Kerri Thoreson

Grand Marshal choice absolute perfection

July 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another Fourth of July celebration in Coeur d’Alene is in the books. The Coeur d’Alene Chamber’s Hometown Heroes parade was again remarkable, in that even though the city has grown, it’s still such a small-town event. Sometimes we bemoan ho...

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Friends are best gift of all

June 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Clayton Bonsell turned 16 yesterday, a milestone birthday by anyone’s standards. My friend Dorene Russell tagged me in a post on Monday on the CDA Crazy Love Facebook page. She (and all of you) know how I love birthdays.The post was made by...

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Family, friends are Rocky’s lasting legacy

June 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

When Joseph “Rocky” Carneiro passed away this month at the age of 67 family and friends mourned the loss of one of the good guys. Rocky’s parents, Tony and Della, owned the now iconic Tony’s Supper Club on Lake Coeur d’Alene so he grew up i...

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Father’s love inspires local runners

June 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

When an invitation was extended for me to emcee an event on June 23, I was interested in details before accepting. What I discovered was a wonderful new nonprofit that I was unaware existed. Team Hoyt Coeur d’Alene is a 501(c)(3) organizati...

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Making new merry- go-round memories

June 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

On Friday at 11 a.m., when the ribbon is cut for the return of the carousel to Coeur d’Alene, it will be an incredible gift with credit due to those who persevered and believed it could happen. The Coeur d’Alene Carousel Foundation and the ...

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Dear Class of 2017: Words of wisdom

May 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

’Tis the season that high school graduations are taking place. Most of us will never have the opportunity to deliver commencement addresses so I asked friends what words of wisdom they would impart to the Class of 2017 and there were some g...

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Honor the fallen with our actions

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

As we head into the first three-day weekend of the upcoming summer season, it’s good to remember why Memorial Day is observed. In 1868, it was known as Decoration Day, a day to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Now it commemorates ...

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Historic school a treat to tour

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Twice a year, in May and September, the Pleasantview Community Association holds a public breakfast at the historic Pleasantview School to help fund restoration projects. The school, opened in 1910, is a registered historical site in Idaho ...

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Local luminaries display surprising talent

May 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s hard to recall when I’ve had as much fun and laugh-out-loud moments as was found on Saturday evening at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort for the second Dancing with the Celebrities. The sold-out show to benefit Coeur d’Alene Summer Thea...

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Father/daughter duet finds harmony

May 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

Brady Campbell is a professional photographer and father of five; Jaxson, Vance, Ellie, Lilah and Elyce. On Monday night he added acoustic guitarist / singer to his resume when he took to the open mic stage at Calypso’s Coffee House with hi...

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