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Fresh water is a precious resource for people in many parts of the world

January 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Not much snow has fallen across the Coeur d’Alene area over the last week. Since last Sunday, only 0.3 inches of the white stuff was measured at Cliff’s station. For the season, as of early Sunday, there has been a total of 48.6 inches of s...

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HISTORY CORNER: The Russian connection nearly 300 years ago

January 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

A month before he died, the Tsar of Russia commissioned Danish-born naval officer and cartographer Vitus Jonassen Bering, serving in the Russian Navy, to lead an expedition to explore the northeast coast of Asia and the West Coast of Americ...

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CHRIS CARLSON: Once to every person

January 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

There’s an old song the words of which should resonate with all Americans: “Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide in the struggle for truth and justice for the good or evil side…” It ends with a ringing call to “twist that...

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Genealogy resources abound in Cd’A area

January 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

I very much enjoyed the recent Coeur Voice article about family history and family stories, and I couldn’t agree more with the value of discovering our ancestors’ stories. However, I must disagree with the last paragraph. There is plenty of...

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Idaho’s a fine place to retire

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idaho made yet another top 10 list of best places to retire. Talk about stating the obvious; gorgeous scenery, affordable living, quality medical facilities, vibrant and friendly communities. All good, if we’re ready. According to the Feder...

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Bonus days are a blessing

January 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here’s a personal On This Date in History:On Jan. 17, 2008 I was emceeing the Post Falls Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet. During the evening, I felt a bit clammy and muddleheaded and a little short of breath but finished the event. I told B...

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Question is, who are you?

January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

What began as an everyday greeting at a workout Sunday soon resulted in one of those consciousness-raising moments. Ironic, really; Peak Fitness is where one normally focuses on the body, not the mind. Yet in a way, apropos. Because a very ...

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Weather extremes are off to a fast start for 2018

January 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our last big storm across the Coeur d’Alene area late last week created a slushy mess in many spots. At Cliff’s station, nearly 6 inches of snow fell from that system, bringing our seasonal total to 48.3 inches. The normal for an entire sea...

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HISTORY CORNER: Seattle rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1889

January 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was a miracle that nobody was killed in Seattle when a glue pot caught fire and quickly spread, burning up some 30 blocks of wooden buildings on 120 acres of the city’s downtown. A million rats that infested the waterfront also died in t...

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CHRIS CARLSON: Speaking up for the Quiet Man

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of Idaho’s most effective “behind-the-scenes” operators has been making the rounds at the Capitol building this week, introducing his successor to legislators and key folks in state government. Well-known in that small group of movers a...

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