Kerri Thoreson

Surprising secret weapon in retirement

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Doug Eastwood, former parks director, retired from the city of Coeur díAlene in 2013 after a 35-year career. Heís not been letting any grass grow under his feet, though. An avid bowler for the past two decades, on Thursday evening at Sunset...

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Everyone deserves a life with no fear

March 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today Bert and I celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. Since thereís no silver, diamond or gold associated with marking 31 years Iím declaring it our Baskin Robbins anniversary. Through the years Iíve shared how Bert married me and my thr...

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Winter weather: We love and hate it

March 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. Those words arenít a paraphrasing of the Goldilocks porridge tale, itís one of our favorite pastimes here in North Idaho.Weíre fortunate to have four very distinct seasons, unlike my husbandís homeland o...

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Mr. Templin was Mr. Hospitality

March 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another monumental loss in our community with word on Tuesday of the passing of Bob Templin. Mr. Hospitality was far more a description of the good heart of Bob than of his long career in the hospitality industry. In the decades I knew Bob ...

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Anchors aweigh, happy voyage home

February 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Through the years Iíve told many stories in this column about my dear friend Jim Shepperd. He was a hometown Coeur díAlene boy who described himself as an ďeast ender,Ē the reference to growing up between 10th and 11 streets on Sherman Aven...

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The future of figure skating on display

February 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of serving as a faux judge for the Lake City Figure Skating Funtastic Exhibition. My friend Amy Pollard Bartoo grew up in a beautiful old house on Fernan Lake, and ever since she was a little girl she lov...

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Routine day turns tragic for teens

February 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

A routine Tuesday morning ó on deadline for Main Street so I make the big trip down the hall to my home office to write. My husband left for work in Rathdrum at 5:30 a.m. and at 6 a.m. I check emails and respond as needed while I listen to ...

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Joie de vivre is real for survivor

February 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

This past Saturday marked the 10-year anniversary of a tragic snowboarding accident for then-14-year-old Jake Pereira at Schweitzer Mountain. He broke both legs, fractured his neck and back and sustained a severe concussion and serious nerv...

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Cold and flu are equal menaces

January 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Youíre definitely not alone.Between the flu and a mega cold making the rounds since before the holidays, it would be a much shorter list to name people I know who arenít feeling puny. The hospital a...

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Computer shopping adventure

January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Iíd like to think I have a sense of adventure but that hasnít translated into buying a new computer.My workhorse Dell desktop would be in middle school if it were a child and I live in fear of the blue screen of death appearing like the Fou...

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