Kerri Thoreson

End of summer staycation good for the soul

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Although according to the calendar the last day of summer isn’t for six more days, I’m thinking it’s history for this year. Last weekend we drove for 15 minutes to do our final pitching of the tent to sleep under the stars, just in time to ...

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Where there’s smoke there’s fire

September 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

Labor Day weekend of 2017 will be one for the record books. Not only did our soggy start to summer delay warm-weather activities, the end of summer has been defined by the choking smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning in the western stat...

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Football season fleeting for sophomore

August 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

Post Falls High School sophomore Eli Gondo spent 10 months waiting for football season to start; two summer months waking up at 6:30 a.m. to ride his bike from his Prairie Avenue home to football workouts; two weeks of two-a-days; and 10 se...

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Crib becomes treasured keepsake

August 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Earlier this year, Mindy Hatcher donated her now-grown daughters’ beautiful wood crib to Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation. The circa-1982 crib with rails is no longer considered a safe style of crib. Foundation director Liz Montgomery was i...

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Black Sheep come home to Pappy’s field

August 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

On Saturday afternoon, four U.S. Marine Corps harrier fighter jets and a C-130 transport plane arrived in Coeur d’Alene.Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214) is a U.S. Marine Corps fighter squadron consisting of AV-8B Harrier (V/STOL) jets. ...

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Lifetime pass a perk of aging

August 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

There are a lot of trade-offs for becoming "of a certain age." Gravity is no longer our friend and our parts have exceeded their warranty. But this week I came across a pretty sweet offer exclusively reserved for anyone age 62 or ...

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Lazy days of summer actually are quite busy

August 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

As far back as I can remember the first weekend of August with Art on the Green, Taste of Coeur d’Alene and the downtown Street Fair has signaled the homestretch of summer. Back-to-school shopping began in earnest at the sidewalk sales and ...

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Reunions: Celebration of enduring friendship

July 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

On Friday, Coeur d’Alene High School Class of 1970 will gather at Bardenay for its 47th high school reunion. Forty-seventh, you ask? For our 10th, 20th, 30th and 40th class reunions we did the traditional decade thing. At 45 years we decide...

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White water, white knuckles

July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

For the past several years my husband and I have taken annual mini-vacations doing something we’ve not done before. Last year we went whale watching in the San Juan Islands and the year before took a flight over Hoover Dam and the Grand Can...

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Sharing the love one bloom at a time

July 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Love, excitement and a touch of Hollywood were in the air in Coeur d’Alene this past week with the hush hush nuptials of Emmy-winning dancer, singer and actress Julianne Hough and NHL’s Brooks Laich on Saturday. While Julianne didn’t grow u...

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