Kerri Thoreson

Computer shopping adventure

January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

I’d like to think I have a sense of adventure but that hasn’t 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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Snow brings out the best in us

January 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s to all of the snow blower and thrower heroes in our neighborhoods who not only manage the snow in their own driveways and on their own sidewalks but around the neighborhood. It’s been a sometimes twice-daily need to clear the snow fr...

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Good friends, old friends remember

January 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

A decade ago, Carnie McArthur was in the prime of life enjoying his career with the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department when he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Now 65, his awareness of the life he once knew is fleeting and brief and h...

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Little moments bring joy at the holidays

December 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

Last week’s (Dec. 21) Main Street column continued a decade-long tradition of reprinting a story I’d written in 2005 after the first Christmas without my father. I debated whether to publish it again thinking that surely it had run its cour...

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Christmas Eve journey of giving

December 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Author’s note: This story first appeared in The Press on 12/21/05 when this “daddy’s girl” was newly grieving the loss of mine. Each of the thirteen Christmases I’ve celebrated since my father’s been gone, there’s always a little Christmas ...

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It takes a village to make Christmas magic

December 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s impossible not to be moved by the wonderful spirit of giving and generosity for a hundred local youngsters and their families during the annual Holidays and Heroes event. Often at the holidays we all get so busy and frazzled it’s easy ...

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Idaho’s Christmas tree graces the Capitol

December 07, 2016 at 5:00 am

In November, sisters Patricia and Marion Richardson, along with hundreds of onlookers, had a grand time when Idaho’s Capitol Christmas Tree stopped in Coeur d’Alene enroute to D.C. This past week the pair were visiting family in our nation’...

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Holiday travel not for timid

November 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

Traveling by air any time can be so stressful, and at the holidays it’s ratcheted up several notches. Last Friday I thought I could dodge this week’s Thanksgiving holiday travel chaos to fly Salt Lake City for a few hours to join my sister...

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Pickled herring inspires memories

November 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

Last week I accompanied my sister, Janna, on a shopping trip to Costco. In the interest of full disclosure, I may be one of the very few people who don’t have a Costco card or shop at the store. No particular reason except Bert and I are em...

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Veterans and voting, grateful for both

November 09, 2016 at 5:00 am

The opening narration of the PBS American Experience “The Battle of the Chosin” airing this month ... “In the last days of November 1950, twelve-thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few thousand Army soldiers, found thems...

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