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Be Careful What You Wish For, CdA…

With local elections looming the Kootenai County Republicans have vetted candidates and published endorsements. Before jumping on the bandwagon consider the fairly recent turn over at NIC Board of Trustees and its impact. If you have 20 minutes you can watch a recent board meeting here. It is reminiscent of an SNL skit attempting to

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Keeping an Eye on Covid Cases

Here are the best local resources to track local cases of Covid. CdA Schools:https://www.cdaschools.org/covid Panhandle Health District Dashboard: https://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/covid-19/dashboard/ Panhandle Updated numbers: https://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/covid-19/ Kootenai Health Inpatient Data: https://www.kh.org/covid-19/

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Kootenai Health Circles Wagons Around Scrutinized Doctor

In Kootenai Health’s published response in the Press Sunday, September 26th, the hospital claims the intent of Dr. Carroll’s meeting with Rotary and the corresponding article was “to provide everyone with as clear and up-to-date information as possible to help them make decisions about mitigations, such as vaccinations, masks, and updated social distancing.”  Unfortunately updated

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Multi-Story Condos Replacing Former US Bank on Sherman?

Sources claim multistory condos will be developed at the former US Bank building at 302 E Sherman adjacent to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Shops. One source indicates half of the condos are already spoken for even though a proposal has not gone through planning and zoning commission. The property is zoned DC, downtown core, and

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Coeur d’Alene Park and Rec Commission delays approving upgraded park

Coeur d’Alene Park and Rec Commission delays approving upgraded park due to lack of portapotty or other restrooms. Slated to get a $275,000 upgrade one of downtown CdA’s gems, Sherman Park Square could have gravel paths replaced by grass, concrete additional trees and a water feature. The park is proposed to be a centennial celebration

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CdA Mayor Steve Widmyer Personifies the American Dream

 Meet Steve Widmyer, CdA’s Mayor. A long time resident of Sander’s Beach neighborhood, businessman, accountant, real estate investor, developer, husband, father, and civil servant, Steve Widmyer has lived an interesting life–the quintessential American Dream. This is the first in a three part series on Steve. Here we highlight the mayor. The Mayor As mayor, Steve’s

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Free-Range Parenting

When I heard my dad wasn’t going to be here on Monday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day #Noschool), I immediately thought about all the video games we would play. But knowing my dad, I quickly thought about how he could make it just the opposite! He suggested that we try “going out” to Hudson’s by

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Sherman Avenue Protests

Rumors of riots and looting reached CdA. Protests were peaceful. Hundreds of citizens presented with tactical gear and weapons under the guise of protecting the city.

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Urban Renewal Agency

Urban Renewal Agency, City Leaders May Connect LaCrosse and Bellerive for Needed Ingress/Egress to Riverstone Over $90,000 in taxes were spent by ignitecda, the local urban renewal agency, on a traffic study near the Riverstone development. Additional street access into Riverstone is being contemplated. Early city schematics showed LaCrosse Ave extending into Bellerive Lane (see

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