A breath of fresh North Idaho air

Print Article

For a mental health tuneup, sometimes you just have to turn away from the political conflagration thatís consuming our nation.

All that ails the world? Acknowledge them. Then move on.

You could do that last Saturday quite easily, because our area is a hotbed of fun opportunities even when winter has us in its firm, frigid grasp. The Press front pages tell us that locals engaged in an essential oil rally in the morning, a chance to learn, experiment and maybe grow that doesnít come around very often, nor does it knock on many communitiesí doors. And even if you think essential oils are an overpriced, overpromising gimmick, few can refute this: The stuff smells fantastic.

Then, still floating on the heavenly oil scents, folks could have moseyed on over to The Resort Plaza Shops and dug into a mac and cheese festival. For a first-time event, the attraction was astonishing. Some 1,500 happy pasta patrons said ďCheese!Ē and feasted on a wide assortment of their faves. Thanks for that, Downtown Association. The extra belt notch was worth it.

Not to be upstaged, Mother Nature came through with one of her most spectacular tricks on Martin Luther King Day. Many a mac and cheese calorie was vaporized by Kootenai Countians bustling about through the sunny, warm, spring-like day. That the curtain was quickly pulled on Tuesday hardly mattered. Batteries had been recharged, smiles reinstalled and depression/despondency sweetly dispatched.

We can now return to our regular programming.

Print Article

Read More Editorial

Yep, old guys (and gals) really do rule

May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press The rocking chair and blankie are going to have to wait a while longer for Dennis Erickson. The Coeur díAlene resident and two-time national championship college football coach at Miami (1989 and 19...

Comments

Read More

Confidence is critical for Honor Flight

May 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press A beloved patriotic program needs a lift. And itís got to come from within. When this newspaper dug into a complaint alleging an Honor Flight recipient wasnít an honorably discharged military veter...

Comments

Read More

Crusty and Trusty will show you how to have fun and learn the law, too

May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Donít look now, but isnít that Crusty the Reporter and Trusty the City Clerk truckiní down Sherman Avenue? Together? Crusty and Trusty will be joined by a cast of characters, perhaps including you,...

Comments

Read More

Thereís a lot at stake on Tuesday

May 13, 2018 at 8:16 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Sorry, Mom. Your political kids have let you down. Motherís Day is as good a time as any to lament the lessons Mom tried to teach but didnít stick. You know, the personal assaults and below-the-be...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X