educated candidate for CdA school board. We are grateful for the time, effort, and sacrifice she has given in the service of our community. While this makes her an obvious choice, public opinion reveals her apparent

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Every Dollar Counts, Unless You Are Lisa May

Lisa May for CdA website offers no contact information to get in touch with the campaign or Lisa herself. That would be helpful for those of us who have never met nor corresponded with her. However, a donation option is available via paypal. In an attempt to reach out to Lisa we decided to make

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